Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

IT Security Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 559 613
Rank change year-on-year +59 +54 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 47 43 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 45 43 38
South East median annual salary £45,000 £54,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +2.86% +31.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £25,650
90th Percentile £74,000 £63,750 £68,125
England median annual salary £47,500 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -11.21% +1.90% +10.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29304 33921 41438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.97% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24468 28449 34555
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured IT Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +50 19 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Berkshire +54 16 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Hampshire +4 12 £54,000 +20.00%
Surrey +16 10 £60,000 +11.11%
East Sussex - 7 £45,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £32,500 -
Kent +17 1 £77,500 +40.91%
IT Security Engineer
England

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 29 (61.70%) Firewall
2 26 (55.32%) SIEM
3 25 (53.19%) Windows
4 23 (48.94%) Security Operations
5 22 (46.81%) Linux
6 21 (44.68%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (42.55%) CISSP
8 19 (40.43%) CISM
9 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP
9 17 (36.17%) Windows Server
9 17 (36.17%) Security Architecture
10 16 (34.04%) ITIL
11 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
12 14 (29.79%) Information Security
12 14 (29.79%) Penetration Testing
13 13 (27.66%) Data Protection
13 13 (27.66%) Vulnerability Management
14 12 (25.53%) Network Security
14 12 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 12 (25.53%) Data Loss Prevention
15 10 (21.28%) Finance
16 9 (19.15%) CEH
16 9 (19.15%) SQL
16 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
16 9 (19.15%) CESG Certified Professional
17 8 (17.02%) LogRhythm
17 8 (17.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 8 (17.02%) Cyberthreat
17 8 (17.02%) Data Protection Act

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (6.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (61.70%) Firewall
2 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP
3 12 (25.53%) Network Security
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.26%) DMZ
4 2 (4.26%) Internet
4 2 (4.26%) Wireless
5 1 (2.13%) IPsec
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) NetScreen
5 1 (2.13%) SMS
5 1 (2.13%) SSL
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
5 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Cyberthreat
1 8 (17.02%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (14.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (12.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (10.64%) PKI
5 2 (4.26%) CESG
5 2 (4.26%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.26%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) Linux
3 17 (36.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.26%) Kali Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) SIEM
2 23 (48.94%) Security Operations
3 21 (44.68%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (36.17%) Security Architecture
5 16 (34.04%) ITIL
6 14 (29.79%) Information Security
6 14 (29.79%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (27.66%) Data Protection
7 13 (27.66%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (25.53%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (17.02%) DRM
9 8 (17.02%) Proactive Monitoring
9 8 (17.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (14.89%) DDoS Mitigation
11 6 (12.77%) Digital Forensics
12 5 (10.64%) Fraud Detection
12 5 (10.64%) Identity Management
12 5 (10.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 5 (10.64%) Threat Analysis
13 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) CISSP
2 19 (40.43%) CISM
3 9 (19.15%) CEH
3 9 (19.15%) CESG Certified Professional
4 8 (17.02%) CISA
5 7 (14.89%) CRISC
5 7 (14.89%) SANS
6 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) IISP
8 1 (2.13%) CCNA
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (4.26%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (4.26%) GDPR
3 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) LogRhythm
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) Kaspersky
3 3 (6.38%) McAfee
3 3 (6.38%) Sophos
3 3 (6.38%) Symantec
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) Juniper
5 1 (2.13%) ScanSafe
5 1 (2.13%) Splunk
5 1 (2.13%) VMware