The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Security Engineer
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 69 93
Rank change year-on-year 0 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 7 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.05% 1.66% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.69% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 9
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% +107.31%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 657 947 1046
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.35% 98.03% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 566 831 929
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Kent

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 24 (85.71%) Firewall
2 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 23 (82.14%) CheckPoint
3 22 (78.57%) Network Security
4 14 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 14 (50.00%) F5
4 14 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 13 (46.43%) Fortinet
5 13 (46.43%) Presales
5 13 (46.43%) Project Management
6 12 (42.86%) SSL
6 12 (42.86%) VPN
7 11 (39.29%) LAN
7 11 (39.29%) WAN
8 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
9 8 (28.57%) Mitel
9 8 (28.57%) Network Design
9 8 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 8 (28.57%) 802.1X
9 8 (28.57%) Translating Business Requirements
9 8 (28.57%) DHCP
9 8 (28.57%) SNMP
9 8 (28.57%) DNS
9 8 (28.57%) 802.11
9 8 (28.57%) MPLS
9 8 (28.57%) DPNSS
9 8 (28.57%) QSIG
9 8 (28.57%) Wireless
9 8 (28.57%) IPsec

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) Firewall
2 22 (78.57%) Network Security
3 12 (42.86%) SSL
3 12 (42.86%) VPN
4 11 (39.29%) LAN
4 11 (39.29%) WAN
5 8 (28.57%) 802.11
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (28.57%) DHCP
5 8 (28.57%) DNS
5 8 (28.57%) DPNSS
5 8 (28.57%) IPsec
5 8 (28.57%) MPLS
5 8 (28.57%) QSIG
5 8 (28.57%) SNMP
5 8 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.57%) Internet
7 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Presales
1 13 (46.43%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) Network Design
2 8 (28.57%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (10.71%) Attack Monitoring
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
3 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (7.14%) SIEM
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) Email Filtering
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CISA
1 2 (7.14%) CISM
1 2 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) CheckPoint
1 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 14 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 14 (50.00%) F5
2 14 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 13 (46.43%) Fortinet
4 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) Mitel
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) Splunk