Period
to 27 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 284 332
Rank change year-on-year +37 +48 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 83 64 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.79% 0.57% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.59% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 73 52 18
South West median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,000 £35,700
90th Percentile £57,500 £67,375 £52,650
England median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 10138 10823 11733
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.05% 97.08% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8499 9091 9789
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,300
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 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
Cornwall - 25 £55,000 -
Bristol -19 19 £50,750 -9.78% 2
Wiltshire +30 17 £45,000 -17.43% 1
Gloucestershire -6 13 £47,500 -9.52%
Dorset - 5 £55,000 -
Devon - 2 £50,000 -
Somerset - 2 £29,000 -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 West region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (50.60%) Cybersecurity
2 41 (49.40%) Linux
3 37 (44.58%) Security Cleared
4 36 (43.37%) SIEM
5 35 (42.17%) CISSP
6 33 (39.76%) Firewall
6 33 (39.76%) Network Security
7 31 (37.35%) SC Cleared
8 26 (31.33%) CESG
9 25 (30.12%) Python
9 25 (30.12%) Snort
9 25 (30.12%) LogRhythm
10 23 (27.71%) DV Cleared
10 23 (27.71%) Windows
10 23 (27.71%) Java
11 22 (26.51%) JavaScript
11 22 (26.51%) Splunk
11 22 (26.51%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (26.51%) AlienVault
12 21 (25.30%) CISM
12 21 (25.30%) HTTP
12 21 (25.30%) DNS
13 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
13 20 (24.10%) Telecoms
14 19 (22.89%) RHCE
14 19 (22.89%) Unix
14 19 (22.89%) Acunetix
14 19 (22.89%) RHCA
14 19 (22.89%) Nessus
14 19 (22.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

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 (1.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (39.76%) Firewall
1 33 (39.76%) Network Security
2 21 (25.30%) DNS
2 21 (25.30%) HTTP
3 20 (24.10%) TCP/IP
4 18 (21.69%) FTP
5 16 (19.28%) DHCP
5 16 (19.28%) SMTP
6 14 (16.87%) DMZ
6 14 (16.87%) X.400
7 4 (4.82%) BIG-IP
7 4 (4.82%) Wireless
8 3 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.61%) Internet
9 2 (2.41%) BGP
9 2 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.41%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.41%) OSPF
9 2 (2.41%) SSL
10 1 (1.20%) SSH
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (24.10%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Electronics
3 2 (2.41%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.33%) CESG
2 22 (26.51%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (22.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (7.23%) iPad
5 4 (4.82%) Blog
5 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.82%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (4.82%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.20%) PMI
6 1 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 41 (49.40%) Linux
2 23 (27.71%) Windows
3 19 (22.89%) Unix
4 8 (9.64%) Android
4 8 (9.64%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.82%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.60%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (43.37%) SIEM
3 18 (21.69%) ITIL
4 16 (19.28%) Information Security
5 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Management
5 14 (16.87%) Root Cause Analysis
5 14 (16.87%) Virtual Environments
6 12 (14.46%) Information Assurance
7 8 (9.64%) Mathematics
8 7 (8.43%) Cryptography
9 6 (7.23%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.02%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.82%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (4.82%) Project Management
11 4 (4.82%) Security Architecture
11 4 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (3.61%) Service Management
12 3 (3.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) Python
2 23 (27.71%) Java
3 22 (26.51%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.84%) C
5 6 (7.23%) C++
6 4 (4.82%) C#
7 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (44.58%) Security Cleared
2 35 (42.17%) CISSP
3 31 (37.35%) SC Cleared
4 23 (27.71%) DV Cleared
5 21 (25.30%) CISM
6 19 (22.89%) RHCA
6 19 (22.89%) RHCE
6 19 (22.89%) RHCSA
7 16 (19.28%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (16.87%) CCNA
8 14 (16.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (12.05%) Degree
10 5 (6.02%) PhD
11 4 (4.82%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) GPG13
1 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.61%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 25 (30.12%) Snort
2 17 (20.48%) vSphere
3 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (22.89%) Nessus
2 4 (4.82%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.61%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (3.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (3.61%) QRadar
3 3 (3.61%) RSA Archer
3 3 (3.61%) RSA enVision
3 3 (3.61%) RSA Security Analytics
3 3 (3.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) LogRhythm
2 22 (26.51%) AlienVault
2 22 (26.51%) Splunk
3 19 (22.89%) Acunetix
3 19 (22.89%) Rapid7
4 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.25%) Cisco
6 8 (9.64%) Sourcefire
7 6 (7.23%) VMware
8 5 (6.02%) F5
9 4 (4.82%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.61%) ArcSight
10 3 (3.61%) LogLogic
10 3 (3.61%) NetWitness
10 3 (3.61%) Symantec
10 3 (3.61%) Trend Micro
11 2 (2.41%) Juniper
12 1 (1.20%) Blue Coat
12 1 (1.20%) FireEye
12 1 (1.20%) Palo Alto
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