Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1033 1122 1180
Rank change year-on-year +89 +58 +76
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 123 69 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.039% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.041% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 76 57 57
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £41,500 £42,800 £44,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,500 £85,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% -7.83% -0.86%

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 9 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 22 September 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
England +101 120 £65,000 +8.33% 7
UK excluding London +52 69 £55,000 +3.77% 3
London +54 51 £67,500 +3.85% 4
East of England +46 48 £52,500 -19.23% 1
South East +22 13 £55,000 +3.77% 1
North of England +29 7 £60,000 +60.00%
North West +14 6 £45,000 -43.75%
Yorkshire +36 1 £72,500 +93.33%
South West +12 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Information 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 featuring Information Security Engineer in the job title.

1 122 (99.19%) Information Security
2 53 (43.09%) CISSP
2 53 (43.09%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (34.96%) SIEM
4 40 (32.52%) Retail
5 37 (30.08%) Finance
5 37 (30.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 28 (22.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 28 (22.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (21.95%) Degree
7 27 (21.95%) Firewall
8 24 (19.51%) Management Information System
8 24 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (18.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (16.26%) Network Security
10 20 (16.26%) Windows
10 20 (16.26%) Linux
11 19 (15.45%) CompTIA Security+
12 17 (13.82%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (12.20%) Digital Forensics
14 14 (11.38%) Risk Management
15 12 (9.76%) CISA
15 12 (9.76%) PCI DSS
15 12 (9.76%) Intrusion Detection
15 12 (9.76%) DevOps
15 12 (9.76%) Security Architecture
16 11 (8.94%) Technical Analysis
16 11 (8.94%) Wireless
16 11 (8.94%) TCP/IP

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 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.88%) Serverless
4 3 (2.44%) Office 365
5 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.95%) Firewall
2 20 (16.26%) Network Security
3 12 (9.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (8.94%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.94%) Wireless
5 4 (3.25%) VPN
6 3 (2.44%) Internet
6 3 (2.44%) Wireless Security
7 2 (1.63%) LAN
7 2 (1.63%) WAN
8 1 (0.81%) Intranet
8 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.81%) VoIP
8 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) Blockchain
2 5 (4.07%) GIS
3 2 (1.63%) MySQL
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Maven
2 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 40 (32.52%) Retail
2 37 (30.08%) Finance
3 9 (7.32%) Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.07%) Law
5 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
6 1 (0.81%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.07%) Web Services
2 2 (1.63%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.63%) HTML
2 2 (1.63%) HTML5
2 2 (1.63%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.63%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.63%) Fintech
5 2 (1.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Bitcoin
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.26%) Linux
1 20 (16.26%) Windows
2 4 (3.25%) Unix
2 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (99.19%) Information Security
2 53 (43.09%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (34.96%) SIEM
4 37 (30.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 28 (22.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (18.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (13.82%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (12.20%) Digital Forensics
10 14 (11.38%) Risk Management
11 12 (9.76%) DevOps
11 12 (9.76%) Security Architecture
12 11 (8.94%) Technical Analysis
13 9 (7.32%) Service Delivery
14 8 (6.50%) Kalman Filter
15 7 (5.69%) Identity Access Management
15 7 (5.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 6 (4.88%) Secure Coding
16 6 (4.88%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.50%) Python
2 5 (4.07%) Perl
2 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.44%) C
3 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.44%) SQL
4 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.63%) PHP
5 1 (0.81%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 53 (43.09%) CISSP
2 27 (21.95%) Degree
3 19 (15.45%) CompTIA Security+
4 12 (9.76%) CISA
5 9 (7.32%) CISM
6 7 (5.69%) SSCP
7 6 (4.88%) SANS
8 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.25%) CCNA
9 4 (3.25%) CEH
9 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.44%) GIAC
10 3 (2.44%) OSCP
11 2 (1.63%) CCNP
11 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.63%) CRISC
11 2 (1.63%) RHCE
12 1 (0.81%) CISMP
12 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (9.76%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.88%) GDPR
3 6 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Nessus
2 2 (1.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.63%) QRadar
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.81%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (8.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.50%) Splunk
3 5 (4.07%) CyberArk
4 4 (3.25%) Oracle
4 4 (3.25%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.44%) Cisco
6 2 (1.63%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.63%) Okta
7 1 (0.81%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (0.81%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.81%) F5
7 1 (0.81%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.81%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.81%) HP
7 1 (0.81%) SonicWALL
7 1 (0.81%) Tripwire
7 1 (0.81%) Varonis
7 1 (0.81%) Veracode
7 1 (0.81%) VMware