The median annual salary for an IT Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 836 889
Rank change year-on-year +55 +53  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 92 92 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.100% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 76 91 41
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
10th Percentile £33,125 £21,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00%  

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 80155 88904 100680
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.94% 96.51% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 269837 336665 384213
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 +22 38 £55,000 +10.00%
East of England +6 19 £50,000 -4.76% 1
South East +35 18 £45,000 -5.26% 1
North of England -1 14 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £37,500 - 1
North West -38 6 £47,500 -9.52% 1
South West 0 3 £54,000 -10.00%
IT Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 107 (68.15%) Firewall
2 75 (47.77%) Windows
3 60 (38.22%) SIEM
4 56 (35.67%) CISSP
5 55 (35.03%) Active Directory
6 54 (34.39%) Information Security
7 53 (33.76%) Network Security
8 51 (32.48%) Linux
9 49 (31.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 48 (30.57%) Cybersecurity
11 47 (29.94%) Windows Server
12 45 (28.66%) Vulnerability Management
13 44 (28.03%) TCP/IP
14 41 (26.11%) Penetration Testing
14 41 (26.11%) Data Loss Prevention
15 39 (24.84%) Security Operations
15 39 (24.84%) Security Architecture
16 37 (23.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 34 (21.66%) CISM
18 32 (20.38%) ITIL
19 29 (18.47%) CheckPoint
20 28 (17.83%) Cisco
21 27 (17.20%) DRM
21 27 (17.20%) Data Protection Act
21 27 (17.20%) Data Protection
21 27 (17.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
22 26 (16.56%) Identity Access Management
22 26 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
22 26 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
23 24 (15.29%) VPN

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 9 (5.73%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.73%) SaaS
3 8 (5.10%) Force.com
3 8 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.55%) Office 365
5 3 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (68.15%) Firewall
2 53 (33.76%) Network Security
3 44 (28.03%) TCP/IP
4 24 (15.29%) VPN
5 19 (12.10%) LAN
6 13 (8.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (8.28%) SSL
6 13 (8.28%) WAN
7 12 (7.64%) Wireless
8 7 (4.46%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (4.46%) DMZ
9 6 (3.82%) IPv4
9 6 (3.82%) IPv6
9 6 (3.82%) Wireless Security
10 4 (2.55%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (2.55%) Internet
11 3 (1.91%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (1.27%) HTTP
12 2 (1.27%) WebEx
13 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) Cognos Impromptu
2 2 (1.27%) InfluxDB
3 1 (0.64%) Big Data
3 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.64%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (13.38%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Games
4 7 (4.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.91%) Advertising
6 2 (1.27%) Military
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
7 1 (0.64%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.18%) Web Services
2 2 (1.27%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.20%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (5.73%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.46%) Cybercrime
4 5 (3.18%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.55%) PKI
5 4 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.91%) CESG
6 3 (1.91%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.27%) Fintech
7 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Blog
8 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.64%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.64%) PMI
8 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (47.77%) Windows
2 51 (32.48%) Linux
3 47 (29.94%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.19%) Apple iOS
4 16 (10.19%) Mac OS X
5 6 (3.82%) CentOS
6 5 (3.18%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.55%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.91%) Kali Linux
8 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.64%) Android
10 1 (0.64%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (38.22%) SIEM
2 54 (34.39%) Information Security
3 48 (30.57%) Cybersecurity
4 45 (28.66%) Vulnerability Management
5 41 (26.11%) Data Loss Prevention
5 41 (26.11%) Penetration Testing
6 39 (24.84%) Security Architecture
6 39 (24.84%) Security Operations
7 37 (23.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 32 (20.38%) ITIL
9 27 (17.20%) Data Protection
9 27 (17.20%) DRM
10 26 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (16.56%) Identity Access Management
11 24 (15.29%) Presales
12 14 (8.92%) Identity Management
12 14 (8.92%) Project Management
13 11 (7.01%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (6.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 8 (5.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.01%) SQL
2 3 (1.91%) Java
2 3 (1.91%) Perl
2 3 (1.91%) Python
3 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.27%) C
3 2 (1.27%) C#
3 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.27%) PHP
3 2 (1.27%) Ruby
4 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (35.67%) CISSP
2 34 (21.66%) CISM
3 14 (8.92%) Degree
4 13 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (5.73%) CEH
6 7 (4.46%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (3.82%) CCNA
8 5 (3.18%) CISA
8 5 (3.18%) SANS
8 5 (3.18%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.55%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (2.55%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (1.91%) CCDP
10 3 (1.91%) CCNP
10 3 (1.91%) CCSP
10 3 (1.91%) CISMP
10 3 (1.91%) CRISC
10 3 (1.91%) GIAC
10 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (31.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (17.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 13 (8.28%) PCI DSS
4 8 (5.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (5.10%) SSAE 16
5 2 (1.27%) GDPR
5 2 (1.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 55 (35.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.91%) Snort
2 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.27%) vSphere
3 2 (1.27%) XenApp
4 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.64%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 8 (5.10%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.82%) Nessus
3 5 (3.18%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.91%) OSSEC
5 2 (1.27%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.27%) Grafana
5 2 (1.27%) Graphite
5 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.27%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.64%) Kibana
Vendors
1 29 (18.47%) CheckPoint
2 28 (17.83%) Cisco
3 20 (12.74%) Palo Alto
3 20 (12.74%) Splunk
4 18 (11.46%) F5
5 17 (10.83%) Fortinet
6 16 (10.19%) Apple
6 16 (10.19%) McAfee
7 14 (8.92%) Blue Coat
7 14 (8.92%) LogRhythm
7 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.37%) Forcepoint
9 9 (5.73%) Juniper
10 8 (5.10%) Google
11 5 (3.18%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.18%) SonicWALL
11 5 (3.18%) Symantec
11 5 (3.18%) WatchGuard
12 4 (2.55%) Aruba
12 4 (2.55%) VMware
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