The table below looks at the statistics for the Help Desk 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 Help Desk Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Engineer
Rank 215 212 208
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 11 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.12% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 16
Average salary £20,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,500 £22,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Help Desk 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
5462 5257 5323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.33% 93.16% 94.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3813 4136 4455
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Help Desk Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Help Desk Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Help Desk Engineer
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Help Desk Engineer Salary Trend in Berkshire

Help Desk 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 Help Desk Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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 0 5 £21,000 -25.66%
Bracknell - 4 £17,250 -
Help Desk Engineer
South East

Help Desk Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Engineer in their job title.

1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
4 9 (39.13%) VMware
5 7 (30.43%) SUSE
5 7 (30.43%) Debian
5 7 (30.43%) CentOS
5 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Ubuntu
5 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
6 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
6 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
7 5 (21.74%) VPN
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) vSphere
8 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (17.39%) iSCSI
8 4 (17.39%) GNVQ

Help Desk Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
1 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (21.74%) VPN
3 4 (17.39%) iSCSI
3 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) DHCP
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) iPhone
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 11 (47.83%) Linux
4 7 (30.43%) SUSE
4 7 (30.43%) Debian
4 7 (30.43%) CentOS
4 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (30.43%) Ubuntu
5 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
5 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) Android
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Vista
7 4 (17.39%) Mac OS X
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
1 4 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) GNVQ
1 4 (17.39%) CEH
1 4 (17.39%) MCITP
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
1 4 (17.39%) CCNA
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (17.39%) MCSE
1 4 (17.39%) MCP
1 4 (17.39%) ACSP
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) vSphere
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
3 4 (17.39%) Symantec
3 4 (17.39%) Apple
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco
3 4 (17.39%) Acronis
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix