The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

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

Security Engineer
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 439 393 488
Rank change year-on-year -46 +95  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 523 750 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.76% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.79% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 412 620 488
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  

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 82227 94730 104443
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.13% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67796 79678 85639
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  
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 £42,092 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the UK

Security Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in the UK

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer over the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the UK

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 Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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 -43 502 £52,500 - 55
London -49 208 £57,500 +4.54% 21
South East +10 141 £50,000 - 17
Berkshire +21 78 £46,250 -7.50% 5
East of England +33 52 £46,000 +2.22% 6
Reading +23 50 £47,500 -5.00% 4
South West +14 44 £52,500 -4.54% 2
City of London +22 42 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Surrey +42 36 £57,500 +21.05% 6
North West -15 34 £50,000 +12.99% 4
Manchester -14 25 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Bedfordshire +39 16 £48,000 -8.57% 1
Cornwall - 13 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire +9 12 £57,500 +27.77% 2
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £46,000 -0.54%
Bristol -2 12 £51,500 -10.43% 1
Yorkshire +6 11 £37,500 -31.81% 4
West Midlands -3 11 £42,500 -8.10% 1
Scotland -7 10 £30,000 -38.77% 2
Cambridge -8 10 £70,000 +47.36%
Luton +18 9 £50,000 -
Kent +17 8 £55,000 +29.41%
Hampshire -8 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
North Yorkshire +13 7 £37,500 +2.73%
South Wales +1 7 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Gloucestershire -2 7 £47,500 -7.31%
Glasgow -2 7 £55,000 +10.00%
Wales -6 7 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Brighton +21 6 £42,500 +21.42%
Woking +15 6 £52,500 -30.00% 1

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2017, 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 Security Engineer in the job title.

1 731 (60.82%) Firewall
2 587 (48.84%) Cisco
3 568 (47.25%) Network Security
4 414 (34.44%) CheckPoint
5 373 (31.03%) Linux
6 357 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
7 356 (29.62%) Windows
8 353 (29.37%) Palo Alto
9 313 (26.04%) Juniper
10 278 (23.13%) Cybersecurity
11 271 (22.55%) Cisco ASA
12 267 (22.21%) Information Security
13 252 (20.97%) SIEM
14 250 (20.80%) CCNP
15 240 (19.97%) VPN
16 231 (19.22%) F5
17 214 (17.80%) TCP/IP
18 197 (16.39%) Finance
19 181 (15.06%) CISSP
20 180 (14.98%) ITIL
21 167 (13.89%) WAN
22 163 (13.56%) Security Operations
23 154 (12.81%) CCNA
24 149 (12.40%) Blue Coat
25 148 (12.31%) Wireless
26 147 (12.23%) DNS
27 142 (11.81%) Unix
27 142 (11.81%) Python
28 138 (11.48%) LAN
29 136 (11.31%) Microsoft

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 27 (2.25%) IIS
2 24 (2.00%) Apache
3 23 (1.91%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 17 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.33%) MS Exchange
7 11 (0.92%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.33%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.25%) SAS
12 2 (0.17%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.17%) CICS
12 2 (0.17%) Drupal
12 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.17%) WordPress
13 1 (0.083%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (3.00%) MS Visio
2 28 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 26 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (1.50%) Office 365
5 14 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (0.92%) SaaS
7 8 (0.67%) Force.com
7 8 (0.67%) IaaS
7 8 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.42%) iPaaS
10 4 (0.33%) Akamai
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.25%) Route 53
12 1 (0.083%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.083%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 731 (60.82%) Firewall
2 568 (47.25%) Network Security
3 271 (22.55%) Cisco ASA
4 240 (19.97%) VPN
5 214 (17.80%) TCP/IP
6 167 (13.89%) WAN
7 148 (12.31%) Wireless
8 147 (12.23%) DNS
9 138 (11.48%) LAN
10 105 (8.74%) BGP
11 100 (8.32%) OSPF
12 98 (8.15%) MPLS
13 91 (7.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 87 (7.24%) Internet
15 80 (6.66%) SSL
16 78 (6.49%) Intrusion Detection
17 76 (6.32%) DHCP
18 66 (5.49%) Cisco Wireless
19 63 (5.24%) VLAN
20 52 (4.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.91%) Big Data
3 8 (0.67%) Hadoop
3 8 (0.67%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.50%) Cognos Impromptu
4 6 (0.50%) InfluxDB
4 6 (0.50%) MySQL
5 5 (0.42%) Blockchain
5 5 (0.42%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.33%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.25%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.25%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.17%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.17%) DB2
8 2 (0.17%) GIS
8 2 (0.17%) Maltego
9 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.50%) JIRA
3 5 (0.42%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.33%) IDA Disassembler
5 3 (0.25%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.17%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.17%) sqlmap
7 1 (0.083%) FxCop
7 1 (0.083%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.083%) Maven
7 1 (0.083%) Paros
7 1 (0.083%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.083%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.083%) Subversion
7 1 (0.083%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.083%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.083%) WebScarab
General
1 197 (16.39%) Finance
2 57 (4.74%) Digital Economy
3 52 (4.33%) Banking
4 42 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.66%) German Language
6 23 (1.91%) French Language
7 22 (1.83%) Marketing
8 18 (1.50%) Games
9 17 (1.41%) Legal
10 16 (1.33%) Law
11 10 (0.83%) Retail
12 9 (0.75%) Electronics
13 8 (0.67%) Advertising
14 7 (0.58%) Publishing
15 5 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.42%) Online Betting
16 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.33%) Military
16 4 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
16 4 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.16%) 802.1X
2 26 (2.16%) Web Services
3 17 (1.41%) SailPoint
4 16 (1.33%) Regular Expression
5 12 (1.00%) HTML
6 7 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (0.58%) Middleware
6 7 (0.58%) ZeroMQ
7 6 (0.50%) .NET
8 5 (0.42%) CSS
8 5 (0.42%) XML
9 3 (0.25%) Node.js
10 2 (0.17%) ActiveX
10 2 (0.17%) boto
10 2 (0.17%) ISPF
10 2 (0.17%) J2SE
11 1 (0.083%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.083%) LINQ
11 1 (0.083%) WCF
11 1 (0.083%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.90%) Data Centre
2 93 (7.74%) Security Operations Centre
3 68 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 55 (4.58%) Computer Science
6 51 (4.24%) PKI
7 49 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 32 (2.66%) Cyber Attack
9 26 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
10 25 (2.08%) CESG
11 21 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.08%) Fintech
13 12 (1.00%) Clustering
14 10 (0.83%) Cybercrime
14 10 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (0.83%) iPad
14 10 (0.83%) User Experience
15 8 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.58%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 373 (31.03%) Linux
2 356 (29.62%) Windows
3 142 (11.81%) Unix
4 107 (8.90%) Windows Server
5 66 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (4.83%) CentOS
7 42 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (2.91%) Solaris
10 31 (2.58%) Windows 2000
11 29 (2.41%) Apple iOS
12 26 (2.16%) Android
12 26 (2.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 20 (1.66%) Mac OS X
14 19 (1.58%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.42%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.42%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.33%) Debian
17 4 (0.33%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (23.13%) Cybersecurity
2 267 (22.21%) Information Security
3 252 (20.97%) SIEM
4 180 (14.98%) ITIL
5 163 (13.56%) Security Operations
6 101 (8.40%) Kalman Filter
7 91 (7.57%) Vulnerability Management
8 88 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
9 87 (7.24%) Identity Management
10 79 (6.57%) Presales
11 77 (6.41%) Risk Management
12 74 (6.16%) Security Architecture
13 73 (6.07%) Mentoring
14 70 (5.82%) Security Management
15 69 (5.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 67 (5.57%) Security Monitoring
17 65 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
18 63 (5.24%) Network Design
19 60 (4.99%) Change Management
19 60 (4.99%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 142 (11.81%) Python
2 83 (6.91%) Perl
3 61 (5.07%) Java
4 58 (4.83%) SQL
5 50 (4.16%) C++
6 47 (3.91%) C
7 38 (3.16%) PowerShell
8 34 (2.83%) C#
8 34 (2.83%) Ruby
9 30 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 29 (2.41%) JavaScript
11 18 (1.50%) PHP
12 15 (1.25%) Korn
13 14 (1.16%) Bourne shell
14 10 (0.83%) VB
15 6 (0.50%) R
16 5 (0.42%) Embedded C
16 5 (0.42%) Embedded C++
16 5 (0.42%) Go
16 5 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 357 (29.70%) Cisco Certification
2 250 (20.80%) CCNP
3 181 (15.06%) CISSP
4 154 (12.81%) CCNA
5 109 (9.07%) Degree
6 99 (8.24%) CISM
7 87 (7.24%) Security Cleared
8 65 (5.41%) SC Cleared
9 64 (5.32%) CCSE
10 55 (4.58%) CISA
11 49 (4.08%) CCIE
12 46 (3.83%) CCSP
13 44 (3.66%) CCSA
13 44 (3.66%) JNCIS
14 43 (3.58%) GIAC
15 34 (2.83%) CompTIA Security+
15 34 (2.83%) Security+ Certification
16 33 (2.75%) CEH
17 30 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
18 24 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (8.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (5.24%) SLA
3 56 (4.66%) PCI DSS
4 32 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27002
4 32 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (1.75%) QA
6 8 (0.67%) SSAE 16
7 6 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.33%) FISMA
9 3 (0.25%) GDPR
10 2 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.17%) GCP
10 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.17%) PMO
11 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 131 (10.90%) Active Directory
2 54 (4.49%) ProxySG
3 40 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (3.08%) vSphere
5 35 (2.91%) Snort
6 27 (2.25%) iptables
7 15 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (1.08%) Hyper-V
8 13 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.83%) Firmware
9 10 (0.83%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.75%) Docker
10 9 (0.75%) XenApp
11 7 (0.58%) MetaFrame
11 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.58%) XenServer
12 5 (0.42%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.42%) pfSense
13 4 (0.33%) Samba
14 2 (0.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 77 (6.41%) FortiGate
2 54 (4.49%) Nessus
3 35 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
4 27 (2.25%) SELinux
5 19 (1.58%) Puppet
6 18 (1.50%) Ansible
7 16 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 16 (1.33%) PowerBroker
8 14 (1.16%) SCCM
9 12 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 11 (0.92%) CSIRT
11 10 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 9 (0.75%) Kibana
12 9 (0.75%) Kubernetes
13 8 (0.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.58%) logstash
15 6 (0.50%) Nagios
15 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
15 6 (0.50%) QRadar
15 6 (0.50%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 587 (48.84%) Cisco
2 414 (34.44%) CheckPoint
3 353 (29.37%) Palo Alto
4 313 (26.04%) Juniper
5 231 (19.22%) F5
6 149 (12.40%) Blue Coat
7 136 (11.31%) Fortinet
7 136 (11.31%) Microsoft
8 121 (10.07%) Splunk
9 105 (8.74%) McAfee
10 89 (7.40%) Sourcefire
10 89 (7.40%) VMware
11 52 (4.33%) Red Hat
12 51 (4.24%) Riverbed
13 49 (4.08%) Aruba
13 49 (4.08%) Citrix
14 47 (3.91%) Extreme Networks
15 45 (3.74%) SonicWALL
16 44 (3.66%) Symantec
17 42 (3.49%) HP
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefit Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
La Fosse Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Pension & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + +10000-15000 OTE
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call + 10% bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call + 7.5% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
SmarTech.co
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £30K + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg
Posted: 26 days ago