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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Support Engineer
Rank 839 840 817
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 42 52 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.049% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.052% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 39 42 56
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +26.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -16 41 £30,000 -14.28% 10
South East -13 22 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Surrey -3 9 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Guildford +11 7 £30,000 -11.76%
East of England -4 7 £40,000 +17.64% 2
London +15 6 £33,000 -12.00%
Berkshire +4 5 £41,250 +50.00% 2
Bedfordshire +11 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Luton +6 4 £40,000 +14.28%
Chatham - 4 £25,000 -
Kent - 4 £25,000 -
Buckinghamshire +6 3 £30,000 -14.28%
Milton Keynes - 3 £30,000 -
Reading -6 2 £55,000 +100.00%
West Midlands -16 2 £30,000 -29.41%
South West -19 2 £30,750 -23.12% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £27,500 - 1
Reigate - 2 £25,000 -
Coventry - 2 £30,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £27,500 -
East Midlands +27 1 £21,500 -46.91% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £34,000 - 1
Cambridge -5 1 £34,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -6 1 £40,000 -
Hampshire -13 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £21,500 -
Somerset - 1 £21,500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £45,000 - 1

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 42 (48.84%) SQL
2 37 (43.02%) Windows
3 35 (40.70%) .NET
4 31 (36.05%) SQL Server
5 29 (33.72%) Degree
6 27 (31.40%) C#
7 25 (29.07%) Java
8 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET
9 22 (25.58%) Linux
10 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
10 17 (19.77%) HTML
11 16 (18.60%) MS Excel
11 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
11 16 (18.60%) Finance
12 14 (16.28%) C++
12 14 (16.28%) Web Services
13 13 (15.12%) Oracle
14 12 (13.95%) XML
15 11 (12.79%) IIS
16 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (10.47%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
18 8 (9.30%) C
18 8 (9.30%) French Language
19 7 (8.14%) T-SQL
19 7 (8.14%) VB
19 7 (8.14%) Python
19 7 (8.14%) Telecoms
20 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (12.79%) IIS
2 2 (2.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.16%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) WAN
1 4 (4.65%) DNS
1 4 (4.65%) LAN
2 2 (2.33%) VoIP
2 2 (2.33%) SSL
2 2 (2.33%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) FTP
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (36.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.81%) MySQL
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.49%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.49%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.33%) MS Access
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Subversion
1 2 (2.33%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.16%) Trac
2 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.16%) PEAR
2 1 (1.16%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.16%) Synon
2 1 (1.16%) Bugzilla
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) French Language
3 7 (8.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.65%) Billing
4 4 (4.65%) German Language
4 4 (4.65%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.49%) Legal
6 2 (2.33%) Publishing
6 2 (2.33%) Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (40.70%) .NET
2 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET
3 17 (19.77%) HTML
4 14 (16.28%) Web Services
5 12 (13.95%) XML
6 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
6 5 (5.81%) WCF
7 4 (4.65%) Spring
7 4 (4.65%) CSS
7 4 (4.65%) MFC
8 3 (3.49%) Ajax
9 2 (2.33%) WinForms
9 2 (2.33%) Classic ASP
9 2 (2.33%) J2EE
9 2 (2.33%) JSP
10 1 (1.16%) SOAP
10 1 (1.16%) XSLT
10 1 (1.16%) Swing
10 1 (1.16%) JMS
10 1 (1.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.47%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.81%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.81%) Physics
4 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) AS400
5 1 (1.16%) Clustering
5 1 (1.16%) SCORM
5 1 (1.16%) EPoS
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.16%) iSeries
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (43.02%) Windows
2 22 (25.58%) Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.49%) UNIX
4 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.33%) Android
5 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.16%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (6.98%) ITIL
1 6 (6.98%) OO
2 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering
2 5 (5.81%) DevOps
3 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
3 4 (4.65%) ERP
4 3 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.33%) Scrum
5 2 (2.33%) Coaching
5 2 (2.33%) Product Management
5 2 (2.33%) UML
5 2 (2.33%) OOP
5 2 (2.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (2.33%) Web Development
5 2 (2.33%) Use Case
6 1 (1.16%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.16%) Migration
6 1 (1.16%) Regression Testing
6 1 (1.16%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.84%) SQL
2 27 (31.40%) C#
3 25 (29.07%) Java
4 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
5 14 (16.28%) C++
6 8 (9.30%) C
7 7 (8.14%) VB
7 7 (8.14%) Python
7 7 (8.14%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.81%) VB6
9 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.65%) Delphi
10 2 (2.33%) VBScript
10 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.16%) RPG/400
11 1 (1.16%) RPG
11 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (33.72%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.16%) SCCM
1 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.12%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.33%) Citrix
5 2 (2.33%) Reuters
5 2 (2.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) i-GRasp
6 1 (1.16%) Lumesse
6 1 (1.16%) BT
6 1 (1.16%) HP
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