IT support engineers employed in the UK typically earn between £14,715 and £34,456 a year including bonuses, with the median salary at £22,975 a year according to Payscale. The reported bonuses amount to up to £3,530 a year, and earnings from profit sharing are generally in the range from £650 to £3,250 a year.
IT support engineers' salaries can vary depending on location among other factors. For instance, professionals based in London typically make between £17,682 and £36,341 a year, with the average salary around £25,647 a year, those working in Manchester earn between £10,304 and £28,622 a year, with the median salary at £17,192 a year, professionals employed in Glasgow earn £19,500 a year, and those working in Birmingham make £17,848 a year on average.
IT support engineers employed in entry-level jobs typically have salaries in the range from £13,540 to £29,573 a year, with the average salary around £20,611 a year according to Payscale. These professionals report earning bonuses in the amount of up to £3,563 a year.
Starting salaries can vary significantly from city to city. For example, IT support engineers employed in London typically earn between £16,913 and £31,358 a year, with the median salary at £23,549 a year, while professionals working in Birmingham make £16,999 a year on average.
The average contract rate for IT support engineers employed in the UK is £155 per day according to IT Jobs Watch. 90 percent of engineers report earning more than £131 per day, and 10 percent are offered a daily rate of more than £246. The median rate for the UK not including London is slightly higher than the overall average, at £160 per day.
The median hourly rate for IT support engineers employed on a contract basis is £13 according to IT Jobs Watch. 90 percent of these professionals make more than £10.13 per hour, and 10 percent are offered an hourly rate of more than £23. The median contract rate for the UK excluding London is slightly lower than the overall average, at £12.50 per hour.
General salary information
The median salary for IT support engineers employed in the UK is £22,603 a year according to MySalary.co.uk. The average salary for the profession has been more or less steady in recent years, with the median annual salary for 2011 reported at £23,324, and an average of £22,476 a year reported for 2010.
IT support engineers' salaries can vary significantly from region to region. Professionals employed in the North West earn £35,000 a year on average, those in Yorkshire and the North East make £29,000 a year, engineers working in the South East earn £25,534 a year, those in the Midlands make £25,500 on average, professionals employed in London earn £23,420 a year, those working in the South West are paid £20,950 annually, and engineers based in Scotland earn £19,750 a year on average.
IT support engineers' salaries tend to increase with age. Professionals in their 20s earn around £16,953 a year, those in their 30s make £22,151 a year, and engineers in their 40s and 50s earn £26,220 a year on average.
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