Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London 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.

IT Security Engineer
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 791 860
Rank change year-on-year +11 +69 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 60 59 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.080% 0.078% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.081% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 49 57 49
London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +2.33%
10th Percentile £44,750 £34,500 £41,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £77,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £53,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year -11.63% +2.38% +9.95%

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 70899 72968 85123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.97% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55853 62987 72260
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,351 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Engineer in London

IT Security Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for IT Security Engineer in London

IT Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Engineer in London

IT 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 IT Security Engineer within the London 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
Central London +5 1 £45,000 -30.77%
South London 0 1 £72,500 +20.83%
IT Security Engineer
England

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

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

1 45 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
1 45 (75.00%) Information Security
2 42 (70.00%) Windows
3 40 (66.67%) Firewall
4 39 (65.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 38 (63.33%) Cybersecurity
6 36 (60.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 36 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (60.00%) Banking
6 36 (60.00%) Linux
6 36 (60.00%) CISSP
7 35 (58.33%) SIEM
8 34 (56.67%) TCP/IP
8 34 (56.67%) Windows Server
9 33 (55.00%) Data Loss Prevention
10 32 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 32 (53.33%) Active Directory
10 32 (53.33%) DRM
10 32 (53.33%) Security Architecture
10 32 (53.33%) Data Protection
10 32 (53.33%) Data Protection Act
11 31 (51.67%) Security Operations
12 30 (50.00%) ITIL
13 29 (48.33%) CISM
14 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (23.33%) Finance
16 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
17 6 (10.00%) Unix
17 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
17 6 (10.00%) Secure Coding

IT 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 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (66.67%) Firewall
2 34 (56.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.67%) Network Security
3 4 (6.67%) VPN
4 3 (5.00%) HTTP
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
5 2 (3.33%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.33%) IPsec
5 2 (3.33%) SSL
5 2 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.67%) DHCP
6 1 (1.67%) FTP
6 1 (1.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.67%) SAN
6 1 (1.67%) SMTP
6 1 (1.67%) SSH
6 1 (1.67%) Telnet
6 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) MySQL
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
General
1 36 (60.00%) Banking
2 14 (23.33%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 32 (53.33%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Blog
3 1 (1.67%) Cybercrime
3 1 (1.67%) Derivative
3 1 (1.67%) PKI
3 1 (1.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 42 (70.00%) Windows
2 36 (60.00%) Linux
3 34 (56.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.00%) Unix
5 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (75.00%) Information Security
1 45 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (65.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 38 (63.33%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (60.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 35 (58.33%) SIEM
6 33 (55.00%) Data Loss Prevention
7 32 (53.33%) Data Protection
7 32 (53.33%) DRM
7 32 (53.33%) Security Architecture
8 31 (51.67%) Security Operations
9 30 (50.00%) ITIL
10 28 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.00%) Secure Coding
12 5 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
13 3 (5.00%) DDoS Mitigation
13 3 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
13 3 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
13 3 (5.00%) Patch Management
13 3 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 36 (60.00%) CISSP
2 29 (48.33%) CISM
3 4 (6.67%) CISMP
3 4 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (6.67%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (1.67%) CCSA
4 1 (1.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (5.00%) GDPR
4 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Nessus
2 1 (1.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Apple
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco
3 3 (5.00%) VMware
4 2 (3.33%) CyberArk
4 2 (3.33%) Qualys
4 2 (3.33%) Splunk
5 1 (1.67%) Juniper
5 1 (1.67%) McAfee
5 1 (1.67%) Varonis