Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 488 521 563
Rank change year-on-year +33 +42 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 48 30 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 47 29 53
South East median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +25.00%
10th Percentile £21,050 £21,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £47,200 £52,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,875
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.14% +9.58%

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 28,647 28,362 35,857
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 96.71% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 23,763 23,737 30,349
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +40 29 £42,000 +21.74% 7
Buckinghamshire +16 13 £42,000 +40.00% 5
Surrey +24 11 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 11 £42,000 - 2
Berkshire +10 9 £40,750 +4.49%
Hampshire -13 7 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Kent +6 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 19 August 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 25 (52.08%) SQL
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 16 (33.33%) Linux
4 13 (27.08%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
5 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.83%) Degree
7 9 (18.75%) IIS
7 9 (18.75%) .NET
7 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (14.58%) Oracle
9 7 (14.58%) C#
9 7 (14.58%) ITIL
9 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (12.50%) C++
10 6 (12.50%) Java
10 6 (12.50%) Retail
10 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
11 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
11 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
11 5 (10.42%) Web Services
11 5 (10.42%) VoIP
11 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
11 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
12 4 (8.33%) DevOps

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 9 (18.75%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) DataSynapse
3 3 (6.25%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) SaaS
3 3 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) VoIP
2 4 (8.33%) HTTP
2 4 (8.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (4.17%) Internet
3 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.08%) DNS
4 1 (2.08%) Network Security
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.17%) GIS
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) GitLab
3 1 (2.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (12.50%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Publishing
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) Web Services
3 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.33%) WebRTC
4 3 (6.25%) J2SE
4 3 (6.25%) REST
4 3 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) JSF
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) JSP
5 1 (2.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.25%) Contactless
4 3 (6.25%) EMV
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Cybercrime
6 1 (2.08%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.08%) iPad
6 1 (2.08%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Linux
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.25%) Solaris
6 3 (6.25%) Unix
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) CRM
3 4 (8.33%) DevOps
3 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
4 3 (6.25%) OO
4 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.25%) Stress Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Analytics
5 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.17%) OOP
5 2 (4.17%) Scrum
5 2 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) C#
3 6 (12.50%) C++
3 6 (12.50%) Java
4 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.33%) C
5 4 (8.33%) VBA
6 2 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
2 6 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (8.33%) Master's Degree
3 4 (8.33%) MCSE
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) PSD2
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle
3 4 (8.33%) Citrix
3 4 (8.33%) TOWER Software
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) Apple
4 3 (6.25%) Capita
4 3 (6.25%) PayPal
4 3 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.08%) Remedy