The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £29,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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

Support Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 120 110
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 133 119 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.16% 2.06% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 2.13% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 126 99 121
Median salary £29,250 £25,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.00% -5.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £28,500 £30,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +1.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5964 5596 6397
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.91% 97.07% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4982 4697 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the North West

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Support Engineer in the North West

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in the North West

Support Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 84 £29,250 -10.00% 26
Cheshire +20 38 £28,500 +39.02% 11
Merseyside -4 10 £30,000 +4.34% 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 North West region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 208 (67.10%) Windows
2 137 (44.19%) Active Directory
3 135 (43.55%) Microsoft
4 104 (33.55%) VMware
5 97 (31.29%) Windows Server
6 88 (28.39%) Linux
7 85 (27.42%) MS Exchange
8 78 (25.16%) SQL Server
9 77 (24.84%) ITIL
10 75 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (23.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 71 (22.90%) SQL
13 70 (22.58%) MS Excel
14 56 (18.06%) Hyper-V
15 55 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 52 (16.77%) MS Office
17 48 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
18 46 (14.84%) Windows 7
19 44 (14.19%) Cisco
20 41 (13.23%) Firewall
20 41 (13.23%) WAN
20 41 (13.23%) Citrix
21 39 (12.58%) Office 365
22 38 (12.26%) PowerShell
23 36 (11.61%) DNS
24 34 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2013
25 33 (10.65%) LAN
26 32 (10.32%) Degree
27 31 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
28 28 (9.03%) Amazon AWS

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 85 (27.42%) MS Exchange
2 48 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (10.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (9.03%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.87%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.90%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.94%) IIS
9 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.61%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.32%) Apache
11 1 (0.32%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 70 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 52 (16.77%) MS Office
3 10 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Magento
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.58%) Office 365
2 28 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.23%) Amazon S3
4 10 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.26%) SaaS
6 4 (1.29%) Basecamp
6 4 (1.29%) GitHub
7 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.32%) IaaS
8 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.23%) Firewall
1 41 (13.23%) WAN
2 36 (11.61%) DNS
3 33 (10.65%) LAN
4 26 (8.39%) DHCP
5 23 (7.42%) SAN
5 23 (7.42%) VPN
6 18 (5.81%) Internet
7 17 (5.48%) TCP/IP
8 16 (5.16%) VLAN
8 16 (5.16%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (4.52%) Remote Desktop
10 13 (4.19%) VoIP
11 9 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (2.90%) Wireless
12 8 (2.58%) Skype
13 5 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (1.29%) DMS-100
14 4 (1.29%) Network Security
14 4 (1.29%) Softswitch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (25.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.29%) MySQL
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.32%) IDOL
5 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Bugzilla
1 4 (1.29%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.29%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.29%) JIRA
1 4 (1.29%) Synon
2 2 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 19 (6.13%) Telecoms
2 15 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.90%) Finance
4 6 (1.94%) Retail
5 4 (1.29%) Back Office
5 4 (1.29%) Legal
6 3 (0.97%) Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.45%) .NET
2 13 (4.19%) Web Services
3 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.97%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.97%) XML
5 2 (0.65%) COM
5 2 (0.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.32%) jQuery
6 1 (0.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.42%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.16%) iPad
3 13 (4.19%) Fat Client
3 13 (4.19%) Thin Client
4 12 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.55%) Driving Licence
5 11 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.94%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (1.61%) CCTV
8 3 (0.97%) EMC VNX
8 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.97%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) Clustering
9 2 (0.65%) Wiki
10 1 (0.32%) Replication
10 1 (0.32%) Tandem
10 1 (0.32%) User Experience
10 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.32%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 208 (67.10%) Windows
2 97 (31.29%) Windows Server
3 88 (28.39%) Linux
4 75 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (23.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (14.84%) Windows 7
7 24 (7.74%) Unix
8 21 (6.77%) Windows 10
9 18 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (5.16%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.58%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.94%) AIX
12 6 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.61%) Android
13 5 (1.61%) CentOS
13 5 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (1.61%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.29%) Debian
14 4 (1.29%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (24.84%) ITIL
2 22 (7.10%) Mentoring
3 21 (6.77%) Problem Management
4 17 (5.48%) Load Testing
4 17 (5.48%) Service Management
5 15 (4.84%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (4.52%) Capacity Management
6 14 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (4.52%) Performance Analysis
7 11 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (3.55%) ITIL V3
8 10 (3.23%) Change Management
8 10 (3.23%) Data Protection
9 9 (2.90%) Validation
10 8 (2.58%) E-Commerce
11 7 (2.26%) Configuration Management
11 7 (2.26%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (2.26%) DevOps
11 7 (2.26%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (2.26%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 71 (22.90%) SQL
2 38 (12.26%) PowerShell
3 23 (7.42%) Python
4 22 (7.10%) C#
5 15 (4.84%) Perl
6 11 (3.55%) Ruby
7 8 (2.58%) VBScript
8 7 (2.26%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.26%) Java
9 5 (1.61%) RPG
9 5 (1.61%) RPG IV
9 5 (1.61%) RPG/400
10 4 (1.29%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.29%) PHP
10 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.29%) VBA
11 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.65%) C
12 2 (0.65%) C++
13 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 32 (10.32%) Degree
2 31 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (5.81%) MCSE
4 15 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.52%) MCSA
6 9 (2.90%) CCNA
7 8 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.26%) CCNP
8 7 (2.26%) MCITP
9 6 (1.94%) MCP
9 6 (1.94%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.94%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.61%) CCSE
10 5 (1.61%) NCIE
11 4 (1.29%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.97%) CCA
12 3 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.97%) MCTS
12 3 (0.97%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 137 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 56 (18.06%) Hyper-V
3 55 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (7.10%) vSphere
5 14 (4.52%) XenApp
6 6 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.61%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.29%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.29%) vCloud
8 4 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.32%) KVM
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.32%) NDS
10 1 (0.32%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.32%) NFS
10 1 (0.32%) pfSense
10 1 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (6.45%) SCCM
2 12 (3.87%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.23%) Puppet
4 7 (2.26%) WSUS
5 6 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.61%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.29%) Graphite
7 4 (1.29%) HockeyApp
7 4 (1.29%) HP SIM
7 4 (1.29%) Kibana
7 4 (1.29%) logstash
8 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.32%) Ansible
9 1 (0.32%) MobiControl
9 1 (0.32%) Nagios
9 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.32%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 135 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 104 (33.55%) VMware
3 44 (14.19%) Cisco
4 41 (13.23%) Citrix
5 19 (6.13%) HP
6 15 (4.84%) Symantec
7 14 (4.52%) Intel
8 13 (4.19%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.19%) Veeam
9 12 (3.87%) Sophos
10 11 (3.55%) Intel Security
11 10 (3.23%) Dell
11 10 (3.23%) EMC
12 9 (2.90%) Juniper
13 7 (2.26%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.26%) Kaspersky
13 7 (2.26%) NetApp
14 6 (1.94%) Draytek
14 6 (1.94%) IBM
15 5 (1.61%) Avaya
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