The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 223 205
Rank change year-on-year +42 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 26 24 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.39% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.40% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 3
Median salary £45,000 £38,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -23.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £46,000 £50,000 £45,750
% change year-on-year -8.00% +9.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4620 5952 4959
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.88% 96.40% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3833 4835 4244
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 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
Warwickshire +22 8 £45,000 -
Birmingham +15 7 £50,000 +29.87%
Solihull -15 4 £38,750 -8.82%
Herefordshire - 4 £45,000 -
Coventry +24 2 £40,000 - 1
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (90.38%) Firewall
2 41 (78.85%) Cisco
3 38 (73.08%) Network Security
4 23 (44.23%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (44.23%) LAN
4 23 (44.23%) WAN
5 22 (42.31%) CCNP
6 21 (40.38%) OSPF
7 20 (38.46%) CheckPoint
8 19 (36.54%) CCNA
8 19 (36.54%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (28.85%) Palo Alto
10 14 (26.92%) DNS
11 13 (25.00%) Windows
11 13 (25.00%) MPLS
11 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (25.00%) PCI DSS
12 12 (23.08%) VPN
13 11 (21.15%) Intel Security
13 11 (21.15%) DHCP
13 11 (21.15%) BGP
13 11 (21.15%) SIEM
13 11 (21.15%) Load Balancing
13 11 (21.15%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (19.23%) Change Control
14 10 (19.23%) F5
14 10 (19.23%) HSRP
14 10 (19.23%) DMVPN
14 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
14 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared

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 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (90.38%) Firewall
2 38 (73.08%) Network Security
3 23 (44.23%) LAN
3 23 (44.23%) WAN
4 21 (40.38%) OSPF
5 19 (36.54%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (26.92%) DNS
7 13 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (25.00%) MPLS
8 12 (23.08%) VPN
9 11 (21.15%) BGP
9 11 (21.15%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (21.15%) DHCP
10 10 (19.23%) BGP-4
10 10 (19.23%) DMVPN
10 10 (19.23%) HSRP
10 10 (19.23%) HTTP
10 10 (19.23%) PSTN
10 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
10 10 (19.23%) X.25
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Burp Suite
1 2 (3.85%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (5.77%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) CCTV
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 8 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Load Balancing
1 11 (21.15%) SIEM
2 10 (19.23%) Change Control
3 8 (15.38%) Information Security
4 7 (13.46%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (13.46%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (13.46%) Presales
5 5 (9.62%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (9.62%) Project Management
5 5 (9.62%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (9.62%) Security Operations
6 4 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (5.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (5.77%) Network Design
7 3 (5.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 2 (3.85%) Data Privacy
8 2 (3.85%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (3.85%) Privileged Access Management
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (42.31%) CCNP
3 19 (36.54%) CCNA
4 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 8 (15.38%) CCSA
5 8 (15.38%) CCSE
6 3 (5.77%) CISSP
7 2 (3.85%) CEH
7 2 (3.85%) OSCP
7 2 (3.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (78.85%) Cisco
2 20 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 15 (28.85%) Palo Alto
4 11 (21.15%) Intel Security
5 10 (19.23%) Cyberoam
5 10 (19.23%) F5
5 10 (19.23%) Juniper
6 8 (15.38%) Meraki
6 8 (15.38%) Sourcefire
7 6 (11.54%) Extreme Networks
8 4 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
8 4 (7.69%) Aruba
8 4 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 4 (7.69%) Huawei
9 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.85%) NetIQ
10 2 (3.85%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.85%) Sophos
10 2 (3.85%) Symantec
11 1 (1.92%) VMware
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