The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire 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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 58 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.19% 4.23% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 4.34% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 7
Average salary £31,500 £23,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.04% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £17,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £27,500 £26,600
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
494 484 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 97.82% 97.58% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 430 407 375
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Support Engineer Salary Trend in Lancashire

Support Engineer
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Preston -8 5 £31,500 +5.00%
Blackburn +1 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) VB6
4 5 (27.78%) Subversion
4 5 (27.78%) VPN
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco
4 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
4 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (27.78%) SOAP
4 5 (27.78%) Web Services
4 5 (27.78%) C#
4 5 (27.78%) VB
4 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
4 5 (27.78%) .NET
4 5 (27.78%) Android
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) Android Development
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) CCNA
5 4 (22.22%) Juniper
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) Wireless
5 4 (22.22%) OSPF
6 3 (16.67%) BGP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) WAN
1 5 (27.78%) VPN
2 4 (22.22%) OSPF
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) Wireless
3 3 (16.67%) NAS
3 3 (16.67%) MPLS
3 3 (16.67%) BGP
3 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (16.67%) RIP
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) PBX
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) Internet
5 1 (5.56%) PABX
5 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
1 5 (27.78%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
1 5 (27.78%) SOAP
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Android
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Android Development
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
1 5 (27.78%) VB
1 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
1 5 (27.78%) VB6
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNA
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCDP
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel
5 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.56%) Panasonic
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Nortel
5 1 (5.56%) Siemens
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) NEC