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The median annual salary for a Security Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

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

Security Engineer
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 395 361 177
Rank change year-on-year -34 -184 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Engineer 613 331 132
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.82% 0.80% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.86% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 355 302 114
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £41,475
25th Percentile £51,250 £48,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £63,750 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.87% -4.17%
75th Percentile £81,125 £82,500 £79,375
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £92,625
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. 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
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 69,565 38,542 8,389
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 93.27% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 42,341 29,662 7,340
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Security Engineer
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Security Engineer trend for jobs with a WFH option

Security Engineer
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Security Engineer.

Security Engineer salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Security Engineer
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Security Engineer over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Security Engineer salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, Security Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 282 (46.00%) AWS
2 249 (40.62%) Cybersecurity
3 243 (39.64%) Python
4 200 (32.63%) Finance
5 160 (26.10%) Azure
6 144 (23.49%) Agile
7 132 (21.53%) Linux
7 132 (21.53%) Threat Intelligence
8 131 (21.37%) Windows
9 130 (21.21%) DevOps
10 126 (20.55%) SIEM
11 125 (20.39%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 122 (19.90%) Information Security
13 120 (19.58%) Firewall
14 118 (19.25%) Network Security
15 116 (18.92%) Security Operations
16 111 (18.11%) Application Security
16 111 (18.11%) Docker
17 107 (17.46%) Incident Response
17 107 (17.46%) Terraform
18 104 (16.97%) Security Cleared
19 102 (16.64%) Kubernetes
19 102 (16.64%) Social Skills
20 100 (16.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
21 96 (15.66%) Infrastructure as Code
22 93 (15.17%) CI/CD
23 89 (14.52%) Java
23 89 (14.52%) Cyberattack
24 87 (14.19%) Software Engineering
25 84 (13.70%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 5 (0.82%) Confluence
1 5 (0.82%) Ethereum
2 4 (0.65%) Apache Spark
2 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
2 4 (0.65%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 282 (46.00%) AWS
2 160 (26.10%) Azure
3 61 (9.95%) GCP
4 41 (6.69%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (6.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 34 (5.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 33 (5.38%) Microsoft 365
8 30 (4.89%) SaaS
9 29 (4.73%) Azure Sentinel
10 24 (3.92%) OpenShift
11 23 (3.75%) Amazon EKS
12 21 (3.43%) GitHub
13 18 (2.94%) Azure Machine Learning
13 18 (2.94%) IaaS
14 17 (2.77%) CloudFront
15 16 (2.61%) Amazon ECS
16 13 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (1.79%) Azure DevOps
18 6 (0.98%) Mimecast
18 6 (0.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 120 (19.58%) Firewall
2 118 (19.25%) Network Security
3 38 (6.20%) TCP/IP
4 37 (6.04%) DNS
5 36 (5.87%) VPN
6 30 (4.89%) Intrusion Detection
7 25 (4.08%) Internet
8 16 (2.61%) Software-Defined Networking
8 16 (2.61%) Wireless
9 14 (2.28%) HTTP
9 14 (2.28%) HTTPS
9 14 (2.28%) LAN
10 11 (1.79%) DHCP
10 11 (1.79%) WAN
11 9 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (1.47%) Wireless Security
12 8 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.31%) SSL
13 5 (0.82%) IPsec
13 5 (0.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.96%) Metadata
2 5 (0.82%) Big Data
2 5 (0.82%) MySQL
2 5 (0.82%) Redis
3 4 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.16%) Power BI
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (5.38%) Jenkins
2 29 (4.73%) GitLab
3 24 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.92%) JIRA
4 23 (3.75%) SonarQube
5 22 (3.59%) Bitbucket
5 22 (3.59%) Mercurial
6 19 (3.10%) TeamCity
7 18 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (2.28%) Burp Suite
9 12 (1.96%) Metasploit
10 6 (0.98%) sqlmap
11 4 (0.65%) Snyk
11 4 (0.65%) Subversion
12 2 (0.33%) Postman
12 2 (0.33%) Selenium
13 1 (0.16%) JMeter
13 1 (0.16%) NeoLoad
13 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 200 (32.63%) Finance
2 102 (16.64%) Social Skills
3 100 (16.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 52 (8.48%) Retail
5 44 (7.18%) Banking
6 39 (6.36%) Law
7 27 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (3.43%) Public Sector
9 20 (3.26%) Legal
10 19 (3.10%) Games
11 15 (2.45%) Financial Institution
12 12 (1.96%) Marketing
13 8 (1.31%) Presentation Skills
14 7 (1.14%) Advertising
15 6 (0.98%) Retail Finance
15 6 (0.98%) Telecoms
16 5 (0.82%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.49%) French Language
17 3 (0.49%) German Language
18 2 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.97%) Node.js
2 48 (7.83%) React
3 33 (5.38%) .NET
4 27 (4.40%) SAML
5 26 (4.24%) OAuth
6 18 (2.94%) HTML
6 18 (2.94%) TensorFlow
7 17 (2.77%) CSS
8 16 (2.61%) OAuth2
9 13 (2.12%) web3js
10 9 (1.47%) Smart Contracts
10 9 (1.47%) Web Services
10 9 (1.47%) YAML
11 6 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (0.98%) LAMP
11 6 (0.98%) LDAP
12 5 (0.82%) REST
12 5 (0.82%) SailPoint
13 4 (0.65%) GnuPG
13 4 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.52%) Cyberattack
2 66 (10.77%) Cyber Defence
3 40 (6.53%) Cloud Native
4 38 (6.20%) Management Information System
5 28 (4.57%) Cybercrime
6 26 (4.24%) Algorithms
6 26 (4.24%) Blog
7 24 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
8 18 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (2.61%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.61%) Mobile App
10 14 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (2.28%) Public Cloud
11 13 (2.12%) Web3
12 12 (1.96%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.96%) Social Media
13 10 (1.63%) User Experience
14 8 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (1.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 132 (21.53%) Linux
2 131 (21.37%) Windows
3 32 (5.22%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.10%) Unix
5 12 (1.96%) Android
6 11 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.63%) Mac OS
8 8 (1.31%) CentOS
9 7 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.65%) Kali Linux
10 4 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) VMS
11 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (40.62%) Cybersecurity
2 144 (23.49%) Agile
3 132 (21.53%) Threat Intelligence
4 130 (21.21%) DevOps
5 126 (20.55%) SIEM
6 125 (20.39%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 122 (19.90%) Information Security
8 116 (18.92%) Security Operations
9 111 (18.11%) Application Security
10 107 (17.46%) Incident Response
11 96 (15.66%) Infrastructure as Code
12 93 (15.17%) CI/CD
13 87 (14.19%) Software Engineering
14 68 (11.09%) Penetration Testing
15 64 (10.44%) DevSecOps
16 62 (10.11%) Fintech
16 62 (10.11%) Vulnerability Management
17 61 (9.95%) SDLC
18 59 (9.62%) Threat Modelling
19 48 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 243 (39.64%) Python
2 89 (14.52%) Java
3 77 (12.56%) Bash
4 74 (12.07%) Go
5 68 (11.09%) JavaScript
6 64 (10.44%) PowerShell
7 46 (7.50%) C++
8 17 (2.77%) C#
8 17 (2.77%) Perl
9 15 (2.45%) Ruby
10 14 (2.28%) C
10 14 (2.28%) SQL
11 11 (1.79%) Rust
12 9 (1.47%) PHP
12 9 (1.47%) Solidity
12 9 (1.47%) Vyper
13 4 (0.65%) VBScript
14 3 (0.49%) Groovy
14 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 104 (16.97%) Security Cleared
2 84 (13.70%) SC Cleared
3 64 (10.44%) CISSP
4 61 (9.95%) AWS Certification
5 35 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (5.38%) Degree
7 27 (4.40%) CEH
8 15 (2.45%) CompTIA Security+
8 15 (2.45%) CSSLP
9 14 (2.28%) CCNA
10 12 (1.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (1.96%) CISM
11 11 (1.79%) SSCP
12 9 (1.47%) CCNP
12 9 (1.47%) CCSP
12 9 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.31%) GIAC
14 7 (1.14%) OSCP
15 6 (0.98%) ISACA
16 5 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (13.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (7.01%) NIST
3 24 (3.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 23 (3.75%) GDPR
5 22 (3.59%) PCI DSS
6 19 (3.10%) SLA
7 15 (2.45%) HIPAA
8 12 (1.96%) SOC 2
9 8 (1.31%) FISMA
9 8 (1.31%) HITRUST
10 7 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.98%) COBIT
11 6 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.82%) QA
13 4 (0.65%) NCSC
14 3 (0.49%) GLBA
14 3 (0.49%) SSAE 16
15 2 (0.33%) GRC
System Software
1 111 (18.11%) Docker
2 61 (9.95%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (0.82%) VMware Server
6 4 (0.65%) OpenSSH
7 3 (0.49%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.33%) Squid
9 1 (0.16%) iptables
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 107 (17.46%) Terraform
2 102 (16.64%) Kubernetes
3 64 (10.44%) Ansible
4 25 (4.08%) Single Sign-On
5 20 (3.26%) Puppet
6 17 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (2.45%) SCCM
8 14 (2.28%) Nessus
9 10 (1.63%) WSUS
10 9 (1.47%) Backup Exec
10 9 (1.47%) N-central
11 8 (1.31%) CSIRT
11 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.98%) Pingdom
12 6 (0.98%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.82%) Opsgenie
14 4 (0.65%) Grafana
14 4 (0.65%) MobiControl
15 3 (0.49%) Kibana
Vendors
1 69 (11.26%) Microsoft
2 67 (10.93%) Google
3 38 (6.20%) Cisco
4 35 (5.71%) Splunk
5 32 (5.22%) Sophos
6 31 (5.06%) VMware
7 29 (4.73%) Twitter
8 28 (4.57%) Palo Alto
9 18 (2.94%) Perforce
10 16 (2.61%) CheckPoint
10 16 (2.61%) SolarWinds
11 14 (2.28%) Red Hat
12 13 (2.12%) McAfee
12 13 (2.12%) Meraki
13 12 (1.96%) CrowdStrike
13 12 (1.96%) Zscaler
14 11 (1.79%) Darktrace
14 11 (1.79%) Veeam
14 11 (1.79%) Zopa
15 10 (1.63%) CyberArk