The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 215 208
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 10 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 18
Median salary £38,750 £46,125 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.98% +31.78%  
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

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 4945 5959 5550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.92% 96.30% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4190 4681 4627
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +12 4 £35,000 -
Worcestershire - 3 £65,000 -
Birmingham -1 1 £44,000 -17.17%
Solihull -10 1 £42,500 -2.85%
Coventry - 1 £43,750 - 1
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 32 (84.21%) Firewall
2 27 (71.05%) Cisco
3 25 (65.79%) Network Security
4 18 (47.37%) LAN
4 18 (47.37%) WAN
5 17 (44.74%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (39.47%) CheckPoint
7 13 (34.21%) Windows
7 13 (34.21%) CCNP
7 13 (34.21%) CCNA
7 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (28.95%) SIEM
9 9 (23.68%) Palo Alto
9 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
9 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
9 9 (23.68%) DNS
10 8 (21.05%) MPLS
10 8 (21.05%) OSPF
10 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 8 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
11 6 (15.79%) iPad
11 6 (15.79%) Change Control
11 6 (15.79%) Juniper
11 6 (15.79%) VPN
11 6 (15.79%) Unix
11 6 (15.79%) DHCP
11 6 (15.79%) HTTP

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 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (84.21%) Firewall
2 25 (65.79%) Network Security
3 18 (47.37%) LAN
3 18 (47.37%) WAN
4 17 (44.74%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (23.68%) DNS
5 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
6 8 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (21.05%) MPLS
6 8 (21.05%) OSPF
7 6 (15.79%) DHCP
7 6 (15.79%) HTTP
7 6 (15.79%) VPN
8 5 (13.16%) ADSL
8 5 (13.16%) BGP-4
8 5 (13.16%) HSRP
8 5 (13.16%) IPv6
8 5 (13.16%) ISDN
8 5 (13.16%) PSTN
8 5 (13.16%) X.25
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Burp Suite
1 2 (5.26%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Middleware
2 5 (13.16%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) iPad
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Unix
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) SIEM
2 6 (15.79%) Change Control
2 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Project Management
3 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (13.16%) Security Operations
4 4 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Cryptography
5 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.89%) Information Security
5 3 (7.89%) Security Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.26%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (5.26%) Data Privacy
6 2 (5.26%) OWASP
6 2 (5.26%) Presales
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) CCNA
1 13 (34.21%) CCNP
1 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) CCSA
4 5 (13.16%) CCSE
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) PhD
6 1 (2.63%) MCSE
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Cisco
2 15 (39.47%) CheckPoint
3 9 (23.68%) Palo Alto
4 6 (15.79%) Juniper
5 5 (13.16%) Cyberoam
5 5 (13.16%) F5
5 5 (13.16%) McAfee
6 3 (7.89%) Meraki
6 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.89%) Sourcefire
7 2 (5.26%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (5.26%) VMware
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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