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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 101 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 35 25 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.78% 1.52% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.61% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 36
Average salary £35,000 £26,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.07% -10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £21,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £46,350 £37,500
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
1813 1556 2003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.17% 94.88% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1543 1276 1655
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 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 22 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 +11 19 £34,750 +2.20%
Warrington -9 3 £23,500 -35.61% 1
Wilmslow -17 2 - - 2
Chester - 2 £17,500 - 2
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 51 (62.96%) Windows
2 41 (50.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (45.68%) UNIX
4 35 (43.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (38.27%) Linux
5 31 (38.27%) ITIL
6 29 (35.80%) MCTS
7 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
8 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (33.33%) Finance
9 25 (30.86%) Change Management
10 24 (29.63%) MCITP
11 23 (28.40%) Citrix
12 22 (27.16%) MS Exchange
12 22 (27.16%) VMware
12 22 (27.16%) Windows 7
13 21 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (24.69%) TCP/IP
14 20 (24.69%) VPN
15 19 (23.46%) MCP
15 19 (23.46%) MS Office
16 18 (22.22%) DNS
16 18 (22.22%) MCSA
16 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (20.99%) MS Excel
17 17 (20.99%) DHCP
18 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
19 14 (17.28%) Change Control
19 14 (17.28%) MCSE
20 13 (16.05%) Active Directory

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 22 (27.16%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (3.70%) IIS
7 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (23.46%) MS Office
2 17 (20.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.69%) TCP/IP
1 20 (24.69%) VPN
2 18 (22.22%) DNS
3 17 (20.99%) DHCP
4 8 (9.88%) LAN
4 8 (9.88%) WAN
5 5 (6.17%) SAN
6 3 (3.70%) NAS
7 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) DB2
2 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Subversion
1 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
1 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.23%) iPhone
3 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (62.96%) Windows
2 41 (50.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (45.68%) UNIX
4 31 (38.27%) Linux
5 27 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (27.16%) Windows 7
7 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (19.75%) Windows XP
9 13 (16.05%) Windows 2000
9 13 (16.05%) VMS
10 10 (12.35%) AIX
11 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.23%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.27%) ITIL
2 25 (30.86%) Change Management
3 14 (17.28%) Change Control
4 12 (14.81%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.35%) Quality Management
6 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.41%) Service Management
6 6 (7.41%) Time Management
7 4 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (4.94%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.23%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.23%) Release Management
8 1 (1.23%) Logistics
8 1 (1.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.23%) Service Continuity Management
8 1 (1.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) SQL
2 5 (6.17%) Java
3 4 (4.94%) Korn
3 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (43.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (35.80%) MCTS
3 24 (29.63%) MCITP
4 19 (23.46%) MCP
5 18 (22.22%) MCSA
6 14 (17.28%) MCSE
7 10 (12.35%) CCA
7 10 (12.35%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.47%) CCNP
8 2 (2.47%) CCNA
8 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.35%) SLA
2 4 (4.94%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
3 12 (14.81%) VMware ESX
3 12 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (6.17%) XenApp
5 5 (6.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.47%) vSphere
7 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.23%) MetaFrame
7 1 (1.23%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Tivoli
1 4 (4.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.47%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.23%) WSUS
3 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
2 23 (28.40%) Citrix
3 22 (27.16%) VMware
4 12 (14.81%) HP
4 12 (14.81%) IBM
5 10 (12.35%) Oracle
6 9 (11.11%) Cisco
6 9 (11.11%) EMC
7 5 (6.17%) NetApp
7 5 (6.17%) Dell
8 3 (3.70%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.47%) Leostream
9 2 (2.47%) Apple
9 2 (2.47%) Juniper
10 1 (1.23%) Symantec
10 1 (1.23%) McAfee
10 1 (1.23%) CA
10 1 (1.23%) Misys
10 1 (1.23%) LANDesk
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