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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 391 412 396
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 51 39 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 49 36 29
Average salary £27,000 £25,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.93% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,550 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,750 £34,200
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
20035 21405 20219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.57% 94.86% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16668 16840 16661
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 £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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
Kent +18 18 £28,000 +1.81%
Berkshire +14 11 £26,500 -1.85%
Surrey +8 9 £27,000 +10.20%
West Sussex -6 5 £25,000 -12.28%
Hampshire +19 4 £27,500 +4.76% 1
Oxfordshire +2 2 £27,500 +12.24%
Buckinghamshire -21 1 £25,000 +4.16%
East Sussex - 1 £22,000 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 86 (89.58%) Windows
2 73 (76.04%) Microsoft
3 63 (65.63%) MS Excel
4 55 (57.29%) Active Directory
5 47 (48.96%) ITIL
5 47 (48.96%) Windows 7
6 38 (39.58%) MS Office
7 30 (31.25%) TCP/IP
7 30 (31.25%) DNS
8 27 (28.13%) DHCP
9 25 (26.04%) MS Exchange
9 25 (26.04%) Windows 8
10 24 (25.00%) Citrix
10 24 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (23.96%) SCCM
12 22 (22.92%) Blackberry
12 22 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (21.88%) Office 365
13 21 (21.88%) LAN
14 20 (20.83%) WAN
14 20 (20.83%) MCP
14 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (18.75%) Asset Management
15 18 (18.75%) VoIP
16 17 (17.71%) XenApp
17 16 (16.67%) HP
17 16 (16.67%) Windows XP
17 16 (16.67%) A+ Certification
17 16 (16.67%) VMware
18 15 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (26.04%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.17%) Lync
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 63 (65.63%) MS Excel
2 38 (39.58%) MS Office
3 15 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (31.25%) TCP/IP
1 30 (31.25%) DNS
2 27 (28.13%) DHCP
3 21 (21.88%) LAN
4 20 (20.83%) WAN
5 18 (18.75%) VoIP
6 14 (14.58%) VPN
7 6 (6.25%) Internet
8 4 (4.17%) IP Telephony
8 4 (4.17%) Intranet
9 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (3.13%) SAN
9 3 (3.13%) HTTP
10 2 (2.08%) Firewall
10 2 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.08%) Network Security
10 2 (2.08%) WebEx
11 1 (1.04%) NAS
11 1 (1.04%) Junos
11 1 (1.04%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (10.42%) Marketing
2 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Back Office
3 3 (3.13%) Advertising
4 2 (2.08%) Electronics
4 2 (2.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.92%) Blackberry
1 22 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.13%) iPhone
3 3 (3.13%) iPad
3 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.13%) Replication
3 3 (3.13%) Clustering
3 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.08%) PDA
4 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) EPoS
5 1 (1.04%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 86 (89.58%) Windows
2 47 (48.96%) Windows 7
3 25 (26.04%) Windows 8
4 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (10.42%) Windows Vista
8 9 (9.38%) Mac OS X
9 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.13%) Linux
11 2 (2.08%) Android
11 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.96%) ITIL
2 18 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 14 (14.58%) Project Planning
4 13 (13.54%) ITIL V3
4 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (11.46%) Service Management
7 10 (10.42%) Project Management
7 10 (10.42%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (6.25%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.17%) ITSM
9 4 (4.17%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.13%) Patch Management
10 3 (3.13%) Line Management
10 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
11 1 (1.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (1.04%) Time Management
11 1 (1.04%) Release Management
11 1 (1.04%) Performance Monitoring
11 1 (1.04%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.13%) SQL
2 2 (2.08%) C
3 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (20.83%) MCP
3 16 (16.67%) A+ Certification
4 15 (15.63%) MCSE
5 8 (8.33%) Degree
6 7 (7.29%) MCSA
7 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.17%) MCDST
9 4 (4.17%) MCTS
9 4 (4.17%) MCITP
10 3 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.08%) CCNA
11 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.46%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (57.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.71%) XenApp
3 14 (14.58%) XenDesktop
3 14 (14.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.21%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.08%) vSphere
6 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.08%) Xen
7 1 (1.04%) vCloud
7 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (23.96%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) DameWare
2 3 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 73 (76.04%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.00%) Citrix
3 16 (16.67%) HP
3 16 (16.67%) VMware
4 10 (10.42%) ServiceNow
5 8 (8.33%) Dell
5 8 (8.33%) McAfee
6 6 (6.25%) Cisco
7 5 (5.21%) Dell KACE
8 4 (4.17%) Juniper
8 4 (4.17%) Apple
9 3 (3.13%) Bomgar
10 2 (2.08%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.08%) Sun
11 1 (1.04%) Oracle
11 1 (1.04%) NetApp
11 1 (1.04%) Veritas
11 1 (1.04%) Intel
11 1 (1.04%) Symantec