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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Engineer
Rank 825 859 917
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 93 102 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.093% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.096% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 89 96 64
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -0.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £40,000 £46,750
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £29,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+8.47% -3.27%

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
94453 106197 112297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79493 87537 91539
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +40 90 £35,000 +16.66% 9
London +57 29 £37,500 +20.00% 1
South East +25 26 £35,000 +23.89% 1
Berkshire +10 14 £37,500 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +20 9 £24,000 +2.12% 2
East of England +7 9 £37,500 +22.95% 2
South West +21 8 £20,750 -48.12% 2
Reading +20 8 £36,250 +17.88% 1
Leicestershire +5 7 £24,000 +33.33% 1
Surrey +27 6 £32,500 +16.07%
Dorset - 5 £20,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 5 £37,500 -
Bournemouth - 5 £20,000 - 1
Watford - 5 £37,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £37,500 - 2
City of London +63 4 £37,500 +11.11%
West Midlands -1 4 £23,250 -19.82% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £35,000 -2.09%
Cambridge -7 4 £35,000 -2.09%
North West +24 3 £33,500 -4.28%
Manchester +3 3 £33,500 +21.81%
Woking -7 3 £47,500 +69.64%
Sussex - 3 £25,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 £20,000 - 1
Yorkshire +30 2 £31,250 +4.16%
West Yorkshire - 2 £31,250 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £20,000 -
Leeds - 2 £31,250 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £20,000 -
Stockport - 2 £33,250 -

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 78 (49.06%) SQL
2 73 (45.91%) Windows
3 62 (38.99%) SQL Server
4 46 (28.93%) Linux
5 35 (22.01%) Java
6 34 (21.38%) .NET
7 33 (20.75%) Software Engineering
8 31 (19.50%) C#
9 30 (18.87%) Microsoft
10 29 (18.24%) JavaScript
11 28 (17.61%) Finance
12 27 (16.98%) MS Excel
13 24 (15.09%) Degree
13 24 (15.09%) Windows Server
14 22 (13.84%) XML
15 21 (13.21%) ASP.NET
15 21 (13.21%) C
15 21 (13.21%) HTML
16 20 (12.58%) MySQL
16 20 (12.58%) IIS
17 19 (11.95%) Oracle
18 17 (10.69%) CRM
18 17 (10.69%) SaaS
18 17 (10.69%) Enterprise Software
19 16 (10.06%) Active Directory
19 16 (10.06%) TCP/IP
19 16 (10.06%) C++
19 16 (10.06%) Unix
20 15 (9.43%) Firewall
21 14 (8.81%) ITIL

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 (12.58%) IIS
2 9 (5.66%) Apache
2 9 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.03%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.03%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.40%) JBoss
4 7 (4.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.14%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.14%) nginx
6 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.26%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.26%) WordPress
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.63%) PrestaShop
Applications
1 27 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.81%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (1.26%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (1.26%) Maya
3 2 (1.26%) MODO
3 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.63%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.63%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.63%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.63%) Revit
4 1 (0.63%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.63%) Simulink
4 1 (0.63%) Solid Edge
4 1 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.63%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Line 500
3 1 (0.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.63%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.69%) SaaS
2 9 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.63%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.06%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.43%) Firewall
3 11 (6.92%) SAN
4 8 (5.03%) LDAP
4 8 (5.03%) NAS
5 7 (4.40%) HTTP
6 6 (3.77%) Internet
7 5 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.52%) 3G
8 4 (2.52%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.63%) Intranet
9 1 (0.63%) IPsec
9 1 (0.63%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.63%) SSH
9 1 (0.63%) VPN
9 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (38.99%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.58%) MySQL
3 9 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.40%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.40%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.14%) Big Data
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.26%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.63%) MS Access
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 28 (17.61%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.14%) Banking
3 5 (3.14%) French Language
3 5 (3.14%) Games
3 5 (3.14%) Legal
3 5 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.52%) German Language
5 3 (1.89%) Advertising
5 3 (1.89%) Retail
6 2 (1.26%) Marketing
6 2 (1.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.38%) .NET
2 22 (13.84%) XML
3 21 (13.21%) ASP.NET
3 21 (13.21%) HTML
4 8 (5.03%) LAMP
5 7 (4.40%) Web Services
6 6 (3.77%) Middleware
7 5 (3.14%) ZeroMQ
8 3 (1.89%) Classic ASP
8 3 (1.89%) CSS
8 3 (1.89%) jQuery
9 2 (1.26%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (1.26%) HTML5
9 2 (1.26%) JSON
9 2 (1.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.26%) XSLT
10 1 (0.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.69%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.03%) Mathematics
3 8 (5.03%) Physics
4 5 (3.14%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (3.14%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.52%) Chemistry
5 4 (2.52%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.52%) iPad
5 4 (2.52%) iPhone
6 3 (1.89%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.26%) User Experience
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.63%) Fintech
8 1 (0.63%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (45.91%) Windows
2 46 (28.93%) Linux
3 24 (15.09%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.06%) Unix
5 11 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.40%) CentOS
8 6 (3.77%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.77%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.52%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.63%) Debian
12 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.75%) Software Engineering
2 17 (10.69%) CRM
3 14 (8.81%) ITIL
4 13 (8.18%) Presales
5 9 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (5.66%) Software Testing
6 8 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.40%) Web Operations
8 6 (3.77%) Analytics
8 6 (3.77%) E-Commerce
8 6 (3.77%) OO
8 6 (3.77%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.14%) SIEM
10 4 (2.52%) Coaching
10 4 (2.52%) Data Management
10 4 (2.52%) DevOps
10 4 (2.52%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.52%) Regression Testing
10 4 (2.52%) SDLC
10 4 (2.52%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 78 (49.06%) SQL
2 35 (22.01%) Java
3 31 (19.50%) C#
4 29 (18.24%) JavaScript
5 21 (13.21%) C
6 16 (10.06%) C++
7 9 (5.66%) Perl
7 9 (5.66%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.66%) Python
7 9 (5.66%) VB
8 7 (4.40%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.40%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.40%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.52%) Ruby
10 4 (2.52%) VB6
11 3 (1.89%) PHP
11 3 (1.89%) VBA
12 1 (0.63%) Ada
12 1 (0.63%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (15.09%) Degree
2 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.14%) MCP
3 5 (3.14%) MCTS
3 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.40%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.52%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) Postfix
5 1 (0.63%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (4.40%) OpenAM
1 7 (4.40%) Puppet
2 4 (2.52%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.26%) SCCM
4 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.95%) Oracle
3 11 (6.92%) Red Hat
4 10 (6.29%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.40%) Sun
5 7 (4.40%) VMware
6 5 (3.14%) Apple
6 5 (3.14%) Google
7 4 (2.52%) Citrix
7 4 (2.52%) Intel Security
7 4 (2.52%) Sophos
7 4 (2.52%) Veritas
8 3 (1.89%) Autodesk
8 3 (1.89%) Retek
8 3 (1.89%) Sage
9 2 (1.26%) Adobe
9 2 (1.26%) Dell KACE
9 2 (1.26%) Fiserv
9 2 (1.26%) Remedy
10 1 (0.63%) QNAP
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
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