The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 241 311
Rank change year-on-year -10 +70  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 143 224 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 1.23% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.27% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 95 181 128
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 13991 17674 20705
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.62% 96.97% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11722 15033 16859
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +4 76 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Surrey +33 33 £57,500 +15.00% 1
East Sussex +19 9 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Oxfordshire +24 8 £63,000 +14.54% 1
Kent +1 7 £55,000 +29.41%
Hampshire -27 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Sussex - 3 £50,000 -
Middlesex - 2 £63,500 -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 242 (70.55%) Firewall
2 209 (60.93%) Cisco
3 142 (41.40%) CheckPoint
4 141 (41.11%) Palo Alto
5 140 (40.82%) Network Security
6 132 (38.48%) Juniper
7 129 (37.61%) Windows
7 129 (37.61%) VPN
8 122 (35.57%) Linux
9 106 (30.90%) TCP/IP
10 103 (30.03%) F5
11 96 (27.99%) Cisco Certification
12 87 (25.36%) Blue Coat
13 76 (22.16%) Unix
14 65 (18.95%) Cybersecurity
15 63 (18.37%) Security Operations
15 63 (18.37%) CCNP
16 61 (17.78%) ITIL
16 61 (17.78%) Kalman Filter
17 59 (17.20%) Cisco ASA
18 56 (16.33%) Information Security
19 55 (16.03%) WAN
19 55 (16.03%) Microsoft
20 54 (15.74%) SLA
20 54 (15.74%) Risk Management
21 52 (15.16%) Wireless
22 51 (14.87%) Digital Economy
23 47 (13.70%) Sourcefire
23 47 (13.70%) Security Operations Centre
24 46 (13.41%) Active Directory

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 8 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.46%) IIS
3 4 (1.17%) Apache
3 4 (1.17%) IBM Notes
3 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 21 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.50%) Office 365
4 6 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.46%) iPaaS
5 5 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 242 (70.55%) Firewall
2 140 (40.82%) Network Security
3 129 (37.61%) VPN
4 106 (30.90%) TCP/IP
5 59 (17.20%) Cisco ASA
6 55 (16.03%) WAN
7 52 (15.16%) Wireless
8 41 (11.95%) DNS
9 39 (11.37%) MPLS
10 36 (10.50%) Internet
10 36 (10.50%) LAN
11 34 (9.91%) SSL
12 28 (8.16%) Intrusion Detection
13 23 (6.71%) BGP
13 23 (6.71%) DHCP
13 23 (6.71%) IPsec
14 22 (6.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (4.96%) Cisco Wireless
16 14 (4.08%) Wireless Security
17 12 (3.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.79%) Big Data
3 6 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.46%) Blockchain
4 5 (1.46%) Data Lake
4 5 (1.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.87%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) FxCop
2 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.29%) StyleCop
2 1 (0.29%) Subversion
2 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (14.87%) Digital Economy
2 33 (9.62%) German Language
3 23 (6.71%) Finance
4 22 (6.41%) French Language
5 13 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.50%) Games
7 4 (1.17%) Automotive
7 4 (1.17%) Portuguese Language
7 4 (1.17%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.87%) Marketing
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Military
9 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.54%) 802.1X
1 19 (5.54%) Web Services
2 6 (1.75%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.46%) ZeroMQ
4 2 (0.58%) .NET
4 2 (0.58%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.29%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.29%) COM
5 1 (0.29%) FFmpeg
5 1 (0.29%) LINQ
5 1 (0.29%) MFC
5 1 (0.29%) WCF
5 1 (0.29%) WinForms
5 1 (0.29%) WPF
5 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.70%) Security Operations Centre
2 38 (11.08%) PKI
3 31 (9.04%) Data Centre
4 26 (7.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (5.25%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.37%) Cyber Attack
7 14 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
7 14 (4.08%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.04%) User Experience
10 5 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.58%) CESG
11 2 (0.58%) DataPower
11 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 129 (37.61%) Windows
2 122 (35.57%) Linux
3 76 (22.16%) Unix
4 43 (12.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (8.75%) Solaris
6 30 (8.75%) Windows Server
7 27 (7.87%) Windows 2000
8 23 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.33%) CentOS
10 7 (2.04%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.46%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.17%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.17%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.58%) Android
13 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.95%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (18.37%) Security Operations
3 61 (17.78%) ITIL
3 61 (17.78%) Kalman Filter
4 56 (16.33%) Information Security
5 54 (15.74%) Risk Management
6 45 (13.12%) Security Architecture
7 43 (12.54%) Identity Management
8 42 (12.24%) SIEM
9 41 (11.95%) Mentoring
10 37 (10.79%) Security Management
11 36 (10.50%) Presales
12 29 (8.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 24 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (7.00%) Change Management
13 24 (7.00%) Threat Analysis
14 23 (6.71%) Data Protection
15 22 (6.41%) Fraud Detection
16 21 (6.12%) Analytics
16 21 (6.12%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.25%) SQL
2 14 (4.08%) C
3 12 (3.50%) C++
4 10 (2.92%) Python
5 8 (2.33%) Java
6 7 (2.04%) C#
6 7 (2.04%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.75%) R
8 5 (1.46%) VB
9 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.17%) Perl
10 2 (0.58%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.58%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.58%) Go
10 2 (0.58%) Ruby
10 2 (0.58%) Scala
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 96 (27.99%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (18.37%) CCNP
3 45 (13.12%) CCNA
4 34 (9.91%) CISSP
5 32 (9.33%) Security Cleared
6 28 (8.16%) SC Cleared
7 25 (7.29%) JNCIS
8 24 (7.00%) CCIE
9 22 (6.41%) Degree
10 21 (6.12%) CCSE
11 20 (5.83%) CCIE Service Provider
11 20 (5.83%) CCSP
12 19 (5.54%) CEH
13 13 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (2.92%) CISA
14 10 (2.92%) CISM
15 6 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (1.75%) Security+ Certification
16 5 (1.46%) GCIA
16 5 (1.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (15.74%) SLA
2 22 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.33%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.46%) PMO
5 3 (0.87%) FISMA
5 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.58%) QA
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.29%) GDPR
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 46 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.41%) ProxySG
3 18 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.92%) Terminal Services
5 9 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.04%) MetaFrame
6 7 (2.04%) XenApp
6 7 (2.04%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.04%) XenServer
7 5 (1.46%) DFS Replication
7 5 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.46%) vSphere
8 4 (1.17%) Samba
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 7 (2.04%) Nagios
2 6 (1.75%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.75%) SCOM
3 5 (1.46%) EdgeSight
3 5 (1.46%) SCCM
3 5 (1.46%) vCenter Server
3 5 (1.46%) vMotion
4 3 (0.87%) Grafana
4 3 (0.87%) Graphite
4 3 (0.87%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.58%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.58%) Kibana
5 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 209 (60.93%) Cisco
2 142 (41.40%) CheckPoint
3 141 (41.11%) Palo Alto
4 132 (38.48%) Juniper
5 103 (30.03%) F5
6 87 (25.36%) Blue Coat
7 55 (16.03%) Microsoft
8 47 (13.70%) Sourcefire
9 41 (11.95%) Fortinet
10 37 (10.79%) VMware
11 29 (8.45%) Crossbeam
12 27 (7.87%) Imperva
13 26 (7.58%) McAfee
14 23 (6.71%) HP
15 20 (5.83%) Proofpoint
15 20 (5.83%) TippingPoint
16 12 (3.50%) Citrix
17 10 (2.92%) Aquila
18 9 (2.62%) LogRhythm
18 9 (2.62%) Riverbed
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum & Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Hastings, Sussex
Sentinel IT LLP
Salary: + Excellent benefits & training
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago