Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 339 435
Rank change year-on-year -74 +96 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 476 661 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.95% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.99% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 403 576 497
London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +7.84%
10th Percentile £39,500 £38,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £75,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £51,750
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.35% +7.81%

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 66,774 67,068 82,352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.92% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 55,313 57,111 70,441
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -80 85 £61,250 +6.52% 22
North London +13 12 £55,000 -15.38% 5
South London -16 6 £41,000 -21.90% 5
West London +13 4 £65,000 +60.49% 13
East London -32 3 £53,500 -0.93% 6
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 208 (43.70%) Firewall
2 182 (38.24%) Cybersecurity
3 176 (36.97%) SIEM
4 146 (30.67%) Network Security
5 145 (30.46%) Information Security
6 137 (28.78%) CISSP
7 128 (26.89%) Linux
8 111 (23.32%) Cisco
9 110 (23.11%) Windows
10 97 (20.38%) TCP/IP
11 91 (19.12%) Finance
12 88 (18.49%) Security Operations
13 77 (16.18%) Vulnerability Management
14 74 (15.55%) Degree
15 72 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
16 67 (14.08%) CISM
17 59 (12.39%) Penetration Testing
17 59 (12.39%) Java
18 56 (11.76%) LAN
19 54 (11.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 53 (11.13%) WAN
20 53 (11.13%) Unix
20 53 (11.13%) CheckPoint
20 53 (11.13%) Palo Alto
20 53 (11.13%) SANS
21 51 (10.71%) Microsoft
21 51 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
22 50 (10.50%) VPN
22 50 (10.50%) Python
23 49 (10.29%) 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 9 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.26%) JBoss
3 5 (1.05%) IIS
3 5 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.42%) Apache
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.21%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.83%) Office 365
4 13 (2.73%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.68%) SaaS
6 7 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.47%) IaaS
7 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.42%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.21%) npm
8 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 208 (43.70%) Firewall
2 146 (30.67%) Network Security
3 97 (20.38%) TCP/IP
4 56 (11.76%) LAN
5 53 (11.13%) WAN
6 50 (10.50%) VPN
7 47 (9.87%) DNS
8 38 (7.98%) Intrusion Detection
9 28 (5.88%) DHCP
10 26 (5.46%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (5.25%) DMZ
12 21 (4.41%) Wireless
13 20 (4.20%) Multicast
13 20 (4.20%) SAN
14 17 (3.57%) SSL
15 16 (3.36%) IPsec
15 16 (3.36%) SMTP
16 15 (3.15%) BGP
17 14 (2.94%) DKIM
17 14 (2.94%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.94%) MySQL
2 13 (2.73%) MongoDB
3 12 (2.52%) Big Data
4 11 (2.31%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.42%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.84%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.42%) FxCop
4 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.42%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.21%) Gradle
5 1 (0.21%) Grunt
5 1 (0.21%) gulp
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
5 1 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 91 (19.12%) Finance
2 26 (5.46%) Banking
3 21 (4.41%) Law
4 12 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.31%) Legal
6 9 (1.89%) Retail
7 8 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.26%) Games
8 6 (1.26%) Marketing
9 5 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.63%) Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) Automotive
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.57%) HTML
2 13 (2.73%) Web Services
3 8 (1.68%) 802.1X
3 8 (1.68%) CSS
3 8 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (1.68%) JSON
3 8 (1.68%) Node.js
3 8 (1.68%) Regular Expression
3 8 (1.68%) RESTful
4 7 (1.47%) J2EE
4 7 (1.47%) SOAP
5 6 (1.26%) .NET
5 6 (1.26%) Ajax
5 6 (1.26%) JSF
5 6 (1.26%) SVG
6 5 (1.05%) REST
7 3 (0.63%) Java EE
7 3 (0.63%) LDAP
7 3 (0.63%) Spring
8 2 (0.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 31 (6.51%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.88%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.20%) PKI
5 16 (3.36%) Fintech
6 13 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.73%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (2.73%) Security Operations Centre
7 9 (1.89%) Cybercrime
7 9 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.68%) Cyberattack
9 7 (1.47%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.84%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.84%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 128 (26.89%) Linux
2 110 (23.11%) Windows
3 53 (11.13%) Unix
4 35 (7.35%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.26%) Android
6 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.63%) Check Point GAiA
8 3 (0.63%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.42%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (38.24%) Cybersecurity
2 176 (36.97%) SIEM
3 145 (30.46%) Information Security
4 88 (18.49%) Security Operations
5 77 (16.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 59 (12.39%) Penetration Testing
7 48 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (9.45%) Security Architecture
9 43 (9.03%) Data Loss Prevention
10 42 (8.82%) Use Case
11 35 (7.35%) DevOps
11 35 (7.35%) Security Management
12 34 (7.14%) Incident Management
13 33 (6.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 31 (6.51%) Kalman Filter
15 30 (6.30%) Patch Management
16 28 (5.88%) ITIL
17 27 (5.67%) Software Engineering
18 26 (5.46%) OWASP
19 22 (4.62%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (12.39%) Java
2 50 (10.50%) Python
3 32 (6.72%) SQL
4 27 (5.67%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.62%) Bash Shell
5 22 (4.62%) C#
6 18 (3.78%) PowerShell
7 17 (3.57%) C++
8 16 (3.36%) C
9 12 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.31%) PHP
11 7 (1.47%) Perl
12 6 (1.26%) Groovy
12 6 (1.26%) Lua
12 6 (1.26%) Ruby
13 3 (0.63%) Go
13 3 (0.63%) R
14 2 (0.42%) ES6
14 2 (0.42%) Julia
14 2 (0.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 137 (28.78%) CISSP
2 74 (15.55%) Degree
3 72 (15.13%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (14.08%) CISM
5 53 (11.13%) SANS
6 47 (9.87%) CCNA
7 38 (7.98%) CISA
8 37 (7.77%) CompTIA Security+
9 33 (6.93%) GIAC
10 32 (6.72%) CEH
11 31 (6.51%) CCNP
11 31 (6.51%) SSCP
12 29 (6.09%) CCSA
13 27 (5.67%) CSSLP
14 16 (3.36%) CCSE
15 15 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (2.94%) CCIE
17 11 (2.31%) Security Cleared
18 10 (2.10%) A+ Certification
19 8 (1.68%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (11.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (4.62%) PCI DSS
3 18 (3.78%) GDPR
4 14 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (2.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.42%) GPG13
6 2 (0.42%) QA
6 2 (0.42%) SLA
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) GCP
7 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 35 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.62%) Snort
4 8 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.26%) Docker
6 6 (1.26%) Firmware
6 6 (1.26%) iptables
6 6 (1.26%) vSphere
7 4 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.84%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.63%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.42%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.42%) HDFS
9 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.21%) KVM
10 1 (0.21%) RHEV
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (2.52%) QRadar
2 11 (2.31%) Nessus
2 11 (2.31%) SCOM
3 10 (2.10%) Ansible
3 10 (2.10%) RSA enVision
3 10 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.89%) FortiGate
4 9 (1.89%) Suricata
5 7 (1.47%) Cacti
6 6 (1.26%) OpenVAS
7 5 (1.05%) Nagios
7 5 (1.05%) SELinux
7 5 (1.05%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.84%) Puppet
9 3 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 111 (23.32%) Cisco
2 53 (11.13%) CheckPoint
2 53 (11.13%) Palo Alto
3 51 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 49 (10.29%) F5
5 33 (6.93%) VMware
6 32 (6.72%) Sophos
7 26 (5.46%) Fortinet
8 23 (4.83%) Blue Coat
8 23 (4.83%) Qualys
8 23 (4.83%) Splunk
9 17 (3.57%) Symantec
10 15 (3.15%) Forcepoint
11 12 (2.52%) LogRhythm
11 12 (2.52%) Meraki
11 12 (2.52%) SolarWinds
11 12 (2.52%) Sourcefire
12 11 (2.31%) McAfee
13 7 (1.47%) Imperva
13 7 (1.47%) Juniper