Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 78 83
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 73 95 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.75% 3.38% 2.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 3.52% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 57 82 61
Cheshire median annual salary £28,500 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.00% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £21,000 £19,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
North West median annual salary £28,250 £25,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +13.00% -23.08% +18.18%

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 2,574 2,696 2,158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 95.81% 97.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,980 2,060 1,872
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +18.06% -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -2 33 £29,500 +34.09% 5
Knutsford +14 10 £31,750 -26.16% 1
Daresbury +4 7 £21,000 -4.55%
Macclesfield +18 4 £26,219 +4.87%
Chester 0 4 £27,500 -35.29% 5
Runcorn - 4 £24,000 -
Wilmslow -23 3 £28,500 +32.56%
Northwich - 2 £50,000 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £23,500 -
Winsford - 1 £23,000 - 1
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 57 (78.08%) Windows
2 35 (47.95%) Windows Server
3 27 (36.99%) VMware
4 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
4 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
5 22 (30.14%) Office 365
5 22 (30.14%) Microsoft Office
6 16 (21.92%) DNS
6 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (19.18%) SAN
9 12 (16.44%) Thin Client
9 12 (16.44%) Intel
9 12 (16.44%) Linux
9 12 (16.44%) LAN
9 12 (16.44%) WAN
9 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
9 12 (16.44%) Fat Client
10 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (15.07%) SQL
10 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (13.70%) Hyper-V
11 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
12 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (12.33%) ITIL
12 9 (12.33%) DHCP
12 9 (12.33%) Citrix
13 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (10.96%) SLA

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 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.22%) IIS
3 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.37%) Confluence
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.37%) JBoss
6 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (30.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Pegasus Opera
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.14%) Office 365
2 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.59%) IaaS
4 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.74%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) DNS
2 14 (19.18%) SAN
3 12 (16.44%) LAN
3 12 (16.44%) TCP/IP
3 12 (16.44%) WAN
4 9 (12.33%) DHCP
5 8 (10.96%) Firewall
6 6 (8.22%) SSH
7 4 (5.48%) VPN
7 4 (5.48%) Wireshark
8 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
8 3 (4.11%) VLAN
8 3 (4.11%) Wireless
9 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.74%) FTP
9 2 (2.74%) HTTP
9 2 (2.74%) Network Security
9 2 (2.74%) SMTP
9 2 (2.74%) VoIP
9 2 (2.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.37%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.37%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.37%) JIRA
1 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (5.48%) Banking
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Retail
3 2 (2.74%) Back Office
3 2 (2.74%) Games
3 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Law
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
1 2 (2.74%) Hibernate
1 2 (2.74%) J2EE
1 2 (2.74%) Spring
2 1 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Fat Client
1 12 (16.44%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.11%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.74%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.37%) CCTV
4 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 57 (78.08%) Windows
2 35 (47.95%) Windows Server
3 12 (16.44%) Linux
4 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
6 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (10.96%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.11%) AIX
8 3 (4.11%) Android
8 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.11%) Mac OS
8 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.11%) Unix
9 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (12.33%) ITIL
4 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.85%) Break/Fix
6 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.48%) Facilities Management
6 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.48%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.48%) Project Management
6 4 (5.48%) Server Building
6 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.48%) Time Management
6 4 (5.48%) Wealth Management
7 3 (4.11%) Change Control
7 3 (4.11%) Scrum
7 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.74%) Cloud Operations
8 2 (2.74%) SDLC
8 2 (2.74%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) Python
3 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.74%) C#
3 2 (2.74%) C++
3 2 (2.74%) Java
3 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.48%) MCSE
3 3 (4.11%) CCNA
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) MCDST
4 2 (2.74%) MCP
5 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) GDPR
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.70%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.48%) VMware Server
5 3 (4.11%) vSphere
6 2 (2.74%) Docker
6 2 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.74%) XenApp
6 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) AirWatch
1 2 (2.74%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.74%) Terraform
2 1 (1.37%) Ansible
2 1 (1.37%) Foglight
2 1 (1.37%) Grafana
2 1 (1.37%) Kibana
2 1 (1.37%) MaaS360
2 1 (1.37%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) VMware
2 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.44%) Intel
4 9 (12.33%) Citrix
5 8 (10.96%) Cisco
6 3 (4.11%) Apple
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle
7 2 (2.74%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.74%) HP
7 2 (2.74%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.74%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.74%) NetApp
7 2 (2.74%) Remedy
7 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.37%) Brocade
8 1 (1.37%) F5
8 1 (1.37%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.37%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.37%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (1.37%) Splunk