Period
to 28 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 335 275 371
Rank change year-on-year -60 +96 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1,105 575 1,057
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.16% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.22% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 784 486 696
10th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £33,625
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £80,313 £77,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £92,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

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 102,110 47,033 119,596
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.30% 95.04% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 72,075 39,915 97,884
10th Percentile £31,814 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £89,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 2021. 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 -106 500 £70,000 - 101
South East +21 285 £55,000 - 31
North of England -72 106 £50,000 -6.10% 33
South West -27 76 £48,000 +3.78% 19
Yorkshire -61 53 £50,000 -4.76% 13
North West -102 51 £48,250 -19.58% 20
East of England -90 44 £37,500 -21.05% 16
Midlands -128 40 £67,500 +35.00% 19
West Midlands -118 21 £71,250 +35.71% 12
East Midlands -61 19 £55,000 +29.41% 7
North East - 2 £56,250 -
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, 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.

1 522 (47.24%) Cybersecurity
2 459 (41.54%) Python
3 437 (39.55%) AWS
4 426 (38.55%) Azure
5 358 (32.40%) DevOps
6 346 (31.31%) Information Security
7 342 (30.95%) Firewall
8 314 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
9 287 (25.97%) PowerShell
10 256 (23.17%) Analytics
11 252 (22.81%) Network Security
12 245 (22.17%) SIEM
12 245 (22.17%) Microsoft
13 244 (22.08%) Risk Management
14 205 (18.55%) Windows
15 197 (17.83%) Linux
16 193 (17.47%) CISSP
17 182 (16.47%) Java
17 182 (16.47%) Security Operations
18 181 (16.38%) Continuous Improvement
19 173 (15.66%) Bash Shell
20 163 (14.75%) Finance
21 162 (14.66%) Serverless
22 157 (14.21%) Cisco Certification
23 155 (14.03%) Big Data
23 155 (14.03%) Data Lake
24 150 (13.57%) Microsoft 365
25 148 (13.39%) Social Skills
26 147 (13.30%) Data Analytics
27 146 (13.21%) ETL

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 33 (2.99%) Apache
2 32 (2.90%) Apache Airflow
3 22 (1.99%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.00%) IIS
5 9 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.63%) Confluence
7 4 (0.36%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.090%) nginx
9 1 (0.090%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.090%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 78 (7.06%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 437 (39.55%) AWS
2 426 (38.55%) Azure
3 162 (14.66%) Serverless
4 150 (13.57%) Microsoft 365
5 114 (10.32%) Azure Data Factory
6 109 (9.86%) AWS Lambda
7 106 (9.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 106 (9.59%) AWS CloudTrail
8 105 (9.50%) Amazon S3
9 87 (7.87%) Azure Sentinel
10 84 (7.60%) GCP
11 72 (6.52%) GitHub
12 68 (6.15%) GitHub Actions
13 67 (6.06%) Power Platform
14 66 (5.97%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 65 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
16 54 (4.89%) SaaS
17 53 (4.80%) Amazon EMR
17 53 (4.80%) Azure Logic Apps
17 53 (4.80%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 342 (30.95%) Firewall
2 252 (22.81%) Network Security
3 104 (9.41%) VPN
4 86 (7.78%) Cisco IPT
5 60 (5.43%) WAN
6 52 (4.71%) TCP/IP
7 46 (4.16%) DNS
8 45 (4.07%) LAN
9 43 (3.89%) Intrusion Detection
10 40 (3.62%) Wireshark
11 34 (3.08%) Internet
12 31 (2.81%) SSL
13 27 (2.44%) VLAN
14 26 (2.35%) SMS
15 25 (2.26%) Broadband
16 24 (2.17%) Cisco ISE
16 24 (2.17%) DHCP
17 23 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (1.90%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (14.03%) Big Data
1 155 (14.03%) Data Lake
2 65 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 65 (5.88%) Power BI
3 64 (5.79%) MongoDB
4 63 (5.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 63 (5.70%) HDInsight
4 63 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (4.34%) Amazon Redshift
6 47 (4.25%) Amazon Athena
6 47 (4.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 47 (4.25%) Amazon RDS
7 46 (4.16%) Electronic Patient Records
8 14 (1.27%) SQL Server
9 9 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.72%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.63%) Dremio
12 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.45%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (5.70%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.63%) JIRA
4 15 (1.36%) kappa
5 8 (0.72%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.72%) Burp Suite
6 6 (0.54%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.45%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.45%) IDA Disassembler
8 4 (0.36%) CircleCI
8 4 (0.36%) Postman
8 4 (0.36%) Selenium
8 4 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.27%) Maven
10 2 (0.18%) Ant
10 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.18%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.18%) Gradle
10 2 (0.18%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 163 (14.75%) Finance
2 148 (13.39%) Social Skills
3 75 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 35 (3.17%) Public Sector
6 26 (2.35%) Banking
6 26 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 26 (2.35%) Marketing
7 24 (2.17%) Military
7 24 (2.17%) Retail
8 23 (2.08%) Electronics
9 19 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
9 19 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
10 18 (1.63%) Law
11 16 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (1.09%) Legal
13 9 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 7 (0.63%) Publishing
15 6 (0.54%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (7.24%) .NET
2 61 (5.52%) XML
3 56 (5.07%) JSON
4 55 (4.98%) Kafka
5 32 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
6 16 (1.45%) Web Services
7 14 (1.27%) REST
8 12 (1.09%) SAML
9 11 (1.00%) OAuth
10 10 (0.90%) SOAP
11 9 (0.81%) Scrapy
12 8 (0.72%) Node.js
13 7 (0.63%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.63%) HTML
14 5 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
14 5 (0.45%) GraphQL
14 5 (0.45%) koa
14 5 (0.45%) OAuth2
14 5 (0.45%) React
15 4 (0.36%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.61%) Management Information System
2 53 (4.80%) Cloud Native
3 30 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
4 28 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 24 (2.17%) PKI
6 20 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (1.72%) Public Cloud
8 18 (1.63%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.45%) Cyberattack
10 15 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 13 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
11 13 (1.18%) User Experience
12 12 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.90%) Mobile App
13 10 (0.90%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 7 (0.63%) SCADA
15 6 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 205 (18.55%) Windows
2 197 (17.83%) Linux
3 58 (5.25%) Mac OS
4 29 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 28 (2.53%) Unix
6 20 (1.81%) Windows 10
7 17 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
9 13 (1.18%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.54%) Solaris
11 5 (0.45%) Android
11 5 (0.45%) VMS
12 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.18%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.18%) OpenBSD
15 1 (0.090%) Debian
15 1 (0.090%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.090%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (47.24%) Cybersecurity
2 358 (32.40%) DevOps
3 346 (31.31%) Information Security
4 314 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
5 256 (23.17%) Analytics
6 245 (22.17%) SIEM
7 244 (22.08%) Risk Management
8 182 (16.47%) Security Operations
9 181 (16.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 147 (13.30%) Data Analytics
11 146 (13.21%) ETL
12 130 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
12 130 (11.76%) Threat Modelling
13 122 (11.04%) SDLC
14 119 (10.77%) Infrastructure as Code
15 113 (10.23%) Data Security
16 109 (9.86%) Security Testing
17 98 (8.87%) Test Automation
18 94 (8.51%) Vulnerability Management
19 92 (8.33%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 459 (41.54%) Python
2 287 (25.97%) PowerShell
3 182 (16.47%) Java
4 173 (15.66%) Bash Shell
5 141 (12.76%) C#
6 101 (9.14%) SQL
7 92 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 92 (8.33%) Scala
8 63 (5.70%) Ruby
9 54 (4.89%) Perl
10 52 (4.71%) VB
11 29 (2.62%) Go
12 24 (2.17%) C++
13 14 (1.27%) C
14 9 (0.81%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.45%) Kotlin
16 4 (0.36%) R
16 4 (0.36%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.36%) VBA
17 2 (0.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 193 (17.47%) CISSP
2 157 (14.21%) Cisco Certification
3 125 (11.31%) Degree
4 99 (8.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 92 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 77 (6.97%) SANS
7 58 (5.25%) GCIH
8 57 (5.16%) AWS Certification
9 56 (5.07%) SC Cleared
10 55 (4.98%) CEH
11 54 (4.89%) GCIA
12 52 (4.71%) GCFA
12 52 (4.71%) GCFE
13 50 (4.52%) CCNA
14 45 (4.07%) CISM
15 40 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
16 32 (2.90%) CompTIA Security+
16 32 (2.90%) DV Cleared
17 29 (2.62%) CCNP
18 24 (2.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (10.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (6.97%) NIST
3 53 (4.80%) GDPR
4 27 (2.44%) PCI DSS
5 22 (1.99%) NCSC
6 19 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (1.63%) QA
8 17 (1.54%) SLA
9 16 (1.45%) SOC 2
10 15 (1.36%) JSP 440
11 11 (1.00%) RMADS
12 9 (0.81%) IASME
13 7 (0.63%) NIST 800
14 6 (0.54%) GRC
15 5 (0.45%) COBIT
15 5 (0.45%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (0.36%) GLBA
16 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 3 (0.27%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 98 (8.87%) Docker
2 74 (6.70%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.54%) Firmware
4 6 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.54%) vSphere
5 3 (0.27%) LXC
5 3 (0.27%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.18%) KVM
6 2 (0.18%) Snort
6 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.090%) vCloud
7 1 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.090%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 137 (12.40%) Terraform
2 109 (9.86%) Kubernetes
3 44 (3.98%) Puppet
4 43 (3.89%) Ansible
5 25 (2.26%) CASB
6 24 (2.17%) Nessus
7 18 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (1.54%) CSIRT
9 16 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (1.27%) Nmap
11 12 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
12 9 (0.81%) QRadar
13 7 (0.63%) Istio
13 7 (0.63%) Pingdom
13 7 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (0.54%) HP ALM
14 6 (0.54%) HP Fortify
14 6 (0.54%) WebInspect
15 5 (0.45%) FortiGate
15 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 245 (22.17%) Microsoft
2 146 (13.21%) Databricks
3 139 (12.58%) Cisco
4 113 (10.23%) Palo Alto
5 77 (6.97%) CheckPoint
6 63 (5.70%) Google
6 63 (5.70%) Palantir
7 59 (5.34%) Splunk
8 56 (5.07%) Meraki
9 54 (4.89%) Fortinet
10 50 (4.52%) F5
11 49 (4.43%) McAfee
12 47 (4.25%) Juniper
13 34 (3.08%) VMware
14 32 (2.90%) Sophos
15 26 (2.35%) SolarWinds
15 26 (2.35%) TippingPoint
16 24 (2.17%) SAP
17 23 (2.08%) Darktrace
18 21 (1.90%) Proofpoint