The median annual salary for an IT Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 595 645
Rank change year-on-year +29 +50  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 36 43 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.098% 0.11% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 27 43 20
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £25,000 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £64,000 £63,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34788 38440 42425
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.91% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 28171 33459 35846
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
City of London +33 3 £41,500 -20.95%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £72,500 -
Southwark - 1 £28,500 -
IT Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 40 (58.82%) Firewall
2 37 (54.41%) Windows
3 30 (44.12%) Active Directory
4 28 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 26 (38.24%) CISSP
6 25 (36.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 25 (36.76%) SIEM
6 25 (36.76%) Windows Server
7 24 (35.29%) Data Loss Prevention
8 22 (32.35%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (32.35%) Information Security
9 21 (30.88%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (29.41%) Linux
10 20 (29.41%) TCP/IP
11 17 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 17 (25.00%) Security Operations
12 15 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 15 (22.06%) Security Architecture
12 15 (22.06%) ITIL
12 15 (22.06%) DRM
12 15 (22.06%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (22.06%) Data Protection
13 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (20.59%) CISM
14 12 (17.65%) McAfee
14 12 (17.65%) Banking
15 11 (16.18%) LAN
15 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
16 10 (14.71%) Cisco
16 10 (14.71%) Network Security

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 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (58.82%) Firewall
2 20 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 11 (16.18%) LAN
4 10 (14.71%) Network Security
5 5 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (7.35%) WAN
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (5.88%) VPN
6 4 (5.88%) Wireless
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (4.41%) Internet
8 2 (2.94%) HTTP
9 1 (1.47%) DNS
9 1 (1.47%) MPLS
9 1 (1.47%) SSL
9 1 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 12 (17.65%) Banking
2 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.06%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (10.29%) Cybercrime
3 4 (5.88%) PKI
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.41%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.94%) Fintech
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (54.41%) Windows
2 25 (36.76%) Windows Server
3 20 (29.41%) Linux
4 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
5 6 (8.82%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.41%) CentOS
6 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.47%) Android
7 1 (1.47%) Debian
7 1 (1.47%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) Vulnerability Management
2 25 (36.76%) SIEM
3 24 (35.29%) Data Loss Prevention
4 22 (32.35%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (32.35%) Information Security
5 21 (30.88%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 17 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 15 (22.06%) Data Protection
7 15 (22.06%) DRM
7 15 (22.06%) ITIL
7 15 (22.06%) Security Architecture
8 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (13.24%) Presales
10 7 (10.29%) Digital Forensics
10 7 (10.29%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (10.29%) Network Management
11 6 (8.82%) Security Management
12 3 (4.41%) Migration
13 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.94%) C#
1 2 (2.94%) Java
1 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.94%) Perl
1 2 (2.94%) PHP
1 2 (2.94%) Python
1 2 (2.94%) Ruby
2 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (38.24%) CISSP
2 14 (20.59%) CISM
3 9 (13.24%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.41%) CCDP
4 3 (4.41%) CCNP
4 3 (4.41%) CCSP
4 3 (4.41%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (4.41%) CISMP
4 3 (4.41%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (4.41%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (2.94%) CCNA
5 2 (2.94%) GIAC
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.94%) OSCP
5 2 (2.94%) SANS
6 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 8 (11.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.47%) GDPR
4 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) Snort
2 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.94%) vSphere
3 2 (2.94%) XenApp
4 1 (1.47%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) FortiGate
1 5 (7.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (7.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (4.41%) Nessus
2 3 (4.41%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) McAfee
2 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.71%) Cisco
4 9 (13.24%) Juniper
5 7 (10.29%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.82%) Apple
6 6 (8.82%) Splunk
7 5 (7.35%) F5
7 5 (7.35%) Fortinet
7 5 (7.35%) LogRhythm
7 5 (7.35%) Palo Alto
7 5 (7.35%) SonicWALL
7 5 (7.35%) Symantec
7 5 (7.35%) WatchGuard
8 4 (5.88%) Aruba
8 4 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (4.41%) AlienVault
9 3 (4.41%) Qualys
9 3 (4.41%) Sourcefire
9 3 (4.41%) VMware