The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 257 311
Rank change year-on-year +40 +54  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 199 214 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.33% 1.09% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.13% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 138 165 131
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -8.00% +7.52%  

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 14480 18932 20086
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.49% 96.71% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12107 16135 16169
Median salary £42,925 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.17% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the South East

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire +25 82 £50,000 - 5
Surrey +49 50 £52,500 +10.52% 8
East Sussex +29 24 £41,500 -2.35%
Kent +31 20 £55,000 +29.41%
Hampshire +4 19 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire +1 4 £56,250 +2.27%
West Sussex +8 1 £33,500 -10.66%
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Security Engineer in the job title.

1 224 (58.64%) Cisco
2 213 (55.76%) Firewall
3 154 (40.31%) CheckPoint
4 142 (37.17%) Network Security
5 139 (36.39%) Palo Alto
6 137 (35.86%) Juniper
7 136 (35.60%) VPN
8 132 (34.55%) Windows
9 131 (34.29%) Linux
10 119 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
11 105 (27.49%) F5
12 92 (24.08%) Blue Coat
13 84 (21.99%) Cisco ASA
14 82 (21.47%) TCP/IP
15 80 (20.94%) CCNA
16 78 (20.42%) Security Operations
17 77 (20.16%) Wireless
17 77 (20.16%) Unix
17 77 (20.16%) Cybersecurity
18 73 (19.11%) CCNP
19 66 (17.28%) Microsoft
20 65 (17.02%) Kalman Filter
21 64 (16.75%) Information Security
22 63 (16.49%) Risk Management
23 62 (16.23%) Sourcefire
24 57 (14.92%) Windows Server 2008
25 52 (13.61%) Active Directory
25 52 (13.61%) Security Operations Centre
26 50 (13.09%) WAN
27 49 (12.83%) Data Centre

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 20 (5.24%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.83%) Apache
2 7 (1.83%) IBM Notes
2 7 (1.83%) IIS
2 7 (1.83%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.83%) WebLogic
2 7 (1.83%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (6.81%) MS Office
2 23 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (5.76%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.05%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.36%) Office 365
2 8 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.31%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 213 (55.76%) Firewall
2 142 (37.17%) Network Security
3 136 (35.60%) VPN
4 84 (21.99%) Cisco ASA
5 82 (21.47%) TCP/IP
6 77 (20.16%) Wireless
7 50 (13.09%) WAN
8 47 (12.30%) LAN
9 39 (10.21%) DNS
10 38 (9.95%) Internet
11 37 (9.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 35 (9.16%) MPLS
13 29 (7.59%) Intrusion Detection
14 28 (7.33%) SSL
15 26 (6.81%) Wireless Security
16 25 (6.54%) Wireshark
17 24 (6.28%) DHCP
18 23 (6.02%) IPsec
18 23 (6.02%) SNMP
19 16 (4.19%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.97%) Big Data
3 14 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.09%) Blockchain
4 8 (2.09%) Data Lake
4 8 (2.09%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.83%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) HBase
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (2.09%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) FxCop
2 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.26%) StyleCop
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
2 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (9.95%) German Language
2 30 (7.85%) French Language
3 21 (5.50%) Games
4 19 (4.97%) Finance
5 7 (1.83%) Portuguese Language
5 7 (1.83%) Spanish Language
6 6 (1.57%) Marketing
7 5 (1.31%) Electronics
7 5 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.79%) Military
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.24%) Web Services
2 19 (4.97%) 802.1X
3 11 (2.88%) Regular Expression
4 10 (2.62%) ZeroMQ
5 2 (0.52%) CSS
5 2 (0.52%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.52%) OpenID
5 2 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.52%) SAML
6 1 (0.26%) .NET
6 1 (0.26%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.26%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.26%) FFmpeg
6 1 (0.26%) LINQ
6 1 (0.26%) MFC
6 1 (0.26%) Middleware
6 1 (0.26%) Node.js
6 1 (0.26%) WCF
6 1 (0.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (13.61%) Security Operations Centre
2 49 (12.83%) Data Centre
3 33 (8.64%) PKI
4 26 (6.81%) Cyberthreat
5 19 (4.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 17 (4.45%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.40%) Cyber Attack
8 12 (3.14%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.83%) User Experience
11 4 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.79%) DataPower
13 2 (0.52%) Social Media
14 1 (0.26%) BBC
14 1 (0.26%) CESG
14 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.26%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 132 (34.55%) Windows
2 131 (34.29%) Linux
3 77 (20.16%) Unix
4 57 (14.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (11.26%) Solaris
7 38 (9.95%) Windows 2000
8 25 (6.54%) Windows Server
9 19 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (3.93%) CentOS
11 7 (1.83%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.83%) Windows NT
12 5 (1.31%) Android
12 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.31%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.52%) CatOS
14 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.42%) Security Operations
2 77 (20.16%) Cybersecurity
3 65 (17.02%) Kalman Filter
4 64 (16.75%) Information Security
5 63 (16.49%) Risk Management
6 45 (11.78%) Identity Management
6 45 (11.78%) ITIL
7 44 (11.52%) Security Architecture
8 41 (10.73%) Presales
9 38 (9.95%) SIEM
10 33 (8.64%) Security Management
11 32 (8.38%) Mentoring
12 30 (7.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 28 (7.33%) Threat Analysis
14 27 (7.07%) Network Design
15 24 (6.28%) Analytics
16 23 (6.02%) Content Management
17 22 (5.76%) Change Management
17 22 (5.76%) Coaching
17 22 (5.76%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.28%) SQL
2 21 (5.50%) C
3 20 (5.24%) Python
4 16 (4.19%) C++
5 13 (3.40%) Java
6 9 (2.36%) C#
7 7 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.57%) R
9 5 (1.31%) Embedded C
9 5 (1.31%) Embedded C++
9 5 (1.31%) Perl
9 5 (1.31%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.05%) VB
11 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.52%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) Go
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
12 1 (0.26%) Scala
12 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 119 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (20.94%) CCNA
3 73 (19.11%) CCNP
4 45 (11.78%) CISSP
5 33 (8.64%) CCIE
5 33 (8.64%) Security Cleared
6 31 (8.12%) CCSE
6 31 (8.12%) SC Cleared
7 25 (6.54%) JNCIS
8 23 (6.02%) CCSP
8 23 (6.02%) CEH
9 15 (3.93%) Degree
10 11 (2.88%) GCIA
11 10 (2.62%) MCSE
11 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (2.36%) CompTIA Security+
12 9 (2.36%) Security+ Certification
13 5 (1.31%) CCDP
13 5 (1.31%) CISA
14 4 (1.05%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.57%) SLA
2 14 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.79%) FISMA
4 3 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.52%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 52 (13.61%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.02%) ProxySG
3 16 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.62%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.83%) MetaFrame
5 7 (1.83%) Samba
5 7 (1.83%) XenApp
5 7 (1.83%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.83%) XenServer
6 5 (1.31%) DFS Replication
6 5 (1.31%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.05%) vSphere
8 2 (0.52%) Docker
8 2 (0.52%) Firmware
8 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.26%) HDFS
9 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (2.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 8 (2.09%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.83%) Grafana
4 7 (1.83%) Graphite
5 5 (1.31%) EdgeSight
5 5 (1.31%) SCCM
6 4 (1.05%) Kibana
6 4 (1.05%) Nessus
6 4 (1.05%) vMotion
7 2 (0.52%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.52%) Nagios
7 2 (0.52%) QRadar
7 2 (0.52%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.26%) SCOM
8 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 224 (58.64%) Cisco
2 154 (40.31%) CheckPoint
3 139 (36.39%) Palo Alto
4 137 (35.86%) Juniper
5 105 (27.49%) F5
6 92 (24.08%) Blue Coat
7 66 (17.28%) Microsoft
8 62 (16.23%) Sourcefire
9 48 (12.57%) Fortinet
10 46 (12.04%) VMware
11 39 (10.21%) Crossbeam
12 34 (8.90%) Intel Security
13 33 (8.64%) Imperva
14 26 (6.81%) Riverbed
15 25 (6.54%) HP
15 25 (6.54%) Proofpoint
16 23 (6.02%) TippingPoint
17 19 (4.97%) NetApp
18 18 (4.71%) Nimble Storage
19 15 (3.93%) Mitel
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