Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 384 441 406
Rank change year-on-year +57 -35 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1,248 1,181 1,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.70% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.73% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 955 903 1,064
England median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.49% -1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,800 £36,075
90th Percentile £78,750 £78,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 145,509 161,494 171,622
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.91% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 118,308 130,526 144,902
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +94 597 £65,000 +8.33% 124
South East -34 224 £52,500 +5.00% 59
East of England +61 187 £42,500 -15.00% 44
North of England +47 113 £54,500 +14.74% 37
South West -25 75 £45,000 - 32
North West +7 69 £55,000 +12.82% 27
Midlands +31 51 £55,000 +34.56% 41
Yorkshire +27 41 £47,500 +25.00% 9
East Midlands +33 29 £52,500 +16.67% 21
West Midlands +20 21 £67,500 +65.14% 20
North East - 3 - - 1
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 552 (44.23%) Firewall
2 469 (37.58%) Cybersecurity
3 420 (33.65%) Information Security
4 380 (30.45%) Network Security
5 374 (29.97%) SIEM
6 356 (28.53%) Windows
7 345 (27.64%) Linux
8 337 (27.00%) CISSP
9 335 (26.84%) Cisco
10 294 (23.56%) Finance
11 282 (22.60%) Cisco Certification
12 220 (17.63%) Security Operations
13 202 (16.19%) CCNP
14 197 (15.79%) Security Architecture
15 195 (15.63%) TCP/IP
16 189 (15.14%) Degree
17 185 (14.82%) Penetration Testing
18 173 (13.86%) Python
18 173 (13.86%) WAN
19 170 (13.62%) CheckPoint
20 168 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
20 168 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 165 (13.22%) VPN
22 160 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
23 154 (12.34%) Microsoft
24 141 (11.30%) LAN
25 136 (10.90%) Palo Alto
26 134 (10.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
27 133 (10.66%) CCNA
27 133 (10.66%) Cisco ASA

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 24 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (1.28%) IIS
3 14 (1.12%) Apache
4 12 (0.96%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.72%) OpenStack
6 8 (0.64%) Confluence
7 6 (0.48%) nginx
7 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.40%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.24%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.080%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.080%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.080%) Mule
Applications
1 27 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 168 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (6.09%) Office 365
4 32 (2.56%) Mimecast
5 30 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.52%) SaaS
8 15 (1.20%) GitHub
9 13 (1.04%) G Suite
10 9 (0.72%) IaaS
11 8 (0.64%) PaaS
12 6 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.48%) Serverless
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.16%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.16%) OpenDNS
14 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 552 (44.23%) Firewall
2 380 (30.45%) Network Security
3 195 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 173 (13.86%) WAN
5 165 (13.22%) VPN
6 141 (11.30%) LAN
7 133 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
8 124 (9.94%) Intrusion Detection
9 111 (8.89%) Wireless
10 91 (7.29%) DNS
11 81 (6.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 68 (5.45%) Cisco Firepower
13 61 (4.89%) MPLS
14 59 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
15 57 (4.57%) OSPF
16 52 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
16 52 (4.17%) SSL
17 49 (3.93%) BGP
18 48 (3.85%) Internet
19 46 (3.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (3.93%) Big Data
2 33 (2.64%) Hadoop
3 14 (1.12%) SQL Server
4 13 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 10 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.48%) Apache Hive
7 6 (0.48%) Blockchain
7 6 (0.48%) GIS
7 6 (0.48%) HBase
7 6 (0.48%) Impala
7 6 (0.48%) Redis
8 5 (0.40%) MySQL
9 2 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.16%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.16%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.080%) DB2
10 1 (0.080%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (2.80%) Metasploit
2 27 (2.16%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.16%) JIRA
3 9 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (0.48%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.40%) AppScan
5 5 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.40%) Hudson
6 4 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.16%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.16%) Maven
8 2 (0.16%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.080%) FxCop
9 1 (0.080%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.080%) OllyDbg
9 1 (0.080%) Subversion
General
1 294 (23.56%) Finance
2 80 (6.41%) Retail
3 75 (6.01%) Banking
4 44 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 39 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.28%) Law
7 15 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.88%) Advertising
8 11 (0.88%) Games
9 10 (0.80%) Electronics
9 10 (0.80%) Legal
9 10 (0.80%) Marketing
10 7 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.48%) Military
12 5 (0.40%) Automotive
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) Local Government
14 2 (0.16%) Billing
14 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.080%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.40%) .NET
2 17 (1.36%) AngularJS
2 17 (1.36%) Web Services
3 16 (1.28%) 802.1X
3 16 (1.28%) LDAP
4 10 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (0.72%) HTML
5 9 (0.72%) XML
6 8 (0.64%) CSS
7 7 (0.56%) OAuth
7 7 (0.56%) RESTful
8 6 (0.48%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.48%) SAML
9 5 (0.40%) HTML5
9 5 (0.40%) SOAP
10 4 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.32%) REST
11 3 (0.24%) CSS3
11 3 (0.24%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 117 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 109 (8.73%) Management Information System
3 88 (7.05%) Data Centre
4 87 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (6.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 47 (3.77%) PKI
7 39 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
7 39 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 38 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 28 (2.24%) Fintech
11 24 (1.92%) Hedge funds
12 23 (1.84%) Cyberattack
13 22 (1.76%) Cyberthreat
14 19 (1.52%) Public Cloud
15 17 (1.36%) Mobile App
16 15 (1.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 14 (1.12%) NHS
18 13 (1.04%) Clustering
19 12 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 356 (28.53%) Windows
2 345 (27.64%) Linux
3 74 (5.93%) Windows Server
4 67 (5.37%) Unix
5 35 (2.80%) Mac OS X
6 28 (2.24%) Kali Linux
6 28 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.36%) Solaris
10 16 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.96%) CentOS
12 7 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.56%) Debian
12 7 (0.56%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.48%) Android
14 4 (0.32%) VMS
15 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (37.58%) Cybersecurity
2 420 (33.65%) Information Security
3 374 (29.97%) SIEM
4 220 (17.63%) Security Operations
5 197 (15.79%) Security Architecture
6 185 (14.82%) Penetration Testing
7 168 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 160 (12.82%) Vulnerability Management
9 134 (10.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 128 (10.26%) Data Loss Prevention
11 119 (9.54%) Agile Software Development
12 112 (8.97%) DevOps
13 101 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
14 85 (6.81%) Kalman Filter
15 77 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
15 77 (6.17%) Identity Access Management
15 77 (6.17%) ITIL
16 75 (6.01%) Risk Management
17 70 (5.61%) OWASP
17 70 (5.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 173 (13.86%) Python
2 108 (8.65%) Java
3 79 (6.33%) SQL
4 66 (5.29%) Perl
5 64 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 58 (4.65%) C++
7 55 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 51 (4.09%) C
9 39 (3.13%) JavaScript
9 39 (3.13%) Ruby
10 36 (2.88%) Go
11 28 (2.24%) C#
12 21 (1.68%) PHP
13 17 (1.36%) TypeScript
14 11 (0.88%) VB
14 11 (0.88%) VBA
15 8 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.64%) VBScript
16 4 (0.32%) Embedded C
16 4 (0.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 337 (27.00%) CISSP
2 282 (22.60%) Cisco Certification
3 202 (16.19%) CCNP
4 189 (15.14%) Degree
5 133 (10.66%) CCNA
6 126 (10.10%) CISM
7 118 (9.46%) CEH
8 98 (7.85%) SSCP
9 97 (7.77%) Security Cleared
10 96 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 90 (7.21%) GIAC
12 85 (6.81%) SANS
13 80 (6.41%) CISA
14 75 (6.01%) CompTIA Security+
15 56 (4.49%) SC Cleared
16 45 (3.61%) CCIE
17 42 (3.37%) CCDP
18 37 (2.96%) CSSLP
19 32 (2.56%) GCIA
20 26 (2.08%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (6.57%) PCI DSS
3 53 (4.25%) GDPR
4 38 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 32 (2.56%) SLA
6 18 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (1.36%) FISMA
8 10 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.64%) PMO
10 6 (0.48%) QA
11 4 (0.32%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.24%) GPG13
12 3 (0.24%) RMADS
12 3 (0.24%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.16%) COBIT
13 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.080%) FINRA
14 1 (0.080%) HIPAA
System Software
1 95 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 67 (5.37%) Docker
3 65 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.08%) Snort
5 23 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 21 (1.68%) iptables
7 16 (1.28%) ProxySG
8 9 (0.72%) HDFS
9 8 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.48%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.40%) KVM
12 4 (0.32%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.24%) Squid
13 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.24%) vSphere
14 2 (0.16%) Firmware
15 1 (0.080%) Postfix
15 1 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 77 (6.17%) Nessus
2 51 (4.09%) Kubernetes
3 46 (3.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 37 (2.96%) QRadar
5 36 (2.88%) Nagios
6 35 (2.80%) Cisco Prime
7 26 (2.08%) Nmap
8 25 (2.00%) Ansible
8 25 (2.00%) Stealthwatch
9 24 (1.92%) CASB
10 22 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
11 20 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 16 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 15 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (1.12%) EnCase
14 14 (1.12%) SCCM
15 12 (0.96%) Cacti
16 11 (0.88%) OpenVAS
17 10 (0.80%) Kibana
18 9 (0.72%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 335 (26.84%) Cisco
2 170 (13.62%) CheckPoint
3 154 (12.34%) Microsoft
4 136 (10.90%) Palo Alto
5 125 (10.02%) Juniper
6 112 (8.97%) F5
7 100 (8.01%) Splunk
8 96 (7.69%) VMware
9 92 (7.37%) Symantec
10 81 (6.49%) Fortinet
11 70 (5.61%) Meraki
12 60 (4.81%) SolarWinds
13 52 (4.17%) Forcepoint
14 50 (4.01%) Blue Coat
14 50 (4.01%) Sophos
15 49 (3.93%) McAfee
16 45 (3.61%) Qualys
17 36 (2.88%) Citrix
18 30 (2.40%) Google
19 29 (2.32%) LogRhythm