Period
to 15 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 379 439 381
Rank change year-on-year +60 -58 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1,164 1,082 1,344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.67% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.70% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 957 858 1,033
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -2.78% +6.93%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £34,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £83,500
UK median annual salary £56,000 £52,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.87% +5.94%

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 134,802 155,150 159,703
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 96.13% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 108,911 126,983 133,902
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 +80 562 £65,000 +11.11% 101
South East -28 209 £55,000 +10.00% 43
East of England +39 135 £42,500 -26.09% 34
North of England +64 130 £52,500 +10.53% 31
Midlands +56 67 £56,750 +16.41% 38
North West +42 66 £55,000 +10.00% 22
South West -15 63 £45,000 - 27
Yorkshire +39 52 £51,000 +13.33% 9
East Midlands +42 36 £57,500 +27.78% 19
West Midlands +29 35 £60,000 +23.08% 19
North East +16 12 £40,000 +37.93%
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 565 (48.54%) Firewall
2 444 (38.14%) Network Security
3 409 (35.14%) Cybersecurity
4 387 (33.25%) Information Security
5 357 (30.67%) Cisco
6 321 (27.58%) CISSP
7 316 (27.15%) SIEM
8 299 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
9 297 (25.52%) Windows
10 261 (22.42%) Linux
11 243 (20.88%) Finance
12 206 (17.70%) Security Operations
13 205 (17.61%) CheckPoint
14 204 (17.53%) CCNP
15 175 (15.03%) WAN
16 172 (14.78%) Microsoft
17 169 (14.52%) TCP/IP
18 159 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
19 157 (13.49%) Degree
20 153 (13.14%) VPN
21 152 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
22 150 (12.89%) Penetration Testing
23 148 (12.71%) Palo Alto
24 137 (11.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 137 (11.77%) Security Architecture
25 135 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 134 (11.51%) Python
27 132 (11.34%) LAN
28 131 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
29 129 (11.08%) Intrusion Detection

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 26 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (0.95%) Confluence
3 10 (0.86%) OpenStack
3 10 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.86%) Skype for Business
4 9 (0.77%) Apache
4 9 (0.77%) IIS
5 8 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.26%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.26%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.17%) Mule
7 2 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 159 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (13.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (6.62%) Office 365
4 34 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 24 (2.06%) Mimecast
6 16 (1.37%) GitHub
6 16 (1.37%) SaaS
7 15 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.77%) G Suite
10 8 (0.69%) IaaS
10 8 (0.69%) PaaS
11 6 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
12 5 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.34%) Serverless
14 3 (0.26%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.17%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 565 (48.54%) Firewall
2 444 (38.14%) Network Security
3 175 (15.03%) WAN
4 169 (14.52%) TCP/IP
5 153 (13.14%) VPN
6 132 (11.34%) LAN
7 129 (11.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 125 (10.74%) Cisco ASA
9 80 (6.87%) OSPF
10 77 (6.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 71 (6.10%) BGP
12 69 (5.93%) Wireless
13 68 (5.84%) Cisco Firepower
14 66 (5.67%) DNS
15 56 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
16 53 (4.55%) SSL
17 52 (4.47%) MPLS
18 51 (4.38%) Wireshark
19 48 (4.12%) VLAN
20 46 (3.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (2.84%) Big Data
2 22 (1.89%) Hadoop
3 19 (1.63%) SQL Server
4 10 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.43%) Blockchain
7 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.34%) GIS
9 3 (0.26%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.17%) HBase
10 2 (0.17%) Impala
10 2 (0.17%) MySQL
10 2 (0.17%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.17%) Redis
11 1 (0.086%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.086%) DB2
11 1 (0.086%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (2.84%) JIRA
2 28 (2.41%) Metasploit
3 24 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.77%) AppScan
5 8 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.52%) Hudson
6 6 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.17%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.17%) GitLab
9 2 (0.17%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.086%) FxCop
10 1 (0.086%) IDA Disassembler
10 1 (0.086%) Maven
10 1 (0.086%) OllyDbg
General
1 243 (20.88%) Finance
2 70 (6.01%) Retail
3 50 (4.30%) Banking
4 41 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.55%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.55%) Law
6 15 (1.29%) Games
7 13 (1.12%) Electronics
8 12 (1.03%) Legal
9 11 (0.95%) Advertising
9 11 (0.95%) Marketing
9 11 (0.95%) Military
10 9 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.43%) Automotive
13 4 (0.34%) Front Office
14 3 (0.26%) Local Government
15 2 (0.17%) Billing
16 1 (0.086%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.32%) .NET
2 16 (1.37%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.37%) LDAP
3 15 (1.29%) Web Services
4 12 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (0.95%) AngularJS
6 9 (0.77%) REST
6 9 (0.77%) RESTful
7 8 (0.69%) Regular Expression
8 7 (0.60%) XML
9 6 (0.52%) HTML
9 6 (0.52%) SailPoint
9 6 (0.52%) SOAP
10 5 (0.43%) JSON
10 5 (0.43%) OAuth
11 4 (0.34%) CSS
11 4 (0.34%) HTML5
12 3 (0.26%) SAML
12 3 (0.26%) WCF
12 3 (0.26%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.79%) Management Information System
2 107 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (7.65%) Data Centre
4 61 (5.24%) Security Operations Centre
5 43 (3.69%) PKI
6 37 (3.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 35 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
9 28 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
10 27 (2.32%) Fintech
11 25 (2.15%) Hedge funds
12 22 (1.89%) Public Cloud
13 19 (1.63%) Cyberattack
14 17 (1.46%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 17 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
15 15 (1.29%) Cloud Native
15 15 (1.29%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.12%) Clustering
17 12 (1.03%) NHS
18 11 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 297 (25.52%) Windows
2 261 (22.42%) Linux
3 72 (6.19%) Unix
4 67 (5.76%) Windows Server
5 28 (2.41%) Mac OS X
6 25 (2.15%) Kali Linux
7 19 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.55%) Windows 10
9 17 (1.46%) CentOS
10 16 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (1.12%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.86%) Debian
14 8 (0.69%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.60%) Solaris
16 6 (0.52%) Android
17 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.26%) VMS
17 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (35.14%) Cybersecurity
2 387 (33.25%) Information Security
3 316 (27.15%) SIEM
4 206 (17.70%) Security Operations
5 150 (12.89%) Penetration Testing
6 137 (11.77%) Security Architecture
7 135 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 131 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
9 123 (10.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 117 (10.05%) Vulnerability Management
11 115 (9.88%) Data Loss Prevention
12 100 (8.59%) Computer Science
13 96 (8.25%) DevOps
14 88 (7.56%) Kalman Filter
15 80 (6.87%) OWASP
16 73 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
17 70 (6.01%) ITIL
18 68 (5.84%) Risk Management
19 66 (5.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 64 (5.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 134 (11.51%) Python
2 90 (7.73%) Java
3 74 (6.36%) SQL
4 68 (5.84%) PowerShell
5 53 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 53 (4.55%) C++
6 50 (4.30%) Perl
7 37 (3.18%) C
8 29 (2.49%) C#
9 28 (2.41%) Go
9 28 (2.41%) JavaScript
10 27 (2.32%) Ruby
11 17 (1.46%) VB
12 14 (1.20%) VBScript
13 12 (1.03%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.86%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.69%) PHP
16 6 (0.52%) Embedded C
16 6 (0.52%) Embedded C++
17 5 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 321 (27.58%) CISSP
2 299 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
3 204 (17.53%) CCNP
4 157 (13.49%) Degree
5 120 (10.31%) CCNA
5 120 (10.31%) CEH
6 97 (8.33%) SSCP
7 91 (7.82%) CISM
8 89 (7.65%) SANS
9 87 (7.47%) GIAC
10 85 (7.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 75 (6.44%) Security Cleared
12 60 (5.15%) CCIE
13 54 (4.64%) CISA
14 52 (4.47%) CompTIA Security+
15 47 (4.04%) SC Cleared
16 34 (2.92%) CCDP
17 33 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
18 31 (2.66%) CCSA
19 30 (2.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (11.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (7.73%) PCI DSS
3 56 (4.81%) GDPR
4 33 (2.84%) SLA
5 22 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.77%) FISMA
9 8 (0.69%) PMO
10 5 (0.43%) QA
11 4 (0.34%) COBIT
11 4 (0.34%) RMADS
11 4 (0.34%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.26%) GPG13
12 3 (0.26%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
13 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 107 (9.19%) Active Directory
2 62 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (5.24%) Snort
4 51 (4.38%) Docker
5 23 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.29%) iptables
7 11 (0.95%) ProxySG
8 8 (0.69%) vSphere
9 6 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.43%) HDFS
10 5 (0.43%) KVM
10 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.34%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.17%) Squid
13 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.086%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 85 (7.30%) Nessus
2 39 (3.35%) Kubernetes
3 38 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 32 (2.75%) QRadar
5 31 (2.66%) Nagios
6 30 (2.58%) CASB
7 27 (2.32%) Cisco Prime
8 22 (1.89%) Ansible
8 22 (1.89%) Nmap
9 21 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
10 20 (1.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 18 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 17 (1.46%) Stealthwatch
13 16 (1.37%) SCCM
14 13 (1.12%) AirWatch
15 12 (1.03%) Suricata
16 11 (0.95%) Cacti
16 11 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
17 10 (0.86%) Nexpose
17 10 (0.86%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 357 (30.67%) Cisco
2 205 (17.61%) CheckPoint
3 172 (14.78%) Microsoft
4 148 (12.71%) Palo Alto
5 114 (9.79%) Juniper
6 110 (9.45%) F5
7 107 (9.19%) Splunk
8 95 (8.16%) VMware
9 84 (7.22%) Symantec
10 72 (6.19%) Fortinet
11 59 (5.07%) Meraki
12 57 (4.90%) McAfee
13 49 (4.21%) Forcepoint
14 46 (3.95%) Blue Coat
15 43 (3.69%) Qualys
15 43 (3.69%) SolarWinds
16 37 (3.18%) Red Hat
17 32 (2.75%) Google
18 29 (2.49%) Citrix
19 28 (2.41%) Sophos