Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for an Information Security Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1018 1047 1120
Rank change year-on-year +29 +73 +38
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 53 119 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.072% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.075% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 64 75 61
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +13.04% -8.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,700 £38,750
90th Percentile £69,250 £76,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +3.77% -0.93%

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 131,568 157,903 166,839
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,883 127,278 133,684
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 11 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 15 October 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
England +56 53 £62,500 -3.85% 14
UK excluding London +41 41 £62,500 +13.64% 12
South East +57 25 £62,500 +13.64% 3
London +62 12 £65,000 -3.70% 2
North of England +18 11 £50,000 -16.67% 6
North West +37 10 £50,000 -16.67% 1
East of England +35 2 £67,500 +17.39%
South West +11 2 £50,000 -
Midlands - 1 £35,000 - 3
North East - 1 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £35,000 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 53 (100.00%) Information Security
2 37 (69.81%) SIEM
3 32 (60.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (54.72%) Cybersecurity
5 26 (49.06%) Network Security
6 23 (43.40%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (41.51%) CISSP
8 20 (37.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (35.85%) Linux
10 18 (33.96%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (28.30%) Security Testing
12 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
12 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
13 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (24.53%) Symantec
14 13 (24.53%) Management Information System
15 11 (20.75%) AWS
15 11 (20.75%) SDLC
16 10 (18.87%) Proactive Monitoring
16 10 (18.87%) Finance
17 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
17 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
18 8 (15.09%) Data Security
18 8 (15.09%) Fortinet
19 7 (13.21%) CISM
19 7 (13.21%) CCNA
19 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
19 7 (13.21%) Windows
19 7 (13.21%) Proactive Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) AWS
2 7 (13.21%) Azure
3 4 (7.55%) SaaS
4 2 (3.77%) IaaS
4 2 (3.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (49.06%) Network Security
2 4 (7.55%) Firewall
2 4 (7.55%) Internet
3 3 (5.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.89%) Wireless
4 1 (1.89%) Wireless Security
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (24.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Information Security
2 37 (69.81%) SIEM
3 29 (54.72%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (43.40%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (37.74%) Vulnerability Management
6 18 (33.96%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (28.30%) Security Testing
8 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (20.75%) SDLC
10 10 (18.87%) Proactive Monitoring
11 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
12 8 (15.09%) Data Security
13 7 (13.21%) Proactive Management
14 6 (11.32%) Patch Management
14 6 (11.32%) Security Management
14 6 (11.32%) Server Hardening
14 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 4 (7.55%) Ethical Hacking
15 4 (7.55%) Scrum
15 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) Bourne shell
1 5 (9.43%) Korn
1 5 (9.43%) Perl
1 5 (9.43%) Python
1 5 (9.43%) Ruby
2 4 (7.55%) Java
2 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.55%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) CISSP
2 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
2 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.21%) CCNA
3 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (13.21%) CISM
4 6 (11.32%) CEH
5 5 (9.43%) CISA
5 5 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (9.43%) Degree
5 5 (9.43%) GIAC
5 5 (9.43%) GISF
5 5 (9.43%) GSEC
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.77%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (60.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (13.21%) NIST
3 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.89%) GDPR
4 1 (1.89%) NCSC
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (9.43%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (9.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Symantec
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.09%) Fortinet
4 7 (13.21%) Splunk
5 5 (9.43%) CyberArk
5 5 (9.43%) McAfee
5 5 (9.43%) Qualys
5 5 (9.43%) VMware
6 2 (3.77%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.77%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.89%) NetApp