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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Field Support Engineer
Rank 873 851 854
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 30 13 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.012% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.013% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 25
Average salary £27,500 £26,000 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% -4.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £37,200
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,500 £28,000
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -8.92%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 0 27 £27,500 +5.76% 11
South East +6 12 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Surrey +2 6 £28,000 -13.84%
Derbyshire - 5 £26,250 -
South West - 5 £22,500 -
East Midlands - 5 £26,250 - 1
Hampshire -2 3 £25,750 -20.76% 1
Scotland - 3 £27,000 -
Devon - 3 £17,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £27,500 -
Reigate - 3 £28,000 -
East of England -9 2 £28,500 +18.75%
West Yorkshire - 2 £23,500 - 3
Wiltshire - 2 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £23,500 - 3
Chesham - 2 £27,500 -
Derby - 2 £27,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £35,000 -
Fareham - 2 - -
Southampton +7 1 £25,750 -20.76% 1
London -12 1 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Plymouth - 1 £17,500 -
Salisbury - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £27,500 -
Thetford - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £34,000 -
Guildford - 1 £21,500 -
Exeter - 1 £30,000 -
Dundee - 1 £19,000 -
Colchester - 1 £28,500 -

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 37 (62.71%) Windows
3 25 (42.37%) MS Excel
4 22 (37.29%) MS Exchange
4 22 (37.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
6 16 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (23.73%) MS Office
9 13 (22.03%) MCSE
9 13 (22.03%) Firewall
10 11 (18.64%) Cisco
10 11 (18.64%) LAN
10 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
10 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (16.95%) Terminal Services
11 10 (16.95%) Windows XP
11 10 (16.95%) HP
11 10 (16.95%) VMware
11 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
12 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (15.25%) DNS
12 9 (15.25%) Citrix
12 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (13.56%) MCITP
13 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (11.86%) Windows 8
14 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (11.86%) Windows Vista
14 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2007

Field Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (37.29%) MS Exchange
2 16 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.08%) IIS
7 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (42.37%) MS Excel
2 14 (23.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) Firewall
2 11 (18.64%) LAN
2 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.25%) DNS
4 7 (11.86%) VPN
4 7 (11.86%) WAN
5 5 (8.47%) DHCP
6 4 (6.78%) VoIP
7 3 (5.08%) 3G
7 3 (5.08%) DSL
7 3 (5.08%) Wireless
7 3 (5.08%) HSPA
7 3 (5.08%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.39%) SAN
8 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.69%) Broadband
9 1 (1.69%) ISDN
9 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) FileMaker
General
1 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Games
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) German Language
2 2 (3.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Avionics
3 1 (1.69%) Military
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Flash
2 1 (1.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.39%) HP StorageWorks
4 2 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) PACS
5 1 (1.69%) EPoS
5 1 (1.69%) Firmware
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 22 (37.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (16.95%) Windows XP
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.86%) Windows 8
6 7 (11.86%) Windows Vista
7 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
8 5 (8.47%) Linux
9 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000
10 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.39%) UNIX
11 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
2 4 (6.78%) Project Management
2 4 (6.78%) Data Security
3 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.08%) Service Management
3 3 (5.08%) ITIL
3 3 (5.08%) ITSM
3 3 (5.08%) Time Management
4 2 (3.39%) Data Protection
4 2 (3.39%) Project Planning
4 2 (3.39%) Benchmarking
4 2 (3.39%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (3.39%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.69%) Information Management
5 1 (1.69%) Network Design
5 1 (1.69%) Migration
5 1 (1.69%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) R
2 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (22.03%) MCSE
3 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (13.56%) MCITP
5 7 (11.86%) MCP
5 7 (11.86%) CCNA
6 5 (8.47%) MCSA
6 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.78%) MCDST
8 3 (5.08%) MCTS
8 3 (5.08%) Degree
8 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.08%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.39%) CCNP
9 2 (3.39%) CCA
9 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) Terminal Services
2 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.08%) XenApp
5 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (6.78%) DameWare
2 2 (3.39%) WSUS
3 1 (1.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) Cisco
3 10 (16.95%) VMware
3 10 (16.95%) HP
4 9 (15.25%) Citrix
5 6 (10.17%) NetApp
6 4 (6.78%) Symantec
6 4 (6.78%) Sophos
7 3 (5.08%) BT
7 3 (5.08%) ProCurve
7 3 (5.08%) Avaya
8 2 (3.39%) Dell
9 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.69%) Apple
9 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.69%) Google
9 1 (1.69%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.69%) McAfee
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