Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 251 259
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 42 37 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.53% 0.50% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.52% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 40 26 18
Manchester median annual salary £48,750 £43,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.72% -3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £41,250 £28,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £50,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.95% -26.67% +20.00%

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 7744 7174 7198
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 97.42% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6439 6158 5993
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
Stockport - 6 £47,500 -
Cheadle -12 2 £44,500 -0.56%
Salford - 1 - -
Wigan - 1 £50,000 -
Security Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Manchester region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (88.10%) Network Security
2 30 (71.43%) Firewall
3 28 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 25 (59.52%) Cisco
5 23 (54.76%) LAN
5 23 (54.76%) WAN
6 20 (47.62%) SIEM
7 19 (45.24%) Juniper
8 16 (38.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 13 (30.95%) VPN
10 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
11 11 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (23.81%) CCNP
12 10 (23.81%) Network Design
12 10 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (23.81%) Wireless
12 10 (23.81%) Finance
13 9 (21.43%) ITIL
13 9 (21.43%) Palo Alto
14 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
14 8 (19.05%) Junos
14 8 (19.05%) Windows
14 8 (19.05%) DHCP
14 8 (19.05%) DNS
14 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
14 8 (19.05%) MPLS
14 8 (19.05%) Change Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (88.10%) Network Security
2 30 (71.43%) Firewall
3 23 (54.76%) LAN
3 23 (54.76%) WAN
4 13 (30.95%) VPN
5 12 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 10 (23.81%) Wireless
7 8 (19.05%) DHCP
7 8 (19.05%) DNS
7 8 (19.05%) Junos
7 8 (19.05%) MPLS
8 7 (16.67%) BGP
8 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (16.67%) VLAN
9 6 (14.29%) DMZ
9 6 (14.29%) EIGRP
9 6 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (14.29%) IPv4
9 6 (14.29%) IPv6
9 6 (14.29%) Wireless Security
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.52%) PKI
3 4 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.38%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
1 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) SIEM
2 16 (38.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 11 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (23.81%) Network Design
4 10 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (21.43%) ITIL
6 8 (19.05%) Change Management
6 8 (19.05%) Identity Management
7 7 (16.67%) Server Hardening
7 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
8 3 (7.14%) OWASP
9 2 (4.76%) Cryptography
9 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (4.76%) Patch Management
9 2 (4.76%) Security Operations
10 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (2.38%) Information Security Management
10 1 (2.38%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) CCNP
1 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.29%) Degree
3 5 (11.90%) CISSP
4 2 (4.76%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) CISM
5 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
1 8 (19.05%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Cacti
2 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 25 (59.52%) Cisco
3 19 (45.24%) Juniper
4 9 (21.43%) Palo Alto
5 8 (19.05%) Blue Coat
6 6 (14.29%) F5
6 6 (14.29%) IronPort
6 6 (14.29%) Splunk
7 4 (9.52%) Polycom
7 4 (9.52%) Siemens
7 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.76%) VMware
9 1 (2.38%) CA
9 1 (2.38%) Citrix
9 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.38%) HP
9 1 (2.38%) NetApp