Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 241 309
Rank change year-on-year +85 +68 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 200 122 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.89% 1.05% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.08% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 82 94 49
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,125 £35,000
90th Percentile £69,750 £76,250 £82,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +8.00%

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 10,250 11,302 12,762
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 97.10% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 7,806 9,307 10,638
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,963 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +87 142 £57,500 -11.54% 7
Cambridgeshire +29 49 £45,625 +1.39% 7
Suffolk 0 4 £33,000 +6.45% 2
Bedfordshire -13 4 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Norfolk +8 1 £37,500 -16.67%
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 102 (51.00%) SIEM
2 83 (41.50%) Cybersecurity
3 75 (37.50%) Security Operations
4 72 (36.00%) Information Security
5 70 (35.00%) Firewall
6 67 (33.50%) Security Architecture
7 65 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 60 (30.00%) SSCP
9 58 (29.00%) CISSP
10 55 (27.50%) Windows
11 54 (27.00%) TCP/IP
12 53 (26.50%) Microsoft
13 49 (24.50%) CompTIA Security+
14 48 (24.00%) Linux
14 48 (24.00%) GIAC
14 48 (24.00%) Retail
15 46 (23.00%) Identity Access Management
16 45 (22.50%) Security Operations Centre
16 45 (22.50%) Performance Monitoring
16 45 (22.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
17 44 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 43 (21.50%) SANS
18 43 (21.50%) Cisco
19 42 (21.00%) Vulnerability Management
20 41 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
20 41 (20.50%) CISM
21 40 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
22 39 (19.50%) Network Security
23 37 (18.50%) CSSLP
23 37 (18.50%) Python

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:

Cloud Services
1 21 (10.50%) Office 365
2 20 (10.00%) Mimecast
3 16 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.50%) GitHub
5 6 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.50%) Akamai
7 1 (0.50%) IaaS
7 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (35.00%) Firewall
2 54 (27.00%) TCP/IP
3 39 (19.50%) Network Security
4 26 (13.00%) HTTP
4 26 (13.00%) VPN
5 23 (11.50%) DNS
6 20 (10.00%) DKIM
6 20 (10.00%) DMARC
7 19 (9.50%) WAN
8 16 (8.00%) LAN
9 15 (7.50%) SSL
10 13 (6.50%) DHCP
10 13 (6.50%) OSPF
11 12 (6.00%) MPLS
12 11 (5.50%) ICMP
12 11 (5.50%) SNMP
13 10 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (4.50%) BGP
14 9 (4.50%) Wireshark
15 8 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (8.50%) Metasploit
2 11 (5.50%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.50%) JIRA
General
1 48 (24.00%) Retail
2 7 (3.50%) Finance
3 6 (3.00%) Advertising
4 5 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.50%) Web Services
2 3 (1.50%) HTML
3 2 (1.00%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) Django
4 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Spring
4 1 (0.50%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 32 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (10.00%) PKI
5 17 (8.50%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (5.00%) Java Card
7 9 (4.50%) Algorithms
7 9 (4.50%) Data Centre
8 8 (4.00%) Computer Science
9 7 (3.50%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (2.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (2.50%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (2.50%) NHS
10 5 (2.50%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.00%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 55 (27.50%) Windows
2 48 (24.00%) Linux
3 28 (14.00%) Unix
4 17 (8.50%) Kali Linux
5 16 (8.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (5.50%) Mac OS X
7 7 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (51.00%) SIEM
2 83 (41.50%) Cybersecurity
3 75 (37.50%) Security Operations
4 72 (36.00%) Information Security
5 67 (33.50%) Security Architecture
6 65 (32.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 46 (23.00%) Identity Access Management
8 45 (22.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 45 (22.50%) Performance Monitoring
9 44 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 42 (21.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 41 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (16.50%) DevOps
13 32 (16.00%) Data Loss Prevention
14 31 (15.50%) Use Case
14 31 (15.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 28 (14.00%) Due Diligence
16 26 (13.00%) Threat Modelling
17 24 (12.00%) Technical Analysis
18 23 (11.50%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.50%) Python
2 25 (12.50%) Perl
3 22 (11.00%) Java
4 13 (6.50%) Go
4 13 (6.50%) PHP
4 13 (6.50%) Ruby
5 11 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.50%) VBA
6 9 (4.50%) C
7 1 (0.50%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (30.00%) SSCP
2 58 (29.00%) CISSP
3 49 (24.50%) CompTIA Security+
4 48 (24.00%) GIAC
5 43 (21.50%) SANS
6 41 (20.50%) CISM
7 40 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (18.50%) CSSLP
9 35 (17.50%) CISA
10 34 (17.00%) CCNA
11 26 (13.00%) CEH
12 24 (12.00%) Degree
13 21 (10.50%) CCNP
14 20 (10.00%) GCIA
15 14 (7.00%) GSEC
16 11 (5.50%) GCIH
17 10 (5.00%) GCFA
17 10 (5.00%) GCFE
18 9 (4.50%) PhD
19 8 (4.00%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.00%) SLA
2 7 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.50%) ProxySG
3 5 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (8.50%) Nessus
1 17 (8.50%) Nmap
2 10 (5.00%) EnCase
2 10 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (4.50%) QRadar
4 8 (4.00%) Cacti
4 8 (4.00%) Nagios
5 7 (3.50%) CASB
5 7 (3.50%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (2.50%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.50%) CSIRT
6 5 (2.50%) RSA Security Analytics
6 5 (2.50%) SCCM
6 5 (2.50%) WSUS
7 4 (2.00%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.50%) Terraform
8 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (26.50%) Microsoft
2 43 (21.50%) Cisco
3 29 (14.50%) CheckPoint
4 27 (13.50%) Sophos
4 27 (13.50%) Symantec
5 20 (10.00%) Forcepoint
5 20 (10.00%) Juniper
5 20 (10.00%) Splunk
5 20 (10.00%) VMware
6 17 (8.50%) Netsparker
6 17 (8.50%) Qualys
7 16 (8.00%) Palo Alto
8 14 (7.00%) F5
9 12 (6.00%) Blue Coat
10 10 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.00%) Meraki
12 5 (2.50%) Kaspersky
12 5 (2.50%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.00%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.50%) Citrix