Period
to 23 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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

Security Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 441 377 456
Rank change year-on-year -64 +79 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1,172 1,411 1,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.80% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.83% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 934 1,095 1,171
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.96% +5.21%
10th Percentile £33,225 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £83,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +7.53%

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 169,607 169,366 204,229
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.49% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,181 140,637 170,778
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the UK

Security Engineer
Top 15 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 6 months to 23 February 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 -46 1,120 £52,500 -2.78% 324
UK excluding London -5 672 £50,000 +11.11% 246
London -78 479 £57,500 -4.17% 94
South East -57 290 £50,000 - 84
East of England +72 140 £55,000 - 44
North of England -4 104 £50,000 +25.00% 38
South West +21 68 £45,000 -4.26% 29
North West -21 58 £50,750 +26.88% 24
Yorkshire +28 45 £45,750 +30.71% 14
Midlands -9 42 £47,500 +5.56% 35
West Midlands -17 38 £47,500 +5.56% 21
Scotland -49 28 £28,000 -30.00% 12
Wales 0 4 £31,000 -22.50% 3
East Midlands -1 2 £30,000 -29.41% 14
North East -31 1 £29,000 -35.56%

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, Security Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 551 (47.01%) Firewall
2 415 (35.41%) Network Security
3 343 (29.27%) Cybersecurity
4 337 (28.75%) SIEM
4 337 (28.75%) Cisco
5 286 (24.40%) Linux
6 283 (24.15%) Information Security
7 272 (23.21%) CISSP
8 267 (22.78%) Windows
9 209 (17.83%) TCP/IP
10 207 (17.66%) Cisco Certification
11 193 (16.47%) Security Operations
12 183 (15.61%) CheckPoint
13 180 (15.36%) Microsoft
14 170 (14.51%) Finance
15 168 (14.33%) Penetration Testing
16 165 (14.08%) VPN
17 163 (13.91%) Degree
18 162 (13.82%) Security Architecture
19 158 (13.48%) WAN
20 148 (12.63%) DNS
21 146 (12.46%) LAN
22 145 (12.37%) Palo Alto
23 135 (11.52%) F5
23 135 (11.52%) CCNP
24 130 (11.09%) Unix
25 127 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
26 123 (10.49%) Juniper
27 113 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management
28 112 (9.56%) Java

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 15 (1.28%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (1.02%) JBoss
3 10 (0.85%) Apache
3 10 (0.85%) IIS
4 7 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.26%) nginx
8 2 (0.17%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.085%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.085%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.085%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.085%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.085%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 102 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.58%) Office 365
4 39 (3.33%) SaaS
5 26 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (1.62%) Akamai
7 18 (1.54%) Mimecast
8 13 (1.11%) IaaS
9 10 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
10 9 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.60%) PaaS
12 6 (0.51%) GitHub
13 2 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.085%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 551 (47.01%) Firewall
2 415 (35.41%) Network Security
3 209 (17.83%) TCP/IP
4 165 (14.08%) VPN
5 158 (13.48%) WAN
6 148 (12.63%) DNS
7 146 (12.46%) LAN
8 127 (10.84%) Cisco ASA
9 91 (7.76%) Intrusion Detection
10 89 (7.59%) BGP
11 87 (7.42%) DHCP
12 86 (7.34%) IPsec
13 85 (7.25%) Wireless
14 83 (7.08%) OSPF
15 80 (6.83%) HTTP
16 65 (5.55%) SSL
17 62 (5.29%) MPLS
18 48 (4.10%) NetScaler
19 47 (4.01%) Cisco IOS
20 44 (3.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.37%) Big Data
3 15 (1.28%) MySQL
4 14 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (0.94%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.77%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.51%) GIS
8 6 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.43%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.34%) HBase
11 3 (0.26%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.26%) Impala
11 3 (0.26%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.085%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.11%) TeamCity
4 10 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.60%) JIRA
5 7 (0.60%) Subversion
6 4 (0.34%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.34%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.26%) Maven
8 2 (0.17%) FxCop
8 2 (0.17%) Selenium
8 2 (0.17%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.085%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.085%) gulp
9 1 (0.085%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.085%) OllyDbg
9 1 (0.085%) webpack
General
1 170 (14.51%) Finance
2 39 (3.33%) Banking
3 34 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.56%) Law
5 22 (1.88%) Retail
6 16 (1.37%) Games
6 16 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.37%) Legal
7 8 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.68%) Marketing
8 7 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.60%) Electronics
9 6 (0.51%) Local Government
10 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.085%) Billing
14 1 (0.085%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.03%) HTML
2 33 (2.82%) Web Services
3 22 (1.88%) XML
4 15 (1.28%) CSS
5 14 (1.19%) 802.1X
6 12 (1.02%) Middleware
6 12 (1.02%) REST
7 11 (0.94%) RESTful
8 10 (0.85%) LDAP
8 10 (0.85%) Node.js
9 8 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (0.68%) JSON
9 8 (0.68%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.68%) SOAP
10 7 (0.60%) J2EE
10 7 (0.60%) WCF
11 6 (0.51%) .NET
11 6 (0.51%) Ajax
11 6 (0.51%) JSF
11 6 (0.51%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.51%) Data Centre
2 82 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 65 (5.55%) Management Information System
5 58 (4.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 46 (3.92%) PKI
7 42 (3.58%) Cyberthreat
8 30 (2.56%) Algorithms
9 24 (2.05%) Java Card
10 21 (1.79%) CESG
11 20 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
11 20 (1.71%) Fintech
12 18 (1.54%) Cyberattack
13 16 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 16 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.02%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
15 11 (0.94%) Cybercrime
15 11 (0.94%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 286 (24.40%) Linux
2 267 (22.78%) Windows
3 130 (11.09%) Unix
4 85 (7.25%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.19%) Android
8 11 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.68%) CentOS
12 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.34%) Solaris
12 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.26%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (0.26%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (29.27%) Cybersecurity
2 337 (28.75%) SIEM
3 283 (24.15%) Information Security
4 193 (16.47%) Security Operations
5 168 (14.33%) Penetration Testing
6 162 (13.82%) Security Architecture
7 113 (9.64%) Vulnerability Management
8 95 (8.11%) ITIL
9 85 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
10 81 (6.91%) Kalman Filter
11 68 (5.80%) Incident Management
12 66 (5.63%) Data Loss Prevention
12 66 (5.63%) DevOps
12 66 (5.63%) Use Case
13 65 (5.55%) OWASP
14 61 (5.20%) Threat Modelling
15 59 (5.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 57 (4.86%) Software Engineering
17 51 (4.35%) Analytics
18 47 (4.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 112 (9.56%) Java
2 104 (8.87%) Python
3 63 (5.38%) C
4 47 (4.01%) SQL
5 45 (3.84%) PowerShell
6 44 (3.75%) C++
7 43 (3.67%) C#
8 38 (3.24%) JavaScript
9 32 (2.73%) Bash Shell
10 26 (2.22%) Perl
11 19 (1.62%) Ruby
12 18 (1.54%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.37%) PHP
14 6 (0.51%) Groovy
14 6 (0.51%) Lua
15 5 (0.43%) R
16 3 (0.26%) Go
17 2 (0.17%) ES6
17 2 (0.17%) Julia
17 2 (0.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 272 (23.21%) CISSP
2 207 (17.66%) Cisco Certification
3 163 (13.91%) Degree
4 135 (11.52%) CCNP
5 109 (9.30%) CISM
6 100 (8.53%) GIAC
7 96 (8.19%) CEH
7 96 (8.19%) SANS
8 94 (8.02%) CCNA
9 92 (7.85%) SSCP
10 86 (7.34%) Security Cleared
11 72 (6.14%) SC Cleared
12 66 (5.63%) CompTIA Security+
13 63 (5.38%) CISA
14 51 (4.35%) CSSLP
15 45 (3.84%) CCSA
16 30 (2.56%) CCSE
16 30 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
17 29 (2.47%) DV Cleared
18 26 (2.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (3.75%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 25 (2.13%) GDPR
5 20 (1.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (1.45%) SLA
7 7 (0.60%) QA
8 6 (0.51%) GCP
8 6 (0.51%) GPG13
8 6 (0.51%) PMO
8 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.43%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.34%) FIPS 140-2
10 4 (0.34%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.34%) RMADS
11 3 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.085%) COBIT
13 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.085%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 95 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 60 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.30%) Snort
4 22 (1.88%) vSphere
5 17 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.28%) VMware NSX
7 14 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.77%) Docker
8 9 (0.77%) Firmware
8 9 (0.77%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.51%) iptables
10 5 (0.43%) HDFS
11 4 (0.34%) ACF2
11 4 (0.34%) RACF
12 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.26%) vCloud
13 2 (0.17%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.085%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (1.79%) Nagios
1 21 (1.79%) Nessus
2 20 (1.71%) FortiGate
3 19 (1.62%) vCenter Server
4 17 (1.45%) Puppet
5 16 (1.37%) Cacti
6 15 (1.28%) RSA enVision
7 13 (1.11%) QRadar
8 12 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (0.94%) SCOM
9 11 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.94%) vRealize
10 10 (0.85%) Ansible
10 10 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.77%) Suricata
12 8 (0.68%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 337 (28.75%) Cisco
2 183 (15.61%) CheckPoint
3 180 (15.36%) Microsoft
4 145 (12.37%) Palo Alto
5 135 (11.52%) F5
6 123 (10.49%) Juniper
7 98 (8.36%) VMware
8 86 (7.34%) Fortinet
9 63 (5.38%) Blue Coat
10 55 (4.69%) Splunk
11 54 (4.61%) Sophos
12 47 (4.01%) Citrix
13 37 (3.16%) Symantec
14 32 (2.73%) Qualys
15 26 (2.22%) ArcSight
15 26 (2.22%) Forcepoint
15 26 (2.22%) SolarWinds
15 26 (2.22%) Sourcefire
16 25 (2.13%) McAfee
17 23 (1.96%) Arista