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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 720 760 713
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 159 109 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 130 89 134
Average salary £27,500 £25,750 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% -0.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,695 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -3.84%
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
100772 93375 103116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.47% 94.32% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 82602 78321 88425
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -11 68 £29,000 +9.95% 16
South East +15 40 £27,250 +9.00% 6
West Midlands -2 16 £24,000 -17.94% 1
East of England -7 14 £25,000 +8.69% 2
South West -7 9 £23,000 +3.37%
Yorkshire -41 5 £24,500 +8.88%
East Midlands -3 4 £22,250 +23.61% 1
North West -19 3 £21,000 -20.75% 1
North East -11 2 £27,500 -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 256 (81.53%) Windows
2 155 (49.36%) Active Directory
3 127 (40.45%) Windows 7
4 97 (30.89%) Microsoft
5 77 (24.52%) Windows XP
6 76 (24.20%) MS Office
7 66 (21.02%) MS Excel
8 65 (20.70%) Finance
9 63 (20.06%) ITIL
10 56 (17.83%) Blackberry
11 51 (16.24%) TCP/IP
12 49 (15.61%) MS Exchange
13 48 (15.29%) VMware
14 47 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
15 45 (14.33%) DNS
16 44 (14.01%) DHCP
16 44 (14.01%) LAN
17 43 (13.69%) Apple
18 35 (11.15%) Windows Server 2003
19 34 (10.83%) WAN
19 34 (10.83%) Cisco
20 33 (10.51%) Citrix
20 33 (10.51%) Degree
21 31 (9.87%) Security Cleared
22 27 (8.60%) SC Cleared
22 27 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
22 27 (8.60%) Windows 8
23 26 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
24 24 (7.64%) SQL
25 23 (7.32%) VPN

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 49 (15.61%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 22 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.46%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.18%) IBM Notes
7 9 (2.87%) Lync
7 9 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.59%) IIS
9 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.64%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 76 (24.20%) MS Office
2 66 (21.02%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.14%) Office 365
2 6 (1.91%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.24%) TCP/IP
2 45 (14.33%) DNS
3 44 (14.01%) LAN
3 44 (14.01%) DHCP
4 34 (10.83%) WAN
5 23 (7.32%) VPN
6 20 (6.37%) Wireless
7 13 (4.14%) Firewall
8 12 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (3.50%) Internet
10 9 (2.87%) VoIP
11 6 (1.91%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.59%) FTP
12 5 (1.59%) 3G
12 5 (1.59%) SAN
13 4 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (0.96%) DSL
14 3 (0.96%) SMTP
15 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
15 1 (0.32%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 65 (20.70%) Finance
2 11 (3.50%) Back Office
3 8 (2.55%) Marketing
4 6 (1.91%) Military
4 6 (1.91%) Banking
5 5 (1.59%) Retail
5 5 (1.59%) Front Office
5 5 (1.59%) Electronics
5 5 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.27%) Law
6 4 (1.27%) Advertising
7 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.27%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.64%) Web Services
3 1 (0.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.83%) Blackberry
2 18 (5.73%) iPhone
3 17 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (4.78%) PDA
5 13 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.82%) Smartphone
7 11 (3.50%) Hedge funds
8 9 (2.87%) iPad
9 8 (2.55%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.59%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.59%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.59%) Clustering
11 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.27%) iSeries
12 2 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.64%) Equities
12 2 (0.64%) BBC
12 2 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 256 (81.53%) Windows
2 127 (40.45%) Windows 7
3 77 (24.52%) Windows XP
4 47 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (11.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (8.60%) Windows 8
7 23 (7.32%) Android
8 17 (5.41%) Apple iOS
9 14 (4.46%) Mac OS X
10 12 (3.82%) Mac OS
11 10 (3.18%) Windows 2000
12 9 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (2.23%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (1.27%) Linux
16 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.06%) ITIL
2 15 (4.78%) Asset Management
2 15 (4.78%) Mobile Device Management
3 10 (3.18%) Service Management
3 10 (3.18%) Migration
4 8 (2.55%) Service Delivery
4 8 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (2.55%) Investment Management
5 7 (2.23%) Incident Management
6 6 (1.91%) ITIL V3
7 4 (1.27%) Mentoring
7 4 (1.27%) Load Balancing
7 4 (1.27%) Change Control
7 4 (1.27%) Change Management
8 3 (0.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (0.96%) ITSM
8 3 (0.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (0.96%) Software Deployment
8 3 (0.96%) Problem Management
8 3 (0.96%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.64%) SQL
2 9 (2.87%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.64%) Java
3 2 (0.64%) PHP
3 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
3 2 (0.64%) VBScript
3 2 (0.64%) VB
3 2 (0.64%) Python
4 1 (0.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (10.51%) Degree
2 31 (9.87%) Security Cleared
3 27 (8.60%) SC Cleared
4 26 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.14%) MCP
5 13 (4.14%) MCSE
6 8 (2.55%) MCSA
7 6 (1.91%) MCDST
7 6 (1.91%) MCTS
7 6 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.59%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.27%) CCNA
9 4 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.96%) MCITP
11 2 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.32%) HNC
12 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.05%) SLA
System Software
1 155 (49.36%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.10%) XenApp
4 13 (4.14%) vSphere
5 12 (3.82%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.23%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.64%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.64%) XenServer
10 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (7.32%) SCCM
2 10 (3.18%) Backup Exec
3 9 (2.87%) WSUS
4 6 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.27%) SCOM
6 2 (0.64%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.64%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.64%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.32%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
7 1 (0.32%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 97 (30.89%) Microsoft
2 48 (15.29%) VMware
3 43 (13.69%) Apple
4 34 (10.83%) Cisco
5 33 (10.51%) Citrix
6 19 (6.05%) Symantec
7 14 (4.46%) Dell
7 14 (4.46%) HP
7 14 (4.46%) Bloomberg
8 13 (4.14%) Remedy
9 12 (3.82%) LANDesk
10 11 (3.50%) Autodesk
10 11 (3.50%) Juniper
11 10 (3.18%) Avaya
11 10 (3.18%) Lotus
11 10 (3.18%) Reuters
12 9 (2.87%) Altiris
13 7 (2.23%) SAP
14 6 (1.91%) Adobe
14 6 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
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