The median annual salary for a Information Security Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 794 919 893
Rank change year-on-year +125 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 58 31 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.030% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.031% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 42 22 55
Median salary £72,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.81% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £50,250 £40,900
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £51,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year -17.07% -6.81%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Information Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 16 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 3 months to 29 March 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
England +100 57 £72,500 +31.81% 11
London +86 40 £73,750 +34.09% 9
City of London +53 12 £72,500 +28.88% 3
North West - 11 £47,500 -
South East +65 3 £42,500 -29.16%
Hampshire - 3 £42,500 -
East of England +15 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £47,500 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
South West +25 1 £55,000 - 1
Dorset - 1 £55,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 £42,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £40,500 -
Scotland - 1 £40,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 145 (100.00%) Information Security
2 87 (60.00%) Finance
3 83 (57.24%) Linux
4 61 (42.07%) SIEM
5 60 (41.38%) CISSP
6 54 (37.24%) Windows
7 47 (32.41%) Security Monitoring
8 46 (31.72%) Nessus
9 45 (31.03%) Management Information System
10 44 (30.34%) CISM
11 43 (29.66%) Splunk
12 42 (28.97%) Intel Security
13 38 (26.21%) Network Security
14 37 (25.52%) McAfee ePO
15 36 (24.83%) CyberArk
16 35 (24.14%) CISA
17 34 (23.45%) Banking
18 31 (21.38%) Incident Management
18 31 (21.38%) GIAC
18 31 (21.38%) Vulnerability Management
19 29 (20.00%) Security Operations
19 29 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
19 29 (20.00%) Cisco
20 28 (19.31%) Python
20 28 (19.31%) Cybereason
20 28 (19.31%) Aveksa
21 27 (18.62%) Firewall
22 26 (17.93%) Privileged Access Management
22 26 (17.93%) Identity Access Management
23 24 (16.55%) PowerBroker

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 3 (2.07%) IIS
2 2 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.69%) Apache
3 1 (0.69%) JBoss
3 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.69%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.21%) Network Security
2 29 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 27 (18.62%) Firewall
4 6 (4.14%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.76%) DNS
5 4 (2.76%) HTTP
6 2 (1.38%) DHCP
6 2 (1.38%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.38%) Internet
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.69%) LAN
7 1 (0.69%) LDAP
7 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) AppScan
1 4 (2.76%) Burp Suite
1 4 (2.76%) Paros
1 4 (2.76%) WebScarab
2 2 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 87 (60.00%) Finance
2 34 (23.45%) Banking
3 8 (5.52%) Retail
4 4 (2.76%) Advertising
4 4 (2.76%) Games
5 3 (2.07%) Publishing
6 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.38%) Military
6 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.79%) SailPoint
2 3 (2.07%) Web Services
3 2 (1.38%) .NET
4 1 (0.69%) SAML
4 1 (0.69%) SPNEGO
4 1 (0.69%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (31.03%) Management Information System
2 21 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.34%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.45%) PKI
4 5 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.76%) Derivative
6 3 (2.07%) Fintech
6 3 (2.07%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.38%) CESG
7 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 83 (57.24%) Linux
2 54 (37.24%) Windows
3 19 (13.10%) Unix
4 16 (11.03%) CentOS
5 14 (9.66%) Windows Server
6 11 (7.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (100.00%) Information Security
2 61 (42.07%) SIEM
3 47 (32.41%) Security Monitoring
4 31 (21.38%) Incident Management
4 31 (21.38%) Vulnerability Management
5 29 (20.00%) Security Operations
6 26 (17.93%) Identity Access Management
6 26 (17.93%) Privileged Access Management
7 17 (11.72%) SDLC
8 16 (11.03%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (10.34%) Identity Management
10 12 (8.28%) Compliance Audit
11 11 (7.59%) Change Control
11 11 (7.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 9 (6.21%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (5.52%) Data Loss Prevention
13 8 (5.52%) Patch Management
13 8 (5.52%) Server Hardening
14 7 (4.83%) Kalman Filter
14 7 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.31%) Python
2 23 (15.86%) Perl
3 18 (12.41%) SQL
4 10 (6.90%) Ruby
5 7 (4.83%) Bourne shell
5 7 (4.83%) Korn
6 6 (4.14%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.45%) C
7 5 (3.45%) PHP
8 2 (1.38%) Java
9 1 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 60 (41.38%) CISSP
2 44 (30.34%) CISM
3 35 (24.14%) CISA
4 31 (21.38%) GIAC
5 17 (11.72%) Degree
6 13 (8.97%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.83%) CEH
7 7 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.83%) GISF
7 7 (4.83%) GSEC
8 6 (4.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (4.14%) SSCP
9 5 (3.45%) CCSP
9 5 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.76%) SANS
11 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (1.38%) OSCP
13 1 (0.69%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (7.59%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.69%) FISMA
3 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (8.97%) Snort
2 12 (8.28%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.59%) iptables
4 6 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (31.72%) Nessus
2 37 (25.52%) McAfee ePO
3 24 (16.55%) PowerBroker
4 11 (7.59%) SELinux
5 9 (6.21%) SCCM
6 5 (3.45%) CSIRT
7 4 (2.76%) WSUS
8 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 43 (29.66%) Splunk
2 42 (28.97%) Intel Security
3 36 (24.83%) CyberArk
4 29 (20.00%) Cisco
5 28 (19.31%) Aveksa
5 28 (19.31%) Cybereason
6 24 (16.55%) Bomgar
7 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
8 16 (11.03%) Red Hat
9 15 (10.34%) CheckPoint
9 15 (10.34%) Juniper
10 13 (8.97%) AlienVault
10 13 (8.97%) Fortinet
11 10 (6.90%) Qualys
12 8 (5.52%) Symantec
13 6 (4.14%) Citrix
13 6 (4.14%) Palo Alto
13 6 (4.14%) VMware
14 4 (2.76%) IBM
15 3 (2.07%) Avaya
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