Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 395 467
Rank change year-on-year -32 +72 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1194 1393 1278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.78% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.80% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 908 1084 1098
England median annual salary £53,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.85% +8.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,700 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -76 492 £60,000 - 17
South East -33 298 £50,000 - 18
East of England +85 140 £50,000 +4.17% 5
North of England -5 112 £47,500 +11.76% 5
South West +58 101 £46,250 -11.90% 1
North West +14 70 £47,500 +7.95% 3
Midlands +34 52 £43,750 - 2
West Midlands +7 47 £43,750 -2.78% 1
Yorkshire +8 42 £40,000 +2.56% 2
East Midlands +31 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 667 (55.86%) Firewall
2 451 (37.77%) Network Security
3 392 (32.83%) Cisco
4 337 (28.22%) Cybersecurity
5 336 (28.14%) SIEM
6 303 (25.38%) Linux
7 299 (25.04%) Information Security
8 296 (24.79%) Windows
9 278 (23.28%) CISSP
10 267 (22.36%) TCP/IP
11 246 (20.60%) CheckPoint
12 237 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
13 203 (17.00%) Security Operations
14 191 (16.00%) Security Architecture
14 191 (16.00%) Finance
15 182 (15.24%) Juniper
16 179 (14.99%) Palo Alto
17 175 (14.66%) WAN
18 170 (14.24%) VPN
19 169 (14.15%) ITIL
20 166 (13.90%) Cisco ASA
21 161 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
22 159 (13.32%) CISM
23 156 (13.07%) CCNP
24 154 (12.90%) Microsoft
25 152 (12.73%) LAN
26 146 (12.23%) Java
27 137 (11.47%) Degree
28 135 (11.31%) Active Directory
29 134 (11.22%) DNS

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 23 (1.93%) MS Exchange
2 18 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.01%) JBoss
5 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (0.67%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.59%) IIS
8 6 (0.50%) Apache
9 5 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.25%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.17%) nginx
11 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.084%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.084%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.084%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 120 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.18%) Office 365
4 28 (2.35%) SaaS
5 22 (1.84%) IaaS
6 11 (0.92%) Akamai
7 9 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (0.75%) PaaS
8 7 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.17%) Force.com
9 2 (0.17%) GitHub
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.084%) npm
10 1 (0.084%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 667 (55.86%) Firewall
2 451 (37.77%) Network Security
3 267 (22.36%) TCP/IP
4 175 (14.66%) WAN
5 170 (14.24%) VPN
6 166 (13.90%) Cisco ASA
7 152 (12.73%) LAN
8 134 (11.22%) DNS
9 98 (8.21%) BGP
10 94 (7.87%) Intrusion Detection
11 89 (7.45%) IPsec
12 80 (6.70%) Wireless
13 76 (6.37%) DHCP
13 76 (6.37%) MPLS
14 73 (6.11%) OSPF
15 68 (5.70%) HTTP
16 54 (4.52%) SSL
17 51 (4.27%) Cisco IOS
18 41 (3.43%) DMZ
19 40 (3.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.01%) MongoDB
3 15 (1.26%) MySQL
4 13 (1.09%) Big Data
5 9 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.59%) Blockchain
7 6 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.42%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.42%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.34%) GIS
9 4 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.25%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.25%) HBase
10 3 (0.25%) InfluxDB
10 3 (0.25%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.25%) Redis
11 2 (0.17%) Impala
12 1 (0.084%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.42%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.25%) Maven
3 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.17%) FxCop
4 2 (0.17%) JIRA
4 2 (0.17%) Selenium
4 2 (0.17%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.084%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.084%) Gradle
5 1 (0.084%) Grunt
5 1 (0.084%) gulp
5 1 (0.084%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.084%) OllyDbg
5 1 (0.084%) webpack
5 1 (0.084%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.084%) Xcode
General
1 191 (16.00%) Finance
2 86 (7.20%) Banking
3 64 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.09%) Games
5 21 (1.76%) Electronics
6 20 (1.68%) Legal
7 19 (1.59%) Law
8 18 (1.51%) Retail
9 16 (1.34%) German Language
10 15 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.26%) Marketing
11 12 (1.01%) Digital Economy
12 10 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.75%) French Language
14 8 (0.67%) Advertising
15 7 (0.59%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.50%) Automotive
17 4 (0.34%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
19 1 (0.084%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.86%) Web Services
2 36 (3.02%) HTML
3 16 (1.34%) Node.js
4 14 (1.17%) CSS
4 14 (1.17%) SOAP
5 12 (1.01%) 802.1X
5 12 (1.01%) Middleware
5 12 (1.01%) RESTful
5 12 (1.01%) XML
6 11 (0.92%) .NET
6 11 (0.92%) JSON
7 10 (0.84%) Ajax
7 10 (0.84%) J2EE
7 10 (0.84%) JSF
7 10 (0.84%) Regular Expression
7 10 (0.84%) SVG
8 6 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.42%) REST
10 4 (0.34%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.62%) Data Centre
2 80 (6.70%) Computer Science
3 78 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (5.36%) Management Information System
5 59 (4.94%) Data Protection Act
5 59 (4.94%) PKI
6 50 (4.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 46 (3.85%) CESG
8 40 (3.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 34 (2.85%) Algorithms
10 30 (2.51%) Cyberthreat
11 25 (2.09%) Java Card
12 21 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.34%) CCTV
13 16 (1.34%) Cybercrime
14 15 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
15 14 (1.17%) iPad
16 12 (1.01%) Mobile App
17 11 (0.92%) User Experience
18 9 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 303 (25.38%) Linux
2 296 (24.79%) Windows
3 118 (9.88%) Windows Server
4 113 (9.46%) Unix
5 31 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.17%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.75%) Android
9 9 (0.75%) CentOS
9 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.67%) Mac OS
10 8 (0.67%) Solaris
10 8 (0.67%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.59%) Kali Linux
12 5 (0.42%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.25%) Debian
13 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (28.22%) Cybersecurity
2 336 (28.14%) SIEM
3 299 (25.04%) Information Security
4 203 (17.00%) Security Operations
5 191 (16.00%) Security Architecture
6 169 (14.15%) ITIL
7 161 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
8 129 (10.80%) Vulnerability Management
9 98 (8.21%) Data Protection
10 89 (7.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 88 (7.37%) Kalman Filter
12 85 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
13 76 (6.37%) Data Loss Prevention
14 64 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
15 60 (5.03%) Change Management
16 57 (4.77%) DRM
16 57 (4.77%) Incident Management
16 57 (4.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 52 (4.36%) Identity Management
18 47 (3.94%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 146 (12.23%) Java
2 112 (9.38%) Python
3 72 (6.03%) C
4 48 (4.02%) C++
5 44 (3.69%) SQL
6 39 (3.27%) Perl
7 36 (3.02%) JavaScript
8 33 (2.76%) Ruby
9 30 (2.51%) PowerShell
10 26 (2.18%) C#
11 21 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.01%) PHP
12 12 (1.01%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.84%) Groovy
14 9 (0.75%) VBScript
15 8 (0.67%) Go
16 5 (0.42%) Korn
16 5 (0.42%) Lua
17 4 (0.34%) R
18 3 (0.25%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 278 (23.28%) CISSP
2 237 (19.85%) Cisco Certification
3 159 (13.32%) CISM
4 156 (13.07%) CCNP
5 137 (11.47%) Degree
6 118 (9.88%) CCNA
7 106 (8.88%) Security Cleared
8 90 (7.54%) SC Cleared
9 86 (7.20%) CEH
10 66 (5.53%) CISA
11 55 (4.61%) GIAC
12 52 (4.36%) SSCP
13 49 (4.10%) CCSA
14 47 (3.94%) DV Cleared
14 47 (3.94%) SANS
15 39 (3.27%) CCSE
16 34 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
17 31 (2.60%) PhD
18 28 (2.35%) CCIE
19 27 (2.26%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (10.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 56 (4.69%) PCI DSS
4 39 (3.27%) SLA
5 19 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 19 (1.59%) GDPR
6 15 (1.26%) QA
6 15 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (1.09%) PMO
8 9 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (0.67%) GPG13
10 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.17%) COBIT
11 2 (0.17%) RMADS
11 2 (0.17%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.084%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.084%) GCP
12 1 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.084%) JSP 440
System Software
1 135 (11.31%) Active Directory
2 73 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (3.10%) vSphere
4 28 (2.35%) Snort
5 26 (2.18%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.51%) ProxySG
7 14 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.01%) Docker
9 11 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.75%) iptables
11 8 (0.67%) Firmware
12 4 (0.34%) HDFS
12 4 (0.34%) pfSense
12 4 (0.34%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.34%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.25%) vCloud
14 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.17%) KVM
14 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (3.02%) FortiGate
2 31 (2.60%) Nagios
3 22 (1.84%) Nessus
4 20 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.51%) Cacti
6 17 (1.42%) QRadar
6 17 (1.42%) vCenter Server
7 16 (1.34%) Puppet
7 16 (1.34%) SCOM
8 15 (1.26%) Ansible
9 12 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.84%) CSIRT
11 10 (0.84%) RSA enVision
12 8 (0.67%) SELinux
13 7 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.59%) RSA Archer
14 6 (0.50%) ArcSight ESM
14 6 (0.50%) RSA Security Analytics
14 6 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 392 (32.83%) Cisco
2 246 (20.60%) CheckPoint
3 182 (15.24%) Juniper
4 179 (14.99%) Palo Alto
5 154 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 119 (9.97%) F5
7 105 (8.79%) VMware
8 76 (6.37%) Splunk
9 71 (5.95%) Fortinet
10 56 (4.69%) Blue Coat
11 51 (4.27%) Citrix
12 41 (3.43%) LogRhythm
13 33 (2.76%) Sourcefire
13 33 (2.76%) Symantec
14 32 (2.68%) McAfee
14 32 (2.68%) Sophos
15 27 (2.26%) ArcSight
16 21 (1.76%) SolarWinds
17 20 (1.68%) AlienVault
18 17 (1.42%) Rapid7