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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Engineer
Rank 833 875 926
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 83 95 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.086% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.089% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 77 90 66
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 July 2016 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 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +39 77 £32,500 +8.33% 17
South East +32 27 £33,750 +20.53% 3
London +60 21 £42,500 +41.66% 4
Berkshire +18 10 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East Midlands +15 10 £24,000 -25.58% 1
Surrey +31 7 £30,250 +8.03% 2
East of England +26 6 £35,000 -4.10% 2
Reading +12 6 £46,250 +30.28% 1
Leicestershire - 6 £24,000 - 1
West Midlands -2 5 £27,500 -21.42%
Milton Keynes +30 4 £23,750 -5.00%
Buckinghamshire +24 4 £23,750 -5.00%
Cambridge +6 4 £35,000 -4.10% 1
South West +1 4 £20,750 -48.12% 5
Woking -6 4 £37,750 +34.82% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 4 £35,000 -4.10% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £37,500 -
Coventry - 4 £27,500 -
City of London +60 3 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Dorset - 3 £20,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 3 £20,000 - 1
Gatwick - 3 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 3 £37,500 -
North West +17 2 £33,250 -21.76% 2
Northampton +11 2 £45,000 +39.53%
Northamptonshire +11 2 £45,000 +39.53%
Yorkshire +7 2 £31,250 +4.16%
Scotland 0 2 - -
Hampshire -3 2 £22,750 -9.00%
Manchester - 2 £33,250 - 1

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 74 (49.01%) SQL
2 63 (41.72%) Windows
3 56 (37.09%) SQL Server
4 40 (26.49%) Linux
5 38 (25.17%) Software Engineering
6 33 (21.85%) .NET
7 31 (20.53%) Degree
8 30 (19.87%) Java
8 30 (19.87%) C#
9 27 (17.88%) Microsoft
9 27 (17.88%) Finance
10 24 (15.89%) ASP.NET
11 22 (14.57%) C
12 21 (13.91%) JavaScript
12 21 (13.91%) Windows Server
13 20 (13.25%) MS Excel
14 19 (12.58%) C++
14 19 (12.58%) MySQL
14 19 (12.58%) Oracle
14 19 (12.58%) IIS
15 16 (10.60%) XML
15 16 (10.60%) ITIL
15 16 (10.60%) Unix
16 15 (9.93%) Active Directory
17 13 (8.61%) SLA
17 13 (8.61%) MS Office
17 13 (8.61%) HTML
18 12 (7.95%) CRM
18 12 (7.95%) Firewall
18 12 (7.95%) Software Testing

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 19 (12.58%) IIS
2 7 (4.64%) Apache
2 7 (4.64%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.97%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.97%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.97%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.31%) JBoss
4 5 (3.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.65%) nginx
6 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.32%) WordPress
7 1 (0.66%) Confluence
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.66%) PrestaShop
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (1.32%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (1.32%) Maya
3 2 (1.32%) MODO
3 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.66%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.66%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.66%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.66%) Revit
4 1 (0.66%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.66%) Solid Edge
4 1 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.99%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.32%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.66%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.66%) Line 500
4 1 (0.66%) Magento
4 1 (0.66%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.62%) SaaS
2 7 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.66%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.95%) Firewall
2 11 (7.28%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.96%) SAN
4 7 (4.64%) LDAP
5 6 (3.97%) HTTP
5 6 (3.97%) NAS
6 5 (3.31%) Internet
7 3 (1.99%) 3G
7 3 (1.99%) VPN
7 3 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.32%) RFID
9 1 (0.66%) 2G
9 1 (0.66%) 4G
9 1 (0.66%) DNS
9 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.66%) Intranet
9 1 (0.66%) IPsec
9 1 (0.66%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.66%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (37.09%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.58%) MySQL
3 8 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.97%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.97%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.65%) Big Data
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.32%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) JIRA
1 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 27 (17.88%) Finance
2 7 (4.64%) French Language
2 7 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.31%) Legal
4 4 (2.65%) Advertising
4 4 (2.65%) Banking
4 4 (2.65%) Games
4 4 (2.65%) German Language
4 4 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.32%) Publishing
6 1 (0.66%) Automotive
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (21.85%) .NET
2 24 (15.89%) ASP.NET
3 16 (10.60%) XML
4 13 (8.61%) HTML
5 6 (3.97%) LAMP
5 6 (3.97%) Web Services
6 4 (2.65%) Middleware
6 4 (2.65%) ZeroMQ
7 3 (1.99%) jQuery
7 3 (1.99%) OpenMP
8 2 (1.32%) Ajax
8 2 (1.32%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.32%) CSS
8 2 (1.32%) EDI
8 2 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.32%) HTML5
8 2 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.32%) XSLT
9 1 (0.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.96%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.30%) Mathematics
2 8 (5.30%) Physics
3 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.65%) Chemistry
4 4 (2.65%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.99%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.99%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.99%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.32%) iPad
6 2 (1.32%) iPhone
6 2 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.66%) Fintech
7 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (41.72%) Windows
2 40 (26.49%) Linux
3 21 (13.91%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.60%) Unix
5 9 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.97%) CentOS
6 6 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.97%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.97%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.65%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.99%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.32%) Solaris
9 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.66%) Android
10 1 (0.66%) Debian
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.17%) Software Engineering
2 16 (10.60%) ITIL
3 12 (7.95%) CRM
3 12 (7.95%) Software Testing
4 10 (6.62%) Presales
5 7 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (4.64%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (4.64%) OO
5 7 (4.64%) Regression Testing
6 6 (3.97%) Analytics
6 6 (3.97%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.31%) E-Commerce
7 5 (3.31%) SDLC
7 5 (3.31%) Web Operations
8 4 (2.65%) Coaching
8 4 (2.65%) Data Management
8 4 (2.65%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.65%) SIEM
9 3 (1.99%) High Availability
9 3 (1.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 74 (49.01%) SQL
2 30 (19.87%) C#
2 30 (19.87%) Java
3 22 (14.57%) C
4 21 (13.91%) JavaScript
5 19 (12.58%) C++
6 11 (7.28%) VB
7 10 (6.62%) Python
8 7 (4.64%) Perl
8 7 (4.64%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.64%) PowerShell
8 7 (4.64%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.31%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.65%) PHP
10 4 (2.65%) Ruby
10 4 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.65%) VB6
10 4 (2.65%) VBA
11 3 (1.99%) Fortran
12 1 (0.66%) VC++
Qualifications
1 31 (20.53%) Degree
2 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.99%) MCP
4 3 (1.99%) MCSE
4 3 (1.99%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.32%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.66%) Postfix
4 1 (0.66%) SpamAssassin
4 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) OpenAM
1 5 (3.31%) Puppet
2 4 (2.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.32%) SCCM
4 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.58%) Oracle
3 9 (5.96%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.30%) VMware
5 5 (3.31%) Sun
6 4 (2.65%) Apple
6 4 (2.65%) Google
6 4 (2.65%) Veritas
7 3 (1.99%) Autodesk
7 3 (1.99%) Citrix
7 3 (1.99%) Retek
7 3 (1.99%) Sage
7 3 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.32%) Adobe
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco
8 2 (1.32%) Dell KACE
8 2 (1.32%) Fiserv
8 2 (1.32%) Infor
8 2 (1.32%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.32%) Sophos
Leicestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Private Health, Pension, Tr
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Private Health, Pension, Tr
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £20,000 to £30,000 + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Blackburn
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £13000 - £15500 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: 18 days ago