Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 893 1049 969
Rank change year-on-year +156 -80 +125
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 217 147 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.085% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.088% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 176 115 157
UK median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +4.35%
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,800 £45,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £81,900 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £67,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -18.52% +35.00% -7.20%

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 144,895 166,820 170,398
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,811 135,425 141,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.28%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +132 202 £60,000 -11.11% 24
London +112 115 £75,000 +1.69% 10
UK excluding London +58 99 £55,000 -18.52% 15
South East +33 44 £60,000 -7.69% 2
East of England +26 19 £42,500 -37.04% 6
Midlands +38 14 £55,000 -24.14% 2
East Midlands - 11 £55,000 - 1
South West +11 7 £54,000 -1.82% 3
Scotland +10 7 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £62,500 -
West Midlands +49 3 £52,500 -27.59% 1
North of England +22 3 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire +21 3 £55,000 +10.00%

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 102 (47.00%) Firewall
2 76 (35.02%) Finance
2 76 (35.02%) SIEM
3 75 (34.56%) Network Security
4 72 (33.18%) CISSP
5 53 (24.42%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (24.42%) Cisco
6 47 (21.66%) Windows
7 45 (20.74%) Linux
7 45 (20.74%) Penetration Testing
7 45 (20.74%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (19.82%) Cybersecurity
8 43 (19.82%) Information Security
8 43 (19.82%) CCNP
9 42 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 42 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (17.51%) Python
11 37 (17.05%) Java
12 35 (16.13%) CheckPoint
13 33 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
14 32 (14.75%) TCP/IP
15 31 (14.29%) Microsoft
16 29 (13.36%) Security Operations
17 28 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
18 27 (12.44%) Perl
18 27 (12.44%) CISM
18 27 (12.44%) PCI DSS
19 26 (11.98%) Juniper
19 26 (11.98%) F5
20 25 (11.52%) Cisco Nexus

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 (2.30%) Confluence
2 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.92%) IIS
4 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.21%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.15%) Office 365
4 7 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.30%) IaaS
6 5 (2.30%) PaaS
6 5 (2.30%) SaaS
7 4 (1.84%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.38%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.92%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.92%) Serverless
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 102 (47.00%) Firewall
2 75 (34.56%) Network Security
3 42 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 32 (14.75%) TCP/IP
5 25 (11.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 24 (11.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 24 (11.06%) WAN
7 22 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (8.76%) OSPF
9 18 (8.29%) BGP
9 18 (8.29%) VPN
10 16 (7.37%) Wireless
11 15 (6.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 15 (6.91%) VPLS
12 14 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (6.45%) MPLS
12 14 (6.45%) NetScaler
12 14 (6.45%) NX-OS
13 13 (5.99%) DNS
14 12 (5.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.30%) Blockchain
2 4 (1.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.30%) JIRA
2 5 (2.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.46%) Hudson
3 1 (0.46%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (35.02%) Finance
2 17 (7.83%) Retail
3 6 (2.76%) Banking
4 4 (1.84%) Law
4 4 (1.84%) Marketing
4 4 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.38%) Military
6 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.45%) LDAP
2 9 (4.15%) .NET
3 7 (3.23%) JSON
3 7 (3.23%) REST
4 6 (2.76%) CSS
4 6 (2.76%) HTML
5 5 (2.30%) SAML
6 3 (1.38%) WSH
7 2 (0.92%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.92%) Web Services
8 1 (0.46%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.46%) Kafka
8 1 (0.46%) OAuth
8 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.74%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 16 (7.37%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.91%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (5.53%) Fintech
7 10 (4.61%) Data Centre
8 9 (4.15%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (3.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 8 (3.69%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.76%) Cyberattack
10 6 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (2.30%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.30%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (1.84%) CESG
12 4 (1.84%) Cloud Native
13 3 (1.38%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
14 2 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (21.66%) Windows
2 45 (20.74%) Linux
3 11 (5.07%) Windows 10
4 10 (4.61%) Unix
5 7 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.92%) Android
7 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (35.02%) SIEM
2 45 (20.74%) Penetration Testing
3 43 (19.82%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (19.82%) Information Security
4 42 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (13.36%) Security Operations
6 28 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
7 25 (11.52%) Web Filtering
8 23 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 21 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 20 (9.22%) Data Loss Prevention
11 18 (8.29%) OWASP
12 17 (7.83%) Data Protection
12 17 (7.83%) Software Engineering
13 16 (7.37%) SDLC
14 15 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (6.91%) Mentoring
14 15 (6.91%) Security Architecture
15 14 (6.45%) Computer Science
16 13 (5.99%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.51%) Python
2 37 (17.05%) Java
3 27 (12.44%) Perl
4 24 (11.06%) Bash Shell
5 12 (5.53%) C++
6 8 (3.69%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.69%) Ruby
7 6 (2.76%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.30%) Go
8 5 (2.30%) VBScript
9 4 (1.84%) C
10 2 (0.92%) C#
10 2 (0.92%) Tcl
11 1 (0.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (33.18%) CISSP
2 53 (24.42%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (19.82%) CCNP
4 27 (12.44%) CISM
5 23 (10.60%) CCIE
6 22 (10.14%) CCIE Security
6 22 (10.14%) CEH
7 21 (9.68%) CISA
8 20 (9.22%) SANS
9 19 (8.76%) Degree
10 15 (6.91%) MCSE
10 15 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (6.45%) CCNA
12 13 (5.99%) SC Cleared
12 13 (5.99%) Security Cleared
13 10 (4.61%) CCSP
13 10 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (4.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 8 (3.69%) OSCP
15 8 (3.69%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.44%) PCI DSS
2 14 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (5.07%) GDPR
4 8 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.84%) QA
7 2 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.92%) PMO
7 2 (0.92%) PSD2
System Software
1 24 (11.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.76%) Docker
3 4 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.84%) vSphere
4 3 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.92%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.69%) Puppet
1 8 (3.69%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (3.23%) Ansible
3 6 (2.76%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.38%) Nessus
7 2 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.92%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.46%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.46%) Kibana
8 1 (0.46%) Nmap
8 1 (0.46%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.46%) Proventia
8 1 (0.46%) QRadar
Vendors
1 53 (24.42%) Cisco
2 35 (16.13%) CheckPoint
3 31 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 26 (11.98%) F5
4 26 (11.98%) Juniper
5 18 (8.29%) VMware
6 12 (5.53%) Blue Coat
6 12 (5.53%) Splunk
7 11 (5.07%) Fortinet
7 11 (5.07%) Symantec
8 10 (4.61%) Palo Alto
9 9 (4.15%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.76%) McAfee
10 6 (2.76%) Thales
11 4 (1.84%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.84%) Google
11 4 (1.84%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.38%) Barracuda Networks
12 3 (1.38%) CyberArk
12 3 (1.38%) HP