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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 716 729 745
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 160 108 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 129 90 110
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 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £34,100
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
100589 93867 105830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.35% 94.25% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82193 78735 91049
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +2 75 £29,000 +9.95% 9
South East -12 38 £27,000 +8.00% 5
West Midlands +7 13 £24,000 -17.94%
East of England -13 13 £25,000 +12.35% 1
South West -16 8 £23,000 +1.61% 3
Yorkshire -27 5 £24,500 -20.96% 3
East Midlands - 5 £22,500 - 1
North West -20 3 £21,000 -28.81%
North East -7 2 £27,500 -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 253 (79.56%) Windows
2 158 (49.69%) Active Directory
3 121 (38.05%) Windows 7
4 113 (35.53%) Microsoft
5 84 (26.42%) Windows XP
6 83 (26.10%) MS Office
7 74 (23.27%) MS Excel
8 65 (20.44%) Finance
8 65 (20.44%) ITIL
9 60 (18.87%) Blackberry
10 56 (17.61%) TCP/IP
11 49 (15.41%) MS Exchange
12 47 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 46 (14.47%) LAN
13 46 (14.47%) DNS
14 45 (14.15%) DHCP
15 44 (13.84%) VMware
16 42 (13.21%) Apple
17 40 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
18 38 (11.95%) WAN
19 37 (11.64%) Degree
20 32 (10.06%) Cisco
20 32 (10.06%) Windows 8
21 31 (9.75%) Citrix
21 31 (9.75%) Security Cleared
22 29 (9.12%) VPN
23 26 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
23 26 (8.18%) SC Cleared
24 25 (7.86%) SQL
25 24 (7.55%) Wireless

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (15.41%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 22 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (4.09%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.46%) IBM Notes
6 9 (2.83%) Lync
7 5 (1.57%) IIS
8 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.63%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 83 (26.10%) MS Office
2 74 (23.27%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.09%) Office 365
2 6 (1.89%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (17.61%) TCP/IP
2 46 (14.47%) DNS
2 46 (14.47%) LAN
3 45 (14.15%) DHCP
4 38 (11.95%) WAN
5 29 (9.12%) VPN
6 24 (7.55%) Wireless
7 17 (5.35%) Firewall
8 12 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (3.46%) Internet
10 8 (2.52%) VoIP
11 6 (1.89%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.57%) DSL
12 5 (1.57%) SAN
12 5 (1.57%) FTP
13 4 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (0.94%) SMTP
14 3 (0.94%) 3G
14 3 (0.94%) ADSL
15 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 65 (20.44%) Finance
2 13 (4.09%) Back Office
3 10 (3.14%) Marketing
4 6 (1.89%) Banking
5 5 (1.57%) Retail
5 5 (1.57%) Front Office
5 5 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.26%) Law
6 4 (1.26%) Military
7 3 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Advertising
7 3 (0.94%) Electronics
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.26%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.63%) Web Services
3 1 (0.31%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.87%) Blackberry
2 22 (6.92%) iPhone
3 20 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.72%) PDA
5 14 (4.40%) iPad
6 13 (4.09%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (3.46%) Smartphone
8 9 (2.83%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.83%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.57%) Clustering
11 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.26%) iSeries
11 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.63%) BBC
12 2 (0.63%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.63%) Equities
12 2 (0.63%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 253 (79.56%) Windows
2 121 (38.05%) Windows 7
3 84 (26.42%) Windows XP
4 47 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (10.06%) Windows 8
7 23 (7.23%) Android
8 16 (5.03%) Apple iOS
9 14 (4.40%) Mac OS
10 13 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (3.14%) Mac OS X
11 10 (3.14%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (1.89%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.57%) Linux
14 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.31%) UNIX
15 1 (0.31%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.44%) ITIL
2 15 (4.72%) Mobile Device Management
3 13 (4.09%) Asset Management
4 9 (2.83%) Service Management
4 9 (2.83%) Service Delivery
4 9 (2.83%) Migration
4 9 (2.83%) Investment Management
5 8 (2.52%) Incident Management
6 6 (1.89%) ITIL V3
6 6 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (1.26%) Change Management
7 4 (1.26%) Change Control
7 4 (1.26%) Load Balancing
7 4 (1.26%) Time Management
7 4 (1.26%) Mentoring
8 3 (0.94%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (0.94%) Problem Management
8 3 (0.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (0.94%) Software Deployment
8 3 (0.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.86%) SQL
2 8 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.94%) VB
4 2 (0.63%) Python
4 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.63%) VBScript
4 2 (0.63%) C#
4 2 (0.63%) Java
4 2 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (11.64%) Degree
2 31 (9.75%) Security Cleared
3 26 (8.18%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.72%) MCSE
5 13 (4.09%) MCP
6 9 (2.83%) MCSA
7 6 (1.89%) MCTS
7 6 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.57%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.26%) CCNA
9 4 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.26%) MCDST
10 3 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.94%) MCITP
11 2 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.31%) HNC
12 1 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.92%) SLA
System Software
1 158 (49.69%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.72%) XenApp
4 13 (4.09%) vSphere
5 11 (3.46%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.20%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (5.97%) SCCM
2 14 (4.40%) Backup Exec
3 9 (2.83%) WSUS
4 6 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.26%) SCOM
6 3 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.63%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.31%) OpenView
8 1 (0.31%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.31%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 113 (35.53%) Microsoft
2 44 (13.84%) VMware
3 42 (13.21%) Apple
4 32 (10.06%) Cisco
5 31 (9.75%) Citrix
6 18 (5.66%) Symantec
7 16 (5.03%) HP
8 14 (4.40%) Dell
9 13 (4.09%) Remedy
10 12 (3.77%) Bloomberg
11 11 (3.46%) Autodesk
11 11 (3.46%) Lotus
11 11 (3.46%) Juniper
11 11 (3.46%) LANDesk
12 9 (2.83%) Altiris
13 8 (2.52%) Avaya
13 8 (2.52%) Reuters
14 7 (2.20%) SAP
15 6 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.89%) Google
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