Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Support Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1148 1124 1226
Rank change year-on-year -24 +102 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Support Engineer 38 77 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.044% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.046% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 37 68 46
UK median annual salary £35,000 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.66% -7.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £34,313
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,375 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 167,325 166,575 194,587
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.24% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135,823 137,165 163,448
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Support Engineer in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Top 11 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 24 June 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 -48 38 £35,000 -15.66% 6
UK excluding London -28 22 £45,000 +12.50% 5
London -15 16 £32,500 -38.10% 1
South East -27 9 £45,000 +8.43% 3
South West - 7 £55,000 -
North of England - 5 £30,000 - 2
North West - 4 £30,000 - 1
Midlands -2 1 £35,000 -
East of England -5 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 18 (47.37%) Firewall
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 14 (36.84%) Cisco
4 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 12 (31.58%) SIEM
4 12 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (28.95%) Windows
6 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
6 10 (26.32%) DNS
6 10 (26.32%) DHCP
6 10 (26.32%) Juniper
6 10 (26.32%) Forcepoint
7 9 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (23.68%) F5
8 8 (21.05%) IIS
9 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
9 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (18.42%) Office 365
9 7 (18.42%) Sourcefire
9 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
9 7 (18.42%) ProxySG
9 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (18.42%) CSIRT
10 6 (15.79%) Privileged Password Management
10 6 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
10 6 (15.79%) CISSP
10 6 (15.79%) B2B
10 6 (15.79%) Information Security
10 6 (15.79%) Finance

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 8 (21.05%) IIS
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.89%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.26%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) Firewall
2 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 10 (26.32%) DHCP
3 10 (26.32%) DNS
4 9 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (18.42%) Sourcefire
6 5 (13.16%) LAN
6 5 (13.16%) WAN
7 4 (10.53%) Network Security
8 3 (7.89%) Wireless
9 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
9 2 (5.26%) VPN
10 1 (2.63%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (2.63%) MPLS
10 1 (2.63%) PBX
10 1 (2.63%) Skype
10 1 (2.63%) WebEx
10 1 (2.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Digital Economy
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) CSS
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) jQuery
1 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (31.58%) SIEM
2 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (15.79%) B2B
3 6 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
3 6 (15.79%) Information Security
3 6 (15.79%) Password Management
3 6 (15.79%) Privileged Password Management
4 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
4 4 (10.53%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Data Security
5 3 (7.89%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (7.89%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Actionable Insight
6 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.26%) Computer Security
6 2 (5.26%) Fund Management
6 2 (5.26%) Security Operations
7 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) CISSP
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.53%) CCNA
3 4 (10.53%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) MCSA
3 4 (10.53%) MCSE
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) CCIE
5 1 (2.63%) CCSE
5 1 (2.63%) CCSP
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) GDPR
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
1 7 (18.42%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) CSIRT
2 4 (10.53%) SCCM
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Cisco
2 10 (26.32%) Forcepoint
2 10 (26.32%) Juniper
3 9 (23.68%) F5
4 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.89%) LogRhythm
6 3 (7.89%) McAfee
7 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.26%) Splunk
8 1 (2.63%) Apple
8 1 (2.63%) Avaya
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix
8 1 (2.63%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.63%) Mitel
8 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.63%) Veeam
8 1 (2.63%) VMware