The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Reading region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 130 134 134
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 8 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 0.088% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.094% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 1
Average salary £29,750 £30,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.65% +0.83%
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £26,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-1.92% +8.33%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2183 2136 2077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.62% 94.30% 93.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1563 1708 1761
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Desktop Support Engineer
Berkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (30.00%) MS Office
6 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (25.00%) Lotus
6 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) SAP
6 5 (25.00%) IBM Notes
6 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (20.00%) LAN
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) MCSA
7 4 (20.00%) MCP
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (20.00%) Firewall
7 4 (20.00%) MCTS
7 4 (20.00%) PDA
7 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
8 1 (5.00%) Office 365
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 8

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
1 4 (20.00%) WAN
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) MCP
2 4 (20.00%) MCSA
2 4 (20.00%) MCTS
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Lotus
2 5 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) SAP