The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £28,250 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 121 103
Rank change year-on-year -33 -18  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 132 122 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.93% 2.17% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.22% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 118 106 132
Median salary £28,250 £30,750 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.13% +14.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,350 £19,750 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,750 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  

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 6604 5498 6171
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.65% 97.72% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5400 4661 5042
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -35 67 £28,000 -11.11% 13
Cheshire +9 51 £30,000 +17.64% 12
Lancashire +6 8 £23,250 -9.70% 3
Merseyside -11 4 £26,250 -19.23% 2
Cumbria -3 2 £30,500 -
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 153 (58.40%) Windows
2 102 (38.93%) Microsoft
3 95 (36.26%) Active Directory
4 83 (31.68%) Windows Server
5 76 (29.01%) SQL
6 70 (26.72%) VMware
7 66 (25.19%) ITIL
8 63 (24.05%) Linux
9 62 (23.66%) MS Exchange
10 60 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (20.23%) SQL Server
12 52 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 48 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
14 41 (15.65%) DNS
15 39 (14.89%) Hyper-V
16 38 (14.50%) Cisco
17 36 (13.74%) Citrix
17 36 (13.74%) Exchange Server 2010
18 35 (13.36%) Windows 7
19 34 (12.98%) WAN
19 34 (12.98%) Degree
20 31 (11.83%) LAN
21 28 (10.69%) Unix
21 28 (10.69%) Office 365
22 26 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
22 26 (9.92%) VPN
22 26 (9.92%) PowerShell
23 25 (9.54%) Windows 10
23 25 (9.54%) Firewall
24 24 (9.16%) .NET

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 62 (23.66%) MS Exchange
2 36 (13.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (4.96%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.20%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.67%) IIS
7 6 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.91%) CMS
9 4 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.53%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.15%) Confluence
10 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.76%) Apache
11 2 (0.76%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.76%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.44%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.69%) Office 365
2 19 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.05%) SaaS
5 4 (1.53%) GitHub
6 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.65%) DNS
2 34 (12.98%) WAN
3 31 (11.83%) LAN
4 26 (9.92%) VPN
5 25 (9.54%) Firewall
6 21 (8.02%) SAN
7 19 (7.25%) DHCP
8 18 (6.87%) TCP/IP
9 15 (5.73%) VoIP
10 13 (4.96%) Internet
11 12 (4.58%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (2.67%) VLAN
13 5 (1.91%) Skype
13 5 (1.91%) Wireless
14 3 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.15%) DMS-100
14 3 (1.15%) HTTP
14 3 (1.15%) PBX
14 3 (1.15%) Softswitch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (20.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.20%) MySQL
3 5 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.76%) IDOL
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.05%) Synon
2 7 (2.67%) JIRA
3 4 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (8.02%) Finance
2 13 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.20%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.82%) Banking
5 6 (2.29%) Legal
6 5 (1.91%) Law
6 5 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.15%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.16%) .NET
2 13 (4.96%) Web Services
3 5 (1.91%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.15%) Middleware
4 3 (1.15%) XML
5 2 (0.76%) COM
5 2 (0.76%) ODBC
5 2 (0.76%) REST
5 2 (0.76%) SOAP
5 2 (0.76%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.63%) iPad
3 12 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.20%) Driving Licence
4 11 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.82%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.82%) Thin Client
6 8 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.91%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.53%) Clustering
9 2 (0.76%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.38%) CMDB
10 1 (0.38%) Contactless
10 1 (0.38%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) User Experience
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 153 (58.40%) Windows
2 83 (31.68%) Windows Server
3 63 (24.05%) Linux
4 60 (22.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (13.36%) Windows 7
7 28 (10.69%) Unix
8 25 (9.54%) Windows 10
9 24 (9.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (4.20%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.05%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.91%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.53%) AIX
13 4 (1.53%) Debian
13 4 (1.53%) SUSE
14 3 (1.15%) Android
15 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.76%) CentOS
16 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (25.19%) ITIL
2 17 (6.49%) Service Management
3 15 (5.73%) Technical Analysis
4 11 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (3.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (3.44%) Mentoring
6 9 (3.44%) Problem Management
7 8 (3.05%) Change Management
7 8 (3.05%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.05%) Unit Testing
8 7 (2.67%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (2.67%) Load Testing
9 6 (2.29%) Capacity Management
9 6 (2.29%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.29%) Document Management
9 6 (2.29%) Information Security
9 6 (2.29%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (2.29%) Presales
10 5 (1.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 76 (29.01%) SQL
2 26 (9.92%) PowerShell
3 22 (8.40%) C#
4 15 (5.73%) Python
5 13 (4.96%) Java
6 10 (3.82%) Shell Script
7 9 (3.44%) Bash Shell
7 9 (3.44%) RPG
7 9 (3.44%) RPG IV
7 9 (3.44%) RPG/400
8 8 (3.05%) Perl
8 8 (3.05%) Ruby
8 8 (3.05%) VBScript
9 7 (2.67%) VBA
10 5 (1.91%) C
10 5 (1.91%) C++
11 4 (1.53%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.53%) PHP
11 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (12.98%) Degree
2 26 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (5.34%) MCSA
5 13 (4.96%) MCSE
6 10 (3.82%) CCNA
6 10 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (3.44%) MCP
8 7 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.29%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.29%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.91%) CCNP
11 4 (1.53%) MCT
12 3 (1.15%) CCSE
13 2 (0.76%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.76%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.76%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.76%) MCITP
13 2 (0.76%) MCTS
13 2 (0.76%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.63%) SLA
2 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 95 (36.26%) Active Directory
2 39 (14.89%) Hyper-V
3 23 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.96%) XenApp
5 9 (3.44%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.29%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.53%) vCloud
8 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.76%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.76%) vSphere
10 1 (0.38%) KVM
10 1 (0.38%) NFS
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (5.73%) SCCM
2 5 (1.91%) Puppet
3 4 (1.53%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.53%) Graphite
3 4 (1.53%) Kibana
3 4 (1.53%) logstash
3 4 (1.53%) Nagios
3 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.76%) TeamSite
5 2 (0.76%) WSUS
6 1 (0.38%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) DameWare
6 1 (0.38%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 102 (38.93%) Microsoft
2 70 (26.72%) VMware
3 38 (14.50%) Cisco
4 36 (13.74%) Citrix
5 16 (6.11%) Oracle
6 11 (4.20%) Intel
7 9 (3.44%) JD Edwards
8 8 (3.05%) Veeam
9 7 (2.67%) HP
10 6 (2.29%) IBM
10 6 (2.29%) iManage
10 6 (2.29%) Juniper
10 6 (2.29%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.91%) Interwoven
12 4 (1.53%) Avaya
12 4 (1.53%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.53%) Sophos
12 4 (1.53%) Symantec
13 3 (1.15%) Ericsson
13 3 (1.15%) McAfee
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Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leyland, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + training / progression
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
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Knutsford, Cheshire
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Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Cyber Team
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
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Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
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Salary: £26000.00 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Staff events
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North West
Avecto Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Horizon Insolvency Software Development LTD
Salary: From £16,500 to £18,500 per annum (Subject to experience level)
Posted: 16 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 22 days ago
Stockport
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
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Manchester
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Liverpool
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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