Period
to 21 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 349 232 367
Rank change year-on-year -117 +135 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 440 301 446
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.90% 1.48% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.58% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 368 247 336
10th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £47,500
25th Percentile £55,938 £55,000 £56,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
75th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% +1.25% +9.09%

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 43,883 19,044 52,882
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.39% 93.45% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 30,147 15,966 43,534
10th Percentile £40,250 £41,875 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £106,250 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 -22 101 £65,000 -3.70% 32
West London -68 11 £72,500 +48.72% 4
South London - 8 £42,000 - 2
North London - 2 £41,000 - 1
East London - 1 - - 4
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 198 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
2 175 (39.77%) AWS
3 158 (35.91%) Python
4 128 (29.09%) Information Security
4 128 (29.09%) Azure
5 122 (27.73%) DevOps
6 111 (25.23%) Firewall
7 90 (20.45%) Network Security
8 85 (19.32%) Finance
9 84 (19.09%) Social Skills
10 76 (17.27%) SIEM
11 75 (17.05%) Microsoft
12 73 (16.59%) Infrastructure as Code
13 71 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
13 71 (16.14%) Terraform
14 70 (15.91%) CISSP
15 68 (15.45%) Linux
15 68 (15.45%) Kubernetes
16 62 (14.09%) Docker
17 58 (13.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 56 (12.73%) PowerShell
18 56 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
19 52 (11.82%) Windows
20 50 (11.36%) Bash Shell
20 50 (11.36%) DevSecOps
21 47 (10.68%) Security Operations
22 45 (10.23%) Security Architecture
23 44 (10.00%) Degree
24 43 (9.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
25 40 (9.09%) Microsoft 365

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 5 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.23%) Apache
2 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.23%) Confluence
2 1 (0.23%) IIS
2 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 175 (39.77%) AWS
2 128 (29.09%) Azure
3 40 (9.09%) Microsoft 365
4 39 (8.86%) GCP
5 28 (6.36%) Serverless
6 25 (5.68%) PaaS
7 24 (5.45%) SaaS
8 18 (4.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (3.86%) IaaS
10 14 (3.18%) Azure Key Vault
10 14 (3.18%) Azure Sentinel
11 12 (2.73%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 12 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (2.73%) Mimecast
12 10 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.36%) Akamai
15 5 (1.14%) Amazon S3
15 5 (1.14%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 111 (25.23%) Firewall
2 90 (20.45%) Network Security
3 32 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 26 (5.91%) VPN
5 24 (5.45%) DNS
6 22 (5.00%) Internet
7 13 (2.95%) DHCP
8 12 (2.73%) WAN
9 9 (2.05%) HTTP
9 9 (2.05%) Wireshark
10 8 (1.82%) SMTP
11 7 (1.59%) Broadband
11 7 (1.59%) VLAN
12 6 (1.36%) DKIM
12 6 (1.36%) DMARC
12 6 (1.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (1.36%) LAN
13 5 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.91%) Big Data
1 4 (0.91%) Data Lake
1 4 (0.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
2 3 (0.68%) MySQL
3 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.45%) HDInsight
3 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.45%) Power BI
3 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.23%) Looker
4 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (8.18%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.14%) Artifactory
3 5 (1.14%) CircleCI
3 5 (1.14%) Postman
3 5 (1.14%) Selenium
4 3 (0.68%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.68%) IntelliJ
4 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.45%) Ant
5 2 (0.45%) Gradle
5 2 (0.45%) Maven
5 2 (0.45%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.23%) JIRA
6 1 (0.23%) kappa
6 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.23%) Snyk
6 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
General
1 85 (19.32%) Finance
2 84 (19.09%) Social Skills
3 26 (5.91%) Banking
4 22 (5.00%) Retail
5 18 (4.09%) Public Sector
5 18 (4.09%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.41%) Marketing
7 11 (2.50%) Electronics
7 11 (2.50%) Legal
7 11 (2.50%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.27%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (1.82%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (1.82%) Military
10 6 (1.36%) French Language
11 2 (0.45%) Law
11 2 (0.45%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.32%) Web Services
2 15 (3.41%) REST
3 11 (2.50%) OAuth
3 11 (2.50%) SAML
4 7 (1.59%) Node.js
4 7 (1.59%) XML
5 5 (1.14%) GraphQL
5 5 (1.14%) koa
5 5 (1.14%) React
6 4 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.91%) JSON
6 4 (0.91%) Middleware
6 4 (0.91%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.91%) SOAP
7 3 (0.68%) .NET
7 3 (0.68%) Gherkin
7 3 (0.68%) HTML
7 3 (0.68%) LDAP
8 2 (0.45%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.45%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.36%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.00%) Cloud Native
3 21 (4.77%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (2.95%) Hedge funds
5 9 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.82%) Cyberattack
7 7 (1.59%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.36%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (1.36%) User Experience
9 5 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.14%) Tandem
10 4 (0.91%) Digital Currency
10 4 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.91%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.91%) Smart Energy
11 3 (0.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (15.45%) Linux
2 52 (11.82%) Windows
3 17 (3.86%) Unix
4 12 (2.73%) Mac OS
5 9 (2.05%) VMS
5 9 (2.05%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.59%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.36%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.45%) OpenBSD
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (45.00%) Cybersecurity
2 128 (29.09%) Information Security
3 122 (27.73%) DevOps
4 76 (17.27%) SIEM
5 73 (16.59%) Infrastructure as Code
6 71 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (12.73%) Vulnerability Management
8 50 (11.36%) DevSecOps
9 47 (10.68%) Security Operations
10 45 (10.23%) Security Architecture
11 43 (9.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 39 (8.86%) Threat Modelling
13 38 (8.64%) OWASP
14 32 (7.27%) Fintech
15 31 (7.05%) Computer Science
15 31 (7.05%) Security Testing
16 29 (6.59%) Kalman Filter
17 24 (5.45%) Analytics
17 24 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (5.23%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 158 (35.91%) Python
2 56 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 50 (11.36%) Bash Shell
4 25 (5.68%) Java
5 21 (4.77%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.64%) Go
7 15 (3.41%) SQL
8 13 (2.95%) Ruby
8 13 (2.95%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.36%) C#
9 6 (1.36%) Scala
10 5 (1.14%) Kotlin
11 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.68%) C
12 3 (0.68%) C++
12 3 (0.68%) Perl
12 3 (0.68%) VB
13 2 (0.45%) R
13 2 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (15.91%) CISSP
2 44 (10.00%) Degree
3 26 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (5.91%) CISM
4 25 (5.68%) CEH
4 25 (5.68%) CompTIA Security+
5 16 (3.64%) GIAC
5 16 (3.64%) SANS
6 15 (3.41%) CCNP
6 15 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 11 (2.50%) CCNA
8 10 (2.27%) CISA
9 9 (2.05%) CCSP
9 9 (2.05%) OSCP
10 8 (1.82%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.82%) Security Cleared
11 5 (1.14%) GCIA
11 5 (1.14%) GCIH
12 4 (0.91%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (13.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (7.05%) NIST
3 17 (3.86%) GDPR
4 15 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (2.95%) NCSC
6 10 (2.27%) JSP 440
7 9 (2.05%) IASME
8 8 (1.82%) PCI DSS
9 6 (1.36%) QA
10 5 (1.14%) COBIT
11 4 (0.91%) GLBA
11 4 (0.91%) RMADS
11 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.68%) SOC 2
13 2 (0.45%) GRC
13 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 62 (14.09%) Docker
2 35 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.36%) vSphere
5 5 (1.14%) Snort
5 5 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.45%) KVM
7 2 (0.45%) LXC
7 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 71 (16.14%) Terraform
2 68 (15.45%) Kubernetes
3 33 (7.50%) Ansible
4 26 (5.91%) Puppet
5 15 (3.41%) Nessus
6 9 (2.05%) CASB
6 9 (2.05%) QRadar
7 7 (1.59%) Nmap
8 6 (1.36%) Istio
8 6 (1.36%) Kibana
8 6 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.14%) Grafana
9 5 (1.14%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.91%) DatAdvantage
10 4 (0.91%) SCCM
11 3 (0.68%) Consul
11 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
13 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.95%) Palo Alto
3 30 (6.82%) Cisco
4 23 (5.23%) Google
5 21 (4.77%) Splunk
6 16 (3.64%) VMware
7 15 (3.41%) CheckPoint
8 13 (2.95%) SAP
9 10 (2.27%) Varonis
10 7 (1.59%) F5
10 7 (1.59%) Qualys
11 6 (1.36%) Apple
11 6 (1.36%) Meraki
11 6 (1.36%) Proofpoint
12 5 (1.14%) CyberArk
12 5 (1.14%) Darktrace
12 5 (1.14%) Netsparker
12 5 (1.14%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.14%) TOWER Software
12 5 (1.14%) Veracode