Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 999 988 1101
Rank change year-on-year -11 +113 +77
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 167 215 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 118 156 142
England median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £47,125 £42,500 £46,375
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £59,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +14.41% -1.67% +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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
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% -

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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 -24 69 £67,500 +3.85% 5
South East +29 53 £70,000 +29.63% 1
East of England +30 28 £67,500 +22.73% 2
South West +5 7 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Midlands +9 5 £72,500 +57.61% 1
West Midlands 0 5 £72,500 +57.61% 1
North of England -6 5 £48,500 +7.78% 2
North West -22 5 £48,500 +13.45% 1
Senior Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in the job title.

1 92 (55.09%) Firewall
2 76 (45.51%) Network Security
3 60 (35.93%) Palo Alto
4 59 (35.33%) Cisco
5 53 (31.74%) VPN
6 46 (27.54%) CheckPoint
6 46 (27.54%) WAN
7 45 (26.95%) SIEM
8 41 (24.55%) Juniper
9 39 (23.35%) BGP
10 38 (22.75%) Fortinet
10 38 (22.75%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (21.56%) Security Operations
12 35 (20.96%) Data Centre
12 35 (20.96%) Cisco Certification
12 35 (20.96%) LAN
13 34 (20.36%) F5
14 33 (19.76%) DNS
14 33 (19.76%) Amazon AWS
14 33 (19.76%) Degree
15 32 (19.16%) Intrusion Detection
16 31 (18.56%) CCNP
17 30 (17.96%) HTML
18 29 (17.37%) TCP/IP
18 29 (17.37%) Information Security
19 28 (16.77%) IPsec
19 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
19 28 (16.77%) Microsoft Azure
19 28 (16.77%) Cybersecurity
20 27 (16.17%) OSPF

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 (2.40%) JBoss
2 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.76%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (16.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.59%) Akamai
4 8 (4.79%) IaaS
5 3 (1.80%) Office 365
6 1 (0.60%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 92 (55.09%) Firewall
2 76 (45.51%) Network Security
3 53 (31.74%) VPN
4 46 (27.54%) WAN
5 39 (23.35%) BGP
6 38 (22.75%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (20.96%) LAN
8 33 (19.76%) DNS
9 32 (19.16%) Intrusion Detection
10 29 (17.37%) TCP/IP
11 28 (16.77%) IPsec
12 27 (16.17%) OSPF
13 26 (15.57%) NetScaler
14 24 (14.37%) HTTP
15 20 (11.98%) Cisco IOS
16 17 (10.18%) EIGRP
17 15 (8.98%) SSL
18 14 (8.38%) MPLS
19 13 (7.78%) Ethernet
19 13 (7.78%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.20%) Big Data
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.60%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.60%) GIS
3 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.60%) HBase
3 1 (0.60%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Gradle
1 1 (0.60%) Grunt
1 1 (0.60%) gulp
1 1 (0.60%) JIRA
1 1 (0.60%) Maven
1 1 (0.60%) webpack
General
1 25 (14.97%) Finance
2 5 (2.99%) Legal
3 4 (2.40%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.80%) Law
5 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.96%) HTML
2 26 (15.57%) Web Services
3 13 (7.78%) XML
4 6 (3.59%) CSS
4 6 (3.59%) Node.js
5 5 (2.99%) RESTful
6 4 (2.40%) .NET
6 4 (2.40%) Ajax
6 4 (2.40%) J2EE
6 4 (2.40%) JSF
6 4 (2.40%) JSON
6 4 (2.40%) SOAP
6 4 (2.40%) SVG
7 3 (1.80%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.60%) CSS3
8 1 (0.60%) LESS
8 1 (0.60%) React
8 1 (0.60%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.60%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.96%) Data Centre
2 27 (16.17%) Computer Science
3 24 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.79%) PKI
6 7 (4.19%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.40%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.20%) CESG
9 2 (1.20%) Clustering
9 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.20%) Fintech
10 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.60%) iPad
10 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.98%) Linux
2 18 (10.78%) Windows
3 14 (8.38%) Unix
4 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.80%) CentOS
6 2 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.95%) SIEM
2 36 (21.56%) Security Operations
3 29 (17.37%) Information Security
4 28 (16.77%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (15.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 25 (14.97%) E-Commerce
6 25 (14.97%) Mentoring
7 19 (11.38%) Kalman Filter
7 19 (11.38%) Web Filtering
8 18 (10.78%) ITIL
8 18 (10.78%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (9.58%) Change Management
9 16 (9.58%) Incident Management
10 15 (8.98%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (7.78%) Analytics
12 12 (7.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 12 (7.19%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 11 (6.59%) Problem Management
14 10 (5.99%) Security Monitoring
15 8 (4.79%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.37%) Java
2 21 (12.57%) Python
3 15 (8.98%) Perl
4 13 (7.78%) C++
4 13 (7.78%) Ruby
5 12 (7.19%) C
6 8 (4.79%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.99%) C#
7 5 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.40%) Groovy
8 4 (2.40%) SQL
9 1 (0.60%) ES6
9 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 35 (20.96%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (19.76%) Degree
3 31 (18.56%) CCNP
4 17 (10.18%) CISSP
5 16 (9.58%) CISM
6 12 (7.19%) CISA
6 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
7 11 (6.59%) SC Cleared
8 10 (5.99%) CEH
8 10 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (4.79%) CCNA
9 8 (4.79%) CCSA
10 7 (4.19%) CCDP
10 7 (4.19%) CCIE
11 6 (3.59%) CCSE
11 6 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.40%) MCSE
12 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.80%) SANS
14 2 (1.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.59%) PMO
2 6 (3.59%) SLA
3 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.60%) QA
5 1 (0.60%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (5.99%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.80%) vCloud
4 3 (1.80%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.59%) FortiGate
1 6 (3.59%) Nagios
1 6 (3.59%) SCOM
2 3 (1.80%) Puppet
2 3 (1.80%) vCenter Server
2 3 (1.80%) vRealize
3 2 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.60%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (35.93%) Palo Alto
2 59 (35.33%) Cisco
3 46 (27.54%) CheckPoint
4 41 (24.55%) Juniper
5 38 (22.75%) Fortinet
6 34 (20.36%) F5
7 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
8 26 (15.57%) Citrix
9 23 (13.77%) VMware
10 13 (7.78%) Arista
11 11 (6.59%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.59%) ArcSight
12 6 (3.59%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.59%) Splunk
13 5 (2.99%) Aruba
13 5 (2.99%) McAfee
13 5 (2.99%) NetApp
14 4 (2.40%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (2.40%) Lumension
14 4 (2.40%) Rapid7