Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Support Engineer was £41,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1166 1071 1219
Rank change year-on-year -95 +148 +53
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Support Engineer 37 100 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.058% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.060% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 35 90 43
UK median annual salary £41,000 £41,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.20% -12.63% +26.67%
10th Percentile £30,200 £31,000 £32,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £64,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +26.67%

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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 April 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 April 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 37 £41,000 -1.20% 10
UK excluding London -57 21 £45,000 +12.50% 9
London -39 16 £40,000 -25.58% 1
South East -39 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South West - 6 £55,000 - 1
North of England - 3 £30,000 - 3
North West - 3 £30,000 - 3
East of England -3 1 £50,000 -12.28% 3

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 21 (56.76%) Firewall
2 16 (43.24%) Windows
3 15 (40.54%) Cisco
4 13 (35.14%) SQL
5 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
6 10 (27.03%) Juniper
7 9 (24.32%) Forcepoint
7 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (24.32%) F5
7 9 (24.32%) SIEM
7 9 (24.32%) Office 365
8 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
8 7 (18.92%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (18.92%) Sourcefire
8 7 (18.92%) Blue Coat
8 7 (18.92%) Finance
9 6 (16.22%) Information Security
9 6 (16.22%) ProxySG
9 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
9 6 (16.22%) DHCP
9 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
9 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (16.22%) CSIRT
10 5 (13.51%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (13.51%) Linux
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
11 4 (10.81%) Mathematics

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 4 (10.81%) IIS
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.70%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.11%) Mimecast
3 3 (8.11%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (56.76%) Firewall
2 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (18.92%) Sourcefire
5 6 (16.22%) DHCP
5 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (13.51%) DNS
7 4 (10.81%) LAN
7 4 (10.81%) WAN
8 3 (8.11%) VPN
8 3 (8.11%) Wireless
9 2 (5.41%) MPLS
9 2 (5.41%) Network Security
9 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
10 1 (2.70%) BGP
10 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
10 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
10 1 (2.70%) OSPF
10 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Economy
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) SIEM
2 7 (18.92%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (16.22%) Information Security
3 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
4 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.11%) B2B
5 3 (8.11%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) Data Security
5 3 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (8.11%) Password Management
5 3 (8.11%) Privileged Password Management
5 3 (8.11%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (8.11%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.41%) Data Management
6 2 (5.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (5.41%) Security Operations
6 2 (5.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) CISSP
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
1 4 (10.81%) MCSA
1 4 (10.81%) MCSE
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.11%) CCNP
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CCNA
3 2 (5.41%) CCSA
3 2 (5.41%) CCSE
3 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) GDPR
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
1 6 (16.22%) ProxySG
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) CSIRT
2 4 (10.81%) SCCM
3 3 (8.11%) FortiGate
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.03%) Juniper
4 9 (24.32%) F5
4 9 (24.32%) Forcepoint
5 7 (18.92%) Blue Coat
6 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.81%) McAfee
7 3 (8.11%) LogRhythm
7 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
7 3 (8.11%) Sophos
8 2 (5.41%) Splunk
8 2 (5.41%) VMware
9 1 (2.70%) Crossbeam
9 1 (2.70%) CyberArk
9 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.70%) Meraki
9 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.70%) Veeam
9 1 (2.70%) ZyXEL