Period
to 4 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 740 897 984
Rank change year-on-year +157 +87 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 118 166 191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 111 130 169
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £51,250 £47,375 £44,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £93,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%

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 76,303 126,855 154,493
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.97% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 61,703 101,642 126,351
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%

Senior Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Engineer in England

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Security Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Senior Security Engineer in England

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Security Engineer in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +133 61 £75,000 - 5
North of England +142 21 £60,000 +20.00% 2
North West +113 17 £60,000 - 1
South East +91 17 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Midlands +108 11 £59,500 - 3
East of England +61 7 £65,000 +8.33% 1
West Midlands - 6 £59,500 - 3
East Midlands +57 5 £71,250 -
Yorkshire +91 4 £50,000 - 1
Senior Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 64 (54.24%) Cybersecurity
2 55 (46.61%) Firewall
3 43 (36.44%) Information Security
4 37 (31.36%) Network Security
5 33 (27.97%) CISSP
6 31 (26.27%) Security Operations
7 29 (24.58%) Cisco
7 29 (24.58%) Azure
7 29 (24.58%) SIEM
8 24 (20.34%) CISM
9 23 (19.49%) Internet
10 22 (18.64%) AWS
10 22 (18.64%) Vulnerability Management
10 22 (18.64%) DevOps
11 21 (17.80%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (17.80%) Finance
12 20 (16.95%) Security Architecture
12 20 (16.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 19 (16.10%) CheckPoint
13 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
14 18 (15.25%) IaaS
15 17 (14.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 17 (14.41%) DDoS Mitigation
16 16 (13.56%) Palo Alto
16 16 (13.56%) Privileged Access Management
16 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (13.56%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (12.71%) VPN
17 15 (12.71%) PCI DSS
17 15 (12.71%) Cisco ISE

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 (3.39%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.58%) Azure
2 22 (18.64%) AWS
3 18 (15.25%) IaaS
4 12 (10.17%) PaaS
5 11 (9.32%) Office 365
6 10 (8.47%) Serverless
7 7 (5.93%) AWS CloudTrail
8 6 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (5.08%) Azure Functions
8 6 (5.08%) SaaS
9 4 (3.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (3.39%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 4 (3.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (1.69%) GCP
11 1 (0.85%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.85%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (46.61%) Firewall
2 37 (31.36%) Network Security
3 23 (19.49%) Internet
4 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
5 16 (13.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (12.71%) Cisco ISE
6 15 (12.71%) VPN
7 14 (11.86%) WAN
8 13 (11.02%) Wireless
9 12 (10.17%) HTTP
10 10 (8.47%) BGP
10 10 (8.47%) LAN
10 10 (8.47%) Wireshark
11 9 (7.63%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (6.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (5.93%) OSPF
14 6 (5.08%) MPLS
14 6 (5.08%) VXLAN
15 4 (3.39%) Cisco Firepower
15 4 (3.39%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) Data Lake
3 4 (3.39%) Big Data
4 3 (2.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (8.47%) Octopus Deploy
1 10 (8.47%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.69%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.85%) AppScan
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Retail
3 7 (5.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.85%) French Language
4 1 (0.85%) Games
4 1 (0.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) Kafka
2 5 (4.24%) SAML
3 4 (3.39%) LDAP
4 3 (2.54%) CSS
4 3 (2.54%) HTML
4 3 (2.54%) jQuery
4 3 (2.54%) Laravel
4 3 (2.54%) OAuth
4 3 (2.54%) React
4 3 (2.54%) XHTML
5 1 (0.85%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) Node.js
5 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 13 (11.02%) User Experience
3 11 (9.32%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.47%) Cloud Native
5 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.93%) Management Information System
7 6 (5.08%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (4.24%) Blog
9 4 (3.39%) e-Learning
9 4 (3.39%) PKI
9 4 (3.39%) Public Cloud
9 4 (3.39%) Wiki
10 3 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.86%) Windows
2 11 (9.32%) Linux
3 4 (3.39%) Unix
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) Android
5 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (54.24%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (36.44%) Information Security
3 31 (26.27%) Security Operations
4 29 (24.58%) SIEM
5 22 (18.64%) DevOps
5 22 (18.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 20 (16.95%) Security Architecture
7 17 (14.41%) DDoS Mitigation
8 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (13.56%) Privileged Access Management
9 13 (11.02%) Data Protection
9 13 (11.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 13 (11.02%) Security Testing
10 12 (10.17%) Fintech
10 12 (10.17%) ITIL
11 11 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.47%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (8.47%) Secure Coding
12 10 (8.47%) Security Management
12 10 (8.47%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.02%) Python
2 9 (7.63%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.08%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.24%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.39%) Java
5 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.39%) PHP
5 4 (3.39%) Scala
6 2 (1.69%) C#
6 2 (1.69%) C++
6 2 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (0.85%) Go
7 1 (0.85%) R
7 1 (0.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (27.97%) CISSP
2 24 (20.34%) CISM
3 21 (17.80%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (10.17%) CCNP
5 11 (9.32%) CCNA
6 10 (8.47%) Degree
7 8 (6.78%) SANS
8 6 (5.08%) AWS Certification
9 5 (4.24%) PCI QSA
10 4 (3.39%) CEH
10 4 (3.39%) CISA
10 4 (3.39%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.39%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (2.54%) CCDP
11 3 (2.54%) CCIE
11 3 (2.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (2.54%) GIAC
12 2 (1.69%) CREST Certified
12 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (12.71%) PCI DSS
3 12 (10.17%) NIST
4 8 (6.78%) COBIT
5 7 (5.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (4.24%) AICPA
7 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (2.54%) GDPR
9 1 (0.85%) NCSC
9 1 (0.85%) QA
9 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.69%) Docker
3 2 (1.69%) LXC
4 1 (0.85%) Snort
4 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.39%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (3.39%) Terraform
3 3 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.69%) Nessus
5 1 (0.85%) CASB
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.85%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.85%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.85%) QRadar
5 1 (0.85%) Suricata
Vendors
1 29 (24.58%) Cisco
2 19 (16.10%) CheckPoint
3 16 (13.56%) Palo Alto
4 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.78%) Blue Coat
5 8 (6.78%) Meraki
6 7 (5.93%) Splunk
7 6 (5.08%) Fortinet
7 6 (5.08%) Juniper
7 6 (5.08%) VMware
8 5 (4.24%) Riverbed
9 4 (3.39%) CyberArk
9 4 (3.39%) Netskope
9 4 (3.39%) Virgin Media
9 4 (3.39%) Zscaler
10 3 (2.54%) Citrix
10 3 (2.54%) Oracle
11 2 (1.69%) CA
11 2 (1.69%) IBM
11 2 (1.69%) Intel