The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 231 235 245
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.044% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.047% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 4
Average salary £26,500 £21,500 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.25% -16.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £16,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,300 £28,250
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5786 6434 6906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.96% 95.25% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4635 5186 5868
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Manchester +19 3 £26,500 +76.66%
Merseyside +10 2 £29,500 +20.40%
Lancashire - 2 £21,750 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) DNS
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (45.00%) ITIL
4 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (40.00%) DHCP
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (35.00%) MS Office
7 6 (30.00%) Finance
7 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
7 6 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
9 4 (20.00%) MCITP
9 4 (20.00%) MCP
10 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (15.00%) VPN
10 3 (15.00%) SLA
10 3 (15.00%) Citrix
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (15.00%) Software Deployment
11 2 (10.00%) MCDST
11 2 (10.00%) AutoCAD
11 2 (10.00%) Firewall
11 2 (10.00%) Legal

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 6 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Lync
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.00%) AutoCAD
3 2 (10.00%) SketchUp
3 2 (10.00%) Revit
3 2 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (40.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) Firewall
5 2 (10.00%) WEP
5 2 (10.00%) WPA
5 2 (10.00%) MPLS
5 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (10.00%) ADSL
5 2 (10.00%) ISDN
5 2 (10.00%) PSTN
5 2 (10.00%) SMTP
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) MCITP
2 4 (20.00%) MCP
3 2 (10.00%) MCDST
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (10.00%) CCNP
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 2 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Avaya
3 2 (10.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Adobe
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy