What does an Information Security Engineer do?

Information security engineers plan, design, build, and integrate tools and systems that are used to protect electronic information and devices. They implement systems to collect information about security incidents and outcomes. They may develop metrics or procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of the systems and tactics being used, and may also be involved in creating training materials. They also often build the infrastructure to support these systems and processes.

Information security engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science discipline, along with a background in the IT field. They must have extensive experience with programming languages and tools, and be comfortable using script writing languages. Experience working with a variety of automation tools, firewall systems, and other technologies used for cybersecurity roles are helpful.

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Avg. Experience5-7 years

Information Security Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£47,889 /yr
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Not including cash compensation
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Median: £48K
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Information Security Engineer Career Path

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Eximius SystemsEximius Systems
Senior Security Engineer
16 Jul 2019

“Good to start career and for experienced as well good leads will help you to grow personally and professionally.”

Cyber Security Engineer
16 Aug 2021

“Very Good environment and I can say one of the best option for freshers to start.”

Altered Security
Security Engineer
2 Dec 2020

“My initial salary was already top in the industry and I got 40% hike on completion of an year.”

NTT Ltd.NTT Ltd.
Senior Security Engineer
26 Oct 2020

“It was nice working with some of the smartest but badly utilised people in the industry.”

Nagra Kudelski GroupNagra Kudelski Group
Senior Security Engineer
12 Feb 2020

“I had a great recruiting process with the best recruiter I have ever worked with as well.”

Cyber Security Engineer
28 Apr 2021

“I think this is a great place to begin your career or if you wanted to learn more about cybersecurity.”

Savant Comprehensive Technical SolutionsSavant Comprehensive Technical Solutions
Security Engineer
9 Jan 2020

“Everyone is focused on how best to assist our clients and while we take our jobs seriously we always find ways to have fun.”

Premera Blue CrossPremera Blue Cross
Cyber Security Engineer
19 Oct 2021

“Everyone I worked with was ethical and responsible.”

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