Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Support Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Security Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1126 1134 1263
Rank change year-on-year +8 +129 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Support Engineer 56 91 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.048% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.050% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 44 73 39
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,300 £20,400
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,100
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year +12.50% +10.34% -3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Security Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Support Engineer 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.

Salary trend for Security Support Engineer in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Support Engineer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Support Engineer in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 56 £45,000 +2.86% 2
UK excluding London +17 38 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South East +17 26 £45,000 +12.50%
London -13 18 £48,750 -11.36% 1
Midlands +36 7 £35,000 -17.65%
West Midlands - 7 £35,000 -
East of England +12 4 £45,000 +28.57% 1
South West - 1 £30,000 -

Security Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Security Support 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 featuring Security Support Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (91.07%) Firewall
2 32 (57.14%) Cisco
3 31 (55.36%) TCP/IP
4 28 (50.00%) Network Security
5 27 (48.21%) Windows
6 24 (42.86%) CheckPoint
7 20 (35.71%) WAN
8 18 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (30.36%) LAN
9 17 (30.36%) CCNP
9 17 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (28.57%) SIEM
11 13 (23.21%) F5
12 12 (21.43%) Windows Server
12 12 (21.43%) Juniper
13 11 (19.64%) OSPF
13 11 (19.64%) BGP
13 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
13 11 (19.64%) Unix
13 11 (19.64%) Linux
13 11 (19.64%) Wireshark
14 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
14 10 (17.86%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (17.86%) MPLS
14 10 (17.86%) Wireless
15 9 (16.07%) SQL
15 9 (16.07%) Palo Alto
15 9 (16.07%) Load Balancing
15 9 (16.07%) NetScout
15 9 (16.07%) tcpdump

Security Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (91.07%) Firewall
2 31 (55.36%) TCP/IP
3 28 (50.00%) Network Security
4 20 (35.71%) WAN
5 18 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (30.36%) LAN
7 11 (19.64%) BGP
7 11 (19.64%) OSPF
7 11 (19.64%) Wireshark
8 10 (17.86%) MPLS
8 10 (17.86%) Wireless
9 9 (16.07%) tcpdump
10 8 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (5.36%) BIG-IP
11 3 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (5.36%) VPN
12 2 (3.57%) IPsec
12 2 (3.57%) Value-Added Service
13 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (1.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (14.29%) Games
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (12.50%) iPad
3 3 (5.36%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (48.21%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 11 (19.64%) Linux
3 11 (19.64%) Unix
4 1 (1.79%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) SIEM
2 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
2 10 (17.86%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (16.07%) Load Balancing
4 8 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (12.50%) ITIL
6 6 (10.71%) Change Management
7 5 (8.93%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (8.93%) Problem Management
8 4 (7.14%) Information Security
8 4 (7.14%) Project Management
9 3 (5.36%) Migration
10 2 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (3.57%) Data Management
10 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.57%) Market Making
10 2 (3.57%) Mathematics
10 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.57%) Network Management
10 2 (3.57%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) CCNP
1 17 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.50%) CISSP
3 6 (10.71%) CCNA
3 6 (10.71%) CCSA
4 5 (8.93%) CCSE
4 5 (8.93%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.36%) CISA
5 3 (5.36%) CISM
5 3 (5.36%) JNCIA
5 3 (5.36%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.79%) CCIE
6 1 (1.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
6 1 (1.79%) MCSE
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.79%) pfSense
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.79%) Nessus
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Cisco
2 24 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 13 (23.21%) F5
4 12 (21.43%) Juniper
5 9 (16.07%) NetScout
5 9 (16.07%) Palo Alto
6 8 (14.29%) LogRhythm
6 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.50%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.93%) Aruba
9 4 (7.14%) Kaspersky
9 4 (7.14%) McAfee
9 4 (7.14%) VMware
9 4 (7.14%) WatchGuard
10 3 (5.36%) Blue Coat
10 3 (5.36%) Crossbeam
10 3 (5.36%) Sourcefire
11 2 (3.57%) Sophos
12 1 (1.79%) Forcepoint
12 1 (1.79%) Symantec