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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 819 825 876
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 84 42 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.039% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.042% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 79 41 40
Average salary £34,500 £27,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.45% -23.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,500 £50,150
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £27,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -23.61%

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
107824 100361 112041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87233 83342 95584
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 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +11 80 £34,500 +21.05% 6
London -3 24 £36,750 -9.25% 2
North West +1 22 £34,500 +25.45%
South East -21 14 £30,000 +5.26% 3
Yorkshire -19 12 £27,025 +11.90%
City of London +23 11 £33,500 -52.14%
Manchester -5 11 £34,500 +25.45%
South Yorkshire -7 11 £27,025 +11.90%
Sheffield -12 11 £27,025 +11.90%
Cheshire - 11 £34,500 -
Berkshire +8 8 £30,000 +87.50% 1
Knutsford - 7 £34,500 -
Wokingham - 5 £30,000 -
South West - 4 £27,500 - 1
Bristol - 4 £27,500 -
Hampshire -8 3 £30,000 +5.26% 1
East of England -18 3 £40,000 +70.21%
Brentford - 3 £40,000 -
Essex - 3 £40,000 -
Reading -3 2 £35,000 +118.75%
Edinburgh -10 2 £35,000 +22.80%
Scotland -23 2 £35,000 +40.00%
Gatwick - 2 £26,000 -
Colchester - 2 £40,000 -
Southampton - 2 £30,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £26,000 -
Surrey -6 1 £50,000 +81.81%
Durham - 1 £27,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £27,500 -

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (61.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 82 (58.16%) VMware
4 76 (53.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 75 (53.19%) Microsoft
6 63 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 52 (36.88%) Citrix
9 51 (36.17%) Active Directory
10 45 (31.91%) Change Management
11 36 (25.53%) DNS
11 36 (25.53%) MCSE
12 34 (24.11%) ITIL
12 34 (24.11%) MS Excel
13 33 (23.40%) MCP
14 30 (21.28%) Mentoring
15 29 (20.57%) TCP/IP
16 28 (19.86%) Finance
17 26 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
18 25 (17.73%) Windows 7
18 25 (17.73%) HP
19 24 (17.02%) CCA
19 24 (17.02%) Citrix Certification
19 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
20 23 (16.31%) Windows 2000
20 23 (16.31%) DHCP
20 23 (16.31%) Change Control
21 22 (15.60%) MCTS
21 22 (15.60%) MCITP
22 21 (14.89%) Degree

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.18%) IIS
3 16 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (6.38%) Lync
6 9 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.42%) Apache
8 2 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 34 (24.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (25.53%) DNS
2 29 (20.57%) TCP/IP
3 23 (16.31%) DHCP
4 16 (11.35%) Internet
5 14 (9.93%) SAN
6 8 (5.67%) LAN
7 6 (4.26%) WAN
8 5 (3.55%) Wireless
9 4 (2.84%) Firewall
10 3 (2.13%) VoIP
11 2 (1.42%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.42%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.42%) Network Security
12 1 (0.71%) NAS
12 1 (0.71%) SSH
12 1 (0.71%) IMAP
12 1 (0.71%) HTTP
12 1 (0.71%) SMTP
12 1 (0.71%) LDAP
12 1 (0.71%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.71%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MSI
2 2 (1.42%) AdminStudio
General
1 28 (19.86%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Law
3 4 (2.84%) Banking
4 3 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.42%) Electronics
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Military
6 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.38%) Web Services
2 5 (3.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Clustering
2 10 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.84%) Statistics
5 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Celerra
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (61.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (53.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (18.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (17.73%) Windows 7
6 23 (16.31%) Windows 2000
7 21 (14.89%) Linux
8 19 (13.48%) Windows XP
8 19 (13.48%) VMS
9 12 (8.51%) UNIX
10 4 (2.84%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.13%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.91%) Change Management
2 34 (24.11%) ITIL
3 30 (21.28%) Mentoring
4 23 (16.31%) Change Control
5 6 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (4.26%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.55%) Load Balancing
6 5 (3.55%) Service Management
7 4 (2.84%) CRM
7 4 (2.84%) ERP
7 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.84%) Benchmarking
7 4 (2.84%) Asset Management
7 4 (2.84%) Release Management
8 3 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.13%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.42%) Workflow
9 2 (1.42%) Migration
9 2 (1.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.06%) SQL
2 11 (7.80%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.38%) VBScript
3 9 (6.38%) Python
4 8 (5.67%) VB
5 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (25.53%) MCSE
3 33 (23.40%) MCP
4 24 (17.02%) CCA
4 24 (17.02%) Citrix Certification
5 22 (15.60%) MCTS
5 22 (15.60%) MCITP
6 21 (14.89%) Degree
6 21 (14.89%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.96%) MCSA
8 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.84%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.13%) ACTC
10 2 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.42%) CNE
10 2 (1.42%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.51%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (36.17%) Active Directory
3 20 (14.18%) VMware ESX
4 19 (13.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 15 (10.64%) Hyper-V
6 11 (7.80%) XenApp
7 9 (6.38%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.84%) vSphere
9 2 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (12.06%) SCCM
2 15 (10.64%) SCOM
3 8 (5.67%) WSUS
4 5 (3.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.13%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (2.13%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 82 (58.16%) VMware
2 75 (53.19%) Microsoft
3 52 (36.88%) Citrix
4 25 (17.73%) HP
5 20 (14.18%) IBM
6 9 (6.38%) Cisco
6 9 (6.38%) Riverbed
7 7 (4.96%) Apple
8 6 (4.26%) Oracle
9 4 (2.84%) EMC
10 3 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.13%) Symantec
10 3 (2.13%) SAP
10 3 (2.13%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.13%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.13%) Lumension
11 2 (1.42%) Dell
12 1 (0.71%) Adobe
12 1 (0.71%) JBoss
12 1 (0.71%) Remedy
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £44000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
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Salary: £22500 - £32500 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago