The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
UK
Rank 374 393 445
Rank change year-on-year +19 +52  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 647 782 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.76% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.78% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 514 623 531
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £37,300
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £67,200
UK excluding London median salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year -6.50% +9.28%  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +11 615 £52,500 - 50
London +35 294 £57,500 +4.54% 26
South East +64 203 £50,000 - 9
Berkshire +32 85 £51,250 +2.50% 1
City of London +51 64 £55,000 - 8
Surrey +52 51 £52,500 +10.52% 6
Reading +31 51 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North West +12 42 £47,500 -2.56% 3
West Midlands +33 26 £45,000 +16.88% 2
Manchester -11 26 £52,000 -11.48% 3
East of England +15 25 £46,750 - 1
South West -8 25 £47,500 -5.00% 6
East Sussex +27 24 £41,500 -2.35%
Brighton +27 24 £41,500 -2.35%
Kent +42 21 £55,000 +29.41%
Scotland +28 21 £30,000 -47.82% 1
Hampshire +3 18 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Canary Wharf -17 13 £58,750 -12.96%
Glasgow +24 12 £40,500 -31.06% 1
Bedfordshire +29 11 £47,500 -
Edinburgh +13 9 £30,000 -42.85%
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £42,000 -11.57% 1
Maidenhead +9 9 £40,000 -23.80%
Wales +7 9 £43,750 -5.40%
Leatherhead +3 9 £39,500 +5.33%
Warwick +34 8 £45,000 -
Warwickshire +24 8 £45,000 -
Dartford - 8 - -
Birmingham +19 7 £50,000 +29.87%
Redhill +9 7 £60,000 +3.44%

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 801 (58.60%) Firewall
2 678 (49.60%) Cisco
3 640 (46.82%) Network Security
4 467 (34.16%) CheckPoint
5 432 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
6 405 (29.63%) Linux
7 388 (28.38%) Windows
8 383 (28.02%) Palo Alto
9 323 (23.63%) Juniper
10 320 (23.41%) Information Security
11 315 (23.04%) CCNP
12 303 (22.17%) Cisco ASA
13 296 (21.65%) VPN
14 294 (21.51%) Cybersecurity
15 293 (21.43%) SIEM
16 250 (18.29%) Finance
17 235 (17.19%) F5
18 217 (15.87%) CISSP
19 207 (15.14%) Security Operations
20 191 (13.97%) CCNA
21 186 (13.61%) Microsoft
22 175 (12.80%) TCP/IP
23 174 (12.73%) ITIL
24 173 (12.66%) WAN
25 168 (12.29%) Wireless
26 165 (12.07%) LAN
27 159 (11.63%) Unix
27 159 (11.63%) Fortinet
28 150 (10.97%) Splunk
29 148 (10.83%) DNS

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 38 (2.78%) IIS
2 32 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (2.27%) Apache
4 30 (2.19%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.76%) WebLogic
6 23 (1.68%) MS Exchange
7 15 (1.10%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.59%) IBM Notes
8 8 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.44%) SAS
11 5 (0.37%) JBoss
11 5 (0.37%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.15%) CICS
13 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.073%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.073%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 57 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 40 (2.93%) MS Visio
3 34 (2.49%) MS Office
4 25 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.15%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.073%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (1.39%) Office 365
5 10 (0.73%) IaaS
6 8 (0.59%) SaaS
7 5 (0.37%) iPaaS
8 4 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.22%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.073%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.073%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.073%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.073%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.073%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.073%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 801 (58.60%) Firewall
2 640 (46.82%) Network Security
3 303 (22.17%) Cisco ASA
4 296 (21.65%) VPN
5 175 (12.80%) TCP/IP
6 173 (12.66%) WAN
7 168 (12.29%) Wireless
8 165 (12.07%) LAN
9 148 (10.83%) DNS
10 122 (8.92%) OSPF
11 114 (8.34%) BGP
12 110 (8.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 105 (7.68%) Intrusion Detection
14 93 (6.80%) MPLS
15 91 (6.66%) Internet
16 84 (6.14%) SSL
17 74 (5.41%) DHCP
18 64 (4.68%) Cisco ISE
18 64 (4.68%) Cisco Wireless
19 55 (4.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.46%) Big Data
3 14 (1.02%) NoSQL
4 11 (0.80%) MySQL
5 9 (0.66%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.59%) Blockchain
6 8 (0.59%) Data Lake
7 7 (0.51%) InfluxDB
8 6 (0.44%) Cognos Impromptu
8 6 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.37%) DB2
10 2 (0.15%) HBase
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.073%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.073%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (0.88%) Burp Suite
2 9 (0.66%) JIRA
3 5 (0.37%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.37%) sqlmap
4 4 (0.29%) AppScan
4 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.29%) Paros
4 4 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.29%) WebScarab
5 2 (0.15%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.073%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.073%) FxCop
6 1 (0.073%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.073%) JMeter
6 1 (0.073%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.073%) Maven
6 1 (0.073%) Selenium
6 1 (0.073%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.073%) Subversion
6 1 (0.073%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 250 (18.29%) Finance
2 75 (5.49%) Banking
3 41 (3.00%) German Language
4 39 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.34%) French Language
6 25 (1.83%) Games
7 21 (1.54%) Retail
8 19 (1.39%) Marketing
9 14 (1.02%) Law
10 12 (0.88%) Electronics
10 12 (0.88%) Legal
11 11 (0.80%) Publishing
12 8 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.59%) Portuguese Language
12 8 (0.59%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.37%) Advertising
14 5 (0.37%) Military
14 5 (0.37%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.44%) 802.1X
2 33 (2.41%) Web Services
3 24 (1.76%) SailPoint
4 20 (1.46%) Regular Expression
5 12 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (0.73%) Middleware
6 10 (0.73%) ZeroMQ
7 6 (0.44%) .NET
7 6 (0.44%) LAMP
8 5 (0.37%) ISPF
8 5 (0.37%) SAML
9 4 (0.29%) HTML
9 4 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.29%) XML
10 3 (0.22%) CSS
10 3 (0.22%) Node.js
10 3 (0.22%) OAuth2
10 3 (0.22%) OpenID
11 2 (0.15%) boto
11 2 (0.15%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.63%) Data Centre
2 105 (7.68%) Security Operations Centre
3 85 (6.22%) Management Information System
4 69 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (4.39%) Computer Science
6 50 (3.66%) PKI
7 40 (2.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 34 (2.49%) Cyberthreat
9 23 (1.68%) Cyber Attack
10 19 (1.39%) CESG
11 18 (1.32%) Clustering
11 18 (1.32%) RSA SecurID
12 17 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.80%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.73%) Cybercrime
16 8 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
17 7 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
17 7 (0.51%) Fintech
17 7 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 405 (29.63%) Linux
2 388 (28.38%) Windows
3 159 (11.63%) Unix
4 94 (6.88%) Windows Server
5 85 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (3.29%) CentOS
7 45 (3.29%) Solaris
8 40 (2.93%) Windows 2000
9 38 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.68%) Android
11 22 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 17 (1.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.10%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.80%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.59%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.37%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (23.41%) Information Security
2 294 (21.51%) Cybersecurity
3 293 (21.43%) SIEM
4 207 (15.14%) Security Operations
5 174 (12.73%) ITIL
6 125 (9.14%) Kalman Filter
7 110 (8.05%) Vulnerability Management
8 97 (7.10%) Security Monitoring
9 91 (6.66%) Risk Management
10 89 (6.51%) Security Architecture
11 85 (6.22%) Presales
12 83 (6.07%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 81 (5.93%) Penetration Testing
14 80 (5.85%) Load Balancing
15 76 (5.56%) Mentoring
16 75 (5.49%) Security Management
17 72 (5.27%) Identity Management
18 67 (4.90%) Change Management
19 60 (4.39%) Incident Management
20 58 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 134 (9.80%) Python
2 86 (6.29%) SQL
3 68 (4.97%) Perl
4 53 (3.88%) Java
4 53 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 49 (3.58%) C++
6 45 (3.29%) Ruby
7 44 (3.22%) C
8 31 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 30 (2.19%) C#
10 17 (1.24%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.24%) PHP
11 13 (0.95%) Bourne shell
11 13 (0.95%) Korn
11 13 (0.95%) VB
12 11 (0.80%) VBScript
13 7 (0.51%) Embedded C
13 7 (0.51%) Embedded C++
13 7 (0.51%) R
14 5 (0.37%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 432 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
2 315 (23.04%) CCNP
3 217 (15.87%) CISSP
4 191 (13.97%) CCNA
5 126 (9.22%) Degree
6 98 (7.17%) CISM
7 85 (6.22%) Security Cleared
8 79 (5.78%) CCSE
9 75 (5.49%) CCIE
10 65 (4.75%) CISA
11 62 (4.54%) SC Cleared
12 57 (4.17%) CEH
13 51 (3.73%) GIAC
14 50 (3.66%) CCSA
15 44 (3.22%) CCSP
15 44 (3.22%) CompTIA Security+
15 44 (3.22%) Security+ Certification
16 42 (3.07%) JNCIS
17 28 (2.05%) CCDP
18 21 (1.54%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (6.07%) SLA
3 67 (4.90%) PCI DSS
4 27 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (1.46%) QA
6 16 (1.17%) ISO27002
7 5 (0.37%) FISMA
7 5 (0.37%) GPG13
8 4 (0.29%) GDPR
8 4 (0.29%) PMO
9 3 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.15%) COBIT
10 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.073%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.073%) JSP 440
System Software
1 144 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 53 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.07%) vSphere
4 41 (3.00%) ProxySG
5 37 (2.71%) Snort
6 18 (1.32%) iptables
7 17 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.10%) Docker
8 15 (1.10%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.95%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.73%) XenApp
11 9 (0.66%) Firmware
12 8 (0.59%) Samba
12 8 (0.59%) XenServer
13 7 (0.51%) MetaFrame
13 7 (0.51%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.44%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.37%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.37%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 79 (5.78%) FortiGate
2 70 (5.12%) Nessus
3 51 (3.73%) McAfee ePO
4 32 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 24 (1.76%) PowerBroker
6 21 (1.54%) SCCM
7 19 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 19 (1.39%) QRadar
8 18 (1.32%) SELinux
8 18 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 16 (1.17%) CSIRT
9 16 (1.17%) Kibana
9 16 (1.17%) Puppet
10 15 (1.10%) Ansible
11 12 (0.88%) logstash
12 9 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (0.66%) RSA enVision
13 8 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.51%) Grafana
14 7 (0.51%) Graphite
Vendors
1 678 (49.60%) Cisco
2 467 (34.16%) CheckPoint
3 383 (28.02%) Palo Alto
4 323 (23.63%) Juniper
5 235 (17.19%) F5
6 186 (13.61%) Microsoft
7 159 (11.63%) Fortinet
8 150 (10.97%) Splunk
9 142 (10.39%) Intel Security
10 135 (9.88%) Blue Coat
11 114 (8.34%) Sourcefire
12 99 (7.24%) VMware
13 66 (4.83%) Symantec
14 60 (4.39%) Riverbed
15 53 (3.88%) CyberArk
16 52 (3.80%) Aruba
17 46 (3.37%) HP
18 45 (3.29%) ArcSight
18 45 (3.29%) Extreme Networks
19 42 (3.07%) Crossbeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Competitive package
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
aap3
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + shift bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £80000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Salary: Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + excellent benefits & bonus package
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley
IQ Telecom
Salary: £65000 - £500000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago