Period
to 26 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £29,750 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 66 67
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 34 54 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.94% 3.56% 4.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.07% 3.64% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 32 47 82
Kent median annual salary £29,750 £26,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.42% -20.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £21,025 £21,250 £24,775
90th Percentile £41,100 £33,750 £43,750
South East median annual salary £31,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year - -3.08% +3.17%

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 1,109 1,482 2,066
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 97.82% 98.05%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1,212 1,800
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +1 8 £32,500 -
Tonbridge - 6 £23,500 -
Folkestone +19 4 - -
Chatham +15 4 £27,500 +1.85%
Canterbury - 3 £21,500 -
Sevenoaks +6 2 £28,500 +9.62%
Dartford -1 2 £35,000 +55.56% 1
Maidstone - 1 £27,500 -
Rochester - 1 - -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 24 (70.59%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 17 (50.00%) VMware
4 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (38.24%) MCSE
6 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
7 12 (35.29%) Hyper-V
8 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
9 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (29.41%) MCP
9 10 (29.41%) Office 365
9 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
10 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (26.47%) A+ Certification
10 9 (26.47%) Citrix
11 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (20.59%) CCNA
11 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
13 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (14.71%) Degree
13 5 (14.71%) Cisco
13 5 (14.71%) LAN
13 5 (14.71%) WAN
13 5 (14.71%) ITIL
13 5 (14.71%) Migration
14 4 (11.76%) Firewall

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 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Office 365
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) LAN
1 5 (14.71%) WAN
2 4 (11.76%) Firewall
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) 4G
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (5.88%) VoIP
4 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.94%) ADSL
5 1 (2.94%) Broadband
5 1 (2.94%) DSL
5 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.94%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (8.82%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.88%) iPad
2 2 (5.88%) iPhone
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.94%) AS400
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 24 (70.59%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
2 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.82%) Linux
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (5.88%) Unix
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) ITIL
1 5 (14.71%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) Time Management
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (8.82%) OOP
4 2 (5.88%) B2B
4 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.88%) DevOps
4 2 (5.88%) Information Security
4 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.88%) Presales
4 2 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.94%) ITSM
5 1 (2.94%) OO
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) C++
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
2 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (38.24%) MCSE
3 10 (29.41%) MCP
4 9 (26.47%) A+ Certification
5 7 (20.59%) CCNA
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (14.71%) Degree
7 4 (11.76%) MCSA
8 3 (8.82%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.94%) CCENT
9 1 (2.94%) MCITP
9 1 (2.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) PMO
3 1 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (35.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.76%) XenApp
5 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
5 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.88%) MetaFrame
7 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) VMware
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (26.47%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) Apple
6 2 (5.88%) Capita
6 2 (5.88%) Google
6 2 (5.88%) Meraki
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds