Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 114 125
Rank change year-on-year -27 +11 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 151 217 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.05% 2.73% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 2.80% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136 212 172
Manchester median annual salary £26,500 £27,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% -17.91% +8.06%
10th Percentile £18,875 £19,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £44,500 £50,000
North West median annual salary £27,500 £26,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% -14.52% +6.90%

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 7,089 7,753 7,174
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 97.39% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5,938 6,448 6,162
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,312 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Manchester

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Support Engineer in Manchester

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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
Stockport +6 10 £30,000 -30.23% 1
Salford -4 10 £23,250 +5.68% 1
Bolton +25 7 £23,250 +16.25% 2
Altrincham -11 4 £22,500 -35.71%
Cheadle -2 2 £26,500 -38.37% 1
Oldham -1 1 £25,000 +20.48% 1
Wigan -5 1 £21,500 -15.69%
Bury -8 1 £17,000 -30.61%
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 100 (66.23%) Windows
2 85 (56.29%) Active Directory
3 76 (50.33%) Windows Server
4 70 (46.36%) VMware
5 60 (39.74%) Microsoft
6 47 (31.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (30.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (27.81%) Office 365
9 38 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 37 (24.50%) MS Exchange
11 36 (23.84%) Linux
12 32 (21.19%) Hyper-V
13 30 (19.87%) Mentoring
13 30 (19.87%) Coaching
13 30 (19.87%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (18.54%) DNS
14 28 (18.54%) Firewall
15 27 (17.88%) DHCP
15 27 (17.88%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 26 (17.22%) SQL
16 26 (17.22%) ITIL
17 25 (16.56%) TCP/IP
17 25 (16.56%) Cisco
17 25 (16.56%) Analytics
18 24 (15.89%) Windows 10
19 23 (15.23%) SharePoint
20 22 (14.57%) MCSE
20 22 (14.57%) Service Management
21 21 (13.91%) SLA

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 37 (24.50%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.23%) SharePoint
3 16 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (3.97%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.99%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.32%) Confluence
11 1 (0.66%) IIS
11 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.32%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.66%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 42 (27.81%) Office 365
2 12 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.96%) GitHub
5 4 (2.65%) SaaS
6 3 (1.99%) IaaS
7 2 (1.32%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.54%) DNS
1 28 (18.54%) Firewall
2 27 (17.88%) DHCP
3 25 (16.56%) TCP/IP
4 19 (12.58%) LAN
5 17 (11.26%) SAN
6 13 (8.61%) WAN
7 11 (7.28%) Internet
8 9 (5.96%) VoIP
9 6 (3.97%) Skype
9 6 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (3.31%) WLAN
11 4 (2.65%) Ethernet
11 4 (2.65%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.65%) VLAN
12 3 (1.99%) MPLS
12 3 (1.99%) Wireless
13 2 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.32%) NetScaler
13 2 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.62%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.62%) MySQL
3 4 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.32%) GitLab
3 2 (1.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.66%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 15 (9.93%) Finance
2 9 (5.96%) Retail
3 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.65%) Back Office
5 3 (1.99%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Automotive
6 1 (0.66%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Games
6 1 (0.66%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) Web Services
2 4 (2.65%) .NET
3 2 (1.32%) WAP
4 1 (0.66%) HTML
4 1 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.61%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (5.96%) Virtual Team
3 7 (4.64%) Driving Licence
3 7 (4.64%) Fintech
4 4 (2.65%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.65%) EPoS
4 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.32%) Clustering
5 2 (1.32%) Replication
5 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Infotainment
6 1 (0.66%) iPhone
6 1 (0.66%) IVR
6 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 100 (66.23%) Windows
2 76 (50.33%) Windows Server
3 47 (31.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (30.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (23.84%) Linux
6 24 (15.89%) Windows 10
7 18 (11.92%) Windows 7
8 14 (9.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.97%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.65%) Unix
11 3 (1.99%) Android
11 3 (1.99%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.66%) CentOS
12 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.87%) Coaching
1 30 (19.87%) Mentoring
1 30 (19.87%) Problem-Solving
2 26 (17.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (17.22%) ITIL
3 25 (16.56%) Analytics
4 22 (14.57%) Service Management
5 17 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (10.60%) Problem Management
6 16 (10.60%) Tech Ops
7 15 (9.93%) Change Management
8 14 (9.27%) DevOps
9 11 (7.28%) Decision-Making
9 11 (7.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 11 (7.28%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (7.28%) Server Management
10 10 (6.62%) ERP
10 10 (6.62%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.30%) Strategic Thinking
12 6 (3.97%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.22%) SQL
2 15 (9.93%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.62%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.65%) C#
4 4 (2.65%) Python
5 3 (1.99%) PHP
5 3 (1.99%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (17.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (14.57%) MCSE
3 9 (5.96%) CCNA
3 9 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.96%) MCITP
4 6 (3.97%) DBS Check
4 6 (3.97%) Degree
4 6 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.31%) MCTS
6 4 (2.65%) CCENT
6 4 (2.65%) MCSA
6 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.99%) CCNP
7 3 (1.99%) HNC
7 3 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.32%) MCP
9 1 (0.66%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (56.29%) Active Directory
2 38 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (21.19%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.60%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (5.30%) Terminal Services
6 8 (5.30%) vSphere
7 6 (3.97%) XenApp
8 4 (2.65%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.66%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 14 (9.27%) SCCM
2 13 (8.61%) Puppet
3 10 (6.62%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.99%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.32%) DameWare
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.32%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.32%) vMotion
6 1 (0.66%) Ansible
6 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.66%) FlexNet
6 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.66%) SCOM
6 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (46.36%) VMware
2 60 (39.74%) Microsoft
3 25 (16.56%) Cisco
4 16 (10.60%) HP
5 14 (9.27%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.96%) Atlassian
6 9 (5.96%) Citrix
7 4 (2.65%) Juniper
7 4 (2.65%) Remedy
8 3 (1.99%) Apple
8 3 (1.99%) F5
8 3 (1.99%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.99%) MikroTik
9 2 (1.32%) Dell
9 2 (1.32%) Google
9 2 (1.32%) Meraki
9 2 (1.32%) Moogsoft
9 2 (1.32%) Veeam
9 2 (1.32%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.66%) EMC