Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 71 103
Rank change year-on-year -21 +32 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 87 95 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.80% 3.66% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 3.80% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 71 84 39
Cheshire median annual salary £29,000 £29,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.69% +22.92% -4.00%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,000 £18,400
90th Percentile £48,750 £46,250 £42,500
North West median annual salary £27,500 £28,500 £29,500
% change year-on-year -3.51% -3.39% +11.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2,993 2,503 2,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.31% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,264 1,961 1,855
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,750 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -5 41 £29,500 +24.21% 1
Knutsford +2 13 £42,500 -10.53%
Wilmslow +10 7 £34,000 +58.14%
Macclesfield +5 4 £24,719 -1.13% 3
Daresbury -1 4 £21,000 -10.64%
Chester -9 4 £26,469 -37.72% 1
Crewe - 1 £23,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £23,500 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £23,500 -
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (68.97%) Windows
2 35 (40.23%) Windows Server
3 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
4 29 (33.33%) VMware
5 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 21 (24.14%) Linux
6 21 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (21.84%) Office 365
8 18 (20.69%) SQL
9 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (16.09%) LAN
12 14 (16.09%) WAN
12 14 (16.09%) Citrix
12 14 (16.09%) Hyper-V
13 13 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (13.79%) Cisco
14 12 (13.79%) Windows 7
14 12 (13.79%) Windows 10
15 11 (12.64%) DNS
15 11 (12.64%) MS Exchange
15 11 (12.64%) Firewall
16 10 (11.49%) Unix
16 10 (11.49%) ITIL
16 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
16 10 (11.49%) Intel
16 10 (11.49%) Thin Client
16 10 (11.49%) SAN
16 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2013

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 11 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.60%) IIS
4 4 (4.60%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.30%) JBoss
6 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (1.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.84%) Office 365
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.45%) IaaS
4 3 (3.45%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) LAN
1 14 (16.09%) WAN
2 11 (12.64%) DNS
2 11 (12.64%) Firewall
3 10 (11.49%) SAN
4 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.20%) VPN
5 5 (5.75%) SSH
5 5 (5.75%) VoIP
5 5 (5.75%) Wireshark
6 4 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.60%) DHCP
6 4 (4.60%) VLAN
7 3 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (3.45%) Wireless
8 2 (2.30%) ADSL
8 2 (2.30%) Broadband
8 2 (2.30%) Network Security
8 2 (2.30%) WLAN
9 1 (1.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.15%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.15%) MySQL
3 1 (1.15%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) JIRA
2 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (10.34%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Advertising
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Games
4 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Law
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) .NET
1 2 (2.30%) Hibernate
1 2 (2.30%) J2EE
1 2 (2.30%) Spring
2 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Fat Client
1 10 (11.49%) Thin Client
2 8 (9.20%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.30%) Clustering
5 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) NHS
5 2 (2.30%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.15%) CCTV
6 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 60 (68.97%) Windows
2 35 (40.23%) Windows Server
3 21 (24.14%) Linux
4 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (13.79%) Windows 10
6 12 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 10 (11.49%) Unix
8 9 (10.34%) AIX
9 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (6.90%) HPUX
10 6 (6.90%) Solaris
11 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.30%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (11.49%) ITIL
3 8 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 5 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.75%) Facilities Management
6 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.60%) High Availability
7 4 (4.60%) Scrum
7 4 (4.60%) Wealth Management
8 3 (3.45%) Analytical Thinking
8 3 (3.45%) Critical Thinking
8 3 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.45%) Project Management
8 3 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.45%) Time Management
9 2 (2.30%) Cloud Operations
9 2 (2.30%) SDLC
9 2 (2.30%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.60%) Java
3 4 (4.60%) Python
4 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.30%) C#
4 2 (2.30%) C++
4 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.05%) CCNA
2 7 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.90%) MCSA
4 5 (5.75%) Degree
5 4 (4.60%) CCENT
5 4 (4.60%) MCITP
6 3 (3.45%) MCP
6 3 (3.45%) MCSE
7 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.09%) Hyper-V
3 13 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.45%) Docker
5 2 (2.30%) XenApp
5 2 (2.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.30%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.30%) Terraform
3 1 (1.15%) Ansible
3 1 (1.15%) Foglight
3 1 (1.15%) Grafana
3 1 (1.15%) Kibana
3 1 (1.15%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
3 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (33.33%) VMware
2 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.09%) Citrix
4 12 (13.79%) Cisco
5 10 (11.49%) Intel
6 8 (9.20%) HP
7 6 (6.90%) Oracle
8 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.60%) Atlassian
9 4 (4.60%) IBM
9 4 (4.60%) Veeam
10 3 (3.45%) Apple
11 2 (2.30%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.30%) Dell
11 2 (2.30%) NetApp
11 2 (2.30%) Pegasus
11 2 (2.30%) Ruckus Wireless
11 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.30%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.15%) Nimble Storage