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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Field Support Engineer
Rank 884 902 875
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 31 30 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.026% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.027% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 29 23 16
Average salary £24,500 £27,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.90% +14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £19,500 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £30,231 £33,600 £27,750
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £27,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +14.58%

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
103370 110694 102634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.33% 94.52% 94.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85496 90365 85012
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 £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 £38,500
% 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 30 July 2015 within the UK.

Field Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Top 22 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 30 July 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 +39 31 £24,500 -10.90% 3
London +42 13 £27,000 -14.28% 1
South East +5 9 £24,500 -10.90%
Berkshire +16 7 £24,500 -
Bracknell - 7 £24,500 -
Bristol -9 3 £23,750 +10.46%
South West -14 3 £23,750 +10.46%
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £23,000 -16.36%
Manchester - 2 £29,000 -
North West - 2 £29,000 -
Aylesbury +8 1 - -
West Yorkshire +4 1 £24,000 -25.00%
East of England +4 1 £19,000 -33.33% 1
Yorkshire +2 1 £24,000 -25.00%
Hertfordshire 0 1 £19,000 - 1
Derbyshire -3 1 £23,500 -10.47%
East Midlands -4 1 £23,500 -10.47%
West Midlands - 1 £26,500 - 1
Watford - 1 £19,000 - 1
Chesterfield - 1 £23,500 -
High Wycombe - 1 £23,000 -
Leeds - 1 £24,000 -

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 47 (81.03%) Windows
2 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
3 22 (37.93%) Active Directory
3 22 (37.93%) LAN
4 20 (34.48%) WAN
5 14 (24.14%) Firewall
5 14 (24.14%) Lync
6 13 (22.41%) MS Office
7 10 (17.24%) Citrix
8 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
8 9 (15.52%) Office 365
8 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (13.79%) SQL
9 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
9 8 (13.79%) DNS
10 7 (12.07%) Cisco
10 7 (12.07%) ITIL
11 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
11 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
11 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
12 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (8.62%) Time Management
12 5 (8.62%) VMware
12 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
12 5 (8.62%) MCSE

Field Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (24.14%) Lync
2 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.17%) IIS
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Office
2 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.93%) LAN
2 20 (34.48%) WAN
3 14 (24.14%) Firewall
4 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 8 (13.79%) DNS
5 4 (6.90%) SAN
5 4 (6.90%) DHCP
6 3 (5.17%) VoIP
6 3 (5.17%) Wireless
7 2 (3.45%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.45%) VPN
7 2 (3.45%) Broadband
7 2 (3.45%) HSPA
7 2 (3.45%) 3G
7 2 (3.45%) DSL
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
General
1 3 (5.17%) Law
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) EPoS
3 2 (3.45%) Replication
3 2 (3.45%) Social Network
4 1 (1.72%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 47 (81.03%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.90%) Mac OS X
5 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.45%) Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.72%) Android
7 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) ITIL
2 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
2 5 (8.62%) Time Management
3 4 (6.90%) Software Deployment
3 4 (6.90%) Software Distribution
4 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.17%) Project Management
4 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.45%) Service Management
5 2 (3.45%) ITSM
5 2 (3.45%) Migration
5 2 (3.45%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) VBScript
2 2 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.62%) MCSE
3 4 (6.90%) MCP
4 3 (5.17%) CCNA
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.45%) MCSA
5 2 (3.45%) MCTS
5 2 (3.45%) MCITP
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.72%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 22 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.17%) Terminal Services
3 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.45%) XenApp
4 2 (3.45%) XenServer
5 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) ZENworks
1 2 (3.45%) SCCM
1 2 (3.45%) Casper Suite
2 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.24%) Citrix
3 7 (12.07%) Cisco
4 5 (8.62%) VMware
5 4 (6.90%) LANDesk
5 4 (6.90%) BT
6 3 (5.17%) Symantec
7 2 (3.45%) Sophos
7 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.45%) Crossbeam
7 2 (3.45%) Veeam
7 2 (3.45%) Trend Micro
7 2 (3.45%) F5
7 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.45%) HP
7 2 (3.45%) Dell
7 2 (3.45%) Juniper
7 2 (3.45%) Novell
8 1 (1.72%) Apple
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