The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 111 126 127
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2941 2421 2490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.51% 2.23% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 2.37% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2471 2076 2128
Average salary £30,500 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.61% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110395 102332 111722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90051 84654 95699
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 31 July 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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 +14 2767 £30,500 - 352
South East +9 973 £30,000 -1.63% 85
London +24 864 £35,000 - 104
Berkshire -3 345 £35,000 - 28
East of England +2 256 £32,750 +9.16% 52
Surrey +16 221 £30,000 -7.69% 11
South West +46 209 £26,500 - 24
City of London +13 180 £36,000 -10.68% 41
North West +43 154 £32,250 +12.17% 23
Reading 0 153 £34,000 -2.85% 9
Hampshire -6 132 £27,500 +3.77% 11
Yorkshire +11 124 £28,500 +9.61% 20
West Midlands -23 96 £30,000 +9.09% 21
Hertfordshire -12 91 £30,000 +17.64% 16
Manchester +51 89 £32,000 +8.47% 10
Cambridgeshire +5 83 £38,000 +16.92% 26
East Midlands +5 81 £27,500 +4.76% 15
Buckinghamshire -8 79 £26,000 -13.33% 12
Bracknell 0 78 £37,500 +22.95% 4
West Yorkshire -7 77 £29,000 +16.00% 16
Scotland -8 75 £31,000 -5.34% 10
West Sussex +31 73 £30,000 -2.43% 6
Cambridge +18 69 £38,000 +8.57% 23
Oxfordshire +7 68 £30,500 +1.66% 9
Wiltshire +10 52 £24,750 -1.00% 4
Leeds -11 52 £30,500 +17.30% 9
Bristol +27 49 £28,250 -5.83% 7
Cheshire -4 47 £32,500 +18.18% 7
Bedfordshire +19 43 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Guildford +16 38 £29,250 -2.50% 3

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 3893 (67.17%) Windows
2 2482 (42.82%) Microsoft
3 2100 (36.23%) Active Directory
4 1662 (28.67%) VMware
5 1570 (27.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1483 (25.59%) MS Excel
7 1442 (24.88%) MS Exchange
8 1326 (22.88%) Linux
9 1236 (21.33%) SQL
10 1101 (19.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 1073 (18.51%) Firewall
12 1071 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1036 (17.87%) MS Office
14 1025 (17.68%) TCP/IP
15 1018 (17.56%) Cisco
16 961 (16.58%) Citrix
17 918 (15.84%) ITIL
18 913 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
19 903 (15.58%) Windows 7
20 893 (15.41%) DNS
21 845 (14.58%) SQL Server
22 710 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
23 691 (11.92%) Windows XP
24 686 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
25 650 (11.21%) Degree
26 623 (10.75%) UNIX
27 620 (10.70%) DHCP
28 592 (10.21%) LAN
29 590 (10.18%) Finance
30 579 (9.99%) SAN

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1442 (24.88%) MS Exchange
2 686 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 424 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 413 (7.13%) SharePoint
5 390 (6.73%) IIS
6 325 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 271 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 218 (3.76%) Apache
9 180 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 180 (3.11%) Lync
10 153 (2.64%) Tomcat
11 68 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
12 61 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
13 43 (0.74%) IBM Notes
14 37 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 36 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
16 34 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
17 32 (0.55%) CMS
18 31 (0.53%) WebLogic
18 31 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1483 (25.59%) MS Excel
2 1036 (17.87%) MS Office
3 63 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 14 (0.24%) FastStats
7 9 (0.16%) InDesign
8 8 (0.14%) MS Project
9 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.086%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.035%) Windchill
11 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.017%) Maya
12 1 (0.017%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.017%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.017%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 52 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (0.24%) Temenos T24
5 10 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.17%) Retail-J
6 9 (0.16%) Sage 1000
7 8 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.14%) SalesLogix
8 7 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.12%) RMDS
9 6 (0.10%) Eikon
10 4 (0.069%) KANA IQ
10 4 (0.069%) Adaptiv
10 4 (0.069%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.052%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.052%) Cognos Controller
11 3 (0.052%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.052%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 165 (2.85%) Office 365
2 94 (1.62%) SaaS
3 77 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
6 27 (0.47%) Google Apps
7 26 (0.45%) IaaS
8 17 (0.29%) PaaS
9 14 (0.24%) Joyent
10 5 (0.086%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.052%) Jelastic
11 3 (0.052%) Route 53
12 2 (0.035%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.017%) Taleo
13 1 (0.017%) GitHub
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1073 (18.51%) Firewall
2 1025 (17.68%) TCP/IP
3 893 (15.41%) DNS
4 620 (10.70%) DHCP
5 592 (10.21%) LAN
6 579 (9.99%) SAN
7 535 (9.23%) WAN
8 533 (9.20%) VPN
9 432 (7.45%) Internet
10 298 (5.14%) VoIP
11 271 (4.68%) Wireless
12 167 (2.88%) NAS
13 152 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
14 136 (2.35%) VLAN
15 108 (1.86%) SSL
16 100 (1.73%) MPLS
17 96 (1.66%) Network Security
18 93 (1.60%) iSCSI
19 91 (1.57%) BGP
20 81 (1.40%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 845 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 331 (5.71%) MySQL
3 198 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 147 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 95 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 90 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 87 (1.50%) RDBMS
8 57 (0.98%) DB2
9 56 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
10 46 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 41 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
12 35 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
13 29 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
14 28 (0.48%) MS Access
15 24 (0.41%) Big Data
16 19 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (0.26%) EDRMS
18 14 (0.24%) Pentaho
19 10 (0.17%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 47 (0.81%) JIRA
2 30 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 26 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.43%) Subversion
5 15 (0.26%) Ant
6 14 (0.24%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (0.16%) Firebug
7 9 (0.16%) MSI
8 7 (0.12%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.086%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.086%) Hudson
9 5 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.069%) PEAR
10 4 (0.069%) PHPUnit
10 4 (0.069%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.069%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.069%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.069%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.069%) LabVIEW
General
1 590 (10.18%) Finance
2 412 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 148 (2.55%) Retail
4 133 (2.29%) French Language
5 125 (2.16%) German Language
6 123 (2.12%) Banking
7 83 (1.43%) Marketing
8 79 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 69 (1.19%) Back Office
10 56 (0.97%) Advertising
11 51 (0.88%) Legal
12 50 (0.86%) Spanish Language
13 45 (0.78%) Electronics
14 37 (0.64%) Billing
15 33 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 32 (0.55%) Investment Banking
17 30 (0.52%) Publishing
17 30 (0.52%) Italian Language
18 27 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
19 26 (0.45%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (4.24%) .NET
2 210 (3.62%) HTML
3 160 (2.76%) XML
4 152 (2.62%) Web Services
5 86 (1.48%) CSS
6 72 (1.24%) J2EE
7 66 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 66 (1.14%) LAMP
8 37 (0.64%) Ajax
9 33 (0.57%) COM
10 27 (0.47%) Middleware
11 21 (0.36%) .NET Framework
12 20 (0.35%) Java EE
13 17 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (0.28%) Flash
15 15 (0.26%) XHTML
16 14 (0.24%) XSL
17 13 (0.22%) Classic ASP
18 12 (0.21%) SOAP
18 12 (0.21%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 322 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 224 (3.86%) Computer Science
3 178 (3.07%) Clustering
4 98 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 89 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 81 (1.40%) Replication
7 77 (1.33%) Mathematics
8 69 (1.19%) iPhone
9 68 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 61 (1.05%) Hedge funds
11 53 (0.91%) iPad
12 48 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
13 47 (0.81%) Fat Client
13 47 (0.81%) Thin Client
14 39 (0.67%) Statistics
15 30 (0.52%) Data Integration
15 30 (0.52%) Open Source
15 30 (0.52%) Firmware
16 29 (0.50%) PDA
17 28 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3893 (67.17%) Windows
2 1570 (27.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1326 (22.88%) Linux
4 1101 (19.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 903 (15.58%) Windows 7
6 710 (12.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 691 (11.92%) Windows XP
8 623 (10.75%) UNIX
9 438 (7.56%) Windows 8
10 190 (3.28%) Windows Vista
11 186 (3.21%) Solaris
12 139 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 138 (2.38%) Mac OS X
14 116 (2.00%) Android
15 114 (1.97%) CentOS
16 96 (1.66%) Ubuntu
17 93 (1.60%) Windows 2000
18 91 (1.57%) Mac OS
19 81 (1.40%) Apple iOS
20 63 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 918 (15.84%) ITIL
2 242 (4.18%) Change Management
3 236 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 218 (3.76%) Service Delivery
5 201 (3.47%) Problem Management
6 187 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 187 (3.23%) Service Management
7 174 (3.00%) CRM
8 146 (2.52%) Migration
9 122 (2.10%) Project Management
10 114 (1.97%) Change Control
11 107 (1.85%) Time Management
12 101 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
13 93 (1.60%) Business Intelligence
14 85 (1.47%) Load Balancing
15 82 (1.41%) Configuration Management
15 82 (1.41%) Software Engineering
16 81 (1.40%) Release Management
17 76 (1.31%) E-Commerce
18 75 (1.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1236 (21.33%) SQL
2 433 (7.47%) Java
3 223 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 202 (3.49%) PowerShell
5 181 (3.12%) PHP
6 165 (2.85%) Perl
7 157 (2.71%) Python
8 140 (2.42%) C
9 137 (2.36%) C#
10 110 (1.90%) VB
11 102 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 100 (1.73%) C++
13 91 (1.57%) Shell Script
14 85 (1.47%) VBScript
15 53 (0.91%) Ruby
16 49 (0.85%) T-SQL
17 47 (0.81%) VB.NET
18 34 (0.59%) Korn
19 30 (0.52%) VBA
20 23 (0.40%) AWK
Qualifications
1 913 (15.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 650 (11.21%) Degree
3 551 (9.51%) MCSE
4 524 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
5 414 (7.14%) CCNA
6 373 (6.44%) MCP
7 354 (6.11%) Security Cleared
8 334 (5.76%) MCITP
9 306 (5.28%) MCSA
10 236 (4.07%) SC Cleared
11 201 (3.47%) CCNP
12 195 (3.36%) MCTS
13 140 (2.42%) DV Cleared
14 128 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 114 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
16 91 (1.57%) CCA
17 85 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
18 48 (0.83%) A+ Certification
19 39 (0.67%) HND
20 35 (0.60%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 519 (8.95%) SLA
2 57 (0.98%) QA
3 34 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.086%) BS7799
8 4 (0.069%) GPG13
8 4 (0.069%) HL7
9 1 (0.017%) COBIT
9 1 (0.017%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.017%) GxP
9 1 (0.017%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2100 (36.23%) Active Directory
2 1071 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 530 (9.14%) Hyper-V
4 331 (5.71%) XenApp
5 282 (4.87%) vSphere
6 185 (3.19%) XenDesktop
7 181 (3.12%) VMware ESX
8 119 (2.05%) Terminal Services
9 108 (1.86%) XenServer
10 84 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
11 54 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 46 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 38 (0.66%) ISA Server
14 36 (0.62%) UAG
14 36 (0.62%) NFS
15 32 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
15 32 (0.55%) Terminal Server
16 30 (0.52%) Squid
17 28 (0.48%) vCloud
18 22 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 333 (5.75%) SCCM
2 256 (4.42%) Backup Exec
3 158 (2.73%) SCOM
4 140 (2.42%) WSUS
5 102 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 87 (1.50%) Nagios
7 78 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 49 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
8 49 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 46 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
10 31 (0.53%) Tivoli
11 28 (0.48%) Plesk
12 26 (0.45%) Puppet
13 23 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 20 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
15 17 (0.29%) ZABBIX
16 16 (0.28%) HP SIM
16 16 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
16 16 (0.28%) ARCserve
17 15 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2482 (42.82%) Microsoft
2 1662 (28.67%) VMware
3 1018 (17.56%) Cisco
4 961 (16.58%) Citrix
5 475 (8.20%) HP
6 443 (7.64%) Oracle
7 321 (5.54%) Symantec
8 265 (4.57%) Apple
9 250 (4.31%) Juniper
10 217 (3.74%) Red Hat
11 167 (2.88%) EMC
12 157 (2.71%) Dell
13 154 (2.66%) NetApp
14 141 (2.43%) IBM
15 138 (2.38%) CheckPoint
16 118 (2.04%) Veeam
17 117 (2.02%) McAfee
18 109 (1.88%) SolarWinds
19 95 (1.64%) Avaya
20 83 (1.43%) Sun
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
H&R Talent
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Career Progression!
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 Per Annum + Good Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + excellent benefits and 25 days holiday
Posted: 8 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £300000 - £370000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £34,000 per annum £24-34k plus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £23000 to £25000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Career Progress
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus + standard corp bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 10 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £15,000 to £21,000 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago