Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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

Support Engineer
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 54 98
Rank change year-on-year -6 +44 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 81 59 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.69% 4.71% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.87% 4.89% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 73 61 23
Southampton median annual salary £24,000 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.73% -15.38% +22.64%
10th Percentile £16,500 £21,250 £20,100
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £48,750
Hampshire median annual salary £27,500 £29,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year -7.56% -0.83% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Permanent vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 1,664 1,206 1,372
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.25% 98.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,507 1,069 1,258
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £61,250
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Southampton

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Salary trend for Support Engineer in Southampton

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Southampton over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in Southampton

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Southampton region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 77 (95.06%) Windows
2 46 (56.79%) Microsoft
2 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
3 37 (45.68%) Windows Server
4 35 (43.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (38.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (34.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (30.86%) Linux
8 22 (27.16%) SQL
9 20 (24.69%) Microsoft Office
9 20 (24.69%) Office 365
10 15 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (17.28%) Replication
11 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
11 14 (17.28%) C#
11 14 (17.28%) PowerShell
11 14 (17.28%) LINQPad
11 14 (17.28%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (17.28%) Kibana
11 14 (17.28%) LINQ
12 13 (16.05%) Windows 8
13 12 (14.81%) Windows 7
13 12 (14.81%) VPN
14 11 (13.58%) VMware
14 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (12.35%) Firewall
15 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
15 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
15 10 (12.35%) Driving Licence
16 9 (11.11%) Windows 10

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 14 (17.28%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
3 2 (2.47%) IIS
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (24.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 28 (34.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (24.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) VPN
2 10 (12.35%) Firewall
2 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.41%) IPsec
3 6 (7.41%) LAN
3 6 (7.41%) OpenVPN
3 6 (7.41%) WAN
3 6 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.70%) DHCP
4 3 (3.70%) DNS
4 3 (3.70%) Network Security
4 3 (3.70%) Q.931
4 3 (3.70%) SS7
4 3 (3.70%) Unified Communications
4 3 (3.70%) VoIP
4 3 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (1.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (17.28%) LINQPad
General
1 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) LINQ
2 2 (2.47%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Replication
2 10 (12.35%) Driving Licence
3 7 (8.64%) Fat Client
3 7 (8.64%) Thin Client
4 5 (6.17%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.70%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 77 (95.06%) Windows
2 37 (45.68%) Windows Server
3 35 (43.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (38.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (30.86%) Linux
6 13 (16.05%) Windows 8
7 12 (14.81%) Windows 7
8 9 (11.11%) Windows 10
9 7 (8.64%) Unix
10 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (6.17%) SUSE
12 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (9.88%) ITIL
3 6 (7.41%) ERP
3 6 (7.41%) Identity Management
3 6 (7.41%) Time Management
4 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
4 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.70%) B2B
6 2 (2.47%) Line Management
6 2 (2.47%) Open Source
7 1 (1.23%) Change Management
7 1 (1.23%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (1.23%) IT Strategy
7 1 (1.23%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.23%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) SQL
2 14 (17.28%) C#
2 14 (17.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) CCNA
1 9 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.64%) MCSA
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.17%) CCA
3 5 (6.17%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (6.17%) CTC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) CCDA
4 3 (3.70%) CCDE
4 3 (3.70%) CCDP
4 3 (3.70%) CCNP
5 2 (2.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.88%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.41%) KVM
4 6 (7.41%) NFS
4 6 (7.41%) oVirt
4 6 (7.41%) pfSense
4 6 (7.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (17.28%) Kibana
2 6 (7.41%) Bacula
2 6 (7.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (56.79%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.58%) VMware
3 9 (11.11%) Cisco
4 7 (8.64%) Intel
5 6 (7.41%) Atlassian
5 6 (7.41%) Dell
5 6 (7.41%) HP
5 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.41%) Sophos