Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Support Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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

Software Support Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 512 576
Rank change year-on-year +19 +64 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 54 26 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.090% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.092% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 48 22 43
South East median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +3.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £24,700 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,375 £39,750
England median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year - +1.56% -1.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29,427 28,137 36,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 96.87% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 24,515 23,493 31,181
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Support Engineer in the South East

Software Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Software Support Engineer in the South East

Software Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Support Engineer in the South East

Software Support Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Thames Valley -1 20 £42,000 +68.00% 5
Surrey +7 18 £28,000 -42.56%
Hampshire -14 16 £37,500 +37.61% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £42,000 +86.67%
Berkshire -5 9 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £42,000 - 3
Kent +8 1 - -
Software Support Engineer
England

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, Software 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 South East region featuring Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (44.44%) SQL
2 23 (42.59%) Linux
3 22 (40.74%) Windows
4 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 14 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (24.07%) SOAP
6 13 (24.07%) Retail
7 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
8 10 (18.52%) IIS
8 10 (18.52%) Java
8 10 (18.52%) Banking
8 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (16.67%) SaaS
9 9 (16.67%) Degree
9 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 9 (16.67%) Web Services
9 9 (16.67%) ITIL
10 8 (14.81%) Solaris
10 8 (14.81%) JBoss
10 8 (14.81%) J2SE
10 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
10 8 (14.81%) Apple
10 8 (14.81%) EMV
10 8 (14.81%) Mobile Commerce
10 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
10 8 (14.81%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.81%) Stress Testing
10 8 (14.81%) PaaS

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (18.52%) IIS
2 8 (14.81%) JBoss
3 5 (9.26%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (16.67%) SaaS
3 8 (14.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.70%) DNS
3 2 (3.70%) HTTP
3 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.70%) VoIP
3 2 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) MySQL
3 5 (9.26%) Big Data
3 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (7.41%) GIS
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.41%) Maven
1 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (24.07%) Retail
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 7 (12.96%) Finance
4 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) SOAP
2 9 (16.67%) Web Services
3 8 (14.81%) J2SE
3 8 (14.81%) REST
4 7 (12.96%) .NET
5 6 (11.11%) JSON
6 5 (9.26%) HTML
6 5 (9.26%) XML
7 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.41%) JSF
7 4 (7.41%) JSP
7 4 (7.41%) Spring
8 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.70%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 8 (14.81%) Contactless
2 8 (14.81%) EMV
2 8 (14.81%) User Experience
3 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (9.26%) Virtual Team
5 4 (7.41%) Cybercrime
6 2 (3.70%) Fintech
6 2 (3.70%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.85%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.85%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Linux
2 22 (40.74%) Windows
3 8 (14.81%) Solaris
3 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.56%) Unix
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (16.67%) ITIL
3 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
3 8 (14.81%) Mobile Commerce
3 8 (14.81%) Performance Testing
3 8 (14.81%) Stress Testing
4 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 5 (9.26%) Decision-Making
5 5 (9.26%) High Availability
5 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
5 5 (9.26%) Web Development
6 4 (7.41%) Cloud Operations
6 4 (7.41%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (7.41%) DevOps
6 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.41%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 4 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) SQL
2 10 (18.52%) Java
3 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.96%) C++
5 5 (9.26%) C
5 5 (9.26%) C#
5 5 (9.26%) PHP
5 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.26%) VBA
6 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.85%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) MCSE
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.56%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) PSD2
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Apple
2 8 (14.81%) PayPal
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle
4 5 (9.26%) Citrix
4 5 (9.26%) F5
4 5 (9.26%) TOWER Software
5 4 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (5.56%) VMware
7 1 (1.85%) Capita
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco