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The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 407 366 321
Rank change year-on-year -41 -45 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1,176 667 812
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.82% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.89% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 679 542 644
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £49,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £82,068 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £92,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%

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 126,812 75,305 81,459
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.63% 92.36% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 72,454 58,331 66,733
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%
75th Percentile £79,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -87 573 £72,000 +6.67% 87
South East +37 229 £67,500 +20.00% 21
North of England -85 108 £57,500 +9.52% 21
South West +1 91 £50,000 +4.17% 10
Midlands -60 73 £55,500 +0.91% 25
North West -93 67 £65,000 +28.71% 14
East of England -47 66 £50,000 -16.67% 23
West Midlands -36 52 £57,483 +4.51% 15
Yorkshire -30 38 £52,500 -4.55% 6
East Midlands -32 17 £47,500 -13.64% 10
North East -18 3 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Security Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 499 (42.43%) Python
2 466 (39.63%) Cybersecurity
3 423 (35.97%) AWS
4 419 (35.63%) Azure
5 367 (31.21%) Agile
6 338 (28.74%) DevOps
7 327 (27.81%) Information Security
8 311 (26.45%) Firewall
9 279 (23.72%) Finance
10 256 (21.77%) Java
11 235 (19.98%) Microsoft
11 235 (19.98%) PowerShell
12 226 (19.22%) CI/CD
13 221 (18.79%) Security Operations
14 218 (18.54%) Bash
15 214 (18.20%) SIEM
16 210 (17.86%) Analytics
16 210 (17.86%) Network Security
17 202 (17.18%) Social Skills
18 198 (16.84%) Windows
19 190 (16.16%) Risk Management
20 180 (15.31%) Linux
21 174 (14.80%) Application Security
22 170 (14.46%) Threat Modelling
23 169 (14.37%) Continuous Improvement
24 168 (14.29%) CISSP
25 167 (14.20%) SDLC
26 157 (13.35%) Software Engineering
27 156 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
28 153 (13.01%) Big Data

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 (1.62%) Apache
1 19 (1.62%) Confluence
2 16 (1.36%) Apache Spark
3 10 (0.85%) IIS
4 4 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.34%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.26%) nginx
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.085%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.085%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.085%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (1.87%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.17%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.085%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 423 (35.97%) AWS
2 419 (35.63%) Azure
3 141 (11.99%) Serverless
4 138 (11.73%) Microsoft 365
5 135 (11.48%) Azure Data Factory
6 110 (9.35%) GitHub
7 100 (8.50%) GCP
8 89 (7.57%) GitHub Actions
9 84 (7.14%) Azure Service Bus
10 83 (7.06%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 82 (6.97%) Azure Monitor
12 81 (6.89%) Azure Event Grid
12 81 (6.89%) Azure Functions
12 81 (6.89%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 59 (5.02%) Cloud Computing
14 57 (4.85%) Power Platform
15 45 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
16 36 (3.06%) SaaS
17 34 (2.89%) Azure Sentinel
18 32 (2.72%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 311 (26.45%) Firewall
2 210 (17.86%) Network Security
3 85 (7.23%) VPN
4 83 (7.06%) DNS
5 67 (5.70%) TCP/IP
6 66 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 66 (5.61%) WAN
7 59 (5.02%) Internet
8 56 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
9 52 (4.42%) LAN
10 49 (4.17%) Wireless
11 41 (3.49%) BGP
11 41 (3.49%) HTTP
12 36 (3.06%) SSL
13 31 (2.64%) Wireshark
14 29 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (1.87%) VLAN
16 21 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (1.62%) IPsec
18 18 (1.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (13.01%) Big Data
2 148 (12.59%) Data Lake
3 84 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 56 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 55 (4.68%) Power BI
6 54 (4.59%) HDInsight
6 54 (4.59%) MongoDB
6 54 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.94%) Metadata
7 11 (0.94%) SQL Server
8 10 (0.85%) Dremio
9 5 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.43%) MySQL
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.26%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (0.26%) Redis
11 2 (0.17%) HBase
11 2 (0.17%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 64 (5.44%) Jenkins
2 50 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 45 (3.83%) Burp Suite
4 38 (3.23%) SonarQube
5 27 (2.30%) GitLab
6 24 (2.04%) Bitbucket
7 23 (1.96%) Mercurial
7 23 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 21 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (0.94%) JIRA
10 10 (0.85%) Android Studio
10 10 (0.85%) IDA Disassembler
10 10 (0.85%) Metasploit
10 10 (0.85%) Xcode
11 7 (0.60%) Gradle
11 7 (0.60%) Snowpack
12 6 (0.51%) sqlmap
13 4 (0.34%) Snyk
14 3 (0.26%) AutoIt
14 3 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 279 (23.72%) Finance
2 202 (17.18%) Social Skills
3 123 (10.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 74 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (5.78%) Banking
6 57 (4.85%) Law
7 44 (3.74%) Retail
8 42 (3.57%) Legal
9 37 (3.15%) Public Sector
10 34 (2.89%) Games
11 27 (2.30%) Marketing
12 23 (1.96%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.79%) Electronics
14 19 (1.62%) Telecoms
15 18 (1.53%) Manufacturing
16 16 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
17 13 (1.11%) Aerospace
17 13 (1.11%) Automotive
18 10 (0.85%) Advertising
19 9 (0.77%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (12.93%) .NET
2 68 (5.78%) Node.js
3 52 (4.42%) React
4 34 (2.89%) SAML
5 24 (2.04%) OAuth
6 20 (1.70%) TensorFlow
7 17 (1.45%) Kafka
8 16 (1.36%) LDAP
9 15 (1.28%) OpenID
9 15 (1.28%) Web Services
10 13 (1.11%) HTML
11 12 (1.02%) GraphQL
11 12 (1.02%) JSON
11 12 (1.02%) Mason
11 12 (1.02%) OAuth2
11 12 (1.02%) YAML
12 9 (0.77%) LAMP
12 9 (0.77%) Spring
12 9 (0.77%) Spring Boot
13 7 (0.60%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.59%) Management Information System
2 88 (7.48%) Cyberattack
3 75 (6.38%) Cyber Defence
4 63 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 46 (3.91%) Cloud Native
6 45 (3.83%) PKI
7 39 (3.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 38 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (3.06%) Algorithms
9 36 (3.06%) Cybercrime
10 35 (2.98%) Cyberthreat
11 31 (2.64%) Mobile App
11 31 (2.64%) Public Cloud
12 29 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 29 (2.47%) Security Operations Centre
13 22 (1.87%) User Experience
14 17 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.19%) Virtual Team
16 13 (1.11%) Client/Server
16 13 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 198 (16.84%) Windows
2 180 (15.31%) Linux
3 59 (5.02%) Windows Server
4 30 (2.55%) Unix
5 27 (2.30%) Windows 10
6 26 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.62%) Kali Linux
8 18 (1.53%) Android
9 16 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
10 13 (1.11%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.60%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.17%) AIX
13 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.17%) CentOS
13 2 (0.17%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.17%) zOS
14 1 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (39.63%) Cybersecurity
2 367 (31.21%) Agile
3 338 (28.74%) DevOps
4 327 (27.81%) Information Security
5 226 (19.22%) CI/CD
6 221 (18.79%) Security Operations
7 214 (18.20%) SIEM
8 210 (17.86%) Analytics
9 190 (16.16%) Risk Management
10 174 (14.80%) Application Security
11 170 (14.46%) Threat Modelling
12 169 (14.37%) Continuous Improvement
13 167 (14.20%) SDLC
14 157 (13.35%) Software Engineering
15 149 (12.67%) ETL
16 142 (12.07%) Test Automation
17 138 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
18 132 (11.22%) Security Testing
19 119 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
20 118 (10.03%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 499 (42.43%) Python
2 256 (21.77%) Java
3 235 (19.98%) PowerShell
4 218 (18.54%) Bash
5 113 (9.61%) SQL
6 95 (8.08%) Scala
7 92 (7.82%) C#
8 89 (7.57%) JavaScript
9 82 (6.97%) C++
10 60 (5.10%) Go
11 29 (2.47%) TypeScript
12 22 (1.87%) Perl
13 20 (1.70%) Kotlin
14 17 (1.45%) C
14 17 (1.45%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.11%) Ruby
16 10 (0.85%) Apple Swift
16 10 (0.85%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.77%) PHP
18 7 (0.60%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 168 (14.29%) CISSP
2 156 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
3 130 (11.05%) Security Cleared
4 89 (7.57%) SC Cleared
5 85 (7.23%) Degree
6 79 (6.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 47 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
8 45 (3.83%) AWS Certification
8 45 (3.83%) CCNA
9 44 (3.74%) CEH
10 34 (2.89%) SSCP
11 30 (2.55%) CCNP
11 30 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (1.96%) CISM
13 22 (1.87%) DV Cleared
14 21 (1.79%) CCSP
15 20 (1.70%) GIAC
16 18 (1.53%) CCSE
17 17 (1.45%) OSCP
17 17 (1.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (10.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (6.89%) NIST
3 73 (6.21%) GDPR
4 63 (5.36%) PCI DSS
5 32 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (1.62%) NCSC
7 17 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 16 (1.36%) SLA
9 13 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 11 (0.94%) NIST 800
10 11 (0.94%) QA
11 9 (0.77%) ISO 26262
12 8 (0.68%) RMADS
12 8 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.68%) SOC 2
13 7 (0.60%) Actionable Recommendations
13 7 (0.60%) GRC
14 6 (0.51%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.26%) Accessibility
16 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 139 (11.82%) Docker
2 96 (8.16%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.53%) iptables
5 16 (1.36%) Snort
6 15 (1.28%) ProxySG
7 6 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.43%) Squid
9 4 (0.34%) Firmware
9 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.34%) vSphere
10 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.085%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.085%) NFS
11 1 (0.085%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.085%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 153 (13.01%) Kubernetes
2 147 (12.50%) Terraform
3 69 (5.87%) Ansible
4 31 (2.64%) Puppet
5 21 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
6 17 (1.45%) FortiGate
6 17 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (1.02%) Nessus
7 12 (1.02%) WSUS
8 10 (0.85%) CASB
8 10 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.85%) SCCM
9 9 (0.77%) CSIRT
10 8 (0.68%) Nexpose
11 7 (0.60%) Grafana
11 7 (0.60%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 6 (0.51%) Opsgenie
13 5 (0.43%) Nmap
13 5 (0.43%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 235 (19.98%) Microsoft
2 138 (11.73%) Databricks
3 102 (8.67%) Cisco
4 89 (7.57%) Palo Alto
5 59 (5.02%) Sophos
6 54 (4.59%) Palantir
7 51 (4.34%) Splunk
8 49 (4.17%) Google
9 47 (4.00%) CheckPoint
10 38 (3.23%) Fortinet
11 35 (2.98%) F5
12 31 (2.64%) VMware
13 28 (2.38%) Meraki
14 27 (2.30%) SolarWinds
15 25 (2.13%) Veeam
16 23 (1.96%) Zscaler
17 22 (1.87%) Aruba
18 21 (1.79%) Blue Coat
19 20 (1.70%) Juniper
19 20 (1.70%) Perforce