Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £54,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 285 300 312
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 73 70 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.64% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.55% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 55 55 38
North West median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.00% +17.65% -22.73%
10th Percentile £32,750 £41,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%

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 11,038 12,671 11,994
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.67% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8,978 10,145 10,091
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 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +8 39 £46,000 -8.00% 14
Cheshire +41 31 £60,000 -20.00% 2
Merseyside 0 2 - - 1
Lancashire +8 1 £18,000 -36.84% 4
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 (61.64%) Information Security
2 39 (53.42%) Network Security
3 32 (43.84%) Firewall
4 29 (39.73%) Windows
4 29 (39.73%) Linux
4 29 (39.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (26.03%) Threat Analysis
6 18 (24.66%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (23.29%) VPN
8 16 (21.92%) CheckPoint
9 15 (20.55%) LAN
9 15 (20.55%) WAN
9 15 (20.55%) Investment Banking
9 15 (20.55%) Wealth Management
9 15 (20.55%) Risk Management
9 15 (20.55%) Banking
10 14 (19.18%) Wireless
10 14 (19.18%) SANS
11 13 (17.81%) SIEM
12 12 (16.44%) Anomaly Detection
12 12 (16.44%) Attack Monitoring
12 12 (16.44%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 12 (16.44%) GIAC
12 12 (16.44%) Sourcefire
12 12 (16.44%) Snort
12 12 (16.44%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (16.44%) Unix
13 11 (15.07%) Python
13 11 (15.07%) CISSP
13 11 (15.07%) Management Information System

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 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.11%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (53.42%) Network Security
2 32 (43.84%) Firewall
3 29 (39.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (23.29%) VPN
5 15 (20.55%) LAN
5 15 (20.55%) WAN
6 14 (19.18%) Wireless
7 12 (16.44%) Sourcefire
8 9 (12.33%) DMZ
8 9 (12.33%) Wireless Security
9 8 (10.96%) DKIM
9 8 (10.96%) DMARC
10 7 (9.59%) DNS
11 6 (8.22%) Internet
11 6 (8.22%) IPsec
11 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
12 5 (6.85%) BGP
12 5 (6.85%) OSPF
12 5 (6.85%) VLAN
12 5 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) GIS
2 2 (2.74%) MySQL
General
1 15 (20.55%) Banking
1 15 (20.55%) Investment Banking
2 11 (15.07%) Law
3 8 (10.96%) Finance
4 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) OAuth
1 2 (2.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.22%) PKI
3 2 (2.74%) CCTV
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.73%) Linux
1 29 (39.73%) Windows
2 12 (16.44%) Unix
3 6 (8.22%) Solaris
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (61.64%) Information Security
2 19 (26.03%) Threat Analysis
3 18 (24.66%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (20.55%) Risk Management
4 15 (20.55%) Wealth Management
5 13 (17.81%) SIEM
6 12 (16.44%) Anomaly Detection
6 12 (16.44%) Attack Monitoring
6 12 (16.44%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 12 (16.44%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (13.70%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (12.33%) DevOps
8 9 (12.33%) Internal Audit
8 9 (12.33%) Network Design
8 9 (12.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (9.59%) Cryptography
10 7 (9.59%) Proactive Monitoring
10 7 (9.59%) Secure Coding
10 7 (9.59%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) Python
2 7 (9.59%) Go
2 7 (9.59%) Ruby
3 4 (5.48%) Perl
4 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.74%) PHP
4 2 (2.74%) SQL
5 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) SANS
2 12 (16.44%) GIAC
3 11 (15.07%) CISSP
4 9 (12.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.59%) CISM
6 5 (6.85%) CCNP
7 4 (5.48%) CISA
8 3 (4.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (4.11%) CCDP
8 3 (4.11%) CCNA
8 3 (4.11%) CCSP
8 3 (4.11%) GCIA
9 2 (2.74%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (2.74%) Degree
9 2 (2.74%) ISSAP
9 2 (2.74%) ISSMP
9 2 (2.74%) SSCP
10 1 (1.37%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.22%) FISMA
2 6 (8.22%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (4.11%) COBIT
5 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Snort
2 7 (9.59%) Docker
3 4 (5.48%) ProxySG
4 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Ansible
1 7 (9.59%) Kubernetes
1 7 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.11%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.74%) HP Fortify
4 2 (2.74%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.37%) Nessus
5 1 (1.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) CheckPoint
2 11 (15.07%) Splunk
3 10 (13.70%) Cisco
4 9 (12.33%) Symantec
5 8 (10.96%) Juniper
5 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.22%) Citrix
6 6 (8.22%) VMware
7 5 (6.85%) F5
7 5 (6.85%) Fortinet
7 5 (6.85%) Sophos
8 4 (5.48%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.48%) McAfee
8 4 (5.48%) Meraki
9 3 (4.11%) Darktrace
9 3 (4.11%) NetApp
9 3 (4.11%) Trend Micro
10 2 (2.74%) CyberArk
10 2 (2.74%) Varonis
10 2 (2.74%) Veeam