Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an IT Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

IT Security Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1018 1060 1178
Rank change year-on-year +42 +118 +59
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 171 159 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.085% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.088% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 140 146 115
UK median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £33,400
90th Percentile £73,875 £66,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,125 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.44% -2.89% +18.75%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IT Security Engineer in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +68 169 £47,500 -11.21% 9
UK excluding London +40 109 £45,000 -2.44% 7
London 0 60 £57,500 -4.17% 2
South East +45 47 £45,000 -16.67% 1
North of England +15 23 £38,000 -12.64% 3
East of England +13 19 £45,000 -2.17% 1
South West +22 14 £35,000 -51.72%
Yorkshire +16 14 £37,750 +16.15% 1
North West -11 9 £47,500 +1.06% 2
Wales - 7 - -
Midlands +2 6 - - 2
West Midlands -1 6 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 112 (65.50%) Firewall
2 90 (52.63%) SIEM
3 87 (50.88%) Windows
4 82 (47.95%) Cybersecurity
5 76 (44.44%) Linux
6 74 (43.27%) CISSP
6 74 (43.27%) Information Security
7 73 (42.69%) Penetration Testing
8 65 (38.01%) CISM
9 64 (37.43%) Security Architecture
10 62 (36.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 62 (36.26%) Security Operations
11 61 (35.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 61 (35.67%) Windows Server
12 60 (35.09%) Active Directory
13 58 (33.92%) TCP/IP
13 58 (33.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 57 (33.33%) ITIL
15 53 (30.99%) Data Protection
15 53 (30.99%) Data Loss Prevention
16 48 (28.07%) Data Protection Act
17 47 (27.49%) DRM
17 47 (27.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 37 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
19 36 (21.05%) Banking
20 28 (16.37%) Finance
21 26 (15.20%) Cisco
22 25 (14.62%) Network Security
23 21 (12.28%) CheckPoint
23 21 (12.28%) Wireless

IT 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 (4.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) Apache
4 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.75%) Office 365
4 2 (1.17%) Force.com
4 2 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (65.50%) Firewall
2 58 (33.92%) TCP/IP
3 25 (14.62%) Network Security
4 21 (12.28%) Wireless
5 12 (7.02%) BIG-IP
6 11 (6.43%) LAN
6 11 (6.43%) VPN
7 10 (5.85%) WAN
8 9 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (4.68%) DMZ
10 6 (3.51%) Internet
10 6 (3.51%) IPv4
10 6 (3.51%) IPv6
10 6 (3.51%) Wireless Security
11 4 (2.34%) SNMP
12 3 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.75%) HTTP
12 3 (1.75%) IPsec
12 3 (1.75%) SSL
13 2 (1.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.17%) MySQL
3 1 (0.58%) Big Data
General
1 36 (21.05%) Banking
2 28 (16.37%) Finance
3 8 (4.68%) Games
4 6 (3.51%) Retail
5 2 (1.17%) Advertising
5 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.17%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 48 (28.07%) Data Protection Act
2 14 (8.19%) CESG
3 11 (6.43%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (4.68%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (4.68%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.51%) PKI
7 3 (1.75%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (1.75%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.17%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.17%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.58%) Blog
9 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.58%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 87 (50.88%) Windows
2 76 (44.44%) Linux
3 61 (35.67%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.02%) Mac OS X
5 11 (6.43%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.68%) Mac OS
6 8 (4.68%) Unix
7 3 (1.75%) Kali Linux
8 2 (1.17%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (52.63%) SIEM
2 82 (47.95%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (43.27%) Information Security
4 73 (42.69%) Penetration Testing
5 64 (37.43%) Security Architecture
6 62 (36.26%) Security Operations
7 61 (35.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 58 (33.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 57 (33.33%) ITIL
10 53 (30.99%) Data Loss Prevention
10 53 (30.99%) Data Protection
11 47 (27.49%) DRM
12 37 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (8.77%) Identity Management
13 15 (8.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 12 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
15 11 (6.43%) Proactive Monitoring
15 11 (6.43%) Server Hardening
16 10 (5.85%) DDoS Mitigation
17 7 (4.09%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.26%) SQL
2 5 (2.92%) C
3 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.58%) Perl
3 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 74 (43.27%) CISSP
2 65 (38.01%) CISM
3 18 (10.53%) Degree
4 17 (9.94%) CEH
5 12 (7.02%) CCNA
5 12 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.43%) CISA
7 9 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (4.09%) CRISC
8 7 (4.09%) SANS
9 6 (3.51%) CISMP
9 6 (3.51%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (3.51%) Security+ Certification
10 5 (2.92%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.92%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.17%) IISP
11 2 (1.17%) SSCP
12 1 (0.58%) CCSA
12 1 (0.58%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (36.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (27.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 13 (7.60%) PCI DSS
4 8 (4.68%) GDPR
5 7 (4.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.17%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (35.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.34%) vSphere
4 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (7.60%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.51%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (2.34%) Nessus
4 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.75%) WMI
5 2 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.58%) John the Ripper
6 1 (0.58%) Nagios
6 1 (0.58%) QRadar
6 1 (0.58%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 26 (15.20%) Cisco
2 21 (12.28%) CheckPoint
3 16 (9.36%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.60%) VMware
5 12 (7.02%) Apple
5 12 (7.02%) F5
6 11 (6.43%) Splunk
7 8 (4.68%) LogRhythm
8 7 (4.09%) Forcepoint
9 5 (2.92%) Juniper
9 5 (2.92%) McAfee
10 4 (2.34%) Kaspersky
10 4 (2.34%) NetApp
10 4 (2.34%) Sophos
10 4 (2.34%) Symantec
11 3 (1.75%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.75%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.17%) CyberArk
12 2 (1.17%) Google
12 2 (1.17%) Qualys