Period
to 22 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 333 316 304
Rank change year-on-year -17 -12 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 147 209 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.78% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.81% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 133 210 234
South East median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +11.11% -1.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,625 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -2.78%

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 22,221 25,809 29,897
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.35% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 18,108 21,347 24,969
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +27 70 £62,500 +4.17% 17
Berkshire +39 63 £62,500 +13.64% 9
Hampshire +9 54 £50,000 - 11
Surrey +15 23 £62,500 +13.64% 20
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £32,500 -45.83% 4
West Sussex - 3 £50,000 - 3
East Sussex -28 2 £58,750 -2.08%
Oxfordshire +23 1 £70,000 +33.33% 4
Kent -10 1 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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 89 (60.54%) Network Security
2 82 (55.78%) Firewall
3 74 (50.34%) Information Security
4 60 (40.82%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (38.78%) Cisco
6 53 (36.05%) Cybersecurity
7 51 (34.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 47 (31.97%) CISSP
9 42 (28.57%) Azure
10 38 (25.85%) VPN
11 37 (25.17%) CheckPoint
12 34 (23.13%) Palo Alto
13 33 (22.45%) CCNP
14 32 (21.77%) Management Information System
14 32 (21.77%) SIEM
15 31 (21.09%) SSL
16 30 (20.41%) AWS
17 29 (19.73%) CCNA
17 29 (19.73%) Linux
18 28 (19.05%) DNS
18 28 (19.05%) Juniper
19 27 (18.37%) IPsec
19 27 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (18.37%) Penetration Testing
20 25 (17.01%) Incident Management
21 24 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
22 21 (14.29%) Change Management
22 21 (14.29%) Internet
23 20 (13.61%) Security Testing
23 20 (13.61%) SC Cleared

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 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.68%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 42 (28.57%) Azure
2 30 (20.41%) AWS
3 18 (12.24%) SaaS
4 6 (4.08%) IaaS
4 6 (4.08%) Office 365
5 5 (3.40%) PaaS
6 3 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.36%) GCP
7 2 (1.36%) GitHub
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 89 (60.54%) Network Security
2 82 (55.78%) Firewall
3 38 (25.85%) VPN
4 31 (21.09%) SSL
5 28 (19.05%) DNS
6 27 (18.37%) IPsec
7 21 (14.29%) Internet
8 20 (13.61%) Intrusion Detection
9 18 (12.24%) BGP
10 17 (11.56%) WAN
11 16 (10.88%) LAN
11 16 (10.88%) TCP/IP
12 14 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (8.84%) OSPF
14 12 (8.16%) HTTP
15 9 (6.12%) DHCP
15 9 (6.12%) IPv4
15 9 (6.12%) IPv6
15 9 (6.12%) RIP
15 9 (6.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.44%) MySQL
2 7 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.68%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (6.80%) Public Sector
2 7 (4.76%) Games
3 6 (4.08%) Finance
3 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.36%) Advertising
4 2 (1.36%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.76%) CSS
2 6 (4.08%) HTML
2 6 (4.08%) jQuery
2 6 (4.08%) Laravel
3 5 (3.40%) LDAP
3 5 (3.40%) React
3 5 (3.40%) XHTML
4 2 (1.36%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.36%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.68%) Ajax
5 1 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.68%) Memcached
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (21.77%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.80%) Enterprise Cloud
4 9 (6.12%) Cyberattack
5 6 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.04%) User Experience
7 2 (1.36%) BYOD
7 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.36%) Social Media
8 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) FMCG
8 1 (0.68%) Handset
8 1 (0.68%) PKI
8 1 (0.68%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.73%) Linux
2 17 (11.56%) Windows
3 9 (6.12%) Unix
4 5 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.04%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.04%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.36%) Debian
8 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (50.34%) Information Security
2 53 (36.05%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (21.77%) SIEM
4 27 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (18.37%) Penetration Testing
5 25 (17.01%) Incident Management
6 24 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 21 (14.29%) Change Management
8 20 (13.61%) Security Operations
8 20 (13.61%) Security Testing
9 19 (12.93%) Validation
10 18 (12.24%) Software Audit
11 17 (11.56%) OWASP
12 16 (10.88%) SDLC
12 16 (10.88%) Test Automation
13 14 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (9.52%) Risk Management
14 12 (8.16%) Security Architecture
15 11 (7.48%) Open Source
15 11 (7.48%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.52%) Python
2 9 (6.12%) C
2 9 (6.12%) SQL
3 7 (4.76%) PHP
3 7 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.04%) Java
6 2 (1.36%) C++
7 1 (0.68%) Java 8
7 1 (0.68%) Ruby
7 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (40.82%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (31.97%) CISSP
3 33 (22.45%) CCNP
4 29 (19.73%) CCNA
5 20 (13.61%) SC Cleared
5 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared
6 18 (12.24%) CCSP
7 11 (7.48%) CCSA
7 11 (7.48%) CISM
8 10 (6.80%) CCSE
8 10 (6.80%) JNCIP
8 10 (6.80%) JNCIS
9 9 (6.12%) CCMSE
9 9 (6.12%) JNCIE
10 7 (4.76%) Degree
10 7 (4.76%) SANS
11 5 (3.40%) CEH
11 5 (3.40%) GSEC
12 3 (2.04%) GIAC
13 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (34.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (11.56%) NIST
3 16 (10.88%) QA
4 11 (7.48%) PCI DSS
5 9 (6.12%) SLA
6 6 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.36%) GDPR
8 1 (0.68%) COBIT
8 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.68%) NCSC
8 1 (0.68%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Docker
2 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.12%) HP Fortify
1 9 (6.12%) Norton AntiVirus
1 9 (6.12%) WebInspect
2 6 (4.08%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.08%) Nessus
2 6 (4.08%) Nmap
3 3 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.36%) Ansible
4 2 (1.36%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.36%) Nagios
4 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.68%) Kibana
5 1 (0.68%) logstash
5 1 (0.68%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.68%) QRadar
5 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.68%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (38.78%) Cisco
2 37 (25.17%) CheckPoint
3 34 (23.13%) Palo Alto
4 28 (19.05%) Juniper
5 15 (10.20%) Fortinet
6 14 (9.52%) Qualys
7 11 (7.48%) Blue Coat
8 10 (6.80%) Symantec
9 9 (6.12%) Black Duck
9 9 (6.12%) Google
9 9 (6.12%) Micro Focus
9 9 (6.12%) Microsoft
9 9 (6.12%) SolarWinds
9 9 (6.12%) Sonatype
9 9 (6.12%) SonicWALL
9 9 (6.12%) Splunk
10 5 (3.40%) LogRhythm
10 5 (3.40%) Radware
11 3 (2.04%) HP
11 3 (2.04%) VMware