Period
to 19 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 240 287
Rank change year-on-year +60 +47 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 113 135 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.41% 1.08% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.11% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 70 91 46
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,838 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £63,125
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 7,729 12,142 11,830
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.97% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5,945 9,493 9,601
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £26,191
90th Percentile £71,580 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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 +4 51 £60,000 - 26
Cambridgeshire +62 29 £50,000 +33.33% 12
Bedfordshire +18 29 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Suffolk - 3 £29,000 - 1
Norfolk - 1 £29,750 - 1
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 59 (52.21%) Firewall
2 55 (48.67%) Cybersecurity
3 48 (42.48%) Cisco
4 44 (38.94%) SIEM
5 43 (38.05%) Information Security
6 40 (35.40%) Network Security
7 35 (30.97%) Degree
8 32 (28.32%) Linux
9 31 (27.43%) CheckPoint
10 30 (26.55%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (26.55%) Windows
11 28 (24.78%) Retail
11 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
13 26 (23.01%) Penetration Testing
14 24 (21.24%) Java
14 24 (21.24%) CCNP
15 23 (20.35%) Security Operations
16 22 (19.47%) DevOps
17 21 (18.58%) SaaS
17 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
17 21 (18.58%) Python
17 21 (18.58%) Cyberthreat
18 20 (17.70%) Kalman Filter
19 19 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (16.81%) CISSP
20 18 (15.93%) CCSA
20 18 (15.93%) Mentoring
20 18 (15.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 18 (15.93%) Computer Science Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.77%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (18.58%) SaaS
3 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (7.08%) GitHub
5 6 (5.31%) IaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Akamai
6 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (52.21%) Firewall
2 40 (35.40%) Network Security
3 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
4 15 (13.27%) LAN
4 15 (13.27%) WAN
5 14 (12.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (11.50%) Wireshark
7 12 (10.62%) DNS
8 10 (8.85%) DHCP
8 10 (8.85%) Internet
9 9 (7.96%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (7.96%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (7.96%) HTTP
9 9 (7.96%) SNMP
10 8 (7.08%) ICMP
11 7 (6.19%) VPN
12 6 (5.31%) OSPF
13 5 (4.42%) BGP
13 5 (4.42%) SSL
13 5 (4.42%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.08%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.88%) Cobertura
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) Gradle
3 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
General
1 28 (24.78%) Retail
2 4 (3.54%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Legal
3 1 (0.88%) Electronics
3 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) LAMP
1 2 (1.77%) Middleware
2 1 (0.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.88%) boto
2 1 (0.88%) HTML
2 1 (0.88%) OAuth
2 1 (0.88%) OpenID
2 1 (0.88%) SAML
2 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Cyberthreat
2 19 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (13.27%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (10.62%) e-Learning
4 12 (10.62%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (5.31%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.31%) Private Cloud
6 5 (4.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 5 (4.42%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.32%) Linux
2 30 (26.55%) Windows
3 7 (6.19%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.65%) Unix
6 1 (0.88%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (48.67%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (38.94%) SIEM
3 43 (38.05%) Information Security
4 26 (23.01%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (20.35%) Security Operations
6 22 (19.47%) DevOps
7 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
8 20 (17.70%) Kalman Filter
9 18 (15.93%) Mentoring
10 17 (15.04%) ITIL
11 14 (12.39%) Data Loss Prevention
12 12 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (10.62%) Secure Coding
12 12 (10.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 11 (9.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 11 (9.73%) Threat Intelligence
14 10 (8.85%) Network Management
15 9 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (7.96%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.24%) Java
2 21 (18.58%) Python
3 8 (7.08%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.19%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.31%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.54%) Go
7 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.65%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) Lua
8 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (30.97%) Degree
2 30 (26.55%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (21.24%) CCNP
4 19 (16.81%) CISSP
5 18 (15.93%) CCSA
5 18 (15.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (12.39%) SSCP
7 12 (10.62%) CCNA
8 11 (9.73%) CEH
9 8 (7.08%) CCDP
9 8 (7.08%) GCIA
9 8 (7.08%) GCIH
9 8 (7.08%) GSEC
10 7 (6.19%) CCSE
10 7 (6.19%) RHCE
11 6 (5.31%) SANS
12 5 (4.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (4.42%) ISSAP
12 5 (4.42%) ISSEP
12 5 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (9.73%) COBIT
3 9 (7.96%) PCI DSS
4 7 (6.19%) SLA
5 5 (4.42%) GDPR
5 5 (4.42%) HIPAA
System Software
1 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.65%) vSphere
4 2 (1.77%) iptables
4 2 (1.77%) NFS
4 2 (1.77%) Postfix
4 2 (1.77%) Samba
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) RSA Security Analytics
2 4 (3.54%) Puppet
3 3 (2.65%) Nessus
3 3 (2.65%) Nmap
4 2 (1.77%) Munin
4 2 (1.77%) Nagios
4 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.77%) SCCM
4 2 (1.77%) WSUS
5 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.88%) Mesos
5 1 (0.88%) Rancher
5 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.88%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.88%) Sysdig
5 1 (0.88%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (42.48%) Cisco
2 31 (27.43%) CheckPoint
3 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.04%) VMware
5 13 (11.50%) Splunk
6 12 (10.62%) Qualys
7 11 (9.73%) Veracode
8 8 (7.08%) Palo Alto
9 7 (6.19%) Juniper
9 7 (6.19%) Red Hat
9 7 (6.19%) Symantec
10 6 (5.31%) F5
10 6 (5.31%) NetApp
11 5 (4.42%) ServiceNow
12 4 (3.54%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.54%) Google
13 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.77%) Citrix
14 2 (1.77%) Clearswift
14 2 (1.77%) Riverbed