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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Support Engineer
Rank 858 830 868
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 43 40 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.037% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.040% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 41 37 27
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £32,000
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
110597 101053 111513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89479 83749 95349
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 £26,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £67,500
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -20 42 £30,000 - 5
South East -17 21 £35,000 -26.31% 1
East of England -13 9 £36,500 +7.35%
Berkshire +3 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £22,500 -62.50% 1
London -18 6 £27,500 +3.77% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 5 £36,500 +46.00%
Reading -4 5 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £22,500 - 1
West Sussex -7 4 £35,000 +75.00%
Cambridge -9 4 £36,500 +46.00%
City of London -11 3 £24,000 -9.43%
North West -15 3 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Lancashire - 3 £27,500 - 1
Slough +4 2 £27,500 -26.66%
Aylesbury -2 2 £29,500 -26.25%
Hertfordshire -10 2 £27,500 -31.25%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £27,500 -
Luton - 2 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Hampshire -7 1 £40,000 -
Scotland -15 1 £31,500 -18.18% 2
South West -22 1 - -
Kent - 1 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £30,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £25,000 -
Fife - 1 £31,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (47.19%) SQL
2 31 (34.83%) Linux
3 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
3 28 (31.46%) Microsoft
4 27 (30.34%) Windows
5 26 (29.21%) Java
6 23 (25.84%) Software Engineering
7 21 (23.60%) C++
7 21 (23.60%) MS Excel
8 20 (22.47%) C#
8 20 (22.47%) Oracle
9 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
10 18 (20.22%) HTML
10 18 (20.22%) XML
11 16 (17.98%) C
11 16 (17.98%) Degree
12 15 (16.85%) VB
12 15 (16.85%) MS Office
13 12 (13.48%) .NET
14 10 (11.24%) PHP
14 10 (11.24%) Web Services
14 10 (11.24%) SLA
15 9 (10.11%) Finance
16 8 (8.99%) MySQL
16 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
16 8 (8.99%) Mathematics
17 7 (7.87%) OO
17 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
17 7 (7.87%) ColdFusion
17 7 (7.87%) SCADA

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (7.87%) ColdFusion
2 5 (5.62%) IIS
3 3 (3.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.12%) Node.js
Applications
1 21 (23.60%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.62%) DHCP
3 4 (4.49%) VoIP
4 3 (3.37%) VPN
4 3 (3.37%) DNS
5 2 (2.25%) RTP
5 2 (2.25%) ISDN
6 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.12%) Firewall
6 1 (1.12%) NAS
6 1 (1.12%) Modbus
6 1 (1.12%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.99%) MySQL
3 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.49%) MS Access
5 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.25%) DB2
8 1 (1.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Eclipse
1 3 (3.37%) Subversion
2 2 (2.25%) Toad
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.12%) Billing
5 1 (1.12%) French Language
5 1 (1.12%) German Language
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.12%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) HTML
1 18 (20.22%) XML
2 12 (13.48%) .NET
3 10 (11.24%) Web Services
4 6 (6.74%) CSS
5 4 (4.49%) XSL
6 3 (3.37%) ActiveX
6 3 (3.37%) SOAP
6 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.37%) DCOM
7 2 (2.25%) EJB
7 2 (2.25%) J2EE
7 2 (2.25%) JSP
7 2 (2.25%) Servlets
7 2 (2.25%) XHTML
7 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.25%) Java EE
7 2 (2.25%) WCF
7 2 (2.25%) LAMP
7 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Mathematics
2 7 (7.87%) Physics
2 7 (7.87%) SCADA
2 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.25%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.12%) GPGPU
5 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Linux
2 27 (30.34%) Windows
3 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (6.74%) UNIX
4 5 (5.62%) Android
5 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.12%) AIX
6 1 (1.12%) HPUX
6 1 (1.12%) Solaris
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.12%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.84%) Software Engineering
2 7 (7.87%) OO
3 6 (6.74%) Project Management
4 5 (5.62%) ITIL
4 5 (5.62%) Time Management
4 5 (5.62%) Product Management
5 3 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.37%) Android Development
6 2 (2.25%) DevOps
6 2 (2.25%) Web Development
6 2 (2.25%) Release Management
6 2 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.25%) Content Management
6 2 (2.25%) Logistics
7 1 (1.12%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.12%) 3D Programming
7 1 (1.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.12%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.19%) SQL
2 26 (29.21%) Java
3 21 (23.60%) C++
4 20 (22.47%) C#
5 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
6 16 (17.98%) C
7 15 (16.85%) VB
8 10 (11.24%) PHP
9 4 (4.49%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.49%) VB6
10 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.25%) Perl
11 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.12%) Groovy
12 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.12%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) Degree
2 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.12%) MCTS
2 1 (1.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 28 (31.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.47%) Oracle
3 4 (4.49%) JBoss
4 2 (2.25%) Sybase
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) Sage
5 1 (1.12%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) Wonderware
5 1 (1.12%) Infor
5 1 (1.12%) Twitter
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