The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 27 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 35 32
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.61% 0.56% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.86% 0.57% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 4
Median salary £42,500 £19,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +117.94% -54.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £29,750 £30,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year -0.83% +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 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 144 175 179
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 94.74% 97.77% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 132 161 113
Median salary £37,500 £31,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.04% -21.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
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 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 27 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 Chester region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
3 6 (54.55%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) VLAN
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 3 (27.27%) Server Building
6 3 (27.27%) Kaspersky
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) Sophos
6 3 (27.27%) VoIP
7 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (9.09%) EMC VNX
7 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
7 1 (9.09%) vSphere
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
7 1 (9.09%) Firewall
7 1 (9.09%) Telecoms

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 6 (54.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VLAN
2 3 (27.27%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Java
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Kaspersky
3 3 (27.27%) Sophos
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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