The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 687 739 741
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 179 125 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 140 101 113
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99423 96838 103920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.66% 94.71% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83438 79404 90243
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Histogram in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
London +45 92 £29,000 -3.33% 7
South East +31 43 £31,500 +21.15% 3
West Midlands +4 14 £23,491 -2.12% 1
East of England -15 12 £25,000 -4.30% 1
North West -7 9 £25,500 +7.36% 1
South West -4 6 £24,500 -8.41% 1
Yorkshire -24 5 £24,750 -4.80% 1
East Midlands +30 4 £21,000 +6.32% 1
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 288 (86.49%) Windows
2 189 (56.76%) Active Directory
3 157 (47.15%) Windows 7
4 117 (35.14%) Microsoft
5 90 (27.03%) MS Excel
6 87 (26.13%) MS Office
6 87 (26.13%) ITIL
7 68 (20.42%) Finance
8 65 (19.52%) Windows XP
9 61 (18.32%) Citrix
10 56 (16.82%) Blackberry
11 55 (16.52%) MS Exchange
12 54 (16.22%) VMware
13 53 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 51 (15.32%) Cisco
15 48 (14.41%) LAN
16 44 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
17 39 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
18 38 (11.41%) Windows 8
18 38 (11.41%) SLA
19 37 (11.11%) TCP/IP
20 32 (9.61%) WAN
20 32 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
21 30 (9.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 30 (9.01%) Avaya
22 29 (8.71%) SCCM
23 28 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2010
23 28 (8.41%) Apple
24 25 (7.51%) DHCP
24 25 (7.51%) MCP

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 55 (16.52%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 28 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.20%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.80%) Lync
8 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (1.20%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.90%) IIS
10 3 (0.90%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
Applications
1 90 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 87 (26.13%) MS Office
3 5 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.60%) Revit
5 2 (0.60%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Eikon
2 2 (0.60%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.31%) Office 365
2 13 (3.90%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (14.41%) LAN
2 37 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 32 (9.61%) WAN
4 25 (7.51%) DHCP
5 24 (7.21%) DNS
6 21 (6.31%) VPN
7 14 (4.20%) Wireless
8 11 (3.30%) VoIP
8 11 (3.30%) Firewall
9 9 (2.70%) 3G
10 8 (2.40%) IP Telephony
10 8 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (2.40%) Internet
11 4 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.90%) Network Security
12 3 (0.90%) SSH
12 3 (0.90%) ADSL
13 2 (0.60%) Cisco IPT
14 1 (0.30%) DSL
14 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 68 (20.42%) Finance
2 13 (3.90%) Banking
3 10 (3.00%) Military
3 10 (3.00%) Electronics
4 9 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.70%) Retail
5 5 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.20%) Marketing
6 4 (1.20%) Front Office
7 3 (0.90%) Back Office
7 3 (0.90%) Law
7 3 (0.90%) Advertising
8 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.90%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.60%) Web Services
2 2 (0.60%) LAMP
3 1 (0.30%) XMPP
3 1 (0.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.82%) Blackberry
2 22 (6.61%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (4.20%) iPhone
4 10 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.00%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.70%) Hedge funds
5 9 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.10%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.10%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.80%) Replication
8 5 (1.50%) Clustering
8 5 (1.50%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.20%) iPad
9 4 (1.20%) Equities
10 3 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.60%) Social Network
11 2 (0.60%) iSeries
11 2 (0.60%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 288 (86.49%) Windows
2 157 (47.15%) Windows 7
3 65 (19.52%) Windows XP
4 53 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (11.41%) Windows 8
7 23 (6.91%) Android
8 20 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (5.41%) Windows 2000
10 14 (4.20%) Mac OS X
10 14 (4.20%) Apple iOS
11 12 (3.60%) Windows Vista
12 8 (2.40%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.80%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.20%) Linux
15 2 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.30%) UNIX
16 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (26.13%) ITIL
2 19 (5.71%) Service Management
3 13 (3.90%) Service Delivery
3 13 (3.90%) Asset Management
4 7 (2.10%) ITSM
4 7 (2.10%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (1.80%) ITIL V3
5 6 (1.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (1.80%) Incident Management
6 5 (1.50%) Change Management
6 5 (1.50%) Software Deployment
7 4 (1.20%) Change Control
7 4 (1.20%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (1.20%) Migration
7 4 (1.20%) CRM
8 3 (0.90%) B2B
8 3 (0.90%) Configuration Management
8 3 (0.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (0.90%) Problem Management
8 3 (0.90%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.80%) SQL
2 11 (3.30%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.90%) PHP
3 3 (0.90%) Python
4 2 (0.60%) Java
5 1 (0.30%) Perl
5 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.30%) VBScript
5 1 (0.30%) VB
5 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (7.51%) MCP
3 23 (6.91%) Degree
4 20 (6.01%) Security Cleared
5 19 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.20%) MCSE
7 9 (2.70%) MCDST
8 8 (2.40%) MCSA
9 7 (2.10%) MCITP
10 6 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.50%) MCTS
12 4 (1.20%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.90%) CCNA
13 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.30%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.41%) SLA
System Software
1 189 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.41%) XenApp
4 16 (4.80%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.40%) vSphere
6 6 (1.80%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.20%) Xen
9 2 (0.60%) XenServer
10 1 (0.30%) Firmware
10 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (8.71%) SCCM
2 12 (3.60%) WSUS
3 10 (3.00%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.20%) SCOM
6 3 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.60%) Nagios
7 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.30%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.30%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.30%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 117 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 61 (18.32%) Citrix
3 54 (16.22%) VMware
4 51 (15.32%) Cisco
5 30 (9.01%) Avaya
6 28 (8.41%) Apple
7 17 (5.11%) Remedy
8 15 (4.50%) Symantec
9 14 (4.20%) HP
10 12 (3.60%) Dell
10 12 (3.60%) LANDesk
11 11 (3.30%) Reuters
11 11 (3.30%) Bloomberg
12 9 (2.70%) Mitel
13 7 (2.10%) Altiris
13 7 (2.10%) Adobe
14 6 (1.80%) SAP
14 6 (1.80%) Google
15 5 (1.50%) Wyse
16 4 (1.20%) Polycom
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