The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 83 119
Rank change year-on-year +18 +36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 47 48 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.60% 2.72% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 2.82% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15 37 17
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1268 1704 2206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.02% 96.43% 96.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1045 1350 1656
Median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £24,936
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Reading

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Reading.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Reading

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Reading over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Reading

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 89 (93.68%) Firewall
2 83 (87.37%) Cisco
3 81 (85.26%) Palo Alto
4 80 (84.21%) CheckPoint
5 77 (81.05%) Juniper
6 72 (75.79%) F5
7 64 (67.37%) Blue Coat
8 56 (58.95%) Windows
9 54 (56.84%) Unix
10 52 (54.74%) TCP/IP
11 49 (51.58%) Digital Economy
11 49 (51.58%) Risk Management
12 48 (50.53%) Linux
13 46 (48.42%) SLA
14 45 (47.37%) Sourcefire
15 43 (45.26%) Kalman Filter
16 39 (41.05%) Network Security
17 32 (33.68%) Mentoring
18 28 (29.47%) German Language
18 28 (29.47%) Crossbeam
19 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2003
20 26 (27.37%) Windows 2000
20 26 (27.37%) Solaris
20 26 (27.37%) ITIL
21 25 (26.32%) VPN
22 24 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
22 24 (25.26%) Imperva
23 22 (23.16%) Information Security
23 22 (23.16%) Internet

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 19 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 19 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 89 (93.68%) Firewall
2 52 (54.74%) TCP/IP
3 39 (41.05%) Network Security
4 25 (26.32%) VPN
5 22 (23.16%) Internet
6 7 (7.37%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (7.37%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (5.26%) SSL
8 4 (4.21%) MPLS
9 3 (3.16%) BGP
9 3 (3.16%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (3.16%) IPsec
9 3 (3.16%) OSPF
9 3 (3.16%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (3.16%) Wireless
9 3 (3.16%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.11%) DNS
11 1 (1.05%) Intranet
11 1 (1.05%) LAN
11 1 (1.05%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) JIRA
General
1 49 (51.58%) Digital Economy
2 28 (29.47%) German Language
3 17 (17.89%) French Language
4 3 (3.16%) Marketing
5 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.05%) Finance
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 56 (58.95%) Windows
2 54 (56.84%) Unix
3 48 (50.53%) Linux
4 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (27.37%) Solaris
5 26 (27.37%) Windows 2000
5 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (51.58%) Risk Management
2 43 (45.26%) Kalman Filter
3 32 (33.68%) Mentoring
4 26 (27.37%) ITIL
5 22 (23.16%) Information Security
6 21 (22.11%) Security Operations
7 20 (21.05%) Identity Management
8 19 (20.00%) Coaching
8 19 (20.00%) Content Management
8 19 (20.00%) Security Management
9 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.26%) Patch Management
10 5 (5.26%) Presales
10 5 (5.26%) Security Architecture
10 5 (5.26%) Security Patching
11 3 (3.16%) Change Management
11 3 (3.16%) Global Marketing
11 3 (3.16%) Mathematics
11 3 (3.16%) Network Design
11 3 (3.16%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) C
1 1 (1.05%) C++
1 1 (1.05%) Perl
1 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (20.00%) CCIE
2 19 (20.00%) CCIE Service Provider
2 19 (20.00%) CCSE
2 19 (20.00%) CCSP
2 19 (20.00%) JNCIS
3 5 (5.26%) CCNP
4 3 (3.16%) Degree
5 2 (2.11%) CCNA
6 1 (1.05%) CISA
6 1 (1.05%) CISM
6 1 (1.05%) CISSP
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (48.42%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (20.00%) ProxySG
2 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 83 (87.37%) Cisco
2 81 (85.26%) Palo Alto
3 80 (84.21%) CheckPoint
4 77 (81.05%) Juniper
5 72 (75.79%) F5
6 64 (67.37%) Blue Coat
7 45 (47.37%) Sourcefire
8 28 (29.47%) Crossbeam
9 24 (25.26%) Imperva
10 21 (22.11%) Fortinet
11 20 (21.05%) HP
11 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 19 (20.00%) McAfee
12 19 (20.00%) Proofpoint
12 19 (20.00%) TippingPoint
13 7 (7.37%) VMware
14 5 (5.26%) LogLogic
15 3 (3.16%) Forcepoint
15 3 (3.16%) Stonesoft
16 1 (1.05%) Riverbed
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