Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 63 104
Rank change year-on-year -75 +41 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 15 106 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.59% 4.19% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 4.28% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12 30 93
Reading median annual salary £35,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.36% +10.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £30,500 £39,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £70,000 £62,500
Berkshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%

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 2,447 2,479 3,651
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 97.91% 94.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,090 1,938 2,913
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% -

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 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
4 4 (26.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (26.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (20.00%) Meraki
5 3 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (20.00%) Low Latency
5 3 (20.00%) HDFS
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Impala
5 3 (20.00%) Kibana
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (20.00%) Apache Spark
5 3 (20.00%) Puppet
5 3 (20.00%) Apache Hive
5 3 (20.00%) HBase
5 3 (20.00%) Big Data
5 3 (20.00%) NetScaler

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 3 (20.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Cloudflare
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Mimecast
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) MPLS
4 2 (13.33%) Skype
4 2 (13.33%) WLAN
5 1 (6.67%) ADSL
5 1 (6.67%) Broadband
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) OSPF
5 1 (6.67%) RIP
5 1 (6.67%) SMTP
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 3 (20.00%) Big Data
1 3 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (20.00%) HBase
1 3 (20.00%) Impala
2 2 (13.33%) Power BI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (26.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 4 (26.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (20.00%) Release Management
2 3 (20.00%) Use Case
2 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) Presales
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (13.33%) Security Patching
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) CCIE
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE Security
3 1 (6.67%) CCSA
3 1 (6.67%) CCSE
3 1 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Apache Flume
2 3 (20.00%) HDFS
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) XenServer
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Kibana
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Cacti
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) F5
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (20.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) Meraki
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Aruba
6 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.67%) LogRhythm
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Veeam
6 1 (6.67%) ZyXEL