The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 132 121 134
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 8 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.35% 0.55% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.59% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 5
Average salary £32,750 £22,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.86% -24.13%
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Desktop Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2140 2032 1858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.00% 92.41% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1558 1564
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Engineer Salary Trend in Reading

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Desktop 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 23 (95.83%) Avaya
2 23 (95.83%) Active Directory
3 21 (87.50%) Citrix
4 19 (79.17%) Finance
5 16 (66.67%) Windows 7
6 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
6 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
7 8 (33.33%) ITIL
8 7 (29.17%) MCSE
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
9 4 (16.67%) SLA
9 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (16.67%) PBX
10 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
11 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
11 1 (4.17%) Electronics
11 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
11 1 (4.17%) Military
11 1 (4.17%) VPN
11 1 (4.17%) LAN
11 1 (4.17%) Linux
11 1 (4.17%) 3G

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Desktop 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) PBX
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) 3G
General
1 19 (79.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) BCP
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) MCSE
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (95.83%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
1 23 (95.83%) Avaya
2 21 (87.50%) Citrix
3 11 (45.83%) Microsoft