Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 235 291
Rank change year-on-year -18 +56 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 74 98 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.72% 0.95% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.98% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 65 77 45
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £36,750 £37,500 £30,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,000 £78,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £54,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -3.67% +9.00%

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 9,844 10,050 10,449
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 97.66% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 8,003 8,332 8,822
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,104 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +28 41 £48,750 -11.36% 7
Gloucestershire +22 18 £47,500 - 6
Wiltshire -36 8 £45,000 -
Dorset -4 3 £25,000 -54.55% 3
Devon +5 2 £45,000 -40.00% 2
Somerset +24 1 £70,000 +64.71% 2
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 41 (55.41%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (51.35%) Security Cleared
3 30 (40.54%) Python
4 29 (39.19%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (33.78%) Software Engineering
6 24 (32.43%) Windows
6 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
7 23 (31.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (29.73%) C++
8 22 (29.73%) Java
8 22 (29.73%) Linux
8 22 (29.73%) Finance
8 22 (29.73%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (27.03%) Firewall
10 19 (25.68%) C
10 19 (25.68%) Hadoop
10 19 (25.68%) Docker
11 18 (24.32%) Degree
11 18 (24.32%) Computer Science
12 17 (22.97%) TypeScript
12 17 (22.97%) Kubernetes
12 17 (22.97%) AngularJS
12 17 (22.97%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (21.62%) Bash Shell
13 16 (21.62%) Network Security
13 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
14 14 (18.92%) Cisco
15 12 (16.22%) CCNP
15 12 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (16.22%) SIEM

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 2 (2.70%) Apache
1 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.70%) GlassFish
1 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.35%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.35%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 29 (39.19%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (31.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.70%) GitHub
5 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.03%) Firewall
2 16 (21.62%) Network Security
3 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.46%) SSL
5 6 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (8.11%) DNS
5 6 (8.11%) SNMP
6 5 (6.76%) Ethernet
6 5 (6.76%) HTTP
6 5 (6.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (6.76%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (6.76%) VLAN
6 5 (6.76%) VPN
7 4 (5.41%) IPsec
7 4 (5.41%) SMTP
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (4.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (4.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (4.05%) MPLS
9 2 (2.70%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.68%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.35%) Maven
4 1 (1.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (29.73%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Aerospace
2 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Automotive
3 2 (2.70%) Billing
3 2 (2.70%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Military
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) AngularJS
2 7 (9.46%) CSS
2 7 (9.46%) HTML
3 5 (6.76%) SOAP
3 5 (6.76%) XML
4 3 (4.05%) HTML5
4 3 (4.05%) REST
5 2 (2.70%) CSS3
5 2 (2.70%) Web Services
6 1 (1.35%) .NET
6 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.35%) Java EE
6 1 (1.35%) JPA
6 1 (1.35%) JSF
6 1 (1.35%) JSON
6 1 (1.35%) Node.js
6 1 (1.35%) Regular Expression
6 1 (1.35%) Spring
6 1 (1.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.11%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (8.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (6.76%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) CMDB
6 2 (2.70%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.70%) Social Media
7 1 (1.35%) Fintech
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Windows
2 22 (29.73%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.05%) Android
4 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.05%) Unix
5 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (33.78%) Software Engineering
3 22 (29.73%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (16.22%) Collaborative Working
4 12 (16.22%) SIEM
5 10 (13.51%) Systems Engineering
6 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.16%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (10.81%) Security Operations
7 8 (10.81%) UML
8 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
9 6 (8.11%) ITIL
9 6 (8.11%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
9 6 (8.11%) Requirements Management
9 6 (8.11%) SysML
9 6 (8.11%) Workflow
10 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
10 5 (6.76%) OWASP
10 5 (6.76%) Visualisation
11 4 (5.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) Python
2 24 (32.43%) JavaScript
3 22 (29.73%) C++
3 22 (29.73%) Java
4 19 (25.68%) C
5 17 (22.97%) TypeScript
6 16 (21.62%) Bash Shell
7 9 (12.16%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.41%) Embedded C
8 4 (5.41%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.70%) C#
9 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.35%) Go
10 1 (1.35%) Perl
10 1 (1.35%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) Scala
10 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (51.35%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.32%) Degree
3 17 (22.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.22%) CCNP
5 12 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.41%) CCNA
8 1 (1.35%) CISSP
8 1 (1.35%) HNC
8 1 (1.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (2.70%) GDPR
2 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (25.68%) Docker
2 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.70%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Cisco
2 11 (14.86%) Splunk
3 6 (8.11%) Juniper
4 5 (6.76%) F5
5 4 (5.41%) Google
5 4 (5.41%) McAfee
5 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.05%) Dell
7 2 (2.70%) AlienVault
7 2 (2.70%) Apple
7 2 (2.70%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.70%) Clearswift
7 2 (2.70%) EMC
7 2 (2.70%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.70%) Kaspersky
7 2 (2.70%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.35%) Intel
8 1 (1.35%) SAP