The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Support Engineer
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 70 76
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 50 15 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.45% 1.58% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 1.64% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 42 15 35
Median salary £30,000 £25,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -21.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £19,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1373 915 1643
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.69% 96.42% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1042 802 1310
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,800 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Support Engineer in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 25 £22,500 +18.42% 4
Chester +11 7 £42,500 +117.94% 1
Knutsford -37 4 - - 1
Nantwich - 4 £25,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £31,500 -
Sandbach - 1 £30,000 -
Daresbury - 1 £22,000 -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (61.11%) Windows
2 27 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (28.89%) SQL
3 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 24 (26.67%) VMware
6 23 (25.56%) Windows Server
7 21 (23.33%) MS Exchange
8 18 (20.00%) Linux
9 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
9 17 (18.89%) LAN
9 17 (18.89%) WAN
9 17 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (16.67%) ITIL
10 15 (16.67%) Citrix
11 14 (15.56%) VPN
12 13 (14.44%) DNS
12 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
12 13 (14.44%) SAN
13 12 (13.33%) Unix
13 12 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (12.22%) Intel
15 10 (11.11%) Thin Client
15 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
15 10 (11.11%) Fat Client
16 9 (10.00%) RPG/400
16 9 (10.00%) RPG IV
16 9 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
16 9 (10.00%) JD Edwards

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.56%) IIS
6 3 (3.33%) Confluence
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) LAN
1 17 (18.89%) WAN
2 14 (15.56%) VPN
3 13 (14.44%) DNS
3 13 (14.44%) SAN
4 7 (7.78%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (6.67%) VoIP
6 5 (5.56%) Firewall
7 4 (4.44%) DHCP
7 4 (4.44%) VLAN
7 4 (4.44%) Wireless
8 3 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.22%) HTTP
9 2 (2.22%) Internet
9 2 (2.22%) LDAP
9 2 (2.22%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.11%) SMS
10 1 (1.11%) SSL
10 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.56%) MySQL
2 5 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Synon
2 7 (7.78%) JIRA
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
1 7 (7.78%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) Middleware
2 2 (2.22%) ODBC
2 2 (2.22%) REST
2 2 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 10 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) iPad
3 5 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.11%) CMDB
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Contactless
6 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.11%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 55 (61.11%) Windows
2 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (25.56%) Windows Server
4 18 (20.00%) Linux
5 17 (18.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (13.33%) Unix
7 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.11%) Android
11 1 (1.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.67%) ITIL
2 9 (10.00%) Service Management
2 9 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
3 8 (8.89%) Unit Testing
4 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.67%) Information Security
5 5 (5.56%) Presales
6 4 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (4.44%) Project Management
7 3 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.33%) Network Management
7 3 (3.33%) Server Building
7 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.22%) Change Management
8 2 (2.22%) ITIL V2
8 2 (2.22%) Line Management
8 2 (2.22%) OO
8 2 (2.22%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.22%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.89%) SQL
2 9 (10.00%) RPG
2 9 (10.00%) RPG IV
2 9 (10.00%) RPG/400
3 8 (8.89%) Java
4 6 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.67%) VBA
5 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.22%) Python
7 1 (1.11%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Degree
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.22%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.22%) MCP
4 2 (2.22%) MCSA
4 2 (2.22%) MCSE
4 2 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (1.11%) CCNA
5 1 (1.11%) CCNP
5 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.78%) XenApp
4 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.11%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) Nagios
2 2 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.11%) MobiControl
3 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 24 (26.67%) VMware
3 15 (16.67%) Citrix
4 11 (12.22%) Intel
5 9 (10.00%) JD Edwards
6 8 (8.89%) Cisco
6 8 (8.89%) Oracle
7 7 (7.78%) Veeam
8 4 (4.44%) Sophos
9 3 (3.33%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (3.33%) IBM
9 3 (3.33%) Juniper
9 3 (3.33%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.22%) 3Com
10 2 (2.22%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.22%) Draytek
10 2 (2.22%) HP
11 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.11%) EMC
11 1 (1.11%) Symantec
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