Period
to 20 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 442 363
Rank change year-on-year +76 -79 +100
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 570 475 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.82% 0.64% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.68% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 447 381 619
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £39,900 £35,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £85,200 £83,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +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 66,026 69,951 77,633
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 94.98% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53,584 55,474 67,472
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +14 129 £65,000 +18.18% 23
West London +41 14 £70,000 +55.56% 14
South London -12 7 £38,500 -23.00% 3
North London +13 5 £55,000 +46.67% 4
East London -12 4 £55,250 +0.45% 6
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 263 (46.14%) Firewall
2 216 (37.89%) Information Security
3 193 (33.86%) Cybersecurity
4 187 (32.81%) CISSP
5 181 (31.75%) Finance
6 177 (31.05%) SIEM
7 176 (30.88%) Windows
8 161 (28.25%) Linux
9 146 (25.61%) Cisco
10 135 (23.68%) Network Security
11 125 (21.93%) Cisco Certification
12 102 (17.89%) CCNP
12 102 (17.89%) Degree
13 101 (17.72%) Security Operations
14 95 (16.67%) WAN
15 92 (16.14%) TCP/IP
16 91 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
17 88 (15.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 88 (15.44%) Vulnerability Management
18 80 (14.04%) VPN
19 76 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
20 71 (12.46%) Security Architecture
21 70 (12.28%) Python
22 68 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 66 (11.58%) Java
23 66 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
24 64 (11.23%) CCNA
25 63 (11.05%) Data Centre
26 61 (10.70%) LAN
26 61 (10.70%) F5

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 21 (3.68%) IIS
2 10 (1.75%) Apache
2 10 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.05%) Confluence
4 6 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.88%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 66 (11.58%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.51%) Office 365
4 16 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.58%) Mimecast
7 7 (1.23%) SaaS
7 7 (1.23%) Serverless
8 6 (1.05%) G Suite
9 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.70%) IaaS
9 4 (0.70%) PaaS
10 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.35%) GitHub
12 1 (0.18%) Akamai
12 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.18%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 263 (46.14%) Firewall
2 135 (23.68%) Network Security
3 95 (16.67%) WAN
4 92 (16.14%) TCP/IP
5 80 (14.04%) VPN
6 76 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 61 (10.70%) LAN
8 58 (10.18%) Cisco ISE
8 58 (10.18%) Wireless
9 54 (9.47%) Cisco Firepower
10 53 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 48 (8.42%) Intrusion Detection
12 46 (8.07%) MPLS
13 35 (6.14%) BGP
13 35 (6.14%) DNS
14 28 (4.91%) Cisco Wireless
14 28 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (4.74%) OSPF
16 26 (4.56%) VPLS
17 25 (4.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.14%) Big Data
2 16 (2.81%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.75%) Blockchain
5 5 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.18%) dBASE
7 1 (0.18%) MySQL
7 1 (0.18%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Jenkins
1 9 (1.58%) JIRA
2 5 (0.88%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.53%) AppScan
5 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.18%) Appium
6 1 (0.18%) Calabash
6 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 181 (31.75%) Finance
2 55 (9.65%) Banking
3 26 (4.56%) Investment Banking
4 20 (3.51%) Retail
5 14 (2.46%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.46%) Legal
6 13 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.75%) Games
8 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.53%) Advertising
10 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.35%) Marketing
10 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.63%) .NET
2 13 (2.28%) LDAP
3 11 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (1.40%) 802.1X
5 7 (1.23%) JSON
6 5 (0.88%) REST
7 4 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.70%) Kafka
7 4 (0.70%) SAML
7 4 (0.70%) Web Services
8 3 (0.53%) HTML
9 2 (0.35%) CSS
9 2 (0.35%) HTML5
9 2 (0.35%) JPA
9 2 (0.35%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.35%) Spring
9 2 (0.35%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.35%) Spring Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Django
10 1 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.05%) Data Centre
2 44 (7.72%) Computer Science
3 37 (6.49%) Data Protection Act
4 35 (6.14%) Management Information System
5 33 (5.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 29 (5.09%) Fintech
7 27 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (3.86%) Cyberthreat
9 17 (2.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 16 (2.81%) PKI
10 16 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (2.28%) Mobile App
12 12 (2.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 9 (1.58%) Hedge funds
14 8 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.23%) Equities
15 7 (1.23%) Fixed Income
16 6 (1.05%) Cyberattack
16 6 (1.05%) Public Cloud
17 5 (0.88%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 176 (30.88%) Windows
2 161 (28.25%) Linux
3 37 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.51%) Unix
5 18 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.58%) Mac OS X
8 8 (1.40%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.53%) Android
10 3 (0.53%) CentOS
11 2 (0.35%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (37.89%) Information Security
2 193 (33.86%) Cybersecurity
3 177 (31.05%) SIEM
4 101 (17.72%) Security Operations
5 91 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
6 88 (15.44%) Vulnerability Management
7 71 (12.46%) Security Architecture
8 68 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 58 (10.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 53 (9.30%) Data Loss Prevention
11 50 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (8.07%) DevOps
13 45 (7.89%) Risk Management
13 45 (7.89%) Security Testing
14 43 (7.54%) Data Protection
15 40 (7.02%) Configuration Management
16 38 (6.67%) ITIL
17 34 (5.96%) Kalman Filter
18 33 (5.79%) Malware Detection/Protection
19 32 (5.61%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 70 (12.28%) Python
2 66 (11.58%) Java
3 38 (6.67%) SQL
4 29 (5.09%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.21%) Bash Shell
5 24 (4.21%) Go
6 20 (3.51%) C++
7 18 (3.16%) C#
8 17 (2.98%) Perl
9 13 (2.28%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.40%) Ruby
11 4 (0.70%) C
11 4 (0.70%) Java 8
12 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.35%) PHP
14 1 (0.18%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.18%) R
14 1 (0.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 187 (32.81%) CISSP
2 125 (21.93%) Cisco Certification
3 102 (17.89%) CCNP
3 102 (17.89%) Degree
4 64 (11.23%) CCNA
5 60 (10.53%) CISM
6 48 (8.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (7.54%) CEH
8 36 (6.32%) CompTIA Security+
9 33 (5.79%) CISA
10 31 (5.44%) CCIE
11 27 (4.74%) SANS
12 17 (2.98%) GIAC
13 16 (2.81%) Security Cleared
13 16 (2.81%) SSCP
14 15 (2.63%) OSCP
15 13 (2.28%) CCSA
16 12 (2.11%) GCIH
17 11 (1.93%) CCDP
17 11 (1.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (15.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (7.02%) GDPR
3 38 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 37 (6.49%) PCI DSS
5 15 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (2.11%) GCP
7 9 (1.58%) GPG13
8 4 (0.70%) QA
9 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.18%) FINRA
10 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.91%) Docker
3 18 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.93%) Snort
5 9 (1.58%) HDFS
5 9 (1.58%) iptables
6 5 (0.88%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.35%) LXC
8 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.18%) KVM
9 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (4.56%) Cisco Prime
2 24 (4.21%) Nagios
2 24 (4.21%) Stealthwatch
3 18 (3.16%) Kubernetes
4 15 (2.63%) Nessus
5 14 (2.46%) QRadar
6 9 (1.58%) Suricata
7 7 (1.23%) Ansible
8 6 (1.05%) Consul
8 6 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.88%) Kibana
9 5 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.88%) TrustSec
9 5 (0.88%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.70%) CASB
10 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.70%) OpenView
11 3 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.53%) Nmap
11 3 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 146 (25.61%) Cisco
2 61 (10.70%) F5
3 60 (10.53%) Palo Alto
4 54 (9.47%) CheckPoint
5 50 (8.77%) SolarWinds
6 38 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 35 (6.14%) Meraki
8 32 (5.61%) Fortinet
9 26 (4.56%) Splunk
10 23 (4.04%) VMware
11 22 (3.86%) Sophos
12 19 (3.33%) Citrix
12 19 (3.33%) Juniper
13 17 (2.98%) FireEye
14 16 (2.81%) ForeScout
15 15 (2.63%) Symantec
16 14 (2.46%) McAfee
17 13 (2.28%) ArcSight
18 11 (1.93%) AlienVault
18 11 (1.93%) Darktrace