Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1029 957 1070
Rank change year-on-year -72 +113 +110
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 147 234 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.14% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 116 154 158
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £44,125 £45,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £81,750 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +35.00% -4.76% -7.16%

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 167,227 170,652 201,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,816 142,093 168,706
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 12 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 19 January 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 -54 143 £67,500 +16.38% 28
UK excluding London -13 96 £67,500 +35.00% 14
London -38 48 £72,500 +11.54% 14
South East -8 43 £63,750 +15.91% 7
East of England +33 26 £67,500 +22.73% 4
North of England +3 15 £50,000 +11.11% 1
North West -4 9 £50,000 +16.28%
Yorkshire +29 6 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West 0 6 £55,000 -12.00% 1
West Midlands +3 5 £72,500 +52.63% 1
Midlands -4 5 £72,500 +52.63% 1
Scotland -39 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 79 (53.74%) Firewall
2 70 (47.62%) Network Security
3 59 (40.14%) Cisco
4 53 (36.05%) Palo Alto
5 49 (33.33%) VPN
6 42 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 41 (27.89%) WAN
7 41 (27.89%) Data Centre
8 40 (27.21%) BGP
9 38 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (25.17%) Fortinet
11 36 (24.49%) LAN
12 33 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
12 33 (22.45%) F5
13 32 (21.77%) Juniper
13 32 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
14 31 (21.09%) OSPF
15 30 (20.41%) HTML
15 30 (20.41%) SIEM
16 29 (19.73%) IPsec
17 28 (19.05%) VMware
17 28 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
17 28 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
18 26 (17.69%) DNS
18 26 (17.69%) TCP/IP
18 26 (17.69%) Microsoft
18 26 (17.69%) Citrix
19 25 (17.01%) CCNP
19 25 (17.01%) HTTP
19 25 (17.01%) E-Commerce

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 3 (2.04%) JBoss
2 2 (1.36%) IIS
2 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.80%) Akamai
4 6 (4.08%) IaaS
5 5 (3.40%) Office 365
6 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.68%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 79 (53.74%) Firewall
2 70 (47.62%) Network Security
3 49 (33.33%) VPN
4 41 (27.89%) WAN
5 40 (27.21%) BGP
6 38 (25.85%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (24.49%) LAN
8 31 (21.09%) OSPF
9 29 (19.73%) IPsec
10 28 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
11 26 (17.69%) DNS
11 26 (17.69%) TCP/IP
12 25 (17.01%) HTTP
12 25 (17.01%) NetScaler
13 23 (15.65%) EIGRP
14 22 (14.97%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (12.93%) SSL
16 15 (10.20%) GLBP
16 15 (10.20%) IGRP
17 13 (8.84%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.36%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.68%) GIS
3 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.68%) HBase
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.68%) Gradle
2 1 (0.68%) Grunt
2 1 (0.68%) gulp
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) Maven
2 1 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 23 (15.65%) Finance
2 5 (3.40%) Financial Institution
2 5 (3.40%) Legal
3 4 (2.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.36%) Electronics
4 2 (1.36%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.41%) HTML
2 22 (14.97%) Web Services
3 15 (10.20%) XML
4 5 (3.40%) CSS
4 5 (3.40%) Node.js
5 4 (2.72%) RESTful
6 3 (2.04%) .NET
6 3 (2.04%) Ajax
6 3 (2.04%) J2EE
6 3 (2.04%) JSF
6 3 (2.04%) JSON
6 3 (2.04%) SOAP
6 3 (2.04%) SVG
7 1 (0.68%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.68%) CSS3
7 1 (0.68%) LESS
7 1 (0.68%) React
7 1 (0.68%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.68%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 41 (27.89%) Data Centre
2 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (13.61%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.48%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.08%) PKI
6 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.04%) CESG
9 2 (1.36%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.36%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.36%) Clustering
9 2 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.36%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.68%) Fintech
10 1 (0.68%) iPad
10 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.33%) Windows
2 21 (14.29%) Linux
3 15 (10.20%) Unix
4 8 (5.44%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.40%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.72%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.04%) CentOS
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.41%) SIEM
2 25 (17.01%) E-Commerce
2 25 (17.01%) Security Operations
3 20 (13.61%) Mentoring
4 19 (12.93%) Information Security
5 17 (11.56%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (10.88%) ITIL
7 15 (10.20%) Kalman Filter
7 15 (10.20%) Web Filtering
8 14 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (8.84%) Change Management
9 13 (8.84%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (7.48%) Analytics
10 11 (7.48%) Incident Management
11 10 (6.80%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 10 (6.80%) Network Design
11 10 (6.80%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 9 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (6.12%) Load Balancing
13 8 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.97%) Java
2 20 (13.61%) Python
3 18 (12.24%) C
4 16 (10.88%) Perl
5 14 (9.52%) C++
6 13 (8.84%) Ruby
7 8 (5.44%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.04%) C#
9 3 (2.04%) Groovy
9 3 (2.04%) SQL
10 1 (0.68%) ES6
10 1 (0.68%) Scala
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (21.77%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (17.01%) CCNP
3 22 (14.97%) Degree
4 13 (8.84%) Security Cleared
5 12 (8.16%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.80%) CCIE
6 10 (6.80%) CISSP
7 8 (5.44%) CCNA
8 7 (4.76%) CISM
9 6 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.40%) CISA
11 4 (2.72%) CCDP
11 4 (2.72%) CEH
11 4 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (2.72%) MCSE
11 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.04%) CCIE Security
12 3 (2.04%) CCSE
13 2 (1.36%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (1.36%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.40%) SLA
3 4 (2.72%) PMO
4 3 (2.04%) GDPR
5 2 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.36%) RMADS
6 1 (0.68%) GCP
6 1 (0.68%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.44%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.04%) vCloud
5 3 (2.04%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.36%) vSphere
7 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) FortiGate
1 5 (3.40%) Puppet
2 3 (2.04%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.04%) vRealize
3 2 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.36%) Nagios
3 2 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.36%) SCOM
4 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.68%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (40.14%) Cisco
2 53 (36.05%) Palo Alto
3 42 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 37 (25.17%) Fortinet
5 33 (22.45%) F5
6 32 (21.77%) Juniper
7 28 (19.05%) VMware
8 26 (17.69%) Citrix
8 26 (17.69%) Microsoft
9 15 (10.20%) Arista
10 10 (6.80%) Blue Coat
11 6 (4.08%) ArcSight
12 5 (3.40%) Aruba
12 5 (3.40%) IronPort
12 5 (3.40%) McAfee
12 5 (3.40%) NetApp
13 4 (2.72%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (2.72%) Lumension
13 4 (2.72%) Rapid7
13 4 (2.72%) SolarWinds