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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Engineer
Rank 880 893 916
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 68 92 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.082% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.085% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 65 80 72
Average salary £29,500 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.81% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,900 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,400
UK excluding London average salary £27,750 £30,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.01% -12.85%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
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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 +5 58 £29,000 -9.37% 11
South East +11 19 £27,500 -1.78% 3
London +2 19 £35,000 +6.87% 2
East Midlands +20 10 £26,000 -35.00% 1
Northamptonshire +17 8 £35,500 -11.25%
Northampton +14 8 £35,500 -11.25%
City of London +66 6 £31,000 -4.61% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £25,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £25,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £27,500 - 3
Scotland -1 4 £36,500 +28.07%
Surrey -7 4 £28,000 -6.66%
Croydon - 4 £47,500 -
Reading +20 3 £31,500 -18.18% 2
Berkshire +19 3 £31,500 -24.55% 2
Woking +9 3 £28,000 -
Hampshire +7 3 £23,500 -6.00% 1
East of England +7 3 £32,750 -3.67%
Coventry - 3 £27,500 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £37,500 -
Gatwick - 3 £37,500 -
Isle of Man - 3 £45,000 -
South Wales +8 2 £26,500 -18.46%
Wales +6 2 £26,500 -18.46%
Fareham +2 2 £24,500 -2.00%
Cardiff +1 2 £26,500 -18.46%
Birmingham - 2 £29,500 -
Leicestershire - 2 £24,000 - 1
Livingston - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 72 (45.28%) SQL
2 66 (41.51%) Windows
3 53 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 46 (28.93%) .NET
5 44 (27.67%) Software Engineering
5 44 (27.67%) Degree
6 41 (25.79%) C#
7 34 (21.38%) Java
7 34 (21.38%) ASP.NET
8 28 (17.61%) Linux
9 25 (15.72%) Windows Server
10 23 (14.47%) IIS
10 23 (14.47%) Finance
11 22 (13.84%) Microsoft
12 20 (12.58%) Active Directory
13 19 (11.95%) Computer Science
13 19 (11.95%) C
13 19 (11.95%) Oracle
14 18 (11.32%) C++
15 17 (10.69%) SLA
16 16 (10.06%) ITIL
17 15 (9.43%) Unix
18 14 (8.81%) XML
18 14 (8.81%) CRM
19 13 (8.18%) JavaScript
19 13 (8.18%) VB
19 13 (8.18%) Software Testing
20 11 (6.92%) HTML
20 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
21 10 (6.29%) MS Office

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 23 (14.47%) IIS
2 8 (5.03%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.40%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.26%) Apache
6 2 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.26%) WordPress
7 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.63%) Confluence
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.63%) PrestaShop
7 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.29%) 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
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.89%) Infor M3
1 3 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.63%) Line 500
2 1 (0.63%) Magento
2 1 (0.63%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.40%) SaaS
2 2 (1.26%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) Dropbox
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.40%) Firewall
2 4 (2.52%) SAN
3 3 (1.89%) DNS
3 3 (1.89%) RFID
3 3 (1.89%) VPN
4 2 (1.26%) Internet
4 2 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.26%) RIP
5 1 (0.63%) 2G
5 1 (0.63%) 3G
5 1 (0.63%) 4G
5 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.63%) Intranet
5 1 (0.63%) IPsec
5 1 (0.63%) LDAP
5 1 (0.63%) NAS
5 1 (0.63%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.63%) SSH
5 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.03%) MySQL
2 8 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.26%) DB2
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 23 (14.47%) Finance
2 7 (4.40%) French Language
3 5 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.52%) German Language
4 4 (2.52%) Retail
5 3 (1.89%) Advertising
5 3 (1.89%) Legal
5 3 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.93%) .NET
2 34 (21.38%) ASP.NET
3 14 (8.81%) XML
4 11 (6.92%) HTML
5 5 (3.14%) OpenMP
6 4 (2.52%) EDI
7 3 (1.89%) jQuery
8 2 (1.26%) Ajax
8 2 (1.26%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.26%) CSS
8 2 (1.26%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.26%) XSLT
9 1 (0.63%) LAMP
9 1 (0.63%) LINQ
9 1 (0.63%) Web Services
9 1 (0.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.95%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.03%) Mathematics
4 7 (4.40%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.14%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.14%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.89%) Chemistry
7 3 (1.89%) Derivative
7 3 (1.89%) Physics
8 2 (1.26%) AS400
8 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.26%) Social Media
9 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.63%) Fintech
9 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.63%) iSeries
9 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 66 (41.51%) Windows
2 28 (17.61%) Linux
3 25 (15.72%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.43%) Unix
5 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.77%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.14%) zOS
8 4 (2.52%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.63%) Android
10 1 (0.63%) Debian
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.67%) Software Engineering
2 16 (10.06%) ITIL
3 14 (8.81%) CRM
4 13 (8.18%) Software Testing
5 10 (6.29%) Regression Testing
6 8 (5.03%) ERP
7 7 (4.40%) Analytics
8 6 (3.77%) Data Protection
8 6 (3.77%) OO
8 6 (3.77%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.14%) B2B
9 5 (3.14%) Business Continuity
9 5 (3.14%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.14%) Migration
9 5 (3.14%) Presales
9 5 (3.14%) Software Deployment
10 4 (2.52%) Coaching
10 4 (2.52%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.52%) SDLC
10 4 (2.52%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (45.28%) SQL
2 41 (25.79%) C#
3 34 (21.38%) Java
4 19 (11.95%) C
5 18 (11.32%) C++
6 13 (8.18%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.18%) VB
7 9 (5.66%) PHP
7 9 (5.66%) Python
7 9 (5.66%) VB.NET
8 7 (4.40%) VBA
9 6 (3.77%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.14%) Fortran
10 5 (3.14%) VB6
11 4 (2.52%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.89%) Perl
13 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.63%) VC++
Qualifications
1 44 (27.67%) Degree
2 3 (1.89%) MCSE
2 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.26%) CCNA
3 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.69%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.26%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) Postfix
3 1 (0.63%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 4 (2.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.26%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.95%) Oracle
3 8 (5.03%) VMware
4 6 (3.77%) IBM
5 5 (3.14%) Citrix
5 5 (3.14%) Syncsort
6 4 (2.52%) Cisco
6 4 (2.52%) Infor
6 4 (2.52%) Veritas
7 3 (1.89%) Kronos
7 3 (1.89%) Retek
8 2 (1.26%) Adobe
8 2 (1.26%) Autodesk
8 2 (1.26%) Dell KACE
8 2 (1.26%) Google
8 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.26%) Sage
8 2 (1.26%) ThinPrint
9 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
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