Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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 > Kent
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 57 50
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 39 67 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.40% 4.67% 4.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 4.76% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 42 62 86
Kent median annual salary £31,000 £26,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.98% -18.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £20,775 £21,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £38,750 £43,250 £43,750
South East median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 1,099 1,408 2,045
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 98.05% 98.27%
Number of salaries quoted 960 1,199 1,789
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,450
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer 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 in Kent.

Salary trend for Support Engineer in Kent

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Kent over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Support Engineer in Kent

Support Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
Tunbridge Wells +10 10 £32,500 - 1
Tonbridge - 6 £22,500 - 2
Chatham +10 4 £27,500 -8.33%
Maidstone +9 3 £24,250 +1.04%
Sevenoaks +6 3 £29,500 +13.46%
Canterbury - 3 £21,500 -
Dartford -8 1 £35,000 +32.08% 2
Rochester - 1 - -
Whitstable - 1 £37,500 -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 Kent region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (66.67%) Windows
1 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (51.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (48.72%) VMware
4 17 (43.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (41.03%) MCSE
5 16 (41.03%) MS Exchange
5 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
6 15 (38.46%) Office 365
6 15 (38.46%) Hyper-V
7 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (33.33%) MCP
7 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (28.21%) A+ Certification
9 10 (25.64%) CCNA
9 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (20.51%) Citrix
12 7 (17.95%) LAN
12 7 (17.95%) Migration
12 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (17.95%) Windows 8
13 6 (15.38%) Windows 10
13 6 (15.38%) WAN
13 6 (15.38%) ITIL
13 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
14 5 (12.82%) Cisco

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 16 (41.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.56%) CMS
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Joomla!
Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.56%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) Office 365
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) LAN
2 6 (15.38%) WAN
3 4 (10.26%) DHCP
3 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) Firewall
4 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.13%) 4G
5 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP
6 1 (2.56%) 802.11
6 1 (2.56%) ADSL
6 1 (2.56%) Broadband
6 1 (2.56%) DSL
6 1 (2.56%) Internet
6 1 (2.56%) SAN
6 1 (2.56%) SSL
6 1 (2.56%) Telnet
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 3 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.13%) iPad
2 2 (5.13%) iPhone
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) AS400
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.56%) Fintech
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
3 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) Windows 8
5 6 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (7.69%) Linux
8 2 (5.13%) Android
8 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.56%) AIX
9 1 (2.56%) HPUX
9 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.56%) Solaris
9 1 (2.56%) SUSE
9 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) ITIL
3 3 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (7.69%) OOP
4 2 (5.13%) B2B
4 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.13%) Presales
4 2 (5.13%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (5.13%) Time Management
5 1 (2.56%) Active Listening
5 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.56%) Change Management
5 1 (2.56%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.56%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (2.56%) ITSM
5 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.56%) OO
5 1 (2.56%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Perl
2 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
3 1 (2.56%) VB
3 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (41.03%) MCSE
3 13 (33.33%) MCP
4 11 (28.21%) A+ Certification
5 10 (25.64%) CCNA
5 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (12.82%) Degree
7 4 (10.26%) MCSA
8 3 (7.69%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.56%) CCENT
9 1 (2.56%) MCDST
9 1 (2.56%) MCITP
9 1 (2.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) GDPR
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (43.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (38.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.26%) XenApp
5 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.13%) MetaFrame
6 2 (5.13%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) VMware
2 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.51%) Citrix
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
5 4 (10.26%) Apple
6 3 (7.69%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Capita
7 2 (5.13%) Google
7 2 (5.13%) Meraki
8 1 (2.56%) Adobe
8 1 (2.56%) Aruba
8 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle
8 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.56%) Sun
8 1 (2.56%) Veeam