Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1038 979 1136
Rank change year-on-year -59 +157 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 173 245 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.13% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 121 174 148
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £45,950
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £61,750
% change year-on-year +35.00% -19.03% +9.29%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 11 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 24 November 2017. 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 -5 166 £67,500 +16.88% 13
UK excluding London +24 100 £67,500 +35.00% 8
London -32 68 £67,500 +3.85% 5
South East +53 54 £70,000 +29.63% 1
East of England +33 27 £67,500 +22.73% 2
South West +17 7 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Midlands +18 5 £72,500 +57.61% 2
North of England +2 5 £48,500 +7.78% 2
West Midlands +2 5 £72,500 +57.61% 1
North West -25 5 £48,500 +13.45% 1
Scotland -22 2 £52,500 +5.00%

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 92 (53.18%) Firewall
2 77 (44.51%) Network Security
3 62 (35.84%) Palo Alto
4 60 (34.68%) Cisco
5 53 (30.64%) VPN
6 49 (28.32%) WAN
7 46 (26.59%) CheckPoint
7 46 (26.59%) SIEM
8 43 (24.86%) Juniper
9 39 (22.54%) Cisco ASA
9 39 (22.54%) Security Operations
10 38 (21.97%) BGP
11 37 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (21.39%) LAN
11 37 (21.39%) Fortinet
12 36 (20.81%) F5
13 34 (19.65%) Data Centre
13 34 (19.65%) Degree
13 34 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
14 33 (19.08%) Intrusion Detection
14 33 (19.08%) CCNP
15 32 (18.50%) DNS
16 30 (17.34%) Information Security
16 30 (17.34%) Cybersecurity
17 29 (16.76%) Finance
17 29 (16.76%) Microsoft
17 29 (16.76%) HTML
17 29 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (16.18%) Computer Science
18 28 (16.18%) TCP/IP

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 (2.31%) JBoss
2 3 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (19.65%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (16.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.78%) Akamai
4 8 (4.62%) IaaS
5 3 (1.73%) Office 365
6 1 (0.58%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 92 (53.18%) Firewall
2 77 (44.51%) Network Security
3 53 (30.64%) VPN
4 49 (28.32%) WAN
5 39 (22.54%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (21.97%) BGP
7 37 (21.39%) LAN
8 33 (19.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 32 (18.50%) DNS
10 28 (16.18%) TCP/IP
11 27 (15.61%) IPsec
12 26 (15.03%) OSPF
13 25 (14.45%) NetScaler
14 23 (13.29%) HTTP
15 20 (11.56%) Cisco IOS
16 17 (9.83%) EIGRP
17 15 (8.67%) SSL
18 14 (8.09%) Ethernet
19 13 (7.51%) IGRP
19 13 (7.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.89%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.16%) Big Data
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.58%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.58%) GIS
3 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.58%) HBase
3 1 (0.58%) MySQL
3 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Gradle
1 1 (0.58%) Grunt
1 1 (0.58%) gulp
1 1 (0.58%) JIRA
1 1 (0.58%) Maven
1 1 (0.58%) webpack
General
1 29 (16.76%) Finance
2 5 (2.89%) Legal
3 4 (2.31%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.73%) Law
5 2 (1.16%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Local Government
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.76%) HTML
2 27 (15.61%) Web Services
3 13 (7.51%) XML
4 6 (3.47%) CSS
4 6 (3.47%) Node.js
5 5 (2.89%) RESTful
6 4 (2.31%) .NET
6 4 (2.31%) Ajax
6 4 (2.31%) J2EE
6 4 (2.31%) JSF
6 4 (2.31%) JSON
6 4 (2.31%) SOAP
6 4 (2.31%) SVG
7 3 (1.73%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.58%) CSS3
8 1 (0.58%) LESS
8 1 (0.58%) React
8 1 (0.58%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.65%) Data Centre
2 28 (16.18%) Computer Science
3 24 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.62%) PKI
6 7 (4.05%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.31%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.73%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.16%) CESG
10 2 (1.16%) Clustering
10 2 (1.16%) Fintech
11 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.58%) iPad
11 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.72%) Linux
2 20 (11.56%) Windows
3 14 (8.09%) Unix
4 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.73%) CentOS
6 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.59%) SIEM
2 39 (22.54%) Security Operations
3 30 (17.34%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (17.34%) Information Security
4 26 (15.03%) Mentoring
4 26 (15.03%) Vulnerability Management
5 24 (13.87%) E-Commerce
6 20 (11.56%) Kalman Filter
6 20 (11.56%) Web Filtering
7 19 (10.98%) Network Monitoring
8 18 (10.40%) ITIL
9 16 (9.25%) Change Management
9 16 (9.25%) Incident Management
10 15 (8.67%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (6.94%) Analytics
12 11 (6.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 11 (6.36%) Problem Management
12 11 (6.36%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 10 (5.78%) Load Balancing
13 10 (5.78%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.45%) Java
2 22 (12.72%) Python
3 16 (9.25%) Perl
4 14 (8.09%) C++
4 14 (8.09%) Ruby
5 13 (7.51%) C
6 8 (4.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.89%) C#
7 5 (2.89%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.31%) Groovy
8 4 (2.31%) SQL
9 1 (0.58%) ES6
9 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (21.39%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (19.65%) Degree
3 33 (19.08%) CCNP
4 17 (9.83%) CISSP
5 16 (9.25%) CISM
6 14 (8.09%) Security Cleared
7 11 (6.36%) CISA
7 11 (6.36%) SC Cleared
8 10 (5.78%) CCNA
8 10 (5.78%) CEH
8 10 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (5.20%) CCSA
10 7 (4.05%) CCDP
10 7 (4.05%) CCIE
11 6 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.89%) CCSE
13 4 (2.31%) MCSE
13 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.73%) SANS
15 2 (1.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.47%) PMO
2 6 (3.47%) SLA
3 3 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.58%) QA
5 1 (0.58%) RMADS
System Software
1 10 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.73%) vCloud
4 3 (1.73%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.47%) FortiGate
1 6 (3.47%) Nagios
1 6 (3.47%) SCOM
2 3 (1.73%) Puppet
2 3 (1.73%) vCenter Server
2 3 (1.73%) vRealize
3 2 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.58%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (35.84%) Palo Alto
2 60 (34.68%) Cisco
3 46 (26.59%) CheckPoint
4 43 (24.86%) Juniper
5 37 (21.39%) Fortinet
6 36 (20.81%) F5
7 29 (16.76%) Microsoft
8 25 (14.45%) Citrix
9 23 (13.29%) VMware
10 13 (7.51%) Arista
11 10 (5.78%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.47%) ArcSight
12 6 (3.47%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.47%) Splunk
13 5 (2.89%) Aruba
13 5 (2.89%) McAfee
13 5 (2.89%) NetApp
14 4 (2.31%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (2.31%) Lumension
14 4 (2.31%) Rapid7