Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 229 296
Rank change year-on-year +71 +67 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 194 126 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.95% 1.05% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.08% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 76 78 46
East of England median annual salary £42,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.64% +10.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £26,500 £36,875 £35,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £76,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 9,681 11,659 12,506
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.09% 96.82% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7,339 9,546 10,350
East of England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,975
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the East of England.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +56 123 £32,000 -50.77% 15
Cambridgeshire +42 46 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Bedfordshire +6 19 £50,000 +37.93% 8
Suffolk -5 4 £33,000 -32.31% 1
Essex +7 1 £75,000 +114.29% 11
Norfolk - 1 £37,500 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 96 (49.48%) SIEM
2 87 (44.85%) Cybersecurity
3 85 (43.81%) Firewall
4 75 (38.66%) Security Operations
5 71 (36.60%) Information Security
6 64 (32.99%) Security Architecture
7 62 (31.96%) Continuous Improvement
8 60 (30.93%) Microsoft
8 60 (30.93%) SSCP
9 57 (29.38%) TCP/IP
10 53 (27.32%) Cisco
11 50 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
12 48 (24.74%) Windows
13 47 (24.23%) CISSP
13 47 (24.23%) Network Security
13 47 (24.23%) Identity Access Management
14 46 (23.71%) Security Operations Centre
14 46 (23.71%) Performance Monitoring
14 46 (23.71%) Application Performance Monitoring
14 46 (23.71%) Linux
14 46 (23.71%) Retail
15 44 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (22.16%) CompTIA Security+
17 42 (21.65%) GIAC
18 41 (21.13%) Python
18 41 (21.13%) CCNA
18 41 (21.13%) SANS
19 40 (20.62%) CheckPoint
19 40 (20.62%) Vulnerability Management
20 39 (20.10%) DevOps

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (9.28%) Office 365
2 17 (8.76%) GitHub
3 15 (7.73%) Mimecast
4 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.06%) SaaS
7 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (43.81%) Firewall
2 57 (29.38%) TCP/IP
3 47 (24.23%) Network Security
4 31 (15.98%) WAN
5 28 (14.43%) DNS
5 28 (14.43%) HTTP
5 28 (14.43%) LAN
5 28 (14.43%) VPN
6 20 (10.31%) DHCP
7 17 (8.76%) ICMP
7 17 (8.76%) SNMP
8 15 (7.73%) DKIM
8 15 (7.73%) DMARC
9 14 (7.22%) OSPF
10 13 (6.70%) Wireshark
11 12 (6.19%) SSL
12 10 (5.15%) MPLS
13 9 (4.64%) BGP
13 9 (4.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (4.12%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (8.76%) Jenkins
1 17 (8.76%) JIRA
2 12 (6.19%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (23.71%) Retail
2 8 (4.12%) Finance
3 6 (3.09%) Advertising
4 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.03%) Web Services
2 1 (0.52%) Django
2 1 (0.52%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.52%) Spring
2 1 (0.52%) Spring MVC
2 1 (0.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.71%) Security Operations Centre
2 31 (15.98%) Management Information System
3 30 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (11.86%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (7.73%) PKI
6 8 (4.12%) Java Card
7 7 (3.61%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.09%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (2.58%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.58%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (2.58%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.74%) Windows
2 46 (23.71%) Linux
3 24 (12.37%) Unix
4 17 (8.76%) Mac OS X
5 15 (7.73%) Windows Server
6 12 (6.19%) Kali Linux
7 6 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (49.48%) SIEM
2 87 (44.85%) Cybersecurity
3 75 (38.66%) Security Operations
4 71 (36.60%) Information Security
5 64 (32.99%) Security Architecture
6 62 (31.96%) Continuous Improvement
7 47 (24.23%) Identity Access Management
8 46 (23.71%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 46 (23.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 44 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (20.62%) Vulnerability Management
11 39 (20.10%) DevOps
12 37 (19.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 30 (15.46%) Use Case
14 29 (14.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 28 (14.43%) Due Diligence
16 27 (13.92%) Technical Analysis
17 24 (12.37%) Data Loss Prevention
17 24 (12.37%) Penetration Testing
18 21 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (21.13%) Python
2 26 (13.40%) Java
3 23 (11.86%) Perl
4 12 (6.19%) Go
4 12 (6.19%) PHP
4 12 (6.19%) Ruby
5 10 (5.15%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.15%) VBA
6 9 (4.64%) C
7 1 (0.52%) C++
7 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (30.93%) SSCP
2 50 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (24.23%) CISSP
4 43 (22.16%) CompTIA Security+
5 42 (21.65%) GIAC
6 41 (21.13%) CCNA
6 41 (21.13%) SANS
7 36 (18.56%) CISM
8 33 (17.01%) CSSLP
9 30 (15.46%) CISA
10 27 (13.92%) Degree
11 26 (13.40%) CCNP
12 25 (12.89%) GCIA
13 20 (10.31%) CEH
14 17 (8.76%) GCIH
14 17 (8.76%) GSEC
15 15 (7.73%) CCSA
16 8 (4.12%) CREST Certified
17 7 (3.61%) GCFA
17 7 (3.61%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.61%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.58%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (6.19%) Nessus
1 12 (6.19%) Nmap
2 8 (4.12%) Cacti
2 8 (4.12%) Nagios
2 8 (4.12%) QRadar
3 7 (3.61%) CASB
3 7 (3.61%) EnCase
3 7 (3.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.58%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.58%) RSA Security Analytics
4 5 (2.58%) Stealthwatch
5 4 (2.06%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.03%) SCCM
6 2 (1.03%) WSUS
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.52%) Terraform
7 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (30.93%) Microsoft
2 53 (27.32%) Cisco
3 40 (20.62%) CheckPoint
4 24 (12.37%) Symantec
5 22 (11.34%) Splunk
6 21 (10.82%) Sophos
7 19 (9.79%) VMware
8 17 (8.76%) Juniper
9 15 (7.73%) Forcepoint
10 13 (6.70%) Palo Alto
11 12 (6.19%) Netsparker
11 12 (6.19%) Qualys
12 11 (5.67%) F5
13 9 (4.64%) Blue Coat
14 8 (4.12%) Fortinet
15 6 (3.09%) Meraki
16 5 (2.58%) Red Hat
16 5 (2.58%) SolarWinds
17 2 (1.03%) Kaspersky
18 1 (0.52%) Aruba