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 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 106 107 108
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2756 3022 3123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.83% 2.73% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 2.83% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2465 2631 2663
Median salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 July 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 July 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 2576 £32,500 +1.56% 313
London 0 856 £37,000 +5.71% 98
South East +5 796 £32,500 - 72
Berkshire +9 274 £40,000 +21.21% 18
East of England +28 238 £30,500 +3.38% 30
South West -16 196 £25,500 -5.55% 37
Hampshire +12 168 £27,500 -2.65% 14
Surrey -5 150 £35,000 - 19
City of London +29 148 £45,000 +26.76% 28
Reading -2 125 £47,500 +46.15% 8
West Midlands -6 123 £27,500 +3.77% 11
North West -7 120 £31,500 +17.75% 37
Yorkshire +23 117 £30,000 +0.33% 17
Hertfordshire +59 115 £28,000 -3.44% 13
East Midlands +41 95 £30,000 - 4
Manchester +14 85 £32,500 +18.18% 21
West Yorkshire +31 71 £30,000 +10.49% 12
Wiltshire +6 67 £28,500 -5.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +37 63 £25,500 -7.27% 4
Cambridgeshire -12 60 £35,000 -6.66% 12
Birmingham +12 57 £30,000 +11.11% 3
Wales +26 56 £26,250 -2.77% 2
Leeds +32 53 £32,500 -5.79% 7
Oxfordshire -25 51 £28,500 -13.63% 6
West Sussex +21 48 £27,500 +3.77% 4
North East +31 47 £35,600 +36.92% 6
Tyne and Wear +24 47 £35,600 +36.92% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +21 45 £38,050 +46.34% 6
South Wales +19 44 £26,500 -1.85% 2
Bracknell -2 41 £40,000 +23.07% 1

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 3735 (64.22%) Windows
2 2472 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 2332 (40.10%) Active Directory
4 1877 (32.27%) Windows Server
5 1812 (31.16%) VMware
6 1334 (22.94%) Cisco
7 1309 (22.51%) MS Exchange
8 1305 (22.44%) Linux
9 1186 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 1185 (20.37%) MS Excel
11 1177 (20.24%) Firewall
12 1126 (19.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 1059 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1054 (18.12%) ITIL
15 1024 (17.61%) SQL
16 1005 (17.28%) Windows 7
17 951 (16.35%) MS Office
18 909 (15.63%) TCP/IP
19 843 (14.49%) DNS
20 782 (13.45%) SQL Server
21 760 (13.07%) Citrix
22 729 (12.53%) WAN
23 728 (12.52%) LAN
24 716 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
25 674 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
26 667 (11.47%) SLA
27 663 (11.40%) Office 365
28 655 (11.26%) Finance
29 653 (11.23%) Exchange Server 2010
30 636 (10.94%) Hyper-V

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 1309 (22.51%) MS Exchange
2 653 (11.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 445 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 362 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 316 (5.43%) IIS
6 291 (5.00%) SharePoint
7 256 (4.40%) Skype for Business
8 234 (4.02%) Apache
9 206 (3.54%) Tomcat
10 142 (2.44%) JBoss
11 119 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 114 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
13 75 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 74 (1.27%) WebLogic
15 47 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
16 45 (0.77%) CMS
17 41 (0.70%) nginx
18 37 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 32 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
20 29 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1185 (20.37%) MS Excel
2 951 (16.35%) MS Office
3 71 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
5 13 (0.22%) MODO
6 12 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.069%) Maya
10 4 (0.069%) MS Project
11 3 (0.052%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.034%) Revit
12 2 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.017%) CATIA
13 1 (0.017%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.017%) Solid Edge
13 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 30 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.17%) Eikon
4 8 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.10%) Magento
6 6 (0.10%) MetaTrader
6 6 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 5 (0.086%) Temenos T24
7 5 (0.086%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.069%) Line 500
8 4 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.069%) Sage CRM
9 3 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.052%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.052%) Sage 1000
9 3 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.052%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.034%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.034%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 663 (11.40%) Office 365
2 165 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 158 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
4 106 (1.82%) SaaS
5 18 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.24%) PaaS
7 13 (0.22%) IaaS
8 9 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.14%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.12%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.086%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.086%) GitHub
13 4 (0.069%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.052%) Amazon Glacier
14 3 (0.052%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.052%) Dropbox
14 3 (0.052%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1177 (20.24%) Firewall
2 909 (15.63%) TCP/IP
3 843 (14.49%) DNS
4 729 (12.53%) WAN
5 728 (12.52%) LAN
6 577 (9.92%) DHCP
7 554 (9.53%) SAN
7 554 (9.53%) VPN
8 402 (6.91%) VoIP
9 322 (5.54%) Wireless
10 262 (4.50%) Internet
11 202 (3.47%) NAS
12 176 (3.03%) VLAN
13 164 (2.82%) MPLS
14 162 (2.79%) BGP
15 158 (2.72%) OSPF
16 151 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
17 148 (2.54%) HTTP
18 142 (2.44%) Network Security
19 113 (1.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 782 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 282 (4.85%) MySQL
3 146 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 85 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 82 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 75 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 48 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 43 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 39 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 34 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (0.45%) Big Data
11 26 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
13 22 (0.38%) NoSQL
14 19 (0.33%) MongoDB
15 17 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.26%) MS Access
17 13 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
18 11 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
18 11 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (0.38%) Git (software)
2 21 (0.36%) Jenkins
3 18 (0.31%) JIRA
3 18 (0.31%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.22%) Subversion
5 11 (0.19%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.086%) MSI
7 5 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.069%) Maven
8 4 (0.069%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.052%) Firebug
9 3 (0.052%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.052%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.052%) PeopleTools
9 3 (0.052%) ProC
10 2 (0.034%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.034%) Hudson
10 2 (0.034%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.017%) GoogleTest
General
1 655 (11.26%) Finance
2 316 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 142 (2.44%) Banking
4 99 (1.70%) Retail
5 84 (1.44%) German Language
6 81 (1.39%) Law
7 76 (1.31%) French Language
8 75 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 74 (1.27%) Legal
10 66 (1.13%) Marketing
11 49 (0.84%) Games
12 48 (0.83%) Back Office
13 47 (0.81%) Advertising
14 39 (0.67%) Electronics
15 35 (0.60%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.60%) Spanish Language
16 29 (0.50%) Front Office
16 29 (0.50%) Publishing
17 24 (0.41%) Investment Banking
18 22 (0.38%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (3.37%) .NET
2 155 (2.67%) HTML
3 140 (2.41%) Web Services
4 113 (1.94%) XML
5 80 (1.38%) LAMP
6 73 (1.26%) CSS
7 68 (1.17%) ASP.NET
8 50 (0.86%) Middleware
9 48 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
10 29 (0.50%) MAPI
11 26 (0.45%) Software Packaging
12 25 (0.43%) XSLT
13 18 (0.31%) J2EE
14 17 (0.29%) jQuery
14 17 (0.29%) XMPP
15 16 (0.28%) MCollective
16 15 (0.26%) Ajax
16 15 (0.26%) HTML5
17 14 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
17 14 (0.24%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 444 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 312 (5.36%) Data Centre
3 254 (4.37%) Blackberry
4 240 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 232 (3.99%) Driving Licence
6 140 (2.41%) iPhone
7 117 (2.01%) Replication
8 114 (1.96%) Clustering
9 98 (1.69%) Hedge funds
10 90 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
11 89 (1.53%) Management Information System
12 78 (1.34%) Fat Client
12 78 (1.34%) Thin Client
13 66 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
14 59 (1.01%) Smartphone
15 51 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 51 (0.88%) iPad
16 45 (0.77%) Mathematics
17 43 (0.74%) PKI
18 39 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3735 (64.22%) Windows
2 1877 (32.27%) Windows Server
3 1305 (22.44%) Linux
4 1186 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1126 (19.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1005 (17.28%) Windows 7
7 625 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 578 (9.94%) Windows 8
9 515 (8.85%) Unix
10 373 (6.41%) Windows 10
11 344 (5.91%) Windows XP
12 217 (3.73%) Android
13 197 (3.39%) Mac OS X
14 168 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 116 (1.99%) Windows Vista
16 105 (1.81%) Apple iOS
17 93 (1.60%) CentOS
18 81 (1.39%) Solaris
19 61 (1.05%) AIX
19 61 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1054 (18.12%) ITIL
2 226 (3.89%) Service Delivery
3 220 (3.78%) Incident Management
4 197 (3.39%) Mentoring
5 186 (3.20%) Problem Management
6 180 (3.09%) Service Management
7 163 (2.80%) Change Management
8 154 (2.65%) Project Management
9 134 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 126 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 116 (1.99%) High Availability
12 115 (1.98%) Migration
13 103 (1.77%) Presales
14 102 (1.75%) Network Design
15 99 (1.70%) CRM
16 96 (1.65%) Coaching
17 94 (1.62%) Network Monitoring
18 82 (1.41%) Change Control
18 82 (1.41%) DevOps
19 81 (1.39%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1024 (17.61%) SQL
2 321 (5.52%) PowerShell
3 297 (5.11%) Java
4 259 (4.45%) Perl
5 242 (4.16%) Python
6 182 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 162 (2.79%) Bash Shell
8 152 (2.61%) C#
9 138 (2.37%) C
10 108 (1.86%) C++
11 99 (1.70%) PHP
12 80 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 55 (0.95%) VB
14 45 (0.77%) Ruby
15 38 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 37 (0.64%) VBScript
17 27 (0.46%) T-SQL
18 24 (0.41%) VBA
19 17 (0.29%) VB.NET
20 15 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 716 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
2 674 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 596 (10.25%) Degree
4 529 (9.10%) CCNA
5 400 (6.88%) MCSE
6 377 (6.48%) Security Cleared
7 312 (5.36%) CCNP
8 309 (5.31%) MCSA
9 307 (5.28%) SC Cleared
10 175 (3.01%) MCP
11 164 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 150 (2.58%) MCITP
13 138 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
14 80 (1.38%) MCTS
15 71 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
16 60 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 59 (1.01%) A+ Certification
18 55 (0.95%) DV Cleared
19 47 (0.81%) CCA
20 46 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 667 (11.47%) SLA
2 53 (0.91%) QA
3 27 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.26%) DICOM
5 15 (0.26%) HL7
6 14 (0.24%) COBIT
7 7 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.034%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.034%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.034%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.017%) GAMP
9 1 (0.017%) GMP
9 1 (0.017%) RMADS
9 1 (0.017%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2332 (40.10%) Active Directory
2 1059 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 636 (10.94%) Hyper-V
4 244 (4.20%) XenApp
5 208 (3.58%) vSphere
6 175 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
7 131 (2.25%) Terminal Services
8 127 (2.18%) VMware ESX
9 101 (1.74%) XenDesktop
10 58 (1.00%) XenServer
11 57 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
12 55 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
13 50 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
14 41 (0.70%) Firmware
14 41 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
15 37 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
16 33 (0.57%) NFS
17 32 (0.55%) Terminal Server
18 30 (0.52%) VMware Server
19 29 (0.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 379 (6.52%) SCCM
2 169 (2.91%) Backup Exec
3 137 (2.36%) SCOM
4 132 (2.27%) Puppet
5 102 (1.75%) Nagios
6 97 (1.67%) WSUS
7 59 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 44 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 40 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
10 36 (0.62%) NetBackup
11 31 (0.53%) OpenAM
11 31 (0.53%) Tivoli
12 29 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
12 29 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
13 28 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 27 (0.46%) ZABBIX
15 26 (0.45%) XenMobile
16 25 (0.43%) Ansible
17 24 (0.41%) Icinga
17 24 (0.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2472 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 1812 (31.16%) VMware
3 1334 (22.94%) Cisco
4 760 (13.07%) Citrix
5 400 (6.88%) HP
6 313 (5.38%) Oracle
7 279 (4.80%) Juniper
8 264 (4.54%) Apple
9 233 (4.01%) Red Hat
10 182 (3.13%) CheckPoint
11 163 (2.80%) Dell
12 157 (2.70%) Veeam
13 153 (2.63%) Avaya
14 152 (2.61%) F5
15 141 (2.42%) EMC
16 126 (2.17%) NetApp
17 123 (2.11%) Symantec
18 88 (1.51%) IBM
19 84 (1.44%) Mitel
20 83 (1.43%) Palo Alto
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Lothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Code IT Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + shift allowance
Posted: 15 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £33,300 to £33,300 per annum + Amazing Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Salary: Excellent DOE + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Package incl. company car
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Element Search
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £16000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday