The table below looks at the statistics for the Field Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Field Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Support Engineer
Rank 887 886 872
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 27 35 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.029% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.031% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 24 28 23
Average salary £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £23,895 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,150 £28,950
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Field Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Field Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer within the UK.

Field Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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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
England +20 26 £27,000 -1.81% 4
London +30 7 £30,000 +9.09% 3
South East -1 7 £29,500 +7.27%
East of England +18 5 £26,000 +8.33%
Surrey +13 3 £30,500 +12.96%
Hertfordshire -8 3 £26,000 +8.33%
Coventry - 3 £27,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £27,000 -
City of London +36 2 £24,000 -11.92%
South West -9 2 £24,500 -10.90% 1
Welwyn Garden City -14 2 £23,500 -2.08%
Gloucestershire -21 2 £24,500 -38.75%
Essex - 2 - -
North West - 2 £21,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £24,500 -
Reigate - 2 £30,500 -
Manchester - 2 £21,500 -
Hampshire -3 1 £27,500 -
West Sussex - 1 £24,500 -
Portsmouth - 1 £27,500 -
Guildford - 1 £27,500 -
Harpenden - 1 £28,500 -
Windsor - 1 £31,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £31,000 -
Thames Valley - 1 £29,500 -

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Field 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 Field Support Engineer in their job title.

1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Microsoft
3 19 (38.78%) Active Directory
4 15 (30.61%) MS Excel
5 11 (22.45%) ITIL
5 11 (22.45%) LAN
6 10 (20.41%) Citrix
7 9 (18.37%) WAN
7 9 (18.37%) MS Office
8 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
8 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (16.33%) Office 365
9 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 7 (14.29%) Firewall
9 7 (14.29%) Cisco
10 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
10 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
10 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (10.20%) DNS
11 5 (10.20%) SLA
11 5 (10.20%) HP
11 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
11 5 (10.20%) EPoS
12 4 (8.16%) A+ Certification
12 4 (8.16%) BT
12 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
12 4 (8.16%) MCSE

Field Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Field 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 Field Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.12%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) Lync
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (30.61%) MS Excel
2 9 (18.37%) MS Office
3 3 (6.12%) MS Project
3 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.04%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) LAN
2 9 (18.37%) WAN
3 7 (14.29%) Firewall
4 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (10.20%) DNS
6 3 (6.12%) VoIP
7 2 (4.08%) SAN
7 2 (4.08%) 3G
7 2 (4.08%) DSL
7 2 (4.08%) Wireless
7 2 (4.08%) IP Telephony
7 2 (4.08%) VPN
7 2 (4.08%) HSPA
7 2 (4.08%) Broadband
8 1 (2.04%) xDSL
8 1 (2.04%) VLAN
8 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) FileMaker
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (6.12%) Electronics
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Law
2 2 (4.08%) Advertising
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) EPoS
3 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.08%) Replication
5 2 (4.08%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.04%) iPad
6 1 (2.04%) Social Network
6 1 (2.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Phone
5 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.12%) Time Management
4 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) ITSM
5 2 (4.08%) Migration
5 2 (4.08%) Project Management
5 2 (4.08%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.04%) CRM
6 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.04%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.04%) Software Distribution
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.16%) A+ Certification
2 4 (8.16%) MCSE
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) HNC
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) MCP
4 2 (4.08%) CCNA
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CCENT
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 19 (38.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.12%) Terminal Services
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) Citrix
3 7 (14.29%) Cisco
4 5 (10.20%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) BT
6 3 (6.12%) VMware
7 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.08%) Dell
7 2 (4.08%) Juniper
7 2 (4.08%) F5
7 2 (4.08%) Veeam
7 2 (4.08%) Trend Micro
7 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.08%) Symantec
7 2 (4.08%) Sophos
7 2 (4.08%) Crossbeam
8 1 (2.04%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.04%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.04%) Acronis
8 1 (2.04%) Apple
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