Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 23 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 123 128
Rank change year-on-year +28 +5 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 14 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.98% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.65% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 6
South Wales median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -31.82% +29.41%
10th Percentile £38,750 £27,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £62,500
Wales median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +26.67% -31.82% +29.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Permanent vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1409 2142 2381
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.19% 98.03% 98.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1256 1914 2044
South Wales median annual salary £39,125 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.33% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £55,250 £53,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,184
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.58% +0.53%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in South Wales

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in South Wales.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in South Wales

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in South Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in South Wales

Security Engineer
Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 23 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
Cardiff +37 12 £47,500 +26.67%
Newport +2 1 £31,000 -8.82%
Caerphilly - 1 £45,000 -
Security Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) SIEM
3 5 (35.71%) Network Security
3 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) Cyber Attack
4 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 4 (28.57%) CCDP
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) OWASP
6 2 (14.29%) RESTful
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (14.29%) Proofpoint
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Qualys
6 2 (14.29%) Ruby
6 2 (14.29%) Google
6 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) Network Security
1 5 (35.71%) VPN
2 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.14%) BGP
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.14%) IPv4
4 1 (7.14%) IPv6
4 1 (7.14%) L2TP
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) OSPF
4 1 (7.14%) PPTP
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (14.29%) Cloud Native
2 2 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 7 (50.00%) SIEM
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) OWASP
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Health Informatics
4 1 (7.14%) Informatics
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CCNP
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCDP
3 2 (14.29%) CEH
3 2 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 2 (14.29%) OSCP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 2 (14.29%) Nessus
1 2 (14.29%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) F5
2 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 2 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
3 2 (14.29%) Proofpoint
3 2 (14.29%) Qualys
3 2 (14.29%) Sourcefire
3 2 (14.29%) Splunk
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) VMware