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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 823 850 855
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 55 43 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.042% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.044% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 46 36 28
Average salary £38,750 £30,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.16% -5.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £29,900 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+32.10% +4.91%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Windows Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Top 23 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 30 January 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 +5 51 £38,750 +29.16% 12
London +19 31 £36,750 +20.49% 7
South East -27 8 £40,000 +14.28% 3
City of London +9 7 £32,500 -56.66%
North West - 7 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 5 £47,500 -
County Antrim - 4 - -
Belfast - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
East of England -13 3 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Essex -14 3 £27,500 -11.29%
Bracknell -14 3 £41,000 -
Hampshire -17 3 - - 2
Berkshire -17 3 £41,000 +15.49% 1
Chester - 3 £50,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Surrey -4 2 £35,000 +59.09%
Birmingham - 2 £26,250 -
Manchester - 2 £31,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £26,250 -
Staines - 1 £35,000 -
Woking - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £50,000 -

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (55.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (50.41%) VMware
4 56 (46.28%) Active Directory
5 46 (38.02%) Microsoft
6 41 (33.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (33.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (33.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 36 (29.75%) Citrix
8 32 (26.45%) MS Exchange
8 32 (26.45%) DNS
9 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (24.79%) MS Excel
10 28 (23.14%) Windows 7
11 27 (22.31%) ITIL
12 25 (20.66%) MCSE
12 25 (20.66%) DHCP
12 25 (20.66%) Finance
13 21 (17.36%) Change Control
14 20 (16.53%) LAN
15 19 (15.70%) Change Management
16 18 (14.88%) WAN
16 18 (14.88%) MCITP
17 17 (14.05%) Exchange Server 2010
17 17 (14.05%) MCP
17 17 (14.05%) MS Office
17 17 (14.05%) TCP/IP
17 17 (14.05%) Firewall
18 16 (13.22%) VMware ESX
19 15 (12.40%) SAN

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (26.45%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
6 8 (6.61%) Lync
7 6 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (3.31%) IIS
9 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.65%) Apache
11 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (24.79%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.05%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.13%) Office 365
2 2 (1.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.45%) DNS
2 25 (20.66%) DHCP
3 20 (16.53%) LAN
4 18 (14.88%) WAN
5 17 (14.05%) TCP/IP
5 17 (14.05%) Firewall
6 15 (12.40%) SAN
7 9 (7.44%) Wireless
8 7 (5.79%) VPN
9 4 (3.31%) DSL
10 3 (2.48%) MPLS
10 3 (2.48%) DMZ
10 3 (2.48%) Intranet
10 3 (2.48%) Internet
10 3 (2.48%) Extranet
11 2 (1.65%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.65%) FTP
12 1 (0.83%) ADSL
12 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.83%) FileMaker
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 25 (20.66%) Finance
2 14 (11.57%) Law
3 2 (1.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.83%) Games
4 1 (0.83%) Military
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.83%) German Language
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.65%) Middleware
2 2 (1.65%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Clustering
2 5 (4.13%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
3 2 (1.65%) PKI
3 2 (1.65%) CMDB
3 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.83%) Social Network
4 1 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (55.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (33.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (23.14%) Windows 7
6 14 (11.57%) VMS
7 11 (9.09%) Linux
7 11 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 10 (8.26%) Windows XP
9 9 (7.44%) Windows 2000
10 5 (4.13%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.31%) UNIX
12 3 (2.48%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.65%) Solaris
14 1 (0.83%) AIX
14 1 (0.83%) HPUX
14 1 (0.83%) Debian
14 1 (0.83%) Fedora
14 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.31%) ITIL
2 21 (17.36%) Change Control
3 19 (15.70%) Change Management
4 9 (7.44%) Incident Management
5 8 (6.61%) Asset Management
5 8 (6.61%) Problem Management
5 8 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.61%) E-Commerce
6 7 (5.79%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.79%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.13%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.31%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.48%) Project Management
9 3 (2.48%) Service Management
9 3 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.65%) Service Continuity Management
10 2 (1.65%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (1.65%) Line Management
10 2 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.74%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.79%) VBScript
3 6 (4.96%) SQL
4 4 (3.31%) VB
5 1 (0.83%) Perl
5 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (33.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (20.66%) MCSE
3 18 (14.88%) MCITP
4 17 (14.05%) MCP
5 12 (9.92%) Degree
5 12 (9.92%) MCSA
5 12 (9.92%) CCA
5 12 (9.92%) Citrix Certification
6 10 (8.26%) MCTS
7 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.48%) ACTC
10 1 (0.83%) RHCE
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.83%) CCNA
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.26%) SLA
2 5 (4.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.65%) QA
3 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (46.28%) Active Directory
2 41 (33.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.22%) VMware ESX
4 15 (12.40%) XenApp
5 9 (7.44%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.48%) vCloud
10 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.65%) UAG
10 2 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.65%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) SCCM
1 8 (6.61%) WSUS
2 5 (4.13%) SCOM
3 2 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.65%) Casper Suite
3 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.83%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.83%) Nagios
4 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.83%) Plesk
4 1 (0.83%) cPanel
4 1 (0.83%) Opsview
4 1 (0.83%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 61 (50.41%) VMware
2 46 (38.02%) Microsoft
3 36 (29.75%) Citrix
4 12 (9.92%) Cisco
5 8 (6.61%) HP
6 7 (5.79%) Apple
7 4 (3.31%) EMC
8 3 (2.48%) Dell
8 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.48%) IBM
8 3 (2.48%) SAP
9 2 (1.65%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.65%) Google
9 2 (1.65%) Remedy
9 2 (1.65%) Adobe
9 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.83%) Avaya
10 1 (0.83%) Juniper
10 1 (0.83%) Intel
10 1 (0.83%) Sophos
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