The median annual salary for a IT Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

IT Security Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 792 856 876
Rank change year-on-year +64 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 67 79 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.081% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.084% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 61 71 51
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year -5.26% +22.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 77326 94599 97418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.30% 96.46% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 64770 80048 80399
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured IT Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Engineer in England

IT Security Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for IT Security Engineer in England

IT Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Engineer in England

IT Security Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +62 32 £43,750 -17.45% 4
South East +57 25 £55,000 +15.78% 3
West Midlands +31 4 £41,250 +6.45%
East of England +36 3 £50,000 -20.00%
North West -13 3 £36,500 -8.75%
IT Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring IT Security Engineer in the job title.

1 74 (59.20%) Firewall
2 53 (42.40%) Windows
3 51 (40.80%) Network Security
4 49 (39.20%) CISSP
5 44 (35.20%) Active Directory
6 38 (30.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (24.80%) SQL Server
8 28 (22.40%) SIEM
9 27 (21.60%) Vulnerability Management
9 27 (21.60%) Security Operations
10 26 (20.80%) Cisco
10 26 (20.80%) Microsoft
11 25 (20.00%) Intel Security
12 24 (19.20%) Symantec
12 24 (19.20%) CheckPoint
12 24 (19.20%) Linux
13 22 (17.60%) Information Security
14 21 (16.80%) Norton AntiVirus
14 21 (16.80%) Cybersecurity
15 20 (16.00%) Presales
16 19 (15.20%) Windows Server
16 19 (15.20%) Palo Alto
16 19 (15.20%) PCI DSS
16 19 (15.20%) TCP/IP
17 18 (14.40%) Finance
18 17 (13.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
19 16 (12.80%) CISM
19 16 (12.80%) ITIL
20 15 (12.00%) LogRhythm
20 15 (12.00%) F5

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) Apache
4 1 (0.80%) IIS
4 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) Mimecast
2 3 (2.40%) Office 365
3 2 (1.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 74 (59.20%) Firewall
2 51 (40.80%) Network Security
3 19 (15.20%) TCP/IP
4 14 (11.20%) VPN
5 10 (8.00%) LAN
6 8 (6.40%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (6.40%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (6.40%) SSL
6 8 (6.40%) WAN
6 8 (6.40%) Wireless
7 6 (4.80%) Cisco Wireless
8 5 (4.00%) Wireshark
9 4 (3.20%) WebEx
10 3 (2.40%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (1.60%) HTTP
11 2 (1.60%) Internet
11 2 (1.60%) IPv4
11 2 (1.60%) Wireless Security
12 1 (0.80%) IPv6
12 1 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.80%) InfluxDB
3 4 (3.20%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.40%) Big Data
4 3 (2.40%) Cognos Impromptu
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Burp Suite
1 2 (1.60%) Fiddler
General
1 18 (14.40%) Finance
2 9 (7.20%) Games
3 4 (3.20%) German Language
4 3 (2.40%) French Language
4 3 (2.40%) Marketing
4 3 (2.40%) Military
5 1 (0.80%) Electronics
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) Web Services
2 4 (3.20%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.60%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.20%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.40%) Cybercrime
5 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.40%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.60%) PKI
6 2 (1.60%) Social Media
7 1 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 53 (42.40%) Windows
2 24 (19.20%) Linux
3 19 (15.20%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.60%) CentOS
5 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.20%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.40%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.40%) SIEM
2 27 (21.60%) Security Operations
2 27 (21.60%) Vulnerability Management
3 22 (17.60%) Information Security
4 21 (16.80%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (16.00%) Presales
6 16 (12.80%) ITIL
7 11 (8.80%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (8.80%) Security Architecture
8 10 (8.00%) Analytics
8 10 (8.00%) Data Loss Prevention
9 9 (7.20%) Attack Monitoring
9 9 (7.20%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.40%) Project Management
10 8 (6.40%) Security Management
10 8 (6.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (5.60%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (5.60%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.20%) SQL
2 5 (4.00%) Java
3 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.40%) Perl
4 3 (2.40%) Python
5 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.60%) C
5 2 (1.60%) C#
5 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.60%) PHP
5 2 (1.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (39.20%) CISSP
2 16 (12.80%) CISM
3 12 (9.60%) CISA
4 11 (8.80%) Degree
5 10 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (8.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 10 (8.00%) Security+ Certification
5 10 (8.00%) SSCP
6 5 (4.00%) CISMP
7 4 (3.20%) MCP
7 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.40%) CCNP
8 3 (2.40%) CCSP
8 3 (2.40%) CEH
8 3 (2.40%) MCSE
8 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.60%) CCDP
9 2 (1.60%) CCNA
9 2 (1.60%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (30.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (15.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (35.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.40%) vSphere
2 3 (2.40%) XenApp
3 2 (1.60%) Snort
4 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (16.80%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (13.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 8 (6.40%) FortiGate
4 7 (5.60%) Nessus
5 6 (4.80%) Grafana
5 6 (4.80%) Graphite
6 3 (2.40%) Kibana
6 3 (2.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.40%) Nmap
7 2 (1.60%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.60%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (20.80%) Cisco
1 26 (20.80%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 24 (19.20%) CheckPoint
3 24 (19.20%) Symantec
4 19 (15.20%) Palo Alto
5 15 (12.00%) F5
5 15 (12.00%) Fortinet
5 15 (12.00%) LogRhythm
6 9 (7.20%) Blue Coat
7 8 (6.40%) Juniper
8 7 (5.60%) Splunk
9 6 (4.80%) SonicWALL
9 6 (4.80%) WatchGuard
10 5 (4.00%) Aruba
10 5 (4.00%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (3.20%) Apple
11 4 (3.20%) CyberArk
11 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.20%) VMware
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