Period
to 22 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 302 354 275
Rank change year-on-year +52 -79 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 221 203 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.68% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.71% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 192 185 220
South East median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,900 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +2.86%

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 24,967 28,734 28,167
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.81% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 20,360 23,872 23,560
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,025 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,147 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.29% +5.26% -

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 +41 90 £62,500 +4.17% 13
Hampshire +42 71 £45,000 - 13
Berkshire +39 62 £62,500 +8.70% 8
Surrey +22 56 £62,500 +19.05% 8
Buckinghamshire +3 17 £32,500 -45.83% 4
East Sussex -1 12 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Oxfordshire +49 11 £80,000 +107.79% 1
Kent +1 1 £47,500 - 6
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 South East region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 126 (57.01%) Network Security
2 109 (49.32%) Firewall
3 99 (44.80%) Cisco Certification
4 95 (42.99%) Cisco
5 85 (38.46%) Information Security
6 67 (30.32%) CISSP
7 60 (27.15%) SIEM
8 56 (25.34%) CCNP
8 56 (25.34%) Windows
9 51 (23.08%) Palo Alto
10 47 (21.27%) Management Information System
11 44 (19.91%) CCNA
11 44 (19.91%) Cybersecurity
12 42 (19.00%) CheckPoint
13 41 (18.55%) VPN
14 40 (18.10%) Juniper
15 38 (17.19%) Azure
16 36 (16.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 33 (14.93%) Penetration Testing
18 31 (14.03%) BGP
19 29 (13.12%) AWS
20 27 (12.22%) Data Centre
20 27 (12.22%) Finance
20 27 (12.22%) Validation
21 26 (11.76%) SSL
21 26 (11.76%) Linux
21 26 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
22 25 (11.31%) Microsoft
23 24 (10.86%) DNS
23 24 (10.86%) OSPF

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 (1.36%) OpenStack
1 3 (1.36%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Cisco SocialMiner
1 4 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.19%) Azure
2 29 (13.12%) AWS
3 7 (3.17%) GCP
3 7 (3.17%) SaaS
4 4 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.36%) IaaS
6 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.90%) Office 365
6 2 (0.90%) PaaS
7 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.45%) GitHub
7 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 126 (57.01%) Network Security
2 109 (49.32%) Firewall
3 41 (18.55%) VPN
4 31 (14.03%) BGP
5 26 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 26 (11.76%) SSL
6 24 (10.86%) DNS
6 24 (10.86%) OSPF
7 23 (10.41%) LAN
7 23 (10.41%) WAN
8 22 (9.95%) Wireless
9 21 (9.50%) IPsec
9 21 (9.50%) TCP/IP
10 20 (9.05%) Internet
11 19 (8.60%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (6.33%) EIGRP
13 12 (5.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (4.98%) Wireshark
15 10 (4.52%) Cisco Firepower
16 8 (3.62%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.71%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.81%) MySQL
4 3 (1.36%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (3.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) GDB
4 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (0.45%) Metasploit
General
1 27 (12.22%) Finance
2 14 (6.33%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.07%) Games
5 5 (2.26%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.81%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.81%) Electronics
7 3 (1.36%) Legal
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.90%) Advertising
8 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.17%) LDAP
2 4 (1.81%) .NET
3 3 (1.36%) SignalR
3 3 (1.36%) WPF
4 2 (0.90%) Node.js
5 1 (0.45%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.27%) Management Information System
2 27 (12.22%) Data Centre
3 18 (8.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 14 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.52%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (4.52%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (4.07%) Clustering
6 9 (4.07%) e-Learning
6 9 (4.07%) Replication
7 8 (3.62%) Algorithms
7 8 (3.62%) Wiki
8 7 (3.17%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.71%) NHS
10 5 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (2.26%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.81%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.81%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.81%) IVR
11 4 (1.81%) Life Science
12 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.34%) Windows
2 26 (11.76%) Linux
3 20 (9.05%) Unix
4 10 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.81%) CentOS
5 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.36%) Android
7 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (38.46%) Information Security
2 60 (27.15%) SIEM
3 44 (19.91%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (14.93%) Penetration Testing
5 27 (12.22%) Validation
6 24 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (9.50%) Change Management
7 21 (9.50%) Incident Management
7 21 (9.50%) Software Audit
8 19 (8.60%) Risk Management
9 18 (8.14%) SDLC
9 18 (8.14%) Security Operations
10 17 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 16 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (6.79%) Configuration Management
12 15 (6.79%) Cryptography
13 14 (6.33%) Data Protection
13 14 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.50%) Python
2 14 (6.33%) SQL
3 11 (4.98%) C++
3 11 (4.98%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.52%) C
5 8 (3.62%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.81%) C#
7 3 (1.36%) Java
8 2 (0.90%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 99 (44.80%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (30.32%) CISSP
3 56 (25.34%) CCNP
4 44 (19.91%) CCNA
5 22 (9.95%) CCSP
6 21 (9.50%) Security Cleared
7 18 (8.14%) CCSE
7 18 (8.14%) Degree
8 15 (6.79%) CISM
9 14 (6.33%) CCSA
9 14 (6.33%) CEH
9 14 (6.33%) SC Cleared
10 8 (3.62%) CCMSE
10 8 (3.62%) GCIA
10 8 (3.62%) JNCIE
10 8 (3.62%) JNCIP
10 8 (3.62%) JNCIS
11 7 (3.17%) CISA
12 6 (2.71%) GIAC
13 5 (2.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (16.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (8.60%) PCI DSS
3 15 (6.79%) GDPR
4 8 (3.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 7 (3.17%) RMADS
5 7 (3.17%) SLA
6 5 (2.26%) GPG13
6 5 (2.26%) QA
7 4 (1.81%) NIST
8 3 (1.36%) NCSC
9 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.45%) COBIT
10 1 (0.45%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.81%) iptables
4 4 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.45%) Docker
5 1 (0.45%) Firmware
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (3.62%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (3.17%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.71%) Nessus
4 4 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.81%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (1.81%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.81%) SCCM
4 4 (1.81%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.81%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.81%) vMotion
5 3 (1.36%) Ansible
5 3 (1.36%) QRadar
5 3 (1.36%) SCOM
5 3 (1.36%) SCSM
6 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.90%) Puppet
6 2 (0.90%) Terraform
7 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 95 (42.99%) Cisco
2 51 (23.08%) Palo Alto
3 42 (19.00%) CheckPoint
4 40 (18.10%) Juniper
5 25 (11.31%) Microsoft
6 24 (10.86%) Blue Coat
7 15 (6.79%) Dell
7 15 (6.79%) F5
8 13 (5.88%) Fortinet
8 13 (5.88%) VMware
9 11 (4.98%) ServiceNow
10 10 (4.52%) ArcSight
10 10 (4.52%) LogRhythm
11 9 (4.07%) Google
11 9 (4.07%) HP
11 9 (4.07%) Splunk
11 9 (4.07%) Virgin Media
12 8 (3.62%) Forcepoint
12 8 (3.62%) IBM
12 8 (3.62%) Radware