The median annual salary for a Software Support Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Support Engineer
UK
Rank 795 879 864
Rank change year-on-year +84 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 54 67 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.065% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.068% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 42 59 77
Median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.17% -3.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £23,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £29,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +3.44% -7.93%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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%  

Software Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Support Engineer in the UK

Software 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 Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 47 £32,500 +8.33% 13
North West - 15 £32,500 - 1
South East +61 12 £42,000 +48.67% 5
London +67 10 £58,750 +67.85% 3
Manchester - 10 £31,250 - 1
Yorkshire +28 6 £26,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £26,500 - 1
Leeds - 6 £26,500 - 1
Berkshire +30 5 £39,000 +41.81%
Warrington - 5 £37,500 -
Cheshire - 5 £37,500 -
Kent - 4 - -
Reading +39 3 £25,000 -20.63%
Cardiff - 3 £30,000 -
Chatham - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 £30,000 -
Wales - 3 £30,000 -
Surrey +36 2 £50,000 +65.28%
South West +23 2 £23,750 +6.74% 2
Guildford +22 2 £50,000 +53.84%
Bracknell +10 2 £57,000 +156.17%
West Midlands +32 1 £42,500 +44.06%
East of England +32 1 £27,500 -10.56% 1
Hampshire +18 1 £22,500 -25.61%
Birmingham +18 1 £42,500 +44.06%
Cambridgeshire +18 1 £27,500 +3.77% 1
Cambridge +10 1 £27,500 +3.77% 1
Fareham +9 1 £22,500 -21.05%
Chessington - 1 £42,500 -
Bristol - 1 £27,500 - 1

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 62 (60.78%) SQL
2 37 (36.27%) SQL Server
3 36 (35.29%) MS Excel
4 33 (32.35%) Windows
5 26 (25.49%) Linux
6 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
7 24 (23.53%) .NET
7 24 (23.53%) Degree
8 22 (21.57%) C#
9 21 (20.59%) Java
10 18 (17.65%) Software Engineering
11 17 (16.67%) Python
12 13 (12.75%) MS Office
13 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
13 12 (11.76%) MySQL
14 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
14 11 (10.78%) Ruby
14 11 (10.78%) NoSQL
15 10 (9.80%) ITIL
15 10 (9.80%) SLA
15 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
16 9 (8.82%) JD Edwards
16 9 (8.82%) MS Visio
16 9 (8.82%) RPG
16 9 (8.82%) RPG/400
16 9 (8.82%) RPG IV
16 9 (8.82%) OpenStack
16 9 (8.82%) Ruby on Rails
17 8 (7.84%) Software Testing
17 8 (7.84%) Presales

Software 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 9 (8.82%) OpenStack
2 5 (4.90%) CMS
3 2 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.96%) IIS
3 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.98%) JBoss
4 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.75%) MS Office
3 9 (8.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) SaaS
2 5 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.94%) GitHub
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.86%) VPN
3 3 (2.94%) Firewall
4 2 (1.96%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (0.98%) DHCP
5 1 (0.98%) DNS
5 1 (0.98%) LAN
5 1 (0.98%) PABX
5 1 (0.98%) Wireless
5 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (36.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) MySQL
3 11 (10.78%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.92%) Big Data
6 2 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Synon
2 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.98%) Ant
3 1 (0.98%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (0.98%) Gradle
3 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) Maven
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.84%) Billing
2 8 (7.84%) Finance
3 4 (3.92%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Electronics
4 3 (2.94%) Games
4 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.53%) .NET
2 9 (8.82%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (7.84%) XML
4 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.92%) HTML
5 4 (3.92%) XSLT
6 3 (2.94%) WinForms
7 2 (1.96%) Kafka
7 2 (1.96%) SOAP
7 2 (1.96%) Spring
7 2 (1.96%) Web Services
8 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.98%) CSS
8 1 (0.98%) J2EE
8 1 (0.98%) JDBC
8 1 (0.98%) JNDI
8 1 (0.98%) JSP
8 1 (0.98%) OAuth
8 1 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.98%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.92%) iPad
5 2 (1.96%) CCTV
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) AS400
6 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (32.35%) Windows
2 26 (25.49%) Linux
3 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.90%) Unix
6 2 (1.96%) Solaris
6 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.98%) VMS
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.65%) Software Engineering
2 10 (9.80%) ITIL
3 8 (7.84%) Presales
3 8 (7.84%) Software Testing
4 7 (6.86%) Problem Management
4 7 (6.86%) Validation
4 7 (6.86%) WFM
5 5 (4.90%) Content Management
5 5 (4.90%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (3.92%) DevOps
6 4 (3.92%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.92%) Unit Testing
7 3 (2.94%) API Development
7 3 (2.94%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (2.94%) MVC
7 3 (2.94%) Software Delivery
7 3 (2.94%) System Testing
8 2 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Modelling
8 2 (1.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 62 (60.78%) SQL
2 22 (21.57%) C#
3 21 (20.59%) Java
4 17 (16.67%) Python
5 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.78%) Ruby
7 9 (8.82%) RPG
7 9 (8.82%) RPG IV
7 9 (8.82%) RPG/400
8 7 (6.86%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.92%) Delphi
10 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.94%) C
10 3 (2.94%) Perl
10 3 (2.94%) PHP
10 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.96%) C++
11 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (23.53%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.94%) CCA
3 3 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (2.94%) MCSA
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.94%) VCP5
4 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.94%) vSphere
1 3 (2.94%) XenApp
1 3 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Nagios
1 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.96%) Opsview
1 2 (1.96%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) Ansible
2 1 (0.98%) Salt
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
2 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.82%) JD Edwards
3 6 (5.88%) Oracle
4 4 (3.92%) Citrix
5 3 (2.94%) Cisco
5 3 (2.94%) Dell
5 3 (2.94%) EMC
5 3 (2.94%) VMware
6 2 (1.96%) Facebook
6 2 (1.96%) Splunk
7 1 (0.98%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.98%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.98%) Google
7 1 (0.98%) IFS
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.98%) Remedy
7 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.98%) Veeam
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