Period
to 14 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Security Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 907 903 993
Rank change year-on-year -4 +90 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 132 213 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 79 181 119
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £47,500 £44,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £110,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +12.03%

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 121,798 146,195 156,452
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.00% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 98,052 118,799 126,252
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £79,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Senior Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Engineer in England

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Senior Security Engineer in England

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer in England over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Engineer in England

Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 14 October 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 +40 68 £75,000 +1.69% 5
East of England +67 26 £60,000 +20.00% 9
South East +26 18 £55,000 -8.33% 2
North of England +12 13 £52,500 -4.55% 1
North West +18 8 £57,500 -4.17% 1
West Midlands +36 5 £50,000 -37.50% 2
Midlands +20 5 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire -9 5 £50,000 +42.86%
South West -21 2 £71,250 +50.00%
Senior Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in the job title.

1 69 (52.27%) Firewall
2 63 (47.73%) Network Security
3 48 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 44 (33.33%) Information Security
5 42 (31.82%) SIEM
6 37 (28.03%) Cisco
7 34 (25.76%) Linux
7 34 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (25.76%) Intrusion Detection
8 32 (24.24%) AWS
9 31 (23.48%) CISSP
10 29 (21.97%) Windows
10 29 (21.97%) CCNP
10 29 (21.97%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (19.70%) Security Operations
12 25 (18.94%) SaaS
13 24 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 21 (15.91%) Palo Alto
15 19 (14.39%) CEH
16 18 (13.64%) DevOps
16 18 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
17 17 (12.88%) LAN
17 17 (12.88%) ITIL
18 16 (12.12%) WAN
18 16 (12.12%) TCP/IP
18 16 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
18 16 (12.12%) Finance
18 16 (12.12%) F5
18 16 (12.12%) Azure
18 16 (12.12%) IaaS

Senior 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 4 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.27%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 32 (24.24%) AWS
2 25 (18.94%) SaaS
3 16 (12.12%) Azure
3 16 (12.12%) IaaS
4 5 (3.79%) PaaS
5 2 (1.52%) GCP
6 1 (0.76%) Akamai
6 1 (0.76%) G Suite
6 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (52.27%) Firewall
2 63 (47.73%) Network Security
3 34 (25.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (12.88%) LAN
5 16 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 16 (12.12%) WAN
6 12 (9.09%) SSL
7 10 (7.58%) Internet
7 10 (7.58%) VPN
8 9 (6.82%) BGP
8 9 (6.82%) Cisco Firepower
8 9 (6.82%) OSPF
8 9 (6.82%) VLAN
9 8 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (5.30%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (5.30%) WLAN
11 6 (4.55%) HTTPS
12 5 (3.79%) BIG-IP
12 5 (3.79%) tcpdump
12 5 (3.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) Big Data
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.76%) Gradle
3 1 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 16 (12.12%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.52%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.52%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Law
5 1 (0.76%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.27%) Kafka
2 3 (2.27%) LDAP
2 3 (2.27%) REST
3 1 (0.76%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) .NET Core
3 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.76%) RESTful
3 1 (0.76%) Spring
3 1 (0.76%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.76%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.36%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (10.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 9 (6.82%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (5.30%) Wiki
6 5 (3.79%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.03%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.03%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.27%) CCTV
8 3 (2.27%) NHS
9 2 (1.52%) PKI
9 2 (1.52%) User Experience
10 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.76%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.76%) Linux
2 29 (21.97%) Windows
3 7 (5.30%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (33.33%) Information Security
3 42 (31.82%) SIEM
4 29 (21.97%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (19.70%) Security Operations
6 18 (13.64%) DevOps
6 18 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (12.88%) ITIL
8 16 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (11.36%) Forensic Analysis
10 14 (10.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 13 (9.85%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (9.85%) Secure Coding
11 13 (9.85%) Threat Intelligence
12 12 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (9.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 12 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
13 11 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
13 11 (8.33%) Network Segmentation
13 11 (8.33%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.85%) Java
2 12 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.58%) Shell Script
4 9 (6.82%) Python
5 4 (3.03%) C
5 4 (3.03%) Go
5 4 (3.03%) SQL
6 3 (2.27%) Perl
7 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.76%) C#
8 1 (0.76%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 34 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (23.48%) CISSP
3 29 (21.97%) CCNP
4 19 (14.39%) CEH
5 11 (8.33%) CCNA
6 10 (7.58%) CISM
7 6 (4.55%) Degree
8 5 (3.79%) GIAC
8 5 (3.79%) SANS
9 4 (3.03%) GCIA
10 3 (2.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (2.27%) CCIE
10 3 (2.27%) CCSA
10 3 (2.27%) CCSE
10 3 (2.27%) CCSP
10 3 (2.27%) CISA
10 3 (2.27%) PCI QSA
10 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.76%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.58%) COBIT
2 10 (7.58%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.79%) HIPAA
3 5 (3.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (3.79%) NIST
4 2 (1.52%) GDPR
5 1 (0.76%) SAS 70
System Software
1 11 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
1 11 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.55%) ProxySG
3 5 (3.79%) Docker
4 4 (3.03%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.03%) Ansible
2 4 (3.03%) QRadar
2 4 (3.03%) Suricata
3 2 (1.52%) Nagios
3 2 (1.52%) Terraform
4 1 (0.76%) Nmap
Vendors
1 37 (28.03%) Cisco
2 21 (15.91%) Palo Alto
3 16 (12.12%) F5
4 12 (9.09%) VMware
5 11 (8.33%) NetApp
6 10 (7.58%) Qualys
6 10 (7.58%) Veracode
7 8 (6.06%) CheckPoint
7 8 (6.06%) Juniper
8 6 (4.55%) Blue Coat
8 6 (4.55%) FireEye
9 5 (3.79%) Fortinet
9 5 (3.79%) Zscaler
10 4 (3.03%) Huawei
10 4 (3.03%) IBM
10 4 (3.03%) Splunk
11 1 (0.76%) Brocade
11 1 (0.76%) Citrix
11 1 (0.76%) Intel
11 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds