Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 249 279
Rank change year-on-year -7 +30 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 62 78 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.64% 0.78% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.80% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 55 63 54
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,300 £30,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -2.78% +3.85%

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 9,395 9,748 10,232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 97.14% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7,509 8,056 8,615
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,500 £24,800
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +26 38 £45,000 -2.70% 12
Gloucestershire +21 12 £56,500 +18.95% 2
Wiltshire -19 6 £54,000 +20.00% 4
Dorset +14 3 £25,000 -33.33% 5
Devon -3 2 £45,000 -40.00% 3
Somerset +8 1 £70,000 +64.71%
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 34 (54.84%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 24 (38.71%) Windows
3 21 (33.87%) Firewall
3 21 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (30.65%) Software Engineering
4 19 (30.65%) C++
5 18 (29.03%) Python
5 18 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (27.42%) Network Security
7 16 (25.81%) Cisco
7 16 (25.81%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (24.19%) Linux
8 15 (24.19%) Java
9 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
10 13 (20.97%) Hadoop
10 13 (20.97%) SIEM
10 13 (20.97%) Bash Shell
10 13 (20.97%) Docker
11 12 (19.35%) Degree
11 12 (19.35%) C
12 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (17.74%) Computer Science
12 11 (17.74%) TypeScript
12 11 (17.74%) Kubernetes
12 11 (17.74%) AngularJS
12 11 (17.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (16.13%) Security Operations
13 10 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared

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 (3.23%) Apache
1 2 (3.23%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.23%) GlassFish
1 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (33.87%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.23%) GitHub
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.87%) Firewall
2 17 (27.42%) Network Security
3 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (11.29%) SSL
5 6 (9.68%) HTTP
5 6 (9.68%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (8.06%) DNS
6 5 (8.06%) VPN
7 4 (6.45%) DHCP
7 4 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (4.84%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (4.84%) LAN
8 3 (4.84%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.84%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (4.84%) WAN
9 2 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (3.23%) IPsec
9 2 (3.23%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.84%) Electronics
3 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Billing
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) AngularJS
2 6 (9.68%) SOAP
3 3 (4.84%) CSS
3 3 (4.84%) HTML
4 2 (3.23%) CSS3
4 2 (3.23%) HTML5
4 2 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (1.61%) .NET
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) Node.js
5 1 (1.61%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.61%) Web Services
5 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) CMDB
3 2 (3.23%) Fintech
3 2 (3.23%) PKI
3 2 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Social Media
4 1 (1.61%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Windows
2 15 (24.19%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.23%) Android
6 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (30.65%) Software Engineering
3 16 (25.81%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (20.97%) SIEM
5 11 (17.74%) Computer Science
6 10 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (16.13%) Security Operations
7 8 (12.90%) OWASP
8 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.29%) Collaborative Working
8 7 (11.29%) Workflow
9 6 (9.68%) Coaching
9 6 (9.68%) OO
9 6 (9.68%) OOD
9 6 (9.68%) Security Monitoring
10 5 (8.06%) Dashboard Development
10 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
10 5 (8.06%) ITIL
10 5 (8.06%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) C++
2 18 (29.03%) Python
3 15 (24.19%) Java
4 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 13 (20.97%) Bash Shell
6 12 (19.35%) C
7 11 (17.74%) TypeScript
8 6 (9.68%) Embedded C
8 6 (9.68%) Embedded C++
9 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.23%) Apple Swift
10 2 (3.23%) C#
10 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.61%) Go
11 1 (1.61%) Perl
11 1 (1.61%) Ruby
11 1 (1.61%) Scala
11 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.35%) Degree
3 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (17.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (16.13%) CCNP
4 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.68%) CCNA
6 3 (4.84%) CISSP
6 3 (4.84%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.84%) MCITP
6 3 (4.84%) MCTS
6 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.84%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (4.84%) Novell Certification
6 3 (4.84%) SANS
7 2 (3.23%) CEH
8 1 (1.61%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (3.23%) GDPR
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) Docker
2 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) vSphere
4 2 (3.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.23%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.61%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Cisco
2 6 (9.68%) McAfee
2 6 (9.68%) Splunk
3 5 (8.06%) F5
3 5 (8.06%) Google
4 4 (6.45%) Juniper
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.84%) Forcepoint
5 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
5 3 (4.84%) Meraki
5 3 (4.84%) SAP
5 3 (4.84%) VMware
6 2 (3.23%) AlienVault
6 2 (3.23%) Apple
6 2 (3.23%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.23%) Intel
6 2 (3.23%) Kaspersky
6 2 (3.23%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.61%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) EMC