The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 85 93 86
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 3 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.35% 0.49% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.50% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 17
Median salary £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 839 1211 1147
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 97.56% 98.22% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 735 1028 1007
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 26 March 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
Cardiff +6 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Security Engineer
Wales

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) LAMP
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby
2 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) JBoss
2 4 (50.00%) Apache
2 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) CCDA
5 1 (12.50%) CISSP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) Apache
1 4 (50.00%) JBoss
1 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) PPP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
1 4 (50.00%) Python
1 4 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCDA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) Radware
3 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
3 1 (12.50%) VMware