Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Support Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1159 1088 1231
Rank change year-on-year -71 +143 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Support Engineer 39 96 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.055% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.057% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 31 84 50
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -7.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £27,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £61,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +20.00%

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 -70 39 £45,000 +8.43% 1
UK excluding London -58 23 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South East -23 19 £45,000 +12.50%
London -31 16 £41,000 -25.45%
East of England -3 2 £47,500 -6.86%
North of England -10 1 £28,500 -
North West -19 1 £28,500 -
South West - 1 £30,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, Security Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Security Support Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (74.36%) Firewall
2 20 (51.28%) Cisco
3 18 (46.15%) Windows
4 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 13 (33.33%) Network Security
5 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
6 11 (28.21%) Juniper
7 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (25.64%) CCNP
7 10 (25.64%) F5
8 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
9 8 (20.51%) WAN
9 8 (20.51%) SQL
9 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
9 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (17.95%) Office 365
10 7 (17.95%) MPLS
10 7 (17.95%) Wireless
11 6 (15.38%) CCSA
11 6 (15.38%) Wireshark
11 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
11 6 (15.38%) CCSE
11 6 (15.38%) OSPF
11 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
11 6 (15.38%) BGP
11 6 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (12.82%) tcpdump
12 5 (12.82%) CISSP
12 5 (12.82%) McAfee

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 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (74.36%) Firewall
2 13 (33.33%) Network Security
3 12 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (20.51%) WAN
5 7 (17.95%) MPLS
5 7 (17.95%) Wireless
6 6 (15.38%) BGP
6 6 (15.38%) OSPF
6 6 (15.38%) Wireshark
7 5 (12.82%) LAN
7 5 (12.82%) tcpdump
8 3 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (7.69%) VPN
9 2 (5.13%) DHCP
9 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
9 2 (5.13%) Value-Added Service
10 1 (2.56%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (2.56%) NAS
10 1 (2.56%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Digital Economy
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) CSS
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Cyberattack
1 3 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Cybercrime
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (46.15%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.82%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
1 6 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.26%) SIEM
4 3 (7.69%) Information Security
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.13%) Data Management
5 2 (5.13%) Market Making
5 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.13%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.13%) Security Operations
5 2 (5.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) CCNP
1 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.38%) CCSA
2 6 (15.38%) CCSE
3 5 (12.82%) CISSP
4 4 (10.26%) CCNA
5 3 (7.69%) JNCIA
5 3 (7.69%) JNCIE
6 2 (5.13%) CISA
6 2 (5.13%) CISM
6 2 (5.13%) Degree
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.13%) MCSA
6 2 (5.13%) MCSE
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.56%) CCIE
7 1 (2.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (2.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) GDPR
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) FortiGate
2 3 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.56%) Nessus
3 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Cisco
2 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 11 (28.21%) Juniper
3 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.64%) F5
5 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
6 5 (12.82%) Fortinet
6 5 (12.82%) McAfee
6 5 (12.82%) NetScout
7 4 (10.26%) Sophos
8 3 (7.69%) Aruba
8 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
8 3 (7.69%) Crossbeam
8 3 (7.69%) LogRhythm
8 3 (7.69%) Sourcefire
9 2 (5.13%) Forcepoint
9 2 (5.13%) Kaspersky
9 2 (5.13%) Symantec
9 2 (5.13%) VMware
9 2 (5.13%) WatchGuard