The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Support Engineer
UK
Rank 818 874 851
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 44 78 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.076% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.079% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 36 63 79
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%

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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Support Engineer in the job title.

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 22 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 39 £32,500 - 14
South East +62 11 £27,000 -16.92% 4
London +55 10 £67,500 +92.85% 1
North West -15 10 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Manchester -13 7 £30,000 -25.00% 4
South West +21 4 £27,500 +14.58%
Kent - 4 - -
Berkshire +42 3 £25,000 +11.11%
Wiltshire +18 3 £27,500 +14.58%
Chatham - 3 - -
Cardiff - 3 £30,000 -
Warrington - 3 £37,500 - 1
Swindon - 3 £27,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
South Wales - 3 £30,000 -
Wales - 3 £30,000 -
Surrey +52 2 £47,500 +46.15%
Reading +40 2 £23,000 -47.42%
West Midlands +21 2 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Twickenham +4 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Birmingham - 2 £42,500 -
Woking - 2 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +28 1 £26,500 - 1
Hampshire +17 1 £27,000 -15.62%
Bracknell +9 1 £75,000 +237.07%
West Yorkshire - 1 £26,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £60,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £22,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £22,500 -
Leeds - 1 £26,500 - 1

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Software Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (57.43%) SQL
2 35 (34.65%) Windows
3 29 (28.71%) MS Excel
4 27 (26.73%) Linux
4 27 (26.73%) SQL Server
4 27 (26.73%) Java
5 25 (24.75%) Degree
6 24 (23.76%) Software Engineering
6 24 (23.76%) Python
7 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
8 20 (19.80%) JavaScript
9 18 (17.82%) Ruby
9 18 (17.82%) .NET
10 17 (16.83%) C#
11 16 (15.84%) MySQL
11 16 (15.84%) NoSQL
12 14 (13.86%) OpenStack
12 14 (13.86%) Ruby on Rails
13 12 (11.88%) Computer Science
13 12 (11.88%) MS Office
14 11 (10.89%) Presales
15 10 (9.90%) ITIL
16 8 (7.92%) Windows Server
16 8 (7.92%) HTML
16 8 (7.92%) SLA
17 7 (6.93%) MS Visio
17 7 (6.93%) T-SQL
17 7 (6.93%) Telecoms
18 6 (5.94%) Validation
18 6 (5.94%) Billing

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (13.86%) OpenStack
2 5 (4.95%) CMS
2 5 (4.95%) IIS
3 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.99%) JBoss
4 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (28.71%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.88%) MS Office
3 7 (6.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) SaaS
2 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.96%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.96%) DHCP
2 4 (3.96%) DNS
2 4 (3.96%) Firewall
3 3 (2.97%) Internet
4 2 (1.98%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.99%) LAN
5 1 (0.99%) VPN
5 1 (0.99%) Wireless
5 1 (0.99%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.99%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (26.73%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.84%) MySQL
2 16 (15.84%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) Big Data
4 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Synon
2 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.98%) Subversion
3 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (6.93%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.94%) Billing
3 4 (3.96%) Electronics
3 4 (3.96%) Finance
4 3 (2.97%) Games
4 3 (2.97%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Avionics
6 1 (0.99%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.82%) .NET
2 14 (13.86%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (7.92%) HTML
4 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.96%) XML
5 3 (2.97%) WinForms
6 2 (1.98%) CSS
6 2 (1.98%) SOAP
7 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.99%) HTML5
7 1 (0.99%) JDBC
7 1 (0.99%) JNDI
7 1 (0.99%) JSP
7 1 (0.99%) OAuth
7 1 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.99%) SAML
7 1 (0.99%) Spring
7 1 (0.99%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.98%) AS400
4 2 (1.98%) CCTV
4 2 (1.98%) iPad
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.99%) NHS
5 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (34.65%) Windows
2 27 (26.73%) Linux
3 8 (7.92%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.95%) Unix
4 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.98%) Solaris
6 2 (1.98%) VMS
7 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) Software Engineering
2 11 (10.89%) Presales
3 10 (9.90%) ITIL
4 6 (5.94%) Content Management
4 6 (5.94%) Mathematics
4 6 (5.94%) Problem Management
4 6 (5.94%) Validation
5 5 (4.95%) WFM
6 3 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.97%) API Development
6 3 (2.97%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (2.97%) MVC
6 3 (2.97%) Open Source
6 3 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.97%) Software Delivery
6 3 (2.97%) Software Testing
6 3 (2.97%) System Testing
6 3 (2.97%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (1.98%) CAD
7 2 (1.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (57.43%) SQL
2 27 (26.73%) Java
3 24 (23.76%) Python
4 20 (19.80%) JavaScript
5 18 (17.82%) Ruby
6 17 (16.83%) C#
7 7 (6.93%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.95%) RPG
8 5 (4.95%) RPG IV
8 5 (4.95%) RPG/400
9 4 (3.96%) C++
9 4 (3.96%) Delphi
9 4 (3.96%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.97%) Perl
10 3 (2.97%) PHP
10 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.98%) C
11 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (24.75%) Degree
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) CCA
3 3 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (2.97%) MCSA
3 3 (2.97%) VCP5
4 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.97%) vSphere
1 3 (2.97%) XenApp
1 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Nagios
1 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.98%) Opsview
1 2 (1.98%) PaperCut
1 2 (1.98%) Puppet
1 2 (1.98%) SafeCom
2 1 (0.99%) SCCM
2 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.95%) Citrix
2 5 (4.95%) JD Edwards
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle
4 3 (2.97%) Cisco
4 3 (2.97%) Dell
4 3 (2.97%) EMC
4 3 (2.97%) VMware
5 2 (1.98%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.98%) Equitrac
5 2 (1.98%) Facebook
5 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.98%) Splunk
6 1 (0.99%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.99%) Google
6 1 (0.99%) IFS
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.99%) Remedy
6 1 (0.99%) Veeam
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