The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 115 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2371 2849 3482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.64% 2.68% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 2.78% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2161 2514 2877
Median salary £31,500 £32,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.56% +1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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
86462 102533 109645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.55% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 71827 85446 90758
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%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the UK.

Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Engineer over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 within the UK.

Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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 -3 2234 £31,500 -3.07% 272
South East +17 760 £31,500 -3.07% 75
London -39 626 £35,000 - 74
Berkshire +16 256 £35,000 -10.25% 9
South West -11 198 £30,000 +3.44% 21
North West +15 194 £27,500 -8.33% 31
Hampshire +31 146 £31,500 -3.07% 16
Surrey -7 142 £30,000 -7.69% 21
East of England -40 140 £30,000 -7.69% 25
Reading +19 138 £32,500 - 4
Manchester +25 137 £31,000 -11.42% 23
Yorkshire +62 117 £30,000 +3.44% 11
West Midlands -7 112 £29,000 +5.45% 16
City of London -4 110 £35,000 -6.66% 12
West Yorkshire +72 85 £30,000 +3.44% 5
East Midlands +2 76 £32,500 +22.64% 9
Leeds +61 63 £32,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire +2 62 £28,000 -20.00% 8
East Sussex +51 53 £34,500 +50.00% 2
Brighton +55 49 £37,500 +63.04% 2
Birmingham +9 48 £30,750 +14.95% 2
Oxfordshire +23 47 £32,500 +22.64% 12
Gloucestershire -7 47 £33,500 +24.07% 4
Wales -15 46 £25,750 -14.16% 4
Dorset +34 44 £31,250 +60.25% 4
West Sussex +20 44 £25,000 +8.69% 2
Farnborough 0 43 £30,000 +25.00% 5
Cheshire +25 42 £21,500 -4.44% 5
Hertfordshire -22 41 £30,000 - 8
Cambridge -6 40 £28,000 -20.00% 5

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3393 (67.06%) Windows
2 2149 (42.47%) Active Directory
3 2134 (42.17%) Microsoft
4 1694 (33.48%) Windows Server
5 1539 (30.42%) VMware
6 1210 (23.91%) MS Exchange
7 1178 (23.28%) Linux
8 1073 (21.21%) ITIL
9 1065 (21.05%) Cisco
10 1056 (20.87%) Firewall
11 995 (19.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 975 (19.27%) MS Excel
13 926 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 921 (18.20%) SQL
15 876 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 827 (16.34%) SQL Server
17 774 (15.30%) MS Office
18 752 (14.86%) Windows 7
19 750 (14.82%) Office 365
20 732 (14.47%) TCP/IP
21 674 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
22 673 (13.30%) Citrix
23 668 (13.20%) DNS
24 656 (12.96%) WAN
25 642 (12.69%) LAN
26 634 (12.53%) Cisco Certification
27 607 (12.00%) Finance
28 576 (11.38%) Hyper-V
29 522 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
30 499 (9.86%) SLA

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 1210 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 522 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 369 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 286 (5.65%) IIS
5 268 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 227 (4.49%) Apache
7 220 (4.35%) SharePoint
8 189 (3.74%) Tomcat
9 183 (3.62%) Skype for Business
10 139 (2.75%) JBoss
11 125 (2.47%) WebSphere
12 118 (2.33%) WebLogic
13 94 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
14 62 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 54 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 49 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
17 36 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
18 26 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
19 24 (0.47%) IBM Notes
20 21 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 975 (19.27%) MS Excel
2 774 (15.30%) MS Office
3 41 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 14 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.079%) Final Cut Pro
7 4 (0.079%) MS Project
8 2 (0.040%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.040%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.040%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.020%) HipChat
9 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.020%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.020%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.020%) Simulink
9 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.020%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.16%) Eikon
5 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.099%) MetaTrader
6 5 (0.099%) Siebel Analytics
7 4 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.059%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.040%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.040%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.040%) Summit
9 2 (0.040%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.020%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.020%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.020%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 750 (14.82%) Office 365
2 235 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
3 202 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 105 (2.08%) SaaS
5 39 (0.77%) PaaS
6 27 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (0.45%) IaaS
8 16 (0.32%) G Suite
9 13 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 11 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.20%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.20%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.16%) GitHub
12 8 (0.16%) Slack
13 7 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.079%) Basecamp
14 4 (0.079%) Google Drive
14 4 (0.079%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1056 (20.87%) Firewall
2 732 (14.47%) TCP/IP
3 668 (13.20%) DNS
4 656 (12.96%) WAN
5 642 (12.69%) LAN
6 481 (9.51%) DHCP
7 452 (8.93%) VPN
8 430 (8.50%) SAN
9 392 (7.75%) VoIP
10 242 (4.78%) Wireless
11 216 (4.27%) Internet
12 191 (3.77%) VLAN
13 170 (3.36%) Network Security
14 152 (3.00%) MPLS
15 132 (2.61%) NAS
16 127 (2.51%) OSPF
17 124 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
18 118 (2.33%) BGP
18 118 (2.33%) HTTP
19 104 (2.06%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 827 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 222 (4.39%) MySQL
3 161 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 112 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 96 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 82 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 56 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 51 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 37 (0.73%) NoSQL
10 30 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 20 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (0.38%) Big Data
14 18 (0.36%) MS Access
15 13 (0.26%) DB2
15 13 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.22%) InfluxDB
17 10 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (0.91%) JIRA
2 35 (0.69%) Git (software)
3 25 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 20 (0.40%) Subversion
5 17 (0.34%) JMeter
6 16 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.20%) MSI
8 7 (0.14%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.099%) Ant
10 5 (0.099%) Firebug
11 4 (0.079%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.079%) LabVIEW
12 3 (0.059%) Maven
13 2 (0.040%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.040%) NetBeans
13 2 (0.040%) ProC
13 2 (0.040%) TeamCity
General
1 607 (12.00%) Finance
2 300 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 159 (3.14%) Banking
4 95 (1.88%) Retail
5 80 (1.58%) Legal
6 72 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 69 (1.36%) Marketing
8 56 (1.11%) Advertising
9 51 (1.01%) Games
10 46 (0.91%) Electronics
11 45 (0.89%) German Language
12 44 (0.87%) French Language
13 41 (0.81%) Back Office
13 41 (0.81%) Spanish Language
14 40 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.71%) Publishing
16 35 (0.69%) Law
17 28 (0.55%) Italian Language
18 20 (0.40%) Billing
19 18 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (3.08%) Web Services
2 149 (2.94%) .NET
3 121 (2.39%) HTML
4 100 (1.98%) XML
5 92 (1.82%) Middleware
6 60 (1.19%) LAMP
7 52 (1.03%) CSS
8 40 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 39 (0.77%) jQuery
10 38 (0.75%) Software Packaging
11 32 (0.63%) J2EE
12 23 (0.45%) HTML5
13 21 (0.42%) SOAP
14 20 (0.40%) AngularJS
15 19 (0.38%) JSON
15 19 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
16 18 (0.36%) .NET Framework
17 15 (0.30%) 802.1X
17 15 (0.30%) XMPP
18 14 (0.28%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 335 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 278 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 243 (4.80%) Driving Licence
4 137 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 130 (2.57%) Blackberry
6 108 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 107 (2.11%) Clustering
8 94 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
9 81 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 73 (1.44%) iPad
11 72 (1.42%) Fat Client
11 72 (1.42%) Thin Client
12 64 (1.26%) iPhone
13 56 (1.11%) Replication
14 55 (1.09%) Mathematics
15 45 (0.89%) Hedge funds
16 43 (0.85%) Client/Server
17 41 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
18 40 (0.79%) Smartphone
19 29 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3393 (67.06%) Windows
2 1694 (33.48%) Windows Server
3 1178 (23.28%) Linux
4 995 (19.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 926 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 752 (14.86%) Windows 7
7 422 (8.34%) Windows 8
8 413 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 409 (8.08%) Unix
10 389 (7.69%) Windows 10
11 214 (4.23%) Windows XP
12 201 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 187 (3.70%) Mac OS X
14 128 (2.53%) Android
15 106 (2.09%) CentOS
16 102 (2.02%) Apple iOS
17 76 (1.50%) Mac OS
18 51 (1.01%) Solaris
18 51 (1.01%) Windows Vista
19 41 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1073 (21.21%) ITIL
2 191 (3.77%) Service Delivery
3 184 (3.64%) Mentoring
4 182 (3.60%) Service Management
5 181 (3.58%) Problem Management
6 166 (3.28%) Change Management
7 151 (2.98%) Project Management
8 144 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 125 (2.47%) Incident Management
10 124 (2.45%) Migration
11 120 (2.37%) DevOps
12 111 (2.19%) High Availability
13 106 (2.09%) Change Control
14 101 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
15 100 (1.98%) CRM
16 92 (1.82%) E-Commerce
16 92 (1.82%) Time Management
17 85 (1.68%) Agile Software Development
18 76 (1.50%) Data Protection
19 75 (1.48%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 921 (18.20%) SQL
2 343 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 284 (5.61%) Java
4 218 (4.31%) Python
5 195 (3.85%) Perl
6 193 (3.81%) JavaScript
7 135 (2.67%) Bash Shell
7 135 (2.67%) C#
8 114 (2.25%) C
9 92 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 82 (1.62%) PHP
11 75 (1.48%) Ruby
12 48 (0.95%) VBScript
13 44 (0.87%) C++
13 44 (0.87%) VB
14 34 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 30 (0.59%) VBA
16 18 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.32%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 674 (13.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 634 (12.53%) Cisco Certification
3 479 (9.47%) CCNA
4 423 (8.36%) MCSE
5 408 (8.06%) Degree
6 313 (6.19%) Security Cleared
7 289 (5.71%) MCSA
8 277 (5.47%) CCNP
9 225 (4.45%) MCP
10 183 (3.62%) SC Cleared
11 146 (2.89%) MCITP
12 125 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 87 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
14 56 (1.11%) DV Cleared
15 53 (1.05%) MCTS
16 52 (1.03%) CCSE
17 48 (0.95%) CISSP
18 45 (0.89%) A+ Certification
19 37 (0.73%) CCSA
19 37 (0.73%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 499 (9.86%) SLA
2 41 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 39 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (0.65%) QA
5 25 (0.49%) HL7
6 24 (0.47%) DICOM
7 7 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.079%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.079%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.059%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.020%) COBIT
11 1 (0.020%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.020%) JTAG
System Software
1 2149 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 876 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 576 (11.38%) Hyper-V
4 228 (4.51%) vSphere
5 209 (4.13%) XenApp
6 116 (2.29%) XenDesktop
7 86 (1.70%) VMware ESX
7 86 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
9 52 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 51 (1.01%) Firmware
11 46 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
12 45 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 41 (0.81%) XenServer
14 39 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
15 34 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
16 27 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 20 (0.40%) Terminal Server
17 20 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
18 16 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 372 (7.35%) SCCM
2 150 (2.96%) Puppet
3 100 (1.98%) SCOM
4 95 (1.88%) WSUS
5 82 (1.62%) Backup Exec
6 81 (1.60%) Nagios
7 72 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
8 65 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
9 51 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
10 41 (0.81%) OpenAM
10 41 (0.81%) Tivoli
11 40 (0.79%) NetBackup
12 30 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
13 24 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
14 21 (0.42%) AirWatch
15 20 (0.40%) Ansible
15 20 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
16 18 (0.36%) SCVMM
17 17 (0.34%) Casper Suite
18 14 (0.28%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2134 (42.17%) Microsoft
2 1539 (30.42%) VMware
3 1065 (21.05%) Cisco
4 673 (13.30%) Citrix
5 299 (5.91%) HP
6 286 (5.65%) Oracle
7 272 (5.38%) Apple
8 241 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 166 (3.28%) Dell
10 165 (3.26%) CheckPoint
11 156 (3.08%) Juniper
12 131 (2.59%) NetApp
13 120 (2.37%) Veeam
14 110 (2.17%) F5
15 99 (1.96%) Avaya
16 95 (1.88%) IBM
16 95 (1.88%) Symantec
17 88 (1.74%) EMC
18 79 (1.56%) Palo Alto
19 75 (1.48%) SolarWinds
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Bonus, Shares etc
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £32k + MS Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £Neg + Microsoft Training!
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 - £250000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lingfield, Surrey
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £28,600 per annum Up to £28,600 +benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £23,100 per annum Up to £23,100 +benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Loughton, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 9 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Loughton, Essex
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Health Care Life, Travel, Childcare
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
H&R Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + bonus + on call allowance
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Alton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago