Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Security Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 914 992 996
Rank change year-on-year +78 +4 +131
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 231 188 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 192 122 174
UK median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £60,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.03% +0.42%
10th Percentile £44,750 £50,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £109,750 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £66,250 £51,500
% change year-on-year -13.21% +28.64% -6.36%

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 157,885 166,786 183,863
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,253 133,641 154,192
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 15 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 15 October 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 +63 215 £60,000 -11.11% 21
UK excluding London +36 127 £57,500 -13.21% 14
London +64 100 £72,500 +7.41% 8
South East -22 40 £60,000 -4.76% 5
South West +25 28 £47,500 -7.32% 4
North of England +41 19 £55,000 +11.68% 1
Midlands +32 16 £55,000 -24.14% 1
East of England +6 15 £50,000 -28.57% 2
East Midlands - 14 £45,000 -
North West +14 12 £60,000 +21.83% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £35,000 -
Scotland 0 5 £46,250 -11.90%
Northern Ireland - 5 £62,500 - 1
West Midlands +25 2 £80,000 +10.34% 1
Wales - 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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.

1 111 (48.05%) Firewall
2 103 (44.59%) Finance
3 77 (33.33%) CISSP
4 76 (32.90%) Network Security
5 71 (30.74%) Cisco
6 69 (29.87%) SIEM
7 64 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (22.51%) Linux
9 51 (22.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 51 (22.08%) Cybersecurity
10 49 (21.21%) Windows
11 47 (20.35%) CCNP
12 44 (19.05%) Java
12 44 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
13 43 (18.61%) Kalman Filter
14 42 (18.18%) Python
15 41 (17.75%) TCP/IP
16 40 (17.32%) LAN
17 39 (16.88%) Wireless
17 39 (16.88%) Penetration Testing
17 39 (16.88%) Information Security
18 37 (16.02%) WAN
19 35 (15.15%) Web Filtering
19 35 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
20 33 (14.29%) CheckPoint
20 33 (14.29%) PCI DSS
20 33 (14.29%) Degree
21 32 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
22 28 (12.12%) Cisco ISE
23 27 (11.69%) CISM

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 (2.16%) Confluence
2 4 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (8.23%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.90%) IaaS
3 9 (3.90%) PaaS
4 8 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (3.46%) SaaS
5 6 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.60%) Serverless
6 5 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.73%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.73%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.73%) Office 365
8 3 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.87%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.43%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 111 (48.05%) Firewall
2 76 (32.90%) Network Security
3 51 (22.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 44 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (17.75%) TCP/IP
6 40 (17.32%) LAN
7 39 (16.88%) Wireless
8 37 (16.02%) WAN
9 28 (12.12%) Cisco ISE
10 25 (10.82%) VPN
11 24 (10.39%) IPsec
12 23 (9.96%) SSL
13 21 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (9.09%) DNS
14 20 (8.66%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (8.66%) Wireshark
15 19 (8.23%) Cisco Firepower
16 17 (7.36%) OSPF
17 14 (6.06%) MPLS
18 13 (5.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.16%) Blockchain
2 4 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.73%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.43%) MySQL
3 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (4.33%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.16%) JIRA
4 5 (2.16%) Subversion
5 4 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.43%) Hudson
6 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
General
1 103 (44.59%) Finance
2 20 (8.66%) Retail
3 11 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.33%) Banking
5 8 (3.46%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.16%) Legal
7 4 (1.73%) Marketing
8 2 (0.87%) Automotive
8 2 (0.87%) Electronics
8 2 (0.87%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.49%) LDAP
2 13 (5.63%) .NET
3 11 (4.76%) HTML
4 9 (3.90%) CSS
5 6 (2.60%) REST
6 5 (2.16%) JSON
6 5 (2.16%) SAML
6 5 (2.16%) XML
7 4 (1.73%) Kafka
7 4 (1.73%) Web Services
8 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.43%) JPA
8 1 (0.43%) LAMP
8 1 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.43%) Spring
8 1 (0.43%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.43%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (11.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 18 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.79%) Cyberattack
4 16 (6.93%) Cyberthreat
5 15 (6.49%) Data Centre
5 15 (6.49%) Data Protection Act
6 14 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 10 (4.33%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (4.33%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.60%) Fintech
10 5 (2.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (2.16%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.73%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.87%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.51%) Linux
2 49 (21.21%) Windows
3 9 (3.90%) Unix
4 8 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.16%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.73%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
8 1 (0.43%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (29.87%) SIEM
2 51 (22.08%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (18.61%) Kalman Filter
4 39 (16.88%) Information Security
4 39 (16.88%) Penetration Testing
5 35 (15.15%) Web Filtering
6 23 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (9.52%) ITIL
8 20 (8.66%) Software Engineering
9 17 (7.36%) Data Protection
9 17 (7.36%) SDLC
10 16 (6.93%) Change Management
10 16 (6.93%) DevOps
10 16 (6.93%) OO
11 15 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (6.49%) Mentoring
11 15 (6.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (6.06%) Network Design
13 13 (5.63%) OWASP
13 13 (5.63%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.05%) Java
2 42 (18.18%) Python
3 26 (11.26%) Bash Shell
4 24 (10.39%) Perl
5 15 (6.49%) C
5 15 (6.49%) C++
6 11 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.33%) Go
8 9 (3.90%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.60%) Ruby
10 5 (2.16%) SQL
11 2 (0.87%) Tcl
11 2 (0.87%) VBScript
12 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.43%) Java 8
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (33.33%) CISSP
2 64 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (20.35%) CCNP
4 33 (14.29%) Degree
5 27 (11.69%) CISM
6 22 (9.52%) SANS
7 21 (9.09%) CISA
7 21 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 20 (8.66%) CEH
8 20 (8.66%) SC Cleared
9 18 (7.79%) CCNA
10 17 (7.36%) CCDP
11 16 (6.93%) CCIE
12 10 (4.33%) CCIE Security
12 10 (4.33%) OSCP
13 9 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (3.03%) CCSP
14 7 (3.03%) MCSE
14 7 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (2.60%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 19 (8.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (5.63%) GDPR
4 10 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.87%) QA
8 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 27 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.76%) Docker
3 10 (4.33%) Firmware
4 6 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.73%) vSphere
6 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.87%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.87%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.43%) iptables
7 1 (0.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (6.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 10 (4.33%) Puppet
3 10 (4.33%) TrustSec
4 9 (3.90%) Nessus
5 8 (3.46%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (3.46%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (3.03%) Ansible
7 6 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.16%) RSA Security Analytics
9 4 (1.73%) Kibana
10 3 (1.30%) Nagios
11 2 (0.87%) ArcSight ESM
11 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.87%) QRadar
11 2 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.43%) OpenVAS
12 1 (0.43%) Proventia
Vendors
1 71 (30.74%) Cisco
2 33 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 27 (11.69%) Microsoft
4 19 (8.23%) Juniper
4 19 (8.23%) VMware
5 18 (7.79%) Fortinet
5 18 (7.79%) SolarWinds
6 15 (6.49%) Splunk
7 13 (5.63%) Blue Coat
7 13 (5.63%) Palo Alto
8 10 (4.33%) F5
8 10 (4.33%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.46%) Symantec
10 7 (3.03%) Clearswift
10 7 (3.03%) Infoblox
11 6 (2.60%) Citrix
11 6 (2.60%) Thales
12 5 (2.16%) IronPort
12 5 (2.16%) McAfee
13 4 (1.73%) Google