Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 981 1060 1147
Rank change year-on-year +79 +87 +56
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 170 152 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.085% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.088% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 139 147 113
England median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,500 £32,950
90th Percentile £74,000 £66,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% - +10.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
London +17 60 £57,500 -4.17% 1
South East +41 47 £45,000 -16.67% 1
North of England +6 23 £38,000 -12.64%
East of England +19 20 £45,000 -2.17% 1
Yorkshire +32 14 £37,750 +16.15%
South West +20 14 £35,000 -51.72%
North West -5 9 £47,500 +1.06%
Midlands +36 6 - - 1
West Midlands +7 6 - -
IT Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 112 (65.88%) Firewall
2 90 (52.94%) SIEM
3 88 (51.76%) Windows
4 82 (48.24%) Cybersecurity
5 77 (45.29%) Linux
6 74 (43.53%) CISSP
6 74 (43.53%) Information Security
7 73 (42.94%) Penetration Testing
8 65 (38.24%) CISM
8 65 (38.24%) Security Architecture
9 63 (37.06%) Security Operations
10 62 (36.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 62 (36.47%) Windows Server
11 61 (35.88%) Vulnerability Management
11 61 (35.88%) Active Directory
12 59 (34.71%) TCP/IP
12 59 (34.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 58 (34.12%) ITIL
14 53 (31.18%) Data Protection
14 53 (31.18%) Data Loss Prevention
15 48 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 48 (28.24%) Data Protection Act
15 48 (28.24%) DRM
16 38 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
17 36 (21.18%) Banking
18 28 (16.47%) Finance
19 26 (15.29%) Cisco
20 25 (14.71%) Network Security
21 21 (12.35%) CheckPoint
21 21 (12.35%) Wireless

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 7 (4.12%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.76%) Office 365
4 2 (1.18%) Force.com
4 2 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (65.88%) Firewall
2 59 (34.71%) TCP/IP
3 25 (14.71%) Network Security
4 21 (12.35%) Wireless
5 12 (7.06%) BIG-IP
6 11 (6.47%) LAN
6 11 (6.47%) VPN
7 10 (5.88%) WAN
8 9 (5.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (4.71%) DMZ
10 6 (3.53%) Internet
10 6 (3.53%) IPv4
10 6 (3.53%) IPv6
10 6 (3.53%) Wireless Security
11 4 (2.35%) SNMP
12 3 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.76%) HTTP
12 3 (1.76%) IPsec
12 3 (1.76%) SSL
13 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (0.59%) Big Data
General
1 36 (21.18%) Banking
2 28 (16.47%) Finance
3 8 (4.71%) Games
4 6 (3.53%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Advertising
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 48 (28.24%) Data Protection Act
2 14 (8.24%) CESG
3 11 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (4.71%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (4.71%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.53%) PKI
7 2 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.18%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.18%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.59%) Blog
8 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 88 (51.76%) Windows
2 77 (45.29%) Linux
3 62 (36.47%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.65%) Mac OS X
5 12 (7.06%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.71%) Mac OS
6 8 (4.71%) Unix
7 3 (1.76%) Kali Linux
8 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (52.94%) SIEM
2 82 (48.24%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (43.53%) Information Security
4 73 (42.94%) Penetration Testing
5 65 (38.24%) Security Architecture
6 63 (37.06%) Security Operations
7 61 (35.88%) Vulnerability Management
8 59 (34.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 58 (34.12%) ITIL
10 53 (31.18%) Data Loss Prevention
10 53 (31.18%) Data Protection
11 48 (28.24%) DRM
12 38 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (8.82%) Identity Management
13 15 (8.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 13 (7.65%) Identity Access Management
15 11 (6.47%) Proactive Monitoring
15 11 (6.47%) Server Hardening
16 10 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
17 7 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.29%) SQL
2 5 (2.94%) C
3 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.59%) Perl
3 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 74 (43.53%) CISSP
2 65 (38.24%) CISM
3 18 (10.59%) Degree
4 17 (10.00%) CEH
5 12 (7.06%) CCNA
5 12 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.47%) CISA
7 9 (5.29%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (4.12%) CRISC
8 7 (4.12%) SANS
9 6 (3.53%) CISMP
9 6 (3.53%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (3.53%) Security+ Certification
10 5 (2.94%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.94%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.18%) IISP
11 2 (1.18%) SSCP
12 1 (0.59%) CCSA
12 1 (0.59%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (36.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 13 (7.65%) PCI DSS
4 7 (4.12%) GDPR
4 7 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (2.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.18%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (35.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.35%) vSphere
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (7.65%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (2.35%) Nessus
4 3 (1.76%) WMI
5 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.59%) John the Ripper
6 1 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.59%) QRadar
6 1 (0.59%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 26 (15.29%) Cisco
2 21 (12.35%) CheckPoint
3 16 (9.41%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.65%) Apple
4 13 (7.65%) VMware
5 12 (7.06%) F5
6 11 (6.47%) Splunk
7 8 (4.71%) Forcepoint
7 8 (4.71%) LogRhythm
8 5 (2.94%) Juniper
9 4 (2.35%) McAfee
9 4 (2.35%) NetApp
10 3 (1.76%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.76%) Kaspersky
10 3 (1.76%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.76%) Sophos
10 3 (1.76%) Symantec
11 2 (1.18%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.18%) Google
11 2 (1.18%) Qualys