The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / South West
Rank 108 62 73
Rank change year-on-year -46 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 134 266 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.67% 4.53% 3.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 4.68% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 122 244 202
Median salary £26,500 £26,500 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,550 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,000 £39,800
UK excluding London median salary £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

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 West. 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 West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4855 5684 5853
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.66% 96.72% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4048 4697 4899
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £60,000
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the South West

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Support Engineer in the South West

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in the South West

Support Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire -3 52 £28,000 +7.69% 2
Bristol -12 24 £26,500 -3.63% 7
Gloucestershire 0 20 £25,000 -20.63%
Somerset -14 13 £27,500 +34.14% 3
Dorset -4 10 £18,750 -38.01% 4
Cornwall -3 8 £18,500 -9.75% 2
Devon -18 7 £23,500 -27.69% 3
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 247 (77.67%) Windows
2 175 (55.03%) Microsoft
3 144 (45.28%) Active Directory
4 125 (39.31%) Windows Server
5 116 (36.48%) VMware
6 106 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 93 (29.25%) MS Exchange
8 89 (27.99%) MS Excel
9 76 (23.90%) ITIL
10 72 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (22.01%) Security Cleared
12 64 (20.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 60 (18.87%) Office 365
13 60 (18.87%) MS Office
14 55 (17.30%) Firewall
15 46 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
16 45 (14.15%) Linux
17 43 (13.52%) LAN
17 43 (13.52%) WAN
18 41 (12.89%) SQL
19 40 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
20 38 (11.95%) SC Cleared
20 38 (11.95%) Windows Server 2003
21 36 (11.32%) TCP/IP
22 35 (11.01%) Citrix
23 34 (10.69%) SLA
23 34 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2007
23 34 (10.69%) Hyper-V
24 31 (9.75%) DV Cleared
24 31 (9.75%) Cisco

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 93 (29.25%) MS Exchange
2 64 (20.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.26%) IIS
8 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.31%) JBoss
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 89 (27.99%) MS Excel
2 60 (18.87%) MS Office
3 10 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.31%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 60 (18.87%) Office 365
2 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.30%) Firewall
2 43 (13.52%) LAN
2 43 (13.52%) WAN
3 36 (11.32%) TCP/IP
4 29 (9.12%) VoIP
5 28 (8.81%) SAN
6 26 (8.18%) DHCP
7 22 (6.92%) DNS
8 20 (6.29%) SMTP
9 18 (5.66%) Internet
10 17 (5.35%) NNTP
10 17 (5.35%) VPN
10 17 (5.35%) X.400
10 17 (5.35%) X.500
11 11 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (3.14%) PBX
13 9 (2.83%) ADSL
14 8 (2.52%) WLAN
15 7 (2.20%) SSL
16 5 (1.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.31%) MySQL
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Ant
1 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.31%) Maven
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 19 (5.97%) Finance
2 11 (3.46%) Advertising
3 4 (1.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.94%) Electronics
4 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.63%) Legal
5 2 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.31%) Billing
6 1 (0.31%) French Language
6 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.31%) Law
6 1 (0.31%) Local Government
6 1 (0.31%) Retail
6 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.66%) XML
2 5 (1.57%) Hibernate
2 5 (1.57%) Spring
3 4 (1.26%) Spring MVC
4 3 (0.94%) COM
5 2 (0.63%) .NET
5 2 (0.63%) Web Services
6 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.43%) Driving Licence
2 19 (5.97%) Fat Client
2 19 (5.97%) Thin Client
3 6 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (1.57%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.26%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.26%) Replication
6 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.63%) Robotics
8 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.31%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.31%) PDA
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 247 (77.67%) Windows
2 125 (39.31%) Windows Server
3 106 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 72 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (14.15%) Linux
6 38 (11.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (7.23%) Windows 7
8 21 (6.60%) Unix
9 19 (5.97%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.72%) Windows XP
11 13 (4.09%) Windows 10
12 10 (3.14%) Android
13 8 (2.52%) Apple iOS
13 8 (2.52%) Mac OS
13 8 (2.52%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.57%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.26%) Solaris
15 4 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (23.90%) ITIL
2 26 (8.18%) Service Delivery
3 25 (7.86%) Infrastructure Management
4 12 (3.77%) Problem Management
4 12 (3.77%) Service Management
5 11 (3.46%) ITIL V3
6 10 (3.14%) Project Management
7 8 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (2.52%) Migration
8 7 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (2.20%) Data Protection
8 7 (2.20%) Mentoring
9 6 (1.89%) Time Management
9 6 (1.89%) Virtual Environments
10 5 (1.57%) ERP
10 5 (1.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (1.26%) Analytics
11 4 (1.26%) MVC
11 4 (1.26%) Scrum
11 4 (1.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.89%) SQL
2 23 (7.23%) PowerShell
3 22 (6.92%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.83%) Java
5 5 (1.57%) C
5 5 (1.57%) Python
6 4 (1.26%) PHP
7 3 (0.94%) C++
8 2 (0.63%) C#
8 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.31%) Perl
9 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (22.01%) Security Cleared
2 38 (11.95%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.75%) DV Cleared
3 31 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (8.18%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (7.86%) MCP
6 20 (6.29%) CCNA
7 18 (5.66%) Degree
8 16 (5.03%) MCSE
8 16 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (4.09%) MCSA
10 9 (2.83%) CCNP
10 9 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.57%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (1.26%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.63%) CCENT
13 2 (0.63%) HND
13 2 (0.63%) MCITP
14 1 (0.31%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.69%) SLA
System Software
1 144 (45.28%) Active Directory
2 40 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (10.69%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.92%) XenApp
5 21 (6.60%) XenDesktop
6 10 (3.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.57%) Samba
8 5 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.63%) Firmware
10 1 (0.31%) NFS
10 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.03%) SCCM
2 3 (0.94%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.94%) WSUS
3 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 175 (55.03%) Microsoft
2 116 (36.48%) VMware
3 35 (11.01%) Citrix
4 31 (9.75%) Cisco
5 20 (6.29%) Intel
6 12 (3.77%) Apple
7 10 (3.14%) Oracle
7 10 (3.14%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.14%) WatchGuard
8 8 (2.52%) Veeam
9 6 (1.89%) HP
10 4 (1.26%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.26%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.26%) Nortel
10 4 (1.26%) Siemens
10 4 (1.26%) Veritas
11 3 (0.94%) Avaya
11 3 (0.94%) Lotus
11 3 (0.94%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.63%) Dell
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Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
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Swindon
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Dorset
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + training & benefits
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