Period
to 26 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 26 February 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 West
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 267 270
Rank change year-on-year +25 +3 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 44 52 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.51% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.53% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 32 47 59
South West median annual salary £61,250 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.36% +22.22% -4.26%
10th Percentile £40,625 £36,900 £27,200
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,000 £77,500
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 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 7,787 9,757 9,903
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.34% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6,372 7,837 8,154
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £62,500
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 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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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
Bristol +25 22 £65,000 +36.84% 7
Gloucestershire -13 8 £48,000 -15.04% 1
Wiltshire +16 6 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Somerset +24 2 £100,000 +42.86%
Devon +1 2 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Cornwall - 2 - -
Dorset - 1 £52,500 - 3
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 West region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (79.55%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (47.73%) Windows
3 19 (43.18%) Firewall
4 14 (31.82%) Linux
5 13 (29.55%) SIEM
6 12 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (27.27%) Python
6 12 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 12 (27.27%) Network Security
6 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 11 (25.00%) Information Security
8 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 10 (22.73%) Internet
9 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 8 (18.18%) Cisco
10 8 (18.18%) LogRhythm
10 8 (18.18%) Analytics
11 7 (15.91%) Security Monitoring
11 7 (15.91%) Task Automation
11 7 (15.91%) CCNA
11 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (15.91%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
11 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
12 6 (13.64%) Project Management
12 6 (13.64%) C#

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 4 (9.09%) AWS
1 4 (9.09%) Azure
2 2 (4.55%) IaaS
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Apigee
3 1 (2.27%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) Firewall
2 12 (27.27%) Network Security
3 10 (22.73%) Internet
3 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 7 (15.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (11.36%) DNS
5 5 (11.36%) HTTP
5 5 (11.36%) SMTP
6 2 (4.55%) DMARC
6 2 (4.55%) LAN
6 2 (4.55%) SAN
6 2 (4.55%) VPN
6 2 (4.55%) WAN
6 2 (4.55%) Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) OFDM
7 1 (2.27%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (2.27%) Sourcefire
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Military
4 2 (4.55%) Games
5 1 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Law
5 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.36%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (9.09%) GPGPU
3 4 (9.09%) Reinsurance
3 4 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 3 (6.82%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (2.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (79.55%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (29.55%) SIEM
3 12 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (25.00%) Information Security
5 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (18.18%) Analytics
7 7 (15.91%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.91%) Task Automation
8 6 (13.64%) Data Analytics
8 6 (13.64%) DevOps
8 6 (13.64%) Project Management
9 5 (11.36%) ITIL
9 5 (11.36%) OWASP
9 5 (11.36%) Service Management
10 4 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
10 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.09%) Mathematics
10 4 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) Python
2 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.64%) C#
3 6 (13.64%) C++
3 6 (13.64%) Java
4 5 (11.36%) Perl
4 5 (11.36%) PHP
5 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.82%) C
7 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.91%) CCNA
3 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
5 5 (11.36%) Degree
6 4 (9.09%) CCNP
6 4 (9.09%) CISSP
7 2 (4.55%) CEH
8 1 (2.27%) CCSA
8 1 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (2.27%) CHFI
8 1 (2.27%) CISM
8 1 (2.27%) MCSE
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.27%) OSCP
8 1 (2.27%) SANS
8 1 (2.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (11.36%) GDPR
3 4 (9.09%) GPG13
3 4 (9.09%) NIST
3 4 (9.09%) QA
4 2 (4.55%) NCSC
4 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.27%) Def Stans
5 1 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.27%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) Docker
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) CASB
1 1 (2.27%) Istio
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Cisco
1 8 (18.18%) LogRhythm
2 5 (11.36%) VMware
3 4 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.55%) Forcepoint
5 2 (4.55%) Trend Micro
6 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.27%) Splunk