Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 30 43
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 142 260 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.97% 7.42% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.22% 7.72% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 127 258 224
Reading median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +38.46% +4.84%
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £47,500
Berkshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 2283 3369 4386
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.17% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1869 2525 3487
Reading median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £73,850 £71,700 £68,750
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Reading

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Support Engineer in Reading

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (42.25%) Windows
2 49 (34.51%) Cisco
3 46 (32.39%) Linux
4 44 (30.99%) TCP/IP
5 37 (26.06%) Juniper
6 36 (25.35%) VMware
7 33 (23.24%) Microsoft
8 29 (20.42%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (20.42%) Firewall
9 28 (19.72%) Active Directory
9 28 (19.72%) Degree
10 27 (19.01%) CCNP
11 24 (16.90%) CheckPoint
12 23 (16.20%) MPLS
12 23 (16.20%) Wireshark
12 23 (16.20%) F5
13 22 (15.49%) Network Monitoring
13 22 (15.49%) Data Centre
13 22 (15.49%) OSPF
13 22 (15.49%) BGP
13 22 (15.49%) ITIL
14 21 (14.79%) WAN
15 20 (14.08%) tcpdump
15 20 (14.08%) Windows Server
16 19 (13.38%) Internet
16 19 (13.38%) Incident Management
16 19 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (12.68%) Unix
18 17 (11.97%) VPN

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 13 (9.15%) Apache
1 13 (9.15%) Cloud Foundry
1 13 (9.15%) OpenStack
2 12 (8.45%) WebLogic
3 10 (7.04%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.93%) IIS
4 7 (4.93%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.93%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.23%) JBoss
6 4 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.82%) SAS
7 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.41%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.75%) Office 365
4 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (30.99%) TCP/IP
2 29 (20.42%) Firewall
3 23 (16.20%) MPLS
3 23 (16.20%) Wireshark
4 22 (15.49%) BGP
4 22 (15.49%) OSPF
5 21 (14.79%) WAN
6 20 (14.08%) tcpdump
7 19 (13.38%) Internet
8 17 (11.97%) HTTP
8 17 (11.97%) IPsec
8 17 (11.97%) SSL
8 17 (11.97%) VPN
9 16 (11.27%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (7.04%) BIG-IP
11 9 (6.34%) Network Security
11 9 (6.34%) VoIP
12 7 (4.93%) H.323
12 7 (4.93%) IP Telephony
12 7 (4.93%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.70%) DB2
3 1 (0.70%) Informix
3 1 (0.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Eclipse
1 4 (2.82%) IntelliJ
1 4 (2.82%) Maven
1 4 (2.82%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (9.86%) Finance
2 8 (5.63%) Banking
3 6 (4.23%) Advertising
4 3 (2.11%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Automotive
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.75%) Web Services
2 6 (4.23%) XML
3 4 (2.82%) .NET
3 4 (2.82%) Java EE
3 4 (2.82%) Java SE
3 4 (2.82%) JMS
3 4 (2.82%) REST
3 4 (2.82%) SOAP
3 4 (2.82%) Spring
4 2 (1.41%) HTML
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.70%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.49%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.15%) Private Cloud
3 12 (8.45%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.52%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.11%) Clustering
6 3 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.41%) EPoS
7 2 (1.41%) PKI
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.70%) Digital Currency
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.25%) Windows
2 46 (32.39%) Linux
3 20 (14.08%) Windows Server
4 18 (12.68%) Unix
5 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.93%) CentOS
8 6 (4.23%) Debian
8 6 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.23%) Ubuntu
8 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.52%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.82%) Solaris
10 4 (2.82%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.11%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.70%) Android
13 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.49%) ITIL
1 22 (15.49%) Network Monitoring
2 19 (13.38%) Incident Management
3 16 (11.27%) DevOps
4 13 (9.15%) API Integration
4 13 (9.15%) Identity Management
4 13 (9.15%) Load Balancing
5 11 (7.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (7.04%) Project Management
7 7 (4.93%) QMS
7 7 (4.93%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (3.52%) CRM
8 5 (3.52%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.52%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.52%) Product Management
8 5 (3.52%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.52%) Software Engineering
9 4 (2.82%) Change Management
9 4 (2.82%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (2.82%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.97%) SQL
2 12 (8.45%) Perl
3 11 (7.75%) Shell Script
4 9 (6.34%) Java
5 6 (4.23%) Python
6 5 (3.52%) C
6 5 (3.52%) C++
7 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.70%) C#
9 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (20.42%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (19.72%) Degree
3 27 (19.01%) CCNP
4 9 (6.34%) JNCIA
5 7 (4.93%) CCNP Voice
6 6 (4.23%) CCIE
6 6 (4.23%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.52%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.52%) PMP
8 4 (2.82%) CCSP
8 4 (2.82%) HND
9 3 (2.11%) CCSA
9 3 (2.11%) CCSE
9 3 (2.11%) CISSP
9 3 (2.11%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.11%) MCP
10 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.41%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.15%) SLA
2 4 (2.82%) SAS 70
3 3 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 28 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.15%) Docker
4 5 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.82%) Firmware
6 3 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.11%) vSphere
6 3 (2.11%) XenApp
7 2 (1.41%) KVM
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (9.15%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.93%) Cisco CME
2 7 (4.93%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (2.82%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.82%) SCCM
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 49 (34.51%) Cisco
2 37 (26.06%) Juniper
3 36 (25.35%) VMware
4 33 (23.24%) Microsoft
5 24 (16.90%) CheckPoint
6 23 (16.20%) F5
7 17 (11.97%) Oracle
8 16 (11.27%) NetScout
9 15 (10.56%) HP
10 13 (9.15%) Red Hat
11 9 (6.34%) NetApp
12 7 (4.93%) Dell
12 7 (4.93%) Red Box
13 6 (4.23%) Palo Alto
14 5 (3.52%) IBM
14 5 (3.52%) Veeam
15 4 (2.82%) Citrix
15 4 (2.82%) Nortel
15 4 (2.82%) Sun
15 4 (2.82%) TIBCO