The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 583 593 558
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 314 339 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 269 301 317
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,800
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,250 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +0.78%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Technical Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Support Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Technical Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Technical Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Technical Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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 +24 303 £32,000 -4.47% 38
South East -23 133 £35,000 -5.40% 13
London +59 75 £32,500 -4.41% 7
Berkshire -27 61 £39,000 +2.63% 7
Surrey +29 35 £40,000 +5.26%
Reading -20 35 £40,000 +8.10% 6
East of England +10 29 £26,000 -25.71% 6
South West -10 21 £26,000 -7.14% 3
North West +8 15 £30,000 +30.43% 3
City of London +46 14 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Hampshire -4 13 £25,500 -29.16% 1
Bedfordshire +19 10 £26,000 -25.71% 2
Manchester +21 9 £30,000 +30.43% 3
East Midlands +7 9 £27,500 -15.38%
Hertfordshire +2 9 £23,000 -34.28% 1
West Midlands -2 9 £22,500 -22.41% 4
Bracknell -4 9 £33,000 -26.66% 1
Guildford +14 8 £28,000 -27.27%
Yorkshire +12 8 £32,500 +35.41% 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £37,500 - 1
Derbyshire +18 7 £25,000 -27.53%
Derby +13 6 £26,250 -23.91%
Kent +11 6 £27,500 - 1
Wales +4 6 £27,500 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £25,000 -44.44%
Maidstone - 6 £27,500 -
Woking +19 5 £28,000 -41.05%
Somerset +10 5 £25,000 -37.50%
South Wales +8 5 £27,500 +27.90%
Luton +6 5 £26,000 -25.71%

Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title.

1 447 (65.16%) Windows
2 320 (46.65%) Microsoft
3 244 (35.57%) VMware
4 226 (32.94%) Linux
5 224 (32.65%) Active Directory
6 216 (31.49%) MS Excel
7 186 (27.11%) Firewall
8 177 (25.80%) MS Exchange
9 174 (25.36%) SQL
10 173 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 169 (24.64%) Cisco
12 154 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 152 (22.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 148 (21.57%) Citrix
14 148 (21.57%) TCP/IP
15 130 (18.95%) LAN
16 128 (18.66%) UNIX
17 124 (18.08%) WAN
18 120 (17.49%) Windows Server 2003
19 119 (17.35%) DNS
20 114 (16.62%) SQL Server
21 107 (15.60%) MS Office
22 106 (15.45%) ITIL
23 97 (14.14%) SAN
24 94 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
25 93 (13.56%) IIS
26 90 (13.12%) VPN
27 86 (12.54%) Oracle
28 80 (11.66%) Degree
29 79 (11.52%) VoIP

Technical Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 177 (25.80%) MS Exchange
2 93 (13.56%) IIS
3 61 (8.89%) SharePoint
4 60 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (5.39%) Lync
7 35 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 24 (3.50%) Apache
9 22 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.04%) JBoss
10 14 (2.04%) Lotus Domino
11 13 (1.90%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.60%) MS Project Server
13 5 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.44%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.29%) CMS
15 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 216 (31.49%) MS Excel
2 107 (15.60%) MS Office
3 14 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.73%) Office 365
2 44 (6.41%) IaaS
3 10 (1.46%) SaaS
4 9 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.58%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 186 (27.11%) Firewall
2 148 (21.57%) TCP/IP
3 130 (18.95%) LAN
4 124 (18.08%) WAN
5 119 (17.35%) DNS
6 97 (14.14%) SAN
7 90 (13.12%) VPN
8 79 (11.52%) VoIP
9 73 (10.64%) DHCP
10 55 (8.02%) MPLS
11 42 (6.12%) Internet
12 39 (5.69%) Wireless
13 28 (4.08%) NAS
14 25 (3.64%) Ethernet
15 19 (2.77%) VLAN
16 16 (2.33%) OSPF
17 15 (2.19%) Wireshark
17 15 (2.19%) SNMP
18 14 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (16.62%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (4.08%) MySQL
4 27 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (3.06%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (1.90%) MS Access
6 13 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.17%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.73%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.73%) Big Data
8 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.73%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.44%) DB2
11 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.44%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.15%) WATIR
4 1 (0.15%) Selenium
4 1 (0.15%) Firebug
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.15%) Subversion
4 1 (0.15%) SilkTest
4 1 (0.15%) JIRA
4 1 (0.15%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.15%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
General
1 49 (7.14%) Finance
2 39 (5.69%) French Language
3 38 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.08%) German Language
5 24 (3.50%) Marketing
6 22 (3.21%) Retail
7 21 (3.06%) Spanish Language
8 18 (2.62%) Italian Language
9 15 (2.19%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.60%) Back Office
11 10 (1.46%) Electronics
12 9 (1.31%) Games
13 8 (1.17%) Advertising
14 5 (0.73%) Publishing
15 3 (0.44%) Legal
16 2 (0.29%) Local Government
16 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
17 1 (0.15%) Hebrew Language
17 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.08%) HTML
2 26 (3.79%) .NET
3 23 (3.35%) XML
4 21 (3.06%) Web Services
5 12 (1.75%) CSS
6 9 (1.31%) J2EE
7 8 (1.17%) Esper
8 6 (0.87%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.58%) Servlets
9 4 (0.58%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.58%) COM
9 4 (0.58%) ODBC
10 3 (0.44%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.44%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.29%) Middleware
11 2 (0.29%) JSON
11 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.29%) FreeMarker
11 2 (0.29%) Unreal Engine
11 2 (0.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.00%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.39%) Blackberry
4 33 (4.81%) Clustering
5 16 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.17%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.87%) CCTV
11 4 (0.58%) DTV
11 4 (0.58%) EPoS
11 4 (0.58%) PKI
11 4 (0.58%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.58%) Open Source
11 4 (0.58%) CMDB
11 4 (0.58%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.58%) Social Media
12 3 (0.44%) New Media
12 3 (0.44%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 447 (65.16%) Windows
2 226 (32.94%) Linux
3 154 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 152 (22.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 128 (18.66%) UNIX
6 120 (17.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (10.35%) Windows XP
8 68 (9.91%) Windows 8
9 62 (9.04%) Windows 7
10 34 (4.96%) Mac OS X
11 21 (3.06%) Windows Vista
11 21 (3.06%) Solaris
12 20 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (1.90%) Android
14 11 (1.60%) AIX
15 7 (1.02%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.73%) CentOS
17 5 (0.73%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.45%) ITIL
2 65 (9.48%) Service Delivery
3 33 (4.81%) Service Management
4 28 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (4.08%) Mentoring
5 27 (3.94%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (3.50%) Incident Management
7 18 (2.62%) Time Management
8 17 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (2.19%) Change Management
9 15 (2.19%) CRM
10 14 (2.04%) Information Security
11 13 (1.90%) Product Management
11 13 (1.90%) Project Management
11 13 (1.90%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (1.60%) Data Management
13 11 (1.60%) ITSM
14 10 (1.46%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 174 (25.36%) SQL
2 53 (7.73%) Java
3 43 (6.27%) Perl
4 31 (4.52%) C
5 28 (4.08%) C++
6 24 (3.50%) PowerShell
7 23 (3.35%) Ruby
7 23 (3.35%) Shell Script
8 21 (3.06%) Python
9 12 (1.75%) C#
9 12 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.60%) VBScript
11 10 (1.46%) PHP
12 8 (1.17%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.73%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.58%) VB
15 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.29%) Tcl
16 1 (0.15%) Scala
16 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 94 (13.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (11.66%) Degree
3 59 (8.60%) MCSE
4 51 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (5.98%) CCNA
6 37 (5.39%) MCP
7 36 (5.25%) Security Cleared
8 31 (4.52%) MCITP
9 29 (4.23%) CISSP
10 27 (3.94%) CEH
11 24 (3.50%) MCSA
12 20 (2.92%) SC Cleared
13 18 (2.62%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (1.75%) CCA
16 9 (1.31%) RHCSA
16 9 (1.31%) MCTS
16 9 (1.31%) JNCIA
16 9 (1.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (9.33%) SLA
2 10 (1.46%) QA
3 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 224 (32.65%) Active Directory
2 173 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (11.08%) XenApp
4 75 (10.93%) Hyper-V
5 43 (6.27%) Terminal Server
6 28 (4.08%) XenDesktop
7 27 (3.94%) vSphere
8 25 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (3.50%) VMware ESX
10 16 (2.33%) XenServer
11 15 (2.19%) Terminal Services
12 11 (1.60%) NFS
13 10 (1.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 10 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (1.46%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.73%) HDFS
16 4 (0.58%) ISA Server
17 3 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
18 2 (0.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 41 (5.98%) SCCM
2 18 (2.62%) WSUS
3 16 (2.33%) Nagios
4 15 (2.19%) Backup Exec
5 13 (1.90%) SCOM
6 11 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (1.46%) Tivoli
8 9 (1.31%) EdgeSight
9 6 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.73%) Dollar Universe
10 5 (0.73%) Nmap
11 4 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.29%) ARCserve
13 2 (0.29%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
13 2 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 320 (46.65%) Microsoft
2 244 (35.57%) VMware
3 169 (24.64%) Cisco
4 148 (21.57%) Citrix
5 86 (12.54%) Oracle
6 59 (8.60%) HP
7 39 (5.69%) Apple
8 31 (4.52%) EMC
9 29 (4.23%) Dell
10 28 (4.08%) Red Hat
11 23 (3.35%) NetApp
12 20 (2.92%) LANDesk
13 19 (2.77%) Symantec
14 18 (2.62%) IBM
14 18 (2.62%) Meraki
15 17 (2.48%) Remedy
16 15 (2.19%) Juniper
17 13 (1.90%) SonicWALL
17 13 (1.90%) Lumension
18 12 (1.75%) Websense
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £16,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Shift All Bonus Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, private health
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum £20-25K PA
Posted: 3 days ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £32k, Pension, Health Insurance
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Recital Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Hands on training!
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: Competitive + bonus + gym + private health care
Posted: 6 days ago