Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Support Engineer was £31,250 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 54 45
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 33 56 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.22% 4.40% 5.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 4.48% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 34 52 80
Kent median annual salary £31,250 £26,500 £29,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.92% -10.92% -0.83%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £38,525 £43,750 £38,500
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 992 1,251 1,749
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 98.35% 98.20%
Number of salaries quoted 870 1,073 1,538
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,580 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +9 8 £32,500 -
Maidstone -11 5 £27,500 -29.94%
Whitstable - 4 £37,500 -
Tonbridge - 2 £22,250 -
Stansted -3 1 £27,500 +44.74%
Chatham -4 1 £22,000 -20.00% 1
Sevenoaks - 1 £31,000 -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 11 (33.33%) Office 365
6 10 (30.30%) VMware
7 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
9 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (21.21%) Citrix
9 7 (21.21%) MCSE
9 7 (21.21%) SQL
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (18.18%) MCP
10 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (18.18%) CCNA
11 5 (15.15%) A+ Certification
11 5 (15.15%) Finance
11 5 (15.15%) Migration
11 5 (15.15%) Linux
11 5 (15.15%) ITIL
11 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
12 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (12.12%) JIRA

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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Office 365
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) G Suite
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.12%) VoIP
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.06%) SAN
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) 4G
4 1 (3.03%) 802.11
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) Telnet
4 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) AS400
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.03%) iPad
2 1 (3.03%) iPhone
2 1 (3.03%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.15%) Linux
4 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) AIX
5 4 (12.12%) HPUX
5 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (12.12%) Solaris
5 4 (12.12%) SUSE
5 4 (12.12%) Unix
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
1 5 (15.15%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) B2B
4 2 (6.06%) OOP
4 2 (6.06%) Presales
5 1 (3.03%) Active Listening
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (3.03%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (3.03%) ITSM
5 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (21.21%) MCSE
3 6 (18.18%) CCNA
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (18.18%) MCP
4 5 (15.15%) A+ Certification
5 2 (6.06%) Degree
6 1 (3.03%) CCENT
6 1 (3.03%) MCDST
System Software
1 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
3 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.12%) Sun
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (6.06%) Google
7 1 (3.03%) Adobe
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
7 1 (3.03%) Aruba
7 1 (3.03%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.03%) Remedy
7 1 (3.03%) Sage
7 1 (3.03%) Veeam