The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 153 150 141
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 6 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.25% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.27% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 10
Average salary £21,000 £25,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £12,250 £18,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,900 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £31,000 £30,250
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +2.47%
Technical Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3198 3007 3009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.69% 94.89% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2017 1923 2091
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Support Engineer Salary Trend in Scotland

Technical Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Technical Support Engineer Salary Histogram in Scotland

Technical Support Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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
Edinburgh -6 3 £22,000 -20.72%
Aberdeen +13 2 £12,250 -71.17%
Scottish Borders - 1 £20,000 -
Technical Support Engineer
UK

Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) VPN
2 8 (38.10%) COM
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Juniper
3 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 5 (23.81%) SLA
4 5 (23.81%) Postgraduate
4 5 (23.81%) .NET
4 5 (23.81%) Information Security
4 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
4 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) FrontRange
4 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
4 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (23.81%) Transition Management
4 5 (23.81%) Coaching
4 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (19.05%) xDSL
5 4 (19.05%) Junos
5 4 (19.05%) Lync
5 4 (19.05%) LLU
5 4 (19.05%) IMAP
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure

Technical Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) Lync
1 4 (19.05%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) VPN
2 4 (19.05%) xDSL
2 4 (19.05%) Junos
2 4 (19.05%) LLU
2 4 (19.05%) IMAP
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) ADSL
2 4 (19.05%) LAN
2 4 (19.05%) VoIP
2 4 (19.05%) WAN
2 4 (19.05%) POP3
2 4 (19.05%) SMTP
2 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
2 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 4 (19.05%) MPLS
3 1 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Games
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) French Language
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (4.76%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) COM
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Information Security
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
2 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
2 5 (23.81%) Transition Management
2 5 (23.81%) Coaching
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Postgraduate
2 4 (19.05%) JNCIA
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
1 8 (38.10%) Juniper
2 5 (23.81%) FrontRange
3 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Apple