The median annual salary for a Software Support Engineer was £33,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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

Software Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 859 888
Rank change year-on-year +39 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 69 81 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.083% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.086% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 48 76 89
UK median annual salary £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.84% +8.33%  
10th Percentile £21,175 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £51,875 £41,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,750 £28,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +20.53% -6.66%  

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Software Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Support Engineer in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Support Engineer in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Support Engineer in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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 +44 66 £35,000 +7.27% 6
UK excluding London +18 52 £33,750 +20.53% 6
North of England +9 19 £40,000 +22.13% 4
South East +36 18 £32,500 -10.34% 1
London +23 16 £33,750 -20.58%
Midlands +6 7 £43,750 +75.00%
East of England -13 5 £21,000 -40.00% 1
Scotland +3 2 £24,500 -
South West -5 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Software 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 Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 68 (54.84%) SQL
2 42 (33.87%) Linux
3 39 (31.45%) SQL Server
4 34 (27.42%) Degree
5 27 (21.77%) ITIL
5 27 (21.77%) Windows
6 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
6 25 (20.16%) .NET
6 25 (20.16%) C#
7 23 (18.55%) Java
7 23 (18.55%) Python
8 21 (16.94%) Computer Science
9 18 (14.52%) DevOps
10 17 (13.71%) Oracle
11 16 (12.90%) Software Engineering
12 15 (12.10%) Big Data
13 14 (11.29%) RPG/400
13 14 (11.29%) RPG IV
13 14 (11.29%) RPG
13 14 (11.29%) JD Edwards
13 14 (11.29%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (10.48%) Synon
14 13 (10.48%) Unix
14 13 (10.48%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (10.48%) Data Centre
14 13 (10.48%) Kafka
14 13 (10.48%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (8.87%) C++
16 10 (8.06%) Finance

Software 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 13 (10.48%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (5.65%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.42%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.61%) CMS
4 2 (1.61%) Confluence
4 2 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.81%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) SaaS
2 5 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.23%) GitHub
4 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 8 (6.45%) VPN
2 3 (2.42%) HTTP
3 2 (1.61%) IPsec
3 2 (1.61%) LDAP
3 2 (1.61%) PCoIP
3 2 (1.61%) VLAN
4 1 (0.81%) DHCP
4 1 (0.81%) DNS
4 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.81%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) Intranet
4 1 (0.81%) PABX
4 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.81%) SMS
4 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (31.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.10%) Big Data
3 13 (10.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (6.45%) MySQL
4 8 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (5.65%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.03%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.61%) DB2
7 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.81%) GIS
8 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.81%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Synon
2 5 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.61%) JIRA
3 2 (1.61%) Subversion
3 2 (1.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.81%) Ant
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.81%) Gradle
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) Maven
4 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (8.06%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Billing
3 7 (5.65%) Banking
3 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.84%) Automotive
4 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.23%) Electronics
6 3 (2.42%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.42%) Marketing
7 2 (1.61%) Advertising
7 2 (1.61%) French Language
7 2 (1.61%) German Language
7 2 (1.61%) Military
8 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.16%) .NET
2 13 (10.48%) Kafka
3 7 (5.65%) XML
4 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.23%) Web Services
5 4 (3.23%) XSLT
6 3 (2.42%) HTML
6 3 (2.42%) J2EE
6 3 (2.42%) WinForms
7 2 (1.61%) Middleware
7 2 (1.61%) ODBC
7 2 (1.61%) REST
7 2 (1.61%) SOAP
7 2 (1.61%) Spring
7 2 (1.61%) WPF
8 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.81%) JNDI
8 1 (0.81%) LINQ
8 1 (0.81%) OAuth
8 1 (0.81%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.94%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.48%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.45%) iPad
5 3 (2.42%) Fintech
5 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) CCTV
6 1 (0.81%) Contactless
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (33.87%) Linux
2 27 (21.77%) Windows
3 13 (10.48%) Unix
4 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.65%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.03%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.61%) Solaris
8 2 (1.61%) VMS
8 2 (1.61%) zOS
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.77%) ITIL
2 18 (14.52%) DevOps
3 16 (12.90%) Software Engineering
4 9 (7.26%) Technical Analysis
5 8 (6.45%) Software Testing
5 8 (6.45%) Unit Testing
6 6 (4.84%) Test Automation
7 5 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.23%) MVC
8 4 (3.23%) System Testing
9 3 (2.42%) API Development
9 3 (2.42%) Change Management
9 3 (2.42%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (2.42%) Presales
10 2 (1.61%) Contract Management
10 2 (1.61%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.61%) OO
10 2 (1.61%) UML
10 2 (1.61%) Validation
10 2 (1.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 68 (54.84%) SQL
2 25 (20.16%) C#
3 23 (18.55%) Java
3 23 (18.55%) Python
4 14 (11.29%) RPG
4 14 (11.29%) RPG IV
4 14 (11.29%) RPG/400
5 11 (8.87%) C++
6 9 (7.26%) C
7 7 (5.65%) Perl
8 6 (4.84%) PHP
9 5 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.03%) VB
10 4 (3.23%) Delphi
10 4 (3.23%) Ruby
10 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (27.42%) Degree
2 14 (11.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.03%) CCA
4 5 (4.03%) CCNA
4 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (4.03%) MCSE
5 4 (3.23%) ISEB
6 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) MetaFrame
1 5 (4.03%) XenApp
2 4 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.61%) Nagios
2 2 (1.61%) Packer
2 2 (1.61%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.81%) Ansible
3 1 (0.81%) Mesos
3 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) Salt
3 1 (0.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.71%) Oracle
3 14 (11.29%) JD Edwards
4 6 (4.84%) Citrix
5 3 (2.42%) IBM
6 2 (1.61%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.61%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (0.81%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.81%) RedDot
7 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.81%) VMware
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