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 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 222 235 253
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 12 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 10
Average salary £19,000 £22,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
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
5511 6304 6830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.11% 96.72% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4665 5026 5506
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,123
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 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 29 April 2016. 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
Cheshire +33 6 £19,000 -1.29%
Manchester +5 4 £23,500 +4.44%
Merseyside +6 2 £25,500 +5.15%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) MS Office
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (50.00%) Citrix
4 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 9 (40.91%) Thin Client
5 9 (40.91%) Fat Client
6 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (31.82%) Intel
7 7 (31.82%) ITIL
7 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
7 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
8 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (22.73%) DHCP
9 5 (22.73%) VPN
9 5 (22.73%) DNS
9 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
11 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
11 2 (9.09%) SCCM
11 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (68.18%) MS Office
2 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
2 5 (22.73%) DHCP
2 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) VPN
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Fat Client
1 9 (40.91%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
3 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
2 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Citrix
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Intel
3 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
3 2 (9.09%) Fidessa
3 2 (9.09%) Reuters