The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
England / North West
Rank 207 219 193
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 42 19 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.33% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.34% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 52
Median salary £47,500 £48,750 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,030 £37,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5942 5517 6390
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.73% 97.04% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4951 4631 5150
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 26 £54,500 -7.23% 2
Cheshire +12 5 £37,500 -23.07%
Merseyside +2 3 £35,000 -22.22%
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 48 (71.64%) Firewall
2 34 (50.75%) Information Security
2 34 (50.75%) Network Security
3 30 (44.78%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (41.79%) SIEM
5 24 (35.82%) Cisco
6 21 (31.34%) Windows
7 19 (28.36%) CheckPoint
8 17 (25.37%) Finance
8 17 (25.37%) Palo Alto
9 15 (22.39%) Server Hardening
10 13 (19.40%) Juniper
11 12 (17.91%) Linux
11 12 (17.91%) ITIL
11 12 (17.91%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (17.91%) Windows Server
12 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 11 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (14.93%) Degree
13 10 (14.93%) PCI DSS
13 10 (14.93%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (14.93%) VMware
14 9 (13.43%) Fortinet
14 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (13.43%) DHCP
14 9 (13.43%) CISSP
14 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
14 9 (13.43%) MPLS

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (2.99%) IIS
1 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (71.64%) Firewall
2 34 (50.75%) Network Security
3 12 (17.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (13.43%) DHCP
4 9 (13.43%) MPLS
5 8 (11.94%) DNS
5 8 (11.94%) VPN
6 7 (10.45%) Junos
6 7 (10.45%) VLAN
7 5 (7.46%) LAN
7 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.46%) WAN
7 5 (7.46%) Wireless
8 4 (5.97%) Wireless Security
9 3 (4.48%) DMZ
9 3 (4.48%) SSL
9 3 (4.48%) VoIP
10 2 (2.99%) IPv4
10 2 (2.99%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Advertising
3 3 (4.48%) Law
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.96%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.99%) iPad
3 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows
2 12 (17.91%) Linux
2 12 (17.91%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Information Security
2 30 (44.78%) Cybersecurity
3 28 (41.79%) SIEM
4 15 (22.39%) Server Hardening
5 12 (17.91%) ITIL
6 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (16.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 10 (14.93%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (10.45%) Network Design
8 7 (10.45%) Security Operations
9 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.97%) Change Management
11 4 (5.97%) Identity Management
11 4 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (5.97%) Security Management
11 4 (5.97%) Security Patching
12 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (4.48%) Data Security
12 3 (4.48%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (13.43%) CISSP
3 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) CCNP
5 5 (7.46%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.97%) CCNA
6 4 (5.97%) CISM
7 2 (2.99%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.49%) CCSA
8 1 (1.49%) CCSE
8 1 (1.49%) CEH
8 1 (1.49%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (14.93%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.99%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.99%) Nessus
2 2 (2.99%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Cisco
2 19 (28.36%) CheckPoint
3 17 (25.37%) Palo Alto
4 13 (19.40%) Juniper
5 10 (14.93%) VMware
6 9 (13.43%) Fortinet
7 8 (11.94%) Citrix
8 7 (10.45%) Blue Coat
9 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.96%) Splunk
10 4 (5.97%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.99%) Aruba
11 2 (2.99%) Avaya
11 2 (2.99%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.99%) LANDesk
11 2 (2.99%) NetApp
11 2 (2.99%) Novell
11 2 (2.99%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.99%) Symantec
12 1 (1.49%) FireEye
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