Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 302 293
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 70 53 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.43% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.44% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 52 37 79
North West median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -26.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £30,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £54,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12704 12096 12623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.06% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10170 10182 10477
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the North West

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in the North West

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the North West

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Manchester -8 43 £50,000 +15.61% 2
Cheshire -15 14 £47,500 -1.04% 1
Merseyside +27 12 £43,250 +15.33%
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 52 (74.29%) Network Security
2 45 (64.29%) Firewall
3 40 (57.14%) Cisco
4 31 (44.29%) CheckPoint
5 23 (32.86%) WAN
5 23 (32.86%) Juniper
5 23 (32.86%) LAN
5 23 (32.86%) SIEM
6 21 (30.00%) Finance
7 20 (28.57%) VPN
8 18 (25.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 17 (24.29%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (24.29%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (24.29%) Windows
10 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (21.43%) CCNP
11 15 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (20.00%) Change Management
12 14 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
13 13 (18.57%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
13 13 (18.57%) ITIL
13 13 (18.57%) Network Design
13 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 12 (17.14%) DNS
14 12 (17.14%) DHCP
14 12 (17.14%) Palo Alto
15 11 (15.71%) Active Directory
15 11 (15.71%) Wireless

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (74.29%) Network Security
2 45 (64.29%) Firewall
3 23 (32.86%) LAN
3 23 (32.86%) WAN
4 20 (28.57%) VPN
5 17 (24.29%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (18.57%) TCP/IP
7 12 (17.14%) DHCP
7 12 (17.14%) DNS
8 11 (15.71%) Wireless
9 10 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (12.86%) Junos
11 8 (11.43%) MPLS
12 7 (10.00%) BGP
12 7 (10.00%) BIG-IP
12 7 (10.00%) IPsec
12 7 (10.00%) SSL
12 7 (10.00%) VLAN
13 6 (8.57%) IPv4
13 6 (8.57%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) GIS
2 1 (1.43%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Games
4 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.43%) CSS
1 1 (1.43%) HTML
1 1 (1.43%) REST
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) PKI
4 4 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.29%) Online Games
6 2 (2.86%) Contactless
6 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.43%) CCTV
7 1 (1.43%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.00%) Linux
4 4 (5.71%) Unix
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) SIEM
2 18 (25.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 17 (24.29%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (20.00%) Change Management
6 13 (18.57%) ITIL
6 13 (18.57%) Network Design
6 13 (18.57%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (12.86%) Identity Management
8 8 (11.43%) Information Security
9 7 (10.00%) Server Hardening
10 6 (8.57%) Security Operations
11 5 (7.14%) Cryptography
12 4 (5.71%) OWASP
12 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
13 3 (4.29%) Network Management
13 3 (4.29%) Security Architecture
13 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (4.29%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) C
1 2 (2.86%) C++
1 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.43%) Java
2 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
2 1 (1.43%) Python
2 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (21.43%) CCNP
3 7 (10.00%) CISSP
4 6 (8.57%) Degree
5 2 (2.86%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) CISM
5 2 (2.86%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.43%) GDPR
4 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) ProxySG
3 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Cacti
2 3 (4.29%) Nagios
3 2 (2.86%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.43%) Graphite
4 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.43%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 40 (57.14%) Cisco
2 31 (44.29%) CheckPoint
3 23 (32.86%) Juniper
4 12 (17.14%) Palo Alto
5 9 (12.86%) Blue Coat
5 9 (12.86%) F5
6 7 (10.00%) Splunk
7 6 (8.57%) IronPort
7 6 (8.57%) VMware
8 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.71%) Polycom
9 4 (5.71%) Siemens
9 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.29%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.86%) Capita
11 2 (2.86%) HP
11 2 (2.86%) McAfee
11 2 (2.86%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.86%) Symantec
12 1 (1.43%) 3Com