Senior Security Engineer Jobs

Senior Security Engineer
UK

The median Senior Security Engineer salary in the UK is £70,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

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

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 709 785 837
Rank change year-on-year +76 +52 -89
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 136 247 311
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 123 196 150
10th Percentile £56,219 £55,610 £52,950
25th Percentile £57,500 £56,219 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +25.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £89,063 £82,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £100,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,783 £59,526 £70,000
% change year-on-year +5.47% -14.96% +16.67%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,164 104,802 135,666
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 93.58% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,734 65,779 84,694
10th Percentile £28,501 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.21% +5.50% +5.26%

Senior Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Security Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Security Engineer over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 17 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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +81 124 £70,000 +3.70% 52
Work from Home +92 72 £62,783 +5.47% 25
London +144 70 £77,500 -3.13% 38
UK excluding London +35 61 £62,783 +5.47% 12
North of England +74 31 £62,783 +5.47% 4
North West +54 15 £62,783 +5.47% 2
Yorkshire +79 11 £59,526 -0.79% 2
East of England +52 10 £70,000 +3.70% 1
South West +16 5 £59,526 -
North East - 5 £62,783 -
Midlands +57 4 £115,000 +155.56% 2
Scotland -34 4 £59,526 - 1
South East +43 3 £60,500 -12.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 3 £90,000 -
West Midlands +62 2 £115,000 +155.56% 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Wales +6 1 £45,000 -

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 2 March 2024, Senior Security Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 88 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
2 83 (61.03%) Azure
3 54 (39.71%) Cloud Security
4 50 (36.76%) Microsoft
5 47 (34.56%) DevOps
6 46 (33.82%) Python
7 43 (31.62%) Network Security
8 42 (30.88%) AWS
9 41 (30.15%) Finance
10 37 (27.21%) PKI
11 36 (26.47%) SIEM
11 36 (26.47%) Public Cloud
12 35 (25.74%) GCP
13 34 (25.00%) CISSP
14 32 (23.53%) Agile
14 32 (23.53%) PaaS
14 32 (23.53%) Terraform
15 31 (22.79%) Roadmaps
15 31 (22.79%) Jenkins
16 29 (21.32%) Active Directory
16 29 (21.32%) Windows
17 28 (20.59%) Firewall
17 28 (20.59%) CI/CD
18 27 (19.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 26 (19.12%) Azure DevOps
19 26 (19.12%) Kubernetes
19 26 (19.12%) Google
20 25 (18.38%) Information Security
20 25 (18.38%) Docker
20 25 (18.38%) Infrastructure as Code

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 83 (61.03%) Azure
2 42 (30.88%) AWS
3 35 (25.74%) GCP
4 32 (23.53%) PaaS
5 26 (19.12%) Azure DevOps
6 22 (16.18%) GitHub
7 21 (15.44%) Microsoft 365
8 17 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (12.50%) Entra ID
9 13 (9.56%) Azure Key Vault
9 13 (9.56%) SaaS
10 12 (8.82%) AWS KMS
11 11 (8.09%) Azure Sentinel
12 9 (6.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Purview
13 7 (5.15%) IaaS
14 4 (2.94%) Power Platform
15 2 (1.47%) AWS Direct Connect
15 2 (1.47%) Datadog
16 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (31.62%) Network Security
2 28 (20.59%) Firewall
3 23 (16.91%) WAN
4 17 (12.50%) DNS
4 17 (12.50%) VPN
5 14 (10.29%) Cisco ISE
6 13 (9.56%) LAN
7 12 (8.82%) Cisco Firepower
8 10 (7.35%) SD-WAN
8 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP
9 8 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (5.15%) BGP
10 7 (5.15%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (5.15%) DMZ
10 7 (5.15%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (5.15%) MPLS
10 7 (5.15%) Unified Communications
10 7 (5.15%) VLAN
11 6 (4.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.94%) Power BI
2 2 (1.47%) Metadata
3 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (22.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 41 (30.15%) Finance
2 23 (16.91%) Banking
3 14 (10.29%) Social Skills
4 13 (9.56%) Public Sector
5 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.68%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.62%) HTML
2 8 (5.88%) web3js
3 2 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.47%) CSS
3 2 (1.47%) Django
3 2 (1.47%) Flask
3 2 (1.47%) JWT
3 2 (1.47%) OAuth
4 1 (0.74%) .NET
4 1 (0.74%) Jinja
4 1 (0.74%) Kafka
4 1 (0.74%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 37 (27.21%) PKI
2 36 (26.47%) Public Cloud
3 22 (16.18%) Product Ownership
4 18 (13.24%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (8.09%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (5.88%) Blockchain
7 8 (5.88%) Cyberattack
7 8 (5.88%) Management Information System
7 8 (5.88%) Web3
8 7 (5.15%) Cybercrime
8 7 (5.15%) Data Centre
8 7 (5.15%) Hedge funds
9 6 (4.41%) Security Posture
10 5 (3.68%) Virtual Team
11 4 (2.94%) Cloud Native
11 4 (2.94%) Cyber Security Posture
12 3 (2.21%) Cloud Security Posture
12 3 (2.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 2 (1.47%) Cyber Threat
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.32%) Windows
2 7 (5.15%) Linux
3 5 (3.68%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.94%) Android
4 4 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.94%) Unix
5 2 (1.47%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (64.71%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (39.71%) Cloud Security
3 47 (34.56%) DevOps
4 36 (26.47%) SIEM
5 32 (23.53%) Agile
6 31 (22.79%) Roadmaps
7 28 (20.59%) CI/CD
8 27 (19.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 25 (18.38%) Information Security
9 25 (18.38%) Infrastructure as Code
10 22 (16.18%) Incident Response
10 22 (16.18%) Use Case
11 21 (15.44%) Secrets Management
11 21 (15.44%) Security Operations
12 19 (13.97%) Key Management
13 17 (12.50%) Cryptography
13 17 (12.50%) ITIL
13 17 (12.50%) Mentoring
14 16 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
15 15 (11.03%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.82%) Python
2 22 (16.18%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.35%) C#
4 7 (5.15%) SQL
5 5 (3.68%) Kusto Query Language
6 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.21%) Bash
7 3 (2.21%) Go
7 3 (2.21%) Java
7 3 (2.21%) Ruby
8 2 (1.47%) C++
8 2 (1.47%) Lua
8 2 (1.47%) Rust
8 2 (1.47%) Search Processing Language
9 1 (0.74%) C
9 1 (0.74%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.74%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 34 (25.00%) CISSP
2 22 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (12.50%) CEH
4 16 (11.76%) CCSP
4 16 (11.76%) CISM
5 14 (10.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 10 (7.35%) Degree
7 6 (4.41%) SANS
8 5 (3.68%) GSEC
9 4 (2.94%) CCIE
9 4 (2.94%) CRISC
9 4 (2.94%) GIAC
9 4 (2.94%) ISSMP
9 4 (2.94%) SSCP
10 3 (2.21%) Azure Certification
10 3 (2.21%) CCSK
10 3 (2.21%) ISSAP
10 3 (2.21%) ISSEP
10 3 (2.21%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.47%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (8.82%) NIST
3 9 (6.62%) GDPR
4 6 (4.41%) PCI DSS
5 5 (3.68%) NCSC
6 4 (2.94%) COBIT
7 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 29 (21.32%) Active Directory
2 25 (18.38%) Docker
3 6 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (23.53%) Terraform
2 26 (19.12%) Kubernetes
3 15 (11.03%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (8.82%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (5.88%) Ansible
6 7 (5.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (5.15%) Stealthwatch
7 4 (2.94%) CASB
7 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.94%) Nmap
8 2 (1.47%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.47%) Nessus
9 1 (0.74%) Istio
9 1 (0.74%) linkerd
Vendors
1 50 (36.76%) Microsoft
2 26 (19.12%) Google
3 20 (14.71%) Cisco
4 15 (11.03%) Splunk
5 14 (10.29%) CheckPoint
6 13 (9.56%) CA
6 13 (9.56%) Palo Alto
7 12 (8.82%) CyberArk
7 12 (8.82%) ServiceNow
8 9 (6.62%) VMware
9 7 (5.15%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.41%) CrowdStrike
11 4 (2.94%) Alibaba
11 4 (2.94%) Qualys
11 4 (2.94%) Rapid7
11 4 (2.94%) Thycotic
12 3 (2.21%) F5
12 3 (2.21%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.21%) Netskope
12 3 (2.21%) Symantec