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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 66 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 34 38 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.32% 3.46% 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 3.53% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 33 36 20
Average salary £28,500 £27,250 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.58% -1.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £21,808
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,250 £35,500
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
995 1075 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.17% 97.82% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 831 924 689
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 14 £33,000 +5.60%
Chatham - 2 £28,250 -
Dartford - 1 £32,500 - 1
Stansted - 1 - -
Whitstable - 1 £25,000 - 1
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 53 (79.10%) Windows
2 34 (50.75%) Microsoft
2 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
3 33 (49.25%) MS Office
3 33 (49.25%) Firewall
4 30 (44.78%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (43.28%) Cisco
6 26 (38.81%) CCNA
6 26 (38.81%) MS Excel
6 26 (38.81%) MS Exchange
7 25 (37.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (37.31%) VMware
8 23 (34.33%) Windows 7
9 20 (29.85%) MCSE
10 18 (26.87%) Citrix
11 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (22.39%) Windows 8
13 14 (20.90%) F5
13 14 (20.90%) CheckPoint
13 14 (20.90%) WAN
14 13 (19.40%) Wireless
14 13 (19.40%) Hyper-V
14 13 (19.40%) SCCM
14 13 (19.40%) Problem Management
15 12 (17.91%) MCITP
15 12 (17.91%) Blackberry
15 12 (17.91%) LAN
15 12 (17.91%) Windows XP
16 11 (16.42%) Linux
16 11 (16.42%) ITIL

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (38.81%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2000
4 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.99%) IIS
6 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.99%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 33 (49.25%) MS Office
2 26 (38.81%) MS Excel
3 8 (11.94%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (49.25%) Firewall
2 14 (20.90%) WAN
3 13 (19.40%) Wireless
4 12 (17.91%) LAN
5 10 (14.93%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (13.43%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (11.94%) OSPF
7 8 (11.94%) BGP
8 7 (10.45%) Internet
9 5 (7.46%) MPLS
9 5 (7.46%) BIG-IP
9 5 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (5.97%) ADSL
11 3 (4.48%) Broadband
11 3 (4.48%) RIP
11 3 (4.48%) VPN
11 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 2 (2.99%) DNS
12 2 (2.99%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Advertising
3 2 (2.99%) Games
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) J2EE
1 1 (1.49%) Middleware
1 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.46%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) AS400
4 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.49%) PDA
4 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.49%) Physics
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 53 (79.10%) Windows
2 23 (34.33%) Windows 7
3 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (22.39%) Windows 8
5 12 (17.91%) Windows XP
6 11 (16.42%) Linux
7 9 (13.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (11.94%) Mac OS X
8 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Problem Management
2 11 (16.42%) ITIL
3 6 (8.96%) CRM
3 6 (8.96%) Change Management
4 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.46%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.48%) Network Design
5 3 (4.48%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.49%) UML
7 1 (1.49%) Migration
7 1 (1.49%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) C#
2 2 (2.99%) C++
2 2 (2.99%) PHP
2 2 (2.99%) SQL
2 2 (2.99%) VBScript
2 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (44.78%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (38.81%) CCNA
3 25 (37.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (29.85%) MCSE
5 12 (17.91%) MCITP
6 9 (13.43%) CCNP
7 7 (10.45%) MCSA
7 7 (10.45%) Degree
8 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.96%) MCP
8 6 (8.96%) CCSA
8 6 (8.96%) JNCIA
9 5 (7.46%) HNC
9 5 (7.46%) HND
9 5 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.97%) A+ Certification
11 3 (4.48%) JNCIS
11 3 (4.48%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (4.48%) CCSE
12 1 (1.49%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.40%) Hyper-V
3 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (8.96%) vSphere
6 5 (7.46%) XenApp
6 5 (7.46%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.99%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) SCCM
2 7 (10.45%) Backup Exec
3 5 (7.46%) Foglight
3 5 (7.46%) SCOM
3 5 (7.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (50.75%) Microsoft
2 29 (43.28%) Cisco
3 25 (37.31%) VMware
4 18 (26.87%) Citrix
5 14 (20.90%) CheckPoint
5 14 (20.90%) F5
6 10 (14.93%) McAfee
7 9 (13.43%) Websense
7 9 (13.43%) Blue Coat
7 9 (13.43%) SonicWALL
7 9 (13.43%) Juniper
7 9 (13.43%) Lumension
7 9 (13.43%) Aruba
8 8 (11.94%) Apple
8 8 (11.94%) Avaya
9 6 (8.96%) Clearswift
9 6 (8.96%) Veeam
9 6 (8.96%) SolarWinds
9 6 (8.96%) Trend Micro
10 2 (2.99%) WatchGuard
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