The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
England / London
Rank 311 352 404
Rank change year-on-year +41 +52  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 289 339 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.82% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.85% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 258 293 205
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +5.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11%  

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 31786 39894 40068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.09% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 26873 34408 33640
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +50 64 £55,000 - 6
Canary Wharf -18 13 £58,750 -12.96%
Southwark - 2 £27,500 -
Surbiton - 1 £46,000 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 353 (56.57%) Firewall
2 326 (52.24%) Network Security
3 292 (46.79%) Cisco
4 225 (36.06%) CheckPoint
5 206 (33.01%) Cisco Certification
6 196 (31.41%) Palo Alto
7 184 (29.49%) Linux
8 182 (29.17%) Finance
9 181 (29.01%) Information Security
10 178 (28.53%) SIEM
11 170 (27.24%) Cisco ASA
12 169 (27.08%) CCNP
13 157 (25.16%) Windows
14 142 (22.76%) Juniper
15 126 (20.19%) VPN
16 120 (19.23%) CISSP
16 120 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
17 110 (17.63%) Splunk
18 104 (16.67%) F5
19 98 (15.71%) Security Operations
20 96 (15.38%) Fortinet
21 90 (14.42%) Vulnerability Management
22 84 (13.46%) Python
23 83 (13.30%) Intel Security
23 83 (13.30%) Degree
24 79 (12.66%) Wireless
25 76 (12.18%) Security Monitoring
26 68 (10.90%) CISM
26 68 (10.90%) ITIL
27 65 (10.42%) Banking

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (2.72%) Apache
2 16 (2.56%) IIS
2 16 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.76%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.16%) JBoss
9 1 (0.16%) nginx
9 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.60%) IaaS
5 5 (0.80%) Office 365
6 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.64%) SaaS
7 3 (0.48%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 353 (56.57%) Firewall
2 326 (52.24%) Network Security
3 170 (27.24%) Cisco ASA
4 126 (20.19%) VPN
5 79 (12.66%) Wireless
6 64 (10.26%) BGP
6 64 (10.26%) OSPF
7 57 (9.13%) WAN
8 53 (8.49%) LAN
9 52 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 51 (8.17%) Cisco ISE
11 46 (7.37%) Cisco Wireless
12 45 (7.21%) TCP/IP
13 41 (6.57%) DNS
13 41 (6.57%) Internet
14 40 (6.41%) SSL
15 35 (5.61%) Cisco Nexus
15 35 (5.61%) VLAN
16 33 (5.29%) Cisco IOS
16 33 (5.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.96%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.48%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (0.32%) MySQL
5 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.44%) Burp Suite
2 5 (0.80%) sqlmap
3 4 (0.64%) AppScan
3 4 (0.64%) Paros
3 4 (0.64%) WebScarab
4 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.48%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) Maven
5 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 182 (29.17%) Finance
2 65 (10.42%) Banking
3 22 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.76%) Law
5 9 (1.44%) Legal
5 9 (1.44%) Marketing
6 8 (1.28%) Publishing
6 8 (1.28%) Retail
7 6 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.80%) Online Betting
9 4 (0.64%) Billing
9 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.69%) SailPoint
2 19 (3.04%) 802.1X
3 12 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (1.60%) Web Services
5 8 (1.28%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.64%) .NET
6 4 (0.64%) XML
7 2 (0.32%) boto
7 2 (0.32%) SAML
8 1 (0.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.16%) CSS
8 1 (0.16%) HTML
8 1 (0.16%) jQuery
8 1 (0.16%) LAMP
8 1 (0.16%) Node.js
8 1 (0.16%) PCRE
8 1 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.16%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.16%) SPNEGO
8 1 (0.16%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 47 (7.53%) Management Information System
3 37 (5.93%) Security Operations Centre
4 34 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 31 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.88%) RSA SecurID
7 17 (2.72%) Clustering
8 15 (2.40%) Virtual Team
9 14 (2.24%) PKI
10 11 (1.76%) Cybercrime
10 11 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (1.12%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.96%) Fintech
14 4 (0.64%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.64%) Derivative
14 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 184 (29.49%) Linux
2 157 (25.16%) Windows
3 56 (8.97%) Unix
4 35 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.85%) CentOS
6 16 (2.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 12 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.76%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.80%) Android
10 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.32%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (29.01%) Information Security
2 178 (28.53%) SIEM
3 120 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
4 98 (15.71%) Security Operations
5 90 (14.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 76 (12.18%) Security Monitoring
7 68 (10.90%) ITIL
8 55 (8.81%) Penetration Testing
9 54 (8.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 53 (8.49%) Incident Management
11 52 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
12 44 (7.05%) Identity Access Management
13 42 (6.73%) Security Architecture
14 36 (5.77%) Load Balancing
15 34 (5.45%) Change Management
16 32 (5.13%) Mentoring
17 28 (4.49%) Security Management
18 24 (3.85%) Change Control
18 24 (3.85%) DevOps
19 23 (3.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 84 (13.46%) Python
2 45 (7.21%) SQL
3 43 (6.89%) Perl
4 36 (5.77%) Ruby
5 30 (4.81%) PowerShell
6 23 (3.69%) Java
7 16 (2.56%) C++
8 15 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 14 (2.24%) PHP
10 12 (1.92%) Bourne shell
10 12 (1.92%) Korn
11 11 (1.76%) C#
12 8 (1.28%) C
13 6 (0.96%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.64%) BeanShell
14 4 (0.64%) VB
15 1 (0.16%) AWK
15 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 206 (33.01%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (27.08%) CCNP
3 120 (19.23%) CISSP
4 83 (13.30%) Degree
5 68 (10.90%) CISM
6 52 (8.33%) CCNA
7 45 (7.21%) GIAC
8 43 (6.89%) CISA
9 25 (4.01%) CCIE
9 25 (4.01%) CEH
10 21 (3.37%) CompTIA Security+
10 21 (3.37%) Security+ Certification
11 18 (2.88%) GSEC
12 17 (2.72%) CCSE
12 17 (2.72%) JNCIS
13 15 (2.40%) CCSP
14 14 (2.24%) JNCIA
15 13 (2.08%) CCSA
16 12 (1.92%) GISF
17 9 (1.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (4.49%) PCI DSS
3 25 (4.01%) SLA
4 19 (3.04%) QA
5 18 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (2.40%) ISO27002
7 4 (0.64%) GDPR
7 4 (0.64%) PMO
8 3 (0.48%) FISMA
9 2 (0.32%) COBIT
9 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.16%) GPG13
10 1 (0.16%) ISO27005
System Software
1 54 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.49%) Snort
3 17 (2.72%) iptables
3 17 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.40%) vSphere
5 13 (2.08%) Docker
6 12 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.60%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.96%) Firmware
9 3 (0.48%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.48%) XenApp
10 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (9.29%) Nessus
2 57 (9.13%) FortiGate
3 42 (6.73%) McAfee ePO
4 23 (3.69%) PowerBroker
5 18 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (2.72%) SELinux
7 16 (2.56%) Ansible
7 16 (2.56%) Puppet
8 15 (2.40%) QRadar
9 13 (2.08%) CSIRT
9 13 (2.08%) SCCM
10 12 (1.92%) Kibana
10 12 (1.92%) logstash
11 10 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (1.12%) RSA enVision
14 5 (0.80%) Nmap
14 5 (0.80%) WSUS
15 4 (0.64%) Kubernetes
16 3 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 292 (46.79%) Cisco
2 225 (36.06%) CheckPoint
3 196 (31.41%) Palo Alto
4 142 (22.76%) Juniper
5 110 (17.63%) Splunk
6 104 (16.67%) F5
7 96 (15.38%) Fortinet
8 83 (13.30%) Intel Security
9 64 (10.26%) Microsoft
10 50 (8.01%) CyberArk
11 45 (7.21%) Aruba
12 37 (5.93%) Extreme Networks
13 36 (5.77%) Symantec
14 35 (5.61%) Sourcefire
15 34 (5.45%) Qualys
16 32 (5.13%) ArcSight
16 32 (5.13%) Riverbed
16 32 (5.13%) SonicWALL
16 32 (5.13%) WatchGuard
17 31 (4.97%) Red Hat
London
Harris Global
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
aap3
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 48 minutes ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + excellent benefits & bonus package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + 25% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
The North Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
North London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,0000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus generous benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Bloomberg
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago