Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £58,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 280 303 304
Rank change year-on-year +23 +1 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 76 63 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.49% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.51% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 56 46 37
North West median annual salary £58,250 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.63% +9.20% -13.00%
10th Percentile £35,375 £41,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £68,125 £53,750 £60,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +8.00%

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 11,373 12,357 11,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.68% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 9,185 9,900 9,995
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 October 2018.

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 October 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
Manchester -14 34 £52,500 +10.53% 15
Cheshire +22 29 £60,000 +26.32% 2
Merseyside +10 11 £60,000 +38.73% 2
Lancashire - 2 £27,750 - 1
Security Engineer
England

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

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

1 41 (53.95%) Network Security
2 38 (50.00%) Linux
3 37 (48.68%) Windows
3 37 (48.68%) Firewall
4 31 (40.79%) Information Security
5 28 (36.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 25 (32.89%) LAN
6 25 (32.89%) WAN
7 23 (30.26%) Cisco
7 23 (30.26%) Wireless
8 21 (27.63%) VPN
9 18 (23.68%) CISSP
10 17 (22.37%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (22.37%) Finance
10 17 (22.37%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (21.05%) CCNP
12 15 (19.74%) Python
12 15 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (19.74%) Splunk
12 15 (19.74%) SIEM
13 14 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (18.42%) Banking
13 14 (18.42%) Risk Management
14 13 (17.11%) IPsec
14 13 (17.11%) Investment Banking
14 13 (17.11%) CCDP
14 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
14 13 (17.11%) CheckPoint
14 13 (17.11%) Wealth Management
15 12 (15.79%) Cisco ASA

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (9.21%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.26%) Office 365
5 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (53.95%) Network Security
2 37 (48.68%) Firewall
3 28 (36.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (32.89%) LAN
4 25 (32.89%) WAN
5 23 (30.26%) Wireless
6 21 (27.63%) VPN
7 13 (17.11%) IPsec
7 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
8 12 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (14.47%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (13.16%) VoIP
11 9 (11.84%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (11.84%) Cisco Wireless
12 8 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (10.53%) MPLS
13 7 (9.21%) DNS
13 7 (9.21%) Multicast
13 7 (9.21%) SSL
13 7 (9.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) GIS
2 2 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Banking
3 13 (17.11%) Investment Banking
4 11 (14.47%) Law
5 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.63%) Legal
7 1 (1.32%) Front Office
7 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) OAuth
1 2 (2.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) PKI
3 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) CCTV
4 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.32%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (50.00%) Linux
2 37 (48.68%) Windows
3 9 (11.84%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.89%) Solaris
5 4 (5.26%) Unix
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.79%) Information Security
2 17 (22.37%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (19.74%) SIEM
4 14 (18.42%) Risk Management
4 14 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (17.11%) Wealth Management
6 11 (14.47%) Change Management
6 11 (14.47%) Patch Management
6 11 (14.47%) Security Management
7 10 (13.16%) Network Management
7 10 (13.16%) Proactive Monitoring
7 10 (13.16%) Security Operations
7 10 (13.16%) Threat Analysis
8 9 (11.84%) High Availability
8 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (11.84%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (11.84%) Programme Delivery
8 9 (11.84%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.74%) Python
2 11 (14.47%) Perl
3 4 (5.26%) Go
3 4 (5.26%) Ruby
4 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.63%) PHP
4 2 (2.63%) SQL
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (23.68%) CISSP
2 17 (22.37%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (21.05%) CCNP
4 13 (17.11%) CCDP
5 10 (13.16%) Degree
6 8 (10.53%) CISM
7 5 (6.58%) CISA
7 5 (6.58%) SANS
8 4 (5.26%) CCNA
9 3 (3.95%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (3.95%) GCIA
9 3 (3.95%) GIAC
10 2 (2.63%) ISSAP
10 2 (2.63%) ISSMP
10 2 (2.63%) SSCP
11 1 (1.32%) CCIE
11 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) PCI DSS
2 6 (7.89%) FISMA
2 6 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.63%) COBIT
4 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Firmware
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) Docker
3 4 (5.26%) ProxySG
4 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.95%) Snort
5 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
1 8 (10.53%) Nessus
2 7 (9.21%) Cisco UCCX
2 7 (9.21%) TrustSec
3 4 (5.26%) Ansible
3 4 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 4 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.63%) HP Fortify
5 2 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) Cisco
2 15 (19.74%) Splunk
3 13 (17.11%) CheckPoint
4 12 (15.79%) Juniper
5 9 (11.84%) Citrix
5 9 (11.84%) Fortinet
5 9 (11.84%) VMware
6 8 (10.53%) CyberArk
6 8 (10.53%) Varonis
7 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.21%) Symantec
8 6 (7.89%) F5
8 6 (7.89%) NetApp
9 5 (6.58%) Meraki
9 5 (6.58%) Sophos
10 4 (5.26%) Blue Coat
10 4 (5.26%) McAfee
11 3 (3.95%) Darktrace
11 3 (3.95%) Trend Micro
12 2 (2.63%) Lumension