The median annual salary for a 1st Line Support Engineer was £22,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support Engineer
South East / Kent
Rank 74 104 88
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Engineer 9 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.12% 0.26% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.27% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 7
Median salary £22,500 £23,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £22,000 £22,500 £20,000
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 782 1117 905
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.38% 97.73% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 639 970 813
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

1st Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent that featured 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in Kent

1st Line Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Engineer in Kent.

Salary trend for 1st Line Support Engineer in Kent

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 1st Line 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 across the Kent region featuring 1st Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) E-Commerce
1 11 (91.67%) Windows XP
1 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
1 11 (91.67%) TCP/IP
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
1 11 (91.67%) Citrix
1 11 (91.67%) Internet
1 11 (91.67%) Blackberry
1 11 (91.67%) Mac OS
1 11 (91.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 11 (91.67%) Windows 8
2 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (75.00%) SLA
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA

1st Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 11 (91.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
1 11 (91.67%) Internet
1 11 (91.67%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Blackberry
2 9 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Mac OS
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows 8
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
1 11 (91.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Citrix
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco