The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 787 818 894
Rank change year-on-year +31 +76  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 103 114 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 58 92 75
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -0.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £46,000 £46,250
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £50,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.30% -7.72%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Security Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +47 101 £60,000 +9.09% 6
South East +62 48 £56,250 -2.17% 2
London +23 34 £62,500 +8.69% 2
Berkshire +37 26 £55,000 -24.13%
Reading +47 25 £55,000 -26.66%
East of England +2 15 £72,500 -3.33%
Surrey +38 10 £58,750 +14.07%
Hertfordshire - 10 £70,000 -
City of London +29 6 £66,250 -1.85% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £63,000 - 1
Woking - 5 £62,500 -
Oxford - 5 £63,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 - -
South West -4 3 £55,000 - 1
Sussex - 3 £50,000 -
Scotland -7 2 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Hampshire - 2 £45,000 -
Portsmouth - 2 £45,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £44,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £52,500 - 2
Kidlington - 2 £63,000 -
Bedford - 2 - -
Bracknell +24 1 £52,500 -
Midlands +3 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Gloucestershire -5 1 £50,000 -17.35%
Cambridge -15 1 £75,000 -
Cambridgeshire -21 1 £75,000 -
Bristol -28 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £60,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £50,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in the job title.

1 149 (79.26%) Firewall
2 121 (64.36%) Cisco
3 106 (56.38%) CheckPoint
4 98 (52.13%) Network Security
5 87 (46.28%) Juniper
6 84 (44.68%) Palo Alto
7 77 (40.96%) F5
8 67 (35.64%) TCP/IP
9 66 (35.11%) Blue Coat
10 65 (34.57%) Windows
11 54 (28.72%) VPN
12 53 (28.19%) Cisco Certification
13 51 (27.13%) Linux
14 49 (26.06%) Unix
14 49 (26.06%) Information Security
15 46 (24.47%) WAN
15 46 (24.47%) Security Operations
15 46 (24.47%) Kalman Filter
16 44 (23.40%) Mentoring
17 42 (22.34%) ITIL
18 38 (20.21%) Risk Management
18 38 (20.21%) Sourcefire
18 38 (20.21%) Digital Economy
19 37 (19.68%) Fortinet
20 33 (17.55%) SIEM
20 33 (17.55%) BGP
20 33 (17.55%) Internet
21 32 (17.02%) SLA
21 32 (17.02%) Security Operations Centre
22 31 (16.49%) LAN

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 9 (4.79%) Apache
1 9 (4.79%) IIS
1 9 (4.79%) Tomcat
1 9 (4.79%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (12.23%) MS Visio
2 19 (10.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (10.11%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (10.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.66%) Akamai
2 5 (2.66%) Office 365
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (79.26%) Firewall
2 98 (52.13%) Network Security
3 67 (35.64%) TCP/IP
4 54 (28.72%) VPN
5 46 (24.47%) WAN
6 33 (17.55%) BGP
6 33 (17.55%) Internet
7 31 (16.49%) LAN
8 30 (15.96%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (13.83%) OSPF
10 21 (11.17%) DNS
11 17 (9.04%) SSL
12 15 (7.98%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (6.91%) HTTP
14 12 (6.38%) IPsec
14 12 (6.38%) MPLS
15 11 (5.85%) Cisco ISE
15 11 (5.85%) NetScaler
15 11 (5.85%) SMTP
16 10 (5.32%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (20.21%) Digital Economy
2 20 (10.64%) Finance
3 12 (6.38%) French Language
3 12 (6.38%) German Language
4 4 (2.13%) Marketing
5 2 (1.06%) Advertising
5 2 (1.06%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.91%) 802.1X
2 10 (5.32%) HTML
3 5 (2.66%) XML
4 4 (2.13%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) .NET
5 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.53%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.53%) WinForms
5 1 (0.53%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.02%) Security Operations Centre
2 15 (7.98%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.72%) PKI
6 6 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.06%) Clustering
10 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.06%) Fintech
10 2 (1.06%) iPad
11 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 65 (34.57%) Windows
2 51 (27.13%) Linux
3 49 (26.06%) Unix
4 20 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (10.11%) Solaris
5 19 (10.11%) Windows 2000
5 19 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.19%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.06%) CentOS
8 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.06%) Information Security
2 46 (24.47%) Kalman Filter
2 46 (24.47%) Security Operations
3 44 (23.40%) Mentoring
4 42 (22.34%) ITIL
5 38 (20.21%) Risk Management
6 33 (17.55%) SIEM
7 26 (13.83%) Vulnerability Management
8 24 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (11.17%) Coaching
10 20 (10.64%) Identity Management
10 20 (10.64%) Security Management
11 19 (10.11%) Content Management
12 17 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (9.04%) Presales
13 14 (7.45%) Change Management
13 14 (7.45%) OWASP
14 13 (6.91%) Network Management
14 13 (6.91%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (5.85%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.66%) PowerShell
1 5 (2.66%) VB
2 2 (1.06%) SQL
3 1 (0.53%) C#
3 1 (0.53%) Java
3 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (28.19%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (15.96%) CCNP
3 27 (14.36%) CCIE
4 25 (13.30%) CCSE
5 23 (12.23%) JNCIS
6 19 (10.11%) CCIE Service Provider
6 19 (10.11%) CCSP
7 18 (9.57%) CISM
7 18 (9.57%) CISSP
8 15 (7.98%) Degree
9 8 (4.26%) CCSA
9 8 (4.26%) CISA
10 6 (3.19%) CCDP
10 6 (3.19%) CEH
10 6 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (2.66%) CCNA
12 4 (2.13%) CCIE Security
13 3 (1.60%) SANS
14 2 (1.06%) GIAC
14 2 (1.06%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.02%) SLA
2 12 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (5.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (5.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.60%) PMO
6 1 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.53%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (10.11%) ProxySG
2 5 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.66%) vSphere
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.66%) vCenter Server
1 5 (2.66%) vMotion
2 3 (1.60%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.60%) Nagios
2 3 (1.60%) SCOM
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.53%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 121 (64.36%) Cisco
2 106 (56.38%) CheckPoint
3 87 (46.28%) Juniper
4 84 (44.68%) Palo Alto
5 77 (40.96%) F5
6 66 (35.11%) Blue Coat
7 38 (20.21%) Sourcefire
8 37 (19.68%) Fortinet
9 30 (15.96%) Microsoft
10 21 (11.17%) Crossbeam
11 20 (10.64%) HP
12 19 (10.11%) Imperva
12 19 (10.11%) McAfee
12 19 (10.11%) Proofpoint
12 19 (10.11%) TippingPoint
13 13 (6.91%) VMware
14 10 (5.32%) Citrix
15 9 (4.79%) Sun
16 7 (3.72%) Splunk
17 5 (2.66%) Arista
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