Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 118 73
Rank change year-on-year -14 -45 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 17 43 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.87% 1.69% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.77% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 10 34 32
Reading median annual salary £61,250 £40,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.13% -27.27% +8.91%
10th Percentile £53,625 £31,250 £40,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18% +4.76%

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 1,866 2,435 2,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.30% 95.79% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,617 2,031 2,162
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,450
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -

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 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Reading region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
3 10 (58.82%) Blue Coat
3 10 (58.82%) Palo Alto
4 9 (52.94%) Security Operations
4 9 (52.94%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (35.29%) Fortinet
5 6 (35.29%) SLA
6 5 (29.41%) Symantec
6 5 (29.41%) McAfee
6 5 (29.41%) Sourcefire
6 5 (29.41%) IronPort
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (29.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (23.53%) FireEye
7 4 (23.53%) Proventia
7 4 (23.53%) Coaching
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security
7 4 (23.53%) Trend Micro
7 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (23.53%) Snort
7 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (23.53%) IntruShield
7 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
7 4 (23.53%) Forcepoint
7 4 (23.53%) IBM
7 4 (23.53%) CCNA

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 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (29.41%) Sourcefire
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (23.53%) IntruShield
3 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (23.53%) Network Security
4 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.88%) BGP
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (5.88%) LAN
5 1 (5.88%) OSPF
5 1 (5.88%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) HBase
1 1 (5.88%) Impala
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (29.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Security Operations
2 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (23.53%) Coaching
3 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Use Case
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CCNA
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (23.53%) RHCE
2 2 (11.76%) CCSA
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) GDPR
2 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) PMO
2 2 (11.76%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Snort
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Flume
2 1 (5.88%) HDFS
2 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Proventia
2 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.88%) Kibana
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) Blue Coat
2 10 (58.82%) Palo Alto
3 6 (35.29%) Fortinet
4 5 (29.41%) IronPort
4 5 (29.41%) McAfee
4 5 (29.41%) Symantec
5 4 (23.53%) FireEye
5 4 (23.53%) Forcepoint
5 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
5 4 (23.53%) Trend Micro
6 3 (17.65%) F5
7 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
7 1 (5.88%) Google
7 1 (5.88%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) Kaspersky
7 1 (5.88%) Zscaler