The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 676 659 748
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 258 300 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 244 256 156
Average salary £26,500 £27,675 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.24% +10.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £39,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the UK.

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 within the UK.

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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
England -21 237 £26,500 -4.84% 38
London -7 129 £29,000 - 20
South East -21 47 £26,500 -11.66% 4
City of London +52 24 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Hampshire +24 16 £26,500 -3.63% 3
East of England +10 14 £26,000 +4.00% 2
North West +29 13 £23,500 +4.44% 3
Surrey +3 13 £27,000 -20.58%
Andover - 13 £26,500 - 1
South West -3 10 £23,500 -4.08% 4
Manchester +21 9 £23,500 +4.44% 2
West Midlands -25 9 £22,500 -11.76% 2
West Yorkshire +11 8 £24,250 -6.73% 2
Yorkshire +10 8 £24,250 -2.51% 2
Hertfordshire +8 8 £28,750 +10.57% 2
Berkshire -8 8 £27,250 -13.49%
East Midlands 0 7 £32,909 +46.26%
Derbyshire - 7 £32,909 -
Derby - 7 £32,909 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £31,500 - 1
Bradford - 6 £25,000 - 1
Bristol - 6 £23,500 - 2
Cheshire +31 4 £19,000 -5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £25,500 -40.00%
Birmingham -1 4 £28,750 +27.77%
Kent -4 4 £28,500 -5.00%
Reading -7 4 £26,500 -18.46%
High Wycombe - 4 £25,500 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £24,000 -
Egham - 4 £29,750 -

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 459 (87.76%) Windows
2 347 (66.35%) Active Directory
3 309 (59.08%) Microsoft
4 245 (46.85%) Windows 7
5 188 (35.95%) MS Office
6 156 (29.83%) Windows Server
7 152 (29.06%) MS Excel
8 136 (26.00%) Finance
9 135 (25.81%) Citrix
10 131 (25.05%) MS Exchange
11 130 (24.86%) Windows 8
12 119 (22.75%) ITIL
13 101 (19.31%) Windows XP
14 100 (19.12%) VMware
15 97 (18.55%) SCCM
16 94 (17.97%) Windows Server 2008
17 85 (16.25%) TCP/IP
18 83 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
19 75 (14.34%) DNS
19 75 (14.34%) Microsoft Certification
20 73 (13.96%) Apple
21 72 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
22 70 (13.38%) Mac OS X
23 69 (13.19%) Driving Licence
24 68 (13.00%) Blackberry
25 66 (12.62%) DHCP
26 65 (12.43%) SLA
27 61 (11.66%) Android
28 60 (11.47%) Cisco
29 55 (10.52%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 131 (25.05%) MS Exchange
2 50 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (7.27%) Skype for Business
4 36 (6.88%) SharePoint
5 30 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.15%) IIS
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Confluence
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.19%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 188 (35.95%) MS Office
2 152 (29.06%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.38%) Eikon
3 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.41%) Office 365
2 4 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.76%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 85 (16.25%) TCP/IP
2 75 (14.34%) DNS
3 66 (12.62%) DHCP
4 48 (9.18%) LAN
5 39 (7.46%) WAN
6 38 (7.27%) VPN
7 25 (4.78%) Firewall
8 23 (4.40%) Skype
9 19 (3.63%) Internet
9 19 (3.63%) Wireless
10 16 (3.06%) VoIP
11 13 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (2.49%) SAN
12 11 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.34%) SMTP
14 5 (0.96%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.96%) VLAN
15 4 (0.76%) NAS
15 4 (0.76%) WLAN
16 3 (0.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.19%) DB2
3 1 (0.19%) MySQL
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.96%) JIRA
2 2 (0.38%) Selenium
3 1 (0.19%) ProC
General
1 136 (26.00%) Finance
2 35 (6.69%) Banking
3 16 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.91%) Retail
5 9 (1.72%) Law
5 9 (1.72%) Legal
5 9 (1.72%) Marketing
6 7 (1.34%) Back Office
6 7 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.96%) Billing
9 4 (0.76%) Advertising
9 4 (0.76%) Games
9 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Publishing
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.29%) XMPP
2 2 (0.38%) COM
3 1 (0.19%) CSS
3 1 (0.19%) HTML
3 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.19%) Driving Licence
2 68 (13.00%) Blackberry
3 36 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.16%) iPhone
5 18 (3.44%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (2.87%) Fat Client
6 15 (2.87%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.91%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.34%) iPad
9 7 (1.34%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.76%) Handset
11 4 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.76%) Replication
12 3 (0.57%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.57%) HP StoreVirtual
12 3 (0.57%) NHS
13 2 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 459 (87.76%) Windows
2 245 (46.85%) Windows 7
3 156 (29.83%) Windows Server
4 130 (24.86%) Windows 8
5 101 (19.31%) Windows XP
6 94 (17.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 70 (13.38%) Mac OS X
9 61 (11.66%) Android
10 55 (10.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (8.99%) Apple iOS
12 31 (5.93%) Linux
13 27 (5.16%) Windows 10
14 22 (4.21%) Mac OS
15 21 (4.02%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.57%) Unix
17 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (22.75%) ITIL
2 35 (6.69%) Incident Management
3 33 (6.31%) Mentoring
3 33 (6.31%) Patch Management
4 31 (5.93%) Asset Management
5 18 (3.44%) Service Management
6 16 (3.06%) ITSM
7 12 (2.29%) Migration
8 10 (1.91%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (1.91%) Service Delivery
8 10 (1.91%) Software Distribution
9 9 (1.72%) Change Management
10 8 (1.53%) CRM
11 7 (1.34%) Data Protection
11 7 (1.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (1.34%) ITIL V3
11 7 (1.34%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (1.34%) Server Patching
12 6 (1.15%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (1.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.02%) PowerShell
2 13 (2.49%) SQL
3 9 (1.72%) C
4 3 (0.57%) VBScript
5 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.38%) Java
5 2 (0.38%) Perl
5 2 (0.38%) PHP
5 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.19%) Python
6 1 (0.19%) VB
6 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (14.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (5.93%) Degree
3 28 (5.35%) MCSA
4 26 (4.97%) MCSE
5 22 (4.21%) MCP
6 21 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (2.29%) MCDST
8 10 (1.91%) Security Cleared
8 10 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.53%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.15%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (1.15%) MCITP
11 5 (0.96%) CCNA
11 5 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.96%) MCTS
12 2 (0.38%) CCA
12 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.19%) ACSA
13 1 (0.19%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (12.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 347 (66.35%) Active Directory
2 72 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.12%) Hyper-V
4 28 (5.35%) XenApp
5 10 (1.91%) Terminal Services
5 10 (1.91%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.72%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.72%) Xen
7 8 (1.53%) Firmware
8 5 (0.96%) vSphere
9 4 (0.76%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.19%) vCloud
11 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 97 (18.55%) SCCM
2 11 (2.10%) WSUS
3 5 (0.96%) DameWare
3 5 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.76%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.57%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.38%) Casper Suite
6 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 309 (59.08%) Microsoft
2 135 (25.81%) Citrix
3 100 (19.12%) VMware
4 73 (13.96%) Apple
5 60 (11.47%) Cisco
6 46 (8.80%) HP
7 35 (6.69%) Dell
8 20 (3.82%) Avaya
9 18 (3.44%) Bloomberg
10 16 (3.06%) Polycom
11 15 (2.87%) Altiris
12 14 (2.68%) Mitel
13 13 (2.49%) Reuters
13 13 (2.49%) Symantec
13 13 (2.49%) Toshiba
14 11 (2.10%) Google
15 10 (1.91%) LANDesk
15 10 (1.91%) Sophos
16 9 (1.72%) Remedy
17 8 (1.53%) Wyse
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