The median annual salary for a Field Support Engineer was £23,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Field Support Engineer
UK
Rank 796 868 908
Rank change year-on-year +72 +40  
Permanent jobs requiring a Field Support Engineer 61 80 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.078% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.081% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 57 78 47
Median salary £23,500 £25,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.84% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £33,500 £36,600
UK excluding London median salary £24,500 £26,250 £27,000
% change year-on-year -6.66% -2.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Field Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Field Support Engineer in the UK

Field Support Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 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
England +82 56 £23,500 -7.84% 9
London +58 21 £22,500 -11.76%
Lewisham - 12 £20,250 -
South East +49 8 £27,500 -14.06% 4
North West -14 8 £19,000 - 1
South West - 7 £25,000 - 1
Warrington +8 6 £19,000 -
Cheshire +7 6 £19,000 -
City of London +53 5 £30,000 +17.64%
Gloucester - 5 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £25,000 -
West Midlands +24 3 £24,000 +14.28%
East Midlands +1 3 £19,000 -24.00% 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £19,000 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £19,000 - 1
Berkshire +35 2 £26,750 +4.90%
East of England +23 2 £24,000 -23.80% 2
Yorkshire +21 2 £24,500 -17.64%
Hertfordshire +14 2 £24,000 -23.80% 1
North East +3 2 £17,000 -32.00%
Hampshire - 2 £28,000 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 2 £17,000 -
Manchester - 2 £25,500 - 1
Sunderland - 2 £17,000 -
Southampton - 2 £28,000 - 2
Watford - 2 £24,000 - 1
Bolton - 2 £25,500 -
Surrey +27 1 £27,500 -14.06% 1
Scotland +21 1 £25,500 -21.53%
West Yorkshire +18 1 £23,500 -9.61%

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Field 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 featuring Field Support Engineer in the job title.

1 114 (84.44%) Windows
2 71 (52.59%) MS Office
3 53 (39.26%) Intel
4 52 (38.52%) Thin Client
4 52 (38.52%) Fat Client
5 31 (22.96%) Windows 7
6 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
7 28 (20.74%) Windows 8
8 26 (19.26%) Windows 10
9 23 (17.04%) Office 365
10 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
11 19 (14.07%) Active Directory
12 18 (13.33%) Blackberry
13 17 (12.59%) MS Exchange
14 15 (11.11%) VMware
14 15 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 15 (11.11%) Windows Server
15 14 (10.37%) Driving Licence
15 14 (10.37%) Firewall
15 14 (10.37%) MS Excel
15 14 (10.37%) TCP/IP
16 13 (9.63%) DNS
16 13 (9.63%) SCCM
16 13 (9.63%) Android
16 13 (9.63%) iPhone
16 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (8.89%) Hyper-V
18 11 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (8.15%) DHCP
18 11 (8.15%) Citrix

Field Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (12.59%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.44%) IIS
3 6 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 71 (52.59%) MS Office
2 14 (10.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.37%) Firewall
1 14 (10.37%) TCP/IP
2 13 (9.63%) DNS
3 11 (8.15%) DHCP
4 10 (7.41%) LAN
5 8 (5.93%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (5.93%) WAN
6 6 (4.44%) Internet
6 6 (4.44%) SNMP
7 5 (3.70%) SMTP
8 4 (2.96%) VPN
9 3 (2.22%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.22%) Intranet
9 3 (2.22%) SAN
9 3 (2.22%) Telnet
9 3 (2.22%) VoIP
9 3 (2.22%) Wireless
10 2 (1.48%) ADSL
10 2 (1.48%) VLAN
11 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.48%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (2.96%) Electronics
2 2 (1.48%) Games
3 1 (0.74%) Advertising
3 1 (0.74%) Avionics
3 1 (0.74%) Finance
3 1 (0.74%) French Language
3 1 (0.74%) German Language
3 1 (0.74%) Local Government
3 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (38.52%) Fat Client
1 52 (38.52%) Thin Client
2 18 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 14 (10.37%) Driving Licence
4 13 (9.63%) iPhone
5 4 (2.96%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.74%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.74%) iPad
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) PACS
7 1 (0.74%) Robotics
7 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 114 (84.44%) Windows
2 31 (22.96%) Windows 7
3 28 (20.74%) Windows 8
4 26 (19.26%) Windows 10
5 15 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 13 (9.63%) Android
6 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.70%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.96%) Linux
10 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (4.44%) ITIL
2 3 (2.22%) Software Delivery
2 3 (2.22%) Time Management
3 2 (1.48%) Change Control
3 2 (1.48%) Presales
3 2 (1.48%) Project Planning
3 2 (1.48%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (1.48%) Service Delivery
3 2 (1.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (0.74%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (0.74%) Biometrics
4 1 (0.74%) Business Continuity
4 1 (0.74%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (0.74%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (0.74%) Line Management
4 1 (0.74%) Mentoring
4 1 (0.74%) Project Management
4 1 (0.74%) Server Building
4 1 (0.74%) Service Management
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.93%) MCSE
5 6 (4.44%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (3.70%) MCP
7 4 (2.96%) CCNA
7 4 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.96%) Degree
7 4 (2.96%) MCSA
8 3 (2.22%) CCNP
9 2 (1.48%) MCITP
10 1 (0.74%) CCA
10 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (14.07%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.89%) Hyper-V
3 11 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.19%) XenApp
5 4 (2.96%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.74%) Firmware
6 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.74%) vSphere
6 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (9.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (39.26%) Intel
2 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.11%) VMware
4 11 (8.15%) Citrix
5 10 (7.41%) Apple
6 8 (5.93%) Cisco
7 4 (2.96%) Meraki
8 3 (2.22%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.22%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.22%) Dell
8 3 (2.22%) F5
8 3 (2.22%) HP
8 3 (2.22%) Juniper
9 2 (1.48%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.48%) ZyXEL
10 1 (0.74%) Aruba
10 1 (0.74%) EMC
10 1 (0.74%) Meru Networks
10 1 (0.74%) NetApp
10 1 (0.74%) Trend Micro
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