Period
to 7 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

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

Security Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 355 338 369
Rank change year-on-year -17 +31 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 654 852 1,160
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.92% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.96% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 533 674 873
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +13.21%
75th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +7.98%

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 72,935 88,600 129,668
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.68% 95.24% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 57,340 72,494 104,992
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,095
Median % change year-on-year - +5.58% +4.19%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in England

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in England

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in England over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

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 6 months to 7 May 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
London -24 302 £65,000 -7.14% 59
North of England -2 108 £54,000 +3.85% 38
South East +3 82 £55,000 +4.76% 34
North West +26 77 £54,000 +3.85% 20
Midlands +22 62 £55,000 - 29
South West +3 56 £48,000 -12.73% 12
West Midlands +31 47 £55,000 -2.22% 22
East of England +9 32 £60,000 +15.94% 24
Yorkshire -4 28 £55,000 -4.35% 14
East Midlands -9 15 £52,500 +16.67% 7
North East +9 3 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 England region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 258 (39.45%) Cybersecurity
2 243 (37.16%) Firewall
3 213 (32.57%) Information Security
4 178 (27.22%) Azure
5 164 (25.08%) Network Security
6 163 (24.92%) AWS
7 162 (24.77%) Linux
8 126 (19.27%) CISSP
8 126 (19.27%) SIEM
9 125 (19.11%) Windows
10 122 (18.65%) Microsoft
11 113 (17.28%) Python
12 107 (16.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 101 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
14 91 (13.91%) Vulnerability Management
15 90 (13.76%) Active Directory
15 90 (13.76%) Social Skills
16 87 (13.30%) Cisco
17 86 (13.15%) Management Information System
18 84 (12.84%) DevOps
18 84 (12.84%) OWASP
19 82 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
20 80 (12.23%) Finance
21 79 (12.08%) Docker
22 76 (11.62%) WAN
23 72 (11.01%) LAN
23 72 (11.01%) Degree
23 72 (11.01%) Security Operations
24 71 (10.86%) CISM
25 68 (10.40%) Kubernetes

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 19 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (1.22%) Confluence
4 6 (0.92%) IIS
5 2 (0.31%) Apache
5 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.31%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.15%) JBoss
6 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 178 (27.22%) Azure
2 163 (24.92%) AWS
3 58 (8.87%) Microsoft 365
4 52 (7.95%) IaaS
5 51 (7.80%) PaaS
6 45 (6.88%) SaaS
7 40 (6.12%) GCP
8 23 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.29%) Azure Sentinel
11 14 (2.14%) Serverless
12 13 (1.99%) Amazon ECS
12 13 (1.99%) Power Platform
13 12 (1.83%) PowerApps
14 11 (1.68%) GitHub
15 8 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (1.07%) Amazon GuardDuty
17 6 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.92%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 243 (37.16%) Firewall
2 164 (25.08%) Network Security
3 76 (11.62%) WAN
4 72 (11.01%) LAN
5 66 (10.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 58 (8.87%) TCP/IP
7 53 (8.10%) VPN
8 44 (6.73%) DNS
9 37 (5.66%) Internet
10 34 (5.20%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (4.89%) DHCP
12 21 (3.21%) VLAN
13 20 (3.06%) SD-WAN
14 17 (2.60%) Wireless
15 16 (2.45%) Cisco ISE
16 15 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (2.29%) SMTP
17 13 (1.99%) Cisco Firepower
18 12 (1.83%) HTTP
19 10 (1.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (1.07%) Redis
2 5 (0.76%) Big Data
2 5 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.61%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.31%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.15%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.15%) OLAP
6 1 (0.15%) OLTP
6 1 (0.15%) Power BI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 20 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.53%) JIRA
3 8 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.07%) Travis CI
5 6 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.61%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.61%) IntelliJ
6 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio Code
7 3 (0.46%) Ant
8 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.15%) Gradle
9 1 (0.15%) Maven
General
1 90 (13.76%) Social Skills
2 80 (12.23%) Finance
3 38 (5.81%) Banking
4 37 (5.66%) Retail
5 29 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.43%) Law
6 21 (3.21%) Legal
7 19 (2.91%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.75%) Aerospace
9 15 (2.29%) Electronics
9 15 (2.29%) Marketing
9 15 (2.29%) Public Sector
10 13 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (1.22%) Games
12 7 (1.07%) Military
13 6 (0.92%) International Banking
14 5 (0.76%) Publishing
15 4 (0.61%) Advertising
15 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.41%) Web Services
2 21 (3.21%) OAuth
3 20 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
3 20 (3.06%) SAML
4 6 (0.92%) .NET
4 6 (0.92%) HTML
4 6 (0.92%) Middleware
5 5 (0.76%) HTML5
5 5 (0.76%) React
5 5 (0.76%) SOAP
5 5 (0.76%) XML
6 4 (0.61%) RESTful
7 3 (0.46%) OpenID
8 2 (0.31%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.31%) HTML5 Canvas
8 2 (0.31%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.31%) Pandas
8 2 (0.31%) REST
8 2 (0.31%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.15%) Management Information System
2 25 (3.82%) PKI
2 25 (3.82%) Public Cloud
3 24 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (2.91%) Cloud Native
5 14 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (1.99%) Data Centre
7 12 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (1.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 7 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
10 7 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.92%) Cyberattack
12 5 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.76%) User Experience
12 5 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
14 3 (0.46%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 162 (24.77%) Linux
2 125 (19.11%) Windows
3 31 (4.74%) Windows Server
4 28 (4.28%) Unix
5 8 (1.22%) Android
6 7 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.07%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.76%) VMS
7 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.31%) SUSE
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (39.45%) Cybersecurity
2 213 (32.57%) Information Security
3 126 (19.27%) SIEM
4 101 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (13.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 84 (12.84%) DevOps
6 84 (12.84%) OWASP
7 72 (11.01%) Security Operations
8 64 (9.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 63 (9.63%) DevSecOps
9 63 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 61 (9.33%) Kalman Filter
11 60 (9.17%) Penetration Testing
11 60 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
12 59 (9.02%) Security Architecture
13 53 (8.10%) Data Loss Prevention
14 52 (7.95%) Analytics
15 50 (7.65%) Infrastructure as Code
16 49 (7.49%) Software Engineering
17 47 (7.19%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (17.28%) Python
2 61 (9.33%) Java
3 40 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 39 (5.96%) Go
5 35 (5.35%) Bash Shell
6 33 (5.05%) SQL
7 28 (4.28%) Perl
8 25 (3.82%) Ruby
9 19 (2.91%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.45%) C#
11 15 (2.29%) JavaScript
12 14 (2.14%) C++
13 8 (1.22%) C
14 7 (1.07%) Scala
14 7 (1.07%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.31%) ES6
16 1 (0.15%) PHP
16 1 (0.15%) Rust
Qualifications
1 126 (19.27%) CISSP
2 82 (12.54%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (11.01%) Degree
4 71 (10.86%) CISM
5 56 (8.56%) Security Cleared
6 55 (8.41%) CEH
7 39 (5.96%) SC Cleared
8 32 (4.89%) CCNP
9 30 (4.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 28 (4.28%) CCNA
11 23 (3.52%) GIAC
12 22 (3.36%) CESG Certified Professional
13 21 (3.21%) CompTIA Security+
14 20 (3.06%) OSCP
15 19 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
16 18 (2.75%) CISA
17 17 (2.60%) SSCP
18 15 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (1.99%) CCSP
20 12 (1.83%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (16.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (8.26%) NIST
3 53 (8.10%) GDPR
4 45 (6.88%) PCI DSS
5 22 (3.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (2.29%) SOC 2
7 13 (1.99%) SOC 1
8 11 (1.68%) COBIT
9 8 (1.22%) QA
10 7 (1.07%) NCSC
11 6 (0.92%) GRC
11 6 (0.92%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.61%) PMO
13 4 (0.61%) RMADS
14 3 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 3 (0.46%) FedRAMP
14 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.46%) ITGC
14 3 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (13.76%) Active Directory
2 79 (12.08%) Docker
3 20 (3.06%) KVM
4 14 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.38%) BitLocker
6 8 (1.22%) vSphere
7 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.61%) Firmware
9 3 (0.46%) pfSense
9 3 (0.46%) Snort
9 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.31%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 68 (10.40%) Kubernetes
2 48 (7.34%) Terraform
3 43 (6.57%) Puppet
4 26 (3.98%) Nessus
5 23 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.21%) Demisto
7 19 (2.91%) CFEngine
8 12 (1.83%) Ansible
8 12 (1.83%) Prometheus
8 12 (1.83%) SCCM
8 12 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.22%) CASB
10 7 (1.07%) Consul
10 7 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (1.07%) linkerd
11 6 (0.92%) FortiGate
11 6 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.76%) CSIRT
12 5 (0.76%) QRadar
13 4 (0.61%) Grafana
Vendors
1 122 (18.65%) Microsoft
2 87 (13.30%) Cisco
3 45 (6.88%) CheckPoint
3 45 (6.88%) Splunk
4 39 (5.96%) Palo Alto
5 29 (4.43%) VMware
6 27 (4.13%) Oracle
7 24 (3.67%) ServiceNow
8 22 (3.36%) CyberArk
9 20 (3.06%) ArcSight
10 19 (2.91%) Fortinet
11 16 (2.45%) Juniper
11 16 (2.45%) SAP
12 12 (1.83%) F5
12 12 (1.83%) Meraki
13 11 (1.68%) Qualys
14 10 (1.53%) Citrix
15 9 (1.38%) CA
15 9 (1.38%) CrowdStrike
15 9 (1.38%) Google