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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Support Engineer
Rank 865 866 855
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 49 55 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.046% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.049% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 49 52 38
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +45.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £25,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £36,050
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +45.83%

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +17 45 £30,500 -12.85% 8
London +38 13 £37,500 -
South East +1 12 £29,500 -1.66% 2
East of England +12 9 £34,000 -9.33% 2
Surrey +16 6 £30,000 -11.76%
Cambridgeshire +11 6 £37,500 - 1
Cambridge +11 6 £37,500 - 1
Guildford +8 6 £30,000 -11.76%
Bristol +2 6 £31,750 +13.39% 2
South West -9 6 £31,750 -20.62% 2
East Midlands +17 3 £40,000 -1.23%
Hampshire +3 3 £25,000 +20.48% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £25,000 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £23,500 -
Kent +20 2 £25,000 -24.24%
Scotland +17 2 £28,500 - 1
Chatham +4 2 £25,000 -44.44%
Dunfermline - 2 £28,500 -
Cardiff - 2 £32,500 -
Fife - 2 £28,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £26,000 -
Northampton - 2 £40,000 -
North East - 2 £26,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £26,000 -
Wales - 2 £32,500 -
South Wales - 2 £32,500 -
Maidenhead 0 1 £45,000 -
Berkshire -2 1 £45,000 +80.00%
Ruislip - 1 £27,500 -

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 43 (47.25%) Windows
2 33 (36.26%) SQL
3 31 (34.07%) Linux
4 30 (32.97%) Java
5 29 (31.87%) Degree
6 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 25 (27.47%) .NET
8 22 (24.18%) C#
9 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
10 19 (20.88%) Finance
11 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
11 17 (18.68%) HTML
12 16 (17.58%) JavaScript
12 16 (17.58%) ASP.NET
13 15 (16.48%) C++
14 14 (15.38%) XML
15 13 (14.29%) UNIX
16 12 (13.19%) Web Services
17 11 (12.09%) IIS
17 11 (12.09%) C
17 11 (12.09%) PHP
17 11 (12.09%) Enterprise Software
18 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (9.89%) Telecoms
19 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
19 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 8 (8.79%) Oracle
19 8 (8.79%) MS Office
20 7 (7.69%) Business Objects
20 7 (7.69%) ITIL

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (12.09%) IIS
2 2 (2.20%) JBoss
2 2 (2.20%) CMS
3 1 (1.10%) Apache
3 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (21.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) SaaS
2 3 (3.30%) Office 365
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) DNS
2 4 (4.40%) LAN
2 4 (4.40%) WAN
3 3 (3.30%) DHCP
3 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.20%) SSL
4 2 (2.20%) SAN
4 2 (2.20%) Internet
4 2 (2.20%) Firewall
4 2 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (7.69%) MySQL
4 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.49%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.30%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) JIRA
2 2 (2.20%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.10%) Trac
3 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.10%) PEAR
3 1 (1.10%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.10%) Synon
3 1 (1.10%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Billing
3 4 (4.40%) French Language
4 2 (2.20%) German Language
4 2 (2.20%) Publishing
4 2 (2.20%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.47%) .NET
2 17 (18.68%) HTML
3 16 (17.58%) ASP.NET
4 14 (15.38%) XML
5 12 (13.19%) Web Services
6 5 (5.49%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.30%) WCF
7 3 (3.30%) Ajax
7 3 (3.30%) XSL
7 3 (3.30%) CSS
8 2 (2.20%) MFC
8 2 (2.20%) Classic ASP
8 2 (2.20%) HTML5
9 1 (1.10%) jQuery
9 1 (1.10%) Swing
9 1 (1.10%) JMS
9 1 (1.10%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Mathematics
3 6 (6.59%) Physics
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) AS400
6 1 (1.10%) Clustering
6 1 (1.10%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.25%) Windows
2 31 (34.07%) Linux
3 13 (14.29%) UNIX
4 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.30%) Android
8 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.20%) IRIX
8 2 (2.20%) AIX
8 2 (2.20%) HPUX
8 2 (2.20%) Solaris
9 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.10%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 7 (7.69%) ITIL
2 7 (7.69%) DevOps
3 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (4.40%) Service Delivery
4 4 (4.40%) Network Management
5 3 (3.30%) Project Management
5 3 (3.30%) CRM
5 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.20%) UML
6 2 (2.20%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.20%) Web Development
6 2 (2.20%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.20%) Product Management
6 2 (2.20%) Coaching
7 1 (1.10%) Line Management
7 1 (1.10%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.10%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.10%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.26%) SQL
2 30 (32.97%) Java
3 22 (24.18%) C#
4 16 (17.58%) JavaScript
5 15 (16.48%) C++
6 11 (12.09%) PHP
6 11 (12.09%) C
7 6 (6.59%) VB
8 4 (4.40%) VB6
8 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.40%) Delphi
9 3 (3.30%) Python
10 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.20%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.20%) Perl
10 2 (2.20%) VBScript
11 1 (1.10%) RPG
11 1 (1.10%) RPG/400
11 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (31.87%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.79%) Oracle
3 7 (7.69%) Business Objects
4 4 (4.40%) VMware
5 3 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.30%) SAP
5 3 (3.30%) HP
6 2 (2.20%) Citrix
7 1 (1.10%) BT
7 1 (1.10%) NEC
Bristol, Somerset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Spectrum IT
Salary: £37500 - £42500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + car
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Redditch
360 Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Wymondham
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 14 days ago