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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 139 130 140
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 2 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.088% 0.37% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.40% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 3
Average salary £28,750 £29,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.54% -1.66%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +10.41%
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
2157 2264 2154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.85% 92.48% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 1657 1751
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £69,800 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 June 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Avaya
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) MCSA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) PDA
5 1 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) McAfee
5 1 (20.00%) Junos
5 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Junos
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee