The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
UK / Wales
Rank 90 97 85
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 9 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.83% 0.43% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.44% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 17
Median salary £43,750 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.40% +8.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,650 £50,000 £46,200
UK excluding London median salary £46,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1048 1372 1288
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.50% 98.21% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 873 1158 1107
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Wales

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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 3 months to 23 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
West Wales - 6 £42,500 -
South Wales +9 3 £45,000 -2.70%
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 across the Wales region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Linux
1 11 (73.33%) Python
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) SIEM
4 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco
7 4 (26.67%) JBoss
7 4 (26.67%) Apache
7 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
7 4 (26.67%) Perl
7 4 (26.67%) MySQL
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
7 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
7 4 (26.67%) LAMP
7 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 4 (26.67%) Ruby
7 4 (26.67%) CentOS
7 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (20.00%) Splunk
8 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (20.00%) vSphere
8 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) Apache
1 4 (26.67%) JBoss
1 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) PPP
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) CentOS
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) SIEM
2 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 4 (26.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) CCDA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) CEH
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Splunk
3 2 (13.33%) Clearswift
3 2 (13.33%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.67%) AlienVault
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Nokia
4 1 (6.67%) Radware
4 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL