Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 448 403
Rank change year-on-year +45 -45 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 1,321 1,205 1,562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.71% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 989 928 1,294
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,000 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £75,250 £80,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%

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 168,445 170,561 196,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,331 139,111 164,687
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the UK

Security Engineer
Top 14 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 20 July 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 +42 1,259 £55,000 +3.77% 233
UK excluding London +6 718 £52,500 +10.53% 140
London +47 571 £60,000 +4.35% 106
South East -58 233 £52,500 +5.00% 45
East of England +90 203 £52,500 +5.00% 24
North of England +24 115 £55,000 +18.92% 24
South West +18 102 £47,500 -5.00% 16
North West +21 80 £59,000 +24.21% 12
Midlands +3 37 £47,500 +18.75% 18
Yorkshire +36 35 £50,000 +33.33% 9
West Midlands +11 27 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Scotland -17 26 £34,000 -1.45% 9
East Midlands - 10 £35,000 - 7
Wales -9 6 £62,500 +35.14% 1

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 587 (44.44%) Firewall
2 460 (34.82%) Cybersecurity
3 395 (29.90%) SIEM
4 388 (29.37%) Network Security
5 386 (29.22%) Information Security
6 374 (28.31%) Cisco
7 358 (27.10%) Windows
8 345 (26.12%) Linux
9 320 (24.22%) CISSP
10 284 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
11 270 (20.44%) Finance
12 216 (16.35%) Degree
13 214 (16.20%) CCNP
14 207 (15.67%) VPN
15 206 (15.59%) TCP/IP
16 200 (15.14%) Security Operations
17 197 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
18 191 (14.46%) Penetration Testing
19 187 (14.16%) WAN
19 187 (14.16%) Vulnerability Management
20 176 (13.32%) Microsoft
21 163 (12.34%) Python
22 159 (12.04%) LAN
23 157 (11.88%) CISM
24 155 (11.73%) CheckPoint
25 152 (11.51%) Security Architecture
26 150 (11.36%) CCNA
27 146 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
28 145 (10.98%) Intrusion Detection
29 138 (10.45%) DNS

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 19 (1.44%) IIS
2 18 (1.36%) Apache
3 16 (1.21%) Apache Spark
4 13 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (0.76%) Confluence
6 10 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.68%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.30%) JBoss
8 4 (0.30%) nginx
9 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.15%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.076%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.076%) Joomla!
Applications
1 40 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 36 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.076%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.23%) C-CURE
3 1 (0.076%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 117 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (4.47%) Office 365
4 43 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (2.95%) SaaS
6 24 (1.82%) Mimecast
7 17 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (1.14%) GitHub
9 13 (0.98%) Akamai
10 9 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (0.68%) AWS CloudTrail
10 9 (0.68%) PaaS
11 8 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.61%) IaaS
12 6 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.38%) G Suite
13 5 (0.38%) Serverless
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
15 1 (0.076%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 587 (44.44%) Firewall
2 388 (29.37%) Network Security
3 207 (15.67%) VPN
4 206 (15.59%) TCP/IP
5 197 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
6 187 (14.16%) WAN
7 159 (12.04%) LAN
8 145 (10.98%) Intrusion Detection
9 138 (10.45%) DNS
10 134 (10.14%) Wireless
11 106 (8.02%) IPsec
12 92 (6.96%) MPLS
13 85 (6.43%) OSPF
14 83 (6.28%) Cisco Firepower
15 80 (6.06%) DHCP
16 78 (5.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 76 (5.75%) Cisco ISE
18 75 (5.68%) SSL
19 73 (5.53%) BGP
20 60 (4.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.65%) Big Data
2 29 (2.20%) Hadoop
3 20 (1.51%) SQL Server
4 18 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.61%) Apache Hive
6 8 (0.61%) HBase
6 8 (0.61%) Impala
7 6 (0.45%) Blockchain
7 6 (0.45%) MySQL
8 5 (0.38%) GIS
8 5 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.30%) Redis
9 4 (0.30%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.15%) Power BI
11 2 (0.15%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.076%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 37 (2.80%) Jenkins
2 27 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 27 (2.04%) JIRA
3 17 (1.29%) Metasploit
4 16 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.38%) AppScan
9 5 (0.38%) Subversion
10 3 (0.23%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.15%) Maven
12 1 (0.076%) Appium
12 1 (0.076%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.076%) Calabash
12 1 (0.076%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.076%) Selenium
12 1 (0.076%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.076%) SonarQube
General
1 270 (20.44%) Finance
2 73 (5.53%) Banking
3 71 (5.37%) Retail
4 35 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.67%) Legal
7 21 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.14%) Games
9 13 (0.98%) Law
10 8 (0.61%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.30%) Advertising
11 4 (0.30%) Electronics
11 4 (0.30%) Local Government
11 4 (0.30%) Marketing
12 3 (0.23%) Front Office
13 2 (0.15%) Automotive
13 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.076%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.73%) HTML
2 18 (1.36%) Web Services
2 18 (1.36%) XML
3 16 (1.21%) LDAP
4 13 (0.98%) .NET
4 13 (0.98%) REST
5 12 (0.91%) 802.1X
6 11 (0.83%) SAML
7 10 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 9 (0.68%) CSS
8 9 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (0.61%) JSON
9 8 (0.61%) SailPoint
10 7 (0.53%) OAuth
11 6 (0.45%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.45%) WCF
12 5 (0.38%) Middleware
12 5 (0.38%) Spring
12 5 (0.38%) STL
13 4 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (7.72%) Data Centre
3 93 (7.04%) Computer Science
4 89 (6.74%) Management Information System
5 82 (6.21%) Security Operations Centre
6 60 (4.54%) Cyberthreat
7 55 (4.16%) PKI
8 47 (3.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 42 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
10 40 (3.03%) Fintech
11 36 (2.73%) Cyberattack
12 30 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
13 21 (1.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 16 (1.21%) Public Cloud
15 12 (0.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 11 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
16 11 (0.83%) Mobile App
17 10 (0.76%) Driving Licence
17 10 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
18 9 (0.68%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 358 (27.10%) Windows
2 345 (26.12%) Linux
3 85 (6.43%) Unix
4 84 (6.36%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.74%) Mac OS X
8 17 (1.29%) Kali Linux
9 14 (1.06%) Solaris
10 13 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.68%) Android
12 9 (0.68%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.45%) CentOS
14 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.23%) Check Point GAiA
16 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (34.82%) Cybersecurity
2 395 (29.90%) SIEM
3 386 (29.22%) Information Security
4 200 (15.14%) Security Operations
5 191 (14.46%) Penetration Testing
6 187 (14.16%) Vulnerability Management
7 152 (11.51%) Security Architecture
8 146 (11.05%) Agile Software Development
9 114 (8.63%) ITIL
10 104 (7.87%) DevOps
11 90 (6.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 89 (6.74%) Identity Access Management
13 88 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
14 87 (6.59%) Data Loss Prevention
15 81 (6.13%) Kalman Filter
16 73 (5.53%) OWASP
16 73 (5.53%) Risk Management
17 72 (5.45%) Threat Modelling
18 70 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
19 69 (5.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (12.34%) Python
2 104 (7.87%) Java
3 66 (5.00%) C
4 65 (4.92%) PowerShell
5 56 (4.24%) SQL
6 55 (4.16%) Perl
7 43 (3.26%) JavaScript
8 41 (3.10%) Bash Shell
9 39 (2.95%) C#
10 37 (2.80%) C++
11 32 (2.42%) Go
12 24 (1.82%) Ruby
13 20 (1.51%) PHP
14 17 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.53%) Embedded C
15 7 (0.53%) Embedded C++
15 7 (0.53%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.45%) VBA
17 5 (0.38%) Java 8
18 4 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 320 (24.22%) CISSP
2 284 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
3 216 (16.35%) Degree
4 214 (16.20%) CCNP
5 157 (11.88%) CISM
6 150 (11.36%) CCNA
7 119 (9.01%) Security Cleared
8 105 (7.95%) CEH
9 103 (7.80%) CISA
10 89 (6.74%) GIAC
11 86 (6.51%) SANS
12 84 (6.36%) CompTIA Security+
13 78 (5.90%) Computer Science Degree
14 77 (5.83%) SSCP
15 75 (5.68%) SC Cleared
16 51 (3.86%) CSSLP
17 44 (3.33%) CCIE
18 38 (2.88%) GSEC
19 37 (2.80%) CCDP
20 34 (2.57%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (10.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (4.09%) PCI DSS
3 52 (3.94%) GDPR
4 39 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 31 (2.35%) SLA
6 22 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (1.06%) GCP
8 10 (0.76%) FISMA
9 9 (0.68%) GPG13
10 6 (0.45%) PMO
11 5 (0.38%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.30%) RMADS
13 3 (0.23%) COBIT
13 3 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.23%) QA
14 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.076%) FINRA
15 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 76 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.80%) Docker
4 22 (1.67%) ProxySG
5 18 (1.36%) Firmware
6 16 (1.21%) HDFS
6 16 (1.21%) Snort
7 11 (0.83%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.61%) Apache Flume
10 7 (0.53%) ACF2
10 7 (0.53%) iptables
10 7 (0.53%) RACF
10 7 (0.53%) vSphere
11 6 (0.45%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.15%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.15%) LXC
14 2 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 55 (4.16%) Nessus
2 43 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
3 32 (2.42%) Nagios
4 31 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 27 (2.04%) Stealthwatch
6 26 (1.97%) Kubernetes
7 23 (1.74%) Puppet
8 21 (1.59%) QRadar
9 20 (1.51%) EnCase
10 19 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 17 (1.29%) Nmap
12 16 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (1.21%) TrustSec
13 13 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.91%) Ansible
14 12 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
15 11 (0.83%) CSIRT
16 10 (0.76%) Kibana
16 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
16 10 (0.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 374 (28.31%) Cisco
2 176 (13.32%) Microsoft
3 155 (11.73%) CheckPoint
4 125 (9.46%) F5
5 122 (9.24%) Juniper
5 122 (9.24%) Palo Alto
6 86 (6.51%) Fortinet
7 83 (6.28%) VMware
8 75 (5.68%) SolarWinds
9 71 (5.37%) Splunk
10 60 (4.54%) Sophos
11 56 (4.24%) Blue Coat
12 50 (3.79%) Symantec
13 49 (3.71%) Citrix
14 48 (3.63%) McAfee
15 46 (3.48%) Meraki
16 44 (3.33%) Forcepoint
17 41 (3.10%) Qualys
18 29 (2.20%) HP
19 27 (2.04%) LogRhythm