The median annual salary for a Security Support Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 935 950
Rank change year-on-year +121 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Support Engineer 47 27 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.026% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.027% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 42 19 20
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,600 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,700 £48,750
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.59% +8.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Security Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Security Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Support Engineer in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Top 17 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +117 47 £45,000 -
South East +73 25 £40,000 -11.11%
London +74 15 £52,500 +5.00%
Brighton - 13 £40,000 -
East Sussex - 13 £40,000 -
Berkshire +28 12 £43,750 -2.77%
Maidenhead - 5 £45,000 -
City of London +43 4 £55,000 -15.38%
West Midlands - 4 £50,000 -
East of England +12 3 £57,000 +39.02%
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
Norfolk - 2 £57,000 -
Norwich - 2 £57,000 -
Essex 0 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £35,000 -
Newbury - 1 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 61 (62.24%) Cisco
2 56 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (48.98%) CCNP
4 46 (46.94%) Wireless
4 46 (46.94%) Firewall
5 45 (45.92%) VPN
6 40 (40.82%) Linux
7 39 (39.80%) Cisco ASA
8 38 (38.78%) CCNA
9 32 (32.65%) Windows
10 28 (28.57%) Active Directory
11 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
12 23 (23.47%) CISSP
12 23 (23.47%) Palo Alto
12 23 (23.47%) SIEM
13 21 (21.43%) Analytics
13 21 (21.43%) Windows Server
14 20 (20.41%) TCP/IP
15 19 (19.39%) Network Security
16 18 (18.37%) Cisco ISE
16 18 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
16 18 (18.37%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (18.37%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (18.37%) Cyberthreat
16 18 (18.37%) SQL
16 18 (18.37%) Games
17 17 (17.35%) VMware
17 17 (17.35%) Cisco Wireless
18 15 (15.31%) Data Centre
18 15 (15.31%) Nimble Storage

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 18 (18.37%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.08%) Apache
2 4 (4.08%) IBM Notes
2 4 (4.08%) IIS
2 4 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.08%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (46.94%) Firewall
1 46 (46.94%) Wireless
2 45 (45.92%) VPN
3 39 (39.80%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (20.41%) TCP/IP
5 19 (19.39%) Network Security
6 18 (18.37%) Cisco ISE
6 18 (18.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (17.35%) Cisco Wireless
8 13 (13.27%) LAN
8 13 (13.27%) MPLS
9 10 (10.20%) BGP
9 10 (10.20%) WAN
10 7 (7.14%) HTTP
11 6 (6.12%) NetScaler
12 5 (5.10%) DNS
12 5 (5.10%) SSL
13 4 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (4.08%) SSH
14 3 (3.06%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.24%) NoSQL
3 9 (9.18%) Big Data
4 7 (7.14%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) JIRA
General
1 18 (18.37%) Games
2 10 (10.20%) German Language
3 8 (8.16%) French Language
4 4 (4.08%) Marketing
4 4 (4.08%) Portuguese Language
4 4 (4.08%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) ZeroMQ
2 7 (7.14%) Regular Expression
3 6 (6.12%) 802.1X
4 4 (4.08%) Web Services
5 3 (3.06%) Middleware
6 2 (2.04%) CSS
7 1 (1.02%) HTML
7 1 (1.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.37%) Cyberthreat
2 15 (15.31%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.12%) Clustering
5 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.06%) iPad
7 2 (2.04%) Cybercrime
7 2 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (40.82%) Linux
2 32 (32.65%) Windows
3 21 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.24%) CentOS
6 9 (9.18%) Unix
6 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.08%) Mac OS
7 4 (4.08%) Windows NT
7 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.02%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.47%) SIEM
2 21 (21.43%) Analytics
3 18 (18.37%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (14.29%) ITIL
5 13 (13.27%) Presales
6 10 (10.20%) Change Management
6 10 (10.20%) Digital Forensics
7 8 (8.16%) High Availability
8 6 (6.12%) Coaching
8 6 (6.12%) Network Security Management
8 6 (6.12%) Security Management
8 6 (6.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (4.08%) Information Security
9 4 (4.08%) Network Management
9 4 (4.08%) OWASP
9 4 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.06%) Change Control
10 3 (3.06%) Event Correlation
10 3 (3.06%) Project Management
11 2 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) SQL
2 11 (11.22%) C
3 4 (4.08%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.08%) Python
4 3 (3.06%) Java
5 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 56 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (48.98%) CCNP
3 38 (38.78%) CCNA
4 23 (23.47%) CISSP
5 15 (15.31%) CEH
6 11 (11.22%) GCIA
7 7 (7.14%) MCSE
7 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (6.12%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (6.12%) Security+ Certification
9 4 (4.08%) Degree
9 4 (4.08%) MCP
10 3 (3.06%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.04%) CCSE
11 2 (2.04%) GIAC
11 2 (2.04%) GSEC
11 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.02%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.08%) Samba
3 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) Grafana
1 7 (7.14%) Graphite
1 7 (7.14%) Prometheus
2 6 (6.12%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.08%) Kibana
4 2 (2.04%) Packer
4 2 (2.04%) Terraform
4 2 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 61 (62.24%) Cisco
2 23 (23.47%) Palo Alto
3 17 (17.35%) VMware
4 15 (15.31%) NetApp
4 15 (15.31%) Nimble Storage
5 12 (12.24%) F5
6 10 (10.20%) Apple
6 10 (10.20%) Google
6 10 (10.20%) LogRhythm
7 9 (9.18%) CheckPoint
7 9 (9.18%) Fortinet
8 8 (8.16%) ScanSafe
9 6 (6.12%) Aruba
9 6 (6.12%) Extreme Networks
9 6 (6.12%) Infoblox
9 6 (6.12%) Juniper
9 6 (6.12%) Sourcefire
10 5 (5.10%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.08%) Dell KACE
11 4 (4.08%) Splunk