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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Engineer
Rank 841 874 913
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 70 95 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.087% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.090% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 68 86 73
Median salary £28,000 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.84% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -4.41%

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
94567 105846 115549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.48% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79566 86840 94644
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,000 £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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +20 65 £28,000 -14.50% 14
South East +38 23 £28,000 - 4
London +36 16 £36,250 +11.53% 4
East Midlands +24 12 £25,000 -37.50%
City of London +66 7 £32,000 -1.53% 3
Northamptonshire +25 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Northampton +14 7 £45,000 +12.50%
West Midlands - 7 £27,500 - 2
Surrey +3 6 £28,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £25,000 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £25,000 -
Reading +24 4 £30,750 -13.38% 2
Berkshire +21 4 £30,750 -12.14% 2
Woking -1 4 £28,000 -
Gatwick - 4 £37,500 -
Leicestershire - 4 £24,000 -
Coventry - 4 £27,500 -
West Sussex - 4 £37,500 -
East of England +19 3 £32,750 -10.27% 2
Hampshire +6 3 £25,000 -
Croydon - 3 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +17 2 £31,250 +4.16%
Wales +12 2 £26,500 -18.46%
South Wales +6 2 £26,500 -18.46%
Cardiff +6 2 £26,500 -18.46%
Scotland +1 2 - -
South West -12 2 £27,000 -25.00% 1
Birmingham - 2 £29,500 -
Fareham - 2 £24,500 -
Leeds - 2 £31,250 -

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 73 (50.69%) SQL
2 54 (37.50%) Windows
3 48 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 38 (26.39%) .NET
4 38 (26.39%) Software Engineering
5 37 (25.69%) Degree
6 30 (20.83%) ASP.NET
7 29 (20.14%) C#
8 25 (17.36%) Java
9 24 (16.67%) Linux
10 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
11 21 (14.58%) Finance
12 20 (13.89%) IIS
12 20 (13.89%) Windows Server
13 18 (12.50%) ITIL
14 17 (11.81%) C
14 17 (11.81%) Oracle
14 17 (11.81%) C++
14 17 (11.81%) SLA
15 15 (10.42%) XML
16 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
16 14 (9.72%) CRM
16 14 (9.72%) Software Testing
17 13 (9.03%) Unix
17 13 (9.03%) Active Directory
17 13 (9.03%) JavaScript
17 13 (9.03%) VB
18 12 (8.33%) Computer Science
19 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
19 10 (6.94%) MySQL

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 20 (13.89%) IIS
2 6 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.39%) Apache
5 2 (1.39%) WordPress
6 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.69%) PrestaShop
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (1.39%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (1.39%) Maya
3 2 (1.39%) MODO
3 2 (1.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.08%) Infor M3
2 3 (2.08%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.69%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.69%) Line 500
3 1 (0.69%) Magento
3 1 (0.69%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.86%) SaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Dropbox
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.78%) Firewall
1 4 (2.78%) SAN
2 3 (2.08%) RFID
2 3 (2.08%) VPN
3 2 (1.39%) Internet
3 2 (1.39%) LDAP
4 1 (0.69%) 2G
4 1 (0.69%) 3G
4 1 (0.69%) 4G
4 1 (0.69%) DNS
4 1 (0.69%) HTTP
4 1 (0.69%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.69%) IPsec
4 1 (0.69%) NAS
4 1 (0.69%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.69%) SSH
4 1 (0.69%) WAN
4 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.94%) MySQL
3 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.39%) DB2
7 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 21 (14.58%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) French Language
3 4 (2.78%) Advertising
3 4 (2.78%) German Language
3 4 (2.78%) Legal
3 4 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.39%) Publishing
4 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Automotive
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (26.39%) .NET
2 30 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 15 (10.42%) XML
4 9 (6.25%) HTML
5 5 (3.47%) OpenMP
6 4 (2.78%) EDI
7 2 (1.39%) Ajax
7 2 (1.39%) Classic ASP
7 2 (1.39%) CSS
7 2 (1.39%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.39%) jQuery
7 2 (1.39%) XSLT
8 1 (0.69%) LAMP
8 1 (0.69%) LINQ
8 1 (0.69%) Web Services
8 1 (0.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 5 (3.47%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (3.47%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.78%) Chemistry
5 4 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.78%) Physics
6 2 (1.39%) AS400
6 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.39%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.69%) Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.69%) Fintech
7 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.69%) iSeries
7 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (37.50%) Windows
2 24 (16.67%) Linux
3 20 (13.89%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.03%) Unix
5 6 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.47%) zOS
7 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.69%) Android
9 1 (0.69%) Debian
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.39%) Software Engineering
2 18 (12.50%) ITIL
3 14 (9.72%) CRM
3 14 (9.72%) Software Testing
4 10 (6.94%) Regression Testing
5 8 (5.56%) ERP
6 5 (3.47%) Data Protection
6 5 (3.47%) OO
6 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.78%) Coaching
7 4 (2.78%) Data Management
7 4 (2.78%) Mentoring
7 4 (2.78%) SDLC
7 4 (2.78%) Supplier Management
8 3 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.08%) Analytics
8 3 (2.08%) High Availability
8 3 (2.08%) Presales
8 3 (2.08%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 73 (50.69%) SQL
2 29 (20.14%) C#
3 25 (17.36%) Java
4 17 (11.81%) C
4 17 (11.81%) C++
5 13 (9.03%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.03%) VB
6 8 (5.56%) PHP
6 8 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.86%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.86%) Python
8 5 (3.47%) Fortran
9 4 (2.78%) VB6
9 4 (2.78%) VBA
10 3 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.39%) Perl
12 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 37 (25.69%) Degree
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (0.69%) MCP
4 1 (0.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.81%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) Postfix
3 1 (0.69%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 4 (2.78%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.39%) SCCM
3 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.81%) Oracle
3 8 (5.56%) VMware
4 6 (4.17%) IBM
5 5 (3.47%) Syncsort
6 4 (2.78%) Infor
6 4 (2.78%) Veritas
7 3 (2.08%) Kronos
7 3 (2.08%) Retek
7 3 (2.08%) Sage
8 2 (1.39%) Adobe
8 2 (1.39%) Autodesk
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco
8 2 (1.39%) Dell KACE
8 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.69%) Aruba
9 1 (0.69%) Citrix
9 1 (0.69%) Fiserv
9 1 (0.69%) Juniper
9 1 (0.69%) QNAP
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 28k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FANTASTIC PROSPECTS
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Private Health, Pension, Tr
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, Etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Cireson
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £20,000 to £30,000 + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago