Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Field Support Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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

Field Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1037 1037 1198
Rank change year-on-year 0 +161 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 135 135 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.077% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.080% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 68 127 104
UK median annual salary £30,000 £25,000 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.96% -7.27%
10th Percentile £21,425 £19,000 £19,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £30,550 £33,525
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £25,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.96% -7.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 168,620 169,529 204,010
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,446 140,771 170,581
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Field Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Field Support Engineer in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Field Support Engineer in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Field Support Engineer in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Field Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. 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
England -7 116 £30,000 +20.00% 12
UK excluding London +9 108 £30,000 +20.00% 10
South East +12 26 £31,500 +26.00% 1
London -17 25 £27,500 +7.84% 3
East of England +20 23 £30,000 - 1
North of England +5 22 £25,000 +31.58% 1
North West +10 17 £22,200 +16.84% 1
Midlands +6 11 £55,000 +120.00% 3
Wales +23 10 - -
East Midlands +10 9 £55,000 +189.47%
South West -16 9 £23,000 -8.00% 3
Scotland -27 6 £34,250 +24.55% 1
Yorkshire +12 4 £25,000 +6.38%
West Midlands -3 2 £28,000 +12.00% 3
North East -21 1 £25,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £43,000 -

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, Field 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 featuring Field Support Engineer in the job title.

1 103 (76.30%) Windows
2 72 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (39.26%) Intel
4 46 (34.07%) Microsoft
5 41 (30.37%) Thin Client
5 41 (30.37%) Fat Client
6 35 (25.93%) Active Directory
7 25 (18.52%) SLA
7 25 (18.52%) Office 365
8 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (14.07%) Windows Server
9 19 (14.07%) MS Exchange
10 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (12.59%) VMware
12 16 (11.85%) DNS
12 16 (11.85%) Driving Licence
12 16 (11.85%) Windows 7
13 15 (11.11%) DHCP
14 14 (10.37%) Firewall
15 12 (8.89%) Windows 10
15 12 (8.89%) SQL
16 10 (7.41%) ITIL
16 10 (7.41%) MCP
16 10 (7.41%) WAN
16 10 (7.41%) VPN
16 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (6.67%) Hyper-V

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (14.07%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.96%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 72 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.52%) Office 365
2 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.85%) DNS
2 15 (11.11%) DHCP
3 14 (10.37%) Firewall
4 10 (7.41%) VPN
4 10 (7.41%) WAN
5 9 (6.67%) LAN
6 8 (5.93%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.19%) Wireless
8 5 (3.70%) VLAN
9 3 (2.22%) DSL
9 3 (2.22%) Internet
9 3 (2.22%) Network Security
10 2 (1.48%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.48%) MPLS
10 2 (1.48%) SAN
10 2 (1.48%) VoIP
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.74%) SMS
11 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 7 (5.19%) Advertising
2 4 (2.96%) Retail
3 3 (2.22%) Back Office
3 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (30.37%) Fat Client
1 41 (30.37%) Thin Client
2 16 (11.85%) Driving Licence
3 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.93%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (4.44%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.96%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.22%) EPoS
9 2 (1.48%) PDA
10 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.74%) Handset
10 1 (0.74%) iPhone
10 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 103 (76.30%) Windows
2 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (14.07%) Windows Server
4 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (11.85%) Windows 7
6 12 (8.89%) Windows 10
7 8 (5.93%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.19%) Linux
9 5 (3.70%) Unix
10 4 (2.96%) Android
11 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (7.41%) ITIL
2 8 (5.93%) Break/Fix
3 6 (4.44%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.44%) Time Management
4 5 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 5 (3.70%) Physics
5 4 (2.96%) Line Management
5 4 (2.96%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (2.96%) Ticket Management
6 3 (2.22%) Application Packaging
6 3 (2.22%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (2.22%) Data Management
7 2 (1.48%) ITSM
8 1 (0.74%) CAD
8 1 (0.74%) Change Control
8 1 (0.74%) High Availability
8 1 (0.74%) Incident Management
8 1 (0.74%) Open Source
8 1 (0.74%) Project Management
8 1 (0.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.89%) SQL
2 8 (5.93%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.48%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (7.41%) MCP
1 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.93%) Degree
2 8 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.19%) MCSE
4 5 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (2.96%) A+ Certification
5 4 (2.96%) CCNA
5 4 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.96%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.22%) MCITP
6 3 (2.22%) MCSA
7 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.74%) HNC
8 1 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.93%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.74%) Firmware
5 1 (0.74%) vSphere
5 1 (0.74%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (39.26%) Intel
2 46 (34.07%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.59%) VMware
4 9 (6.67%) HP
5 8 (5.93%) Cisco
5 8 (5.93%) Dell
6 7 (5.19%) Apple
7 5 (3.70%) Citrix
7 5 (3.70%) SonicWALL
8 4 (2.96%) IBM
9 3 (2.22%) Meraki
9 3 (2.22%) Remedy
9 3 (2.22%) Veeam
9 3 (2.22%) Zerto
10 2 (1.48%) Avaya
10 2 (1.48%) EqualLogic
10 2 (1.48%) Juniper
10 2 (1.48%) Samsung
10 2 (1.48%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.48%) Toshiba