Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Information Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1122 1110 1210
Rank change year-on-year -12 +100 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 76 108 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.057% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.059% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 65 88 70
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% +18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £46,125
90th Percentile £75,000 £88,750 £68,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.58% -13.64% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Information Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer.

Salary trend for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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
England +5 70 £57,500 -11.54% 5
UK excluding London +40 42 £53,000 +11.58% 4
London -26 34 £60,000 -17.24% 1
East of England +31 16 £65,000 +13.04% 2
South East +43 9 £53,000 -15.20%
North of England -5 5 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Scotland -3 4 £44,250 +10.63%
Midlands +37 3 £44,000 -
South West +30 3 £55,000 +5.26%
West Midlands +19 3 £44,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
North West -7 2 £80,000 +137.04% 1
Wales - 2 £42,500 -

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Information 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 featuring Information Security Engineer in the job title.

1 74 (97.37%) Information Security
2 37 (48.68%) Firewall
3 36 (47.37%) CISSP
4 33 (43.42%) Windows
5 31 (40.79%) SIEM
6 24 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (31.58%) Linux
6 24 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 20 (26.32%) CISM
7 20 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (26.32%) Degree
8 18 (23.68%) Finance
8 18 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (22.37%) Management Information System
9 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (19.74%) VMware
11 14 (18.42%) CEH
11 14 (18.42%) Cisco
11 14 (18.42%) PowerShell
12 13 (17.11%) Security Architecture
12 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
12 13 (17.11%) VPN
12 13 (17.11%) Unix
12 13 (17.11%) MS Exchange
13 12 (15.79%) SQL
13 12 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (15.79%) Patch Management
13 12 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (17.11%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Office 365
2 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.95%) SaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (48.68%) Firewall
2 13 (17.11%) VPN
3 10 (13.16%) Network Security
4 9 (11.84%) DHCP
4 9 (11.84%) DNS
4 9 (11.84%) iSCSI
4 9 (11.84%) LAN
4 9 (11.84%) SAN
4 9 (11.84%) VLAN
4 9 (11.84%) VoIP
4 9 (11.84%) WAN
4 9 (11.84%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (9.21%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.95%) Internet
7 3 (3.95%) Intranet
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.63%) DKIM
8 2 (2.63%) DMARC
9 1 (1.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Maven
1 2 (2.63%) Metasploit
1 2 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Advertising
4 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (3.95%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (1.32%) PCRE
3 1 (1.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.47%) Computer Science
3 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.84%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (11.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (11.84%) User Experience
4 7 (9.21%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (9.21%) PKI
5 3 (3.95%) CESG
5 3 (3.95%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (3.95%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.63%) BYOD
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (43.42%) Windows
2 24 (31.58%) Linux
3 13 (17.11%) Unix
3 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (97.37%) Information Security
2 31 (40.79%) SIEM
3 24 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (23.68%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (17.11%) Security Architecture
7 12 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (15.79%) Patch Management
8 11 (14.47%) Cryptography
8 11 (14.47%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (14.47%) Security Operations
9 9 (11.84%) Change Management
9 9 (11.84%) Data Protection
9 9 (11.84%) DDoS Mitigation
9 9 (11.84%) ITIL
9 9 (11.84%) Problem Management
9 9 (11.84%) Regulatory Compliance
10 8 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (10.53%) Project Management
11 7 (9.21%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.79%) SQL
3 9 (11.84%) Python
3 9 (11.84%) VBScript
4 5 (6.58%) Java
5 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.95%) C
6 3 (3.95%) Lua
6 3 (3.95%) Perl
6 3 (3.95%) Ruby
7 2 (2.63%) Bourne shell
7 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.63%) Korn
8 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (47.37%) CISSP
2 20 (26.32%) CISM
2 20 (26.32%) Degree
3 14 (18.42%) CEH
4 12 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (11.84%) CISA
5 9 (11.84%) MCSE
5 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (7.89%) CCAA
6 6 (7.89%) CCNA
6 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (7.89%) MCSA
6 6 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (5.26%) Master's Degree
8 3 (3.95%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.95%) CISMP
8 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.95%) SANS
8 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (14.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
4 9 (11.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (6.58%) GDPR
6 1 (1.32%) GPG13
6 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.26%) Snort
5 3 (3.95%) vSphere
6 2 (2.63%) KVM
7 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) CSIRT
2 6 (7.89%) QRadar
3 5 (6.58%) Nessus
3 5 (6.58%) SCOM
4 3 (3.95%) RSA enVision
4 3 (3.95%) SCCM
4 3 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.63%) OpenVAS
6 1 (1.32%) Suricata
6 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) VMware
2 14 (18.42%) Cisco
3 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
4 10 (13.16%) Citrix
5 9 (11.84%) HP
6 8 (10.53%) Splunk
7 7 (9.21%) Palo Alto
7 7 (9.21%) Qualys
8 6 (7.89%) SonicWALL
8 6 (7.89%) Sourcefire
9 5 (6.58%) CyberArk
9 5 (6.58%) McAfee
9 5 (6.58%) Sophos
10 3 (3.95%) IBM
10 3 (3.95%) NetWitness
10 3 (3.95%) Symantec
11 2 (2.63%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.63%) Proofpoint
11 2 (2.63%) Rapid7
11 2 (2.63%) Tripwire