Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Support Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

Software Support Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1060 1054 1116
Rank change year-on-year -6 +62 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 91 158 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.054% 0.088% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.091% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 78 148 159
England median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £19,675 £21,175 £19,700
90th Percentile £46,250 £51,250 £42,500
UK median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Software Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Support Engineer in England

Software Support Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Software Support Engineer in England

Software Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Support Engineer in England

Software Support Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
South East +8 28 £32,500 -13.33% 2
London -8 18 £35,250 +0.71% 1
Midlands +44 16 £36,792 +53.30% 2
West Midlands +26 13 £40,271 +101.36%
North of England 0 11 £42,500 +13.33% 2
South West +10 10 £22,000 +10.00% 1
East of England +1 9 £21,000 -44.00% 1
North West -5 9 £42,500 +19.72%
East Midlands +22 3 £36,792 +53.30% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £25,750 - 1
Software Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software 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 England region featuring Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (51.65%) SQL
2 35 (38.46%) Degree
3 32 (35.16%) Linux
4 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 25 (27.47%) Java
6 24 (26.37%) C#
7 23 (25.27%) Computer Science
8 22 (24.18%) Windows
8 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
9 21 (23.08%) Software Engineering
10 20 (21.98%) Oracle
11 18 (19.78%) .NET
12 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
12 15 (16.48%) DevOps
13 14 (15.38%) Relational Database
13 14 (15.38%) MySQL
13 14 (15.38%) Python
13 14 (15.38%) ITIL
14 12 (13.19%) Windows Server
14 12 (13.19%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (12.09%) Unix
15 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
16 10 (10.99%) Big Data
17 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (9.89%) Finance
17 9 (9.89%) OO
18 7 (7.69%) People Management
18 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
18 7 (7.69%) Test Automation

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.30%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) Apache
4 1 (1.10%) CMS
4 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) VPN
2 3 (3.30%) DNS
2 3 (3.30%) Firewall
2 3 (3.30%) SMS
2 3 (3.30%) VLAN
3 2 (2.20%) Intranet
3 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.20%) LDAP
3 2 (2.20%) PCoIP
3 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.38%) MySQL
2 14 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.99%) Big Data
4 3 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.20%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.20%) GoCD
3 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.89%) Finance
3 6 (6.59%) Automotive
3 6 (6.59%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.40%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.30%) Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Electronics
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Advertising
6 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 2 (2.20%) Military
7 1 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.10%) French Language
7 1 (1.10%) Front Office
7 1 (1.10%) German Language
7 1 (1.10%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.78%) .NET
2 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.49%) CSS
3 5 (5.49%) HTML
4 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.30%) Apache Flex
4 3 (3.30%) CSS3
4 3 (3.30%) HTML5
4 3 (3.30%) Kafka
4 3 (3.30%) Symfony
5 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.10%) J2EE
5 1 (1.10%) NumPy
5 1 (1.10%) Spring
5 1 (1.10%) WCF
5 1 (1.10%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.10%) WPF
5 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.27%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.40%) Fintech
4 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.20%) CCTV
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Contactless
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 32 (35.16%) Linux
2 22 (24.18%) Windows
3 12 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 11 (12.09%) Unix
5 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.20%) VMS
5 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Android
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 15 (16.48%) DevOps
3 14 (15.38%) ITIL
4 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.89%) OO
6 7 (7.69%) OOP
6 7 (7.69%) People Management
6 7 (7.69%) Strategic Thinking
6 7 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 4 (4.40%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.40%) System Testing
8 3 (3.30%) Change Management
8 3 (3.30%) Mathematics
8 3 (3.30%) OWASP
8 3 (3.30%) Physics
8 3 (3.30%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.30%) Scrum
8 3 (3.30%) Software Delivery
8 3 (3.30%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (51.65%) SQL
2 25 (27.47%) Java
3 24 (26.37%) C#
4 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
5 14 (15.38%) Python
6 7 (7.69%) C++
6 7 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.59%) PHP
7 6 (6.59%) PowerShell
8 5 (5.49%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.49%) VB
9 3 (3.30%) C
9 3 (3.30%) Perl
10 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.10%) Delphi
11 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.10%) R
11 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (38.46%) Degree
2 12 (13.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (7.69%) HND
3 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.59%) CCA
4 6 (6.59%) CCNA
4 6 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.59%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (6.59%) MCSE
5 5 (5.49%) ISEB
6 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) OCA
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.59%) MetaFrame
2 6 (6.59%) XenApp
3 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.30%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Packer
2 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.98%) Oracle
3 6 (6.59%) Citrix
4 3 (3.30%) TOWER Software
4 3 (3.30%) VMware
5 2 (2.20%) Cisco
5 2 (2.20%) IBM
6 1 (1.10%) Perforce
6 1 (1.10%) Sitecore