The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 386 451
Rank change year-on-year +2 +65  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 633 789 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.75% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.78% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 505 636 532
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 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -8.00% +7.52%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
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 £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 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 30 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 +9 601 £52,500 - 66
London +20 288 £57,500 +4.54% 35
South East +43 195 £50,000 - 16
Berkshire +28 83 £50,000 - 5
City of London +34 63 £55,000 - 10
Reading +30 49 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Surrey +52 48 £52,500 +10.52% 8
North West +9 41 £47,500 - 3
East of England +22 26 £46,750 +1.63% 2
South West +2 26 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Manchester -10 26 £52,000 -5.45% 2
West Midlands +31 25 £45,000 +16.88%
East Sussex +29 23 £41,500 -2.35%
Brighton +25 23 £41,500 -2.35%
Scotland +18 21 £30,000 -47.82%
Kent +33 19 £55,000 +29.41%
Hampshire -1 18 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Glasgow +16 13 £40,500 -31.06%
Bedfordshire +30 11 £47,500 -
Canary Wharf -20 11 £60,000 -11.11%
Cambridgeshire +14 10 £42,000 -11.57% 1
Maidenhead +10 9 £40,000 -23.80%
Wales +4 9 £43,750 +9.37%
Leatherhead -1 9 £39,500 +5.33%
Warwick +30 8 £45,000 -
Warwickshire +25 8 £45,000 -
Edinburgh +9 8 £30,000 -42.85%
Cambridge +4 8 £53,000 +11.57% 1
Gloucestershire -11 8 £47,500 -
Birmingham +21 7 £50,000 +29.87%

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 798 (58.46%) Firewall
2 676 (49.52%) Cisco
3 641 (46.96%) Network Security
4 464 (33.99%) CheckPoint
5 435 (31.87%) Cisco Certification
6 401 (29.38%) Linux
7 386 (28.28%) Windows
8 380 (27.84%) Palo Alto
9 323 (23.66%) Juniper
10 320 (23.44%) CCNP
11 317 (23.22%) Information Security
12 304 (22.27%) Cisco ASA
13 297 (21.76%) VPN
14 295 (21.61%) SIEM
15 293 (21.47%) Cybersecurity
16 248 (18.17%) Finance
17 232 (17.00%) F5
18 217 (15.90%) CISSP
19 205 (15.02%) Security Operations
20 191 (13.99%) CCNA
21 183 (13.41%) Microsoft
22 174 (12.75%) TCP/IP
23 173 (12.67%) WAN
23 173 (12.67%) ITIL
24 171 (12.53%) Wireless
25 164 (12.01%) LAN
26 160 (11.72%) Fortinet
27 156 (11.43%) Unix
28 148 (10.84%) Splunk
29 146 (10.70%) 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 36 (2.64%) IIS
2 32 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (2.20%) Apache
4 29 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 23 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 22 (1.61%) MS Exchange
7 16 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.51%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.44%) SAS
10 5 (0.37%) JBoss
10 5 (0.37%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.15%) CICS
12 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.073%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.073%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 56 (4.10%) 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 59 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (1.47%) 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
1 798 (58.46%) Firewall
2 641 (46.96%) Network Security
3 304 (22.27%) Cisco ASA
4 297 (21.76%) VPN
5 174 (12.75%) TCP/IP
6 173 (12.67%) WAN
7 171 (12.53%) Wireless
8 164 (12.01%) LAN
9 146 (10.70%) DNS
10 123 (9.01%) OSPF
11 115 (8.42%) BGP
12 110 (8.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 103 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
14 94 (6.89%) MPLS
15 90 (6.59%) Internet
16 82 (6.01%) SSL
17 72 (5.27%) DHCP
18 65 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless
19 64 (4.69%) Cisco ISE
20 54 (3.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.54%) Big Data
3 14 (1.03%) NoSQL
4 11 (0.81%) MySQL
5 10 (0.73%) 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%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.073%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.073%) HBase
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%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.37%) Metasploit
3 5 (0.37%) sqlmap
4 4 (0.29%) AppScan
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
1 248 (18.17%) Finance
2 73 (5.35%) Banking
3 39 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 38 (2.78%) German Language
5 30 (2.20%) French Language
6 25 (1.83%) Games
7 22 (1.61%) Retail
8 19 (1.39%) Marketing
9 13 (0.95%) Electronics
9 13 (0.95%) Law
10 12 (0.88%) Legal
11 9 (0.66%) Publishing
12 8 (0.59%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
13 7 (0.51%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.37%) Advertising
15 5 (0.37%) Military
15 5 (0.37%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.44%) 802.1X
2 32 (2.34%) Web Services
3 24 (1.76%) SailPoint
4 18 (1.32%) 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%) OAuth2
10 3 (0.22%) OpenID
11 2 (0.15%) boto
11 2 (0.15%) J2SE
11 2 (0.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.72%) Data Centre
2 104 (7.62%) Security Operations Centre
3 81 (5.93%) Management Information System
4 69 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (4.47%) Computer Science
6 51 (3.74%) PKI
7 40 (2.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 33 (2.42%) 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 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.81%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.73%) Cybercrime
16 8 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
17 7 (0.51%) Hedge funds
17 7 (0.51%) iPad
17 7 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 401 (29.38%) Linux
2 386 (28.28%) Windows
3 156 (11.43%) Unix
4 92 (6.74%) Windows Server
5 82 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (3.44%) CentOS
8 43 (3.15%) Solaris
9 38 (2.78%) Windows 2000
9 38 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (1.76%) Android
11 23 (1.68%) Apple iOS
12 17 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 16 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.51%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.37%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (23.22%) Information Security
2 295 (21.61%) SIEM
3 293 (21.47%) Cybersecurity
4 205 (15.02%) Security Operations
5 173 (12.67%) ITIL
6 123 (9.01%) Kalman Filter
7 110 (8.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 95 (6.96%) Security Monitoring
9 89 (6.52%) Risk Management
9 89 (6.52%) Security Architecture
10 85 (6.23%) Presales
11 83 (6.08%) Penetration Testing
12 82 (6.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 80 (5.86%) Load Balancing
14 76 (5.57%) Mentoring
15 74 (5.42%) Security Management
16 72 (5.27%) Identity Management
17 67 (4.91%) Change Management
18 58 (4.25%) Incident Management
19 57 (4.18%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 134 (9.82%) Python
2 85 (6.23%) SQL
3 68 (4.98%) Perl
4 53 (3.88%) Java
5 51 (3.74%) PowerShell
6 49 (3.59%) C++
7 45 (3.30%) C
7 45 (3.30%) Ruby
8 31 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 30 (2.20%) C#
10 17 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.25%) PHP
11 13 (0.95%) Bourne shell
11 13 (0.95%) Korn
11 13 (0.95%) VB
12 11 (0.81%) VBScript
13 7 (0.51%) Embedded C
13 7 (0.51%) Embedded C++
13 7 (0.51%) R
14 5 (0.37%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 435 (31.87%) Cisco Certification
2 320 (23.44%) CCNP
3 217 (15.90%) CISSP
4 191 (13.99%) CCNA
5 125 (9.16%) Degree
6 98 (7.18%) CISM
7 86 (6.30%) Security Cleared
8 77 (5.64%) CCSE
9 74 (5.42%) CCIE
10 65 (4.76%) CISA
11 62 (4.54%) SC Cleared
12 55 (4.03%) CEH
13 51 (3.74%) GIAC
14 49 (3.59%) CCSA
15 45 (3.30%) CCSP
16 44 (3.22%) CompTIA Security+
16 44 (3.22%) Security+ Certification
17 42 (3.08%) JNCIS
18 29 (2.12%) CCDP
19 21 (1.54%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (6.01%) SLA
3 70 (5.13%) PCI DSS
4 27 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (1.54%) QA
6 16 (1.17%) ISO27002
7 5 (0.37%) FISMA
7 5 (0.37%) GDPR
7 5 (0.37%) GPG13
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
1 142 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 52 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.08%) vSphere
4 41 (3.00%) ProxySG
5 38 (2.78%) Snort
6 18 (1.32%) iptables
7 17 (1.25%) 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%) XenServer
13 7 (0.51%) MetaFrame
13 7 (0.51%) Samba
13 7 (0.51%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.44%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.37%) DFS Replication
15 5 (0.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 79 (5.79%) FortiGate
2 68 (4.98%) Nessus
3 49 (3.59%) McAfee ePO
4 32 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 23 (1.68%) PowerBroker
6 20 (1.47%) SCCM
7 19 (1.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 18 (1.32%) 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
1 676 (49.52%) Cisco
2 464 (33.99%) CheckPoint
3 380 (27.84%) Palo Alto
4 323 (23.66%) Juniper
5 232 (17.00%) F5
6 183 (13.41%) Microsoft
7 160 (11.72%) Fortinet
8 148 (10.84%) Splunk
9 140 (10.26%) Intel Security
10 132 (9.67%) Blue Coat
11 113 (8.28%) Sourcefire
12 98 (7.18%) VMware
13 66 (4.84%) Symantec
14 62 (4.54%) Riverbed
15 52 (3.81%) Aruba
15 52 (3.81%) CyberArk
16 47 (3.44%) HP
17 46 (3.37%) ArcSight
17 46 (3.37%) Extreme Networks
18 41 (3.00%) Red Hat
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus £4,000 shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum + £10,000 shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Total package (inc bonus) up to £50k, + overtime dependant on experien
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago