Period
to

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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

Support Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 124 105 102
Rank change year-on-year -19 -3 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 525 409 499
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.59% 3.02% 2.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 3.20% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 482 355 422
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,100 £21,500
25th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £32,500 £30,750
Median % change year-on-year - +5.69% +2.50%
75th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £46,150 £48,750
England median annual salary £33,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.47% +4.62% -

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 19,162 12,790 15,968
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 94.33% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12,215 9,937 13,068
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.50%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the South East

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Support Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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 6 months to 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +2 191 £32,500 -7.14% 59
Hampshire -42 148 £30,000 -4.76% 35
Berkshire +29 94 £32,500 -13.91% 34
Surrey -45 92 £34,500 +15.00% 26
Kent -32 52 £32,000 -1.54% 9
Oxfordshire -2 50 £30,000 -11.76% 16
Buckinghamshire -49 47 £37,500 +7.14% 9
West Sussex +1 30 £32,500 -7.14% 7
East Sussex -12 2 £28,250 +0.89% 9
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Support Engineer job roles required the following 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 330 (62.86%) Windows
2 229 (43.62%) Microsoft
2 229 (43.62%) Active Directory
3 215 (40.95%) Microsoft 365
4 203 (38.67%) Windows Server
5 171 (32.57%) Social Skills
6 133 (25.33%) Azure
7 116 (22.10%) VMware
8 115 (21.90%) Linux
9 101 (19.24%) Problem-Solving
10 100 (19.05%) Windows 10
11 91 (17.33%) Firewall
12 86 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
13 83 (15.81%) SQL Server
14 79 (15.05%) ITIL
15 71 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 67 (12.76%) DNS
17 57 (10.86%) SQL
18 56 (10.67%) Azure Active Directory
19 54 (10.29%) Hyper-V
20 50 (9.52%) Security Cleared
21 49 (9.33%) VPN
22 48 (9.14%) DHCP
23 47 (8.95%) Service Delivery
24 45 (8.57%) Windows 7
24 45 (8.57%) Windows Server 2019
25 43 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
26 40 (7.62%) Degree
26 40 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
27 39 (7.43%) Cisco

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 37 (7.05%) MS Exchange
1 37 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.05%) Apache
3 15 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (2.48%) Jetty
5 7 (1.33%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.19%) Confluence
7 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.19%) IIS
7 1 (0.19%) nginx
7 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 86 (16.38%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.76%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.38%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.38%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 215 (40.95%) Microsoft 365
2 133 (25.33%) Azure
3 56 (10.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 28 (5.33%) AWS
5 25 (4.76%) SaaS
6 17 (3.24%) Dynamics 365
7 15 (2.86%) GCP
7 15 (2.86%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.95%) Linode
9 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.57%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.38%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (0.38%) IaaS
10 2 (0.38%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Sentinel
11 1 (0.19%) PaaS
11 1 (0.19%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.19%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.19%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 91 (17.33%) Firewall
2 67 (12.76%) DNS
3 49 (9.33%) VPN
4 48 (9.14%) DHCP
5 30 (5.71%) LAN
5 30 (5.71%) TCP/IP
6 29 (5.52%) Wireless
7 28 (5.33%) WAN
8 27 (5.14%) VLAN
9 15 (2.86%) Internet
9 15 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (2.86%) WLAN
10 14 (2.67%) VoIP
11 12 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (2.10%) HTTP
13 10 (1.90%) IP Telephony
14 9 (1.71%) SAN
15 7 (1.33%) Ethernet
15 7 (1.33%) Skype
16 6 (1.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.95%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (0.95%) GIS
3 4 (0.76%) DB2
3 4 (0.76%) MySQL
4 3 (0.57%) Big Data
5 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.38%) Power BI
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.19%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.19%) Redis
6 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (3.05%) JIRA
2 5 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.76%) AutoIt
4 3 (0.57%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.19%) LINQPad
5 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 171 (32.57%) Social Skills
2 40 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.67%) Finance
4 26 (4.95%) Retail
5 18 (3.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 17 (3.24%) Public Sector
7 13 (2.48%) Marketing
7 13 (2.48%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (1.90%) Advertising
9 9 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.52%) Electronics
10 8 (1.52%) Legal
11 6 (1.14%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.76%) French Language
12 4 (0.76%) Law
13 3 (0.57%) Banking
13 3 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.57%) German Language
14 2 (0.38%) Aviation
14 2 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.52%) .NET
2 5 (0.95%) COM
3 4 (0.76%) CSS
4 3 (0.57%) HTML
4 3 (0.57%) REST
4 3 (0.57%) SAML
5 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.38%) jQuery
5 2 (0.38%) LAMP
5 2 (0.38%) LDAP
5 2 (0.38%) Raphaël
5 2 (0.38%) React
5 2 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.38%) XML
6 1 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.19%) J2EE
6 1 (0.19%) JSON
6 1 (0.19%) Middleware
6 1 (0.19%) SOAP
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.19%) Driving Licence
2 17 (3.24%) Data Centre
3 14 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (2.67%) Replication
4 13 (2.48%) Cyberattack
5 10 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.71%) Cyber Defence
6 9 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.71%) Video\Live Streaming
7 7 (1.33%) IoT
7 7 (1.33%) PKI
8 6 (1.14%) Cybercrime
8 6 (1.14%) User Experience
9 5 (0.95%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.95%) Clustering
9 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
10 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.57%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 330 (62.86%) Windows
2 203 (38.67%) Windows Server
3 115 (21.90%) Linux
4 100 (19.05%) Windows 10
5 45 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 45 (8.57%) Windows Server 2019
6 34 (6.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (5.52%) Windows 8
8 29 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (5.33%) Unix
10 19 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (2.86%) Windows Vista
11 15 (2.86%) Windows XP
12 13 (2.48%) Android
12 13 (2.48%) CentOS
13 12 (2.29%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.52%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (19.24%) Problem-Solving
2 79 (15.05%) ITIL
3 47 (8.95%) Service Delivery
4 36 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 28 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (4.38%) Business Continuity
7 21 (4.00%) Asset Management
8 20 (3.81%) ITSM
9 19 (3.62%) Incident Management
10 18 (3.43%) Computer Science
10 18 (3.43%) High Availability
11 17 (3.24%) Migration
11 17 (3.24%) Problem Management
12 16 (3.05%) Process Improvement
13 15 (2.86%) Task Automation
14 14 (2.67%) Collaborative Working
14 14 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (2.48%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 13 (2.48%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.86%) SQL
2 33 (6.29%) PowerShell
3 26 (4.95%) Python
4 22 (4.19%) Perl
4 22 (4.19%) Shell Script
5 16 (3.05%) PHP
6 14 (2.67%) Bash
7 8 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.33%) Java
9 6 (1.14%) C#
10 4 (0.76%) C
10 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.19%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.19%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 50 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (7.62%) Degree
4 36 (6.86%) SC Cleared
5 25 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 24 (4.57%) CCNA
6 24 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (3.43%) MCSE
8 16 (3.05%) MCP
9 9 (1.71%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.52%) HND
11 7 (1.33%) HNC
12 6 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.14%) MCSA
13 4 (0.76%) MCTS
13 4 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.38%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.38%) MCITP
14 2 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.29%) SLA
2 8 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.14%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.19%) GRC
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 229 (43.62%) Active Directory
2 71 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (10.29%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.14%) VirtualBox
5 6 (1.14%) XenApp
5 6 (1.14%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.76%) vSphere
7 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.38%) Docker
8 2 (0.38%) NFS
8 2 (0.38%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.19%) KVM
9 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (7.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 33 (6.29%) SCCM
3 15 (2.86%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.33%) Ansible
4 7 (1.33%) Autotask
5 5 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.95%) Nagios
6 4 (0.76%) WSUS
7 3 (0.57%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.38%) Nessus
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.38%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.38%) SCSM
9 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.19%) Kibana
9 1 (0.19%) Puppet
9 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.19%) Terraform
9 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 229 (43.62%) Microsoft
2 116 (22.10%) VMware
3 39 (7.43%) Cisco
4 32 (6.10%) Citrix
5 25 (4.76%) Oracle
6 14 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.10%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.90%) Juniper
8 10 (1.90%) McAfee
8 10 (1.90%) Meraki
8 10 (1.90%) SAP
8 10 (1.90%) Sophos
8 10 (1.90%) Veeam
9 9 (1.71%) Acronis
10 7 (1.33%) Apple
10 7 (1.33%) Google
10 7 (1.33%) HP
10 7 (1.33%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.33%) WatchGuard
11 6 (1.14%) Aruba