Period
to 13 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

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

Security Engineer
England > North of England
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 229 200 372
Rank change year-on-year -29 +172 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 94 347 119
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 0.90% 1.76% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.83% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 92 94 110
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £74,875 £62,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. 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
North of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 9,970 19,002 23,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 96.38% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,211 14,785 19,536
Median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the North of England

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in the North of England.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in the North of England

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in the North of England over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the North of England

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the North of England region over the 6 months to 13 July 2020. 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
North West +103 62 £58,250 +16.50% 15
Yorkshire -57 27 £55,000 +10.00% 13
North East +23 5 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 North of England region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (40.43%) Firewall
2 34 (36.17%) Cisco
3 31 (32.98%) Information Security
3 31 (32.98%) Network Security
4 29 (30.85%) Azure
5 25 (26.60%) SIEM
5 25 (26.60%) Windows
6 24 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (24.47%) Wireless
7 23 (24.47%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (23.40%) WAN
8 22 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (23.40%) CheckPoint
9 21 (22.34%) AWS
9 21 (22.34%) Palo Alto
10 19 (20.21%) PCI DSS
10 19 (20.21%) LAN
11 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
12 17 (18.09%) VPN
12 17 (18.09%) Juniper
12 17 (18.09%) CCNA
12 17 (18.09%) CISSP
13 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
14 15 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (15.96%) Fortinet
14 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (15.96%) CISM
15 14 (14.89%) Active Directory
15 14 (14.89%) VoIP
15 14 (14.89%) Linux

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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:

Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (30.85%) Azure
2 21 (22.34%) AWS
3 10 (10.64%) Office 365
4 8 (8.51%) GCP
5 4 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.13%) IaaS
6 2 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 1 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.06%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.06%) PaaS
7 1 (1.06%) SaaS
7 1 (1.06%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 38 (40.43%) Firewall
2 31 (32.98%) Network Security
3 23 (24.47%) Wireless
4 22 (23.40%) WAN
5 19 (20.21%) LAN
6 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
7 17 (18.09%) VPN
8 14 (14.89%) VoIP
9 12 (12.77%) BGP
10 11 (11.70%) DNS
11 10 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (10.64%) Cisco ISE
11 10 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (10.64%) HTTP
11 10 (10.64%) VLAN
12 9 (9.57%) OSPF
13 8 (8.51%) Wireshark
14 7 (7.45%) MPLS
15 6 (6.38%) DHCP
15 6 (6.38%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.13%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (5.32%) Back Office
1 5 (5.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Law
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) SAML
2 4 (4.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.19%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.06%) COM
4 1 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (9.57%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.38%) Replication
5 5 (5.32%) Cloud Native
6 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.13%) PKI
7 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.60%) Windows
2 14 (14.89%) Linux
3 10 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.32%) Kali Linux
5 4 (4.26%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.19%) Mac OS
6 3 (3.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.98%) Information Security
2 25 (26.60%) SIEM
3 23 (24.47%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (11.70%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (10.64%) DevOps
8 9 (9.57%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (9.57%) OWASP
8 9 (9.57%) Server Management
9 8 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (7.45%) Change Management
10 7 (7.45%) DDoS Mitigation
10 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (7.45%) Security Operations
10 7 (7.45%) Threat Intelligence
10 7 (7.45%) Threat Modelling
11 6 (6.38%) Change Control
11 6 (6.38%) SDLC
11 6 (6.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.38%) Python
3 4 (4.26%) Java
4 3 (3.19%) C#
5 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (18.09%) CCNA
2 17 (18.09%) CISSP
3 15 (15.96%) CISM
4 12 (12.77%) CCNP
5 7 (7.45%) ISSMP
6 6 (6.38%) CISA
6 6 (6.38%) MCSE
6 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.38%) PCI QSA
7 5 (5.32%) CCSA
7 5 (5.32%) CCSE
7 5 (5.32%) CCSP
7 5 (5.32%) Degree
7 5 (5.32%) JNCIA
7 5 (5.32%) JNCIS
7 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.19%) CCDP
8 3 (3.19%) CCIE
8 3 (3.19%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (20.21%) PCI DSS
3 12 (12.77%) NIST
4 6 (6.38%) SLA
5 5 (5.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (5.32%) QA
5 5 (5.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (3.19%) COBIT
6 3 (3.19%) GDPR
7 1 (1.06%) NCSC
System Software
1 14 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (6.38%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (4.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) FortiGate
2 9 (9.57%) Nessus
3 6 (6.38%) Terraform
4 5 (5.32%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.13%) HP Fortify
5 2 (2.13%) Istio
5 2 (2.13%) linkerd
6 1 (1.06%) Kibana
6 1 (1.06%) logstash
Vendors
1 34 (36.17%) Cisco
2 22 (23.40%) CheckPoint
3 21 (22.34%) Palo Alto
4 17 (18.09%) Juniper
5 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
6 15 (15.96%) Fortinet
7 12 (12.77%) HP
7 12 (12.77%) VMware
8 7 (7.45%) Sophos
9 6 (6.38%) arcserve
9 6 (6.38%) Aruba
9 6 (6.38%) F5
9 6 (6.38%) Google
9 6 (6.38%) IBM
9 6 (6.38%) Intel
9 6 (6.38%) Mitel
9 6 (6.38%) ProCurve
10 5 (5.32%) Meraki
11 4 (4.26%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (4.26%) Ruckus Wireless