Period
to 8 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 132 108
Rank change year-on-year -9 -24 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 8 17 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.35% 0.82% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.86% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 34
Reading median annual salary £39,000 £56,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.67% +40.63% -33.33%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,225 £35,000
90th Percentile £48,250 £71,875 £70,000
Berkshire median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +22.22% -18.18%

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 2,188 1,980 2,346
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.88% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,737 1,700 1,931
Reading median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.70% -7.07%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £75,000
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 6 (75.00%) Network Security
1 6 (75.00%) F5
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) IVR
3 4 (50.00%) SSH
3 4 (50.00%) MySQL
3 4 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) DSLAM
3 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (50.00%) VRRP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ICM
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) GPON
3 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (50.00%) MRTG
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) CentOS

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Mimecast
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Network Security
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) DMVPN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) DSLAM
3 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (50.00%) GPON
3 4 (50.00%) HSRP
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) MRTG
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 4 (50.00%) SSH
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) VXLAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (50.00%) IVR
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) CentOS
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) BCP
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 1 (12.50%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) iptables
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (50.00%) vCenter Server
1 4 (50.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 4 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Forcepoint
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) LogRhythm
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft