The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows 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 Windows Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 830 854 840
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 51 38 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.036% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.038% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 40 35 29
Average salary £32,750 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.16% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £24,150 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £38,600 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,450 £29,950 £26,500
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.01%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Windows Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Windows Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows Support Engineer over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Windows Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
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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 +4 47 £32,750 +9.16% 7
London +32 27 £40,000 +31.14% 6
City of London +8 7 £32,000 -36.00%
South East -16 7 £24,000 -31.42%
East of England -2 5 £32,500 +4.83% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
County Antrim - 4 - -
Bedford - 4 £32,500 - 1
Belfast - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 4 £32,500 - 1
Yorkshire -6 3 £29,900 -
Hampshire -8 3 - -
South Yorkshire -10 3 £29,900 -
Sheffield -19 3 £29,900 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
North West - 3 £31,000 -
Berkshire -4 2 £24,000 -31.91%
Birmingham -14 2 £26,250 -16.66%
West Midlands -16 2 £26,250 -16.66%
Manchester - 2 £31,000 -
Surrey - 2 £35,000 -
Essex -13 1 £27,500 -14.72%
Cheshire - 1 £52,500 -
Staines - 1 £35,000 -
Woking - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £52,500 -

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Windows Support Engineer in their job title.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (50.93%) Active Directory
4 49 (45.37%) VMware
5 38 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 33 (30.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (29.63%) MS Exchange
8 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (27.78%) MS Excel
9 30 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (25.93%) Windows 7
12 27 (25.00%) Citrix
12 27 (25.00%) DNS
13 25 (23.15%) MCSE
14 23 (21.30%) ITIL
15 21 (19.44%) DHCP
16 19 (17.59%) Firewall
16 19 (17.59%) Finance
17 17 (15.74%) MS Office
17 17 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2010
18 16 (14.81%) MCP
18 16 (14.81%) LAN
18 16 (14.81%) WAN
19 15 (13.89%) SAN
19 15 (13.89%) Change Control
20 14 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2013
20 14 (12.96%) XenApp
20 14 (12.96%) TCP/IP
20 14 (12.96%) Linux

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Windows Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.48%) Lync
6 6 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.85%) IIS
7 2 (1.85%) Apache
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.70%) Office 365
2 2 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.00%) DNS
2 21 (19.44%) DHCP
3 19 (17.59%) Firewall
4 16 (14.81%) LAN
4 16 (14.81%) WAN
5 15 (13.89%) SAN
6 14 (12.96%) TCP/IP
7 9 (8.33%) VPN
8 6 (5.56%) Wireless
9 4 (3.70%) DSL
10 3 (2.78%) Extranet
10 3 (2.78%) MPLS
10 3 (2.78%) DMZ
10 3 (2.78%) Intranet
11 2 (1.85%) Internet
11 2 (1.85%) FTP
11 2 (1.85%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.93%) SSH
12 1 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
General
1 19 (17.59%) Finance
2 14 (12.96%) Law
3 4 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) German Language
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Military
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.85%) Middleware
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
3 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Clustering
2 5 (4.63%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.85%) Hedge funds
3 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.85%) PKI
3 2 (1.85%) CMDB
3 2 (1.85%) Social Network
4 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (25.93%) Windows 7
6 14 (12.96%) Linux
7 12 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 10 (9.26%) Windows 8
9 8 (7.41%) VMS
10 3 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.78%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.78%) UNIX
10 3 (2.78%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.85%) Solaris
12 1 (0.93%) AIX
12 1 (0.93%) HPUX
12 1 (0.93%) CentOS
12 1 (0.93%) Debian
12 1 (0.93%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) ITIL
2 15 (13.89%) Change Control
3 12 (11.11%) Change Management
4 9 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.48%) E-Commerce
6 6 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 6 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.63%) Performance Management
7 5 (4.63%) ERP
8 4 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.78%) Software Distribution
9 3 (2.78%) Service Management
10 2 (1.85%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.85%) CRM
10 2 (1.85%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (1.85%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.04%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.41%) VB
3 7 (6.48%) VBScript
4 5 (4.63%) SQL
5 1 (0.93%) Perl
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (30.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (23.15%) MCSE
3 16 (14.81%) MCP
4 12 (11.11%) MCITP
5 10 (9.26%) Degree
5 10 (9.26%) MCSA
6 7 (6.48%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.56%) CCA
7 6 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (4.63%) CCNA
9 4 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.70%) MCTS
10 3 (2.78%) ACTC
11 1 (0.93%) RHCE
11 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.93%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) SLA
2 5 (4.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 55 (50.93%) Active Directory
2 29 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.96%) XenApp
4 10 (9.26%) VMware ESX
5 8 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.48%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.78%) vCloud
7 3 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.85%) UAG
8 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.85%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.19%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) WSUS
3 4 (3.70%) SCOM
4 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.85%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.93%) cPanel
5 1 (0.93%) Opsview
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.93%) DameWare
5 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.93%) Plesk
5 1 (0.93%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 49 (45.37%) VMware
2 38 (35.19%) Microsoft
3 27 (25.00%) Citrix
4 10 (9.26%) Cisco
5 7 (6.48%) SAP
6 6 (5.56%) Apple
7 5 (4.63%) HP
8 4 (3.70%) EMC
9 3 (2.78%) IBM
9 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.85%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.85%) Remedy
11 1 (0.93%) Sophos
11 1 (0.93%) Avaya
11 1 (0.93%) Juniper
11 1 (0.93%) Adobe
11 1 (0.93%) Intel
11 1 (0.93%) Dell
11 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
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