The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Security Engineer
UK
Rank 784 842 894
Rank change year-on-year +58 +52  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 83 122 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.12% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 45 96 48
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -13.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £41,300
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,250 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% -9.09%  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +60 83 £57,500 +15.00% 5
South East +102 49 £52,500 - 3
Berkshire +59 42 £53,750 +2.38%
Reading +62 38 £55,000 +10.00%
London +59 28 £60,000 -2.83% 2
City of London +48 4 £67,500 +12.50% 1
North West -9 4 £50,000 -
Bracknell - 4 £52,500 -
Surrey +36 2 £47,500 -17.39% 2
Warwick +30 2 £50,000 -
Warwickshire +20 2 £50,000 -
West Midlands +16 2 £50,000 +29.87%
Manchester -16 2 £51,250 -
Brighton - 2 £37,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £37,500 -
Hampshire +21 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 1 £50,000 -
Cheshire +9 1 - -
Woking +6 1 £47,500 -29.62% 1
South West 0 1 £50,000 -
East of England - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Kidlington - 1 £60,000 -
Stockport - 1 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £50,000 -
Exeter - 1 £50,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £50,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £60,000 -

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 161 (78.92%) Firewall
2 130 (63.73%) Cisco
3 120 (58.82%) Network Security
4 101 (49.51%) CheckPoint
5 89 (43.63%) Palo Alto
6 77 (37.75%) Windows
7 75 (36.76%) Juniper
8 74 (36.27%) F5
9 69 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
10 65 (31.86%) Linux
11 64 (31.37%) VPN
12 63 (30.88%) Information Security
13 62 (30.39%) Blue Coat
14 60 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
15 52 (25.49%) TCP/IP
16 50 (24.51%) Unix
17 49 (24.02%) Risk Management
18 47 (23.04%) Security Operations
19 46 (22.55%) SLA
20 45 (22.06%) CCNP
20 45 (22.06%) Sourcefire
20 45 (22.06%) Mentoring
21 41 (20.10%) Microsoft
21 41 (20.10%) ITIL
22 40 (19.61%) Fortinet
23 39 (19.12%) Security Operations Centre
24 37 (18.14%) Internet
25 34 (16.67%) SIEM
26 31 (15.20%) Intel Security
26 31 (15.20%) Cisco ASA

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.41%) Apache
1 9 (4.41%) IIS
1 9 (4.41%) Tomcat
1 9 (4.41%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.27%) MS Office
3 22 (10.78%) MS Visio
4 21 (10.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.43%) Office 365
3 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (78.92%) Firewall
2 120 (58.82%) Network Security
3 64 (31.37%) VPN
4 52 (25.49%) TCP/IP
5 37 (18.14%) Internet
6 31 (15.20%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (12.25%) BGP
7 25 (12.25%) LAN
8 24 (11.76%) OSPF
8 24 (11.76%) WAN
9 19 (9.31%) Cisco ISE
10 13 (6.37%) DNS
10 13 (6.37%) MPLS
11 12 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (5.88%) SSL
11 12 (5.88%) VPLS
12 11 (5.39%) HTTP
12 11 (5.39%) VLAN
12 11 (5.39%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (4.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) DB2
2 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Burp Suite
General
1 19 (9.31%) Finance
2 12 (5.88%) Banking
3 7 (3.43%) Marketing
3 7 (3.43%) Retail
4 6 (2.94%) Games
5 5 (2.45%) French Language
5 5 (2.45%) German Language
5 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.98%) Law
7 2 (0.98%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.92%) Web Services
2 5 (2.45%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.96%) SailPoint
3 4 (1.96%) XML
4 3 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.49%) .NET
5 1 (0.49%) ISPF
5 1 (0.49%) LAMP
5 1 (0.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.12%) Security Operations Centre
2 18 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.35%) Virtual Team
4 12 (5.88%) RSA SecurID
5 9 (4.41%) PKI
6 6 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.47%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.98%) Clustering
9 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.49%) Derivative
10 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.49%) iPad
10 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 77 (37.75%) Windows
2 65 (31.86%) Linux
3 50 (24.51%) Unix
4 23 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (10.29%) Solaris
5 21 (10.29%) Windows 2000
5 21 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.47%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.88%) Information Security
2 60 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
3 49 (24.02%) Risk Management
4 47 (23.04%) Security Operations
5 45 (22.06%) Mentoring
6 41 (20.10%) ITIL
7 34 (16.67%) SIEM
8 29 (14.22%) Cybersecurity
9 25 (12.25%) Coaching
9 25 (12.25%) Security Management
10 23 (11.27%) Identity Management
11 21 (10.29%) Change Management
11 21 (10.29%) Content Management
11 21 (10.29%) Vulnerability Management
12 17 (8.33%) Presales
13 16 (7.84%) Security Architecture
14 15 (7.35%) OWASP
14 15 (7.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 14 (6.86%) Network Management
15 14 (6.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.39%) SQL
2 5 (2.45%) Java
3 4 (1.96%) BeanShell
3 4 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.96%) Python
3 4 (1.96%) VB
4 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.98%) C++
5 1 (0.49%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.49%) C#
5 1 (0.49%) CLIST
5 1 (0.49%) JCL
5 1 (0.49%) Perl
5 1 (0.49%) PHP
5 1 (0.49%) REXX
5 1 (0.49%) Ruby
5 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 69 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (22.06%) CCNP
3 30 (14.71%) CCIE
4 26 (12.75%) CCSE
5 22 (10.78%) JNCIS
6 21 (10.29%) CCSP
7 16 (7.84%) CISSP
7 16 (7.84%) Degree
8 12 (5.88%) CISM
9 11 (5.39%) CCNA
10 3 (1.47%) CCDP
10 3 (1.47%) CISA
10 3 (1.47%) GIAC
10 3 (1.47%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.98%) CCSA
11 2 (0.98%) CRISC
11 2 (0.98%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.49%) CCDA
12 1 (0.49%) CEH
12 1 (0.49%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (22.55%) SLA
2 18 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (6.37%) PCI DSS
4 11 (5.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (4.41%) ISO27002
6 5 (2.45%) GPG13
7 2 (0.98%) FISMA
System Software
1 21 (10.29%) ProxySG
2 13 (6.37%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.96%) vSphere
4 1 (0.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (0.49%) KVM
4 1 (0.49%) Snort
4 1 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (4.41%) Nessus
2 4 (1.96%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.96%) QRadar
2 4 (1.96%) SCCM
2 4 (1.96%) vMotion
3 3 (1.47%) EnCase
3 3 (1.47%) Kibana
3 3 (1.47%) logstash
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.98%) RSA enVision
4 2 (0.98%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.49%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.49%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.49%) Puppet
5 1 (0.49%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.49%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 130 (63.73%) Cisco
2 101 (49.51%) CheckPoint
3 89 (43.63%) Palo Alto
4 75 (36.76%) Juniper
5 74 (36.27%) F5
6 62 (30.39%) Blue Coat
7 45 (22.06%) Sourcefire
8 41 (20.10%) Microsoft
9 40 (19.61%) Fortinet
10 31 (15.20%) Intel Security
11 23 (11.27%) Crossbeam
12 22 (10.78%) HP
12 22 (10.78%) TippingPoint
13 21 (10.29%) Imperva
13 21 (10.29%) Proofpoint
14 9 (4.41%) Splunk
14 9 (4.41%) Sun
15 6 (2.94%) VMware
16 5 (2.45%) CyberArk
16 5 (2.45%) Forcepoint
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