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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 402 399 414
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 38 27 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 34 24 31
Average salary £26,250 £25,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £22,400 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -3.84%
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
20812 20072 21481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 95.02% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16304 16603 18379
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 12 £29,500 +18.00% 1
Hampshire -4 8 £24,500 -2.00%
Surrey -4 7 £27,500 -11.29% 3
Oxfordshire +10 6 £22,500 -23.72% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 4 £28,250 -
West Sussex - 3 £28,500 - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (86.11%) Windows
2 38 (52.78%) Active Directory
3 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 23 (31.94%) VMware
5 20 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (18.06%) MS Exchange
7 11 (15.28%) MS Office
8 10 (13.89%) Windows XP
8 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
8 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (12.50%) SQL
10 8 (11.11%) ITIL
10 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 6 (8.33%) PDA
11 6 (8.33%) Degree
11 6 (8.33%) Office 365
11 6 (8.33%) Lotus
11 6 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (8.33%) Firewall
11 6 (8.33%) Back Office
11 6 (8.33%) SAP
11 6 (8.33%) IBM Notes
11 6 (8.33%) Client/Server
11 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.33%) Citrix
12 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (18.06%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.33%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.78%) IIS
6 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Office
2 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 6 (8.33%) Firewall
2 5 (6.94%) VPN
2 5 (6.94%) DNS
2 5 (6.94%) DHCP
3 2 (2.78%) FTP
3 2 (2.78%) SAN
3 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.78%) Wireless
3 2 (2.78%) 3G
4 1 (1.39%) VLAN
4 1 (1.39%) Internet
4 1 (1.39%) SNMP
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) VoIP
4 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (8.33%) Back Office
2 5 (6.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Military
3 2 (2.78%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 6 (8.33%) PDA
2 4 (5.56%) iSeries
3 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 62 (86.11%) Windows
2 20 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.89%) Windows XP
5 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.11%) ITIL
2 4 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (5.56%) Change Control
3 2 (2.78%) Software Deployment
3 2 (2.78%) ITSM
3 2 (2.78%) Service Management
3 2 (2.78%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.39%) Unit Testing
4 1 (1.39%) Network Management
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.39%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.39%) Software Distribution
4 1 (1.39%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) Degree
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.39%) HNC
5 1 (1.39%) HND
5 1 (1.39%) MCSE
5 1 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.56%) vSphere
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) SCCM
2 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.94%) VMware
3 6 (8.33%) Citrix
3 6 (8.33%) SAP
3 6 (8.33%) Lotus
3 6 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco
4 5 (6.94%) Avaya
5 4 (5.56%) LANDesk
5 4 (5.56%) IBM
5 4 (5.56%) Symantec
6 3 (4.17%) Remedy
7 2 (2.78%) Nokia
7 2 (2.78%) Altiris
8 1 (1.39%) HP
8 1 (1.39%) Dell
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