The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
UK / England
Rank 361 386 445
Rank change year-on-year +25 +59  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 608 745 608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.78% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.81% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 490 601 496
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £67,050
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  

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 75905 92477 95025
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.42% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 63439 78184 78375
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in England

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in England

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in England

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 Security Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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 +26 289 £57,500 +4.54% 26
South East +49 200 £50,000 - 11
North West -2 40 £47,500 -5.00% 4
West Midlands +34 29 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South West -19 25 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East of England +10 24 £48,750 +4.27% 4
Yorkshire -17 2 £42,500 -15.00%
North East - 1 £41,750 -
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 Security Engineer in the job title.

1 758 (59.08%) Firewall
2 653 (50.90%) Cisco
3 617 (48.09%) Network Security
4 452 (35.23%) CheckPoint
5 423 (32.97%) Cisco Certification
6 373 (29.07%) Linux
7 371 (28.92%) Palo Alto
8 350 (27.28%) Windows
9 311 (24.24%) CCNP
10 310 (24.16%) Information Security
11 305 (23.77%) Juniper
12 299 (23.30%) Cisco ASA
13 288 (22.45%) VPN
14 269 (20.97%) Cybersecurity
15 266 (20.73%) SIEM
16 228 (17.77%) Finance
17 223 (17.38%) F5
18 212 (16.52%) CISSP
19 197 (15.35%) Security Operations
20 187 (14.58%) CCNA
21 173 (13.48%) Microsoft
22 169 (13.17%) WAN
22 169 (13.17%) Wireless
23 161 (12.55%) LAN
24 159 (12.39%) ITIL
25 156 (12.16%) TCP/IP
26 155 (12.08%) Fortinet
27 145 (11.30%) Unix
28 135 (10.52%) Intel Security
29 125 (9.74%) Splunk

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 32 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (2.03%) IIS
3 25 (1.95%) Apache
4 24 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 22 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 15 (1.17%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.17%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.62%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.62%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.078%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.078%) JBoss
11 1 (0.078%) nginx
11 1 (0.078%) SAS
Applications
1 43 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.95%) MS Office
4 22 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) MS Project
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.078%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (1.40%) Office 365
5 10 (0.78%) IaaS
6 8 (0.62%) SaaS
7 5 (0.39%) iPaaS
8 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.078%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.078%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.078%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.078%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 758 (59.08%) Firewall
2 617 (48.09%) Network Security
3 299 (23.30%) Cisco ASA
4 288 (22.45%) VPN
5 169 (13.17%) WAN
5 169 (13.17%) Wireless
6 161 (12.55%) LAN
7 156 (12.16%) TCP/IP
8 123 (9.59%) DNS
9 118 (9.20%) OSPF
10 109 (8.50%) BGP
10 109 (8.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 102 (7.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 89 (6.94%) MPLS
13 88 (6.86%) Internet
14 78 (6.08%) SSL
15 64 (4.99%) Cisco ISE
15 64 (4.99%) Cisco Wireless
16 63 (4.91%) DHCP
17 53 (4.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.48%) Big Data
3 14 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 8 (0.62%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.55%) Blockchain
5 7 (0.55%) Data Lake
5 7 (0.55%) InfluxDB
5 7 (0.55%) MySQL
6 6 (0.47%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.23%) Cognos Impromptu
8 2 (0.16%) HBase
8 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.078%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.078%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (0.94%) Burp Suite
2 9 (0.70%) JIRA
3 5 (0.39%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.39%) sqlmap
4 4 (0.31%) AppScan
4 4 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.31%) Paros
4 4 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.31%) WebScarab
5 2 (0.16%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.078%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.078%) FxCop
6 1 (0.078%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.078%) JMeter
6 1 (0.078%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.078%) Maven
6 1 (0.078%) Selenium
6 1 (0.078%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.078%) Subversion
6 1 (0.078%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 228 (17.77%) Finance
2 70 (5.46%) Banking
3 40 (3.12%) German Language
3 40 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.42%) French Language
5 25 (1.95%) Games
6 20 (1.56%) Retail
7 18 (1.40%) Marketing
8 13 (1.01%) Law
9 12 (0.94%) Electronics
10 11 (0.86%) Legal
11 8 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
11 8 (0.62%) Publishing
11 8 (0.62%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.39%) Advertising
13 5 (0.39%) Military
13 5 (0.39%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.66%) 802.1X
2 32 (2.49%) Web Services
3 23 (1.79%) SailPoint
4 20 (1.56%) Regular Expression
5 12 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (0.78%) ZeroMQ
7 6 (0.47%) .NET
8 5 (0.39%) Middleware
8 5 (0.39%) SAML
9 4 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.31%) XML
10 3 (0.23%) CSS
10 3 (0.23%) Node.js
10 3 (0.23%) OAuth2
10 3 (0.23%) OpenID
11 2 (0.16%) boto
11 2 (0.16%) J2SE
12 1 (0.078%) ActiveX
12 1 (0.078%) ADO.NET
12 1 (0.078%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.35%) Data Centre
2 100 (7.79%) Security Operations Centre
3 83 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 67 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (4.83%) Computer Science
6 46 (3.59%) PKI
7 36 (2.81%) Cyberthreat
7 36 (2.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (1.48%) CESG
9 18 (1.40%) RSA SecurID
10 17 (1.33%) Clustering
10 17 (1.33%) Cyber Attack
10 17 (1.33%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.86%) Cybercrime
12 10 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (0.55%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.55%) iPad
13 7 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 373 (29.07%) Linux
2 350 (27.28%) Windows
3 145 (11.30%) Unix
4 82 (6.39%) Windows Server
5 72 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (3.43%) Solaris
8 39 (3.04%) Windows 2000
9 38 (2.96%) CentOS
10 34 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (1.71%) Android
11 22 (1.71%) Apple iOS
12 16 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.62%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.62%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.39%) Windows 10
18 2 (0.16%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (24.16%) Information Security
2 269 (20.97%) Cybersecurity
3 266 (20.73%) SIEM
4 197 (15.35%) Security Operations
5 159 (12.39%) ITIL
6 124 (9.66%) Kalman Filter
7 106 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 87 (6.78%) Security Architecture
8 87 (6.78%) Security Monitoring
9 83 (6.47%) Risk Management
10 80 (6.24%) Penetration Testing
10 80 (6.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 76 (5.92%) Load Balancing
11 76 (5.92%) Presales
12 71 (5.53%) Mentoring
13 69 (5.38%) Identity Management
14 67 (5.22%) Security Management
15 62 (4.83%) Change Management
16 58 (4.52%) Incident Management
17 56 (4.36%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 117 (9.12%) Python
2 76 (5.92%) SQL
3 52 (4.05%) Perl
4 51 (3.98%) Java
5 47 (3.66%) C++
6 42 (3.27%) C
6 42 (3.27%) PowerShell
7 39 (3.04%) Ruby
8 29 (2.26%) C#
9 22 (1.71%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.09%) PHP
11 12 (0.94%) Bourne shell
11 12 (0.94%) JavaScript
11 12 (0.94%) Korn
12 8 (0.62%) VB
13 7 (0.55%) Embedded C
13 7 (0.55%) Embedded C++
14 6 (0.47%) R
15 4 (0.31%) BeanShell
15 4 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 423 (32.97%) Cisco Certification
2 311 (24.24%) CCNP
3 212 (16.52%) CISSP
4 187 (14.58%) CCNA
5 123 (9.59%) Degree
6 94 (7.33%) CISM
7 83 (6.47%) Security Cleared
8 77 (6.00%) CCSE
9 73 (5.69%) CCIE
10 62 (4.83%) CISA
10 62 (4.83%) SC Cleared
11 55 (4.29%) CEH
12 49 (3.82%) GIAC
13 48 (3.74%) CCSA
14 44 (3.43%) CompTIA Security+
14 44 (3.43%) Security+ Certification
15 41 (3.20%) CCSP
15 41 (3.20%) JNCIS
16 27 (2.10%) CCDP
17 22 (1.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (7.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (6.16%) SLA
3 66 (5.14%) PCI DSS
4 25 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (1.56%) QA
6 14 (1.09%) ISO27002
7 6 (0.47%) FISMA
8 4 (0.31%) GDPR
8 4 (0.31%) GPG13
8 4 (0.31%) PMO
9 3 (0.23%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.078%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.078%) JSP 440
System Software
1 122 (9.51%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.88%) ProxySG
4 35 (2.73%) Snort
5 29 (2.26%) vSphere
6 17 (1.33%) iptables
6 17 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (1.25%) Docker
8 15 (1.17%) Hyper-V
9 13 (1.01%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.78%) XenApp
11 9 (0.70%) Firmware
12 8 (0.62%) Samba
12 8 (0.62%) XenServer
13 7 (0.55%) MetaFrame
13 7 (0.55%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.39%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.39%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.16%) HDFS
15 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 77 (6.00%) FortiGate
2 67 (5.22%) Nessus
3 49 (3.82%) McAfee ePO
4 30 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 23 (1.79%) PowerBroker
6 20 (1.56%) QRadar
7 19 (1.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 19 (1.48%) SCCM
7 19 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 17 (1.33%) SELinux
9 16 (1.25%) Ansible
9 16 (1.25%) CSIRT
9 16 (1.25%) Kibana
9 16 (1.25%) Puppet
10 12 (0.94%) logstash
11 10 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.70%) RSA enVision
13 8 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.55%) Grafana
14 7 (0.55%) Graphite
Vendors
1 653 (50.90%) Cisco
2 452 (35.23%) CheckPoint
3 371 (28.92%) Palo Alto
4 305 (23.77%) Juniper
5 223 (17.38%) F5
6 173 (13.48%) Microsoft
7 155 (12.08%) Fortinet
8 135 (10.52%) Intel Security
9 125 (9.74%) Splunk
10 122 (9.51%) Blue Coat
11 109 (8.50%) Sourcefire
12 86 (6.70%) VMware
13 60 (4.68%) Riverbed
14 59 (4.60%) Symantec
15 53 (4.13%) Aruba
16 51 (3.98%) CyberArk
17 45 (3.51%) HP
18 44 (3.43%) ArcSight
18 44 (3.43%) Extreme Networks
19 40 (3.12%) Crossbeam
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + shift bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Employee benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits overtime, training, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £42000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Experis Ltd
Salary: Car allowance, bonus etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + excellent benefits & bonus package
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum 50-65K + Bonus + Benefits + flexible Home Ba
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,0000 - 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus generous benefits
Posted: 7 days ago