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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 89 83 97
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 37 32 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.89% 2.02% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.13% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 31 32 39
Average salary £34,500 £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% -16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £16,500 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £45,800 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
1818 1500 1990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.85% 94.46% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1507 1221 1628
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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
Knutsford +8 19 £34,750 +2.20%
Warrington -10 7 £23,500 -35.17% 2
Wilmslow -14 1 - - 2
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 46 (63.01%) Windows
2 39 (53.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (49.32%) UNIX
3 36 (49.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
4 30 (41.10%) Linux
4 30 (41.10%) ITIL
4 30 (41.10%) MCTS
5 28 (38.36%) Change Management
6 26 (35.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (34.25%) Windows 7
8 24 (32.88%) MCITP
9 22 (30.14%) TCP/IP
10 21 (28.77%) MS Exchange
10 21 (28.77%) MS Office
11 20 (27.40%) MS Excel
11 20 (27.40%) VPN
11 20 (27.40%) Finance
12 19 (26.03%) MCSA
13 18 (24.66%) DNS
13 18 (24.66%) MCP
13 18 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (23.29%) VMware
15 16 (21.92%) Problem Management
15 16 (21.92%) Windows XP
15 16 (21.92%) MCSE
16 15 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (20.55%) DHCP
16 15 (20.55%) Citrix
17 12 (16.44%) Hyper-V

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 21 (28.77%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.85%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (4.11%) IIS
7 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (28.77%) MS Office
2 20 (27.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.14%) TCP/IP
2 20 (27.40%) VPN
3 18 (24.66%) DNS
4 15 (20.55%) DHCP
5 8 (10.96%) SAN
6 7 (9.59%) LAN
6 7 (9.59%) WAN
7 3 (4.11%) NAS
7 3 (4.11%) Firewall
8 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) DB2
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.74%) Online Banking
2 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.37%) iPhone
3 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.01%) Windows
2 39 (53.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (49.32%) UNIX
4 30 (41.10%) Linux
5 26 (35.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (34.25%) Windows 7
7 18 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (21.92%) Windows XP
9 12 (16.44%) VMS
9 12 (16.44%) Windows 2000
10 7 (9.59%) Windows 8
11 5 (6.85%) AIX
12 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) ITIL
2 28 (38.36%) Change Management
3 16 (21.92%) Problem Management
4 12 (16.44%) Change Control
5 6 (8.22%) Service Management
6 5 (6.85%) Quality Management
7 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.37%) Business Continuity Management
8 1 (1.37%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.37%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.37%) Information Security
8 1 (1.37%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.37%) Migration
8 1 (1.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.37%) Time Management
8 1 (1.37%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) Java
3 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.48%) Korn
4 1 (1.37%) VB6
4 1 (1.37%) VB
4 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (49.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (41.10%) MCTS
3 24 (32.88%) MCITP
4 19 (26.03%) MCSA
5 18 (24.66%) MCP
6 16 (21.92%) MCSE
7 10 (13.70%) CCA
7 10 (13.70%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.37%) CCNP
10 1 (1.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 4 (5.48%) QA
3 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (16.44%) Hyper-V
2 12 (16.44%) VMware ESX
2 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
3 11 (15.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.74%) vSphere
5 1 (1.37%) GPFS
5 1 (1.37%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Tivoli
1 4 (5.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.74%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.37%) WSUS
3 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.29%) VMware
3 15 (20.55%) Citrix
4 7 (9.59%) HP
4 7 (9.59%) IBM
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle
5 5 (6.85%) Dell
6 4 (5.48%) EMC
7 3 (4.11%) ProCurve
8 2 (2.74%) Apple
8 2 (2.74%) McAfee
8 2 (2.74%) Juniper
9 1 (1.37%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.37%) CA
9 1 (1.37%) Misys
9 1 (1.37%) Symantec
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