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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Support Engineer
Rank 855 866 855
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 45 44 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.038% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.041% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 44 42 35
Average salary £28,000 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.08% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £29,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -13.23%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +15 42 £27,500 - 6
South East +7 14 £27,750 -20.71% 2
East of England +13 12 £30,500 +23.23% 2
Cambridge +20 10 £33,000 -9.58% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 10 £33,000 +34.69% 1
Berkshire +9 7 £29,500 -26.25%
London +4 6 £27,500 -
Slough -4 3 £35,000 +27.27%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £26,000 -
Abingdon - 3 £27,500 -
Cardiff - 3 £37,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £27,500 -
South Wales - 3 £37,500 - 1
North East - 3 £26,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £26,000 -
Wales - 3 £37,500 - 1
City of London +17 2 £28,750 +19.79%
North West +7 2 £27,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -18 2 £26,500 +17.77%
Milton Keynes -18 2 £26,500 +17.77%
Manchester - 2 £27,500 - 1
Colchester - 2 £21,000 -
Essex - 2 £21,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £32,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £25,250 - 1
South West -6 1 £48,500 -
Reading -8 1 £29,000 -27.50%
West Sussex -11 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Worcestershire - 1 £29,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £28,000 -

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 47 (46.08%) Linux
2 40 (39.22%) Windows
3 39 (38.24%) Java
4 38 (37.25%) SQL
5 33 (32.35%) Degree
6 24 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 22 (21.57%) PHP
7 22 (21.57%) C#
8 21 (20.59%) UNIX
9 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
10 17 (16.67%) Oracle
11 16 (15.69%) C++
12 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
13 14 (13.73%) C
13 14 (13.73%) Computer Science
14 13 (12.75%) MS Excel
15 12 (11.76%) HTML
15 12 (11.76%) Software Engineering
15 12 (11.76%) Finance
16 11 (10.78%) IIS
17 10 (9.80%) Active Directory
17 10 (9.80%) Mathematics
17 10 (9.80%) Physics
18 9 (8.82%) .NET
18 9 (8.82%) XML
19 8 (7.84%) ITIL
19 8 (7.84%) MySQL
19 8 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
19 8 (7.84%) Network Management
20 7 (6.86%) Apple iOS

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (10.78%) IIS
2 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.90%) JBoss
4 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.96%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (12.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.88%) AutoCAD
2 6 (5.88%) SOLIDWORKS
2 6 (5.88%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 6 (5.88%) Revit
2 6 (5.88%) MicroStation
2 6 (5.88%) Solid Edge
2 6 (5.88%) Siemens NX
2 6 (5.88%) PTC Creo
3 5 (4.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.98%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) SaaS
2 3 (2.94%) Office 365
2 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) Internet
2 4 (3.92%) FTP
3 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.94%) DNS
3 3 (2.94%) SSL
4 2 (1.96%) HTTP
4 2 (1.96%) SAN
4 2 (1.96%) Firewall
4 2 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.98%) WebEx
5 1 (0.98%) Intranet
5 1 (0.98%) RFID
5 1 (0.98%) LDAP
5 1 (0.98%) DHCP
5 1 (0.98%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) MySQL
3 6 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.90%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (4.90%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.98%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.98%) Hudson
2 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 2 (1.96%) French Language
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.76%) HTML
2 9 (8.82%) .NET
2 9 (8.82%) XML
3 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.90%) HTML5
4 4 (3.92%) Web Services
5 3 (2.94%) LINQ
5 3 (2.94%) J2EE
5 3 (2.94%) Ajax
5 3 (2.94%) XSL
6 2 (1.96%) XSLT
6 2 (1.96%) jQuery
7 1 (0.98%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.98%) REST
7 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.98%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.98%) EDI
7 1 (0.98%) Spring
7 1 (0.98%) CSS
7 1 (0.98%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.80%) Mathematics
2 10 (9.80%) Physics
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.90%) Derivative
4 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.94%) CMDB
5 3 (2.94%) GIS
6 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.98%) Replication
7 1 (0.98%) SecurID
7 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.98%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.98%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (46.08%) Linux
2 40 (39.22%) Windows
3 21 (20.59%) UNIX
4 7 (6.86%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.88%) Android
5 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.94%) IRIX
7 3 (2.94%) AIX
7 3 (2.94%) HPUX
7 3 (2.94%) Solaris
8 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.98%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.76%) Software Engineering
2 8 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (7.84%) ITIL
2 8 (7.84%) Network Management
3 6 (5.88%) CAD
4 5 (4.90%) Multithreading
4 5 (4.90%) Analytics
5 4 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.92%) CRM
6 3 (2.94%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.94%) DevOps
6 3 (2.94%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.96%) Demand Forecasting
7 2 (1.96%) Line Management
7 2 (1.96%) Web Development
7 2 (1.96%) Project Management
7 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2
8 1 (0.98%) ERP
8 1 (0.98%) MVC
8 1 (0.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.24%) Java
2 38 (37.25%) SQL
3 22 (21.57%) C#
3 22 (21.57%) PHP
4 16 (15.69%) C++
5 15 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 14 (13.73%) C
7 6 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.90%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.96%) Fortran
9 2 (1.96%) VB
9 2 (1.96%) Perl
10 1 (0.98%) Python
10 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (32.35%) Degree
2 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.94%) DV Cleared
2 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) MCP
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) SCOM
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (5.88%) Autodesk
4 4 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.94%) VMware
6 2 (1.96%) ESRI
6 2 (1.96%) HP
6 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.98%) NEC
7 1 (0.98%) SAP
7 1 (0.98%) Sun
7 1 (0.98%) Kronos
7 1 (0.98%) Infor
7 1 (0.98%) Twitter
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