Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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

Security Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 253 240
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 36 47 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.49% 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.60% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 33 42 25
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +10.80% -9.74%
10th Percentile £31,250 £41,375 £31,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £59,000 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +24.21% +9.20% -13.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7,035 7,854 7,092
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 97.64% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5,886 6,547 6,068
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Manchester

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Manchester

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Manchester

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Stockport +13 4 £38,750 -18.42% 1
Wigan - 2 £48,750 - 1
Cheadle +2 1 £47,000 +5.62% 1
Security Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Manchester region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (77.78%) Network Security
2 23 (63.89%) Firewall
3 15 (41.67%) Information Security
4 14 (38.89%) LAN
4 14 (38.89%) WAN
5 13 (36.11%) Cisco
5 13 (36.11%) Wireless
5 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
6 12 (33.33%) VPN
6 12 (33.33%) Windows
6 12 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (30.56%) Juniper
7 11 (30.56%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (25.00%) VMware
8 9 (25.00%) Fortinet
8 9 (25.00%) Citrix
8 9 (25.00%) Linux
9 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (19.44%) WLAN
10 7 (19.44%) CISSP
10 7 (19.44%) DNS
10 7 (19.44%) CCNP
11 6 (16.67%) Presales
11 6 (16.67%) FISMA
11 6 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (16.67%) Software Deployment
11 6 (16.67%) PQQ
11 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (16.67%) CCDP

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.89%) Office 365
3 3 (8.33%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (77.78%) Network Security
2 23 (63.89%) Firewall
3 14 (38.89%) LAN
3 14 (38.89%) WAN
4 13 (36.11%) Wireless
5 12 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (33.33%) VPN
6 7 (19.44%) DNS
6 7 (19.44%) WLAN
7 6 (16.67%) Internet
7 6 (16.67%) IP Telephony
7 6 (16.67%) IPsec
7 6 (16.67%) NGN
7 6 (16.67%) SAN
7 6 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (13.89%) BGP
8 5 (13.89%) DMZ
8 5 (13.89%) OSPF
8 5 (13.89%) VLAN
8 5 (13.89%) Wireless Security
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Front Office
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) OAuth
1 2 (5.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 6 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Information Security
2 11 (30.56%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (16.67%) Computer Security
3 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 6 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (16.67%) PQQ
3 6 (16.67%) Presales
3 6 (16.67%) Product Management
3 6 (16.67%) Software Deployment
3 6 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (16.67%) Time Management
4 5 (13.89%) Identity Management
4 5 (13.89%) OWASP
4 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (19.44%) CCNP
2 7 (19.44%) CISSP
3 6 (16.67%) CCDP
3 6 (16.67%) CISM
4 5 (13.89%) CISA
4 5 (13.89%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (8.33%) GCIA
6 2 (5.56%) CCNA
6 2 (5.56%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) SANS
6 2 (5.56%) SSCP
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (16.67%) FISMA
2 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) ProxySG
3 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco
2 11 (30.56%) Juniper
3 9 (25.00%) Citrix
3 9 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 9 (25.00%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) NetApp
5 5 (13.89%) F5
5 5 (13.89%) Meraki
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.89%) Sophos
5 5 (13.89%) Splunk
6 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 4 (11.11%) Forcepoint
6 4 (11.11%) McAfee
6 4 (11.11%) Symantec
7 3 (8.33%) Darktrace
7 3 (8.33%) Trend Micro
8 2 (5.56%) Veeam
9 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL