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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Support Engineer
Rank 856 820 848
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 48 41 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.039% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.041% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 44 41 36
Average salary £31,000 £34,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +15.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £37,550
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £34,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +15.25%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014 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 18 September 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 -39 46 £30,000 -11.76% 5
South East -9 21 £35,000 -36.36%
East of England -14 10 £29,750 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 8 £23,250 -61.25%
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £24,000 -29.41%
Berkshire -3 6 £40,000 -20.00%
London -29 6 £27,500 -22.53%
Reading - 6 £40,000 -
Cambridge -3 5 £29,500 -13.23%
North West -13 5 £27,500 +10.00%
Lancashire - 5 £27,500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £22,500 -
West Sussex -9 4 £35,000 +75.00%
City of London +3 3 £24,000 -9.43%
Aylesbury -1 3 £36,500 -8.75%
South West -16 2 £29,250 -2.50% 1
Scotland -16 2 £37,000 -13.95%
Hertfordshire - 2 £28,750 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Luton - 2 £40,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £27,500 -
Dunfermline - 1 £31,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £35,000 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £30,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £22,500 -
Taunton - 1 £31,000 -
Woking - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £25,000 -
Fife - 1 £31,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £27,500 -

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 44 (50.57%) SQL
2 33 (37.93%) Linux
3 27 (31.03%) Windows
4 26 (29.89%) Java
4 26 (29.89%) SQL Server
5 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
6 23 (26.44%) JavaScript
7 22 (25.29%) HTML
8 21 (24.14%) C#
8 21 (24.14%) Software Engineering
9 20 (22.99%) Oracle
9 20 (22.99%) XML
10 19 (21.84%) C++
11 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
12 15 (17.24%) C
12 15 (17.24%) .NET
12 15 (17.24%) Degree
13 14 (16.09%) Web Services
14 13 (14.94%) VB
15 12 (13.79%) MS Office
16 9 (10.34%) Finance
16 9 (10.34%) SLA
16 9 (10.34%) PHP
16 9 (10.34%) OO
16 9 (10.34%) Mathematics
16 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
17 8 (9.20%) Physics
17 8 (9.20%) MySQL
17 8 (9.20%) CSS
18 7 (8.05%) ITIL

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 6 (6.90%) ColdFusion
2 3 (3.45%) Apache
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Visualfiles
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
1 5 (5.75%) VPN
1 5 (5.75%) VoIP
2 3 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.15%) RTP
3 1 (1.15%) Firewall
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
3 1 (1.15%) ISDN
3 1 (1.15%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.20%) MySQL
4 5 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.75%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.60%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.45%) MS Access
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.30%) DB2
8 1 (1.15%) DTS
8 1 (1.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Subversion
1 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.30%) Toad
3 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.30%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) French Language
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.29%) HTML
2 20 (22.99%) XML
3 15 (17.24%) .NET
4 14 (16.09%) Web Services
5 8 (9.20%) CSS
6 6 (6.90%) SOAP
7 4 (4.60%) XSL
8 2 (2.30%) WCF
8 2 (2.30%) Java EE
8 2 (2.30%) XHTML
8 2 (2.30%) ActiveX
8 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.30%) DCOM
8 2 (2.30%) EJB
8 2 (2.30%) JSP
8 2 (2.30%) Servlets
8 2 (2.30%) J2EE
8 2 (2.30%) LAMP
8 2 (2.30%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.15%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Mathematics
2 8 (9.20%) Physics
3 6 (6.90%) SCADA
4 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.30%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.30%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.15%) DTV
7 1 (1.15%) SCORM
7 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.15%) GPGPU
7 1 (1.15%) Open Source
7 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.93%) Linux
2 27 (31.03%) Windows
3 7 (8.05%) UNIX
3 7 (8.05%) Android
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.15%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.15%) AIX
6 1 (1.15%) HPUX
6 1 (1.15%) Solaris
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.14%) Software Engineering
2 9 (10.34%) OO
3 7 (8.05%) ITIL
4 6 (6.90%) Project Management
5 5 (5.75%) Time Management
5 5 (5.75%) Android Development
5 5 (5.75%) Product Management
6 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.30%) DevOps
7 2 (2.30%) Release Management
7 2 (2.30%) Web Development
7 2 (2.30%) Content Management
7 2 (2.30%) Logistics
8 1 (1.15%) Security Management
8 1 (1.15%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.15%) UML
8 1 (1.15%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 44 (50.57%) SQL
2 26 (29.89%) Java
3 23 (26.44%) JavaScript
4 21 (24.14%) C#
5 19 (21.84%) C++
6 15 (17.24%) C
7 13 (14.94%) VB
8 9 (10.34%) PHP
9 6 (6.90%) VB.NET
9 6 (6.90%) VB6
10 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.30%) Perl
13 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.15%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.99%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) JBoss
4 3 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (2.30%) Sybase
5 2 (2.30%) Reuters
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.15%) Sage
6 1 (1.15%) Infor
6 1 (1.15%) Twitter
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £23-27K per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: negotiable + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago