Period
to 12 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

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

Security Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 110 127
Rank change year-on-year +22 +17 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 2 16 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 0.20% 0.87% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.92% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 2
Median annual salary £41,500 £50,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.00% -20.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £37,000 £40,900 £60,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £60,000 £66,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 965 1,748 1,852
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 95.41% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 820 1,505 1,510
Median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,450
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,450 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Wales

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Security Engineer in Wales

Security Engineer
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 12 August 2020. 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
North Wales +1 1 £45,000 - 1
Mid Wales - 1 £38,000 -
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 across the Wales region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) DMARC
2 1 (50.00%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (50.00%) NCSC
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) COBIT
2 1 (50.00%) Qualys
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Trend Micro
2 1 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SMTP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DMARC
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) SMTP
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) COBIT
1 1 (50.00%) NCSC
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Qualys
1 1 (50.00%) Trend Micro