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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Engineer
Rank 824 901 900
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 57 73 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.069% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.071% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 52 68 75
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%

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
86630 102774 109716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71903 85678 90819
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +58 56 £35,000 +7.69% 14
South East +60 24 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Surrey +31 13 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Woking +15 11 £47,500 +48.43% 1
Manchester -2 10 £30,000 -14.28% 3
North West -10 10 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Berkshire +53 8 £33,000 +10.92%
Cambridgeshire +6 8 £35,000 -26.31% 2
East of England +4 8 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Cambridge +12 7 £35,000 -36.36% 2
London +38 6 £30,500 -23.75% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £28,000 +5.66% 2
Reading +38 4 £31,250 -16.66%
Lincolnshire - 4 £28,000 -
Lincoln - 3 £28,000 -
Bracknell +18 2 £26,250 +16.66%
Hampshire +7 2 £47,500 +50.79%
West Midlands 0 2 £42,500 +30.76%
Birmingham -8 2 £42,500 +54.54%
Farnham - 2 £35,000 -
Farnborough - 2 £47,500 -
Slough +27 1 £52,500 +75.00%
Scotland +23 1 £35,000 +7.69%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £40,000 -
North East - 1 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £25,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £22,500 -
Peterborough - 1 £26,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £22,500 -

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 74 (49.33%) SQL
2 68 (45.33%) Windows
3 54 (36.00%) Linux
4 48 (32.00%) Java
5 47 (31.33%) SQL Server
6 41 (27.33%) JavaScript
6 41 (27.33%) Software Engineering
7 33 (22.00%) MS Excel
8 32 (21.33%) Microsoft
9 27 (18.00%) MySQL
10 25 (16.67%) Python
11 23 (15.33%) HTML
12 22 (14.67%) .NET
12 22 (14.67%) Ruby
12 22 (14.67%) NoSQL
13 21 (14.00%) Windows Server
14 20 (13.33%) XML
15 19 (12.67%) C#
16 18 (12.00%) Degree
17 17 (11.33%) TCP/IP
17 17 (11.33%) Finance
18 16 (10.67%) OpenStack
18 16 (10.67%) SaaS
18 16 (10.67%) Ruby on Rails
19 15 (10.00%) CRM
19 15 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
20 14 (9.33%) Presales
20 14 (9.33%) SLA
21 13 (8.67%) Firewall
21 13 (8.67%) C

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 16 (10.67%) OpenStack
2 11 (7.33%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (7.33%) IIS
3 7 (4.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.00%) Apache
4 6 (4.00%) JBoss
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.67%) nginx
6 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (22.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.67%) SaaS
2 9 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.67%) GitHub
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (8.67%) Firewall
3 6 (4.00%) HTTP
3 6 (4.00%) LDAP
3 6 (4.00%) NAS
3 6 (4.00%) SAN
4 5 (3.33%) Internet
5 4 (2.67%) LAN
6 3 (2.00%) 3G
6 3 (2.00%) DHCP
6 3 (2.00%) DNS
6 3 (2.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.33%) WAN
7 2 (1.33%) Wireless
7 2 (1.33%) WLAN
8 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (18.00%) MySQL
3 22 (14.67%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.33%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.67%) Big Data
7 3 (2.00%) MS Access
7 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.33%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.67%) Subversion
General
1 17 (11.33%) Finance
2 11 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.67%) Games
4 4 (2.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.00%) Electronics
5 3 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.00%) Marketing
6 2 (1.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Avionics
7 1 (0.67%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.33%) HTML
2 22 (14.67%) .NET
3 20 (13.33%) XML
4 16 (10.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (5.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (4.00%) CSS
6 6 (4.00%) LAMP
6 6 (4.00%) Middleware
6 6 (4.00%) Web Services
7 4 (2.67%) jQuery
7 4 (2.67%) ZeroMQ
8 3 (2.00%) Classic ASP
8 3 (2.00%) HTML5
8 3 (2.00%) Java EE
9 2 (1.33%) JSON
10 1 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.67%) Hedge funds
4 6 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.33%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.33%) Physics
6 4 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.67%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.67%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.00%) iPad
7 3 (2.00%) iPhone
7 3 (2.00%) User Experience
8 2 (1.33%) AS400
8 2 (1.33%) CCTV
8 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.67%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.67%) Informatics
9 1 (0.67%) NHS
9 1 (0.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 68 (45.33%) Windows
2 54 (36.00%) Linux
3 21 (14.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.33%) Unix
6 6 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.33%) CentOS
7 5 (3.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.67%) Solaris
9 3 (2.00%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.33%) VMS
11 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.33%) Software Engineering
2 15 (10.00%) CRM
3 14 (9.33%) Presales
4 10 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.00%) ITIL
6 7 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (4.67%) Investment Management
7 6 (4.00%) Web Operations
8 5 (3.33%) DevOps
8 5 (3.33%) Scrum
8 5 (3.33%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.67%) Analytics
9 4 (2.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (2.67%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.67%) Regression Testing
9 4 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.67%) SIEM
9 4 (2.67%) Software Delivery
9 4 (2.67%) Validation
9 4 (2.67%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 74 (49.33%) SQL
2 48 (32.00%) Java
3 41 (27.33%) JavaScript
4 25 (16.67%) Python
5 22 (14.67%) Ruby
6 19 (12.67%) C#
7 13 (8.67%) C
8 12 (8.00%) C++
9 9 (6.00%) Bash Shell
9 9 (6.00%) Perl
9 9 (6.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.00%) PHP
11 5 (3.33%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.67%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.67%) VBA
13 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.67%) Ada
14 1 (0.67%) VB
14 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.00%) Degree
2 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.33%) MCP
4 5 (3.33%) MCTS
4 5 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.00%) CCA
5 3 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.00%) MCSA
5 3 (2.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.00%) vSphere
3 3 (2.00%) XenApp
3 3 (2.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (5.33%) Puppet
2 6 (4.00%) OpenAM
3 3 (2.00%) PaperCut
4 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.33%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 32 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.33%) Oracle
3 10 (6.67%) Citrix
4 9 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (5.33%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.00%) Sun
7 5 (3.33%) Google
8 4 (2.67%) Apple
8 4 (2.67%) Remedy
8 4 (2.67%) VMware
9 3 (2.00%) Cisco
9 3 (2.00%) Dell
9 3 (2.00%) EMC
9 3 (2.00%) Equitrac
9 3 (2.00%) Intel Security
9 3 (2.00%) Sophos
10 2 (1.33%) Dynatrace
10 2 (1.33%) Facebook
10 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.33%) Veeam
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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