The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 211 206
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 43 27 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.48% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.49% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 28 21 40
Median salary £47,500 £43,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.19% -13.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,850 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 6604 5498 6171
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.65% 97.72% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5400 4661 5042
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -3 28 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Cheshire -19 10 £45,000 -28.00% 2
Merseyside -10 5 - -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 58 (69.88%) Firewall
2 52 (62.65%) Network Security
3 47 (56.63%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (45.78%) SIEM
5 36 (43.37%) CheckPoint
6 29 (34.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 28 (33.73%) Windows
7 28 (33.73%) Information Security
8 27 (32.53%) Juniper
8 27 (32.53%) Palo Alto
9 22 (26.51%) MPLS
9 22 (26.51%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (24.10%) Network Design
10 20 (24.10%) Blue Coat
10 20 (24.10%) ProxySG
10 20 (24.10%) Active Directory
10 20 (24.10%) Windows Server
10 20 (24.10%) Junos
11 19 (22.89%) Cisco
12 18 (21.69%) DNS
12 18 (21.69%) Intrusion Detection
13 17 (20.48%) VLAN
13 17 (20.48%) DHCP
13 17 (20.48%) ITIL
13 17 (20.48%) Change Management
14 16 (19.28%) TCP/IP
14 16 (19.28%) Finance
15 12 (14.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 12 (14.46%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (13.25%) Degree

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 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (69.88%) Firewall
2 52 (62.65%) Network Security
3 22 (26.51%) MPLS
4 20 (24.10%) Junos
5 18 (21.69%) DNS
5 18 (21.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (20.48%) DHCP
6 17 (20.48%) VLAN
7 16 (19.28%) TCP/IP
8 10 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (12.05%) VPN
9 8 (9.64%) DMZ
10 7 (8.43%) LAN
10 7 (8.43%) WAN
10 7 (8.43%) Wireless
11 6 (7.23%) IPv4
11 6 (7.23%) IPv6
11 6 (7.23%) Wireless Security
12 3 (3.61%) SSL
13 2 (2.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) GIS
2 2 (2.41%) Maltego
3 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 7 (8.43%) Retail
4 6 (7.23%) Law
4 6 (7.23%) Legal
5 3 (3.61%) Advertising
5 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) Web Services
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.43%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.61%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.41%) Contactless
6 2 (2.41%) Cybercrime
6 2 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.41%) iPad
6 2 (2.41%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.41%) PKI
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (33.73%) Windows
2 20 (24.10%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.05%) Unix
4 4 (4.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (56.63%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (45.78%) SIEM
3 29 (34.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 28 (33.73%) Information Security
5 22 (26.51%) Penetration Testing
6 20 (24.10%) Network Design
7 17 (20.48%) Change Management
7 17 (20.48%) ITIL
8 12 (14.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (13.25%) Security Operations
10 10 (12.05%) Identity Management
11 9 (10.84%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (10.84%) Server Hardening
12 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
12 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
13 4 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
14 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (3.61%) Data Security
14 3 (3.61%) Mobile Device Management
14 3 (3.61%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.61%) Python
1 3 (3.61%) SQL
2 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.41%) Perl
2 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.20%) C
3 1 (1.20%) C++
3 1 (1.20%) Java
3 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (13.25%) Degree
3 8 (9.64%) CCNP
4 7 (8.43%) CISSP
4 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.02%) CCNA
5 5 (6.02%) CISM
5 5 (6.02%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.20%) CCSA
6 1 (1.20%) CCSE
6 1 (1.20%) CISA
6 1 (1.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) PCI DSS
2 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.41%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (24.10%) Active Directory
1 20 (24.10%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.41%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.41%) Nessus
2 2 (2.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.41%) RSA enVision
3 1 (1.20%) Graphite
Vendors
1 36 (43.37%) CheckPoint
2 27 (32.53%) Juniper
2 27 (32.53%) Palo Alto
3 20 (24.10%) Blue Coat
4 19 (22.89%) Cisco
5 6 (7.23%) Fortinet
5 6 (7.23%) Splunk
6 4 (4.82%) VMware
7 3 (3.61%) McAfee
8 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.41%) Avaya
8 2 (2.41%) Citrix
8 2 (2.41%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.41%) NetApp
8 2 (2.41%) Palantir
8 2 (2.41%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.20%) 3Com
9 1 (1.20%) CA
9 1 (1.20%) FireEye
9 1 (1.20%) Symantec
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