Period
to 14 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £34,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

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

Support Engineer
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 82 64 107
Rank change year-on-year -18 +43 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 58 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.30% 3.56% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 3.66% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 25 48 39
10th Percentile £22,800 £25,000 £17,250
25th Percentile £26,000 £29,000 £22,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,500 £33,000 £27,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +20.00% -8.33%
75th Percentile £43,750 £35,000 £31,750
90th Percentile " £40,375 £34,000
South East median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1,163 1,584 2,261
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 97.30% 97.79%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1,337 2,018
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £27,675
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,500 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% - +7.78%
75th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,965 £75,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in West Sussex

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in West Sussex

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Support Engineer in West Sussex.

Salary trend for Support Engineer in West Sussex

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

Salary distribution for jobs citing Support Engineer in West Sussex over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in West Sussex

Support Engineer
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. 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
Chichester +10 10 £42,500 +93.18%
Horsham -3 9 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Crawley -16 4 £39,750 +13.57%
Worthing -3 2 £27,000 -18.18%
Burgess Hill +4 1 - -
Shoreham-by-Sea - 1 £42,000 -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 across the West Sussex region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
6 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
6 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
7 8 (28.57%) SQL
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) VMware
8 7 (25.00%) Social Skills
9 6 (21.43%) DevOps
9 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (21.43%) Azure
9 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
9 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
9 6 (21.43%) .NET
9 6 (21.43%) C#
9 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
10 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
10 5 (17.86%) IaaS
10 5 (17.86%) SaaS
10 5 (17.86%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (21.43%) Azure
3 5 (17.86%) IaaS
3 5 (17.86%) SaaS
4 3 (10.71%) OneDrive
5 1 (3.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.29%) DHCP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) Power BI
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
1 7 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Economy
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (10.71%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) DevOps
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (7.14%) Architectural Design
3 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.57%) Line Management
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.57%) Preventative Maintenance
4 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) CIW
1 2 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco
5 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) Mitel