Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Information Security Engineer
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 769 872
Rank change year-on-year -34 +103 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 35 73 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.047% 0.096% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.10% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 29 65 40
London median annual salary £60,000 £72,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.24% +31.82% +9.73%
10th Percentile £38,750 £48,750 £47,375
90th Percentile £75,000 £88,750 £75,250
England median annual salary £58,750 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.62% +18.18% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70810 72756 85612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.96% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55762 62800 72698
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Information Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Engineer in London

Information Security Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Information Security Engineer in London

Information Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Engineer in London

Information Security Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Central London +11 2 - -
East London - 1 £75,000 -
Information Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Information 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 London region featuring Information Security Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (97.14%) Information Security
2 19 (54.29%) CISSP
2 19 (54.29%) SIEM
3 13 (37.14%) Linux
3 13 (37.14%) Firewall
4 12 (34.29%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (31.43%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (31.43%) CISM
6 10 (28.57%) Finance
7 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
7 9 (25.71%) Python
7 9 (25.71%) Windows
7 9 (25.71%) Degree
7 9 (25.71%) Security Operations
8 8 (22.86%) Palo Alto
8 8 (22.86%) Qualys
8 8 (22.86%) CEH
9 7 (20.00%) Banking
9 7 (20.00%) Cisco
9 7 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (17.14%) SCOM
10 6 (17.14%) Sophos
10 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (17.14%) QRadar
10 6 (17.14%) Privileged Access Management
11 5 (14.29%) Sourcefire
11 5 (14.29%) Snort
11 5 (14.29%) Nessus

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Pig
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (11.43%) VPN
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 3 (8.57%) Intranet
4 3 (8.57%) Network Security
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.71%) DKIM
5 2 (5.71%) DMARC
6 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (8.57%) Regular Expression
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.57%) Cyber Attack
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.57%) SWIFT
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) BYOD
2 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Linux
2 9 (25.71%) Windows
3 5 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (97.14%) Information Security
2 19 (54.29%) SIEM
3 12 (34.29%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (31.43%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (25.71%) Security Operations
6 7 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Privileged Access Management
8 4 (11.43%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (11.43%) Forensic Analysis
9 3 (8.57%) Content Management
9 3 (8.57%) Content Writing
9 3 (8.57%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (8.57%) Identity Management
9 3 (8.57%) OWASP
9 3 (8.57%) Patch Management
9 3 (8.57%) Security Architecture
10 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
10 2 (5.71%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Python
2 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.57%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) Lua
4 3 (8.57%) Perl
4 3 (8.57%) Ruby
5 2 (5.71%) Bourne shell
5 2 (5.71%) Korn
6 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) CISSP
2 11 (31.43%) CISM
3 9 (25.71%) Degree
4 8 (22.86%) CEH
5 4 (11.43%) A+ Certification
5 4 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (11.43%) SANS
6 3 (8.57%) CISMP
6 3 (8.57%) Master's Degree
7 2 (5.71%) CISA
7 2 (5.71%) GIAC
7 2 (5.71%) GISF
7 2 (5.71%) GSEC
8 1 (2.86%) GCIH
8 1 (2.86%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.57%) GDPR
3 1 (2.86%) GPG13
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) Snort
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) KVM
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) QRadar
1 6 (17.14%) SCOM
2 5 (14.29%) Nessus
3 4 (11.43%) RSA enVision
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (8.57%) SCCM
5 2 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (5.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (5.71%) OpenVAS
6 1 (2.86%) Suricata
6 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Palo Alto
1 8 (22.86%) Qualys
2 7 (20.00%) Cisco
3 6 (17.14%) Sophos
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.29%) Sourcefire
4 5 (14.29%) Splunk
5 4 (11.43%) CyberArk
6 3 (8.57%) IBM
6 3 (8.57%) McAfee
6 3 (8.57%) NetWitness
6 3 (8.57%) Symantec
7 2 (5.71%) Rapid7
7 2 (5.71%) Tripwire
7 2 (5.71%) VMware
8 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.86%) Cloudera
8 1 (2.86%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.86%) MapR
8 1 (2.86%) Varonis