Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £24,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Support Engineer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 35 28
Rank change year-on-year -23 -7 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.99% 2.63% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.87% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 5
Northern Ireland median annual salary £24,500 £30,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.33% +46.34% -21.15%
10th Percentile £18,500 £22,500 £17,900
90th Percentile £36,900 £33,750 £37,750
UK median annual salary £30,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -6.15% +8.33% -3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 434 314 151
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 91.81% 97.42%
Number of salaries quoted 282 242 118
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.41% -2.50% +21.21%
10th Percentile £20,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £61,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Support Engineer in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
County Antrim -18 7 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Newry - 2 £19,000 -
Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Ticket Management
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Software Deployment
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) Handset
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (11.11%) Polycom
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Bug Management
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) MCP
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WLAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Ticket Management
2 3 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Bug Management
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Avaya
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Polycom