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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Support Engineer
Rank 825 861 855
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 58 46 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.039% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.041% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 57 44 30
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,300 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +43.75%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +43 53 £36,500 +7.35% 10
East of England +12 13 £36,500 -8.75% 5
London +54 12 £37,500 +15.38%
Bristol +4 11 £40,000 +42.85%
South West -5 11 £40,000 +17.64%
Cambridgeshire +14 10 £37,500 +4.89% 3
South East -4 10 £26,250 -13.22% 1
Cambridge +27 9 £37,500 +4.89% 2
Hampshire +4 5 £25,000 +92.30%
Basingstoke - 5 £25,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £26,000 -
North East - 4 £26,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £26,000 -
Berkshire +3 3 £35,000 +40.00%
Suffolk - 3 £23,500 -
East Midlands +9 2 £40,000 -1.23% 1
Fife - 2 £28,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £40,000 - 1
Wales - 2 £32,500 -
South Wales - 2 £32,500 -
Scotland - 2 £28,500 -
Slough - 2 £35,000 -
Northampton - 2 £40,000 - 1
Dunfermline - 2 £28,500 -
Cardiff - 2 £32,500 -
Surrey +20 1 £30,500 -16.43%
Oxfordshire +15 1 £27,500 +25.00% 1
Reading -10 1 £32,500 +30.00%
Ruislip - 1 £27,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 -

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (44.66%) Windows
2 41 (39.81%) Linux
3 40 (38.83%) Degree
4 37 (35.92%) Java
5 31 (30.10%) SQL
6 30 (29.13%) SQL Server
7 23 (22.33%) MS Excel
7 23 (22.33%) Finance
8 21 (20.39%) C#
9 20 (19.42%) UNIX
9 20 (19.42%) Microsoft
10 19 (18.45%) .NET
11 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
12 15 (14.56%) PHP
12 15 (14.56%) C++
12 15 (14.56%) HTML
13 14 (13.59%) C
14 13 (12.62%) XML
14 13 (12.62%) IIS
15 12 (11.65%) Software Engineering
16 11 (10.68%) Computer Science
16 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET
16 11 (10.68%) Web Services
17 10 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (8.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (8.74%) Telecoms
18 9 (8.74%) ITIL
18 9 (8.74%) MySQL
18 9 (8.74%) Oracle

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (12.62%) IIS
2 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.94%) CMS
3 2 (1.94%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.94%) JBoss
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (22.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.77%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) AutoCAD
3 3 (2.91%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 3 (2.91%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (2.91%) Revit
3 3 (2.91%) MicroStation
3 3 (2.91%) Solid Edge
3 3 (2.91%) Siemens NX
3 3 (2.91%) PTC Creo
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) SaaS
2 3 (2.91%) Office 365
2 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) DNS
2 4 (3.88%) LAN
2 4 (3.88%) WAN
3 3 (2.91%) DHCP
3 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.94%) Internet
4 2 (1.94%) SSL
4 2 (1.94%) Firewall
4 2 (1.94%) SAN
4 2 (1.94%) FTP
5 1 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (8.74%) MySQL
3 7 (6.80%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.94%) MS Access
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) JIRA
2 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.94%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.97%) Synon
3 1 (0.97%) Subversion
3 1 (0.97%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.97%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.97%) PEAR
3 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.97%) Trac
General
1 23 (22.33%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Billing
4 2 (1.94%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.94%) French Language
4 2 (1.94%) German Language
4 2 (1.94%) Publishing
4 2 (1.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.97%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.45%) .NET
2 15 (14.56%) HTML
3 13 (12.62%) XML
4 11 (10.68%) ASP.NET
4 11 (10.68%) Web Services
5 4 (3.88%) Ajax
5 4 (3.88%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.88%) CSS
6 3 (2.91%) XSL
7 2 (1.94%) HTML5
7 2 (1.94%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.97%) JMS
8 1 (0.97%) Swing
8 1 (0.97%) JSP
8 1 (0.97%) SOAP
8 1 (0.97%) Struts
8 1 (0.97%) J2EE
8 1 (0.97%) Spring
8 1 (0.97%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.74%) Mathematics
2 9 (8.74%) Physics
2 9 (8.74%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.85%) Derivative
5 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) CMDB
7 1 (0.97%) AS400
7 1 (0.97%) Clustering
7 1 (0.97%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 46 (44.66%) Windows
2 41 (39.81%) Linux
3 20 (19.42%) UNIX
4 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.91%) Android
9 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.94%) IRIX
9 2 (1.94%) AIX
9 2 (1.94%) HPUX
9 2 (1.94%) Solaris
10 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.97%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.65%) Software Engineering
2 10 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (8.74%) ITIL
4 7 (6.80%) DevOps
5 6 (5.83%) Network Management
6 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.91%) CRM
7 3 (2.91%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.91%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.91%) Project Management
7 3 (2.91%) CAD
8 2 (1.94%) Coaching
8 2 (1.94%) Product Management
8 2 (1.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (1.94%) Multithreading
8 2 (1.94%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.94%) Configuration Management
9 1 (0.97%) ERP
9 1 (0.97%) UML
9 1 (0.97%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.92%) Java
2 31 (30.10%) SQL
3 21 (20.39%) C#
4 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
5 15 (14.56%) PHP
5 15 (14.56%) C++
6 14 (13.59%) C
7 6 (5.83%) VB
8 4 (3.88%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.88%) Delphi
9 3 (2.91%) Python
9 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.91%) VB6
10 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.94%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.94%) Perl
10 2 (1.94%) VBScript
11 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.97%) RPG
11 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (38.83%) Degree
2 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
2 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle
3 8 (7.77%) Business Objects
4 5 (4.85%) VMware
5 3 (2.91%) HP
5 3 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.91%) Autodesk
6 2 (1.94%) ESRI
6 2 (1.94%) SAP
6 2 (1.94%) Citrix
7 1 (0.97%) BT
7 1 (0.97%) NEC
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