The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / South East
Rank 58 66 57
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 637 846 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.26% 4.40% 4.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 4.55% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 585 749 758
Median salary £31,000 £32,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.61% +6.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14422 18600 19935
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.51% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12036 15863 16077
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the South East

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Support Engineer in the South East

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in the South East

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 Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Berkshire -3 182 £34,500 -2.12% 13
Surrey +1 137 £28,750 -11.53% 17
Hampshire -16 112 £30,750 +6.95% 13
East Sussex +41 56 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Oxfordshire +6 50 £26,250 -16.66% 15
Buckinghamshire +4 33 £23,000 -17.85% 6
Kent +1 33 £24,250 -34.45% 2
West Sussex +28 32 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Middlesex +11 4 £30,500 +17.30%
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South East region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 841 (62.25%) Windows
2 596 (44.12%) Active Directory
3 479 (35.46%) Microsoft
4 454 (33.60%) Windows Server
5 436 (32.27%) VMware
6 326 (24.13%) Firewall
7 312 (23.09%) Cisco
8 296 (21.91%) Linux
9 282 (20.87%) MS Exchange
10 259 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 257 (19.02%) MS Excel
12 234 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 232 (17.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 230 (17.02%) TCP/IP
15 222 (16.43%) Cisco Certification
16 218 (16.14%) Office 365
17 217 (16.06%) SQL
18 215 (15.91%) Windows 7
19 206 (15.25%) CCNA
20 179 (13.25%) ITIL
21 165 (12.21%) MS Office
22 158 (11.70%) Hyper-V
23 155 (11.47%) SQL Server
23 155 (11.47%) LAN
24 150 (11.10%) DNS
25 149 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
26 146 (10.81%) WAN
27 144 (10.66%) SLA
28 137 (10.14%) Windows 10
29 133 (9.84%) VoIP

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 282 (20.87%) MS Exchange
2 91 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 81 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 53 (3.92%) Tomcat
5 51 (3.77%) IIS
6 47 (3.48%) SharePoint
7 42 (3.11%) WebSphere
8 37 (2.74%) Apache
9 36 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 35 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
11 32 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (2.22%) JBoss
13 26 (1.92%) WebLogic
14 15 (1.11%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.96%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.89%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 8 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 257 (19.02%) MS Excel
2 165 (12.21%) MS Office
3 16 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.15%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.074%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.22%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.074%) Epicor Vantage
3 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.074%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.074%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 218 (16.14%) Office 365
2 72 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.26%) SaaS
5 8 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.37%) IaaS
7 4 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.22%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.15%) G Suite
9 2 (0.15%) GitHub
9 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.074%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.074%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.074%) iTunes
10 1 (0.074%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 326 (24.13%) Firewall
2 230 (17.02%) TCP/IP
3 155 (11.47%) LAN
4 150 (11.10%) DNS
5 146 (10.81%) WAN
6 133 (9.84%) VoIP
7 130 (9.62%) VPN
8 115 (8.51%) SAN
9 93 (6.88%) Wireless
10 89 (6.59%) DHCP
11 75 (5.55%) VLAN
12 70 (5.18%) Cisco ASA
13 62 (4.59%) BGP
13 62 (4.59%) Internet
14 56 (4.15%) OSPF
15 54 (4.00%) MPLS
16 50 (3.70%) Network Security
17 46 (3.40%) HTTP
18 36 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
19 31 (2.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.40%) MySQL
3 26 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 16 (1.18%) Big Data
4 16 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.59%) InfluxDB
6 8 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.52%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.37%) DB2
8 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.22%) FileMaker
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.074%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.074%) UniData
Development Applications
1 16 (1.18%) JIRA
2 13 (0.96%) Maven
3 11 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 11 (0.81%) IntelliJ
3 11 (0.81%) NetBeans
4 9 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.37%) MSI
6 5 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.37%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.22%) Firebug
8 2 (0.15%) Ant
8 2 (0.15%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.15%) Subversion
9 1 (0.074%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.074%) Gradle
9 1 (0.074%) Toad
General
1 107 (7.92%) Finance
2 62 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.44%) French Language
4 31 (2.29%) German Language
5 29 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.70%) Retail
7 22 (1.63%) Games
8 19 (1.41%) Spanish Language
9 17 (1.26%) Marketing
10 16 (1.18%) Banking
10 16 (1.18%) Billing
11 15 (1.11%) Legal
12 12 (0.89%) Electronics
12 12 (0.89%) Italian Language
13 10 (0.74%) Back Office
13 10 (0.74%) Portuguese Language
14 5 (0.37%) Advertising
15 4 (0.30%) Law
15 4 (0.30%) Publishing
16 3 (0.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.03%) Web Services
2 29 (2.15%) HTML
3 21 (1.55%) .NET
4 20 (1.48%) XML
5 17 (1.26%) REST
6 16 (1.18%) SOAP
7 15 (1.11%) LAMP
8 13 (0.96%) Spring
9 12 (0.89%) Middleware
9 12 (0.89%) Software Packaging
9 12 (0.89%) ZeroMQ
10 11 (0.81%) CSS
10 11 (0.81%) Java EE
10 11 (0.81%) Java SE
10 11 (0.81%) JMS
10 11 (0.81%) Regular Expression
11 10 (0.74%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.67%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.67%) J2EE
12 9 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 126 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 66 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.07%) Driving Licence
4 34 (2.52%) Clustering
5 32 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 26 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.85%) Blackberry
8 19 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
9 18 (1.33%) Replication
10 17 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
10 17 (1.26%) Management Information System
11 13 (0.96%) EMC VNX
11 13 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 13 (0.96%) Thin Client
12 10 (0.74%) PKI
13 8 (0.59%) iPhone
13 8 (0.59%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.52%) Fintech
14 7 (0.52%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 841 (62.25%) Windows
2 454 (33.60%) Windows Server
3 296 (21.91%) Linux
4 259 (19.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 232 (17.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 215 (15.91%) Windows 7
7 137 (10.14%) Windows 10
8 132 (9.77%) Windows 8
9 86 (6.37%) Unix
10 78 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 56 (4.15%) Windows XP
12 32 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (2.22%) Mac OS
13 30 (2.22%) Mac OS X
14 29 (2.15%) CentOS
15 19 (1.41%) Solaris
15 19 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 19 (1.41%) Windows Vista
16 17 (1.26%) AIX
16 17 (1.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (13.25%) ITIL
2 52 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 48 (3.55%) DevOps
4 40 (2.96%) Network Design
5 38 (2.81%) Data Protection
6 31 (2.29%) Mentoring
7 28 (2.07%) Cybersecurity
7 28 (2.07%) E-Commerce
8 27 (2.00%) Change Management
9 26 (1.92%) Migration
9 26 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 25 (1.85%) Analytics
10 25 (1.85%) Presales
10 25 (1.85%) Time Management
11 24 (1.78%) Open Source
12 23 (1.70%) Load Balancing
13 22 (1.63%) Problem Management
14 21 (1.55%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (1.55%) SIEM
15 20 (1.48%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (16.06%) SQL
2 73 (5.40%) Java
3 47 (3.48%) Python
4 40 (2.96%) PowerShell
5 37 (2.74%) Bash Shell
6 32 (2.37%) Perl
7 27 (2.00%) C#
8 26 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 25 (1.85%) C
10 21 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.04%) T-SQL
12 12 (0.89%) Ruby
13 9 (0.67%) PHP
13 9 (0.67%) VB
14 8 (0.59%) C++
15 4 (0.30%) Delphi
15 4 (0.30%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.22%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.22%) COBOL
16 3 (0.22%) REXX
Qualifications
1 222 (16.43%) Cisco Certification
2 206 (15.25%) CCNA
3 149 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 114 (8.44%) MCSE
5 106 (7.85%) CCNP
6 96 (7.11%) Security Cleared
7 84 (6.22%) Degree
8 61 (4.52%) MCP
8 61 (4.52%) SC Cleared
9 60 (4.44%) CCSA
10 51 (3.77%) MCSA
11 49 (3.63%) JNCIA
12 39 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 36 (2.66%) CISSP
14 32 (2.37%) CCNP Voice
15 30 (2.22%) CCIE
16 26 (1.92%) JNCIP
17 25 (1.85%) CEH
17 25 (1.85%) MCITP
18 22 (1.63%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (10.66%) SLA
2 7 (0.52%) QA
3 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 596 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 234 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (11.70%) Hyper-V
4 68 (5.03%) vSphere
5 39 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.33%) Terminal Services
7 17 (1.26%) VMware ESX
8 13 (0.96%) XenApp
9 11 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.67%) Samba
11 9 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.67%) VMware Server
12 7 (0.52%) Docker
13 6 (0.44%) Firmware
14 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.37%) vCloud
14 5 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 56 (4.15%) SCCM
2 48 (3.55%) Backup Exec
3 35 (2.59%) Puppet
4 27 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.18%) WSUS
6 14 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (0.89%) Ansible
7 12 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 10 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
8 10 (0.74%) Grafana
8 10 (0.74%) Nagios
8 10 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.59%) SCOM
10 7 (0.52%) Graphite
10 7 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.44%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
13 4 (0.30%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 479 (35.46%) Microsoft
2 436 (32.27%) VMware
3 312 (23.09%) Cisco
4 115 (8.51%) Citrix
5 107 (7.92%) Juniper
6 84 (6.22%) CheckPoint
7 64 (4.74%) NetApp
7 64 (4.74%) Oracle
8 60 (4.44%) Palo Alto
9 57 (4.22%) HP
10 49 (3.63%) Dell
10 49 (3.63%) Veeam
11 41 (3.03%) Apple
11 41 (3.03%) Red Hat
12 38 (2.81%) IBM
13 26 (1.92%) EMC
13 26 (1.92%) Nimble Storage
14 25 (1.85%) Symantec
15 22 (1.63%) Sophos
16 21 (1.55%) F5
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