Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 84 136
Rank change year-on-year -20 +52 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 51 118 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.14% 3.37% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 3.50% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 34 50 88
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £58,750 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.91% +54.61% -24.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,000 £60,375
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +8.91% +1.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2283 3369 4386
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.17% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1869 2525 3487
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,850 £71,700 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 22 November 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 36 (70.59%) Firewall
2 32 (62.75%) Juniper
3 31 (60.78%) CheckPoint
4 30 (58.82%) Cisco
5 29 (56.86%) F5
6 22 (43.14%) TCP/IP
7 21 (41.18%) Unix
7 21 (41.18%) Windows
8 20 (39.22%) Linux
8 20 (39.22%) Blue Coat
9 18 (35.29%) SLA
10 17 (33.33%) Palo Alto
10 17 (33.33%) Crossbeam
11 15 (29.41%) Network Security
12 13 (25.49%) Sourcefire
12 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (25.49%) CCNP
12 13 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (23.53%) MPLS
14 11 (21.57%) ITIL
14 11 (21.57%) Risk Management
14 11 (21.57%) Network Monitoring
14 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (21.57%) German Language
14 11 (21.57%) Wireshark
14 11 (21.57%) Digital Economy
15 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
15 10 (19.61%) NetScout
15 10 (19.61%) Load Balancing
15 10 (19.61%) tcpdump

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.96%) IaaS
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (70.59%) Firewall
2 22 (43.14%) TCP/IP
3 15 (29.41%) Network Security
4 13 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (23.53%) MPLS
6 11 (21.57%) Wireshark
7 10 (19.61%) BGP
7 10 (19.61%) OSPF
7 10 (19.61%) tcpdump
7 10 (19.61%) WAN
8 6 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (7.84%) BIG-IP
10 2 (3.92%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (3.92%) IPsec
10 2 (3.92%) Wireless
11 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.96%) SAN
11 1 (1.96%) SMS
11 1 (1.96%) VLAN
11 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Hive
1 2 (3.92%) Big Data
1 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.92%) HBase
1 2 (3.92%) Impala
General
1 11 (21.57%) Digital Economy
1 11 (21.57%) German Language
2 3 (5.88%) French Language
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (41.18%) Unix
1 21 (41.18%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Linux
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.69%) Solaris
4 8 (15.69%) Windows 2000
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) ITIL
1 11 (21.57%) Network Monitoring
1 11 (21.57%) Risk Management
2 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
2 10 (19.61%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.73%) Identity Management
4 6 (11.76%) Project Management
5 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.84%) Security Operations
5 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.88%) Information Security
6 3 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Threat Detection
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) DevOps
7 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Release Management
7 2 (3.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) CCNP
1 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.76%) CISSP
3 5 (9.80%) CCSA
3 5 (9.80%) CCSE
3 5 (9.80%) JNCIA
3 5 (9.80%) JNCIE
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) CISM
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCSE
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (35.29%) SLA
2 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Flume
1 2 (3.92%) HDFS
1 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Kibana
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.96%) vMotion
Vendors
1 32 (62.75%) Juniper
2 31 (60.78%) CheckPoint
3 30 (58.82%) Cisco
4 29 (56.86%) F5
5 20 (39.22%) Blue Coat
6 17 (33.33%) Crossbeam
6 17 (33.33%) Palo Alto
7 13 (25.49%) Sourcefire
8 10 (19.61%) NetScout
9 6 (11.76%) VMware
10 5 (9.80%) McAfee
11 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.92%) Atlassian