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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Support Engineer
Rank 862 856 866
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 32 21 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.020% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.021% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 24 21 21
Average salary £27,500 £26,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +1.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £23,351 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £67,500 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.96%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

Field Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 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 22 September 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
England +17 31 £27,500 +5.76% 5
South East -3 10 £27,500 -15.38% 1
London -3 5 £30,000 +12.14% 2
West Yorkshire -37 5 £23,500 +4.44% 1
Yorkshire -47 5 £23,500 +4.44% 1
South West - 5 £26,250 - 1
Hampshire -5 4 £25,750 -20.76%
Surrey -6 4 £28,000 -58.51%
East Midlands - 4 £27,500 -
Derbyshire - 4 £27,500 -
Reigate - 3 £28,000 -
Leeds - 3 - -
Southampton -1 2 £25,750 -20.76%
East of England -10 2 £28,500 +18.75%
Wiltshire - 2 £27,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £27,500 -
Fareham - 2 - -
Chesham - 2 £27,500 -
Derby - 2 £27,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £35,000 - 1
Exeter - 1 £30,000 -
Colchester - 1 £28,500 -
Bristol - 1 £21,500 - 1
Salisbury - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £25,000 -
Devon - 1 £30,000 -
Essex - 1 £28,500 -
Swindon - 1 £27,500 -
Thetford - 1 - -
Truro - 1 £25,000 -

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 39 (66.10%) Windows
2 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
3 25 (42.37%) MS Excel
4 24 (40.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (32.20%) MS Exchange
5 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
6 16 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (25.42%) Cisco
7 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (23.73%) DNS
9 13 (22.03%) MS Office
9 13 (22.03%) Firewall
9 13 (22.03%) VMware
10 12 (20.34%) Windows XP
10 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
10 12 (20.34%) Citrix
10 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
11 11 (18.64%) HP
12 10 (16.95%) DHCP
12 10 (16.95%) MCSE
12 10 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
13 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (15.25%) LAN
13 9 (15.25%) MCITP
14 8 (13.56%) CCNA
15 7 (11.86%) Terminal Services

Field Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 19 (32.20%) MS Exchange
2 16 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (6.78%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (42.37%) MS Excel
2 13 (22.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.73%) DNS
2 13 (22.03%) Firewall
3 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
4 10 (16.95%) DHCP
5 9 (15.25%) LAN
6 6 (10.17%) Wireless
6 6 (10.17%) VPN
6 6 (10.17%) WAN
7 4 (6.78%) VoIP
7 4 (6.78%) Internet
7 4 (6.78%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (5.08%) HSPA
8 3 (5.08%) 3G
8 3 (5.08%) DSL
8 3 (5.08%) Intranet
9 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
9 2 (3.39%) SAN
9 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.69%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Avionics
3 1 (1.69%) Military
3 1 (1.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.39%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.39%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) EPoS
4 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.69%) PACS
4 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (66.10%) Windows
2 24 (40.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (20.34%) Windows XP
4 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Vista
8 3 (5.08%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.39%) UNIX
9 2 (3.39%) Linux
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
2 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
2 6 (10.17%) ITIL
3 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.78%) Service Management
4 4 (6.78%) Data Security
4 4 (6.78%) Project Management
5 3 (5.08%) ITSM
6 2 (3.39%) Change Management
6 2 (3.39%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.39%) Time Management
6 2 (3.39%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.69%) Line Management
7 1 (1.69%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.69%) Information Management
7 1 (1.69%) Network Design
7 1 (1.69%) Communications Security
7 1 (1.69%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.69%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.95%) MCSE
2 10 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (15.25%) MCITP
4 8 (13.56%) CCNA
5 6 (10.17%) MCSA
6 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.47%) MCP
6 5 (8.47%) Degree
7 4 (6.78%) MCDST
7 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.08%) MCTS
9 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.39%) CCNP
9 2 (3.39%) CCA
9 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
3 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.86%) Terminal Services
5 4 (6.78%) XenApp
6 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) DameWare
1 4 (6.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.39%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.42%) Cisco
3 13 (22.03%) VMware
4 12 (20.34%) Citrix
5 11 (18.64%) HP
6 6 (10.17%) NetApp
7 4 (6.78%) Symantec
7 4 (6.78%) Sophos
7 4 (6.78%) ProCurve
8 3 (5.08%) Avaya
8 3 (5.08%) BT
9 2 (3.39%) WatchGuard
9 2 (3.39%) Novell
9 2 (3.39%) Apple
9 2 (3.39%) Dell
9 2 (3.39%) Google
10 1 (1.69%) McAfee
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