Period
to 15 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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

Senior Security Engineer
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 979 1011 1031
Rank change year-on-year +32 +20 +141
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 211 191 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 182 111 196
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £52,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.74% -8.26%
10th Percentile £44,750 £46,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £80,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -9.09%

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 169,324 171,953 196,516
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.21% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137,028 140,672 165,014
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%

Senior Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 15 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 +34 203 £60,000 - 21
UK excluding London +9 127 £60,000 +4.35% 11
London +16 79 £65,000 - 11
South East -68 43 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South West +19 37 £47,500 -5.00% 3
North of England +23 27 £57,500 +15.00% 2
North West +26 17 £60,000 +20.00% 2
East of England +5 15 £67,500 -5.26% 3
Yorkshire - 10 £40,000 -
Midlands - 5 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £35,000 -
Wales - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland -13 1 - -

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in the job title.

1 132 (62.56%) Firewall
2 96 (45.50%) Cisco
3 85 (40.28%) Network Security
4 73 (34.60%) Finance
5 70 (33.18%) Cisco Certification
6 69 (32.70%) Cisco ASA
7 67 (31.75%) CISSP
8 65 (30.81%) SIEM
9 58 (27.49%) VPN
10 56 (26.54%) CCNP
11 53 (25.12%) WAN
12 51 (24.17%) Intrusion Detection
12 51 (24.17%) Cybersecurity
13 49 (23.22%) LAN
13 49 (23.22%) IPsec
14 48 (22.75%) Windows
15 46 (21.80%) Wireless
16 44 (20.85%) Degree
17 43 (20.38%) Linux
17 43 (20.38%) Kalman Filter
18 39 (18.48%) Information Security
19 38 (18.01%) OSPF
20 37 (17.54%) CISM
21 36 (17.06%) DNS
22 35 (16.59%) TCP/IP
22 35 (16.59%) ITIL
23 33 (15.64%) MS Visio
24 32 (15.17%) Cisco ISE
24 32 (15.17%) Microsoft
24 32 (15.17%) CISA

Senior 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 4 (1.90%) IIS
2 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.95%) Apache
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (15.64%) MS Visio
2 11 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.84%) Akamai
3 6 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.84%) IaaS
3 6 (2.84%) PaaS
4 5 (2.37%) SaaS
5 4 (1.90%) Serverless
6 3 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.42%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.42%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 132 (62.56%) Firewall
2 85 (40.28%) Network Security
3 69 (32.70%) Cisco ASA
4 58 (27.49%) VPN
5 53 (25.12%) WAN
6 51 (24.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 49 (23.22%) IPsec
7 49 (23.22%) LAN
8 46 (21.80%) Wireless
9 38 (18.01%) OSPF
10 36 (17.06%) DNS
11 35 (16.59%) TCP/IP
12 32 (15.17%) Cisco ISE
13 30 (14.22%) Cisco Firepower
13 30 (14.22%) MPLS
14 29 (13.74%) Cisco IOS
15 27 (12.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (12.32%) BGP
17 24 (11.37%) SSL
18 23 (10.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.95%) Big Data
4 2 (0.95%) MySQL
4 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (7.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (5.21%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (2.84%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.42%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (34.60%) Finance
2 17 (8.06%) Manufacturing
3 15 (7.11%) Legal
4 10 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.79%) Retail
6 7 (3.32%) Banking
7 3 (1.42%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.95%) Electronics
8 2 (0.95%) Games
8 2 (0.95%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.64%) HTML
2 8 (3.79%) XML
3 7 (3.32%) JSON
4 6 (2.84%) LDAP
5 4 (1.90%) .NET
6 3 (1.42%) CSS
6 3 (1.42%) Kafka
6 3 (1.42%) Web Services
7 2 (0.95%) JPA
7 2 (0.95%) LAMP
7 2 (0.95%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.95%) Node.js
7 2 (0.95%) REST
7 2 (0.95%) Spring
7 2 (0.95%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.95%) Spring Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) OAuth
8 1 (0.47%) OpenID
8 1 (0.47%) Redux
8 1 (0.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.74%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.32%) Data Centre
2 26 (12.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 22 (10.43%) Cyberattack
4 21 (9.95%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (8.53%) Management Information System
6 16 (7.58%) Computer Science
7 12 (5.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 11 (5.21%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (3.32%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (3.32%) Equities
9 7 (3.32%) Fixed Income
10 6 (2.84%) Fintech
11 5 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.42%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.95%) CESG
13 2 (0.95%) CESG CLAS
13 2 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
13 2 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.75%) Windows
2 43 (20.38%) Linux
3 15 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.74%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.84%) Unix
7 4 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.42%) CentOS
8 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (30.81%) SIEM
2 51 (24.17%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (20.38%) Kalman Filter
4 39 (18.48%) Information Security
5 35 (16.59%) ITIL
6 26 (12.32%) Network Design
7 24 (11.37%) Penetration Testing
7 24 (11.37%) Web Filtering
8 22 (10.43%) Change Management
9 20 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (9.00%) Patch Management
11 18 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (8.53%) DevOps
11 18 (8.53%) Network Management
12 17 (8.06%) Network Monitoring
13 16 (7.58%) Migration
13 16 (7.58%) Security Management
14 14 (6.64%) Business Continuity
14 14 (6.64%) Configuration Management
14 14 (6.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.85%) Python
2 20 (9.48%) Java
3 17 (8.06%) PowerShell
4 15 (7.11%) C
5 9 (4.27%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.32%) Perl
6 7 (3.32%) SQL
7 5 (2.37%) C++
7 5 (2.37%) Go
8 4 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.95%) Java 8
9 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.47%) ES6
10 1 (0.47%) ES7
10 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (33.18%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (31.75%) CISSP
3 56 (26.54%) CCNP
4 44 (20.85%) Degree
5 37 (17.54%) CISM
6 32 (15.17%) CISA
7 23 (10.90%) CCNA
8 22 (10.43%) CEH
9 20 (9.48%) Security Cleared
10 19 (9.00%) CCIE
10 19 (9.00%) SC Cleared
11 17 (8.06%) CCDP
11 17 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (4.27%) SANS
13 6 (2.84%) CCIE Security
14 5 (2.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (2.37%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.90%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.90%) JNCIE
15 4 (1.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (8.06%) GDPR
3 16 (7.58%) PCI DSS
4 11 (5.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.42%) GCP
7 2 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.95%) RMADS
8 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.47%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (9.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.16%) Firmware
3 7 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.37%) Docker
5 4 (1.90%) vSphere
6 3 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.95%) iptables
7 2 (0.95%) Squid
8 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (12.80%) Cisco CUCM
2 17 (8.06%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (6.16%) TrustSec
4 11 (5.21%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (5.21%) Nessus
5 5 (2.37%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.90%) Nagios
6 4 (1.90%) Puppet
7 3 (1.42%) Kibana
8 2 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.95%) CASB
8 2 (0.95%) SELinux
8 2 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.47%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 96 (45.50%) Cisco
2 32 (15.17%) Microsoft
3 31 (14.69%) CheckPoint
4 25 (11.85%) SolarWinds
5 21 (9.95%) Fortinet
6 18 (8.53%) Palo Alto
7 17 (8.06%) VMware
8 16 (7.58%) Clearswift
9 15 (7.11%) Citrix
10 13 (6.16%) Juniper
11 9 (4.27%) Sophos
12 8 (3.79%) HP
13 7 (3.32%) F5
13 7 (3.32%) Splunk
14 6 (2.84%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.84%) Infoblox
14 6 (2.84%) Oracle
14 6 (2.84%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.37%) Arista
16 4 (1.90%) NetQoS