Period
to 27 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £31,250 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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 > Manchester
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 133 121 153
Rank change year-on-year -12 +32 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 45 126 135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.40% 2.29% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 2.37% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 42 99 123
Median annual salary £31,250 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £22,050 £22,900 £21,250
90th Percentile £38,750 £49,482 £51,896
North West median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +14.04% +1.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,097 5,320 6,443
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.53% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2,724 4,334 5,493
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,357
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.73% +0.79%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
North West median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Manchester

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Support Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Support Engineer in Manchester

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Support Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in Manchester

Support Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. 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
Oldham +7 4 £32,500 - 1
Cheadle +9 3 £23,000 +2.22%
Salford +16 2 £28,750 -23.33% 1
Stockport +21 1 £23,000 -20.69%
Rochdale +6 1 £30,000 +9.09%
Sale +6 1 £23,000 -17.86%
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 Manchester region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (51.11%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
3 17 (37.78%) Active Directory
3 17 (37.78%) Office 365
3 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
4 13 (28.89%) Azure
5 11 (24.44%) Cisco
6 10 (22.22%) SQL
6 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 9 (20.00%) AWS
7 9 (20.00%) Firewall
7 9 (20.00%) Citrix
8 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
8 8 (17.78%) DNS
9 7 (15.56%) WAN
9 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
10 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
10 6 (13.33%) DHCP
11 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (11.11%) A+ Certification
11 5 (11.11%) VPN
11 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (11.11%) LAN
11 5 (11.11%) ERP
11 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
11 5 (11.11%) Power Platform
11 5 (11.11%) Power BI

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (37.78%) Office 365
2 13 (28.89%) Azure
3 9 (20.00%) AWS
4 5 (11.11%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.22%) G Suite
5 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) Firewall
2 8 (17.78%) DNS
3 7 (15.56%) WAN
4 6 (13.33%) DHCP
5 5 (11.11%) LAN
5 5 (11.11%) VPN
6 3 (6.67%) BGP
6 3 (6.67%) EIGRP
6 3 (6.67%) OSPF
6 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.44%) 802.11
7 2 (4.44%) ADSL
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.44%) IPsec
7 2 (4.44%) MPLS
7 2 (4.44%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.44%) SAN
7 2 (4.44%) SSL
8 1 (2.22%) RIP
8 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) Power BI
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (4.44%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (8.89%) Multimedia
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.44%) CSS
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (11.11%) ERP
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (6.67%) Hardware Maintenance
4 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.67%) IT Governance
4 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.67%) Time Management
5 2 (4.44%) Change Control
5 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.44%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) Go
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) CCIE
4 2 (4.44%) CCNP
5 1 (2.22%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.22%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) XenApp
3 2 (4.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) DameWare
3 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Cisco
3 9 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 2 (4.44%) F5
5 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.22%) Apple
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) NetApp
6 1 (2.22%) Veeam