The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 217 242
Rank change year-on-year +18 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 32 38 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.67% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.69% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 8
Median salary £52,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.95% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £43,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £60,750 £50,600
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -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 4951 5495 5964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.25% 96.81% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4140 4612 4892
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 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
Bristol 0 9 £54,500 +3.80% 1
Cornwall - 9 £55,000 -
Gloucestershire -1 7 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Devon - 2 £50,000 - 1
Dorset - 2 £55,000 -
Somerset - 2 £29,000 -
Wiltshire +13 1 £45,000 -20.35%
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 37 (56.92%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (50.77%) Linux
3 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
4 25 (38.46%) Firewall
5 24 (36.92%) Network Security
6 21 (32.31%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 20 (30.77%) Windows
7 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (29.23%) ITIL
9 18 (27.69%) Python
9 18 (27.69%) CCNA
10 17 (26.15%) CISSP
10 17 (26.15%) Java
10 17 (26.15%) DNS
10 17 (26.15%) DV Cleared
10 17 (26.15%) SIEM
11 16 (24.62%) TCP/IP
11 16 (24.62%) C++
11 16 (24.62%) Snort
12 15 (23.08%) HTTP
13 14 (21.54%) DHCP
13 14 (21.54%) FTP
13 14 (21.54%) Apple iOS
13 14 (21.54%) Android
14 13 (20.00%) CESG
15 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (18.46%) Cryptography
15 12 (18.46%) C#
15 12 (18.46%) JavaScript

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) Firewall
2 24 (36.92%) Network Security
3 17 (26.15%) DNS
4 16 (24.62%) TCP/IP
5 15 (23.08%) HTTP
6 14 (21.54%) DHCP
6 14 (21.54%) FTP
7 11 (16.92%) SMTP
8 10 (15.38%) DMZ
8 10 (15.38%) X.400
9 7 (10.77%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (7.69%) VPN
11 4 (6.15%) LAN
11 4 (6.15%) WAN
12 3 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (4.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (3.08%) Internet
13 2 (3.08%) NetScaler
13 2 (3.08%) SSL
13 2 (3.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) Big Data
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) IDA Disassembler
1 2 (3.08%) Metasploit
1 2 (3.08%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.54%) JMeter
2 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 9 (13.85%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Finance
3 5 (7.69%) Electronics
4 2 (3.08%) Games
4 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.31%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (20.00%) CESG
3 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (6.15%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (6.15%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (4.62%) Blog
6 3 (4.62%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (4.62%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.54%) iPad
7 1 (1.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 33 (50.77%) Linux
2 20 (30.77%) Windows
3 14 (21.54%) Android
3 14 (21.54%) Apple iOS
4 7 (10.77%) Unix
5 5 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (29.23%) ITIL
3 17 (26.15%) SIEM
4 12 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.46%) Cryptography
5 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 10 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
6 9 (13.85%) Reverse Engineering
7 8 (12.31%) Mathematics
8 6 (9.23%) Information Assurance
8 6 (9.23%) Information Security
8 6 (9.23%) Service Management
9 4 (6.15%) Android Development
9 4 (6.15%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.15%) iOS Development
9 4 (6.15%) ITIL V3
9 4 (6.15%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) Python
2 17 (26.15%) Java
3 16 (24.62%) C++
4 12 (18.46%) C#
4 12 (18.46%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.85%) C
6 5 (7.69%) Perl
7 3 (4.62%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.08%) Lua
9 1 (1.54%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.54%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
9 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
2 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 18 (27.69%) CCNA
4 17 (26.15%) CISSP
4 17 (26.15%) DV Cleared
5 10 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (12.31%) Degree
7 7 (10.77%) CISM
7 7 (10.77%) RHCA
7 7 (10.77%) RHCE
7 7 (10.77%) RHCSA
8 4 (6.15%) CCNP
8 4 (6.15%) PhD
9 3 (4.62%) CCSP
9 3 (4.62%) LPIC
9 3 (4.62%) MCSE
9 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.62%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (4.62%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.08%) GPG13
2 2 (3.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (24.62%) Snort
2 10 (15.38%) vSphere
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Nessus
2 6 (9.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (9.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (3.08%) RSA Archer
4 2 (3.08%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.54%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.85%) Cisco
3 8 (12.31%) LogRhythm
4 7 (10.77%) Acunetix
4 7 (10.77%) AlienVault
4 7 (10.77%) Rapid7
4 7 (10.77%) Splunk
5 6 (9.23%) Sourcefire
6 5 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.08%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.08%) NetWitness
7 2 (3.08%) SAP
8 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.54%) F5
8 1 (1.54%) FireEye
8 1 (1.54%) HP
8 1 (1.54%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.54%) Juniper
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle
8 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
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