Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £56,250 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 103 89
Rank change year-on-year -25 -14 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 16 52 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.75% 2.18% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 2.27% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8 35 50
Reading median annual salary £56,250 £40,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.63% -31.91% +54.61%
10th Percentile £31,675 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £69,500 £70,000 £72,000
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -18.18% +8.91%

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 2,066 2,292 3,362
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 95.98% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,761 1,877 2,520
Reading median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,950 £72,500
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +4.17%

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 November 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 November 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 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
2 7 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (37.50%) DevOps
3 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) C
4 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
4 5 (31.25%) Fortinet
4 5 (31.25%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
4 5 (31.25%) Apache Spark
4 5 (31.25%) Impala
4 5 (31.25%) Kibana
4 5 (31.25%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (31.25%) Low Latency
4 5 (31.25%) Apache Flume
4 5 (31.25%) HBase
4 5 (31.25%) Big Data
4 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (31.25%) Use Case
4 5 (31.25%) Release Management
4 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
4 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing

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 5 (31.25%) Apache Spark
1 5 (31.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) Alfresco
2 1 (6.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
5 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
5 1 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Apache Hive
1 5 (31.25%) Big Data
1 5 (31.25%) Hadoop
1 5 (31.25%) HBase
1 5 (31.25%) Impala
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) Java EE
1 1 (6.25%) JPA
1 1 (6.25%) JSF
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XHTML
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) RIA
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Low Latency
3 5 (31.25%) Release Management
3 5 (31.25%) Use Case
3 5 (31.25%) Visualisation
4 4 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
6 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) SIEM
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCSA
3 1 (6.25%) CISA
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) CRISC
3 1 (6.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Apache Flume
1 5 (31.25%) HDFS
1 5 (31.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Kibana
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
2 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
2 5 (31.25%) Fortinet
2 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
3 4 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (18.75%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) IronPort
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Zscaler