The median annual salary for a IT Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Engineer
UK
Rank 788 890 884
Rank change year-on-year +102 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 79 74 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.072% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.074% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 66 65 55
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,250 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.63% +18.75%  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Engineer in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IT Security Engineer in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Engineer in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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 +89 70 £45,000 -10.00% 7
London +73 33 £41,250 -22.16% 2
South East +82 25 £53,750 +13.15% 3
Kent +31 10 £55,000 -4.34%
City of London +58 8 £26,000 -58.40% 1
Berkshire +33 7 £72,500 +70.58%
Scotland +31 7 £47,000 -
West Midlands +31 5 £42,500 +9.67% 2
Hampshire +24 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Fleet - 5 £42,500 - 1
Glasgow +25 4 £47,000 -
North West -8 4 £45,250 +13.12%
Manchester - 4 £45,250 -
Maidenhead - 4 £45,000 -
Surrey +32 3 £52,500 +10.52% 1
East of England +27 3 £50,000 -20.00%
Chatham - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Solihull -8 2 £42,500 +9.67%
Coventry - 2 £40,000 - 1
Southwark - 2 £27,500 -
West Wales - 2 £40,000 -
Stockport - 2 £57,000 -
Bedford - 2 £52,500 -
Wales - 2 £40,000 -
Swansea - 2 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £52,500 -
Birmingham +10 1 £45,000 - 1
Woking +7 1 £47,500 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £38,000 -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Engineer in the job title.

1 80 (57.97%) Firewall
2 63 (45.65%) Windows
3 56 (40.58%) Active Directory
4 49 (35.51%) Network Security
5 48 (34.78%) CISSP
6 34 (24.64%) Microsoft
6 34 (24.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (23.19%) SQL Server
8 29 (21.01%) SIEM
9 27 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (19.57%) Linux
9 27 (19.57%) Cisco
9 27 (19.57%) Security Operations
10 26 (18.84%) Vulnerability Management
11 25 (18.12%) Symantec
11 25 (18.12%) Intel Security
12 24 (17.39%) CheckPoint
13 23 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
14 22 (15.94%) Finance
14 22 (15.94%) Presales
14 22 (15.94%) Windows Server
15 21 (15.22%) TCP/IP
15 21 (15.22%) ITIL
16 20 (14.49%) Information Security
16 20 (14.49%) Palo Alto
17 17 (12.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 17 (12.32%) PCI DSS
18 16 (11.59%) CISM
19 15 (10.87%) SQL
20 14 (10.14%) VMware

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (7.25%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.80%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (1.45%) Apache
4 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.17%) Mimecast
2 3 (2.17%) Office 365
3 2 (1.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (57.97%) Firewall
2 49 (35.51%) Network Security
3 21 (15.22%) TCP/IP
4 13 (9.42%) VPN
5 12 (8.70%) LAN
6 11 (7.97%) DNS
7 10 (7.25%) WAN
8 9 (6.52%) DHCP
8 9 (6.52%) Wireless
9 8 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (5.80%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (5.07%) Cisco Wireless
10 7 (5.07%) SSL
11 5 (3.62%) Wireshark
12 4 (2.90%) WebEx
13 3 (2.17%) Internet
14 2 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
14 2 (1.45%) HTTP
14 2 (1.45%) IPv4
14 2 (1.45%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) Cognos Impromptu
2 6 (4.35%) InfluxDB
3 4 (2.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.17%) Big Data
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Burp Suite
1 2 (1.45%) Fiddler
General
1 22 (15.94%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Games
3 4 (2.90%) Back Office
3 4 (2.90%) German Language
4 3 (2.17%) French Language
4 3 (2.17%) Marketing
4 3 (2.17%) Military
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.62%) Web Services
2 4 (2.90%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.45%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.52%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.17%) Cybercrime
5 3 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.45%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.45%) Social Media
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
7 1 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 63 (45.65%) Windows
2 27 (19.57%) Linux
3 22 (15.94%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.07%) CentOS
7 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.90%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.01%) SIEM
2 27 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (19.57%) Security Operations
3 26 (18.84%) Vulnerability Management
4 22 (15.94%) Presales
5 21 (15.22%) ITIL
6 20 (14.49%) Information Security
7 11 (7.97%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (7.97%) Security Architecture
8 10 (7.25%) Analytics
8 10 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (7.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 9 (6.52%) Attack Monitoring
9 9 (6.52%) Data Loss Prevention
10 8 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.80%) Security Management
11 7 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.07%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (5.07%) Project Management
11 7 (5.07%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.87%) SQL
2 8 (5.80%) VBScript
3 7 (5.07%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.07%) Python
4 5 (3.62%) Java
4 5 (3.62%) Perl
5 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.17%) Ruby
5 3 (2.17%) VB
6 2 (1.45%) C
6 2 (1.45%) C#
6 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (34.78%) CISSP
2 16 (11.59%) CISM
3 12 (8.70%) CISA
4 11 (7.97%) Degree
5 10 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (7.25%) CompTIA Security+
5 10 (7.25%) Security+ Certification
5 10 (7.25%) SSCP
6 5 (3.62%) CISMP
7 4 (2.90%) MCP
7 4 (2.90%) MCSE
7 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.90%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.17%) CCNA
8 3 (2.17%) CEH
8 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.45%) CCNP
9 2 (1.45%) CCSP
9 2 (1.45%) GSEC
9 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (24.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (12.32%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.42%) vSphere
3 10 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.90%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.72%) Snort
Systems Management
1 23 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 17 (12.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 8 (5.80%) FortiGate
4 7 (5.07%) Nessus
5 6 (4.35%) Grafana
5 6 (4.35%) Graphite
6 3 (2.17%) Kibana
6 3 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.17%) Nmap
7 2 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.45%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) MOM
8 1 (0.72%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.57%) Cisco
3 25 (18.12%) Intel Security
3 25 (18.12%) Symantec
4 24 (17.39%) CheckPoint
5 20 (14.49%) Palo Alto
6 14 (10.14%) F5
6 14 (10.14%) Fortinet
6 14 (10.14%) LogRhythm
6 14 (10.14%) VMware
7 12 (8.70%) Splunk
8 8 (5.80%) Blue Coat
9 7 (5.07%) Juniper
10 6 (4.35%) Aruba
10 6 (4.35%) SonicWALL
10 6 (4.35%) WatchGuard
11 5 (3.62%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (2.90%) Apple
12 4 (2.90%) CyberArk
13 3 (2.17%) Citrix
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