Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 72 94
Rank change year-on-year -55 +22 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 35 105 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.35% 3.62% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 3.73% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 31 31 101
Reading median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00% +11.73%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
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 2,498 2,814 4,277
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.97% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,094 2,098 3,459
Reading median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +2.70% -2.63%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%

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 February 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 20 February 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 20 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 18 (51.43%) Firewall
3 17 (48.57%) Juniper
4 15 (42.86%) Cisco
5 14 (40.00%) F5
6 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
6 11 (31.43%) Unix
6 11 (31.43%) Windows
7 9 (25.71%) SLA
7 9 (25.71%) Linux
7 9 (25.71%) Blue Coat
7 9 (25.71%) Crossbeam
8 8 (22.86%) Palo Alto
9 7 (20.00%) MPLS
10 6 (17.14%) CCSA
10 6 (17.14%) Project Management
10 6 (17.14%) BGP
10 6 (17.14%) Identity Management
10 6 (17.14%) OSPF
10 6 (17.14%) CCNP
10 6 (17.14%) CISSP
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (17.14%) WAN
10 6 (17.14%) Wireshark
10 6 (17.14%) CCSE
10 6 (17.14%) Network Security
10 6 (17.14%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
11 5 (14.29%) tcpdump
11 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA

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 (5.71%) Apache Spark
1 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) Firewall
2 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.00%) MPLS
4 6 (17.14%) BGP
4 6 (17.14%) Network Security
4 6 (17.14%) OSPF
4 6 (17.14%) WAN
4 6 (17.14%) Wireshark
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (14.29%) tcpdump
6 4 (11.43%) VPN
7 2 (5.71%) DNS
8 1 (2.86%) ADSL
8 1 (2.86%) Broadband
8 1 (2.86%) DHCP
8 1 (2.86%) HTTP
8 1 (2.86%) Internet
8 1 (2.86%) RIP
8 1 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Apache Hive
1 2 (5.71%) Big Data
1 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.71%) HBase
1 2 (5.71%) Impala
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Cyberattack
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Unix
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Identity Management
1 6 (17.14%) Network Monitoring
1 6 (17.14%) Project Management
1 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
2 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (11.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.43%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.71%) DevOps
4 2 (5.71%) Information Security
4 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Low Latency
4 2 (5.71%) Release Management
4 2 (5.71%) Threat Detection
4 2 (5.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) C
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) CCNP
1 6 (17.14%) CCSA
1 6 (17.14%) CCSE
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (17.14%) CISSP
2 5 (14.29%) JNCIA
2 5 (14.29%) JNCIE
3 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) CCIE
5 1 (2.86%) CCIE Security
5 1 (2.86%) CISM
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
5 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Apache Flume
2 2 (5.71%) HDFS
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Kibana
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Cacti
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.86%) Nagios
2 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 17 (48.57%) Juniper
3 15 (42.86%) Cisco
4 14 (40.00%) F5
5 9 (25.71%) Blue Coat
5 9 (25.71%) Crossbeam
6 8 (22.86%) Palo Alto
7 5 (14.29%) McAfee
7 5 (14.29%) NetScout
7 5 (14.29%) Sourcefire
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.43%) VMware
9 2 (5.71%) Atlassian
10 1 (2.86%) Aruba
10 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.86%) HP
10 1 (2.86%) Sophos
10 1 (2.86%) Symantec
10 1 (2.86%) Veeam
10 1 (2.86%) ZyXEL