The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 326 438
Rank change year-on-year -60 +112  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 237 350 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.89% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.92% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 189 311 229
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £72,100
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 34435 37857 42919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.92% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27911 32929 36278
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%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 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 +14 37 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Hackney - 5 £25,500 -
Canary Wharf -8 3 £75,000 +50.00%
Mitcham - 2 £45,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames +15 1 £72,500 +93.33%
West End of London +3 1 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Southwark - 1 £28,500 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £62,500 -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Security Engineer in the job title.

1 312 (58.87%) Firewall
2 252 (47.55%) Network Security
3 244 (46.04%) Cisco
4 180 (33.96%) CheckPoint
5 166 (31.32%) Cisco Certification
6 161 (30.38%) Linux
7 158 (29.81%) Information Security
8 150 (28.30%) Cisco ASA
8 150 (28.30%) Palo Alto
9 131 (24.72%) SIEM
9 131 (24.72%) Windows
10 128 (24.15%) CCNP
11 125 (23.58%) Finance
12 121 (22.83%) Cybersecurity
13 118 (22.26%) Juniper
14 109 (20.57%) CISSP
15 107 (20.19%) F5
16 95 (17.92%) Vulnerability Management
17 89 (16.79%) Python
18 86 (16.23%) Wireless
18 86 (16.23%) Security Operations
19 77 (14.53%) ITIL
19 77 (14.53%) WAN
20 74 (13.96%) CISM
21 72 (13.58%) VPN
22 69 (13.02%) Fortinet
23 68 (12.83%) Splunk
24 67 (12.64%) TCP/IP
25 65 (12.26%) LAN
26 64 (12.08%) Degree

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 19 (3.58%) IIS
2 18 (3.40%) Apache
3 17 (3.21%) Tomcat
3 17 (3.21%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.70%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.38%) Drupal
8 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.38%) WordPress
9 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.51%) IaaS
5 6 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.75%) Office 365
7 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.57%) PaaS
7 3 (0.57%) Route 53
7 3 (0.57%) SaaS
7 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.38%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 312 (58.87%) Firewall
2 252 (47.55%) Network Security
3 150 (28.30%) Cisco ASA
4 86 (16.23%) Wireless
5 77 (14.53%) WAN
6 72 (13.58%) VPN
7 67 (12.64%) TCP/IP
8 65 (12.26%) LAN
9 57 (10.75%) BGP
10 55 (10.38%) OSPF
11 49 (9.25%) Cisco Wireless
12 45 (8.49%) Internet
13 43 (8.11%) DNS
14 38 (7.17%) Intrusion Detection
15 35 (6.60%) Cisco IOS
15 35 (6.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (6.42%) SSL
17 33 (6.23%) VLAN
18 28 (5.28%) Cisco ISE
19 26 (4.91%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.70%) Big Data
3 5 (0.94%) Couchbase
3 5 (0.94%) InfluxDB
3 5 (0.94%) Neo4j
4 3 (0.57%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.57%) Redis
5 2 (0.38%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.38%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.19%) Paros
2 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.19%) WebScarab
General
1 125 (23.58%) Finance
2 59 (11.13%) Banking
3 19 (3.58%) Marketing
4 15 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.70%) Legal
6 6 (1.13%) Games
7 5 (0.94%) Advertising
7 5 (0.94%) Law
7 5 (0.94%) Online Betting
8 4 (0.75%) Electronics
8 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.45%) SailPoint
2 12 (2.26%) 802.1X
3 11 (2.08%) Regular Expression
3 11 (2.08%) Web Services
4 7 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (1.13%) Node.js
6 3 (0.57%) CSS
7 2 (0.38%) .NET
7 2 (0.38%) boto
7 2 (0.38%) HTML
8 1 (0.19%) CGI
8 1 (0.19%) jQuery
8 1 (0.19%) SAML
8 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 30 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 28 (5.28%) Security Operations Centre
5 19 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.02%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
7 15 (2.83%) Fintech
7 15 (2.83%) PKI
8 13 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (2.08%) Clustering
10 8 (1.51%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.32%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.13%) CCTV
12 6 (1.13%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
14 4 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
14 4 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 161 (30.38%) Linux
2 131 (24.72%) Windows
3 45 (8.49%) Windows Server
4 43 (8.11%) CentOS
5 36 (6.79%) Unix
6 22 (4.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 18 (3.40%) Ubuntu
8 17 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.89%) Android
10 10 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.13%) Debian
11 6 (1.13%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.94%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.19%) HPUX
13 1 (0.19%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (29.81%) Information Security
2 131 (24.72%) SIEM
3 121 (22.83%) Cybersecurity
4 95 (17.92%) Vulnerability Management
5 86 (16.23%) Security Operations
6 77 (14.53%) ITIL
7 60 (11.32%) Penetration Testing
8 54 (10.19%) Security Monitoring
9 43 (8.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 38 (7.17%) Load Balancing
11 36 (6.79%) Security Architecture
12 32 (6.04%) Identity Access Management
13 28 (5.28%) Presales
14 27 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (5.09%) Change Control
14 27 (5.09%) Data Loss Prevention
14 27 (5.09%) Identity Management
14 27 (5.09%) Kalman Filter
14 27 (5.09%) Security Management
15 26 (4.91%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (16.79%) Python
2 58 (10.94%) Perl
3 34 (6.42%) Java
3 34 (6.42%) Ruby
4 20 (3.77%) SQL
5 19 (3.58%) Bash Shell
6 17 (3.21%) PHP
7 15 (2.83%) C
7 15 (2.83%) C++
7 15 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.45%) Korn
9 11 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.89%) Bourne shell
10 10 (1.89%) C#
11 8 (1.51%) Go
12 3 (0.57%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.57%) C-shell
13 2 (0.38%) Scala
14 1 (0.19%) AWK
14 1 (0.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 166 (31.32%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (24.15%) CCNP
3 109 (20.57%) CISSP
4 74 (13.96%) CISM
5 64 (12.08%) Degree
6 46 (8.68%) CCNA
7 41 (7.74%) CISA
8 35 (6.60%) GIAC
9 23 (4.34%) CCSE
10 20 (3.77%) CCSA
10 20 (3.77%) CCSP
10 20 (3.77%) CEH
10 20 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (3.58%) CCIE
12 18 (3.40%) CompTIA Security+
12 18 (3.40%) Security+ Certification
13 16 (3.02%) JNCIS
14 14 (2.64%) GSEC
15 12 (2.26%) Security Cleared
16 11 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (10.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (7.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 29 (5.47%) PCI DSS
4 19 (3.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (3.40%) QA
6 6 (1.13%) GDPR
6 6 (1.13%) SLA
7 2 (0.38%) COBIT
7 2 (0.38%) GCP
7 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.19%) FISMA
8 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
System Software
1 56 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.15%) iptables
3 16 (3.02%) Snort
4 13 (2.45%) Docker
5 10 (1.89%) Firmware
5 10 (1.89%) ProxySG
6 9 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (1.70%) vSphere
7 7 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.32%) pfSense
7 7 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 51 (9.62%) FortiGate
2 31 (5.85%) Nessus
3 23 (4.34%) McAfee ePO
4 22 (4.15%) SELinux
5 15 (2.83%) Ansible
5 15 (2.83%) Puppet
6 14 (2.64%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.45%) PowerBroker
8 9 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.51%) SCCM
10 7 (1.32%) Kibana
10 7 (1.32%) logstash
10 7 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.13%) CSIRT
12 5 (0.94%) Nagios
12 5 (0.94%) QRadar
12 5 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.75%) Mesos
13 4 (0.75%) OSSEC
13 4 (0.75%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 244 (46.04%) Cisco
2 180 (33.96%) CheckPoint
3 150 (28.30%) Palo Alto
4 118 (22.26%) Juniper
5 107 (20.19%) F5
6 69 (13.02%) Fortinet
7 68 (12.83%) Splunk
8 52 (9.81%) McAfee
9 49 (9.25%) Red Hat
10 47 (8.87%) Aruba
11 45 (8.49%) Extreme Networks
12 42 (7.92%) SonicWALL
13 41 (7.74%) WatchGuard
14 39 (7.36%) Microsoft
15 31 (5.85%) Riverbed
16 29 (5.47%) Blue Coat
16 29 (5.47%) Qualys
17 28 (5.28%) ArcSight
18 27 (5.09%) CyberArk
18 27 (5.09%) VMware
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