Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Security Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 277 284 294
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 47 56 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.48% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 34 48 33
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +28.57% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,450 £24,900
90th Percentile £73,250 £69,500 £46,750
England median annual salary £53,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.85% +8.00% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9806 11125 10631
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.20% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8079 8819 8837
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +8 14 £36,250 -
Coventry +21 10 £36,000 -28.00%
Birmingham +18 10 £55,000 +20.55% 1
Worcestershire +4 9 £62,500 +47.06%
Staffordshire - 2 £44,000 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 West Midlands region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (48.94%) Network Security
2 22 (46.81%) Firewall
3 20 (42.55%) Cisco
4 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP
5 15 (31.91%) Incident Management
6 13 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (27.66%) CheckPoint
7 12 (25.53%) SIEM
8 11 (23.40%) WAN
8 11 (23.40%) LAN
9 9 (19.15%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (19.15%) Retail
10 7 (14.89%) Information Security
10 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.89%) DV Cleared
10 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.89%) Cisco PIX
10 7 (14.89%) Unix
10 7 (14.89%) Windows
10 7 (14.89%) CISSP
10 7 (14.89%) Middleware
10 7 (14.89%) iPad
10 7 (14.89%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (12.77%) Security Operations
11 6 (12.77%) McAfee
11 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (12.77%) Juniper
11 6 (12.77%) CCNA
11 6 (12.77%) Matrix Management
11 6 (12.77%) Degree

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 23 (48.94%) Network Security
2 22 (46.81%) Firewall
3 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP
4 13 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (23.40%) LAN
5 11 (23.40%) WAN
6 7 (14.89%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (8.51%) PuTTY
7 4 (8.51%) VoIP
8 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 9 (19.15%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) iPad
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Unix
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Incident Management
2 12 (25.53%) SIEM
3 9 (19.15%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (14.89%) Information Security
4 7 (14.89%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (12.77%) Matrix Management
5 6 (12.77%) Security Operations
6 5 (10.64%) Cryptography
6 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (8.51%) B2B
8 3 (6.38%) Security Architecture
9 2 (4.26%) Data Privacy
9 2 (4.26%) Email Filtering
9 2 (4.26%) ITIL
9 2 (4.26%) ITSM
9 2 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) CISSP
1 7 (14.89%) DV Cleared
1 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) CCNA
2 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.77%) Degree
3 5 (10.64%) CISM
3 5 (10.64%) PhD
4 2 (4.26%) CCNP
4 2 (4.26%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) PCI DSS
1 5 (10.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.38%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (6.38%) GDPR
3 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) ProxySG
2 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (2.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (2.13%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Cisco
2 13 (27.66%) CheckPoint
3 6 (12.77%) Blue Coat
3 6 (12.77%) Juniper
3 6 (12.77%) McAfee
4 4 (8.51%) Cylance
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.51%) Rapid7
5 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.13%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) Sourcefire