The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
South East / Kent
Rank 63 102 90
Rank change year-on-year +39 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 20 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.49% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 0.45% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 5
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 782 1117 905
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.38% 97.73% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 639 970 813
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Kent

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Kent

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Kent over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Kent

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - 8 - -
Chatham - 3 - -
Maidstone -9 1 - -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Kent region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (84.38%) CheckPoint
1 27 (84.38%) Firewall
1 27 (84.38%) Network Security
2 26 (81.25%) Cisco
3 19 (59.38%) LAN
3 19 (59.38%) WAN
4 16 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 16 (50.00%) 802.1X
4 16 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 16 (50.00%) Mitel
4 16 (50.00%) QSIG
4 16 (50.00%) Network Design
4 16 (50.00%) Wireless
4 16 (50.00%) IPsec
4 16 (50.00%) DHCP
4 16 (50.00%) SNMP
4 16 (50.00%) DNS
4 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (50.00%) 802.11
4 16 (50.00%) MPLS
4 16 (50.00%) DPNSS
5 15 (46.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (31.25%) F5
7 9 (28.13%) Palo Alto
7 9 (28.13%) Fortinet
7 9 (28.13%) Blue Coat
8 8 (25.00%) Project Management
8 8 (25.00%) Presales
9 7 (21.88%) SSL
9 7 (21.88%) VPN

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) Firewall
1 27 (84.38%) Network Security
2 19 (59.38%) LAN
2 19 (59.38%) WAN
3 16 (50.00%) 802.11
3 16 (50.00%) DHCP
3 16 (50.00%) DNS
3 16 (50.00%) DPNSS
3 16 (50.00%) IPsec
3 16 (50.00%) MPLS
3 16 (50.00%) QSIG
3 16 (50.00%) SNMP
3 16 (50.00%) Wireless
4 15 (46.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (21.88%) SSL
5 7 (21.88%) VPN
6 2 (6.25%) Internet
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Network Design
1 16 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 8 (25.00%) Presales
2 8 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 3 (9.38%) Attack Monitoring
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.25%) SIEM
6 1 (3.13%) Change Control
6 1 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.13%) Information Security
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) Threat Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) CheckPoint
2 26 (81.25%) Cisco
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) Mitel
4 10 (31.25%) F5
5 9 (28.13%) Blue Coat
5 9 (28.13%) Fortinet
5 9 (28.13%) Palo Alto
6 3 (9.38%) Juniper
7 2 (6.25%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.13%) LogRhythm