Period
to 18 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 266 311 299
Rank change year-on-year +45 -12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 67 59 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.47% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 57 53 51
North West median annual salary £57,500 £51,500 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.65% +23.35% -47.81%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,500 £75,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -2.78% +3.85%

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 9,741 12,491 11,869
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.88% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7,742 10,133 9,945
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +67 38 £60,000 +1.69% 7
Manchester +15 25 £38,000 -24.00% 9
Merseyside +7 4 £40,500 -32.50% 2
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 51 (76.12%) Information Security
2 37 (55.22%) Network Security
3 27 (40.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 27 (40.30%) Windows
3 27 (40.30%) SANS
4 26 (38.81%) Attack Monitoring
4 26 (38.81%) Anomaly Detection
4 26 (38.81%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 26 (38.81%) Threat Analysis
4 26 (38.81%) Unix
4 26 (38.81%) GIAC
4 26 (38.81%) Sourcefire
4 26 (38.81%) Snort
5 23 (34.33%) Network Design
6 22 (32.84%) Internal Audit
7 18 (26.87%) Linux
8 16 (23.88%) Management Information System
8 16 (23.88%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (20.90%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (20.90%) CISSP
10 13 (19.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (17.91%) Firewall
12 11 (16.42%) Banking
12 11 (16.42%) Wealth Management
12 11 (16.42%) Investment Banking
13 10 (14.93%) SIEM
13 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (14.93%) Secure Coding
13 10 (14.93%) Proactive Monitoring
14 9 (13.43%) Kubernetes

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 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Serverless
3 1 (1.49%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 37 (55.22%) Network Security
2 27 (40.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (38.81%) Sourcefire
4 12 (17.91%) Firewall
5 7 (10.45%) VPN
5 7 (10.45%) WAN
5 7 (10.45%) Wireless
6 6 (8.96%) DKIM
6 6 (8.96%) DMARC
6 6 (8.96%) DMZ
6 6 (8.96%) LAN
6 6 (8.96%) Wireless Security
7 2 (2.99%) BGP
7 2 (2.99%) DNS
7 2 (2.99%) HTTP
7 2 (2.99%) VLAN
8 1 (1.49%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.49%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.49%) SNMP
8 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) GIS
2 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (16.42%) Banking
1 11 (16.42%) Investment Banking
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Law
4 3 (4.48%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.30%) Windows
2 26 (38.81%) Unix
3 18 (26.87%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (76.12%) Information Security
2 26 (38.81%) Anomaly Detection
2 26 (38.81%) Attack Monitoring
2 26 (38.81%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 26 (38.81%) Threat Analysis
3 23 (34.33%) Network Design
4 22 (32.84%) Internal Audit
5 16 (23.88%) Penetration Testing
6 14 (20.90%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (16.42%) Wealth Management
8 10 (14.93%) Proactive Monitoring
8 10 (14.93%) Secure Coding
8 10 (14.93%) SIEM
9 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
9 9 (13.43%) Cryptography
9 9 (13.43%) DevOps
9 9 (13.43%) Risk Management
10 7 (10.45%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (8.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) Go
1 9 (13.43%) Python
1 9 (13.43%) Ruby
2 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (40.30%) SANS
2 26 (38.81%) GIAC
3 14 (20.90%) CISSP
4 7 (10.45%) CISM
5 5 (7.46%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 4 (5.97%) CCSP
6 4 (5.97%) CEH
7 3 (4.48%) ISSAP
8 2 (2.99%) CISA
8 2 (2.99%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.99%) Degree
8 2 (2.99%) EnCE
8 2 (2.99%) GPEN
8 2 (2.99%) ISSMP
9 1 (1.49%) CCNP
9 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.49%) GCIA
9 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.49%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.46%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.48%) COBIT
4 1 (1.49%) GDPR
4 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 26 (38.81%) Snort
2 9 (13.43%) Docker
3 1 (1.49%) Firmware
3 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Ansible
1 9 (13.43%) Kubernetes
1 9 (13.43%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.48%) Puppet
3 2 (2.99%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
1 8 (11.94%) Symantec
2 7 (10.45%) CheckPoint
2 7 (10.45%) Splunk
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco
3 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
3 2 (2.99%) Meraki
4 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.49%) Darktrace
4 1 (1.49%) F5
4 1 (1.49%) Juniper
4 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.49%) VMware