The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 395 415 398
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 44 18 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.084% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.088% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 32 17 42
Average salary £27,250 £25,000 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.00% -2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,150 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20745 20387 21229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.83% 94.92% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16439 16811 18207
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +14 14 £31,000 +24.00% 1
Surrey -13 10 £20,000 -42.85% 2
Oxfordshire +22 6 £22,500 -15.09% 1
West Sussex - 6 - - 1
Hampshire -9 4 £20,500 -18.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £32,500 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 70 (90.91%) Windows
2 45 (58.44%) Active Directory
3 29 (37.66%) Windows 7
4 23 (29.87%) VMware
5 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
6 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (14.29%) Finance
8 11 (14.29%) Cisco
8 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 11 (14.29%) Avaya
9 10 (12.99%) Citrix
9 10 (12.99%) ITIL
9 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
9 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
10 9 (11.69%) Office 365
10 9 (11.69%) SQL
10 9 (11.69%) MS Office
10 9 (11.69%) VPN
11 8 (10.39%) Windows XP
12 7 (9.09%) SLA
12 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (7.79%) Electronics
13 6 (7.79%) Military
13 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (7.79%) SAP
13 6 (7.79%) IBM Notes
13 6 (7.79%) Management Information System

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (7.79%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.60%) IIS
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) VPN
2 6 (7.79%) 3G
3 5 (6.49%) Firewall
3 5 (6.49%) LAN
3 5 (6.49%) Wireless
4 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.19%) DHCP
4 4 (5.19%) DNS
5 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.60%) FTP
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) WAN
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Military
2 6 (7.79%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.19%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.19%) PDA
2 4 (5.19%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.19%) iSeries
3 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 70 (90.91%) Windows
2 29 (37.66%) Windows 7
3 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.39%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.99%) ITIL
2 5 (6.49%) Asset Management
3 4 (5.19%) Change Control
3 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.90%) B2B
5 2 (2.60%) Service Management
5 2 (2.60%) ITSM
5 2 (2.60%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.30%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.30%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (1.30%) Change Management
6 1 (1.30%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.30%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.60%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) MCSA
4 1 (1.30%) MCP
4 1 (1.30%) HNC
4 1 (1.30%) HND
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (58.44%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (5.19%) vSphere
5 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) VMware
2 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.29%) Cisco
3 11 (14.29%) Avaya
4 10 (12.99%) Citrix
5 6 (7.79%) SAP
5 6 (7.79%) Lotus
5 6 (7.79%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (6.49%) Symantec
7 4 (5.19%) LANDesk
7 4 (5.19%) IBM
8 3 (3.90%) Remedy
9 2 (2.60%) Altiris
9 2 (2.60%) Nokia
10 1 (1.30%) Dell
10 1 (1.30%) Apple
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