Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 252 342
Rank change year-on-year -38 +90 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 297 434 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 1.23% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.27% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 234 271 292
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £66,125
England median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +8.00% +5.26%

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 29733 34136 40912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.98% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24803 28632 34129
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 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 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 -6 178 £45,000 -18.18% 12
Berkshire -28 118 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Surrey -24 57 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire +37 53 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Hampshire -17 35 £43,500 +2.35% 3
East Sussex +6 18 £47,500 +39.71%
Buckinghamshire +8 7 £65,000 +66.67% 3
Kent -7 4 £54,375 +27.94%
Sussex - 4 £50,000 -
West Sussex -5 1 £62,500 +31.58% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £65,000 -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 185 (62.29%) Firewall
2 117 (39.39%) Network Security
3 100 (33.67%) Cisco
4 88 (29.63%) Juniper
5 84 (28.28%) Security Operations
6 82 (27.61%) Linux
7 78 (26.26%) Windows
8 77 (25.93%) Security Architecture
9 76 (25.59%) TCP/IP
10 71 (23.91%) CISSP
10 71 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
11 67 (22.56%) Cybersecurity
12 64 (21.55%) SIEM
13 61 (20.54%) Palo Alto
13 61 (20.54%) CheckPoint
14 58 (19.53%) CCNP
15 54 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 51 (17.17%) Degree
17 49 (16.50%) Information Security
17 49 (16.50%) Unix
18 48 (16.16%) Kalman Filter
18 48 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
19 47 (15.82%) CEH
20 46 (15.49%) ITIL
20 46 (15.49%) VPN
21 43 (14.48%) Computer Science
22 41 (13.80%) WAN
22 41 (13.80%) Cisco ASA
23 38 (12.79%) Intrusion Detection
23 38 (12.79%) Finance

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 4 (1.35%) Apache
2 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.01%) IIS
2 3 (1.01%) JBoss
2 3 (1.01%) nginx
2 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 48 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.37%) SaaS
4 9 (3.03%) Office 365
5 6 (2.02%) IaaS
6 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 185 (62.29%) Firewall
2 117 (39.39%) Network Security
3 76 (25.59%) TCP/IP
4 46 (15.49%) VPN
5 41 (13.80%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (13.80%) WAN
6 38 (12.79%) Intrusion Detection
7 28 (9.43%) BGP
8 22 (7.41%) IPsec
9 19 (6.40%) MPLS
10 18 (6.06%) DNS
10 18 (6.06%) Ethernet
10 18 (6.06%) OSPF
10 18 (6.06%) SSL
11 15 (5.05%) LAN
12 14 (4.71%) VoIP
13 13 (4.38%) Wireless
13 13 (4.38%) Wireshark
14 12 (4.04%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.35%) Big Data
2 4 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.01%) Apache Hive
3 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.01%) HBase
4 2 (0.67%) Impala
4 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.67%) JIRA
1 2 (0.67%) Maven
1 2 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 38 (12.79%) Finance
2 15 (5.05%) German Language
3 14 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.70%) Digital Economy
4 11 (3.70%) Games
5 7 (2.36%) French Language
6 5 (1.68%) Electronics
7 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.67%) Automotive
7 2 (0.67%) Banking
7 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.42%) Web Services
2 5 (1.68%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.35%) Middleware
4 3 (1.01%) SAML
5 2 (0.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.34%) CSS
6 1 (0.34%) HTML
6 1 (0.34%) Node.js
6 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.48%) Computer Science
2 33 (11.11%) PKI
3 32 (10.77%) Security Operations Centre
4 19 (6.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (5.72%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (5.72%) Data Centre
7 15 (5.05%) Management Information System
8 11 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (2.69%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (2.02%) CESG
11 4 (1.35%) CCTV
12 3 (1.01%) Cyber Attack
12 3 (1.01%) Machine to Machine
12 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.67%) Clustering
13 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.67%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 82 (27.61%) Linux
2 78 (26.26%) Windows
3 49 (16.50%) Unix
4 26 (8.75%) Windows Server
5 16 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.69%) Solaris
6 8 (2.69%) Windows 2000
6 8 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.02%) CentOS
8 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.01%) Android
10 2 (0.67%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (28.28%) Security Operations
2 77 (25.93%) Security Architecture
3 67 (22.56%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (21.55%) SIEM
5 49 (16.50%) Information Security
6 48 (16.16%) Kalman Filter
7 46 (15.49%) ITIL
8 37 (12.46%) Penetration Testing
9 33 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
10 30 (10.10%) Web Filtering
11 29 (9.76%) Identity Management
12 28 (9.43%) Mentoring
13 27 (9.09%) Data Protection
14 20 (6.73%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 19 (6.40%) Fraud Detection
15 19 (6.40%) Incident Management
15 19 (6.40%) Threat Analysis
16 17 (5.72%) Vulnerability Management
17 16 (5.39%) Change Management
17 16 (5.39%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.76%) C
2 27 (9.09%) Python
3 22 (7.41%) Java
4 20 (6.73%) C++
5 17 (5.72%) Perl
5 17 (5.72%) Ruby
6 11 (3.70%) SQL
7 4 (1.35%) PHP
8 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.67%) R
10 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 71 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
1 71 (23.91%) CISSP
2 58 (19.53%) CCNP
3 51 (17.17%) Degree
4 47 (15.82%) CEH
5 35 (11.78%) CISM
6 32 (10.77%) Security Cleared
7 28 (9.43%) GIAC
7 28 (9.43%) SC Cleared
8 26 (8.75%) SSCP
9 25 (8.42%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (8.08%) CISA
11 15 (5.05%) CCDP
11 15 (5.05%) CCNA
12 14 (4.71%) CESG Certified Professional
13 9 (3.03%) CCSA
13 9 (3.03%) CCSE
13 9 (3.03%) MCSE
13 9 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (2.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (7.41%) SLA
3 14 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (3.37%) PMO
5 9 (3.03%) PCI DSS
6 6 (2.02%) QA
7 4 (1.35%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (10.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.35%) vSphere
5 3 (1.01%) vCloud
5 3 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.01%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.67%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.67%) HDFS
6 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (4.38%) Nagios
2 11 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 10 (3.37%) CSIRT
3 10 (3.37%) SCOM
4 7 (2.36%) vCenter Server
5 6 (2.02%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 6 (2.02%) Kibana
6 4 (1.35%) Cacti
6 4 (1.35%) logstash
7 3 (1.01%) vRealize
8 2 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.67%) Puppet
8 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.67%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.34%) vMotion
Vendors
1 100 (33.67%) Cisco
2 88 (29.63%) Juniper
3 61 (20.54%) CheckPoint
3 61 (20.54%) Palo Alto
4 54 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 37 (12.46%) F5
6 24 (8.08%) VMware
7 23 (7.74%) Blue Coat
8 17 (5.72%) Crossbeam
9 16 (5.39%) Splunk
10 13 (4.38%) Sourcefire
11 11 (3.70%) SolarWinds
12 10 (3.37%) NetScout
13 8 (2.69%) LogRhythm
13 8 (2.69%) McAfee
14 7 (2.36%) Kaspersky
14 7 (2.36%) Sophos
15 6 (2.02%) NetApp
15 6 (2.02%) Oracle
15 6 (2.02%) ScanSafe