The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Support Engineer
Rank 840 889 847
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 57 42 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.038% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 55 39 33
Average salary £31,000 £30,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £22,500 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%

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
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
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%

Software Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Software Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 within the UK.

Software Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software 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 Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +57 55 £30,500 - 8
South East +22 17 £27,500 -11.29%
East of England +19 17 £36,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire +21 15 £36,500 - 2
Cambridge +20 13 £36,500 - 2
Berkshire -4 7 £35,000 -12.50%
South West -10 7 £40,000 +42.85%
Bristol -16 7 £40,000 +42.85%
London +22 5 £31,500 +14.54% 3
Oxfordshire +18 5 £27,500 +25.00%
Tyne and Wear - 5 £26,000 -
North East - 5 £26,000 -
Abingdon - 5 £27,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £26,000 -
Slough -6 4 £35,000 +27.27%
City of London - 3 £35,000 - 2
Hampshire +7 2 £25,000 -37.50%
Reading -7 2 £30,750 -23.12%
Basingstoke - 2 £25,000 -
Colchester - 2 £21,000 -
Essex - 2 £21,000 -
North West - 2 £35,000 - 1
West Sussex -3 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Milton Keynes -8 1 £25,000 +11.11%
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £25,000 -3.84%
Newbury - 1 £23,500 -
Crawley - 1 £22,500 -
Farnham - 1 £30,000 -
Loughborough - 1 £18,000 -
Manchester - 1 £27,500 - 1

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 45 (42.86%) Windows
2 44 (41.90%) Linux
3 39 (37.14%) Java
4 32 (30.48%) Degree
5 31 (29.52%) SQL
6 27 (25.71%) SQL Server
7 23 (21.90%) C#
8 19 (18.10%) PHP
9 18 (17.14%) UNIX
9 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
10 16 (15.24%) MS Excel
10 16 (15.24%) Oracle
10 16 (15.24%) C++
10 16 (15.24%) Finance
11 15 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 15 (14.29%) C
12 14 (13.33%) Software Engineering
13 13 (12.38%) IIS
14 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
14 12 (11.43%) Mathematics
14 12 (11.43%) Physics
15 10 (9.52%) HTML
15 10 (9.52%) XML
15 10 (9.52%) Active Directory
16 9 (8.57%) .NET
16 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (7.62%) Network Management
18 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
18 7 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 13 (12.38%) IIS
2 6 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.86%) JBoss
5 2 (1.90%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.95%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (15.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.67%) MS Office
3 6 (5.71%) AutoCAD
3 6 (5.71%) SOLIDWORKS
3 6 (5.71%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 6 (5.71%) Siemens NX
3 6 (5.71%) PTC Creo
3 6 (5.71%) Revit
3 6 (5.71%) MicroStation
3 6 (5.71%) Solid Edge
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) SaaS
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) Office 365
3 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.81%) Internet
2 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.90%) SAN
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
3 2 (1.90%) SSL
3 2 (1.90%) FTP
3 2 (1.90%) HTTP
3 2 (1.90%) Firewall
3 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.95%) WebEx
4 1 (0.95%) LDAP
4 1 (0.95%) DHCP
4 1 (0.95%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (6.67%) MySQL
3 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.95%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (0.95%) Hudson
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.90%) Billing
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) French Language
4 1 (0.95%) Back Office
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) HTML
1 10 (9.52%) XML
2 9 (8.57%) .NET
3 6 (5.71%) Web Services
4 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.86%) HTML5
5 3 (2.86%) Ajax
5 3 (2.86%) J2EE
5 3 (2.86%) XSL
6 2 (1.90%) XSLT
6 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.90%) LINQ
6 2 (1.90%) jQuery
7 1 (0.95%) REST
7 1 (0.95%) Spring
7 1 (0.95%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.95%) WCF
7 1 (0.95%) CSS
7 1 (0.95%) JSP
7 1 (0.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 12 (11.43%) Mathematics
2 12 (11.43%) Physics
3 7 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.76%) Derivative
5 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.86%) CMDB
7 2 (1.90%) GIS
7 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.95%) SecurID
8 1 (0.95%) Clustering
8 1 (0.95%) Replication
8 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.95%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.86%) Windows
2 44 (41.90%) Linux
3 18 (17.14%) UNIX
4 9 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.81%) Android
7 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.90%) AIX
8 2 (1.90%) HPUX
8 2 (1.90%) Solaris
8 2 (1.90%) IRIX
9 1 (0.95%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.33%) Software Engineering
2 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.62%) Network Management
4 7 (6.67%) ITIL
5 6 (5.71%) CAD
6 5 (4.76%) Analytics
7 4 (3.81%) CRM
7 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.86%) Multithreading
8 3 (2.86%) DevOps
8 3 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.86%) Project Management
8 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.90%) Web Development
9 2 (1.90%) Mentoring
10 1 (0.95%) System Testing
10 1 (0.95%) Time Management
10 1 (0.95%) Data Entry
10 1 (0.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (0.95%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.14%) Java
2 31 (29.52%) SQL
3 23 (21.90%) C#
4 19 (18.10%) PHP
5 16 (15.24%) C++
6 15 (14.29%) C
7 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.81%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.86%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.90%) Perl
10 2 (1.90%) Delphi
10 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.95%) Python
11 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (30.48%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
2 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.24%) Oracle
3 6 (5.71%) Autodesk
4 4 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.86%) VMware
6 2 (1.90%) HP
6 2 (1.90%) ESRI
7 1 (0.95%) NEC
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
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