The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 79 86 72
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 41 32 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.53% 1.86% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 1.92% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 26 29 46
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% +19.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,800 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £29,900 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.68% -0.33%
Support Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1524 1665 1725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.96% 96.97% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1190 1224 1371
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Support Engineer Salary Trend in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Support Engineer Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 6 £26,500 -11.66%
Chester +14 5 £42,500 +26.86%
Macclesfield - 5 £25,000 -
Runcorn - 5 £24,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 5 £34,000 - 4
Knutsford -7 2 £38,250 +9.28%
Crewe - 2 - -
Widnes - 1 £21,000 -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 53 (71.62%) Windows
2 39 (52.70%) VMware
3 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
4 27 (36.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (35.14%) MS Exchange
6 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
7 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (25.68%) SQL
10 16 (21.62%) Firewall
10 16 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (21.62%) DNS
11 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
11 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
12 14 (18.92%) Windows 7
12 14 (18.92%) Finance
12 14 (18.92%) MCSA
12 14 (18.92%) Cisco
13 13 (17.57%) Citrix
13 13 (17.57%) VPN
13 13 (17.57%) MCSE
13 13 (17.57%) Linux
13 13 (17.57%) Degree
13 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (16.22%) Hyper-V
14 12 (16.22%) Web Services
14 12 (16.22%) Windows XP
15 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (14.86%) ITIL

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 26 (35.14%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.70%) Confluence
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.70%) IIS
7 1 (1.35%) Apache
7 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.70%) Office 365
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) Firewall
1 16 (21.62%) DNS
2 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
3 13 (17.57%) VPN
4 10 (13.51%) DHCP
5 8 (10.81%) VoIP
6 5 (6.76%) WAN
6 5 (6.76%) LAN
7 4 (5.41%) VLAN
7 4 (5.41%) DMZ
7 4 (5.41%) SMTP
7 4 (5.41%) Broadband
8 3 (4.05%) Wireless
8 3 (4.05%) Network Security
9 2 (2.70%) SSL
9 2 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) JIRA
1 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.70%) SonarQube
2 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.70%) Subversion
2 2 (2.70%) Maven
2 2 (2.70%) Ant
2 2 (2.70%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.35%) Synon
General
1 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) Web Services
2 7 (9.46%) XML
2 7 (9.46%) .NET
3 5 (6.76%) J2EE
3 5 (6.76%) JSP
3 5 (6.76%) SOAP
3 5 (6.76%) REST
4 2 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (1.35%) JMS
5 1 (1.35%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Thin Client
1 5 (6.76%) Fat Client
1 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.41%) EPoS
3 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.05%) Open Source
4 1 (1.35%) Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) AS400
4 1 (1.35%) iSeries
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 53 (71.62%) Windows
2 27 (36.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (18.92%) Windows 7
5 13 (17.57%) Linux
6 12 (16.22%) Windows XP
7 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.35%) UNIX
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.86%) ITIL
2 7 (9.46%) Service Management
3 6 (8.11%) DevOps
4 5 (6.76%) Security Management
4 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.76%) Line Management
5 4 (5.41%) Change Control
5 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.41%) Information Security Management
5 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (5.41%) Information Security
6 3 (4.05%) Migration
6 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.05%) Time Management
7 2 (2.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) SQL
2 7 (9.46%) Java
3 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) VB
5 4 (5.41%) Python
6 3 (4.05%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.05%) COBOL
6 3 (4.05%) VB6
7 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.70%) Perl
7 2 (2.70%) C#
8 1 (1.35%) RPG
8 1 (1.35%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (18.92%) MCSA
3 13 (17.57%) MCSE
3 13 (17.57%) Degree
4 8 (10.81%) MCITP
4 8 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (8.11%) CCNA
6 5 (6.76%) HND
6 5 (6.76%) MCTS
7 4 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (5.41%) MCP
8 2 (2.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) SLA
2 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.76%) XenApp
5 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (52.70%) VMware
2 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 14 (18.92%) Cisco
4 13 (17.57%) Citrix
5 6 (8.11%) Oracle
5 6 (8.11%) HP
6 4 (5.41%) Avaya
6 4 (5.41%) Juniper
7 3 (4.05%) NetApp
7 3 (4.05%) IBM
7 3 (4.05%) EMC
8 2 (2.70%) Perforce
8 2 (2.70%) Dell
9 1 (1.35%) BT
9 1 (1.35%) Symantec
9 1 (1.35%) Remedy
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + excellent flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + training
Posted: 23 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
1 Green Place
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,500 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago