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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Support Engineer
Rank 862 835 861
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 45 39 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.036% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.039% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 43 37 26
Average salary £28,500 £34,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.17% +15.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £34,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
-13.23% +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
109120 101188 111394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.25% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88233 84007 95056
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 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 2 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 -22 43 £27,500 -17.29% 9
South East -18 21 £35,000 -30.00% 3
East of England -18 8 £24,750 -16.10% 4
Berkshire -2 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Buckinghamshire -15 7 £22,500 -62.50% 2
London -2 6 £27,500 +3.77%
Cambridgeshire -6 6 £24,500 -16.94% 2
North West -20 5 £27,500 +10.00%
Lancashire - 5 £27,500 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £22,500 -
Reading - 5 £40,000 -
West Sussex -4 4 £35,000 +75.00%
Cambridge -9 4 £36,500 +23.72% 2
City of London +9 3 £24,000 -9.43%
Slough +5 2 £27,500 -26.66%
Aylesbury -2 2 £29,500 -26.25% 1
Scotland -12 2 £37,000 -13.95% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £23,750 - 1
Hampshire -8 1 £40,000 -
South West -30 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £35,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £22,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £25,000 -
Fife - 1 £31,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Chatham - 1 £35,000 -
Cirencester - 1 - -

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 42 (48.28%) SQL
2 32 (36.78%) Linux
3 27 (31.03%) Java
3 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
4 26 (29.89%) Windows
5 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
6 23 (26.44%) Software Engineering
7 22 (25.29%) JavaScript
8 21 (24.14%) C#
9 20 (22.99%) C++
9 20 (22.99%) Oracle
10 19 (21.84%) XML
10 19 (21.84%) HTML
11 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
12 15 (17.24%) C
12 15 (17.24%) VB
12 15 (17.24%) Degree
13 14 (16.09%) .NET
14 13 (14.94%) MS Office
15 12 (13.79%) Web Services
16 10 (11.49%) Finance
16 10 (11.49%) PHP
16 10 (11.49%) SLA
17 8 (9.20%) MySQL
17 8 (9.20%) Mathematics
18 7 (8.05%) Physics
18 7 (8.05%) Android
18 7 (8.05%) Relational Database
18 7 (8.05%) ColdFusion
18 7 (8.05%) Telecoms

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 7 (8.05%) 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 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Visualfiles
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) SaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
1 5 (5.75%) VPN
2 4 (4.60%) VoIP
3 3 (3.45%) DHCP
4 2 (2.30%) RTP
4 2 (2.30%) ISDN
5 1 (1.15%) Firewall
5 1 (1.15%) NAS
5 1 (1.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.20%) MySQL
3 7 (8.05%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.75%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.60%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.45%) MS Access
7 2 (2.30%) DB2
8 1 (1.15%) DTS
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.15%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
1 5 (5.75%) Subversion
2 2 (2.30%) Toad
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) French Language
5 1 (1.15%) German Language
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) HTML
1 19 (21.84%) XML
2 14 (16.09%) .NET
3 12 (13.79%) Web Services
4 7 (8.05%) CSS
5 6 (6.90%) SOAP
6 4 (4.60%) XSL
7 2 (2.30%) ActiveX
7 2 (2.30%) XHTML
7 2 (2.30%) JSP
7 2 (2.30%) Servlets
7 2 (2.30%) J2EE
7 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.30%) DCOM
7 2 (2.30%) EJB
7 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.30%) Java EE
7 2 (2.30%) WCF
7 2 (2.30%) LAMP
7 2 (2.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Mathematics
2 7 (8.05%) Physics
3 6 (6.90%) SCADA
4 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.30%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.30%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.15%) DTV
7 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.15%) GPGPU
7 1 (1.15%) Open Source
7 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.78%) Linux
2 26 (29.89%) Windows
3 7 (8.05%) UNIX
3 7 (8.05%) Android
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.15%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.15%) AIX
6 1 (1.15%) HPUX
6 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Software Engineering
2 7 (8.05%) OO
3 6 (6.90%) Project Management
3 6 (6.90%) ITIL
4 5 (5.75%) Time Management
4 5 (5.75%) Product Management
4 5 (5.75%) Android Development
5 3 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.30%) Content Management
6 2 (2.30%) Logistics
6 2 (2.30%) Web Development
6 2 (2.30%) Release Management
6 2 (2.30%) DevOps
7 1 (1.15%) Coaching
7 1 (1.15%) 3D Programming
7 1 (1.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.15%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 42 (48.28%) SQL
2 27 (31.03%) Java
3 22 (25.29%) JavaScript
4 21 (24.14%) C#
5 20 (22.99%) C++
6 15 (17.24%) VB
6 15 (17.24%) C
7 10 (11.49%) PHP
8 6 (6.90%) VB6
8 6 (6.90%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.30%) Perl
11 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.15%) VBScript
11 1 (1.15%) Groovy
11 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Degree
2 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
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
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.15%) Sage
6 1 (1.15%) Infor
6 1 (1.15%) Twitter
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