Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Security Support Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1110 1137 1266
Rank change year-on-year +27 +129 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Support Engineer 53 80 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.042% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.043% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 41 61 48
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £24,775
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%

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 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +49 53 £45,000 - 5
UK excluding London +46 38 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South East +44 27 £45,000 +12.50% 1
London -5 15 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Midlands +41 7 £35,000 -17.65%
West Midlands - 7 £35,000 -
East of England +15 3 £39,250 +12.14% 1
South West - 1 £30,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 46 (86.79%) Firewall
2 32 (60.38%) TCP/IP
3 28 (52.83%) Cisco
4 27 (50.94%) Network Security
5 25 (47.17%) Windows
6 23 (43.40%) CheckPoint
7 18 (33.96%) WAN
8 17 (32.08%) SIEM
9 16 (30.19%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (30.19%) LAN
9 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (30.19%) CCNP
10 13 (24.53%) Windows Server
10 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
10 13 (24.53%) Linux
11 12 (22.64%) F5
12 11 (20.75%) Juniper
12 11 (20.75%) BGP
13 10 (18.87%) MPLS
13 10 (18.87%) OSPF
13 10 (18.87%) Wireless
13 10 (18.87%) Unix
13 10 (18.87%) Wireshark
13 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
14 9 (16.98%) tcpdump
14 9 (16.98%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (16.98%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (16.98%) LogRhythm
14 9 (16.98%) Load Balancing
14 9 (16.98%) NetScout

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 (7.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (86.79%) Firewall
2 32 (60.38%) TCP/IP
3 27 (50.94%) Network Security
4 18 (33.96%) WAN
5 16 (30.19%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (30.19%) LAN
6 11 (20.75%) BGP
7 10 (18.87%) MPLS
7 10 (18.87%) OSPF
7 10 (18.87%) Wireless
7 10 (18.87%) Wireshark
8 9 (16.98%) tcpdump
9 7 (13.21%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (5.66%) BIG-IP
10 3 (5.66%) VPN
11 2 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (3.77%) Value-Added Service
12 1 (1.89%) IPsec
12 1 (1.89%) LTE
12 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (16.98%) Games
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (13.21%) iPad
3 3 (5.66%) Cybercrime
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) Linux
2 13 (24.53%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.87%) Unix
4 1 (1.89%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) SIEM
2 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
3 9 (16.98%) Load Balancing
3 9 (16.98%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (15.09%) ITIL
5 7 (13.21%) Change Management
6 5 (9.43%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.55%) Information Security
8 3 (5.66%) Analytics
8 3 (5.66%) Project Management
9 2 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (3.77%) Digital Forensics
9 2 (3.77%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (3.77%) Market Making
9 2 (3.77%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.77%) Migration
9 2 (3.77%) Network Management
9 2 (3.77%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) CCNP
1 16 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.21%) CISSP
3 6 (11.32%) CCNA
4 5 (9.43%) CCSA
4 5 (9.43%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (7.55%) CCSE
6 3 (5.66%) CISA
6 3 (5.66%) CISM
7 2 (3.77%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.77%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) MCSE
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.89%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.89%) Nessus
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Cisco
2 23 (43.40%) CheckPoint
3 12 (22.64%) F5
4 11 (20.75%) Juniper
5 9 (16.98%) LogRhythm
5 9 (16.98%) NetScout
6 8 (15.09%) Palo Alto
7 7 (13.21%) Fortinet
8 5 (9.43%) Aruba
9 4 (7.55%) Kaspersky
9 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
9 4 (7.55%) WatchGuard
10 3 (5.66%) McAfee
10 3 (5.66%) VMware
11 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
11 2 (3.77%) Crossbeam
11 2 (3.77%) Sourcefire
12 1 (1.89%) Qualys
12 1 (1.89%) Sophos
12 1 (1.89%) Veeam