The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 374 470
Rank change year-on-year -40 +96  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 587 775 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.80% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.83% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 450 658 515
Median salary £52,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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 26 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 -39 569 £52,500 - 52
London -47 243 £57,500 +4.54% 15
South East -4 144 £50,000 +5.26% 9
Berkshire -3 76 £45,000 -10.00% 4
East of England +41 64 £50,000 +11.11% 7
South West +20 52 £52,500 - 7
Reading +18 47 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North West -21 41 £47,500 +7.34% 8
City of London +10 37 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Surrey +35 33 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Manchester -22 26 £47,500 -9.52% 4
Hertfordshire +11 22 £61,250 +36.11% 3
Bedfordshire +33 18 £50,000 -4.76%
Cornwall - 15 £55,000 - 1
Bristol -19 13 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Yorkshire -20 13 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Luton +17 11 £50,000 -
Wiltshire +13 11 £45,000 -6.73%
Cambridgeshire -15 11 £70,000 +55.55% 3
East Sussex +18 10 £45,000 +28.57% 1
West Midlands +2 10 £38,750 -15.98% 2
Cambridge -12 10 £72,500 +61.11% 3
Cheshire -21 10 £45,000 -28.00% 3
Woking +27 9 £57,500 -23.33% 1
South Wales +6 9 £47,500 +35.71%
Wales -6 9 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Oxfordshire +17 8 £63,000 +14.54% 1
Cardiff +2 8 £47,500 +35.71%
Salisbury - 8 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire +8 7 £37,500 +2.73%

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 752 (61.44%) Firewall
2 561 (45.83%) Cisco
3 552 (45.10%) Network Security
4 407 (33.25%) CheckPoint
5 374 (30.56%) Linux
6 365 (29.82%) Windows
7 345 (28.19%) Palo Alto
8 339 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
9 316 (25.82%) Cybersecurity
10 297 (24.26%) Juniper
11 293 (23.94%) Information Security
12 288 (23.53%) SIEM
13 259 (21.16%) Cisco ASA
14 242 (19.77%) VPN
15 232 (18.95%) CCNP
16 231 (18.87%) TCP/IP
17 224 (18.30%) F5
18 208 (16.99%) CISSP
19 204 (16.67%) Finance
20 200 (16.34%) ITIL
21 182 (14.87%) WAN
21 182 (14.87%) Security Operations
22 152 (12.42%) DNS
23 151 (12.34%) CCNA
24 150 (12.25%) LAN
24 150 (12.25%) Wireless
25 149 (12.17%) Active Directory
26 146 (11.93%) Unix
27 142 (11.60%) Python
27 142 (11.60%) Blue Coat

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 26 (2.12%) IIS
2 24 (1.96%) Apache
3 23 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 16 (1.31%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.33%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.25%) SAS
13 2 (0.16%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.16%) CICS
13 2 (0.16%) Drupal
13 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.16%) WordPress
14 1 (0.082%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 25 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 79 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.72%) Office 365
4 17 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (1.23%) SaaS
6 8 (0.65%) Force.com
6 8 (0.65%) IaaS
6 8 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.41%) Akamai
8 5 (0.41%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.25%) PaaS
9 3 (0.25%) Route 53
10 2 (0.16%) GitHub
11 1 (0.082%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 752 (61.44%) Firewall
2 552 (45.10%) Network Security
3 259 (21.16%) Cisco ASA
4 242 (19.77%) VPN
5 231 (18.87%) TCP/IP
6 182 (14.87%) WAN
7 152 (12.42%) DNS
8 150 (12.25%) LAN
8 150 (12.25%) Wireless
9 102 (8.33%) MPLS
10 96 (7.84%) BGP
11 90 (7.35%) Intrusion Detection
12 88 (7.19%) Internet
13 85 (6.94%) OSPF
14 82 (6.70%) SSL
15 75 (6.13%) DHCP
16 72 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
17 67 (5.47%) Cisco Wireless
18 66 (5.39%) VLAN
19 53 (4.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.80%) Big Data
3 8 (0.65%) Blockchain
3 8 (0.65%) Hadoop
3 8 (0.65%) InfluxDB
4 7 (0.57%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.49%) Cognos Impromptu
5 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.41%) Couchbase
6 5 (0.41%) Data Lake
6 5 (0.41%) GIS
6 5 (0.41%) Neo4j
7 4 (0.33%) MySQL
8 3 (0.25%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.25%) Redis
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.16%) DB2
9 2 (0.16%) Maltego
9 2 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.49%) JIRA
3 3 (0.25%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.16%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.16%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.082%) FxCop
5 1 (0.082%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.082%) Paros
5 1 (0.082%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.082%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.082%) Subversion
5 1 (0.082%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.082%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.082%) WebScarab
General
1 204 (16.67%) Finance
2 70 (5.72%) Banking
3 50 (4.08%) Digital Economy
4 49 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.70%) German Language
6 25 (2.04%) Marketing
7 22 (1.80%) French Language
7 22 (1.80%) Games
8 15 (1.23%) Legal
9 14 (1.14%) Law
10 10 (0.82%) Electronics
11 9 (0.74%) Advertising
11 9 (0.74%) Retail
12 6 (0.49%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.41%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.41%) Publishing
14 4 (0.33%) Automotive
14 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
14 4 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.02%) Web Services
2 35 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 17 (1.39%) Regular Expression
4 15 (1.23%) HTML
5 13 (1.06%) SailPoint
6 9 (0.74%) Middleware
7 7 (0.57%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.49%) Node.js
8 6 (0.49%) XML
9 5 (0.41%) .NET
9 5 (0.41%) ZeroMQ
10 3 (0.25%) CSS
11 2 (0.16%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.16%) ActiveX
11 2 (0.16%) boto
11 2 (0.16%) ISPF
12 1 (0.082%) FFmpeg
12 1 (0.082%) REST
12 1 (0.082%) WCF
12 1 (0.082%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.01%) Data Centre
2 86 (7.03%) Security Operations Centre
3 71 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 63 (5.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 59 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 58 (4.74%) PKI
7 34 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
8 29 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
9 27 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
10 26 (2.12%) CESG
11 20 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (1.31%) Fintech
13 15 (1.23%) iPad
14 13 (1.06%) User Experience
15 11 (0.90%) Clustering
16 9 (0.74%) Cybercrime
17 8 (0.65%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
17 8 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 374 (30.56%) Linux
2 365 (29.82%) Windows
3 146 (11.93%) Unix
4 119 (9.72%) Windows Server
5 60 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (4.49%) CentOS
7 40 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 32 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (2.45%) Solaris
11 26 (2.12%) Windows 2000
12 24 (1.96%) Mac OS X
13 23 (1.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 22 (1.80%) Android
15 21 (1.72%) Ubuntu
16 17 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.65%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.65%) Windows 10
18 7 (0.57%) Kali Linux
18 7 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (25.82%) Cybersecurity
2 293 (23.94%) Information Security
3 288 (23.53%) SIEM
4 200 (16.34%) ITIL
5 182 (14.87%) Security Operations
6 122 (9.97%) Penetration Testing
7 115 (9.40%) Vulnerability Management
8 101 (8.25%) Kalman Filter
8 101 (8.25%) Security Architecture
9 87 (7.11%) Identity Management
10 86 (7.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 78 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
12 77 (6.29%) Presales
13 75 (6.13%) Change Management
14 71 (5.80%) Mentoring
15 70 (5.72%) Risk Management
16 66 (5.39%) Network Design
16 66 (5.39%) Security Management
17 62 (5.07%) Security Monitoring
18 61 (4.98%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 142 (11.60%) Python
2 81 (6.62%) Perl
3 77 (6.29%) Java
4 54 (4.41%) SQL
5 46 (3.76%) C
6 44 (3.59%) C++
7 37 (3.02%) PowerShell
8 36 (2.94%) Ruby
9 34 (2.78%) JavaScript
10 30 (2.45%) Bash Shell
10 30 (2.45%) C#
11 18 (1.47%) PHP
12 13 (1.06%) Korn
13 10 (0.82%) Bourne shell
13 10 (0.82%) Go
14 7 (0.57%) VB
14 7 (0.57%) VBScript
15 6 (0.49%) R
16 4 (0.33%) Scala
17 3 (0.25%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 339 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
2 232 (18.95%) CCNP
3 208 (16.99%) CISSP
4 151 (12.34%) CCNA
5 125 (10.21%) CISM
6 124 (10.13%) Degree
7 91 (7.43%) Security Cleared
8 69 (5.64%) SC Cleared
9 57 (4.66%) CISA
10 53 (4.33%) CCSE
11 50 (4.08%) CEH
12 43 (3.51%) CCIE
13 42 (3.43%) CCSA
14 41 (3.35%) JNCIS
15 40 (3.27%) CCSP
16 39 (3.19%) GIAC
17 34 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
18 28 (2.29%) CompTIA Security+
18 28 (2.29%) DV Cleared
18 28 (2.29%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (9.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (5.31%) SLA
3 60 (4.90%) PCI DSS
4 49 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 33 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (1.63%) QA
7 10 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (0.65%) SSAE 16
9 7 (0.57%) GDPR
10 5 (0.41%) PMO
11 4 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.33%) FISMA
12 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.16%) COBIT
13 2 (0.16%) GCP
13 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.082%) FIPS 140-2
14 1 (0.082%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.082%) RMADS
System Software
1 149 (12.17%) Active Directory
2 51 (4.17%) ProxySG
3 43 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (3.10%) Snort
5 35 (2.86%) vSphere
6 23 (1.88%) iptables
7 16 (1.31%) Hyper-V
8 13 (1.06%) Docker
8 13 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.98%) Firmware
10 10 (0.82%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.74%) XenApp
12 7 (0.57%) MetaFrame
12 7 (0.57%) pfSense
12 7 (0.57%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.57%) XenServer
13 5 (0.41%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.33%) Samba
15 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 73 (5.96%) FortiGate
2 50 (4.08%) Nessus
3 27 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
4 23 (1.88%) SELinux
5 19 (1.55%) Ansible
5 19 (1.55%) Puppet
6 15 (1.23%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.14%) SCCM
8 13 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 13 (1.06%) PowerBroker
9 12 (0.98%) Nagios
10 11 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.82%) CSIRT
12 9 (0.74%) Kibana
13 8 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 8 (0.65%) QRadar
13 8 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.57%) logstash
14 7 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.57%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 561 (45.83%) Cisco
2 407 (33.25%) CheckPoint
3 345 (28.19%) Palo Alto
4 297 (24.26%) Juniper
5 224 (18.30%) F5
6 142 (11.60%) Blue Coat
7 126 (10.29%) Fortinet
8 123 (10.05%) Microsoft
9 122 (9.97%) Splunk
10 94 (7.68%) VMware
11 87 (7.11%) McAfee
12 80 (6.54%) Sourcefire
13 52 (4.25%) Red Hat
14 49 (4.00%) Aruba
14 49 (4.00%) Citrix
15 48 (3.92%) SonicWALL
16 47 (3.84%) Extreme Networks
17 43 (3.51%) HP
17 43 (3.51%) LogRhythm
18 42 (3.43%) WatchGuard
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: From £29,300 to £32,398 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38K + On target bonus of 10%
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum & Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
NHS Blood And Transplant
Salary: From £40,428 to £48,514 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits / Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Highly competitive + Commission + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Excellent - please discuss
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Highly Competitive + Commission + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago