The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 56 87 114
Rank change year-on-year +31 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 51 58 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.12% 2.98% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 3.17% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15 44 30
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £60,000 £55,250
UK excluding London median salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year -6.50% +9.28%  

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 1205 1829 2302
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.26% 93.84% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 931 1479 1574
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 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 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Reading

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 88 (88.00%) CheckPoint
2 85 (85.00%) Palo Alto
3 83 (83.00%) Juniper
4 81 (81.00%) Cisco
5 77 (77.00%) F5
6 75 (75.00%) Blue Coat
6 75 (75.00%) Firewall
7 63 (63.00%) Sourcefire
8 62 (62.00%) Risk Management
9 57 (57.00%) Windows
9 57 (57.00%) Linux
10 54 (54.00%) Unix
11 51 (51.00%) TCP/IP
11 51 (51.00%) Kalman Filter
12 41 (41.00%) Crossbeam
12 41 (41.00%) Network Security
13 40 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 40 (40.00%) Windows 2000
13 40 (40.00%) Solaris
13 40 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 36 (36.00%) SLA
15 30 (30.00%) Internet
16 29 (29.00%) Fortinet
16 29 (29.00%) Mentoring
17 28 (28.00%) Security Operations
17 28 (28.00%) Imperva
17 28 (28.00%) VPN
18 27 (27.00%) German Language
19 26 (26.00%) ITIL
19 26 (26.00%) Information Security

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (22.00%) MS Excel
1 22 (22.00%) MS Office
1 22 (22.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 22 (22.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 75 (75.00%) Firewall
2 51 (51.00%) TCP/IP
3 41 (41.00%) Network Security
4 30 (30.00%) Internet
5 28 (28.00%) VPN
6 7 (7.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (6.00%) SSL
8 5 (5.00%) BGP
8 5 (5.00%) OSPF
9 4 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (4.00%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (4.00%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.00%) MPLS
11 1 (1.00%) DNS
11 1 (1.00%) FTP
11 1 (1.00%) Intranet
11 1 (1.00%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.00%) NAS
11 1 (1.00%) SAN
11 1 (1.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 27 (27.00%) German Language
2 20 (20.00%) French Language
3 4 (4.00%) Marketing
4 3 (3.00%) Finance
5 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (6.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (57.00%) Linux
1 57 (57.00%) Windows
2 54 (54.00%) Unix
3 40 (40.00%) Solaris
3 40 (40.00%) Windows 2000
3 40 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (62.00%) Risk Management
2 51 (51.00%) Kalman Filter
3 29 (29.00%) Mentoring
4 28 (28.00%) Security Operations
5 26 (26.00%) Information Security
5 26 (26.00%) ITIL
6 23 (23.00%) Identity Management
7 22 (22.00%) Coaching
7 22 (22.00%) Content Management
7 22 (22.00%) Security Management
8 6 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.00%) Patch Management
8 6 (6.00%) Presales
8 6 (6.00%) Security Architecture
8 6 (6.00%) Security Patching
9 4 (4.00%) Change Management
9 4 (4.00%) Global Marketing
9 4 (4.00%) Network Design
9 4 (4.00%) Product Management
10 3 (3.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.00%) Java
1 2 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (1.00%) C
2 1 (1.00%) C++
2 1 (1.00%) PHP
2 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (22.00%) CCIE
1 22 (22.00%) CCSE
1 22 (22.00%) CCSP
1 22 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (22.00%) JNCIS
2 4 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.00%) CEH
3 1 (1.00%) CISA
3 1 (1.00%) CISM
3 1 (1.00%) CISSP
3 1 (1.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (36.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 22 (22.00%) ProxySG
2 7 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.00%) HDFS
4 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (3.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 88 (88.00%) CheckPoint
2 85 (85.00%) Palo Alto
3 83 (83.00%) Juniper
4 81 (81.00%) Cisco
5 77 (77.00%) F5
6 75 (75.00%) Blue Coat
7 63 (63.00%) Sourcefire
8 41 (41.00%) Crossbeam
9 29 (29.00%) Fortinet
10 28 (28.00%) Imperva
11 23 (23.00%) HP
11 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
12 22 (22.00%) Intel Security
12 22 (22.00%) Proofpoint
12 22 (22.00%) TippingPoint
13 8 (8.00%) VMware
14 6 (6.00%) LogLogic
15 4 (4.00%) Forcepoint
15 4 (4.00%) Stonesoft
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