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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 396 424 402
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 47 32 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 46 31 31
Average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £29,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £26,250 £25,750
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.94%
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
20215 21812 21135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.24% 94.96% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 16514 17701 17512
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Surrey +30 23 £22,500 -8.16% 1
East Sussex +24 7 £23,000 -20.68%
Berkshire -13 6 £27,500 -1.78% 2
West Sussex +7 4 £25,000 -7.40% 2
Kent +5 4 £25,250 -8.18% 3
Hampshire -3 4 £26,500 - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 67 (83.75%) Windows
2 58 (72.50%) Microsoft
3 56 (70.00%) MS Excel
4 44 (55.00%) Windows 7
5 41 (51.25%) Active Directory
6 39 (48.75%) MS Office
7 33 (41.25%) ITIL
8 28 (35.00%) Blackberry
9 26 (32.50%) Citrix
9 26 (32.50%) SCCM
9 26 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
10 25 (31.25%) TCP/IP
10 25 (31.25%) DNS
10 25 (31.25%) MS Exchange
11 24 (30.00%) DHCP
12 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (27.50%) LAN
13 22 (27.50%) MCP
14 21 (26.25%) HP
14 21 (26.25%) WAN
15 20 (25.00%) VoIP
15 20 (25.00%) XenApp
15 20 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
16 19 (23.75%) XenDesktop
16 19 (23.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 19 (23.75%) A+ Certification
16 19 (23.75%) ServiceNow
17 18 (22.50%) Project Planning
18 17 (21.25%) Mac OS X
18 17 (21.25%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 25 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.75%) Lync
3 4 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 56 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 39 (48.75%) MS Office
3 20 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (31.25%) TCP/IP
1 25 (31.25%) DNS
2 24 (30.00%) DHCP
3 22 (27.50%) LAN
4 21 (26.25%) WAN
5 20 (25.00%) VoIP
6 12 (15.00%) VPN
7 9 (11.25%) Internet
8 6 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (3.75%) Intranet
10 2 (2.50%) WebEx
10 2 (2.50%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.50%) Network Security
10 2 (2.50%) SAN
11 1 (1.25%) Firewall
11 1 (1.25%) Junos
11 1 (1.25%) HTTP
11 1 (1.25%) PBX
11 1 (1.25%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Marketing
3 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Back Office
4 2 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.00%) Blackberry
2 26 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.75%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (7.50%) iPhone
4 6 (7.50%) iPad
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) Replication
5 2 (2.50%) Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) EPoS
6 1 (1.25%) PDA
6 1 (1.25%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 67 (83.75%) Windows
2 44 (55.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (21.25%) Mac OS X
4 14 (17.50%) Windows XP
5 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 7 (8.75%) Apple iOS
9 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.50%) Linux
12 1 (1.25%) Android
12 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) ITIL
2 18 (22.50%) Project Planning
3 10 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 10 (12.50%) Project Management
3 10 (12.50%) Service Management
4 9 (11.25%) Asset Management
5 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.50%) Line Management
7 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.50%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.50%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.50%) ITSM
8 2 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.50%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.25%) SIEM
9 1 (1.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.25%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) C
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (27.50%) MCP
3 19 (23.75%) A+ Certification
4 17 (21.25%) MCSE
5 8 (10.00%) Degree
6 6 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.75%) MCITP
8 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.75%) MCSA
9 2 (2.50%) CCNA
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.50%) MCDST
9 2 (2.50%) MCTS
10 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (51.25%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.00%) XenApp
3 19 (23.75%) XenDesktop
3 19 (23.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.50%) vSphere
5 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.25%) vCloud
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (32.50%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) DameWare
2 6 (7.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 58 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.50%) Citrix
3 21 (26.25%) HP
4 19 (23.75%) ServiceNow
5 15 (18.75%) McAfee
6 14 (17.50%) Dell
7 8 (10.00%) VMware
7 8 (10.00%) Cisco
8 7 (8.75%) Apple
8 7 (8.75%) Juniper
9 6 (7.50%) Bomgar
9 6 (7.50%) Dell KACE
10 2 (2.50%) Avaya
10 2 (2.50%) Sun
11 1 (1.25%) Intel
11 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.25%) Remedy
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