Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Information Security Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1025 1134 1054
Rank change year-on-year +109 -80 +140
Permanent jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 80 60 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.034% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.036% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 68 53 113
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.04% -20.69% +31.82%
10th Percentile £34,625 £36,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year -27.27% +36.65% -23.33%

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 145,255 167,294 171,193
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,140 135,774 142,579
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 12 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 18 January 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 +107 77 £65,000 +13.04% 10
London +55 40 £67,500 +12.50% 2
UK excluding London +60 38 £40,000 -27.27% 8
East of England +36 12 £32,500 -40.91% 2
North of England +49 11 £35,000 -6.67% 1
South East +36 11 £43,000 -37.68% 4
North West +33 9 £35,000 -56.25%
Midlands +40 2 £55,000 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +13 2 £63,750 +70.00%
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 - 1
South West +37 1 - -
Scotland +8 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 79 (98.75%) Information Security
2 42 (52.50%) CISSP
3 35 (43.75%) SIEM
4 32 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 28 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
6 25 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
7 24 (30.00%) Finance
8 23 (28.75%) Firewall
9 22 (27.50%) Network Security
10 20 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
11 18 (22.50%) Management Information System
12 17 (21.25%) Linux
12 17 (21.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 14 (17.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (16.25%) Degree
14 13 (16.25%) Windows
15 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
16 11 (13.75%) CISA
16 11 (13.75%) CISM
16 11 (13.75%) SSCP
16 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (12.50%) Retail
17 10 (12.50%) Symantec
17 10 (12.50%) Wireless
17 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
17 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
17 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
18 9 (11.25%) Web Filtering

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 (2.50%) IIS
1 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (5.00%) IaaS
3 4 (5.00%) Office 365
3 4 (5.00%) PaaS
4 2 (2.50%) GitHub
4 2 (2.50%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.50%) OpenDNS
4 2 (2.50%) SaaS
4 2 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.75%) Firewall
2 22 (27.50%) Network Security
3 14 (17.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.50%) Wireless
5 6 (7.50%) Wireless Security
6 4 (5.00%) Internet
6 4 (5.00%) LAN
6 4 (5.00%) VPN
6 4 (5.00%) WAN
6 4 (5.00%) Wireshark
7 3 (3.75%) DNS
8 2 (2.50%) HTTP
8 2 (2.50%) IPv4
8 2 (2.50%) IPv6
9 1 (1.25%) Intranet
9 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Hudson
2 3 (3.75%) Metasploit
3 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.25%) Burp Suite
4 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 24 (30.00%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Retail
3 6 (7.50%) Banking
4 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Electronics
5 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) JSON
1 2 (2.50%) Protocol Buffers
1 2 (2.50%) REST
1 2 (2.50%) RESTful
1 2 (2.50%) Web Services
1 2 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (1.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) CCTV
4 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Fintech
4 2 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Linux
2 13 (16.25%) Windows
3 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.50%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (98.75%) Information Security
2 35 (43.75%) SIEM
3 28 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
4 25 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
6 17 (21.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 9 (11.25%) Data Security
9 9 (11.25%) Web Filtering
10 8 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
10 8 (10.00%) Security Architecture
10 8 (10.00%) Security Operations
10 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (8.75%) OWASP
12 6 (7.50%) Data Loss Prevention
12 6 (7.50%) ITIL
12 6 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) C
3 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (2.50%) C#
4 2 (2.50%) C++
4 2 (2.50%) Go
4 2 (2.50%) Perl
4 2 (2.50%) Ruby
4 2 (2.50%) VB
4 2 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (52.50%) CISSP
2 13 (16.25%) Degree
3 11 (13.75%) CISA
3 11 (13.75%) CISM
3 11 (13.75%) SSCP
4 9 (11.25%) CEH
5 8 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (8.75%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (7.50%) CCNA
8 5 (6.25%) SANS
9 4 (5.00%) CCNP
10 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.50%) CCIE
11 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (2.50%) GCIA
11 2 (2.50%) GCIH
11 2 (2.50%) GSNA
11 2 (2.50%) IISP
11 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.25%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.50%) GDPR
4 2 (2.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.50%) Docker
1 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.50%) Snort
1 2 (2.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Nessus
2 3 (3.75%) Nmap
2 3 (3.75%) QRadar
3 2 (2.50%) EnCase
3 2 (2.50%) FTK
3 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.50%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.50%) Suricata
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Symantec
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle
3 7 (8.75%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.25%) Cisco
5 4 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.00%) Google
5 4 (5.00%) McAfee
5 4 (5.00%) Splunk
6 3 (3.75%) Blue Coat
6 3 (3.75%) F5
6 3 (3.75%) LogRhythm
6 3 (3.75%) Qualys
7 2 (2.50%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.50%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.50%) IBM
7 2 (2.50%) SAP
7 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.50%) Tripwire
7 2 (2.50%) VMware