Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Security Engineer
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 186 205
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 34 44 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.69% 0.82% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.84% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 33 24 64
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +34.33%
10th Percentile £30,650 £31,250 £30,375
90th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% -11.11% +34.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Permanent vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 4794 5258 6801
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.04% 98.08% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4054 4534 5469
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,825 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Leeds

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Leeds

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Leeds region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (88.24%) Firewall
2 18 (52.94%) Cisco
3 17 (50.00%) Network Security
4 13 (38.24%) VMware
5 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (29.41%) CCNA
5 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
7 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (23.53%) vSphere
7 8 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
7 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 7 (20.59%) Juniper
8 7 (20.59%) Information Security
8 7 (20.59%) Palo Alto
9 6 (17.65%) Change Control
9 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 5 (14.71%) LAN
10 5 (14.71%) ITIL
10 5 (14.71%) Linux
10 5 (14.71%) WAN
10 5 (14.71%) Fortinet
10 5 (14.71%) Finance
10 5 (14.71%) SIEM
10 5 (14.71%) Server Hardening
11 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
11 4 (11.76%) Task Automation

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) IaaS
1 2 (5.88%) PaaS
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (88.24%) Firewall
2 17 (50.00%) Network Security
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (14.71%) LAN
4 5 (14.71%) WAN
5 4 (11.76%) Junos
5 4 (11.76%) VoIP
5 4 (11.76%) WLAN
6 3 (8.82%) DNS
6 3 (8.82%) Internet
6 3 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (8.82%) SNMP
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.88%) DHCP
8 1 (2.94%) BGP
8 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.94%) VPN
8 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Games
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) CCTV
3 1 (2.94%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Information Security
2 6 (17.65%) Change Control
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Server Hardening
3 5 (14.71%) SIEM
4 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Network Architecture
4 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Task Automation
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.82%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (8.82%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.88%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.94%) Perl
1 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) CCNA
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.76%) CCSA
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) JNCIA
3 3 (8.82%) CCNP
3 3 (8.82%) JNCIS
3 3 (8.82%) MCITP
3 3 (8.82%) MCSE
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) CISA
4 2 (5.88%) CISM
4 2 (5.88%) CISMP
4 2 (5.88%) CISSP
4 2 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.88%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (5.88%) SSCP
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (23.53%) vSphere
3 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) WMI
2 2 (5.88%) Nessus
3 1 (2.94%) John the Ripper
3 1 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Cisco
2 13 (38.24%) VMware
3 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 7 (20.59%) Juniper
5 7 (20.59%) Palo Alto
6 5 (14.71%) Fortinet
7 4 (11.76%) NetApp
8 3 (8.82%) ArcSight
8 3 (8.82%) LogRhythm
8 3 (8.82%) Splunk
9 1 (2.94%) Citrix