Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 134 143
Rank change year-on-year +21 +9 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 82 86 129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.21% 1.75% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 1.83% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 59 65 115
10th Percentile £22,400 £21,250 £22,000
25th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £24,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.62% - +20.37%
75th Percentile £47,500 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile " £51,293 £44,200
North West median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +14.04% -1.72%

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 3,564 4,711 6,024
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.01% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,073 3,816 4,924
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,125 £36,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +4.65%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +6 5 £32,500 -
Cheadle +9 4 £23,000 +2.22%
Salford +18 3 £28,750 -4.17%
Bolton - 2 £34,750 - 2
Stockport +20 1 £25,000 +9.89% 1
Bury 0 1 £27,500 +37.50%
Altrincham 0 1 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Sale - 1 £23,000 -
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 41 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (42.68%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (41.46%) Windows
4 26 (31.71%) Windows Server
4 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
5 20 (24.39%) Azure
6 19 (23.17%) A+ Certification
7 18 (21.95%) SQL
7 18 (21.95%) VMware
8 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
8 17 (20.73%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (19.51%) DNS
10 13 (15.85%) DHCP
10 13 (15.85%) Citrix
10 13 (15.85%) Cisco
10 13 (15.85%) AWS
11 11 (13.41%) Multimedia
11 11 (13.41%) MS Exchange
12 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (10.98%) Linux
13 9 (10.98%) Firewall
13 9 (10.98%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (9.76%) CompTIA Security+
14 8 (9.76%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (9.76%) SAN
14 8 (9.76%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (9.76%) Server+ Certification
14 8 (9.76%) Linux+ Certification
15 7 (8.54%) Veeam

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 11 (13.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.44%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.44%) IIS
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (42.68%) Microsoft 365
2 20 (24.39%) Azure
3 13 (15.85%) AWS
4 6 (7.32%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.22%) GCP
5 1 (1.22%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) DNS
2 13 (15.85%) DHCP
3 9 (10.98%) Firewall
4 8 (9.76%) SAN
5 7 (8.54%) VSAN
6 2 (2.44%) LAN
6 2 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.44%) VoIP
6 2 (2.44%) WAN
7 1 (1.22%) BGP
7 1 (1.22%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.22%) Multicast
7 1 (1.22%) Network Security
7 1 (1.22%) OSPF
7 1 (1.22%) RIP
7 1 (1.22%) VLAN
7 1 (1.22%) VPN
7 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (7.32%) Power BI
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 11 (13.41%) Multimedia
2 2 (2.44%) Electronics
2 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) HTML
2 2 (2.44%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.44%) CSS
2 2 (2.44%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.22%) Ajax
3 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.22%) jQuery
3 1 (1.22%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (1.22%) React
3 1 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (6.10%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.46%) Windows
2 26 (31.71%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.98%) Linux
4 6 (7.32%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.22%) Android
6 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.22%) CentOS
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.32%) ERP
2 6 (7.32%) Time Management
3 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (6.10%) Hardware Maintenance
3 5 (6.10%) ITIL
4 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (4.88%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (3.66%) IT Governance
6 2 (2.44%) Change Control
6 2 (2.44%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.44%) Decision-Making
6 2 (2.44%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.44%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.44%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.95%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) C#
2 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) A+ Certification
2 8 (9.76%) CompTIA Security+
2 8 (9.76%) Linux+ Certification
2 8 (9.76%) Network+ Certification
2 8 (9.76%) Server+ Certification
3 1 (1.22%) CCIE
3 1 (1.22%) CCNP
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (8.54%) VMware NSX
4 7 (8.54%) vSphere
5 6 (7.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 6 (7.32%) XenApp
6 5 (6.10%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) vCenter Server
2 3 (3.66%) SCCM
3 1 (1.22%) DameWare
3 1 (1.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 41 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.95%) VMware
3 13 (15.85%) Cisco
3 13 (15.85%) Citrix
4 7 (8.54%) HP
4 7 (8.54%) Nimble Storage
4 7 (8.54%) Veeam
5 1 (1.22%) NetApp