The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 724 732 757
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 171 133 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 133 108 119
Average salary £27,000 £25,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106581 98705 112223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.50% 94.71% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 87190 83107 96889
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -13 83 £30,000 +11.11% 18
South East -18 49 £24,000 -9.43% 7
North West +9 15 £25,750 +3.00% 1
North East -2 5 £20,000 +1.26%
South West -2 5 £22,475 +8.91% 3
West Midlands -3 5 £24,000 -4.00%
East of England -21 5 £20,500 -18.00%
Yorkshire -30 3 £25,000 - 1
East Midlands -20 1 £24,000 -4.00%
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 267 (89.00%) Windows
2 177 (59.00%) Active Directory
3 174 (58.00%) Microsoft
4 143 (47.67%) Windows 7
5 111 (37.00%) MS Excel
6 108 (36.00%) MS Office
7 99 (33.00%) Windows XP
8 93 (31.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 83 (27.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 78 (26.00%) MS Exchange
11 74 (24.67%) Blackberry
12 65 (21.67%) ITIL
13 64 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 59 (19.67%) Finance
15 53 (17.67%) TCP/IP
16 45 (15.00%) VMware
16 45 (15.00%) LAN
17 44 (14.67%) VPN
17 44 (14.67%) Citrix
17 44 (14.67%) MCP
18 39 (13.00%) WAN
19 36 (12.00%) DNS
20 34 (11.33%) Windows 8
21 32 (10.67%) Firewall
22 31 (10.33%) Mac OS X
22 31 (10.33%) DHCP
22 31 (10.33%) Degree
23 30 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
24 29 (9.67%) SLA
24 29 (9.67%) Cisco

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 78 (26.00%) MS Exchange
2 30 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (9.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (3.33%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.67%) IIS
8 7 (2.33%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.67%) Lync
10 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.33%) Gentran
11 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 111 (37.00%) MS Excel
2 108 (36.00%) MS Office
3 6 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.00%) Eikon
2 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.33%) Office 365
2 5 (1.67%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.00%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (17.67%) TCP/IP
2 45 (15.00%) LAN
3 44 (14.67%) VPN
4 39 (13.00%) WAN
5 36 (12.00%) DNS
6 32 (10.67%) Firewall
7 31 (10.33%) DHCP
8 18 (6.00%) VoIP
9 11 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (3.67%) Wireless
10 7 (2.33%) IP Telephony
10 7 (2.33%) SAN
11 6 (2.00%) ADSL
12 5 (1.67%) Internet
12 5 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (1.33%) DSL
13 4 (1.33%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.00%) POP3
14 3 (1.00%) SMTP
14 3 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.33%) MySQL
4 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 59 (19.67%) Finance
2 10 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.33%) Back Office
4 7 (2.33%) Marketing
5 6 (2.00%) Banking
5 6 (2.00%) Retail
6 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.00%) Advertising
7 3 (1.00%) Front Office
7 3 (1.00%) Law
7 3 (1.00%) Legal
8 2 (0.67%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.33%) Web Services
2 4 (1.33%) .NET
2 4 (1.33%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.67%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.67%) COM
4 1 (0.33%) WSH
4 1 (0.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 74 (24.67%) Blackberry
2 17 (5.67%) iPhone
3 16 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.67%) iPad
5 11 (3.67%) Hedge funds
6 8 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.67%) Biotechnology
6 8 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.00%) Handset
7 6 (2.00%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.33%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.33%) Firmware
9 3 (1.00%) Robotics
9 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.67%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.67%) Equities
10 2 (0.67%) PDA
10 2 (0.67%) Derivative
11 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 267 (89.00%) Windows
2 143 (47.67%) Windows 7
3 99 (33.00%) Windows XP
4 93 (31.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (11.33%) Windows 8
7 31 (10.33%) Mac OS X
8 14 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.67%) Windows Vista
10 7 (2.33%) Android
10 7 (2.33%) Windows 2000
11 6 (2.00%) UNIX
12 5 (1.67%) Linux
12 5 (1.67%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.33%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.67%) ITIL
2 16 (5.33%) Migration
3 14 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (4.33%) Incident Management
5 9 (3.00%) Service Delivery
6 8 (2.67%) CRM
7 7 (2.33%) Software Deployment
8 6 (2.00%) Financial Modelling
9 5 (1.67%) Change Management
9 5 (1.67%) Asset Management
9 5 (1.67%) Time Management
10 4 (1.33%) Process Management
10 4 (1.33%) Configuration Management
10 4 (1.33%) Service Management
10 4 (1.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (1.00%) Supplier Management
11 3 (1.00%) Problem Management
11 3 (1.00%) Release Management
12 2 (0.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (0.67%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.67%) SQL
2 9 (3.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.67%) VB
4 4 (1.33%) C#
5 3 (1.00%) C
6 2 (0.67%) VB6
7 1 (0.33%) Java
7 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 83 (27.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (14.67%) MCP
3 31 (10.33%) Degree
4 29 (9.67%) MCSE
5 23 (7.67%) MCSA
6 21 (7.00%) MCTS
7 19 (6.33%) MCITP
8 15 (5.00%) MCDST
9 13 (4.33%) CCNA
9 13 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (4.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (3.33%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.67%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.33%) CCA
15 1 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
15 1 (0.33%) MOS
15 1 (0.33%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.67%) SLA
System Software
1 177 (59.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.33%) XenApp
4 14 (4.67%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.67%) XenServer
5 8 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.67%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.67%) vSphere
7 3 (1.00%) Xen
8 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (9.33%) SCCM
2 11 (3.67%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.33%) WSUS
4 6 (2.00%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.67%) OpenView
7 2 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.33%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.33%) SCSM
8 1 (0.33%) SCOM
8 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 174 (58.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (15.00%) VMware
3 44 (14.67%) Citrix
4 29 (9.67%) Cisco
4 29 (9.67%) HP
5 23 (7.67%) Apple
6 21 (7.00%) Bloomberg
7 18 (6.00%) Symantec
8 16 (5.33%) Reuters
8 16 (5.33%) Avaya
9 13 (4.33%) Dell
10 10 (3.33%) Lotus
11 9 (3.00%) LANDesk
12 7 (2.33%) McAfee
12 7 (2.33%) Polycom
13 6 (2.00%) Veritas
14 5 (1.67%) Altiris
14 5 (1.67%) Google
15 4 (1.33%) Wyse
15 4 (1.33%) Sophos
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