The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 102 98 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 99 86 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.35% 2.28% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.40% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 80 76 70
Average salary £29,500 £29,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.72% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,100 £41,250 £35,000
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3998 3581 4050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 94.76% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3420 3114 3659
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,709 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Support Engineer Salary Trend in Manchester

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Support Engineer Salary Histogram in Manchester

Support Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Stockport -13 11 £33,750 -3.57%
Wigan -6 5 £27,500 - 2
Rochdale - 3 £18,000 - 1
Oldham -2 1 £22,500 -
Salford -7 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 118 (64.13%) Windows
2 89 (48.37%) Microsoft
3 86 (46.74%) VMware
4 62 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 61 (33.15%) Active Directory
6 59 (32.07%) Citrix
7 48 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (23.91%) Cisco
8 44 (23.91%) MS Exchange
9 41 (22.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (20.65%) MS Excel
11 37 (20.11%) ITIL
12 36 (19.57%) Linux
13 35 (19.02%) DNS
14 34 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 33 (17.93%) Hyper-V
16 31 (16.85%) Firewall
17 29 (15.76%) Finance
17 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
18 28 (15.22%) LAN
19 26 (14.13%) CCA
19 26 (14.13%) Citrix Certification
19 26 (14.13%) Cisco Certification
20 25 (13.59%) WAN
20 25 (13.59%) CCNA
21 23 (12.50%) MS Office
22 22 (11.96%) MCSE
22 22 (11.96%) DHCP
22 22 (11.96%) Windows 7
23 20 (10.87%) MCTS

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 44 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 14 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.80%) IIS
6 6 (3.26%) Apache
6 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.17%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.09%) nginx
8 2 (1.09%) Confluence
9 1 (0.54%) Lync
9 1 (0.54%) Zimbra
9 1 (0.54%) Moodle
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.54%) Site Server
Applications
1 38 (20.65%) MS Excel
2 23 (12.50%) MS Office
3 8 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) Office 365
2 3 (1.63%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.09%) Route 53
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.02%) DNS
2 31 (16.85%) Firewall
3 28 (15.22%) LAN
4 25 (13.59%) WAN
5 22 (11.96%) DHCP
6 20 (10.87%) TCP/IP
6 20 (10.87%) SAN
7 14 (7.61%) Internet
8 10 (5.43%) VPN
8 10 (5.43%) VoIP
9 8 (4.35%) Wireless
9 8 (4.35%) VLAN
10 7 (3.80%) MPLS
10 7 (3.80%) GPRS
10 7 (3.80%) FTP
11 6 (3.26%) Ethernet
12 5 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.63%) NAS
13 3 (1.63%) Broadband
13 3 (1.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.89%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.72%) MySQL
6 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.09%) JIRA
General
1 29 (15.76%) Finance
2 8 (4.35%) Banking
3 5 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.17%) Retail
4 4 (2.17%) Law
4 4 (2.17%) Back Office
4 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.26%) XML
2 2 (1.09%) Web Services
2 2 (1.09%) HTML
2 2 (1.09%) .NET
3 1 (0.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.80%) Smart Meter
4 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.63%) Replication
5 3 (1.63%) iPad
6 2 (1.09%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) Statistics
7 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.54%) iPhone
7 1 (0.54%) Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 118 (64.13%) Windows
2 48 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (19.57%) Linux
4 34 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (11.96%) Windows 7
7 17 (9.24%) Windows XP
7 17 (9.24%) UNIX
8 12 (6.52%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.43%) VMS
9 10 (5.43%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.72%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.17%) Android
11 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.63%) Solaris
13 2 (1.09%) CentOS
13 2 (1.09%) SUSE
13 2 (1.09%) Debian
13 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.11%) ITIL
2 16 (8.70%) Change Management
3 15 (8.15%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.52%) Change Control
5 10 (5.43%) Migration
6 9 (4.89%) Incident Management
7 8 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.35%) Project Management
8 6 (3.26%) ERP
8 6 (3.26%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.72%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.17%) Coaching
10 4 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.17%) Data Protection
11 3 (1.63%) Communications Security
11 3 (1.63%) ISMS
11 3 (1.63%) CRM
11 3 (1.63%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (1.63%) Validation
11 3 (1.63%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.33%) SQL
2 7 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.26%) C#
4 5 (2.72%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.17%) Java
5 4 (2.17%) Perl
5 4 (2.17%) C
6 3 (1.63%) PHP
7 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (22.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (14.13%) CCA
2 26 (14.13%) Citrix Certification
2 26 (14.13%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (13.59%) CCNA
4 22 (11.96%) MCSE
5 20 (10.87%) MCTS
6 19 (10.33%) Degree
6 19 (10.33%) MCP
7 18 (9.78%) MCITP
8 12 (6.52%) MCSA
9 11 (5.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.72%) CCNP
11 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.09%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.54%) HNC
13 1 (0.54%) HND
13 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.54%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.52%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (33.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (33.15%) Active Directory
3 33 (17.93%) Hyper-V
4 18 (9.78%) XenDesktop
5 15 (8.15%) XenApp
6 10 (5.43%) VMware ESX
7 9 (4.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (3.26%) vSphere
9 5 (2.72%) XenServer
10 3 (1.63%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (3.80%) NetBackup
2 6 (3.26%) WSUS
3 4 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.63%) WMI
4 3 (1.63%) SCCM
5 2 (1.09%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.09%) Puppet
6 1 (0.54%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.54%) Nagios
6 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.54%) SCOM
6 1 (0.54%) Cacti
6 1 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 89 (48.37%) Microsoft
2 86 (46.74%) VMware
3 59 (32.07%) Citrix
4 44 (23.91%) Cisco
5 19 (10.33%) HP
6 15 (8.15%) EMC
7 14 (7.61%) Oracle
8 11 (5.98%) NetApp
9 8 (4.35%) 3PAR
10 6 (3.26%) Apple
11 5 (2.72%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.72%) Sophos
12 4 (2.17%) Symantec
12 4 (2.17%) Scalix
12 4 (2.17%) Google
12 4 (2.17%) WatchGuard
12 4 (2.17%) Juniper
13 3 (1.63%) Avaya
13 3 (1.63%) IBM
13 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus on call and bens
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Heywood, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
IT Connections
Salary: 26,000 to 30,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £34k - 38k per year + £4000 out of hours allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Fresh Direct
Salary: From £26,000 to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 days ago