Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 287 288
Rank change year-on-year +36 +1 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 77 59 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.77% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.58% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 62 54 55
South West median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -3.06% +8.89%
10th Percentile £27,275 £30,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £54,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +6.93% +6.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,770 10,162 11,099
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.10% 96.70% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8,078 8,558 9,407
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,838 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the South West

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in the South West

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the South West

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Bristol -16 22 £46,250 -26.00% 2
Wiltshire +6 20 £45,000 - 2
Cornwall - 13 £39,500 -
Gloucestershire +25 10 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Devon +22 7 £75,000 +248.84% 4
Somerset - 4 £42,500 - 2
Dorset - 1 £37,500 -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 West region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (75.32%) Firewall
2 36 (46.75%) SIEM
3 32 (41.56%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (40.26%) DNS
4 31 (40.26%) Network Security
5 30 (38.96%) Security Cleared
6 29 (37.66%) TCP/IP
7 28 (36.36%) Linux
8 27 (35.06%) SC Cleared
9 26 (33.77%) DHCP
10 25 (32.47%) Windows
11 23 (29.87%) CESG
12 19 (24.68%) ITIL
13 17 (22.08%) FTP
13 17 (22.08%) HTTP
13 17 (22.08%) CISSP
13 17 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (22.08%) DV Cleared
13 17 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (20.78%) CheckPoint
14 16 (20.78%) Wireless
14 16 (20.78%) Cisco
15 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
16 14 (18.18%) SMTP
16 14 (18.18%) CCNA
17 13 (16.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (16.88%) Infrastructure Management
17 13 (16.88%) Root Cause Analysis
17 13 (16.88%) vSphere
17 13 (16.88%) Virtual Environments

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (1.30%) IIS
1 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (75.32%) Firewall
2 31 (40.26%) DNS
2 31 (40.26%) Network Security
3 29 (37.66%) TCP/IP
4 26 (33.77%) DHCP
5 17 (22.08%) FTP
5 17 (22.08%) HTTP
6 16 (20.78%) Wireless
7 14 (18.18%) SMTP
8 13 (16.88%) DMZ
8 13 (16.88%) X.400
9 9 (11.69%) BIG-IP
10 7 (9.09%) MPLS
10 7 (9.09%) VPN
11 6 (7.79%) IPsec
11 6 (7.79%) LAN
11 6 (7.79%) WAN
12 5 (6.49%) Internet
12 5 (6.49%) OSPF
12 5 (6.49%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) IDA Disassembler
1 1 (1.30%) OllyDbg
1 1 (1.30%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Games
4 2 (2.60%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.30%) Automotive
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Online Betting
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) CESG
2 17 (22.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.79%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (6.49%) Life Science
5 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.19%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.60%) Cybercrime
7 2 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.60%) iPad
7 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.30%) Blog
8 1 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.36%) Linux
2 25 (32.47%) Windows
3 8 (10.39%) Unix
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Android
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.30%) VMS
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.75%) SIEM
2 32 (41.56%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (24.68%) ITIL
4 13 (16.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 13 (16.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 13 (16.88%) Software Engineering
4 13 (16.88%) Virtual Environments
4 13 (16.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (14.29%) Information Security
6 8 (10.39%) DevOps
6 8 (10.39%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (10.39%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (9.09%) Data Privacy
7 7 (9.09%) Security Architecture
7 7 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
8 6 (7.79%) Security Operations
9 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.19%) ITSM
10 4 (5.19%) Service Management
10 4 (5.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) Python
2 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.49%) C
3 5 (6.49%) C#
4 4 (5.19%) C++
4 4 (5.19%) Java
4 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (38.96%) Security Cleared
2 27 (35.06%) SC Cleared
3 17 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (22.08%) CISSP
3 17 (22.08%) DV Cleared
4 14 (18.18%) CCNA
5 13 (16.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.90%) CCNP
7 2 (2.60%) CISM
7 2 (2.60%) RHCA
7 2 (2.60%) RHCE
7 2 (2.60%) RHCSA
8 1 (1.30%) CCIE
8 1 (1.30%) CEH
8 1 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.30%) CLAS
8 1 (1.30%) Degree
8 1 (1.30%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) GPG13
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.30%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (16.88%) vSphere
2 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) Snort
3 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.60%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.30%) Docker
6 1 (1.30%) Firmware
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.19%) ArcSight ESM
2 4 (5.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (5.19%) Puppet
2 4 (5.19%) RSA Archer
2 4 (5.19%) RSA enVision
2 4 (5.19%) RSA Security Analytics
2 4 (5.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.90%) Cacti
3 3 (3.90%) Nagios
3 3 (3.90%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.60%) Nessus
4 2 (2.60%) QRadar
5 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) CheckPoint
1 16 (20.78%) Cisco
2 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.99%) F5
4 7 (9.09%) Juniper
5 6 (7.79%) ArcSight
5 6 (7.79%) VMware
6 5 (6.49%) LogRhythm
7 4 (5.19%) AlienVault
7 4 (5.19%) LogLogic
7 4 (5.19%) Sourcefire
7 4 (5.19%) Splunk
7 4 (5.19%) Symantec
7 4 (5.19%) Trend Micro
8 2 (2.60%) Acunetix
8 2 (2.60%) FireEye
8 2 (2.60%) McAfee
8 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.60%) Rapid7
9 1 (1.30%) Dell