Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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

Security Engineer
England > London
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 378 376
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +87
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 535 548 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.80% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.84% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 437 474 599
London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +7.84%
10th Percentile £40,000 £34,125 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,750 £83,375 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 65,893 65,232 79,332
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 95.80% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 54,029 54,626 68,655
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in London over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in London

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 Security Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 21 May 2018. 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 -43 103 £63,750 +15.91% 24
North London +14 15 £55,000 +4.76%
West London +12 6 £65,000 +170.83% 13
East London -15 4 £57,250 +6.02% 6
South London -17 3 - - 6
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 243 (45.42%) Firewall
2 207 (38.69%) Cybersecurity
3 195 (36.45%) SIEM
4 175 (32.71%) CISSP
5 172 (32.15%) Information Security
6 155 (28.97%) Network Security
7 136 (25.42%) Cisco
8 131 (24.49%) Windows
9 128 (23.93%) Linux
10 121 (22.62%) Finance
11 118 (22.06%) Security Operations
12 100 (18.69%) Degree
13 98 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
14 87 (16.26%) WAN
15 84 (15.70%) Vulnerability Management
16 78 (14.58%) CISM
17 76 (14.21%) TCP/IP
18 75 (14.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 74 (13.83%) Penetration Testing
20 69 (12.90%) LAN
21 68 (12.71%) VPN
21 68 (12.71%) F5
22 64 (11.96%) CheckPoint
23 62 (11.59%) Java
24 61 (11.40%) Python
24 61 (11.40%) CCNA
25 59 (11.03%) CCNP
25 59 (11.03%) SANS
26 56 (10.47%) CISA
27 54 (10.09%) Palo Alto

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 14 (2.62%) IIS
2 8 (1.50%) Apache
2 8 (1.50%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.12%) Confluence
4 6 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.53%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.74%) Office 365
4 17 (3.18%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.50%) SaaS
8 3 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.37%) IaaS
9 2 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.37%) PaaS
9 2 (0.37%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.19%) Akamai
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.19%) GitHub
10 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 243 (45.42%) Firewall
2 155 (28.97%) Network Security
3 87 (16.26%) WAN
4 76 (14.21%) TCP/IP
5 69 (12.90%) LAN
6 68 (12.71%) VPN
7 47 (8.79%) Cisco ASA
7 47 (8.79%) DNS
8 41 (7.66%) Intrusion Detection
9 36 (6.73%) Cisco ISE
9 36 (6.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (6.36%) DHCP
11 33 (6.17%) Cisco Firepower
12 32 (5.98%) Wireless
13 29 (5.42%) BGP
14 28 (5.23%) MPLS
15 24 (4.49%) OSPF
16 22 (4.11%) DMZ
16 22 (4.11%) SSL
17 18 (3.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.11%) Big Data
2 10 (1.87%) Hadoop
3 9 (1.68%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.75%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.37%) MySQL
6 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.19%) dBASE
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (1.68%) JIRA
2 8 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.31%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.56%) AppScan
5 2 (0.37%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.19%) Appium
6 1 (0.19%) Calabash
6 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 121 (22.62%) Finance
2 34 (6.36%) Banking
3 20 (3.74%) Legal
4 15 (2.80%) Retail
5 11 (2.06%) Games
6 10 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.87%) Law
7 6 (1.12%) Marketing
8 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.75%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.24%) HTML
2 11 (2.06%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (1.50%) JSON
4 7 (1.31%) .NET
5 6 (1.12%) REST
5 6 (1.12%) Web Services
6 5 (0.93%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.56%) LDAP
7 3 (0.56%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.56%) SAML
7 3 (0.56%) Spring
8 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.37%) CSS
8 2 (0.37%) JPA
8 2 (0.37%) Kafka
8 2 (0.37%) SOAP
8 2 (0.37%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.37%) Spring Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Redux
9 1 (0.19%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.22%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.92%) Management Information System
3 36 (6.73%) Cyberthreat
3 36 (6.73%) Fintech
4 34 (6.36%) Security Operations Centre
5 32 (5.98%) Computer Science
6 28 (5.23%) PKI
7 25 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (3.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 14 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 8 (1.50%) Cyberattack
13 7 (1.31%) Equities
13 7 (1.31%) Fixed Income
13 7 (1.31%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
15 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 131 (24.49%) Windows
2 128 (23.93%) Linux
3 43 (8.04%) Unix
4 27 (5.05%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.12%) Android
8 4 (0.75%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.56%) CentOS
9 3 (0.56%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.37%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (38.69%) Cybersecurity
2 195 (36.45%) SIEM
3 172 (32.15%) Information Security
4 118 (22.06%) Security Operations
5 84 (15.70%) Vulnerability Management
6 74 (13.83%) Penetration Testing
7 50 (9.35%) Use Case
8 47 (8.79%) Security Architecture
9 45 (8.41%) DevOps
10 44 (8.22%) Data Loss Prevention
11 43 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (7.66%) Configuration Management
12 41 (7.66%) Security Management
13 39 (7.29%) Security Testing
13 39 (7.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 38 (7.10%) OWASP
15 33 (6.17%) Patch Management
16 32 (5.98%) Analytics
17 29 (5.42%) Incident Management
17 29 (5.42%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.59%) Java
2 61 (11.40%) Python
3 29 (5.42%) C#
3 29 (5.42%) JavaScript
4 28 (5.23%) PowerShell
4 28 (5.23%) SQL
5 20 (3.74%) Bash Shell
6 18 (3.36%) Go
7 14 (2.62%) C++
8 12 (2.24%) Perl
9 8 (1.50%) Ruby
9 8 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.12%) C
11 5 (0.93%) PHP
12 4 (0.75%) Java 8
13 1 (0.19%) ES6
13 1 (0.19%) ES7
13 1 (0.19%) R
13 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 175 (32.71%) CISSP
2 100 (18.69%) Degree
3 98 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
4 78 (14.58%) CISM
5 61 (11.40%) CCNA
6 59 (11.03%) CCNP
6 59 (11.03%) SANS
7 56 (10.47%) CISA
8 52 (9.72%) CompTIA Security+
9 37 (6.92%) GIAC
10 36 (6.73%) SSCP
11 35 (6.54%) CEH
12 31 (5.79%) Computer Science Degree
12 31 (5.79%) CSSLP
13 29 (5.42%) CCSA
14 27 (5.05%) CCIE
15 16 (2.99%) GCIH
16 15 (2.80%) Security Cleared
17 14 (2.62%) CCSE
18 11 (2.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (14.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (5.61%) GDPR
3 29 (5.42%) PCI DSS
4 22 (4.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (1.68%) GCP
7 8 (1.50%) GPG13
8 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.56%) QA
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.30%) Snort
3 20 (3.74%) Docker
4 12 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.50%) HDFS
6 6 (1.12%) Firmware
6 6 (1.12%) vSphere
7 5 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.75%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.56%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.56%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.37%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (2.62%) CASB
1 14 (2.62%) Nessus
1 14 (2.62%) Suricata
2 12 (2.24%) Ansible
3 11 (2.06%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (2.06%) Nagios
3 11 (2.06%) QRadar
3 11 (2.06%) Stealthwatch
4 10 (1.87%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.12%) RSA enVision
5 6 (1.12%) SCOM
5 6 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.93%) OpenVAS
7 4 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.56%) Cacti
8 3 (0.56%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 136 (25.42%) Cisco
2 68 (12.71%) F5
3 64 (11.96%) CheckPoint
4 54 (10.09%) Palo Alto
5 52 (9.72%) Microsoft
6 40 (7.48%) Sophos
7 31 (5.79%) Splunk
8 29 (5.42%) SolarWinds
9 28 (5.23%) Fortinet
10 27 (5.05%) Meraki
11 23 (4.30%) Blue Coat
12 22 (4.11%) VMware
13 21 (3.93%) Qualys
14 19 (3.55%) Symantec
15 18 (3.36%) Forcepoint
15 18 (3.36%) McAfee
16 12 (2.24%) ForeScout
17 11 (2.06%) FireEye
18 10 (1.87%) ArcSight
18 10 (1.87%) LogRhythm