Period
to 13 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 245 233
Rank change year-on-year -43 -12 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 36 86 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.84% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.87% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 23 78 84
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -13.64%
10th Percentile £22,750 £35,625 £37,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £58,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +6.48% +1.89%

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 9,279 9,880 9,981
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 96.63% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7,440 8,150 8,313
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%

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 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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 +4 14 £44,000 -2.22% 8
Wiltshire -15 11 £55,000 +15.79% 1
Gloucestershire -42 5 £65,000 +41.30% 1
Dorset +17 4 - - 1
Devon -9 2 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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 West region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Information Security
3 13 (36.11%) Linux
4 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (30.56%) NIST
5 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
6 10 (27.78%) CISSP
6 10 (27.78%) Internet
7 9 (25.00%) OWASP
7 9 (25.00%) SIEM
7 9 (25.00%) Security Operations
8 8 (22.22%) DevSecOps
8 8 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (22.22%) Network Security
9 7 (19.44%) Security Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (19.44%) AWS
9 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
9 7 (19.44%) Finance
9 7 (19.44%) Scrum
9 7 (19.44%) Project Delivery
9 7 (19.44%) Continuous Deployment
9 7 (19.44%) Data Privacy
9 7 (19.44%) Internet of Things
9 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (16.67%) SDLC
10 6 (16.67%) Security Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Azure
2 2 (5.56%) IaaS
2 2 (5.56%) PaaS
2 2 (5.56%) SaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) Internet
2 8 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (22.22%) Network Security
3 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 5 (13.89%) LAN
4 4 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (8.33%) DNS
5 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (5.56%) DHCP
6 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (5.56%) VPN
6 2 (5.56%) Wireless
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.78%) HTTP
7 1 (2.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Law
2 2 (5.56%) Military
3 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.78%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.78%) React
1 1 (2.78%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
2 7 (19.44%) Internet of Things
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.56%) Kali Linux
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Information Security
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (25.00%) OWASP
3 9 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 9 (25.00%) SIEM
4 8 (22.22%) DevSecOps
4 8 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (19.44%) Continuous Deployment
5 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (19.44%) Data Privacy
5 7 (19.44%) Project Delivery
5 7 (19.44%) Scrum
5 7 (19.44%) Security Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (16.67%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) Security Management
7 5 (13.89%) ITIL
7 5 (13.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C
1 3 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) C++
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) Perl
3 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) CISSP
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.89%) CISM
2 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) CCNP
3 4 (11.11%) CISA
3 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) CEH
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) CISMP
5 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) MCITP
5 2 (5.56%) MCTS
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (5.56%) Novell Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CCIE
6 1 (2.78%) CHFI
6 1 (2.78%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) NIST
2 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
3 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (11.11%) GDPR
5 1 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.78%) Docker
5 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) CASB
1 1 (2.78%) Istio
1 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.78%) logstash
1 1 (2.78%) Nessus
1 1 (2.78%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Apple
3 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.56%) Meraki
5 2 (5.56%) Splunk
6 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.78%) ForeScout
6 1 (2.78%) Netskope
6 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec