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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 92 117 147
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 199 138 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.72% 2.06% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 2.16% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 168 126 111
Average salary £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £39,750 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
6897 6394 7659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.34% 95.33% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5931 5407 6751
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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
Manchester +25 128 £30,375 +6.11% 6
Cheshire +30 56 £42,500 +66.66% 8
Merseyside +2 8 £27,000 -10.00% 3
Lancashire -21 6 £31,500 +34.04%
Cumbria -3 1 - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 217 (64.78%) Windows
2 154 (45.97%) VMware
3 145 (43.28%) Microsoft
4 113 (33.73%) Citrix
5 112 (33.43%) Active Directory
6 108 (32.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 103 (30.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (25.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 83 (24.78%) MS Exchange
10 78 (23.28%) Cisco
11 75 (22.39%) MS Excel
11 75 (22.39%) Finance
12 72 (21.49%) DNS
13 71 (21.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 69 (20.60%) ITIL
15 67 (20.00%) Linux
16 63 (18.81%) DHCP
17 54 (16.12%) LAN
18 53 (15.82%) SQL Server
18 53 (15.82%) WAN
18 53 (15.82%) Hyper-V
19 51 (15.22%) Firewall
20 50 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
21 48 (14.33%) Windows 7
22 47 (14.03%) TCP/IP
23 45 (13.43%) UNIX
23 45 (13.43%) MCSE
24 44 (13.13%) MS Office
25 43 (12.84%) HP
26 42 (12.54%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 83 (24.78%) MS Exchange
2 36 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (6.87%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.88%) IIS
5 13 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (2.39%) Lync
9 7 (2.09%) Apache
10 4 (1.19%) GroupWise
10 4 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.90%) nginx
11 3 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.60%) Confluence
13 1 (0.30%) Site Server
13 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.30%) Zimbra
Applications
1 75 (22.39%) MS Excel
2 44 (13.13%) MS Office
3 11 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.49%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.90%) Windchill
6 2 (0.60%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.60%) Revit
6 2 (0.60%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.28%) Office 365
2 3 (0.90%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.60%) Route 53
3 2 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 72 (21.49%) DNS
2 63 (18.81%) DHCP
3 54 (16.12%) LAN
4 53 (15.82%) WAN
5 51 (15.22%) Firewall
6 47 (14.03%) TCP/IP
7 41 (12.24%) VPN
8 33 (9.85%) SAN
9 18 (5.37%) Wireless
9 18 (5.37%) VoIP
10 15 (4.48%) VLAN
11 14 (4.18%) Internet
12 13 (3.88%) MPLS
13 9 (2.69%) Ethernet
14 7 (2.09%) FTP
14 7 (2.09%) GPRS
14 7 (2.09%) NAS
15 6 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.88%) MySQL
2 13 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.58%) Crystal Reports
4 11 (3.28%) DB2
5 10 (2.99%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.09%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.49%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.49%) Subversion
4 2 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 75 (22.39%) Finance
2 8 (2.39%) Manufacturing
2 8 (2.39%) Banking
3 4 (1.19%) Back Office
3 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.19%) Law
4 3 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (0.90%) Retail
5 2 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.39%) Web Services
2 7 (2.09%) .NET
3 5 (1.49%) SOAP
3 5 (1.49%) XML
4 1 (0.30%) HTML
4 1 (0.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.27%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.99%) Clustering
4 7 (2.09%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.09%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.79%) Replication
6 5 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.90%) EPoS
8 3 (0.90%) iPad
9 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.60%) Statistics
9 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.60%) User Experience
10 1 (0.30%) iPhone
10 1 (0.30%) Xbox
10 1 (0.30%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.30%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 217 (64.78%) Windows
2 103 (30.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (21.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (20.00%) Linux
5 50 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (14.33%) Windows 7
7 45 (13.43%) UNIX
8 41 (12.24%) Windows XP
9 25 (7.46%) VMS
9 25 (7.46%) Windows 8
10 22 (6.57%) Windows 2000
11 12 (3.58%) Android
12 11 (3.28%) AIX
13 5 (1.49%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.19%) Solaris
15 3 (0.90%) Debian
16 2 (0.60%) SUSE
16 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.60%) ITIL
2 42 (12.54%) Change Management
3 29 (8.66%) Change Control
4 25 (7.46%) Service Delivery
5 23 (6.87%) Problem Management
6 12 (3.58%) Migration
6 12 (3.58%) Incident Management
6 12 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (3.28%) Quality Management
7 11 (3.28%) ERP
7 11 (3.28%) Time Management
8 10 (2.99%) Project Management
9 9 (2.69%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (1.79%) Mentoring
10 6 (1.79%) Validation
11 5 (1.49%) Benchmarking
11 5 (1.49%) Business Analysis
11 5 (1.49%) Line Management
11 5 (1.49%) Android Development
12 4 (1.19%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.45%) SQL
2 18 (5.37%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.28%) VB
4 10 (2.99%) T-SQL
4 10 (2.99%) C#
5 7 (2.09%) VB.NET
5 7 (2.09%) C
5 7 (2.09%) VB6
6 4 (1.19%) VBScript
6 4 (1.19%) Perl
6 4 (1.19%) PHP
7 3 (0.90%) Korn
7 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.60%) Java
9 1 (0.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 87 (25.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (13.43%) MCSE
3 41 (12.24%) MCITP
4 40 (11.94%) MCTS
5 36 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (10.45%) CCA
6 35 (10.45%) Citrix Certification
7 34 (10.15%) Degree
8 33 (9.85%) CCNA
9 30 (8.96%) MCP
10 29 (8.66%) MCSA
11 17 (5.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (3.28%) CCNP
13 4 (1.19%) HNC
13 4 (1.19%) HND
13 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.19%) NCDA
14 3 (0.90%) NCIE
14 3 (0.90%) VCAP
14 3 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.46%) SLA
2 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.90%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 112 (33.43%) Active Directory
2 108 (32.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (15.82%) Hyper-V
4 32 (9.55%) XenApp
4 32 (9.55%) XenDesktop
5 24 (7.16%) VMware ESX
6 19 (5.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 15 (4.48%) vSphere
8 5 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.19%) XenServer
9 4 (1.19%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (2.99%) WSUS
2 9 (2.69%) NetBackup
3 8 (2.39%) SCCM
4 6 (1.79%) WMI
5 5 (1.49%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.49%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.90%) Puppet
7 1 (0.30%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.30%) Nagios
7 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.30%) Cacti
7 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.30%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 154 (45.97%) VMware
2 145 (43.28%) Microsoft
3 113 (33.73%) Citrix
4 78 (23.28%) Cisco
5 43 (12.84%) HP
6 40 (11.94%) EMC
7 35 (10.45%) NetApp
8 23 (6.87%) Oracle
9 15 (4.48%) Juniper
10 14 (4.18%) IBM
11 13 (3.88%) Avaya
12 11 (3.28%) 3PAR
13 9 (2.69%) Sophos
14 7 (2.09%) Red Hat
14 7 (2.09%) WatchGuard
15 5 (1.49%) Apple
15 5 (1.49%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.49%) Symantec
16 4 (1.19%) Google
16 4 (1.19%) Scalix
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Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Package
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Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus, On going training
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