Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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

Security Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 252 197 308
Rank change year-on-year -55 +111 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 192 80 226
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.10% 0.99% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.03% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 145 70 187
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,813 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £63,625 £66,875
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,750 £80,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.69% +2.50% +9.09%

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 16,369 7,773 24,838
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.55% 95.99% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11,531 6,455 20,522
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £51,644
% change year-on-year +0.91% +6.50% +3.29%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the South East

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in the South East

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the South East

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 Security Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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 -60 59 £70,000 +7.69% 12
Surrey -31 48 £59,000 -3.67% 5
Hampshire -99 39 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Berkshire -58 35 £75,000 +15.38% 8
Kent -19 21 £43,750 -12.50% 8
Oxfordshire -20 14 £67,500 +78.81% 4
Buckinghamshire -50 10 £60,000 -29.41%
West Sussex -24 2 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 South East region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 103 (53.65%) Cybersecurity
2 85 (44.27%) Azure
3 81 (42.19%) Firewall
4 72 (37.50%) Information Security
5 65 (33.85%) Network Security
6 61 (31.77%) AWS
7 52 (27.08%) DevOps
7 52 (27.08%) Python
8 49 (25.52%) SIEM
9 48 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (23.96%) PowerShell
11 45 (23.44%) Analytics
12 44 (22.92%) Palo Alto
13 41 (21.35%) Risk Management
13 41 (21.35%) C#
13 41 (21.35%) Cisco
14 39 (20.31%) Linux
15 38 (19.79%) Windows
16 34 (17.71%) Security Testing
16 34 (17.71%) Social Skills
17 33 (17.19%) Microsoft
18 32 (16.67%) VPN
18 32 (16.67%) Degree
19 29 (15.10%) Cisco Certification
20 28 (14.58%) Finance
21 27 (14.06%) CheckPoint
21 27 (14.06%) Java
21 27 (14.06%) SQL
21 27 (14.06%) OWASP
21 27 (14.06%) Microsoft 365

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 9 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.04%) Apache
3 2 (1.04%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (9.38%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 85 (44.27%) Azure
2 61 (31.77%) AWS
3 27 (14.06%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (10.42%) Azure Sentinel
5 18 (9.38%) AWS Lambda
5 18 (9.38%) Azure Data Factory
5 18 (9.38%) Serverless
6 17 (8.85%) Power Platform
7 16 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 16 (8.33%) Amazon S3
7 16 (8.33%) AWS CloudTrail
8 13 (6.77%) IaaS
8 13 (6.77%) SaaS
9 12 (6.25%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 12 (6.25%) Azure Logic Apps
9 12 (6.25%) CloudFront
9 12 (6.25%) PaaS
10 11 (5.73%) GCP
11 7 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (3.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 81 (42.19%) Firewall
2 65 (33.85%) Network Security
3 32 (16.67%) VPN
4 16 (8.33%) VLAN
5 14 (7.29%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.77%) SSL
7 10 (5.21%) BGP
7 10 (5.21%) DNS
7 10 (5.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (4.69%) DHCP
8 9 (4.69%) WAN
9 8 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (4.17%) HTTP
9 8 (4.17%) IPsec
9 8 (4.17%) OSPF
10 7 (3.65%) SAN
11 6 (3.13%) Ethernet
11 6 (3.13%) LAN
12 5 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.42%) Big Data
2 18 (9.38%) Data Lake
3 16 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 16 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 14 (7.29%) HDInsight
4 14 (7.29%) Power BI
4 14 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.17%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.08%) Amazon Athena
7 4 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (2.08%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (1.04%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (4.69%) JIRA
2 6 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.13%) SoapUI
2 6 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (2.08%) kappa
4 2 (1.04%) Fiddler
4 2 (1.04%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.52%) Burp Suite
General
1 34 (17.71%) Social Skills
2 28 (14.58%) Finance
3 16 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.73%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.69%) Law
6 7 (3.65%) Documentation Skills
6 7 (3.65%) Electronics
6 7 (3.65%) Marketing
6 7 (3.65%) Public Sector
7 6 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (3.13%) Publishing
7 6 (3.13%) Retail
8 5 (2.60%) Aerospace
8 5 (2.60%) Automotive
9 4 (2.08%) Banking
10 3 (1.56%) Retail Finance
11 2 (1.04%) Legal
12 1 (0.52%) Games
12 1 (0.52%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.85%) XML
2 15 (7.81%) JSON
3 9 (4.69%) Scrapy
4 6 (3.13%) SOAP
5 5 (2.60%) OAuth
6 4 (2.08%) Kafka
7 3 (1.56%) EDI
7 3 (1.56%) OAuth2
8 2 (1.04%) .NET
8 2 (1.04%) Ajax
8 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.04%) SAML
9 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.29%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.77%) Public Cloud
3 9 (4.69%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.65%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.65%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (3.13%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 5 (2.60%) Life Science
7 5 (2.60%) Renewable Energy
8 4 (2.08%) SCADA
9 3 (1.56%) PKI
10 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Licensing
11 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.31%) Linux
2 38 (19.79%) Windows
3 12 (6.25%) Mac OS
4 11 (5.73%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.65%) Unix
6 6 (3.13%) Solaris
7 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Android
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (53.65%) Cybersecurity
2 72 (37.50%) Information Security
3 52 (27.08%) DevOps
4 49 (25.52%) SIEM
5 48 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (23.44%) Analytics
7 41 (21.35%) Risk Management
8 34 (17.71%) Security Testing
9 27 (14.06%) OWASP
10 26 (13.54%) Data Management
10 26 (13.54%) Penetration Testing
11 23 (11.98%) Computer Science
11 23 (11.98%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (11.46%) Security Operations
12 22 (11.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 21 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (10.42%) ETL
15 19 (9.90%) Test Automation
15 19 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.08%) Python
2 46 (23.96%) PowerShell
3 41 (21.35%) C#
4 27 (14.06%) Java
4 27 (14.06%) SQL
5 16 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.29%) Perl
7 12 (6.25%) Ruby
7 12 (6.25%) VB
8 5 (2.60%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.08%) C
9 4 (2.08%) Go
9 4 (2.08%) Scala
10 3 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (16.67%) Degree
2 29 (15.10%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (13.02%) CISSP
4 23 (11.98%) Security Cleared
5 20 (10.42%) SC Cleared
6 19 (9.90%) CCNA
7 17 (8.85%) SANS
8 16 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (6.77%) GCIH
10 12 (6.25%) GCFA
10 12 (6.25%) GCFE
10 12 (6.25%) GCIA
11 11 (5.73%) CEH
12 10 (5.21%) GIAC
12 10 (5.21%) OSCP
13 8 (4.17%) CISM
14 7 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (3.13%) CCNP
15 6 (3.13%) ISEB
15 6 (3.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.54%) NIST
2 17 (8.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (8.33%) GDPR
4 11 (5.73%) PCI DSS
5 8 (4.17%) SOC 2
6 6 (3.13%) QA
7 5 (2.60%) COBIT
8 3 (1.56%) GRC
8 3 (1.56%) RMADS
9 2 (1.04%) NCSC
9 2 (1.04%) PMO
10 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.52%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.81%) Docker
2 10 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.56%) vSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (5.21%) CSIRT
1 10 (5.21%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.65%) Ansible
3 6 (3.13%) HP ALM
3 6 (3.13%) HP Fortify
3 6 (3.13%) Pingdom
3 6 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (3.13%) WebInspect
4 4 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.56%) Puppet
5 3 (1.56%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.56%) WSUS
6 1 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.52%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 44 (22.92%) Palo Alto
2 41 (21.35%) Cisco
3 33 (17.19%) Microsoft
4 27 (14.06%) CheckPoint
5 25 (13.02%) Juniper
6 22 (11.46%) McAfee
7 21 (10.94%) Fortinet
8 19 (9.90%) F5
9 18 (9.38%) Databricks
10 17 (8.85%) Meraki
10 17 (8.85%) SolarWinds
10 17 (8.85%) Splunk
11 16 (8.33%) Palantir
12 12 (6.25%) VMware
13 7 (3.65%) MuleSoft
13 7 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (3.65%) SAP
13 7 (3.65%) Sophos
14 6 (3.13%) AppDynamics
14 6 (3.13%) Dynatrace