Period
to 18 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 141 161
Rank change year-on-year -30 +20 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 38 56 119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.85% 1.47% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.54% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 24 35 78
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,500 £31,425
25th Percentile £46,250 £35,125 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £51,000 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -0.49% -10.87%
75th Percentile £68,750 £55,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%

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 4,103 3,631 7,297
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.24% 95.35% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,373 2,790 5,730
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,802
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

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 June 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire 0 28 £60,000 -7.69% 8
Bedfordshire -11 8 £32,500 -36.27% 4
Hertfordshire -3 1 £53,500 -17.69% 4
Essex -14 1 £77,500 +115.28% 3
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2021, 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 29 (76.32%) Firewall
2 22 (57.89%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (50.00%) Cisco
4 18 (47.37%) LAN
4 18 (47.37%) WAN
5 16 (42.11%) Linux
5 16 (42.11%) Network Security
6 14 (36.84%) Information Security
6 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
7 13 (34.21%) Security Operations
8 10 (26.32%) Cisco Firepower
8 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (23.68%) Degree
10 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 8 (21.05%) IPsec
10 8 (21.05%) Migration
10 8 (21.05%) VPN
10 8 (21.05%) DNA
10 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 8 (21.05%) CCNA
10 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (21.05%) Presales
10 8 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (21.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (21.05%) CASB
10 8 (21.05%) SD-WAN
10 8 (21.05%) Data Loss Prevention
11 7 (18.42%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (18.42%) Social Skills

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 6 (15.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.63%) AWS
1 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.63%) Azure
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft 365
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (76.32%) Firewall
2 18 (47.37%) LAN
2 18 (47.37%) WAN
3 16 (42.11%) Network Security
4 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (26.32%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (21.05%) IPsec
5 8 (21.05%) SD-WAN
5 8 (21.05%) VPN
6 5 (13.16%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 7 (18.42%) Social Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Games
3 3 (7.89%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Robotics
4 1 (2.63%) CCTV
4 1 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (36.84%) Information Security
3 13 (34.21%) Security Operations
4 8 (21.05%) Data Loss Prevention
4 8 (21.05%) DNA
4 8 (21.05%) Migration
4 8 (21.05%) Presales
4 8 (21.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
5 7 (18.42%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (15.79%) SIEM
6 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (13.16%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.16%) DevOps
7 5 (13.16%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (13.16%) Machine Learning
7 5 (13.16%) Mathematics
7 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 8 (21.05%) CCNA
2 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) CCSA
3 6 (15.79%) Check Point Certification
3 6 (15.79%) CISSP
4 4 (10.53%) CEH
5 3 (7.89%) GPEN
5 3 (7.89%) OSCP
6 2 (5.26%) CCNP
6 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.63%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.63%) GCIA
7 1 (2.63%) GCIH
7 1 (2.63%) GSEC
7 1 (2.63%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.63%) ISSEP
7 1 (2.63%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (7.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.89%) NIST
1 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) CASB
2 7 (18.42%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.16%) Rapid7