Period
to 21 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 330 402 447
Rank change year-on-year +72 +45 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1,288 1,256 1,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.77% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.80% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 806 954 905
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% +0.95%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 128,478 157,389 161,701
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.32% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 103,427 128,251 132,749
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,374 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 +36 494 £70,000 +16.67% 98
North of England +189 351 £50,000 -9.09% 41
Yorkshire +173 267 £47,500 -5.00% 13
South East +13 209 £55,000 +4.76% 55
East of England +25 137 £50,000 -4.76% 55
North West +5 77 £50,000 -15.25% 24
Midlands +66 51 £41,250 -13.16% 24
South West -30 46 £55,000 +15.79% 21
West Midlands +37 30 £40,000 -15.79% 15
East Midlands +42 21 £42,500 +21.43% 9
North East - 7 £48,750 - 4
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 630 (48.91%) Firewall
2 602 (46.74%) Network Security
3 565 (43.87%) Cisco
4 502 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
5 499 (38.74%) Linux
6 392 (30.43%) CCNP
7 371 (28.80%) Python
8 363 (28.18%) WAN
9 358 (27.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 341 (26.48%) Information Security
11 340 (26.40%) Palo Alto
12 339 (26.32%) CCNA
13 335 (26.01%) Cisco ASA
14 330 (25.62%) VPN
15 326 (25.31%) SIEM
16 320 (24.84%) Cybersecurity
17 301 (23.37%) Management Information System
18 300 (23.29%) BGP
19 299 (23.21%) Unix
20 285 (22.13%) MPLS
21 281 (21.82%) Fortinet
22 280 (21.74%) Windows
23 278 (21.58%) OSPF
24 270 (20.96%) DNS
25 267 (20.73%) IPsec
25 267 (20.73%) Bash Shell
25 267 (20.73%) Cisco Nexus
26 266 (20.65%) Network Management
27 261 (20.26%) Service Delivery
28 245 (19.02%) Perl

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 11 (0.85%) MS Exchange
2 8 (0.62%) Apache
3 6 (0.47%) Confluence
4 5 (0.39%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.31%) IIS
5 4 (0.31%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.16%) nginx
7 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.078%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.078%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 185 (14.36%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (6.52%) SaaS
4 65 (5.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 42 (3.26%) Office 365
6 30 (2.33%) IaaS
7 11 (0.85%) PaaS
8 8 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
8 8 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 5 (0.39%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.39%) Serverless
10 3 (0.23%) GitHub
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.078%) Akamai
12 1 (0.078%) G Suite
12 1 (0.078%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.078%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 630 (48.91%) Firewall
2 602 (46.74%) Network Security
3 363 (28.18%) WAN
4 335 (26.01%) Cisco ASA
5 330 (25.62%) VPN
6 300 (23.29%) BGP
7 285 (22.13%) MPLS
8 278 (21.58%) OSPF
9 270 (20.96%) DNS
10 267 (20.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 267 (20.73%) IPsec
11 225 (17.47%) NetScaler
12 213 (16.54%) SMTP
13 212 (16.46%) RIP
14 207 (16.07%) Broadband
15 206 (15.99%) ADSL
16 140 (10.87%) Intrusion Detection
17 109 (8.46%) LAN
18 90 (6.99%) TCP/IP
19 78 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.25%) MySQL
3 18 (1.40%) Big Data
4 11 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.62%) RDBMS
6 7 (0.54%) GIS
6 7 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.16%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.078%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.85%) Metasploit
3 10 (0.78%) JIRA
3 10 (0.78%) PhantomJS
4 9 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (0.54%) AppScan
5 7 (0.54%) Burp Suite
6 5 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.31%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.23%) Gradle
9 2 (0.16%) CF BOSH
9 2 (0.16%) Hudson
9 2 (0.16%) Maven
9 2 (0.16%) Paros
9 2 (0.16%) Snyk
9 2 (0.16%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.16%) WebScarab
10 1 (0.078%) Selenium
General
1 188 (14.60%) Finance
2 108 (8.39%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.88%) Banking
4 41 (3.18%) Retail
5 20 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.09%) Law
7 13 (1.01%) Games
8 12 (0.93%) Legal
9 10 (0.78%) Electronics
10 9 (0.70%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.70%) Marketing
11 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.23%) Military
13 2 (0.16%) Advertising
13 2 (0.16%) Back Office
13 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.078%) Front Office
14 1 (0.078%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.40%) 802.1X
2 16 (1.24%) Web Services
3 14 (1.09%) Node.js
4 13 (1.01%) OAuth
4 13 (1.01%) SAML
5 12 (0.93%) LDAP
6 7 (0.54%) Middleware
6 7 (0.54%) SailPoint
7 6 (0.47%) .NET
7 6 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.39%) XMPP
9 4 (0.31%) gRPC
9 4 (0.31%) HTML
9 4 (0.31%) XML
10 3 (0.23%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.23%) SignalR
10 3 (0.23%) WPF
11 2 (0.16%) RESTful
11 2 (0.16%) Spring
11 2 (0.16%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 301 (23.37%) Management Information System
2 86 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 59 (4.58%) Security Operations Centre
5 56 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 45 (3.49%) Cyberthreat
7 31 (2.41%) Public Cloud
8 26 (2.02%) PKI
9 22 (1.71%) e-Learning
10 19 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.01%) Driving Licence
14 12 (0.93%) Cloud Native
15 11 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
15 11 (0.85%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.78%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.78%) Cyberattack
16 10 (0.78%) Internet of Things
16 10 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 499 (38.74%) Linux
2 299 (23.21%) Unix
3 280 (21.74%) Windows
4 44 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.85%) Kali Linux
9 10 (0.78%) Android
10 7 (0.54%) CentOS
11 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
15 2 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.078%) Solaris
16 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (26.48%) Information Security
2 326 (25.31%) SIEM
3 320 (24.84%) Cybersecurity
4 266 (20.65%) Network Management
5 261 (20.26%) Service Delivery
6 240 (18.63%) Change Control
7 230 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
8 227 (17.62%) Network Design
9 225 (17.47%) Product Management
10 171 (13.28%) Security Operations
11 149 (11.57%) DevOps
12 114 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
13 110 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
14 109 (8.46%) Secure Coding
15 103 (8.00%) Security Architecture
16 98 (7.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 92 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
18 81 (6.29%) ITIL
19 78 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
20 74 (5.75%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 371 (28.80%) Python
2 267 (20.73%) Bash Shell
3 245 (19.02%) Perl
4 106 (8.23%) Java
5 75 (5.82%) PowerShell
6 57 (4.43%) C++
7 54 (4.19%) JavaScript
8 31 (2.41%) C
9 26 (2.02%) Go
10 25 (1.94%) SQL
11 23 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.32%) C#
12 17 (1.32%) Ruby
13 13 (1.01%) Objective-C
13 13 (1.01%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.47%) Scala
15 5 (0.39%) Bourne shell
15 5 (0.39%) Korn
16 4 (0.31%) F#
16 4 (0.31%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 502 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
2 392 (30.43%) CCNP
3 339 (26.32%) CCNA
4 237 (18.40%) CISSP
5 136 (10.56%) Degree
6 115 (8.93%) CEH
7 62 (4.81%) CISM
8 61 (4.74%) Security Cleared
9 57 (4.43%) CCSA
10 50 (3.88%) SANS
11 49 (3.80%) CISA
12 47 (3.65%) CCSE
13 46 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
14 40 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 37 (2.87%) GIAC
16 34 (2.64%) CCSP
17 33 (2.56%) Check Point Certification
17 33 (2.56%) MCSE
18 32 (2.48%) CCIE
19 30 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 358 (27.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 232 (18.01%) ISO 9001
3 64 (4.97%) GDPR
4 57 (4.43%) PCI DSS
5 48 (3.73%) NIST
6 32 (2.48%) SLA
7 27 (2.10%) COBIT
8 24 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 9 (0.70%) MiFID
10 8 (0.62%) ISO 22301
11 7 (0.54%) GPG13
11 7 (0.54%) RMADS
12 6 (0.47%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.39%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.31%) QA
15 3 (0.23%) NCSC
16 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (5.82%) Active Directory
3 39 (3.03%) Docker
4 25 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.78%) Snort
7 8 (0.62%) vSphere
8 6 (0.47%) Firmware
8 6 (0.47%) iptables
9 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.23%) NFS
11 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.16%) Postfix
11 2 (0.16%) Samba
11 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.16%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.16%) XenApp
12 1 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 234 (18.17%) Nagios
2 233 (18.09%) FortiGate
3 47 (3.65%) Kubernetes
4 39 (3.03%) Ansible
4 39 (3.03%) Nessus
5 31 (2.41%) Terraform
6 27 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
7 21 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (1.63%) Puppet
8 15 (1.16%) SCCM
9 14 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
11 12 (0.93%) CASB
12 11 (0.85%) Nmap
12 11 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.78%) QRadar
14 9 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
16 5 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 565 (43.87%) Cisco
2 340 (26.40%) Palo Alto
3 281 (21.82%) Fortinet
4 196 (15.22%) CheckPoint
5 151 (11.72%) Microsoft
6 99 (7.69%) VMware
7 93 (7.22%) Juniper
8 72 (5.59%) F5
9 61 (4.74%) Splunk
10 51 (3.96%) Google
11 50 (3.88%) CyberArk
12 46 (3.57%) NetApp
13 42 (3.26%) Meraki
14 40 (3.11%) SolarWinds
15 39 (3.03%) Symantec
16 38 (2.95%) Qualys
17 34 (2.64%) HP
18 32 (2.48%) ServiceNow
19 29 (2.25%) IBM
20 26 (2.02%) Blue Coat