The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Support Engineer
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 31 24
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.96% 1.26% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 1.27% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Median salary £28,500 £36,500 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.91% +69.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 129 157 166
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 95.56% 98.74% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 118 139 117
Median salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.10% +12.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Chester

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for Support Engineer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Chester region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) vSphere
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) VLAN
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) CRM
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Windows 8
6 3 (27.27%) Server Building
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) Kaspersky
6 3 (27.27%) Data Extraction
6 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
6 3 (27.27%) ERP
6 3 (27.27%) VoIP
6 3 (27.27%) Sage
6 3 (27.27%) Sophos
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) EMC
7 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) VLAN
2 3 (27.27%) VoIP
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) EMC VNX
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 8
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Data Extraction
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) ERP
2 3 (27.27%) Server Building
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
1 1 (9.09%) MCP
1 1 (9.09%) MCSA
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) MCTS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Kaspersky
3 3 (27.27%) Sage
3 3 (27.27%) Sophos
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) EMC
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto