The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 226 206 208
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 8 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8 19 19
Average salary £27,250 £31,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.49% +34.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £23,900 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £34,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +6.12%
Desktop 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 Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4890 5327 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.88% 95.93% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3997 3957 3809
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
Reading -2 4 £26,500 -18.46%
Slough -1 3 £28,000 +1.81%
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Desktop 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 Desktop Support Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
3 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
4 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
5 10 (58.82%) DNS
5 10 (58.82%) DHCP
6 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
7 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
8 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
8 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
8 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
9 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
10 5 (29.41%) MS Office
11 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
11 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
11 4 (23.53%) HP
11 4 (23.53%) Dell
11 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
11 4 (23.53%) Apple
11 4 (23.53%) Terminal Services
11 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
12 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (17.65%) Polycom
12 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
12 3 (17.65%) Wireless
12 3 (17.65%) ITIL
12 3 (17.65%) VoIP

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Desktop 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 Desktop Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
4 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) DHCP
1 10 (58.82%) DNS
2 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) VoIP
3 3 (17.65%) Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) Skype
4 2 (11.76%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
7 2 (11.76%) Android
7 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Apple
2 4 (23.53%) Dell
2 4 (23.53%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Polycom
4 2 (11.76%) Altiris
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Dell KACE
4 2 (11.76%) Mitel
4 2 (11.76%) Toshiba
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Kaspersky
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy