Period
to 26 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £33,125 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

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
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 76 79
Rank change year-on-year -62 +3 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 473 339 947
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.56% 3.88% 3.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 4.03% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 418 298 820
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,250
25th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £33,125 £32,500 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.92% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -

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 17,203 8,414 23,969
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.94% 96.27% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 12,056 7,014 19,963
10th Percentile £30,625 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £79,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 26 November 2021.

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 26 November 2021. 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
Hampshire -91 133 £32,500 - 43
Thames Valley -59 130 £32,500 -7.14% 89
Surrey -36 90 £35,000 +16.67% 27
Berkshire -35 81 £32,500 -7.14% 45
East Sussex -7 49 £31,500 -16.00% 4
West Sussex +16 45 £40,000 +26.98% 14
Oxfordshire -18 30 £34,000 +28.30% 16
Kent -44 20 £36,770 +11.42% 16
Buckinghamshire -67 19 £26,500 -24.29% 28
Middlesex - 1 £39,000 -
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 245 (51.80%) Windows
2 205 (43.34%) Microsoft
2 205 (43.34%) Microsoft 365
3 139 (29.39%) Active Directory
4 134 (28.33%) Azure
5 128 (27.06%) Social Skills
6 113 (23.89%) Windows Server
7 106 (22.41%) Linux
8 99 (20.93%) VMware
9 70 (14.80%) SQL
9 70 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
10 66 (13.95%) Firewall
11 63 (13.32%) TCP/IP
11 63 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
11 63 (13.32%) Windows 10
12 62 (13.11%) ITIL
13 60 (12.68%) DNS
14 55 (11.63%) AWS
14 55 (11.63%) DevOps
15 54 (11.42%) Hyper-V
16 53 (11.21%) PowerShell
16 53 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
17 50 (10.57%) Cisco
18 44 (9.30%) Degree
19 40 (8.46%) DHCP
20 39 (8.25%) SLA
20 39 (8.25%) MS Exchange
20 39 (8.25%) Finance
21 37 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 36 (7.61%) Python

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 39 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.11%) IIS
4 9 (1.90%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.63%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.42%) Apache
6 2 (0.42%) Confluence
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.06%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 205 (43.34%) Microsoft 365
2 134 (28.33%) Azure
3 55 (11.63%) AWS
4 23 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (4.23%) SaaS
6 18 (3.81%) GCP
7 15 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (1.69%) Amazon ECS
9 8 (1.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 8 (1.69%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.69%) IaaS
9 8 (1.69%) OneDrive
9 8 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.27%) PaaS
11 4 (0.85%) Slack
12 3 (0.63%) Azure Sentinel
12 3 (0.63%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.95%) Firewall
2 63 (13.32%) TCP/IP
3 60 (12.68%) DNS
4 40 (8.46%) DHCP
5 27 (5.71%) WAN
6 24 (5.07%) LAN
7 23 (4.86%) VPN
8 21 (4.44%) VLAN
9 20 (4.23%) Wireless
10 18 (3.81%) VoIP
11 17 (3.59%) SAN
11 17 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (2.75%) 5G
13 12 (2.54%) 4G
14 11 (2.33%) HTTP
15 10 (2.11%) Internet
16 9 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
17 8 (1.69%) Wireshark
18 6 (1.27%) Ethernet
18 6 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.96%) MySQL
3 8 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) Power BI
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 21 (4.44%) JIRA
2 16 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 16 (3.38%) TeamCity
3 8 (1.69%) GitLab
4 6 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.85%) Browser DevTools
5 4 (0.85%) Fiddler
5 4 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.63%) Android Studio
6 3 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.63%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.63%) Xcode
7 2 (0.42%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.21%) Subversion
8 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 128 (27.06%) Social Skills
2 39 (8.25%) Finance
3 28 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.29%) Organisational Skills
5 12 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (1.06%) Electronics
8 5 (1.06%) Retail
9 4 (0.85%) Law
9 4 (0.85%) Legal
9 4 (0.85%) Public Sector
10 3 (0.63%) Advertising
10 3 (0.63%) Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Local Government
11 2 (0.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.92%) .NET
2 16 (3.38%) CSS
3 12 (2.54%) HTML
4 7 (1.48%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.06%) Web Services
6 4 (0.85%) Ajax
6 4 (0.85%) ARM Templates
6 4 (0.85%) GraphQL
6 4 (0.85%) Node.js
6 4 (0.85%) React
6 4 (0.85%) WSH
7 3 (0.63%) .NET Core
7 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.63%) SignalR
7 3 (0.63%) Swagger
7 3 (0.63%) WebSockets
8 2 (0.42%) REST
8 2 (0.42%) SAML
8 2 (0.42%) XML
8 2 (0.42%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.34%) Self-Motivation
2 27 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 15 (3.17%) Driving Licence
4 12 (2.54%) Replication
5 8 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.69%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.48%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.27%) EPoS
7 6 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.06%) Clustering
9 4 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.63%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.42%) Analogue Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.42%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 245 (51.80%) Windows
2 113 (23.89%) Windows Server
3 106 (22.41%) Linux
4 63 (13.32%) Windows 10
5 26 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 18 (3.81%) Windows 7
7 18 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (3.59%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (2.33%) Unix
10 10 (2.11%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.90%) Android
11 9 (1.90%) CentOS
12 7 (1.48%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.27%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.42%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
2 62 (13.11%) ITIL
3 55 (11.63%) DevOps
4 37 (7.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (5.29%) OO
8 23 (4.86%) CRM
9 20 (4.23%) Line Management
9 20 (4.23%) Time Management
10 18 (3.81%) Network Management
10 18 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (3.81%) Scrum
11 16 (3.38%) Proactive Monitoring
11 16 (3.38%) Service Management
12 15 (3.17%) Incident Management
13 14 (2.96%) Migration
13 14 (2.96%) Project Delivery
13 14 (2.96%) Software Engineering
14 13 (2.75%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (14.80%) SQL
2 53 (11.21%) PowerShell
3 36 (7.61%) Python
4 29 (6.13%) PHP
5 28 (5.92%) JavaScript
6 20 (4.23%) Bash Shell
7 16 (3.38%) C#
8 13 (2.75%) Perl
9 10 (2.11%) C
10 9 (1.90%) Java
11 8 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.27%) C++
13 5 (1.06%) VBScript
14 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.21%) Go
15 1 (0.21%) RPG
Qualifications
1 44 (9.30%) Degree
2 22 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.90%) DBS Check
5 8 (1.69%) CCNA
5 8 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.48%) A+ Certification
6 7 (1.48%) MCP
7 6 (1.27%) HND
7 6 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.27%) MCSE
8 5 (1.06%) MCSA
8 5 (1.06%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.06%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.85%) MCITP
10 3 (0.63%) HNC
10 3 (0.63%) HP APS
10 3 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.25%) SLA
2 11 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.21%) GDPR
3 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 139 (29.39%) Active Directory
2 63 (13.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (11.42%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (1.90%) Docker
5 9 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (1.69%) vSphere
7 6 (1.27%) VirtualBox
8 5 (1.06%) XenApp
8 5 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.63%) RHEV
9 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.21%) Firmware
11 1 (0.21%) NFS
11 1 (0.21%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (5.29%) Terraform
2 24 (5.07%) SCCM
3 20 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (3.38%) Puppet
5 11 (2.33%) Ansible
6 10 (2.11%) Grafana
6 10 (2.11%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.85%) SCOM
7 4 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (0.85%) WSUS
8 3 (0.63%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.42%) Kibana
9 2 (0.42%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.21%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 205 (43.34%) Microsoft
2 99 (20.93%) VMware
3 50 (10.57%) Cisco
4 32 (6.77%) Citrix
5 19 (4.02%) Oracle
6 16 (3.38%) Meraki
7 14 (2.96%) Dell
7 14 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.54%) Avaya
9 11 (2.33%) Dell Compellent
9 11 (2.33%) HP
9 11 (2.33%) Veeam
10 10 (2.11%) EMC
10 10 (2.11%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.90%) Mitel
12 8 (1.69%) Splunk
13 7 (1.48%) Aruba
13 7 (1.48%) Google
13 7 (1.48%) Palo Alto
14 5 (1.06%) Juniper