The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 126 119 151
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 132 153 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.02% 2.14% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.25% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 108 132 77
Average salary £26,000 £32,250 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.37% +14.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £21,000 £18,550
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,050 £35,300
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6214 6785 6878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.86% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5508 5887
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 £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 the North West

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Support Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the North West

Support Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Manchester -11 66 £26,000 -18.11% 17
Cheshire -5 42 £27,500 -15.38% 9
Lancashire 0 17 £20,000 -9.09% 3
Merseyside +13 4 £26,750 -23.57% 2
Cumbria - 3 £27,000 - 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 198 (70.97%) Windows
2 151 (54.12%) Active Directory
3 131 (46.95%) Microsoft
4 107 (38.35%) MS Exchange
5 101 (36.20%) VMware
6 82 (29.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 76 (27.24%) DNS
8 74 (26.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 72 (25.81%) Hyper-V
9 72 (25.81%) Cisco
10 70 (25.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 68 (24.37%) Firewall
12 67 (24.01%) MS Excel
13 65 (23.30%) ITIL
14 62 (22.22%) TCP/IP
14 62 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
15 60 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 58 (20.79%) DHCP
17 57 (20.43%) SQL
18 54 (19.35%) Windows XP
19 53 (19.00%) MS Office
20 52 (18.64%) LAN
21 51 (18.28%) Windows 7
22 49 (17.56%) VPN
23 48 (17.20%) Linux
24 47 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2013
25 45 (16.13%) Citrix
26 44 (15.77%) SQL Server
27 42 (15.05%) WAN
27 42 (15.05%) Windows Server 2003

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 107 (38.35%) MS Exchange
2 62 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (11.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (6.09%) IIS
7 16 (5.73%) SharePoint
8 14 (5.02%) Lync
9 6 (2.15%) Confluence
9 6 (2.15%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.43%) CMS
11 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.72%) Apache
13 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 67 (24.01%) MS Excel
2 53 (19.00%) MS Office
3 6 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.66%) Office 365
3 7 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 76 (27.24%) DNS
2 68 (24.37%) Firewall
3 62 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 58 (20.79%) DHCP
5 52 (18.64%) LAN
6 49 (17.56%) VPN
7 42 (15.05%) WAN
8 31 (11.11%) SAN
9 21 (7.53%) Wireless
10 19 (6.81%) VoIP
11 13 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (4.66%) VLAN
12 11 (3.94%) NAS
12 11 (3.94%) IPv4
13 9 (3.23%) Ethernet
13 9 (3.23%) Network Security
14 8 (2.87%) Internet
15 6 (2.15%) SMTP
16 5 (1.79%) WLAN
17 4 (1.43%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.79%) MySQL
6 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.30%) JIRA
1 12 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.51%) Ant
3 6 (2.15%) ClearCase
3 6 (2.15%) Subversion
3 6 (2.15%) Maven
3 6 (2.15%) TeamCity
3 6 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.15%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.36%) Hudson
4 1 (0.36%) Firebug
General
1 28 (10.04%) Finance
2 12 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (2.87%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.51%) Banking
4 7 (2.51%) Retail
5 5 (1.79%) Games
6 4 (1.43%) Legal
7 3 (1.08%) Advertising
7 3 (1.08%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.72%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.30%) Web Services
2 10 (3.58%) J2EE
3 9 (3.23%) XML
4 7 (2.51%) .NET
5 6 (2.15%) SOAP
5 6 (2.15%) REST
6 5 (1.79%) JSP
6 5 (1.79%) COM
7 4 (1.43%) HTML
8 2 (0.72%) Middleware
9 1 (0.36%) jQuery
9 1 (0.36%) CSS
9 1 (0.36%) XHTML
9 1 (0.36%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.58%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.87%) EPoS
4 7 (2.51%) Thin Client
4 7 (2.51%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.15%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.79%) Replication
6 5 (1.79%) Clustering
6 5 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.43%) Derivative
7 4 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.08%) iPhone
8 3 (1.08%) Statistics
8 3 (1.08%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.72%) CCTV
9 2 (0.72%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 198 (70.97%) Windows
2 82 (29.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (26.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (19.35%) Windows XP
5 51 (18.28%) Windows 7
6 48 (17.20%) Linux
7 42 (15.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (14.70%) Windows 8
9 18 (6.45%) Windows Vista
10 16 (5.73%) UNIX
11 5 (1.79%) Solaris
11 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.43%) CentOS
12 4 (1.43%) Android
12 4 (1.43%) AIX
12 4 (1.43%) HPUX
12 4 (1.43%) SUSE
12 4 (1.43%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.30%) ITIL
2 13 (4.66%) Mentoring
3 12 (4.30%) Service Management
4 11 (3.94%) Incident Management
5 10 (3.58%) Problem Management
5 10 (3.58%) Time Management
5 10 (3.58%) DevOps
5 10 (3.58%) ERP
6 9 (3.23%) Line Management
7 8 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (2.87%) Change Management
7 8 (2.87%) Migration
7 8 (2.87%) Software Testing
8 7 (2.51%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (2.51%) Change Control
9 6 (2.15%) Load Balancing
9 6 (2.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.15%) CRM
9 6 (2.15%) Configuration Management
10 5 (1.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (20.43%) SQL
2 19 (6.81%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.30%) Java
3 12 (4.30%) Perl
4 10 (3.58%) Python
5 9 (3.23%) VBScript
6 8 (2.87%) VB
6 8 (2.87%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.79%) C#
7 5 (1.79%) COBOL
7 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.43%) AWK
8 4 (1.43%) sed
8 4 (1.43%) VBA
9 3 (1.08%) R
10 2 (0.72%) PHP
11 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.36%) C
11 1 (0.36%) C++
11 1 (0.36%) VC++
Qualifications
1 70 (25.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (14.34%) MCSA
3 36 (12.90%) MCSE
4 33 (11.83%) Degree
5 29 (10.39%) MCITP
6 27 (9.68%) MCP
7 26 (9.32%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (8.60%) MCTS
9 22 (7.89%) CCNA
10 12 (4.30%) Security Cleared
11 10 (3.58%) MCDST
11 10 (3.58%) CCENT
12 9 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (2.87%) HND
13 8 (2.87%) NCDA
14 7 (2.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (2.15%) CCNP
15 6 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.79%) CCA
16 5 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.60%) SLA
2 6 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 151 (54.12%) Active Directory
2 72 (25.81%) Hyper-V
3 60 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.02%) XenApp
5 12 (4.30%) XenDesktop
6 10 (3.58%) vSphere
7 9 (3.23%) XenServer
8 6 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.43%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.08%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.72%) Firmware
11 2 (0.72%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.94%) SCCM
2 4 (1.43%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.43%) Puppet
3 3 (1.08%) SCOM
4 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.36%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.36%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.36%) WSUS
5 1 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 131 (46.95%) Microsoft
2 101 (36.20%) VMware
3 72 (25.81%) Cisco
4 45 (16.13%) Citrix
5 23 (8.24%) NetApp
5 23 (8.24%) HP
6 13 (4.66%) Oracle
7 11 (3.94%) Red Hat
8 9 (3.23%) IBM
9 7 (2.51%) Apple
9 7 (2.51%) Veeam
10 6 (2.15%) SonicWALL
10 6 (2.15%) Perforce
11 5 (1.79%) Avaya
11 5 (1.79%) SAP
11 5 (1.79%) EMC
12 4 (1.43%) Dell
12 4 (1.43%) Symantec
12 4 (1.43%) Sophos
12 4 (1.43%) Draytek
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