Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 355 439 358
Rank change year-on-year +84 -81 +117
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 589 492 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 0.65% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.69% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 480 378 576
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £85,050 £82,875 £83,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +8.49% -1.85% +8.00%

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 63,712 71,543 73,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.64% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52,254 56,238 63,154
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,249 £33,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +67 143 £65,000 +8.33% 42
West London +24 15 £65,000 +44.44% 11
South London -1 14 £38,500 -31.56% 6
East London -13 4 £51,000 +100.00% 12
North London +9 1 £85,000 +88.89% 1
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 257 (43.63%) Firewall
2 231 (39.22%) Information Security
3 216 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
4 187 (31.75%) Windows
5 186 (31.58%) Finance
6 184 (31.24%) Linux
7 179 (30.39%) CISSP
8 175 (29.71%) SIEM
9 159 (26.99%) Network Security
10 147 (24.96%) Cisco
11 126 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
12 113 (19.19%) Security Operations
13 106 (18.00%) Degree
13 106 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 101 (17.15%) CCNP
15 99 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
16 98 (16.64%) Penetration Testing
17 92 (15.62%) TCP/IP
17 92 (15.62%) Vulnerability Management
18 89 (15.11%) Palo Alto
19 85 (14.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 85 (14.43%) Data Loss Prevention
20 81 (13.75%) WAN
21 79 (13.41%) Security Architecture
22 77 (13.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 74 (12.56%) Cisco ASA
23 74 (12.56%) Python
24 72 (12.22%) CheckPoint
25 69 (11.71%) Computer Science
25 69 (11.71%) VPN

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 13 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
1 13 (2.21%) IIS
2 9 (1.53%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.02%) Apache
4 4 (0.68%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.51%) Confluence
5 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.34%) nginx
7 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 99 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (7.13%) Office 365
4 23 (3.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.21%) G Suite
5 13 (2.21%) Mimecast
6 12 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.70%) SaaS
8 6 (1.02%) Serverless
9 5 (0.85%) PaaS
10 4 (0.68%) IaaS
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.34%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.34%) OpenDNS
12 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 257 (43.63%) Firewall
2 159 (26.99%) Network Security
3 92 (15.62%) TCP/IP
4 81 (13.75%) WAN
5 74 (12.56%) Cisco ASA
6 69 (11.71%) VPN
7 54 (9.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 54 (9.17%) LAN
8 53 (9.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 53 (9.00%) Wireless
9 42 (7.13%) Cisco ISE
10 40 (6.79%) Cisco Firepower
11 34 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (5.26%) MPLS
13 26 (4.41%) BGP
13 26 (4.41%) DNS
13 26 (4.41%) OSPF
14 25 (4.24%) Internet
14 25 (4.24%) VLAN
15 24 (4.07%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.30%) Big Data
2 11 (1.87%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.36%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.02%) Blockchain
5 5 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.34%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.34%) Redis
7 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (3.57%) Metasploit
2 9 (1.53%) JIRA
3 6 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.68%) Hudson
5 2 (0.34%) AppScan
5 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.17%) FxCop
6 1 (0.17%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) OllyDbg
6 1 (0.17%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 186 (31.58%) Finance
2 55 (9.34%) Banking
3 26 (4.41%) Retail
4 23 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.04%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.02%) Marketing
8 5 (0.85%) Electronics
8 5 (0.85%) Legal
8 5 (0.85%) Military
9 4 (0.68%) Advertising
9 4 (0.68%) Law
9 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.07%) .NET
2 15 (2.55%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.55%) LDAP
3 11 (1.87%) Web Services
4 10 (1.70%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (0.85%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.34%) Flask
6 2 (0.34%) Kafka
6 2 (0.34%) OAuth
6 2 (0.34%) SAML
7 1 (0.17%) CSS
7 1 (0.17%) CSS3
7 1 (0.17%) Flash
7 1 (0.17%) HTML
7 1 (0.17%) HTML5
7 1 (0.17%) REST
7 1 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.71%) Computer Science
2 55 (9.34%) Data Centre
3 45 (7.64%) Management Information System
4 37 (6.28%) Data Protection Act
5 35 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (4.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (4.24%) Fintech
7 25 (4.24%) Security Operations Centre
8 21 (3.57%) Hedge funds
9 13 (2.21%) Clustering
10 12 (2.04%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.04%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.70%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.53%) BYOD
12 9 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.36%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (1.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 6 (1.02%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 187 (31.75%) Windows
2 184 (31.24%) Linux
3 40 (6.79%) Windows Server
4 29 (4.92%) Unix
5 19 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 15 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.21%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.04%) Kali Linux
9 9 (1.53%) CentOS
10 7 (1.19%) Debian
10 7 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.68%) VMS
12 3 (0.51%) Android
13 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (39.22%) Information Security
2 216 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
3 175 (29.71%) SIEM
4 113 (19.19%) Security Operations
5 106 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 98 (16.64%) Penetration Testing
7 92 (15.62%) Vulnerability Management
8 85 (14.43%) Data Loss Prevention
8 85 (14.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 79 (13.41%) Security Architecture
10 46 (7.81%) DevOps
11 45 (7.64%) Identity Management
12 41 (6.96%) Data Protection
13 38 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
14 36 (6.11%) Risk Management
14 36 (6.11%) Threat Modelling
15 35 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (5.77%) ITIL
17 33 (5.60%) OWASP
18 32 (5.43%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 74 (12.56%) Python
2 58 (9.85%) SQL
3 55 (9.34%) Java
4 41 (6.96%) PowerShell
5 35 (5.94%) Bash Shell
6 34 (5.77%) C++
7 29 (4.92%) Perl
8 22 (3.74%) C#
9 14 (2.38%) C
9 14 (2.38%) Ruby
10 13 (2.21%) Go
11 12 (2.04%) VB
12 4 (0.68%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.68%) VBScript
13 3 (0.51%) Tcl
14 2 (0.34%) PHP
14 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.17%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 179 (30.39%) CISSP
2 126 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
3 106 (18.00%) Degree
4 101 (17.15%) CCNP
5 67 (11.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (8.32%) CEH
7 42 (7.13%) CCNA
8 40 (6.79%) CISM
9 34 (5.77%) SANS
10 29 (4.92%) CCIE
11 23 (3.90%) GIAC
12 22 (3.74%) CompTIA Security+
12 22 (3.74%) SSCP
13 15 (2.55%) CISA
14 14 (2.38%) Security Cleared
15 13 (2.21%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 13 (2.21%) GCIH
16 12 (2.04%) SC Cleared
17 11 (1.87%) OSCP
18 9 (1.53%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (13.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (6.96%) PCI DSS
3 33 (5.60%) GDPR
4 30 (5.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.85%) QA
6 4 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.68%) SAS 70
7 3 (0.51%) GPG13
7 3 (0.51%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.34%) SLA
9 1 (0.17%) FINRA
9 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 52 (8.83%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.60%) Docker
3 31 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (3.90%) Snort
5 21 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.23%) iptables
7 5 (0.85%) KVM
8 3 (0.51%) HDFS
8 3 (0.51%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.34%) Squid
10 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (6.45%) Nessus
2 27 (4.58%) QRadar
3 23 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 21 (3.57%) Kubernetes
5 20 (3.40%) Cisco Prime
6 19 (3.23%) Nagios
7 17 (2.89%) CASB
8 16 (2.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 16 (2.72%) Stealthwatch
9 12 (2.04%) Ansible
10 10 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (1.70%) OpenVAS
10 10 (1.70%) Suricata
10 10 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (1.53%) SCCM
11 9 (1.53%) vCenter Server
12 8 (1.36%) EnCase
12 8 (1.36%) Nexpose
13 7 (1.19%) FTK
14 6 (1.02%) Nmap
Vendors
1 147 (24.96%) Cisco
2 89 (15.11%) Palo Alto
3 72 (12.22%) CheckPoint
4 63 (10.70%) F5
5 54 (9.17%) Microsoft
6 46 (7.81%) Splunk
7 43 (7.30%) Symantec
8 40 (6.79%) Juniper
8 40 (6.79%) VMware
9 38 (6.45%) Meraki
9 38 (6.45%) SolarWinds
10 34 (5.77%) Fortinet
11 29 (4.92%) McAfee
11 29 (4.92%) Qualys
12 26 (4.41%) Forcepoint
12 26 (4.41%) Google
13 21 (3.57%) Citrix
14 20 (3.40%) ArcSight
15 17 (2.89%) FireEye
16 15 (2.55%) Red Hat