The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 31 37 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 3.36% 1.71% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 1.80% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 6
Average salary £22,000 £27,500 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £23,100 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Support Engineer
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
147 167 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 98.66% 95.43% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 128 161 124
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Bolton region.

Support Engineer Salary Trend in Bolton

Support Engineer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Aruba
5 1 (10.00%) Exinda
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Aruba
2 1 (10.00%) Exinda