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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 68 94 109
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 55 29 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.90% 1.70% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 1.79% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 44 28 31
Average salary £43,750 £26,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.09% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,350 £20,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,350 £37,100 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
1762 1619 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.88% 94.68% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1526 1304 1870
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £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 December 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 December 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 +15 18 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Warrington +14 9 £25,750 -14.16% 3
Chester +14 6 £47,500 +102.12% 1
Runcorn -4 3 - -
Macclesfield - 3 £42,500 -
Wilmslow -12 1 - - 1
Widnes - 1 £35,000 -
Lymm - 1 £19,000 -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 59 (64.13%) Windows
2 44 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (44.57%) VMware
4 37 (40.22%) Finance
4 37 (40.22%) Citrix
5 33 (35.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (31.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (30.43%) UNIX
9 26 (28.26%) Linux
10 23 (25.00%) ITIL
10 23 (25.00%) MCITP
10 23 (25.00%) Change Management
11 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
12 19 (20.65%) MCTS
13 18 (19.57%) Problem Management
13 18 (19.57%) Cisco
13 18 (19.57%) EMC
13 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
13 18 (19.57%) Change Control
14 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (17.39%) Windows 7
14 16 (17.39%) DNS
14 16 (17.39%) MCSE
14 16 (17.39%) DHCP
15 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
15 15 (16.30%) VMS
15 15 (16.30%) VMware ESX
16 14 (15.22%) SLA
16 14 (15.22%) Windows XP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 14 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.87%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.57%) TCP/IP
2 16 (17.39%) DNS
2 16 (17.39%) DHCP
3 12 (13.04%) VPN
4 11 (11.96%) WAN
4 11 (11.96%) LAN
5 6 (6.52%) SAN
6 4 (4.35%) Firewall
7 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.17%) VLAN
7 2 (2.17%) Network Security
7 2 (2.17%) NAS
7 2 (2.17%) DMZ
7 2 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) DB2
2 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 37 (40.22%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.09%) Legal
3 1 (1.09%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.43%) Thin Client
2 5 (5.43%) Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) EPoS
4 1 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.09%) Xbox
4 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (64.13%) Windows
2 44 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (31.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (30.43%) UNIX
5 26 (28.26%) Linux
6 16 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (16.30%) VMS
8 14 (15.22%) Windows XP
9 12 (13.04%) Windows 2000
10 11 (11.96%) AIX
11 6 (6.52%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) ITIL
1 23 (25.00%) Change Management
2 18 (19.57%) Problem Management
2 18 (19.57%) Change Control
3 12 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 11 (11.96%) Quality Management
5 8 (8.70%) Time Management
6 4 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.17%) Migration
9 1 (1.09%) Logistics
9 1 (1.09%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.09%) Service Management
9 1 (1.09%) Service Continuity Management
9 1 (1.09%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.09%) Network Management
9 1 (1.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) SQL
2 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.52%) VB
4 4 (4.35%) VBScript
5 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.26%) Korn
6 2 (2.17%) VB6
6 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (35.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (25.00%) MCITP
3 19 (20.65%) MCTS
4 16 (17.39%) MCSE
5 12 (13.04%) MCSA
6 10 (10.87%) CCA
6 10 (10.87%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (9.78%) MCP
8 7 (7.61%) Degree
9 4 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.35%) CCNP
10 3 (3.26%) HND
10 3 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.17%) CCNA
12 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.22%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) QA
3 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.30%) VMware ESX
3 13 (14.13%) XenApp
4 10 (10.87%) XenDesktop
4 10 (10.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.26%) vSphere
6 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (44.57%) VMware
2 37 (40.22%) Citrix
3 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
4 18 (19.57%) Cisco
4 18 (19.57%) EMC
5 14 (15.22%) HP
6 12 (13.04%) NetApp
7 11 (11.96%) IBM
8 9 (9.78%) Oracle
9 3 (3.26%) Juniper
10 2 (2.17%) Leostream
10 2 (2.17%) Avaya
10 2 (2.17%) Dell
11 1 (1.09%) Apple
11 1 (1.09%) Sophos
11 1 (1.09%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.09%) ProCurve
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