The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Desktop Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 241 240 226
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 12 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.10% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 6
Median salary £25,250 £24,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.20% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,750 £23,250
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5470 5800 5938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.54% 97.04% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4631 4913 4973
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +8 8 £25,500 +6.25%
Gloucestershire -11 2 £25,000 +19.04%
Bristol - 1 £27,500 -
Dorset - 1 £20,000 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Desktop Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) MS Office
5 8 (50.00%) ITIL
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 6 (37.50%) Mac OS X
7 6 (37.50%) Apple
7 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (25.00%) Line Management
8 4 (25.00%) Patch Management
8 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (25.00%) SCCM
8 4 (25.00%) vSphere
8 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (25.00%) Office 365
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (25.00%) Software Packaging
8 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) 3G
2 2 (12.50%) ADSL
2 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
1 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
2 2 (12.50%) CESG
2 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Mac OS X
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Change Management
2 4 (25.00%) Line Management
2 4 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Apple
4 4 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) Intel
6 2 (12.50%) Adobe
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) Wyse