The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Support Engineer
Rank 862 878 819
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Support Engineer 19 14 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.013% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.014% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 32
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £44,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.61% +11.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Security Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Security Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Support Engineer over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Security Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 19 £37,500 -21.05% 3
South East -12 14 £40,000 -10.61% 3
Berkshire +5 11 £42,500 -5.02% 3
Reading -1 9 £35,000 -1.40% 2
London +18 5 £28,750 -55.76%
Surrey - 3 £37,500 -
City of London - 3 £27,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £43,750 - 1
Staines - 1 £45,000 -

Security Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Support Engineer in their job title.

1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (39.29%) Information Security
4 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
4 9 (32.14%) MCSE
5 8 (28.57%) ITIL
5 8 (28.57%) Firewall
5 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (25.00%) MCP
7 6 (21.43%) Linux
7 6 (21.43%) HP
7 6 (21.43%) Symantec
7 6 (21.43%) VMware
7 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 6 (21.43%) SIEM
7 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
8 5 (17.86%) SCCM
8 5 (17.86%) Network Security
8 5 (17.86%) WSUS
8 5 (17.86%) McAfee
9 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

Security Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
1 1 (3.57%) SoftLayer
1 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
3 5 (17.86%) Network Security
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) BGP
4 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.57%) VRRP
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) SNMP
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) OSPF
5 1 (3.57%) tcpdump
5 1 (3.57%) FWSM
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.57%) HSRP
5 1 (3.57%) IPsec
5 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (21.43%) Linux
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.14%) CentOS
7 2 (7.14%) UNIX
8 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Information Security
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 6 (21.43%) SIEM
4 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.71%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.14%) Information Security Management
6 2 (7.14%) Security Management
7 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.57%) Machine Learning
7 1 (3.57%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) MCSE
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) MCP
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.71%) Degree
5 3 (10.71%) CCNP
6 2 (7.14%) MCSA
6 2 (7.14%) CISSP
6 2 (7.14%) CCSA
7 1 (3.57%) MCTS
7 1 (3.57%) SAP Certification
7 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) WSUS
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (10.71%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (3.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) HP
2 6 (21.43%) Symantec
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) McAfee
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) EMC
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) Juniper
5 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.14%) F5
5 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.57%) Google
6 1 (3.57%) NetScout
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) SAP
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