The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 178 183 186
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 4 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 2
Average salary £23,500 £22,500 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +18.42%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Desktop Support Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3382 3501 3830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 97.63% 96.71% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2868 2857 3172
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in Manchester

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Citrix
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (58.33%) MS Office
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (41.67%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) Fidessa
8 2 (16.67%) Reuters
8 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
8 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
8 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
8 2 (16.67%) SCCM
8 2 (16.67%) Project Planning

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (58.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DHCP
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
3 2 (16.67%) Fidessa
3 2 (16.67%) Reuters