The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 135 133 137
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 4 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.52% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 11
Average salary £26,500 £32,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.46% +47.72%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +6.12%
Desktop Support 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
1983 2302 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.34% 95.76% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1539 1603 1616
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) DHCP
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (37.50%) Wireless
6 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
6 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
6 3 (37.50%) VoIP
6 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
7 2 (25.00%) Dell KACE
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (25.00%) VPN
7 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (25.00%) Dell
7 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
7 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (12.50%) Mitel
8 1 (12.50%) Asset Management

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) Skype
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (12.50%) Android
7 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) Dell KACE
3 1 (12.50%) Altiris
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) Polycom