Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1014 968 1077
Rank change year-on-year -46 +109 +119
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 171 194 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 149 112 187
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -14.89%
10th Percentile £46,250 £46,375 £45,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -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 170,562 164,124 197,710
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 96.56% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 139,513 136,338 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 13 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 26 April 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 -35 166 £60,000 +4.35% 28
UK excluding London -40 115 £60,000 +14.29% 15
London -43 53 £58,750 +1.29% 14
South East -67 38 £60,000 +14.29% 4
East of England +8 30 £67,500 - 3
North of England +27 24 £55,000 +10.00% 3
South West +16 20 £47,500 -5.00% 2
North West -4 13 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 11 £53,750 +43.70% 1
Wales +6 1 - - 1
West Midlands -7 1 - - 1
Midlands -15 1 - - 2
Scotland -40 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 109 (63.74%) Firewall
2 92 (53.80%) Cisco
3 79 (46.20%) Network Security
4 69 (40.35%) VPN
5 65 (38.01%) Cisco ASA
6 54 (31.58%) IPsec
7 51 (29.82%) WAN
8 48 (28.07%) OSPF
9 47 (27.49%) SIEM
10 45 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (26.32%) Windows
11 44 (25.73%) Data Centre
12 42 (24.56%) BGP
12 42 (24.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 41 (23.98%) LAN
14 40 (23.39%) CCNP
14 40 (23.39%) CISSP
14 40 (23.39%) CheckPoint
15 36 (21.05%) Finance
16 35 (20.47%) Microsoft
17 34 (19.88%) Palo Alto
18 32 (18.71%) DNS
18 32 (18.71%) Linux
18 32 (18.71%) Information Security
19 31 (18.13%) Degree
20 30 (17.54%) Kalman Filter
21 29 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (16.96%) Cybersecurity
21 29 (16.96%) Wireless
21 29 (16.96%) ITIL

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 5 (2.92%) IIS
2 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.58%) Apache
3 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (14.04%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.37%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.43%) Akamai
4 5 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.34%) Office 365
6 3 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.75%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.17%) IaaS
7 2 (1.17%) PaaS
7 2 (1.17%) SaaS
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 109 (63.74%) Firewall
2 79 (46.20%) Network Security
3 69 (40.35%) VPN
4 65 (38.01%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (31.58%) IPsec
6 51 (29.82%) WAN
7 48 (28.07%) OSPF
8 42 (24.56%) BGP
8 42 (24.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 41 (23.98%) LAN
10 32 (18.71%) DNS
11 29 (16.96%) Wireless
12 28 (16.37%) MPLS
13 27 (15.79%) SSL
14 26 (15.20%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (15.20%) HTTP
15 25 (14.62%) NetScaler
16 24 (14.04%) Cisco Firepower
17 23 (13.45%) TCP/IP
18 22 (12.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.17%) Big Data
3 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (7.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.75%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 36 (21.05%) Finance
2 13 (7.60%) Legal
2 13 (7.60%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.92%) Banking
5 4 (2.34%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.75%) Retail
7 2 (1.17%) Games
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.62%) HTML
2 14 (8.19%) XML
3 9 (5.26%) Web Services
4 7 (4.09%) JSON
5 2 (1.17%) JPA
5 2 (1.17%) LDAP
5 2 (1.17%) Node.js
5 2 (1.17%) REST
5 2 (1.17%) Spring
5 2 (1.17%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.17%) Spring Cloud
6 1 (0.58%) Django
6 1 (0.58%) Kafka
6 1 (0.58%) LAMP
6 1 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.58%) OAuth
6 1 (0.58%) OpenID
6 1 (0.58%) React
6 1 (0.58%) Redux
6 1 (0.58%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.73%) Data Centre
2 29 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 16 (9.36%) Management Information System
5 15 (8.77%) Cyberthreat
6 13 (7.60%) Cyberattack
7 11 (6.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (4.09%) Equities
8 7 (4.09%) Fixed Income
9 6 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.34%) Algorithms
10 4 (2.34%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.75%) CESG
11 3 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.75%) Fintech
11 3 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.75%) PKI
12 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.32%) Windows
2 32 (18.71%) Linux
3 16 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (8.19%) Windows Server
5 12 (7.02%) Unix
6 8 (4.68%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.51%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.75%) CentOS
9 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.49%) SIEM
2 32 (18.71%) Information Security
3 30 (17.54%) Kalman Filter
4 29 (16.96%) Cybersecurity
4 29 (16.96%) ITIL
5 28 (16.37%) E-Commerce
6 25 (14.62%) Network Design
7 19 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
8 17 (9.94%) DevOps
8 17 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (9.36%) Penetration Testing
10 15 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (8.19%) Change Management
11 14 (8.19%) Migration
11 14 (8.19%) Network Management
11 14 (8.19%) Web Filtering
12 13 (7.60%) Patch Management
13 12 (7.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 12 (7.02%) Network Architecture
13 12 (7.02%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.28%) Python
2 16 (9.36%) Java
2 16 (9.36%) PowerShell
3 14 (8.19%) C
4 10 (5.85%) Perl
5 6 (3.51%) C++
5 6 (3.51%) Ruby
6 5 (2.92%) SQL
7 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.17%) Go
7 2 (1.17%) Java 8
7 2 (1.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.58%) ES6
8 1 (0.58%) ES7
Qualifications
1 45 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (23.39%) CCNP
2 40 (23.39%) CISSP
3 31 (18.13%) Degree
4 23 (13.45%) CISA
4 23 (13.45%) CISM
5 16 (9.36%) CCIE
6 15 (8.77%) CCNA
7 14 (8.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (7.60%) CEH
9 9 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
10 8 (4.68%) CCDP
11 5 (2.92%) CCIE Security
12 4 (2.34%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 4 (2.34%) SANS
13 3 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (1.75%) CLAS
13 3 (1.75%) IISP
13 3 (1.75%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (7.60%) GDPR
3 11 (6.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (4.09%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.75%) RMADS
6 2 (1.17%) GCP
6 2 (1.17%) PMO
7 1 (0.58%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.58%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.09%) Firmware
4 6 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.75%) vSphere
6 2 (1.17%) Docker
7 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.58%) iptables
7 1 (0.58%) Squid
7 1 (0.58%) vCloud
7 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (8.19%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.51%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (3.51%) Nessus
3 6 (3.51%) TrustSec
4 4 (2.34%) Puppet
5 3 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.17%) CASB
6 2 (1.17%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.58%) Kibana
7 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.58%) SELinux
7 1 (0.58%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 92 (53.80%) Cisco
2 40 (23.39%) CheckPoint
3 35 (20.47%) Microsoft
4 34 (19.88%) Palo Alto
5 27 (15.79%) Fortinet
6 26 (15.20%) VMware
7 25 (14.62%) Citrix
8 22 (12.87%) F5
9 19 (11.11%) Juniper
10 18 (10.53%) SolarWinds
11 14 (8.19%) Arista
11 14 (8.19%) Clearswift
12 11 (6.43%) Blue Coat
13 10 (5.85%) Sophos
14 5 (2.92%) HP
14 5 (2.92%) IronPort
15 4 (2.34%) Oracle
16 3 (1.75%) IBM
16 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
16 3 (1.75%) SAP