Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 68 102
Rank change year-on-year -18 +34 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 102 78 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.19% 3.43% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 3.55% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80 75 78
Cheshire median annual salary £27,500 £21,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.91% -4.44% -35.71%
10th Percentile £20,750 £18,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £45,125 £33,750 £42,525
North West median annual salary £27,000 £27,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -1.82% -8.33% -3.23%

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 3,064 2,199 2,768
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.79% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,323 1,833 2,432
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,875 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Wilmslow +22 31 £22,500 +7.14% 2
Warrington +5 28 £22,500 +18.42% 12
Knutsford -30 15 £38,000 +80.95% 2
Macclesfield +1 2 £25,000 -9.09% 4
Chester -29 2 £27,500 +11.11% 3
Congleton - 2 £28,750 -
Crewe - 2 £33,750 - 3
Runcorn -2 1 £25,000 -23.08% 1
Middlewich - 1 £22,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 75 (73.53%) Windows
2 48 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 43 (42.16%) Windows Server
4 38 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (31.37%) Office 365
6 28 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (27.45%) MS Exchange
7 25 (24.51%) Active Directory
8 24 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 24 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (21.57%) VMware
9 22 (21.57%) Firewall
9 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
11 19 (18.63%) MCSA
11 19 (18.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (16.67%) Finance
12 17 (16.67%) MCITP
13 16 (15.69%) Hyper-V
13 16 (15.69%) Linux
13 16 (15.69%) SQL
13 16 (15.69%) ITIL
13 16 (15.69%) MCP
13 16 (15.69%) Citrix
13 16 (15.69%) DNS
14 14 (13.73%) Mac OS X
15 13 (12.75%) Unix
15 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
15 13 (12.75%) MCSE
15 13 (12.75%) Windows 8

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 28 (27.45%) MS Exchange
2 24 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (18.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (8.82%) Skype for Business
5 6 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.94%) IIS
8 2 (1.96%) Confluence
9 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.98%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 32 (31.37%) Office 365
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.57%) Firewall
2 16 (15.69%) DNS
3 12 (11.76%) LAN
3 12 (11.76%) WAN
4 11 (10.78%) DHCP
5 7 (6.86%) VPN
6 5 (4.90%) SAN
6 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.92%) HTTP
7 4 (3.92%) LDAP
7 4 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.92%) VoIP
8 3 (2.94%) Internet
9 2 (1.96%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.96%) Wireless
10 1 (0.98%) ADSL
10 1 (0.98%) BGP
10 1 (0.98%) Broadband
10 1 (0.98%) Network Security
10 1 (0.98%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.96%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 17 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Advertising
3 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Games
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Law
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) ODBC
1 4 (3.92%) REST
1 4 (3.92%) SOAP
2 3 (2.94%) Middleware
3 2 (1.96%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 12 (11.76%) Fat Client
1 12 (11.76%) Thin Client
2 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (73.53%) Windows
2 43 (42.16%) Windows Server
3 38 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (27.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 16 (15.69%) Linux
7 14 (13.73%) Mac OS X
8 13 (12.75%) Unix
8 13 (12.75%) Windows 8
9 6 (5.88%) AIX
9 6 (5.88%) HPUX
9 6 (5.88%) Solaris
9 6 (5.88%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.98%) Android
11 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.69%) ITIL
2 10 (9.80%) Service Management
3 6 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.90%) Mentoring
4 5 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (2.94%) Change Management
5 3 (2.94%) CRM
5 3 (2.94%) ERP
5 3 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.96%) Business Development
6 2 (1.96%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (1.96%) High Availability
6 2 (1.96%) OO
6 2 (1.96%) TDD
6 2 (1.96%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (1.96%) Validation
7 1 (0.98%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.69%) SQL
2 8 (7.84%) Java
2 8 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.96%) Python
3 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (18.63%) MCSA
3 17 (16.67%) MCITP
4 16 (15.69%) MCP
5 13 (12.75%) MCSE
6 11 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (9.80%) CCNA
8 7 (6.86%) Degree
9 6 (5.88%) CCENT
10 1 (0.98%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.98%) CCNP
10 1 (0.98%) MCDST
10 1 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.98%) OCA
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (24.51%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.69%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.92%) XenApp
3 4 (3.92%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.98%) Control-M
1 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (0.98%) Nagios
1 1 (0.98%) SCCM
1 1 (0.98%) SCOM
1 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.57%) VMware
3 16 (15.69%) Citrix
4 12 (11.76%) Apple
4 12 (11.76%) Intel
5 9 (8.82%) Cisco
6 8 (7.84%) IBM
7 6 (5.88%) Oracle
7 6 (5.88%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.92%) Veeam
9 2 (1.96%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.96%) HP
9 2 (1.96%) Juniper
9 2 (1.96%) NetApp
9 2 (1.96%) NETGEAR
9 2 (1.96%) Sage
9 2 (1.96%) SAP
10 1 (0.98%) Avaya
10 1 (0.98%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.98%) Progress