Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Principal Security Engineer was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

Principal Security Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1169 1177 1278
Rank change year-on-year +8 +101 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Security Engineer 10 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.002% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 4
UK median annual salary £82,500 - £53,750
10th Percentile £74,750 - £48,625
90th Percentile £97,000 - £72,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £77,500 - £53,750

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 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Principal Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Principal Security Engineer in the UK

Principal Security Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Principal Security Engineer in the UK

Principal Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Principal Security Engineer over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Principal Security Engineer in the UK

Principal Security Engineer
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Security Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +24 10 £82,500 - 1
London - 6 £82,500 -
UK excluding London +9 4 £77,500 - 1
South East - 3 £77,500 -
East of England - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Principal 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 Principal Security Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (40.00%) IaaS
3 4 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security
3 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (30.00%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (20.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (20.00%) CCIE Security
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (20.00%) Microservices
5 2 (20.00%) TrustSec
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Defensive Programming
5 2 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared

Principal 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (40.00%) IaaS
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Java Card
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (30.00%) Threat Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Defensive Programming
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCIE
1 2 (20.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 2 (20.00%) CCIE Security
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PhD
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Juniper
1 3 (30.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft