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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 109 115 96
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2594 2771 3463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.76% 2.55% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 2.65% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2329 2453 2897
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,000 £29,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -

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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +4 2438 £32,500 +8.33% 306
South East +14 789 £32,500 +8.33% 81
London -20 705 £34,000 +3.03% 86
South West +20 264 £29,250 +17.00% 36
Berkshire +18 245 £40,000 +14.28% 19
East of England -3 189 £30,000 - 31
Hampshire +49 177 £29,500 -1.66% 17
Surrey -4 147 £30,000 -10.44% 17
West Midlands -5 137 £29,000 +5.45% 14
North West -21 128 £30,000 +3.44% 30
Reading +20 126 £42,500 +49.12% 12
Yorkshire +61 122 £30,000 +0.84% 12
City of London +16 110 £35,000 +11.11% 14
East Midlands +43 99 £30,000 +2.56% 10
Wiltshire +57 91 £32,000 +33.33% 1
West Yorkshire +59 90 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Hertfordshire +34 84 £30,000 - 10
Manchester -6 74 £37,500 +25.00% 17
Kent +6 63 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Leeds +46 62 £35,000 - 7
Birmingham -6 61 £29,000 +5.45% 1
Cambridgeshire -17 53 £27,500 -21.42% 16
Dorset +39 50 £28,000 +60.00% 9
Oxfordshire +8 48 £28,500 +29.54% 13
Scotland +23 47 £35,000 +45.83% 6
Buckinghamshire +19 44 £23,000 -16.36% 2
Nottinghamshire +29 42 £33,700 +12.33% 3
Cheshire +35 41 £24,000 -12.72% 7
East Sussex +31 41 £45,000 +95.65% 3
Nottingham +33 40 £33,700 +3.69% 3

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3474 (64.93%) Windows
2 2233 (41.74%) Microsoft
3 2193 (40.99%) Active Directory
4 1729 (32.32%) Windows Server
5 1571 (29.36%) VMware
6 1298 (24.26%) Linux
7 1223 (22.86%) MS Exchange
8 1188 (22.21%) Cisco
9 1148 (21.46%) ITIL
10 1053 (19.68%) Firewall
11 1047 (19.57%) MS Excel
12 1027 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 1020 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 989 (18.49%) SQL
15 891 (16.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 845 (15.79%) SQL Server
17 833 (15.57%) MS Office
18 827 (15.46%) Windows 7
19 825 (15.42%) TCP/IP
20 746 (13.94%) DNS
21 729 (13.63%) Citrix
22 706 (13.20%) Office 365
23 701 (13.10%) WAN
24 676 (12.64%) LAN
25 671 (12.54%) Microsoft Certification
26 670 (12.52%) Cisco Certification
27 658 (12.30%) Finance
28 575 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
29 571 (10.67%) Hyper-V
30 558 (10.43%) 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 1223 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 575 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 374 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 314 (5.87%) IIS
5 305 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 266 (4.97%) Apache
7 229 (4.28%) SharePoint
8 209 (3.91%) Skype for Business
9 204 (3.81%) Tomcat
10 161 (3.01%) JBoss
11 116 (2.17%) WebSphere
12 114 (2.13%) WebLogic
13 90 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 77 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 68 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 59 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
17 32 (0.60%) nginx
17 32 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
18 28 (0.52%) IBM Notes
19 25 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1047 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 833 (15.57%) MS Office
3 50 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.075%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.075%) MODO
8 4 (0.075%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.037%) MS Project
9 2 (0.037%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.037%) Revit
9 2 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.019%) HipChat
10 1 (0.019%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.019%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.019%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.24%) Eikon
5 9 (0.17%) MetaTrader
6 7 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 5 (0.093%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.075%) Magento
8 4 (0.075%) Siebel Analytics
9 3 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.056%) Summit
10 2 (0.037%) CODA-Financials
10 2 (0.037%) Exstream
10 2 (0.037%) Infor CRM
10 2 (0.037%) Line 500
10 2 (0.037%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.037%) Sage 1000
10 2 (0.037%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 706 (13.20%) Office 365
2 229 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 110 (2.06%) SaaS
5 35 (0.65%) PaaS
6 20 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.32%) G Suite
8 9 (0.17%) IaaS
9 8 (0.15%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
10 7 (0.13%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.13%) SoftLayer
11 6 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 5 (0.093%) Slack
13 4 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.075%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.075%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.075%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 1053 (19.68%) Firewall
2 825 (15.42%) TCP/IP
3 746 (13.94%) DNS
4 701 (13.10%) WAN
5 676 (12.64%) LAN
6 542 (10.13%) VPN
7 510 (9.53%) DHCP
8 457 (8.54%) SAN
9 393 (7.35%) VoIP
10 291 (5.44%) Wireless
11 263 (4.92%) Internet
12 187 (3.50%) Network Security
13 175 (3.27%) VLAN
14 170 (3.18%) MPLS
15 164 (3.07%) NAS
16 161 (3.01%) HTTP
17 152 (2.84%) BGP
18 149 (2.79%) OSPF
19 113 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
20 99 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 845 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 273 (5.10%) MySQL
3 143 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 108 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 95 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 93 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 63 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 53 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 43 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 37 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 26 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (0.43%) NoSQL
13 19 (0.36%) MS Access
14 16 (0.30%) Big Data
15 13 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.22%) DB2
16 12 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 11 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 33 (0.62%) JIRA
2 23 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.30%) Visual Studio
5 15 (0.28%) Subversion
6 12 (0.22%) JMeter
7 9 (0.17%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.11%) MSI
9 5 (0.093%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.075%) LabVIEW
10 4 (0.075%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.056%) JDeveloper
12 2 (0.037%) Ant
12 2 (0.037%) Maven
12 2 (0.037%) ProC
12 2 (0.037%) Selenium
12 2 (0.037%) WinDbg
13 1 (0.019%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.019%) GoogleTest
13 1 (0.019%) Rational DOORS
General
1 658 (12.30%) Finance
2 298 (5.57%) Telecoms
3 173 (3.23%) Banking
4 107 (2.00%) Retail
5 84 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 76 (1.42%) Legal
7 72 (1.35%) Marketing
8 65 (1.21%) German Language
9 57 (1.07%) Games
10 53 (0.99%) French Language
11 52 (0.97%) Advertising
12 48 (0.90%) Law
13 43 (0.80%) Electronics
14 40 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 40 (0.75%) Spanish Language
15 35 (0.65%) Back Office
16 31 (0.58%) Publishing
17 25 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (0.39%) Billing
19 19 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (3.16%) .NET
2 151 (2.82%) Web Services
3 141 (2.64%) HTML
4 106 (1.98%) XML
5 83 (1.55%) Middleware
6 73 (1.36%) LAMP
7 60 (1.12%) CSS
8 50 (0.93%) ASP.NET
9 41 (0.77%) Software Packaging
10 32 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
11 30 (0.56%) jQuery
12 29 (0.54%) J2EE
13 25 (0.47%) HTML5
14 23 (0.43%) COM
15 21 (0.39%) SOAP
16 16 (0.30%) JSON
17 15 (0.28%) Ajax
18 14 (0.26%) .NET Framework
18 14 (0.26%) Regular Expression
19 12 (0.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 372 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 265 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 252 (4.71%) Driving Licence
4 210 (3.93%) Blackberry
5 179 (3.35%) Computer Science
6 134 (2.50%) Clustering
7 112 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 94 (1.76%) iPhone
9 91 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
10 86 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 70 (1.31%) iPad
12 69 (1.29%) Fat Client
12 69 (1.29%) Thin Client
13 66 (1.23%) Hedge funds
14 64 (1.20%) Mathematics
15 63 (1.18%) Replication
16 58 (1.08%) Client/Server
17 42 (0.79%) Smartphone
18 33 (0.62%) PACS
19 25 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3474 (64.93%) Windows
2 1729 (32.32%) Windows Server
3 1298 (24.26%) Linux
4 1027 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1020 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 827 (15.46%) Windows 7
7 502 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 484 (9.05%) Windows 8
9 479 (8.95%) Unix
10 373 (6.97%) Windows 10
11 254 (4.75%) Windows XP
12 218 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 175 (3.27%) Mac OS X
14 160 (2.99%) Android
15 102 (1.91%) Apple iOS
15 102 (1.91%) CentOS
16 81 (1.51%) Windows Vista
17 73 (1.36%) Solaris
18 70 (1.31%) Mac OS
19 63 (1.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1148 (21.46%) ITIL
2 202 (3.78%) Service Delivery
2 202 (3.78%) Service Management
3 198 (3.70%) Mentoring
4 196 (3.66%) Problem Management
5 192 (3.59%) Incident Management
6 183 (3.42%) Change Management
7 169 (3.16%) Project Management
8 134 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 122 (2.28%) DevOps
10 117 (2.19%) Change Control
11 116 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
12 115 (2.15%) High Availability
13 113 (2.11%) Migration
14 97 (1.81%) E-Commerce
15 94 (1.76%) Presales
16 89 (1.66%) Coaching
17 85 (1.59%) CRM
18 83 (1.55%) Time Management
19 81 (1.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 989 (18.49%) SQL
2 358 (6.69%) PowerShell
3 295 (5.51%) Java
4 225 (4.21%) Perl
5 202 (3.78%) Python
6 179 (3.35%) JavaScript
7 141 (2.64%) C
8 140 (2.62%) C#
9 125 (2.34%) Bash Shell
10 92 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 83 (1.55%) PHP
12 70 (1.31%) C++
13 60 (1.12%) VB
14 49 (0.92%) Ruby
15 39 (0.73%) VBScript
16 37 (0.69%) T-SQL
17 31 (0.58%) VBA
18 19 (0.36%) VB.NET
19 15 (0.28%) PL/SQL
20 12 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 671 (12.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 670 (12.52%) Cisco Certification
3 496 (9.27%) CCNA
4 476 (8.90%) Degree
5 398 (7.44%) MCSE
6 353 (6.60%) Security Cleared
7 322 (6.02%) MCSA
8 287 (5.36%) CCNP
9 249 (4.65%) SC Cleared
10 219 (4.09%) MCP
11 142 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 138 (2.58%) MCITP
13 129 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
14 77 (1.44%) MCTS
15 63 (1.18%) DV Cleared
16 61 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 54 (1.01%) CCSE
18 52 (0.97%) A+ Certification
19 38 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
19 38 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 558 (10.43%) SLA
2 47 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 34 (0.64%) QA
5 28 (0.52%) HL7
6 27 (0.50%) DICOM
7 7 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.093%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.075%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.056%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.019%) COBIT
11 1 (0.019%) GAMP
11 1 (0.019%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.019%) JTAG
System Software
1 2193 (40.99%) Active Directory
2 891 (16.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 571 (10.67%) Hyper-V
4 215 (4.02%) XenApp
5 196 (3.66%) vSphere
6 112 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 93 (1.74%) VMware ESX
8 89 (1.66%) XenDesktop
9 75 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
10 69 (1.29%) Terminal Services
11 61 (1.14%) Firmware
12 51 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 49 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
14 42 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
15 40 (0.75%) XenServer
16 36 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
17 31 (0.58%) Terminal Server
18 27 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
19 24 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 21 (0.39%) Squid
Systems Management
1 376 (7.03%) SCCM
2 160 (2.99%) Puppet
3 112 (2.09%) SCOM
4 107 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 104 (1.94%) Nagios
6 92 (1.72%) WSUS
7 69 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
8 68 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 56 (1.05%) Tivoli
10 53 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
11 48 (0.90%) OpenAM
12 34 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
13 31 (0.58%) NetBackup
14 26 (0.49%) AirWatch
15 25 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 23 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
16 23 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
16 23 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.43%) SCVMM
17 21 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2233 (41.74%) Microsoft
2 1571 (29.36%) VMware
3 1188 (22.21%) Cisco
4 729 (13.63%) Citrix
5 352 (6.58%) HP
6 312 (5.83%) Oracle
7 278 (5.20%) Apple
8 277 (5.18%) Red Hat
9 191 (3.57%) CheckPoint
10 182 (3.40%) Juniper
11 147 (2.75%) Dell
12 144 (2.69%) F5
13 128 (2.39%) Veeam
14 116 (2.17%) EMC
14 116 (2.17%) NetApp
15 113 (2.11%) Symantec
16 93 (1.74%) IBM
17 85 (1.59%) Avaya
18 76 (1.42%) Mitel
19 69 (1.29%) Palo Alto
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Premier IT
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Romford, Essex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tyneside
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Steyning, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 18 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum plus training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Online Resourcing
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum £20,000 - £25,000 per annum dependin
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Company Car or Car allowance
Posted: Yesterday