Period
to 18 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 332 255 351
Rank change year-on-year -77 +96 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 512 277 454
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.17% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.26% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 393 244 333
10th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £47,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,563 £82,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +5.73%

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 46,050 22,043 48,311
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.03% 93.39% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32,089 18,689 39,578
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 +20 132 £65,000 -3.70% 22
South London - 26 £50,000 - 2
West London -59 20 £60,000 - 13
East London - 7 £50,000 - 5
North London -19 1 - - 2
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 246 (48.05%) Python
2 231 (45.12%) Cybersecurity
3 209 (40.82%) AWS
4 167 (32.62%) DevOps
5 156 (30.47%) Azure
6 147 (28.71%) Information Security
7 139 (27.15%) Firewall
8 118 (23.05%) Bash
9 117 (22.85%) Linux
10 106 (20.70%) Agile Software Development
11 102 (19.92%) Finance
12 100 (19.53%) PowerShell
13 99 (19.34%) SIEM
13 99 (19.34%) Terraform
14 98 (19.14%) Kubernetes
15 84 (16.41%) Windows
16 83 (16.21%) Network Security
17 78 (15.23%) CISSP
17 78 (15.23%) Docker
18 77 (15.04%) Security Operations
19 76 (14.84%) Infrastructure as Code
19 76 (14.84%) Analytics
20 73 (14.26%) Microsoft
20 73 (14.26%) Social Skills
21 72 (14.06%) Risk Management
22 70 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
23 66 (12.89%) Threat Modelling
24 64 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
24 64 (12.50%) Serverless
25 62 (12.11%) Jenkins

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 16 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 5 (0.98%) Confluence
3 3 (0.59%) Apache
3 3 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.20%) nginx
4 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (3.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 209 (40.82%) AWS
2 156 (30.47%) Azure
3 64 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
3 64 (12.50%) Serverless
4 48 (9.38%) GCP
5 33 (6.45%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 31 (6.05%) AWS CloudTrail
7 30 (5.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 30 (5.86%) Azure Data Factory
7 30 (5.86%) Azure Monitor
8 29 (5.66%) Amazon S3
8 29 (5.66%) Mimecast
9 27 (5.27%) AWS Lambda
10 24 (4.69%) SaaS
11 22 (4.30%) IaaS
11 22 (4.30%) PaaS
12 19 (3.71%) GitHub
13 18 (3.52%) Amazon EMR
13 18 (3.52%) GitHub Actions
14 17 (3.32%) Azure Event Grid
Communications & Networking
1 139 (27.15%) Firewall
2 83 (16.21%) Network Security
3 57 (11.13%) VPN
4 39 (7.62%) WAN
5 35 (6.84%) TCP/IP
6 26 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 23 (4.49%) Cisco IPT
7 23 (4.49%) DNS
8 22 (4.30%) Cisco ISE
8 22 (4.30%) LAN
9 20 (3.91%) VLAN
9 20 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (3.71%) DKIM
10 19 (3.71%) DMARC
10 19 (3.71%) Internet
11 15 (2.93%) Wireshark
12 14 (2.73%) SSL
13 12 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.34%) HTTP
14 9 (1.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.57%) Data Lake
2 35 (6.84%) Big Data
3 15 (2.93%) NoSQL
3 15 (2.93%) Power BI
4 14 (2.73%) Dremio
4 14 (2.73%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (2.54%) HDInsight
5 13 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
7 5 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.98%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.98%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.39%) MySQL
8 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.20%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.20%) Redis
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 62 (12.11%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.54%) Burp Suite
3 8 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.37%) JIRA
5 5 (0.98%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.59%) IDA Disassembler
6 3 (0.59%) Maven
7 2 (0.39%) Ant
7 2 (0.39%) Gradle
7 2 (0.39%) kappa
7 2 (0.39%) Postman
7 2 (0.39%) Robot Framework
7 2 (0.39%) Selenium
7 2 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.20%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.20%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.20%) sqlmap
General
1 102 (19.92%) Finance
2 73 (14.26%) Social Skills
3 24 (4.69%) Banking
4 21 (4.10%) Organisational Skills
5 16 (3.13%) Legal
6 14 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.15%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (1.56%) Military
8 8 (1.56%) Public Sector
9 7 (1.37%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.17%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (0.98%) Law
12 4 (0.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 4 (0.78%) Marketing
13 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.59%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.59%) Retail
14 2 (0.39%) Advertising
14 2 (0.39%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.86%) .NET
2 21 (4.10%) Kafka
3 17 (3.32%) JSON
4 14 (2.73%) XML
5 11 (2.15%) HTML
5 11 (2.15%) REST
6 9 (1.76%) 802.1X
7 8 (1.56%) Node.js
8 6 (1.17%) YAML
9 5 (0.98%) GraphQL
9 5 (0.98%) koa
9 5 (0.98%) OAuth
9 5 (0.98%) React
10 4 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.78%) OAuth2
10 4 (0.78%) OpenID
10 4 (0.78%) Regular Expression
11 3 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.59%) SAML
11 3 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.77%) Management Information System
2 43 (8.40%) Cloud Native
3 27 (5.27%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.52%) User Experience
5 17 (3.32%) Cyberthreat
5 17 (3.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.54%) Hedge funds
7 13 (2.54%) PKI
8 10 (1.95%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.37%) Equities
12 6 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
14 4 (0.78%) Smart Energy
15 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 117 (22.85%) Linux
2 84 (16.41%) Windows
3 24 (4.69%) Windows 10
4 21 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (4.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (3.52%) Mac OS
6 17 (3.32%) Mac OS X
6 17 (3.32%) Unix
7 12 (2.34%) Windows Server
8 8 (1.56%) Kali Linux
9 5 (0.98%) VMS
10 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.59%) Android
12 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.39%) OpenBSD
13 1 (0.20%) Debian
13 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (45.12%) Cybersecurity
2 167 (32.62%) DevOps
3 147 (28.71%) Information Security
4 106 (20.70%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (19.34%) SIEM
6 77 (15.04%) Security Operations
7 76 (14.84%) Analytics
7 76 (14.84%) Infrastructure as Code
8 72 (14.06%) Risk Management
9 66 (12.89%) Threat Modelling
10 56 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 50 (9.77%) DevSecOps
12 49 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (9.57%) Security Architecture
13 46 (8.98%) Data Security
13 46 (8.98%) SDLC
14 42 (8.20%) Computer Science
15 39 (7.62%) Penetration Testing
15 39 (7.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 35 (6.84%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 246 (48.05%) Python
2 118 (23.05%) Bash
3 100 (19.53%) PowerShell
4 55 (10.74%) Java
5 39 (7.62%) JavaScript
6 35 (6.84%) Scala
7 33 (6.45%) C#
8 25 (4.88%) SQL
9 19 (3.71%) Ruby
10 18 (3.52%) C++
11 12 (2.34%) Go
12 11 (2.15%) Perl
12 11 (2.15%) VB
13 7 (1.37%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.78%) C
14 4 (0.78%) R
14 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.78%) VBA
15 2 (0.39%) Groovy
15 2 (0.39%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 78 (15.23%) CISSP
2 70 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (12.11%) Degree
4 33 (6.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 32 (6.25%) CEH
6 31 (6.05%) CCNA
7 30 (5.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (5.27%) SANS
9 26 (5.08%) CCNP
10 23 (4.49%) CompTIA Security+
11 20 (3.91%) AWS Certification
12 15 (2.93%) CISM
13 13 (2.54%) CCSP
13 13 (2.54%) GCIA
13 13 (2.54%) GCIH
14 11 (2.15%) GCFA
14 11 (2.15%) GCFE
15 10 (1.95%) OSCP
16 9 (1.76%) GIAC
17 8 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (5.86%) NIST
3 19 (3.71%) PCI DSS
4 18 (3.52%) GDPR
5 16 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.76%) IASME
6 9 (1.76%) NCSC
7 8 (1.56%) JSP 440
8 7 (1.37%) RMADS
9 6 (1.17%) QA
10 5 (0.98%) GRC
11 4 (0.78%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.78%) SOC 2
12 3 (0.59%) GLBA
13 2 (0.39%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.39%) COBIT
13 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.39%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (15.23%) Docker
2 26 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.98%) ProxySG
4 4 (0.78%) Snort
4 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.59%) Firmware
5 3 (0.59%) iptables
6 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.39%) KVM
6 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.20%) LXC
7 1 (0.20%) vCloud
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 99 (19.34%) Terraform
2 98 (19.14%) Kubernetes
3 50 (9.77%) Puppet
4 32 (6.25%) Ansible
5 18 (3.52%) CASB
6 15 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (2.73%) Nmap
8 13 (2.54%) Nessus
9 8 (1.56%) QRadar
10 7 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.98%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.98%) Istio
11 5 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.59%) Consul
12 3 (0.59%) DatAdvantage
13 2 (0.39%) Grafana
13 2 (0.39%) Kibana
13 2 (0.39%) Prometheus
14 1 (0.20%) Fluentd
14 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 73 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.96%) Cisco
3 40 (7.81%) Palo Alto
4 33 (6.45%) Databricks
5 24 (4.69%) CheckPoint
6 22 (4.30%) Google
6 22 (4.30%) Splunk
7 20 (3.91%) Darktrace
7 20 (3.91%) Meraki
8 18 (3.52%) Proofpoint
9 13 (2.54%) Palantir
10 11 (2.15%) Sophos
11 10 (1.95%) LexisNexis
12 9 (1.76%) Oracle
12 9 (1.76%) Tripwire
13 8 (1.56%) F5
14 7 (1.37%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.37%) Varonis
14 7 (1.37%) VMware
15 5 (0.98%) Blue Coat