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

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 712 763 710
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 178 108 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 137 92 140
Average salary £27,500 £28,250 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.65% +6.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,850 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,300 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.96%
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
101292 96397 99033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.56% 94.69% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 84530 80263 85347
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 £67,500 £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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +17 79 £28,500 -4.20% 11
South East +14 46 £27,500 +5.76% 6
West Midlands +12 17 £24,000 -5.88% 1
East of England -19 15 £25,500 +2.00% 3
South West -17 11 £23,000 -8.00% 1
Yorkshire -34 5 £23,000 +12.19%
North West -15 4 £26,500 +4.95% 2
East Midlands +17 3 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 285 (84.32%) Windows
2 178 (52.66%) Active Directory
3 144 (42.60%) Windows 7
4 111 (32.84%) Microsoft
5 81 (23.96%) MS Excel
6 80 (23.67%) MS Office
7 74 (21.89%) ITIL
8 69 (20.41%) Windows XP
9 63 (18.64%) Finance
10 59 (17.46%) MS Exchange
11 55 (16.27%) Blackberry
12 54 (15.98%) LAN
13 52 (15.38%) VMware
13 52 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (14.50%) Cisco
14 49 (14.50%) TCP/IP
15 46 (13.61%) Citrix
16 40 (11.83%) Windows 8
17 37 (10.95%) WAN
17 37 (10.95%) Apple
17 37 (10.95%) Windows Server 2003
18 35 (10.36%) DHCP
19 34 (10.06%) DNS
19 34 (10.06%) Android
20 31 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (8.88%) SLA
22 29 (8.58%) Security Cleared
23 28 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
23 28 (8.28%) Degree
24 27 (7.99%) SCCM

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 59 (17.46%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (5.92%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.07%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.07%) Lync
7 5 (1.48%) IIS
8 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.59%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.30%) LiveLink
Applications
1 81 (23.96%) MS Excel
2 80 (23.67%) MS Office
3 7 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.89%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Eikon
2 1 (0.30%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.92%) Office 365
2 12 (3.55%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.98%) LAN
2 49 (14.50%) TCP/IP
3 37 (10.95%) WAN
4 35 (10.36%) DHCP
5 34 (10.06%) DNS
6 26 (7.69%) VPN
7 23 (6.80%) Wireless
8 15 (4.44%) Firewall
9 11 (3.25%) VoIP
10 9 (2.66%) Internet
10 9 (2.66%) 3G
11 8 (2.37%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.78%) IP Telephony
14 3 (0.89%) DSL
15 2 (0.59%) SAN
15 2 (0.59%) ADSL
15 2 (0.59%) FTP
15 2 (0.59%) SSH
16 1 (0.30%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.59%) JIRA
General
1 63 (18.64%) Finance
2 11 (3.25%) Banking
3 10 (2.96%) Military
3 10 (2.96%) Electronics
4 9 (2.66%) Retail
5 6 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.18%) Front Office
6 4 (1.18%) Back Office
6 4 (1.18%) Law
6 4 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.18%) Marketing
7 3 (0.89%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.18%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.59%) Web Services
2 2 (0.59%) LAMP
3 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.27%) Blackberry
2 23 (6.80%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (6.51%) iPhone
4 11 (3.25%) Smartphone
5 10 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.66%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.37%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.07%) iPad
9 6 (1.78%) PDA
9 6 (1.78%) Replication
10 5 (1.48%) Clustering
10 5 (1.48%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.18%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.18%) iSeries
11 4 (1.18%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.89%) Equities
13 2 (0.59%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 285 (84.32%) Windows
2 144 (42.60%) Windows 7
3 69 (20.41%) Windows XP
4 52 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (11.83%) Windows 8
6 37 (10.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (10.06%) Android
8 20 (5.92%) Apple iOS
9 16 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (3.85%) Mac OS X
11 12 (3.55%) Mac OS
12 11 (3.25%) Windows 2000
13 7 (2.07%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.78%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (1.78%) Linux
15 5 (1.48%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (21.89%) ITIL
2 15 (4.44%) Service Management
3 14 (4.14%) Asset Management
3 14 (4.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 13 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 8 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (2.07%) Change Management
7 6 (1.78%) Incident Management
7 6 (1.78%) Change Control
8 5 (1.48%) ITIL V3
8 5 (1.48%) ITSM
9 4 (1.18%) Migration
9 4 (1.18%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (0.89%) Software Deployment
10 3 (0.89%) Mentoring
10 3 (0.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (0.89%) Configuration Management
10 3 (0.89%) CRM
10 3 (0.89%) B2B
10 3 (0.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.62%) SQL
2 9 (2.66%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.89%) PHP
3 3 (0.89%) Python
4 2 (0.59%) Java
4 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.59%) VBScript
5 1 (0.30%) VB
5 1 (0.30%) Perl
5 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (8.58%) Security Cleared
3 28 (8.28%) Degree
4 26 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 18 (5.33%) MCP
6 9 (2.66%) MCDST
7 7 (2.07%) MCITP
8 6 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.78%) MCSE
9 4 (1.18%) MCSA
9 4 (1.18%) CCNA
9 4 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.18%) MCTS
10 3 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.89%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.30%) HNC
12 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.88%) SLA
System Software
1 178 (52.66%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.85%) XenApp
4 12 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.66%) vSphere
6 5 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.59%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.59%) XenServer
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (7.99%) SCCM
2 11 (3.25%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.07%) WSUS
4 5 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.18%) SCOM
6 3 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.59%) Nagios
7 2 (0.59%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.59%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.30%) Casper Suite
8 1 (0.30%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 111 (32.84%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.38%) VMware
3 49 (14.50%) Cisco
4 46 (13.61%) Citrix
5 37 (10.95%) Apple
6 24 (7.10%) Avaya
7 16 (4.73%) Remedy
8 15 (4.44%) Symantec
9 14 (4.14%) LANDesk
10 12 (3.55%) Bloomberg
10 12 (3.55%) HP
11 11 (3.25%) Juniper
11 11 (3.25%) Autodesk
12 10 (2.96%) Mitel
12 10 (2.96%) Dell
13 8 (2.37%) SAP
13 8 (2.37%) Reuters
14 7 (2.07%) Lotus
14 7 (2.07%) Altiris
15 6 (1.78%) Google
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