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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 812 835 840
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 87 38 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.036% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.038% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 82 37 42
Average salary £34,500 £25,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.00% -31.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £40,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £25,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -27.53%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Windows Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows 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 Windows Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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 +16 82 £34,500 +25.45% 4
London +12 25 £40,000 +9.58% 2
North West +8 23 £34,500 +30.18%
Yorkshire -29 16 £27,025 +11.90%
Sheffield -2 15 £27,025 +11.90%
South Yorkshire -3 15 £27,025 +11.90%
South East -15 15 £30,000 +2.56% 1
Manchester +3 13 £34,500 +30.18%
City of London +5 12 £34,500 -50.71% 1
Cheshire - 10 £34,500 -
Berkshire +2 8 £30,000 +87.50%
Knutsford - 7 £34,500 -
Wokingham - 5 £30,000 -
Brentford - 5 £40,000 -
Edinburgh -7 4 £35,000 +22.80%
Scotland -21 4 £35,000 +40.00%
Hampshire -15 3 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Reading -4 2 £35,000 +118.75%
East of England -17 2 £33,750 +43.61% 1
Essex - 2 £33,750 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £26,000 -
Southampton - 2 £30,000 -
Gatwick - 2 £26,000 -
Surrey -7 1 £50,000 +81.81%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £30,000 -
South West - 1 £27,500 -
Guildford - 1 £50,000 -
Bristol - 1 £27,500 -
Colchester - 1 £40,000 - 1

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (62.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (59.86%) VMware
4 82 (57.75%) Microsoft
5 78 (54.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 64 (45.07%) VMware Infrastructure
7 60 (42.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 56 (39.44%) Citrix
9 55 (38.73%) Active Directory
10 45 (31.69%) Change Management
11 39 (27.46%) DNS
12 33 (23.24%) ITIL
12 33 (23.24%) MCSE
13 32 (22.54%) MS Excel
13 32 (22.54%) TCP/IP
14 30 (21.13%) MCP
14 30 (21.13%) Finance
15 27 (19.01%) HP
15 27 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (17.61%) MS Exchange
17 24 (16.90%) Linux
17 24 (16.90%) DHCP
17 24 (16.90%) Degree
18 23 (16.20%) Windows 7
19 22 (15.49%) Change Control
19 22 (15.49%) MCITP
19 22 (15.49%) Security Cleared
19 22 (15.49%) Windows 2000
20 21 (14.79%) IIS
20 21 (14.79%) IBM

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 25 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 21 (14.79%) IIS
3 16 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (7.75%) Lync
5 11 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (5.63%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.41%) Apache
10 1 (0.70%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.70%) CMS
10 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (22.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (27.46%) DNS
2 32 (22.54%) TCP/IP
3 24 (16.90%) DHCP
4 17 (11.97%) SAN
4 17 (11.97%) Internet
5 9 (6.34%) LAN
6 7 (4.93%) WAN
7 5 (3.52%) Firewall
7 5 (3.52%) Wireless
8 3 (2.11%) VoIP
8 3 (2.11%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.11%) Network Security
9 2 (1.41%) NAS
9 2 (1.41%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.70%) SSH
10 1 (0.70%) IMAP
10 1 (0.70%) SMTP
10 1 (0.70%) SSL
10 1 (0.70%) FTP
10 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.70%) DB2
3 1 (0.70%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) MSI
2 2 (1.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 30 (21.13%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Law
2 6 (4.23%) Banking
3 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.82%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.11%) Electronics
4 3 (2.11%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.11%) Legal
5 2 (1.41%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) Web Services
2 6 (4.23%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.70%) .NET
3 1 (0.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) Clustering
2 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.82%) Statistics
3 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.70%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (62.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (54.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (16.90%) Linux
6 23 (16.20%) Windows 7
7 22 (15.49%) Windows 2000
8 18 (12.68%) VMS
9 15 (10.56%) Windows XP
10 12 (8.45%) UNIX
11 5 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.82%) Windows Vista
13 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.11%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.69%) Change Management
2 33 (23.24%) ITIL
3 22 (15.49%) Change Control
4 8 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
5 7 (4.93%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (4.23%) Service Management
7 5 (3.52%) CRM
7 5 (3.52%) Load Balancing
7 5 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.52%) Release Management
8 4 (2.82%) Performance Management
8 4 (2.82%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.82%) ERP
8 4 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.82%) Benchmarking
9 3 (2.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.11%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.11%) Capacity Management
10 2 (1.41%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.08%) SQL
2 14 (9.86%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.75%) VBScript
4 9 (6.34%) VB
4 9 (6.34%) Python
5 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (42.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (23.24%) MCSE
3 30 (21.13%) MCP
4 24 (16.90%) Degree
5 22 (15.49%) MCITP
5 22 (15.49%) Security Cleared
6 21 (14.79%) MCTS
7 20 (14.08%) CCA
7 20 (14.08%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (3.52%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.11%) ACTC
10 3 (2.11%) MCSA
10 3 (2.11%) CNE
10 3 (2.11%) Novell Certification
11 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) SLA
2 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 64 (45.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (38.73%) Active Directory
3 20 (14.08%) VMware ESX
4 19 (13.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 18 (12.68%) Hyper-V
6 12 (8.45%) XenApp
7 10 (7.04%) Terminal Services
8 5 (3.52%) vSphere
9 2 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (13.38%) SCCM
2 18 (12.68%) SCOM
3 8 (5.63%) WSUS
4 5 (3.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.82%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (2.11%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.41%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 85 (59.86%) VMware
2 82 (57.75%) Microsoft
3 56 (39.44%) Citrix
4 27 (19.01%) HP
5 21 (14.79%) IBM
6 10 (7.04%) Riverbed
7 9 (6.34%) Cisco
8 7 (4.93%) Apple
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle
10 5 (3.52%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.52%) EMC
11 4 (2.82%) Symantec
12 3 (2.11%) SAP
12 3 (2.11%) Dell
12 3 (2.11%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.11%) ArcSight
12 3 (2.11%) Lumension
13 2 (1.41%) Remedy
13 2 (1.41%) McAfee
13 2 (1.41%) Sophos
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