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 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
Field Support Engineer
Rank 854 844 853
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 26 35 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.032% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.034% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 23 35 36
Average salary £30,000 £24,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.44% -3.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £40,000 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £21,500 £25,500
% change year-on-year
+39.53% -15.68%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 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
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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 -12 25 £29,500 +20.40% 3
South East -10 11 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Hampshire -20 7 £30,000 +28.34% 1
London -10 6 £27,750 -7.50% 2
Surrey 0 5 £30,000 -55.55%
Southampton +4 3 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £30,000 -
South West - 3 £26,000 -
West Midlands -15 2 £19,000 -7.31%
Worthing - 2 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £30,000 -
North West - 2 £32,250 -
Bristol - 2 £26,500 -
Gosport - 2 £30,000 -
Guildford - 2 £30,000 -
Manchester - 2 £32,250 -
Birmingham -12 1 £19,000 -7.31%
North East -15 1 £35,000 +70.73%
Wiltshire - 1 £26,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £21,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £27,500 -
Scotland - 1 £36,000 -
Dudley - 1 £19,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £36,000 -
Hereford - 1 £21,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £37,500 -
Oxford - 1 £27,500 -
Reigate - 1 £28,000 -
Shepperton - 1 £24,500 -
Swindon - 1 £26,000 -

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (74.55%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
3 22 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 19 (34.55%) Active Directory
5 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
6 15 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 15 (27.27%) Cisco
6 15 (27.27%) Citrix
6 15 (27.27%) Firewall
6 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (25.45%) DNS
8 13 (23.64%) MS Office
8 13 (23.64%) HP
9 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
10 11 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (20.00%) VMware
11 10 (18.18%) ITIL
11 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (16.36%) DHCP
13 8 (14.55%) LAN
13 8 (14.55%) SLA
13 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (14.55%) Office 365
14 7 (12.73%) WAN
14 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (10.91%) VPN
15 6 (10.91%) CCNA

Field Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.09%) IIS
5 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (23.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Office 365
2 5 (9.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
2 15 (27.27%) Firewall
3 14 (25.45%) DNS
4 9 (16.36%) DHCP
5 8 (14.55%) LAN
6 7 (12.73%) WAN
7 6 (10.91%) VPN
7 6 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (9.09%) Wireless
8 5 (9.09%) VoIP
9 4 (7.27%) 3G
9 4 (7.27%) DSL
9 4 (7.27%) HSPA
9 4 (7.27%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (5.45%) Intranet
10 3 (5.45%) Internet
11 2 (3.64%) VLAN
12 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.82%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (7.27%) Electronics
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Avionics
4 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) EPoS
3 4 (7.27%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.82%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (1.82%) Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 41 (74.55%) Windows
2 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
4 11 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (9.09%) Mac OS X Server
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Phone
9 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.64%) UNIX
9 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.64%) Linux
10 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) ITIL
2 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
3 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
3 4 (7.27%) ITSM
4 2 (3.64%) Data Security
4 2 (3.64%) Project Management
4 2 (3.64%) Service Management
4 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.64%) Time Management
4 2 (3.64%) Change Management
4 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.82%) Communications Security
5 1 (1.82%) Line Management
5 1 (1.82%) CRM
5 1 (1.82%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.82%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.91%) Degree
3 6 (10.91%) CCNA
4 5 (9.09%) MCP
4 5 (9.09%) MCSE
4 5 (9.09%) MCSA
4 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) MCITP
6 3 (5.45%) MCDST
6 3 (5.45%) HNC
6 3 (5.45%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.82%) CCNP
8 1 (1.82%) MCTS
8 1 (1.82%) CCA
8 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.91%) XenApp
4 5 (9.09%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) ZENworks
1 2 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.64%) DameWare
1 2 (3.64%) Casper Suite
2 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (27.27%) Citrix
2 15 (27.27%) Cisco
3 13 (23.64%) HP
4 11 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (9.09%) Google
5 5 (9.09%) WatchGuard
5 5 (9.09%) Apple
6 4 (7.27%) BT
7 3 (5.45%) Sophos
7 3 (5.45%) ProCurve
7 3 (5.45%) Avaya
7 3 (5.45%) NetApp
8 2 (3.64%) Novell
8 2 (3.64%) Symantec
9 1 (1.82%) Dell
9 1 (1.82%) Acronis
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