The median annual salary for an IT Security Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 822 909
Rank change year-on-year +25 +87  
Permanent jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 86 101 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.10% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 73 98 46
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,750 £60,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 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 +42 86 £47,500 - 9
London +22 36 £55,000 +10.00%
South East +30 18 £45,000 -5.26% 4
East of England +16 17 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Bedfordshire +27 8 £50,000 -4.76%
Luton - 8 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 8 £37,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £37,500 -
Kent - 6 £55,000 -
Berkshire +24 5 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Maidenhead +17 5 £45,000 -21.73%
Manchester -26 5 £47,500 -9.52% 1
North West -41 5 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Harrogate - 5 £37,500 -
Essex - 4 £45,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £45,000 - 1
City of London +28 3 £41,500 -20.95%
Hampshire +9 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Stockport - 3 £47,500 - 1
Basildon - 3 £45,000 - 1
Hatfield - 3 £45,000 - 1
Surrey +22 2 - - 1
South West +9 2 £54,000 -10.00%
Woking - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £45,000 - 1
Cheadle - 2 £44,500 -
Hastings - 2 £45,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 £45,000 -
Southampton +3 1 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Bristol -18 1 £54,000 -10.00%

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 107 (64.85%) Firewall
2 79 (47.88%) Windows
3 60 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 57 (34.55%) SIEM
5 54 (32.73%) Network Security
6 53 (32.12%) CISSP
7 50 (30.30%) Information Security
8 49 (29.70%) Linux
8 49 (29.70%) Cybersecurity
9 47 (28.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 45 (27.27%) Windows Server
11 42 (25.45%) TCP/IP
12 41 (24.85%) Vulnerability Management
13 37 (22.42%) Security Operations
13 37 (22.42%) Data Loss Prevention
14 36 (21.82%) Penetration Testing
15 35 (21.21%) Security Architecture
16 33 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 30 (18.18%) Cisco
18 29 (17.58%) CheckPoint
18 29 (17.58%) CISM
19 28 (16.97%) ITIL
19 28 (16.97%) Presales
20 26 (15.76%) Splunk
21 25 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
21 25 (15.15%) Finance
21 25 (15.15%) Identity Access Management
22 24 (14.55%) VPN
23 23 (13.94%) DRM
23 23 (13.94%) Agile Software Development

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 9 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.21%) IIS
3 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.45%) SaaS
3 8 (4.85%) Force.com
3 8 (4.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.03%) Office 365
5 3 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (64.85%) Firewall
2 54 (32.73%) Network Security
3 42 (25.45%) TCP/IP
4 24 (14.55%) VPN
5 19 (11.52%) LAN
6 13 (7.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (7.88%) SSL
6 13 (7.88%) WAN
7 12 (7.27%) Wireless
8 8 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (4.24%) DMZ
10 6 (3.64%) IPv4
10 6 (3.64%) IPv6
10 6 (3.64%) Wireless Security
11 5 (3.03%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (3.03%) DNS
12 4 (2.42%) Internet
13 3 (1.82%) Cisco ISE
14 2 (1.21%) WebEx
14 2 (1.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) Cognos Impromptu
3 2 (1.21%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Burp Suite
1 2 (1.21%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (15.15%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Banking
3 9 (5.45%) Games
4 7 (4.24%) Marketing
5 3 (1.82%) Advertising
6 2 (1.21%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) French Language
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
7 1 (0.61%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (1.21%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.94%) Data Protection Act
2 10 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.45%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (4.24%) Cybercrime
5 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.42%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.42%) PKI
7 4 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.21%) CESG
9 2 (1.21%) Fintech
9 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.61%) Blog
10 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (47.88%) Windows
2 49 (29.70%) Linux
3 45 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 15 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 8 (4.85%) CentOS
6 5 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.82%) Kali Linux
8 3 (1.82%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.61%) Android
10 1 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.55%) SIEM
2 50 (30.30%) Information Security
3 49 (29.70%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (24.85%) Vulnerability Management
5 37 (22.42%) Data Loss Prevention
5 37 (22.42%) Security Operations
6 36 (21.82%) Penetration Testing
7 35 (21.21%) Security Architecture
8 33 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 28 (16.97%) ITIL
9 28 (16.97%) Presales
10 25 (15.15%) Identity Access Management
11 23 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (13.94%) Data Protection
11 23 (13.94%) DRM
12 14 (8.48%) Identity Management
12 14 (8.48%) Project Management
13 11 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 8 (4.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.67%) SQL
2 6 (3.64%) Python
3 4 (2.42%) Perl
4 3 (1.82%) Java
4 3 (1.82%) VBScript
5 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.21%) C
5 2 (1.21%) C#
5 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.21%) PHP
5 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (32.12%) CISSP
2 29 (17.58%) CISM
3 13 (7.88%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (7.88%) Degree
4 7 (4.24%) CEH
5 6 (3.64%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (3.03%) CCNA
6 5 (3.03%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.42%) CISA
7 4 (2.42%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (2.42%) SANS
7 4 (2.42%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (1.82%) CCDP
8 3 (1.82%) CCNP
8 3 (1.82%) CCSP
8 3 (1.82%) CISMP
8 3 (1.82%) GIAC
8 3 (1.82%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.21%) CRISC
9 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (28.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (13.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 15 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 8 (4.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (4.85%) SSAE 16
5 2 (1.21%) GDPR
5 2 (1.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 60 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.64%) vSphere
3 5 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.82%) Snort
5 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.61%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 8 (4.85%) FortiGate
1 8 (4.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (4.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (3.64%) Nessus
4 3 (1.82%) OSSEC
5 2 (1.21%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.21%) Grafana
5 2 (1.21%) Graphite
5 2 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.21%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 30 (18.18%) Cisco
2 29 (17.58%) CheckPoint
3 26 (15.76%) Splunk
4 23 (13.94%) Palo Alto
5 18 (10.91%) F5
5 18 (10.91%) Fortinet
5 18 (10.91%) McAfee
5 18 (10.91%) Microsoft
6 15 (9.09%) Apple
7 14 (8.48%) Blue Coat
7 14 (8.48%) LogRhythm
8 10 (6.06%) Juniper
9 9 (5.45%) Forcepoint
10 8 (4.85%) Google
10 8 (4.85%) Symantec
10 8 (4.85%) VMware
11 6 (3.64%) SonicWALL
11 6 (3.64%) WatchGuard
12 5 (3.03%) Aruba
12 5 (3.03%) Extreme Networks
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