Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £59,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 297 299
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 76 75 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.57% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.59% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 61 51 35
North West median annual salary £59,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.21% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £42,500 £34,600
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

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 11,739 12,737 11,285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.70% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9,512 10,371 9,518
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 16 August 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 16 August 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
Cheshire +3 29 £59,000 +24.21% 4
Manchester -2 29 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Merseyside +25 14 £60,000 -
Lancashire - 4 £30,000 - 3
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 45 (59.21%) Windows
2 38 (50.00%) Network Security
3 36 (47.37%) Firewall
4 35 (46.05%) Linux
5 29 (38.16%) LAN
5 29 (38.16%) WAN
5 29 (38.16%) Information Security
6 28 (36.84%) Cisco
7 26 (34.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 22 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (28.95%) CCNP
8 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Office
8 22 (28.95%) Finance
8 22 (28.95%) Wireless
9 20 (26.32%) TCP/IP
9 20 (26.32%) VPN
9 20 (26.32%) CISSP
10 19 (25.00%) Change Management
10 19 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (23.68%) SIEM
12 17 (22.37%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (22.37%) CCDP
13 16 (21.05%) IPsec
14 15 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (19.74%) Security Management
14 15 (19.74%) Network Management
14 15 (19.74%) Patch Management
15 14 (18.42%) Windows Server
15 14 (18.42%) Cisco ISE
15 14 (18.42%) Kalman Filter

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 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (14.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.53%) Office 365
3 6 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.58%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (50.00%) Network Security
2 36 (47.37%) Firewall
3 29 (38.16%) LAN
3 29 (38.16%) WAN
4 26 (34.21%) Intrusion Detection
5 22 (28.95%) Wireless
6 20 (26.32%) TCP/IP
6 20 (26.32%) VPN
7 17 (22.37%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (21.05%) IPsec
9 14 (18.42%) Cisco ISE
9 14 (18.42%) VoIP
10 13 (17.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (17.11%) Cisco Wireless
10 13 (17.11%) MPLS
11 12 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (15.79%) Multicast
11 12 (15.79%) SSL
12 7 (9.21%) WLAN
13 6 (7.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) GIS
2 2 (2.63%) MySQL
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Banking
3 8 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 8 (10.53%) Law
4 3 (3.95%) Front Office
4 3 (3.95%) Legal
5 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) OAuth
1 2 (2.63%) SAML
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (1.32%) CCTV
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.32%) Cybercrime
3 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (59.21%) Windows
2 35 (46.05%) Linux
3 14 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.26%) Solaris
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) Information Security
2 19 (25.00%) Change Management
2 19 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (23.68%) SIEM
4 15 (19.74%) Network Management
4 15 (19.74%) Patch Management
4 15 (19.74%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (19.74%) Security Management
5 14 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (18.42%) High Availability
5 14 (18.42%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (18.42%) Proactive Monitoring
5 14 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (18.42%) Programme Delivery
5 14 (18.42%) Risk Management
5 14 (18.42%) Task Automation
6 13 (17.11%) Business Continuity
6 13 (17.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (15.79%) ITIL
7 12 (15.79%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) Perl
1 12 (15.79%) Python
2 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.63%) PHP
3 2 (2.63%) SQL
4 1 (1.32%) C
4 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) CCNP
1 22 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.32%) CISSP
3 17 (22.37%) CCDP
4 12 (15.79%) Degree
5 6 (7.89%) CISA
5 6 (7.89%) CISM
6 4 (5.26%) CCNA
6 4 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.63%) SANS
8 1 (1.32%) CCIE
8 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.32%) GCIA
8 1 (1.32%) GIAC
8 1 (1.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.26%) FISMA
3 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (17.11%) Firmware
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) Snort
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (15.79%) Nessus
2 11 (14.47%) Cisco UCCX
2 11 (14.47%) TrustSec
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.63%) SCCM
5 2 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (36.84%) Cisco
2 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.79%) Juniper
3 12 (15.79%) Splunk
4 9 (11.84%) Symantec
4 9 (11.84%) VMware
5 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 8 (10.53%) Citrix
5 8 (10.53%) CyberArk
5 8 (10.53%) Fortinet
5 8 (10.53%) Varonis
6 6 (7.89%) Lumension
6 6 (7.89%) NetApp
7 5 (6.58%) Forcepoint
8 4 (5.26%) Sophos
9 3 (3.95%) F5
9 3 (3.95%) IronPort
9 3 (3.95%) McAfee
10 2 (2.63%) Trend Micro
10 2 (2.63%) Veeam