The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 241 247 227
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 15 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 9
Average salary £25,750 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,550 £23,800 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,900 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6842 6993 6875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 95.27% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5547 5863 6086
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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 18 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
Merseyside -7 9 £27,500 +10.00%
Manchester +4 5 £15,000 -40.00% 1
Cheshire - 1 £24,000 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (84.62%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Citrix
4 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
5 10 (38.46%) MCP
5 10 (38.46%) XenApp
5 10 (38.46%) XenDesktop
6 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (30.77%) ITIL
7 8 (30.77%) MS Office
8 7 (26.92%) IIS
8 7 (26.92%) Web Services
8 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
8 7 (26.92%) XenServer
8 7 (26.92%) MCDST
8 7 (26.92%) LANDesk
9 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
10 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
10 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
10 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
11 4 (15.38%) IP Telephony
11 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (15.38%) VMware
11 4 (15.38%) Process Management
11 4 (15.38%) Firmware
11 4 (15.38%) SCCM
11 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (26.92%) IIS
2 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (30.77%) MS Office
3 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) IP Telephony
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) VoIP
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) WEP
4 1 (3.85%) WPA
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) PSTN
4 1 (3.85%) ADSL
4 1 (3.85%) ISDN
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Firmware
2 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Android
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (15.38%) Process Management
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
1 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) MCP
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (26.92%) MCDST
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.85%) MCITP
6 1 (3.85%) MCSE
6 1 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) XenApp
2 10 (38.46%) XenDesktop
3 7 (26.92%) XenServer
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 12 (46.15%) Citrix
2 7 (26.92%) LANDesk
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) Facebook
6 1 (3.85%) Twitter
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) Lotus
6 1 (3.85%) Apple