Period
to 26 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Principal Security Engineer was - in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1176 1268 1316
Rank change year-on-year +92 +48 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Security Engineer 1 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.003% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.003% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 4
UK median annual salary - £57,500 £63,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.45% -9.29%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £52,500 £62,000
% change year-on-year - -15.32% -11.43%

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 170529 194747 213359
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.49% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 138650 163674 174935
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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
Top 2 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 26 July 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 +62 1 - -
London +59 1 - -

Principal Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (100.00%) CA Agile Central

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CA Agile Central