The median annual salary for an Information Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 914 958
Rank change year-on-year +71 +44  
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 31 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.020% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.020% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 27 14 23
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% -0.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,300 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £64,250 £73,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year -4.34% -0.86%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 18 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 26 June 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 +50 30 £60,000 +4.34% 4
London +37 16 £62,500 +25.00% 2
East of England +6 7 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Hertfordshire -3 5 £65,000 +13.04%
South West -6 4 £55,000 +5.26% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £65,000 -
Dorset - 4 £55,000 -
South East +56 2 £53,000 -15.20%
City of London +27 2 £66,250 +1.92%
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £53,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
West Midlands +14 1 £44,000 -16.98%
Scotland +5 1 £52,500 +34.61% 1
Edinburgh - 1 £52,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £75,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £44,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £33,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 87 (98.86%) Information Security
2 47 (53.41%) CISSP
3 45 (51.14%) Linux
3 45 (51.14%) Finance
4 41 (46.59%) SIEM
5 38 (43.18%) CISM
6 28 (31.82%) Windows
7 26 (29.55%) CISA
7 26 (29.55%) Banking
8 25 (28.41%) McAfee
8 25 (28.41%) McAfee ePO
9 24 (27.27%) Network Security
9 24 (27.27%) CyberArk
9 24 (27.27%) Python
9 24 (27.27%) Perl
9 24 (27.27%) Nessus
10 23 (26.14%) Management Information System
10 23 (26.14%) GIAC
10 23 (26.14%) Splunk
10 23 (26.14%) Security Monitoring
11 19 (21.59%) Vulnerability Management
11 19 (21.59%) Firewall
12 18 (20.45%) Incident Management
12 18 (20.45%) Security Operations
13 17 (19.32%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (17.05%) Degree
14 15 (17.05%) Unix
14 15 (17.05%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (15.91%) PCI DSS
15 14 (15.91%) Security Cleared

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 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.14%) Apache
3 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.27%) Network Security
2 19 (21.59%) Firewall
3 17 (19.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.68%) DNS
5 5 (5.68%) LAN
5 5 (5.68%) WAN
6 4 (4.55%) DHCP
6 4 (4.55%) Internet
6 4 (4.55%) iSCSI
6 4 (4.55%) SAN
6 4 (4.55%) VLAN
6 4 (4.55%) VoIP
6 4 (4.55%) VPN
6 4 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.14%) Paros
1 1 (1.14%) WebScarab
General
1 45 (51.14%) Finance
2 26 (29.55%) Banking
3 7 (7.95%) Retail
4 4 (4.55%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.14%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) CGI
2 1 (1.14%) HTML
2 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.14%) Management Information System
2 13 (14.77%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.36%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (4.55%) User Experience
5 3 (3.41%) CESG
5 3 (3.41%) Fintech
5 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.27%) PKI
6 2 (2.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 45 (51.14%) Linux
2 28 (31.82%) Windows
3 15 (17.05%) Unix
4 13 (14.77%) CentOS
5 9 (10.23%) Windows Server
5 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.14%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.14%) HPUX
9 1 (1.14%) Kali Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (98.86%) Information Security
2 41 (46.59%) SIEM
3 23 (26.14%) Security Monitoring
4 19 (21.59%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (20.45%) Incident Management
5 18 (20.45%) Security Operations
6 15 (17.05%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (15.91%) Privileged Access Management
8 13 (14.77%) Identity Access Management
9 11 (12.50%) Identity Management
9 11 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (11.36%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (10.23%) Compliance Audit
12 8 (9.09%) Change Control
12 8 (9.09%) SDLC
13 7 (7.95%) Information Assurance
13 7 (7.95%) Security Architecture
14 6 (6.82%) Change Management
14 6 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (6.82%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.27%) Perl
1 24 (27.27%) Python
2 10 (11.36%) Bourne shell
2 10 (11.36%) Korn
2 10 (11.36%) Ruby
2 10 (11.36%) SQL
3 9 (10.23%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.95%) C
5 5 (5.68%) PHP
6 4 (4.55%) VBScript
7 1 (1.14%) C#
7 1 (1.14%) C++
7 1 (1.14%) Java
7 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (53.41%) CISSP
2 38 (43.18%) CISM
3 26 (29.55%) CISA
4 23 (26.14%) GIAC
5 15 (17.05%) Degree
6 14 (15.91%) Security Cleared
7 10 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (11.36%) GISF
7 10 (11.36%) GSEC
8 6 (6.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (5.68%) CCSP
10 4 (4.55%) CCAA
10 4 (4.55%) CCNA
10 4 (4.55%) CEH
10 4 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (4.55%) MCSA
10 4 (4.55%) MCSE
10 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.91%) PCI DSS
2 7 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.27%) GDPR
5 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (2.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) iptables
3 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 25 (28.41%) McAfee ePO
2 24 (27.27%) Nessus
3 13 (14.77%) PowerBroker
4 8 (9.09%) SELinux
5 5 (5.68%) SCCM
6 2 (2.27%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) McAfee
2 24 (27.27%) CyberArk
3 23 (26.14%) Splunk
4 13 (14.77%) Aveksa
4 13 (14.77%) Bomgar
4 13 (14.77%) Cybereason
4 13 (14.77%) Red Hat
5 10 (11.36%) Cisco
5 10 (11.36%) Qualys
5 10 (11.36%) Symantec
6 4 (4.55%) Citrix
6 4 (4.55%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) SonicWALL
6 4 (4.55%) VMware
7 3 (3.41%) Avaya
7 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.41%) Juniper
7 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.27%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.27%) Riverbed
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