Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 435 350 464
Rank change year-on-year -85 +114 +66
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 485 661 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.88% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.91% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 372 574 484
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £38,750 £43,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +4.17%

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 70426 72444 85501
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55326 62571 72563
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -42 73 £60,000 +4.35% 5
South London -12 11 £56,250 +15.38%
West London +9 9 £45,000 -25.00% 5
East London +1 9 £25,500 -43.33%
North London -11 2 £45,000 -25.00%
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 248 (51.13%) Firewall
2 171 (35.26%) Cybersecurity
3 162 (33.40%) Information Security
4 155 (31.96%) SIEM
5 149 (30.72%) Network Security
6 129 (26.60%) Linux
6 129 (26.60%) Cisco
7 118 (24.33%) CISSP
8 110 (22.68%) TCP/IP
8 110 (22.68%) Finance
9 103 (21.24%) Windows
10 97 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 91 (18.76%) Security Operations
12 81 (16.70%) Penetration Testing
13 77 (15.88%) Java
14 75 (15.46%) CISM
15 74 (15.26%) Banking
16 73 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
17 70 (14.43%) CheckPoint
17 70 (14.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 68 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
19 62 (12.78%) Security Architecture
20 61 (12.58%) Palo Alto
21 60 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
21 60 (12.37%) CCNP
22 55 (11.34%) ITIL
22 55 (11.34%) Python
23 54 (11.13%) LAN
23 54 (11.13%) Active Directory
23 54 (11.13%) Cisco ASA

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 10 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
1 10 (2.06%) JBoss
2 6 (1.24%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.62%) IIS
3 3 (0.62%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.33%) Office 365
4 14 (2.89%) IaaS
5 10 (2.06%) SaaS
6 7 (1.44%) PaaS
7 4 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.41%) GitHub
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.21%) npm
10 1 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 248 (51.13%) Firewall
2 149 (30.72%) Network Security
3 110 (22.68%) TCP/IP
4 54 (11.13%) Cisco ASA
4 54 (11.13%) LAN
5 52 (10.72%) WAN
6 50 (10.31%) VPN
7 39 (8.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 30 (6.19%) Wireless
9 29 (5.98%) BGP
10 28 (5.77%) DNS
10 28 (5.77%) IPsec
11 27 (5.57%) MPLS
12 20 (4.12%) OSPF
13 19 (3.92%) Internet
14 18 (3.71%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (2.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 13 (2.68%) Cisco ISE
17 13 (2.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.74%) MongoDB
2 14 (2.89%) MySQL
3 11 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.65%) Big Data
5 6 (1.24%) Blockchain
6 5 (1.03%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.62%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.62%) InfluxDB
7 3 (0.62%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.62%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.62%) Redis
8 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.62%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.62%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.41%) FxCop
3 2 (0.41%) SonarQube
3 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.21%) Gradle
4 1 (0.21%) Grunt
4 1 (0.21%) gulp
4 1 (0.21%) Maven
4 1 (0.21%) webpack
4 1 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 110 (22.68%) Finance
2 74 (15.26%) Banking
3 28 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.51%) Law
4 17 (3.51%) Legal
5 16 (3.30%) Electronics
6 15 (3.09%) Marketing
7 14 (2.89%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.65%) Games
9 7 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.62%) Advertising
12 2 (0.41%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.21%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.15%) Web Services
2 15 (3.09%) Node.js
3 12 (2.47%) RESTful
4 11 (2.27%) CSS
4 11 (2.27%) HTML
4 11 (2.27%) JSON
5 10 (2.06%) .NET
5 10 (2.06%) Ajax
5 10 (2.06%) J2EE
5 10 (2.06%) JSF
5 10 (2.06%) Regular Expression
5 10 (2.06%) SOAP
5 10 (2.06%) SVG
6 6 (1.24%) 802.1X
6 6 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.82%) REST
8 2 (0.41%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.41%) Java EE
8 2 (0.41%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.01%) Data Protection Act
2 32 (6.60%) Computer Science
2 32 (6.60%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.77%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.51%) PKI
5 14 (2.89%) Cybercrime
5 14 (2.89%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (1.86%) CCTV
7 9 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.44%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.24%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.03%) Digital Currency
11 5 (1.03%) Fintech
11 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.82%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 129 (26.60%) Linux
2 103 (21.24%) Windows
3 46 (9.48%) Windows Server
4 24 (4.95%) Unix
5 10 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.03%) Android
7 5 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.82%) CentOS
8 4 (0.82%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.62%) Debian
9 3 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (35.26%) Cybersecurity
2 162 (33.40%) Information Security
3 155 (31.96%) SIEM
4 97 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 91 (18.76%) Security Operations
6 81 (16.70%) Penetration Testing
7 68 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (12.78%) Security Architecture
9 55 (11.34%) ITIL
10 48 (9.90%) Data Protection
11 47 (9.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 42 (8.66%) Data Loss Prevention
13 38 (7.84%) DevOps
14 33 (6.80%) DRM
15 27 (5.57%) Kalman Filter
16 24 (4.95%) Cryptography
17 23 (4.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 22 (4.54%) Network Design
18 22 (4.54%) Presales
19 20 (4.12%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 77 (15.88%) Java
2 55 (11.34%) Python
3 23 (4.74%) SQL
4 22 (4.54%) C
5 18 (3.71%) Bash Shell
5 18 (3.71%) JavaScript
6 16 (3.30%) Ruby
7 15 (3.09%) C#
7 15 (3.09%) C++
8 12 (2.47%) Perl
9 10 (2.06%) Groovy
10 9 (1.86%) PHP
10 9 (1.86%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.65%) Go
12 6 (1.24%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.03%) Korn
13 5 (1.03%) Lua
14 3 (0.62%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.62%) C-shell
15 2 (0.41%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 118 (24.33%) CISSP
2 75 (15.46%) CISM
3 73 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (12.37%) CCNP
5 52 (10.72%) Degree
6 36 (7.42%) CCNA
7 34 (7.01%) CEH
8 31 (6.39%) CCSA
9 29 (5.98%) CCSE
10 24 (4.95%) CISA
11 22 (4.54%) CCIE
12 19 (3.92%) SANS
13 16 (3.30%) Check Point Certification
14 13 (2.68%) Security Cleared
15 12 (2.47%) GIAC
16 10 (2.06%) CompTIA Security+
16 10 (2.06%) Security+ Certification
16 10 (2.06%) SSCP
17 9 (1.86%) SC Cleared
18 8 (1.65%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (14.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (7.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 21 (4.33%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.89%) SLA
5 13 (2.68%) GDPR
6 9 (1.86%) QA
7 3 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.41%) COBIT
8 2 (0.41%) GPG13
9 1 (0.21%) GCP
9 1 (0.21%) RMADS
9 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (11.13%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.27%) Docker
4 10 (2.06%) Snort
4 10 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.86%) iptables
6 5 (1.03%) Firmware
6 5 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.82%) pfSense
7 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.62%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.41%) HDFS
9 2 (0.41%) KVM
9 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.21%) RHEV
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.21%) vSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (4.12%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.89%) Nagios
3 12 (2.47%) Ansible
3 12 (2.47%) QRadar
4 11 (2.27%) FortiGate
5 10 (2.06%) Cacti
5 10 (2.06%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.86%) Nessus
7 8 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.65%) SELinux
8 7 (1.44%) Puppet
9 6 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.03%) SCOM
10 5 (1.03%) Suricata
11 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.62%) RSA enVision
12 3 (0.62%) SCCM
12 3 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 129 (26.60%) Cisco
2 70 (14.43%) CheckPoint
3 61 (12.58%) Palo Alto
4 39 (8.04%) F5
5 37 (7.63%) Microsoft
6 33 (6.80%) Fortinet
6 33 (6.80%) VMware
7 29 (5.98%) Splunk
8 26 (5.36%) Juniper
9 14 (2.89%) SAP
10 12 (2.47%) LogRhythm
10 12 (2.47%) McAfee
11 11 (2.27%) Qualys
11 11 (2.27%) Sophos
11 11 (2.27%) Sourcefire
12 10 (2.06%) CyberArk
12 10 (2.06%) Symantec
13 9 (1.86%) Aruba
14 8 (1.65%) Citrix
15 7 (1.44%) Riverbed