Period
to 21 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Information Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1023 1124 1141
Rank change year-on-year +101 +17 +78
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 118 78 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.043% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.045% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 77 67 91
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -11.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £53,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -18.87% +11.58% -13.64%

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 156,355 173,780 182,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.97% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,862 139,468 152,794
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.29%

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 21 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 10 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 21 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
England +107 116 £65,000 +13.04% 6
UK excluding London +85 62 £43,000 -18.87% 5
London +74 55 £67,500 +12.50% 1
East of England +57 39 £57,500 -11.54% 3
South East +24 11 £43,000 -18.87%
North of England +26 10 £35,000 -6.67% 2
North West +15 7 £35,000 -56.25% 2
Yorkshire +31 3 £72,500 +93.33%
South West +11 1 - -
Scotland +2 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 117 (99.15%) Information Security
2 54 (45.76%) SIEM
3 52 (44.07%) Cybersecurity
4 47 (39.83%) CISSP
5 39 (33.05%) Retail
5 39 (33.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (33.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 34 (28.81%) Finance
7 31 (26.27%) Firewall
8 29 (24.58%) Vulnerability Management
9 26 (22.03%) Penetration Testing
10 25 (21.19%) Network Security
10 25 (21.19%) Management Information System
10 25 (21.19%) Windows
11 22 (18.64%) Linux
11 22 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (17.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (15.25%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (14.41%) Digital Forensics
15 16 (13.56%) Degree
15 16 (13.56%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
17 14 (11.86%) Wireless
17 14 (11.86%) Risk Management
17 14 (11.86%) CISA
18 13 (11.02%) PCI DSS
19 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
19 12 (10.17%) Security Architecture

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 2 (1.69%) Confluence
1 2 (1.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.08%) Serverless
4 5 (4.24%) Office 365
5 3 (2.54%) SaaS
6 2 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.69%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.69%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.85%) IaaS
7 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.27%) Firewall
2 25 (21.19%) Network Security
3 16 (13.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
5 14 (11.86%) Wireless
6 5 (4.24%) VPN
6 5 (4.24%) Wireless Security
7 4 (3.39%) Internet
7 4 (3.39%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.54%) LAN
8 3 (2.54%) WAN
9 2 (1.69%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.85%) Intranet
10 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.69%) Big Data
2 2 (1.69%) GIS
2 2 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Hudson
2 3 (2.54%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.69%) JIRA
4 1 (0.85%) Burp Suite
General
1 39 (33.05%) Retail
2 34 (28.81%) Finance
3 8 (6.78%) Banking
4 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Electronics
6 2 (1.69%) Law
6 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.69%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.19%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.54%) Fintech
6 2 (1.69%) CCTV
6 2 (1.69%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Bitcoin
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.19%) Windows
2 22 (18.64%) Linux
3 8 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.69%) Kali Linux
4 2 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (99.15%) Information Security
2 54 (45.76%) SIEM
3 52 (44.07%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (33.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 29 (24.58%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (22.03%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (17.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (15.25%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (14.41%) Digital Forensics
11 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (11.86%) Risk Management
13 12 (10.17%) Security Architecture
14 11 (9.32%) DevOps
14 11 (9.32%) Service Delivery
15 10 (8.47%) Technical Analysis
16 8 (6.78%) Data Security
16 8 (6.78%) Security Operations
16 8 (6.78%) Web Filtering
17 7 (5.93%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.78%) SQL
2 7 (5.93%) Python
3 6 (5.08%) C
3 6 (5.08%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.69%) C#
4 2 (1.69%) C++
4 2 (1.69%) Perl
4 2 (1.69%) PHP
4 2 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (39.83%) CISSP
2 16 (13.56%) Degree
3 14 (11.86%) CISA
4 11 (9.32%) SSCP
5 10 (8.47%) CISM
5 10 (8.47%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (6.78%) SANS
7 7 (5.93%) CCNA
7 7 (5.93%) CEH
7 7 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.54%) CCNP
8 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.69%) CRISC
9 2 (1.69%) GCIA
9 2 (1.69%) GCIH
9 2 (1.69%) GSNA
9 2 (1.69%) IISP
9 2 (1.69%) RHCE
10 1 (0.85%) CISMP
10 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (33.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.02%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.08%) GDPR
3 6 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.69%) Snort
1 2 (1.69%) Squid
2 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) Nessus
2 3 (2.54%) Nmap
2 3 (2.54%) QRadar
3 2 (1.69%) EnCase
3 2 (1.69%) FTK
3 2 (1.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.69%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.69%) Suricata
Vendors
1 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.08%) Oracle
2 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
2 6 (5.08%) Splunk
3 5 (4.24%) Symantec
4 4 (3.39%) Blue Coat
5 3 (2.54%) Cisco
5 3 (2.54%) LogRhythm
5 3 (2.54%) Qualys
6 2 (1.69%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.69%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (1.69%) BeyondTrust
6 2 (1.69%) F5
6 2 (1.69%) FireEye
6 2 (1.69%) NetWitness
6 2 (1.69%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.69%) Thycotic
6 2 (1.69%) Trend Micro
6 2 (1.69%) Veracode
6 2 (1.69%) Zscaler