The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 384 464
Rank change year-on-year -35 +80  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 564 715 589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.77% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.80% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 429 616 492
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 80401 89287 99134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.98% 96.53% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 66065 76163 82600
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 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 -44 238 £56,250 +2.27% 14
South East -30 140 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East of England +30 66 £50,000 +11.11% 8
South West +26 54 £52,500 - 5
North West -26 41 £47,500 +9.19% 7
Yorkshire -15 13 £37,500 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -5 10 £38,750 -15.98% 2
Midlands +3 1 £65,000 +18.18% 5
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 737 (62.51%) Firewall
2 552 (46.82%) Cisco
3 542 (45.97%) Network Security
4 399 (33.84%) CheckPoint
5 353 (29.94%) Linux
6 344 (29.18%) Windows
7 337 (28.58%) Palo Alto
8 333 (28.24%) Cisco Certification
9 301 (25.53%) Cybersecurity
10 293 (24.85%) Juniper
11 288 (24.43%) Information Security
12 268 (22.73%) SIEM
13 256 (21.71%) Cisco ASA
14 235 (19.93%) VPN
15 230 (19.51%) TCP/IP
16 228 (19.34%) CCNP
17 221 (18.74%) F5
18 204 (17.30%) CISSP
19 196 (16.62%) ITIL
20 184 (15.61%) Finance
21 181 (15.35%) Security Operations
22 179 (15.18%) WAN
23 149 (12.64%) CCNA
24 148 (12.55%) LAN
24 148 (12.55%) Wireless
25 145 (12.30%) DNS
26 143 (12.13%) Unix
27 142 (12.04%) Active Directory
28 141 (11.96%) Blue Coat
29 132 (11.20%) Python

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 25 (2.12%) IIS
2 23 (1.95%) Apache
3 22 (1.87%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.78%) WebLogic
5 16 (1.36%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.68%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.34%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.17%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.17%) Drupal
12 2 (0.17%) WordPress
13 1 (0.085%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.085%) SAS
13 1 (0.085%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (2.37%) MS Visio
2 25 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.78%) Office 365
4 17 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.27%) SaaS
6 8 (0.68%) Force.com
6 8 (0.68%) IaaS
6 8 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.42%) Akamai
8 5 (0.42%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.25%) PaaS
9 3 (0.25%) Route 53
10 2 (0.17%) GitHub
11 1 (0.085%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.085%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 737 (62.51%) Firewall
2 542 (45.97%) Network Security
3 256 (21.71%) Cisco ASA
4 235 (19.93%) VPN
5 230 (19.51%) TCP/IP
6 179 (15.18%) WAN
7 148 (12.55%) LAN
7 148 (12.55%) Wireless
8 145 (12.30%) DNS
9 101 (8.57%) MPLS
10 96 (8.14%) BGP
11 89 (7.55%) Internet
12 88 (7.46%) Intrusion Detection
13 85 (7.21%) OSPF
14 80 (6.79%) SSL
15 73 (6.19%) DHCP
16 72 (6.11%) Cisco Nexus
17 66 (5.60%) Cisco Wireless
17 66 (5.60%) VLAN
18 53 (4.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.87%) Big Data
3 8 (0.68%) Blockchain
3 8 (0.68%) Hadoop
3 8 (0.68%) InfluxDB
4 7 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.42%) Couchbase
6 5 (0.42%) Data Lake
6 5 (0.42%) GIS
6 5 (0.42%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.25%) Cognos Impromptu
7 3 (0.25%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.25%) MySQL
7 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.25%) Redis
8 2 (0.17%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.17%) Maltego
8 2 (0.17%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.085%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.51%) JIRA
3 3 (0.25%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.17%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.17%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.085%) FxCop
5 1 (0.085%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.085%) Paros
5 1 (0.085%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.085%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.085%) Subversion
5 1 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.085%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.085%) WebScarab
General
1 184 (15.61%) Finance
2 71 (6.02%) Banking
3 50 (4.24%) Digital Economy
3 50 (4.24%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.80%) German Language
5 26 (2.21%) Marketing
6 22 (1.87%) French Language
6 22 (1.87%) Games
7 15 (1.27%) Legal
8 12 (1.02%) Law
9 11 (0.93%) Electronics
10 9 (0.76%) Advertising
10 9 (0.76%) Retail
11 7 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.42%) Online Betting
13 4 (0.34%) Automotive
13 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.34%) Portuguese Language
13 4 (0.34%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.14%) Web Services
2 35 (2.97%) 802.1X
3 17 (1.44%) Regular Expression
4 13 (1.10%) SailPoint
5 12 (1.02%) HTML
6 7 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (0.59%) Middleware
7 6 (0.51%) Node.js
7 6 (0.51%) XML
8 5 (0.42%) .NET
8 5 (0.42%) ZeroMQ
9 3 (0.25%) CSS
10 2 (0.17%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.17%) ActiveX
10 2 (0.17%) boto
11 1 (0.085%) FFmpeg
11 1 (0.085%) jQuery
11 1 (0.085%) REST
11 1 (0.085%) WCF
11 1 (0.085%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 86 (7.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 72 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 64 (5.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 58 (4.92%) Management Information System
6 56 (4.75%) PKI
7 28 (2.37%) CESG
7 28 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
7 28 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
8 26 (2.21%) Cyber Attack
9 20 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.36%) Fintech
11 15 (1.27%) iPad
12 13 (1.10%) User Experience
13 11 (0.93%) Clustering
14 9 (0.76%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.76%) Cyber Defence
14 9 (0.76%) Cybercrime
15 8 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 353 (29.94%) Linux
2 344 (29.18%) Windows
3 143 (12.13%) Unix
4 115 (9.75%) Windows Server
5 58 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (4.33%) CentOS
7 37 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (2.88%) Apple iOS
9 30 (2.54%) Solaris
9 30 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (2.21%) Windows 2000
11 25 (2.12%) Mac OS X
12 22 (1.87%) Android
12 22 (1.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 20 (1.70%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.68%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.59%) Kali Linux
16 7 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (25.53%) Cybersecurity
2 288 (24.43%) Information Security
3 268 (22.73%) SIEM
4 196 (16.62%) ITIL
5 181 (15.35%) Security Operations
6 116 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
6 116 (9.84%) Vulnerability Management
7 103 (8.74%) Security Architecture
8 100 (8.48%) Kalman Filter
9 86 (7.29%) Identity Management
10 85 (7.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 76 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
12 75 (6.36%) Change Management
13 73 (6.19%) Presales
14 72 (6.11%) Mentoring
15 69 (5.85%) Risk Management
16 64 (5.43%) Network Design
16 64 (5.43%) Security Management
17 62 (5.26%) Data Protection
18 54 (4.58%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 132 (11.20%) Python
2 79 (6.70%) Java
3 71 (6.02%) Perl
4 47 (3.99%) SQL
5 46 (3.90%) C
6 44 (3.73%) C++
7 36 (3.05%) Ruby
8 32 (2.71%) PowerShell
9 31 (2.63%) JavaScript
10 30 (2.54%) C#
11 25 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.53%) PHP
13 13 (1.10%) Korn
14 10 (0.85%) Bourne shell
14 10 (0.85%) Go
15 7 (0.59%) VB
16 6 (0.51%) R
17 4 (0.34%) Scala
17 4 (0.34%) VBScript
18 3 (0.25%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 333 (28.24%) Cisco Certification
2 228 (19.34%) CCNP
3 204 (17.30%) CISSP
4 149 (12.64%) CCNA
5 124 (10.52%) CISM
6 121 (10.26%) Degree
7 94 (7.97%) Security Cleared
8 72 (6.11%) SC Cleared
9 58 (4.92%) CISA
10 51 (4.33%) CCSE
11 47 (3.99%) CEH
12 42 (3.56%) CCIE
13 41 (3.48%) JNCIS
14 40 (3.39%) CCSA
14 40 (3.39%) CCSP
15 39 (3.31%) GIAC
16 35 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
17 29 (2.46%) DV Cleared
18 27 (2.29%) CompTIA Security+
18 27 (2.29%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (9.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (5.51%) SLA
3 59 (5.00%) PCI DSS
4 50 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 33 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (1.70%) QA
7 8 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.68%) SSAE 16
8 7 (0.59%) GDPR
9 5 (0.42%) PMO
10 4 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.34%) FISMA
11 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.17%) COBIT
12 2 (0.17%) GCP
12 2 (0.17%) GPG13
12 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.085%) FIPS 140-2
13 1 (0.085%) NIST 800
System Software
1 142 (12.04%) Active Directory
2 51 (4.33%) ProxySG
3 40 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (3.14%) Snort
5 32 (2.71%) vSphere
6 22 (1.87%) iptables
7 15 (1.27%) Hyper-V
8 13 (1.10%) Docker
8 13 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.02%) Firmware
10 10 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.76%) XenApp
12 7 (0.59%) MetaFrame
12 7 (0.59%) pfSense
12 7 (0.59%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.59%) XenServer
13 5 (0.42%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.34%) Samba
15 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 73 (6.19%) FortiGate
2 49 (4.16%) Nessus
3 27 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
4 22 (1.87%) SELinux
5 19 (1.61%) Ansible
5 19 (1.61%) Puppet
6 16 (1.36%) Kubernetes
7 13 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 13 (1.10%) PowerBroker
7 13 (1.10%) SCCM
8 12 (1.02%) Nagios
9 11 (0.93%) CSIRT
10 10 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.76%) Kibana
11 9 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.68%) RSA enVision
13 7 (0.59%) logstash
13 7 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 552 (46.82%) Cisco
2 399 (33.84%) CheckPoint
3 337 (28.58%) Palo Alto
4 293 (24.85%) Juniper
5 221 (18.74%) F5
6 141 (11.96%) Blue Coat
7 123 (10.43%) Fortinet
8 122 (10.35%) Microsoft
9 106 (8.99%) Splunk
10 87 (7.38%) VMware
11 84 (7.12%) McAfee
12 81 (6.87%) Sourcefire
13 51 (4.33%) Red Hat
14 47 (3.99%) Aruba
14 47 (3.99%) SonicWALL
15 46 (3.90%) Citrix
16 45 (3.82%) Extreme Networks
17 43 (3.65%) HP
18 42 (3.56%) LogRhythm
18 42 (3.56%) Riverbed
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
East Sussex
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: From £29,300 to £32,398 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £125000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 55 minutes ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £150000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38K + On target bonus of 10%
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum & Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
NHS Blood And Transplant
Salary: From £40,428 to £48,514 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits / Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Excellent - please discuss
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago