Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Infrastructure Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Infrastructure Security Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1099 1089 1236
Rank change year-on-year -10 +147 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Infrastructure Security Engineer 58 84 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.047% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.049% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 40 76 35
UK median annual salary £47,500 £51,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.77% -3.74% +18.89%
10th Percentile £36,125 £36,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £71,375 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Infrastructure Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Security Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Infrastructure Security Engineer.

Salary trend for Infrastructure Security Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Security Engineer over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Infrastructure Security Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Security Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 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 -6 56 £47,500 -13.64% 5
UK excluding London +9 33 £45,000 -5.26% 5
London +2 24 £57,500 -8.00% 1
South East +22 15 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North of England +19 11 £43,750 +23.24%
Yorkshire +32 8 £44,750 +26.06%
South West - 5 £47,500 -
North West - 3 £43,750 -
East of England +18 1 £35,000 -3.45% 1
Scotland -36 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Security Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 31 (53.45%) Firewall
3 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
4 26 (44.83%) VMware
5 20 (34.48%) Windows Server
6 19 (32.76%) Cisco
7 18 (31.03%) Information Security
7 18 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (24.14%) Linux
9 14 (24.14%) Network Security
10 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (22.41%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
10 13 (22.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (20.69%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (18.97%) CCNA
13 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (17.24%) MCSE
13 10 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (17.24%) Finance
13 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
13 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (17.24%) F5
14 9 (15.52%) Office 365
14 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (15.52%) ITIL
15 8 (13.79%) SAN

Infrastructure 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 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.41%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (15.52%) Office 365
3 4 (6.90%) SaaS
4 3 (5.17%) IaaS
5 2 (3.45%) PaaS
5 2 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) Firewall
2 14 (24.14%) Network Security
3 13 (22.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (13.79%) SAN
5 7 (12.07%) LAN
5 7 (12.07%) WAN
6 6 (10.34%) DNS
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (6.90%) DHCP
7 4 (6.90%) VLAN
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (5.17%) SNMP
9 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.45%) VoIP
9 2 (3.45%) WLAN
10 1 (1.72%) FTP
10 1 (1.72%) HTTP
10 1 (1.72%) SSH
10 1 (1.72%) SSL
10 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) FxCop
1 2 (3.45%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) PKI
2 5 (8.62%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 20 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 14 (24.14%) Linux
4 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.17%) CentOS
6 3 (5.17%) Unix
7 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Information Security
2 12 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (20.69%) Vulnerability Management
3 10 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (15.52%) ITIL
5 8 (13.79%) Change Control
6 7 (12.07%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.34%) Migration
7 6 (10.34%) SIEM
8 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.62%) Identity Management
8 5 (8.62%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (8.62%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (8.62%) Privileged Access Management
9 4 (6.90%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (6.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (5.17%) Patch Management
10 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
11 2 (3.45%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) Java
2 4 (6.90%) Python
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) C++
4 1 (1.72%) Go
4 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.97%) CCNA
3 10 (17.24%) MCSE
3 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (13.79%) CISSP
5 4 (6.90%) CCNP
5 4 (6.90%) CISM
5 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) CCDP
6 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) MCITP
7 2 (3.45%) RHCA
7 2 (3.45%) RHCE
7 2 (3.45%) RHCSA
8 1 (1.72%) CCSE
8 1 (1.72%) CCSM
8 1 (1.72%) Degree
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (10.34%) GDPR
4 4 (6.90%) PCI DSS
5 3 (5.17%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 18 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (22.41%) Active Directory
3 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.62%) vSphere
5 3 (5.17%) vCloud
5 3 (5.17%) VMware NSX
6 2 (3.45%) Snort
6 2 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.72%) Firmware
7 1 (1.72%) pfSense
7 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.17%) vCenter Server
2 3 (5.17%) vRealize
2 3 (5.17%) WMI
3 2 (3.45%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.45%) Nessus
4 1 (1.72%) Ansible
4 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.72%) Puppet
4 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 26 (44.83%) VMware
3 19 (32.76%) Cisco
4 10 (17.24%) F5
5 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
6 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
6 7 (12.07%) LogRhythm
6 7 (12.07%) Sophos
7 5 (8.62%) Palo Alto
8 4 (6.90%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (6.90%) Juniper
8 4 (6.90%) NetApp
9 3 (5.17%) ArcSight
9 3 (5.17%) Clearswift
9 3 (5.17%) Dell
9 3 (5.17%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (5.17%) Lumension
9 3 (5.17%) MobileIron
9 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.17%) Splunk