The median annual salary for a IT Security Engineer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Engineer
England / South East
Rank 365 433 436
Rank change year-on-year +68 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 25 23 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 30
Median salary £53,750 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.15% +26.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,300 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,250 £59,000 £53,250
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.63% +18.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14208 18529 19762
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.59% 96.67% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11855 15825 15961
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured IT Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Engineer in the South East

IT Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for IT Security Engineer in the South East

IT Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Engineer in the South East

IT Security Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent +30 10 £55,000 -4.34%
Berkshire +28 7 £72,500 +70.58%
Hampshire +23 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Surrey +34 3 £52,500 +10.52% 1
IT Security Engineer
England

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring IT Security Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (62.50%) Network Security
2 24 (60.00%) Windows
3 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
4 20 (50.00%) CISSP
4 20 (50.00%) Firewall
4 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 14 (35.00%) SQL
5 14 (35.00%) Presales
6 13 (32.50%) Linux
7 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
7 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
7 11 (27.50%) SIEM
8 10 (25.00%) Analytics
8 10 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (25.00%) Security Operations
9 9 (22.50%) Windows Server
9 9 (22.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 9 (22.50%) LogRhythm
9 9 (22.50%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (22.50%) Finance
9 9 (22.50%) Games
9 9 (22.50%) Symantec
9 9 (22.50%) Intel Security
9 9 (22.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
10 7 (17.50%) Fortinet
10 7 (17.50%) Project Management
10 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
10 7 (17.50%) VPN

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) Network Security
2 20 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
4 7 (17.50%) SSL
4 7 (17.50%) VPN
5 5 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (10.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) InfluxDB
3 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.50%) Big Data
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
1 9 (22.50%) Games
2 4 (10.00%) German Language
3 3 (7.50%) French Language
3 3 (7.50%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
2 4 (10.00%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Social Media
4 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Linux
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.00%) CentOS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Presales
2 11 (27.50%) SIEM
3 10 (25.00%) Analytics
3 10 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 7 (17.50%) Project Management
5 5 (12.50%) Computer Security
5 5 (12.50%) Information Security
5 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 5 (12.50%) SOA
6 3 (7.50%) Attack Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.50%) Event Correlation
6 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) Security Management
7 2 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) C
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (10.00%) MCP
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.00%) CISA
5 1 (2.50%) CEH
5 1 (2.50%) GCIA
5 1 (2.50%) GCIH
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 9 (22.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (15.00%) Grafana
2 6 (15.00%) Graphite
3 3 (7.50%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Intel Security
2 9 (22.50%) LogRhythm
2 9 (22.50%) Symantec
3 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
3 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (17.50%) Cisco
3 7 (17.50%) F5
3 7 (17.50%) Fortinet
3 7 (17.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
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