The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 65 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.86% 2.88% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 2.96% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 28 27 19
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,500 £37,600
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
949 1012 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.94% 97.12% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 782 873 656
Average salary £40,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.60% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Support Engineer Salary Trend in Kent

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Support Engineer Salary Histogram in Kent

Support Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +4 12 £37,500 +15.38% 1
West Malling -2 2 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Whitstable - 2 £25,000 -
Tunbridge Wells +24 1 £13,750 -38.88%
Chatham - 1 £21,500 -
Dartford - 1 £32,500 -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 52 (76.47%) Windows
2 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 35 (51.47%) MS Office
4 32 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 31 (45.59%) Firewall
6 29 (42.65%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (39.71%) Cisco
8 25 (36.76%) CCNA
8 25 (36.76%) MS Exchange
9 24 (35.29%) MS Excel
9 24 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (35.29%) VMware
10 22 (32.35%) Windows 7
11 18 (26.47%) MCSE
12 16 (23.53%) Citrix
12 16 (23.53%) Windows 8
13 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (20.59%) MCITP
14 14 (20.59%) Blackberry
14 14 (20.59%) Wireless
15 13 (19.12%) Hyper-V
16 12 (17.65%) WAN
16 12 (17.65%) Windows XP
16 12 (17.65%) Linux
17 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
17 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
17 11 (16.18%) F5
18 10 (14.71%) SCCM
18 10 (14.71%) Cisco ASA

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (36.76%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2000
4 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.94%) IIS
7 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.94%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 35 (51.47%) MS Office
2 24 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 8 (11.76%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (45.59%) Firewall
2 14 (20.59%) Wireless
3 12 (17.65%) WAN
4 10 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (14.71%) LAN
5 9 (13.24%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (10.29%) Internet
7 5 (7.35%) BGP
7 5 (7.35%) OSPF
7 5 (7.35%) ADSL
8 4 (5.88%) Broadband
9 3 (4.41%) RIP
9 3 (4.41%) VPN
9 3 (4.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (4.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.94%) DNS
10 2 (2.94%) MPLS
10 2 (2.94%) DHCP
10 2 (2.94%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Advertising
3 2 (2.94%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Middleware
1 1 (1.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.94%) PDA
2 2 (2.94%) AS400
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.47%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 52 (76.47%) Windows
2 22 (32.35%) Windows 7
3 16 (23.53%) Windows 8
4 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 12 (17.65%) Linux
6 9 (13.24%) Mac OS X
6 9 (13.24%) Windows 2000 Server
7 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
2 7 (10.29%) ITIL
3 6 (8.82%) CRM
3 6 (8.82%) Change Management
4 3 (4.41%) Network Design
5 2 (2.94%) Operations Management
5 2 (2.94%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.94%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.94%) Migration
6 1 (1.47%) UML
6 1 (1.47%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) PHP
2 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.94%) VBScript
2 2 (2.94%) C#
2 2 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (42.65%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (36.76%) CCNA
3 24 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (26.47%) MCSE
5 14 (20.59%) MCITP
6 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 7 (10.29%) MCP
7 7 (10.29%) Degree
8 6 (8.82%) CCNP
8 6 (8.82%) JNCIA
8 6 (8.82%) CCSA
9 5 (7.35%) A+ Certification
9 5 (7.35%) HNC
9 5 (7.35%) HND
10 4 (5.88%) MCSA
10 4 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (4.41%) CCSE
11 3 (4.41%) JNCIS
12 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.12%) Hyper-V
3 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.88%) vSphere
6 2 (2.94%) XenApp
6 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.94%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.94%) SCOM
3 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.94%) Foglight
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 38 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 27 (39.71%) Cisco
3 24 (35.29%) VMware
4 16 (23.53%) Citrix
5 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
5 11 (16.18%) F5
6 10 (14.71%) McAfee
7 9 (13.24%) Blue Coat
7 9 (13.24%) Websense
7 9 (13.24%) Avaya
7 9 (13.24%) Juniper
7 9 (13.24%) Apple
7 9 (13.24%) SonicWALL
7 9 (13.24%) Aruba
7 9 (13.24%) Lumension
8 6 (8.82%) Trend Micro
8 6 (8.82%) Clearswift
9 3 (4.41%) Veeam
9 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.94%) WatchGuard
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £28,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Westerham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago