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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 644 705 734
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 221 270 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 206 252 195
Median salary £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £38,100 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.96%

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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
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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
England +26 212 £26,500 -3.28% 23
London +11 83 £29,750 +2.58% 9
South East +100 73 £25,250 -4.71% 6
South West +28 23 £25,000 -5.66%
Surrey +15 23 £21,000 -19.23% 2
City of London +19 20 £31,500 -6.66% 4
Guildford +31 15 £21,000 -27.58% 1
Hampshire +20 13 £32,000 +29.29% 2
North West -12 12 £22,000 -34.81% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 10 £25,000 -7.40%
Berkshire +47 9 £26,000 -1.88% 2
Andover -3 9 £32,000 +20.75%
West Sussex +29 8 £25,000 +19.04%
Wiltshire +23 7 £25,000 -5.66%
Gloucestershire -1 7 £25,000 -9.09%
Milton Keynes - 7 £25,000 -
Crawley - 7 £25,000 -
West Yorkshire +23 6 £28,000 -13.84%
Swindon +22 6 £25,000 -5.66%
East Midlands +16 6 £19,000 -19.14%
Yorkshire +10 6 £28,000 +21.73%
Nottinghamshire +10 6 £19,000 -24.00%
Nottingham +4 6 £19,000 -24.00%
Gloucester - 6 £25,000 -
Leeds +22 5 £28,000 -13.84%
Bristol +20 5 £25,500 +8.51%
Cheshire +15 5 £19,000 - 1
Kent +15 5 £27,500 +19.56%
East of England -11 5 £26,750 -2.72% 2
Warrington - 5 £19,000 -

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 395 (82.29%) Windows
2 298 (62.08%) Active Directory
3 261 (54.38%) Microsoft
4 201 (41.88%) MS Office
5 193 (40.21%) Windows 7
6 131 (27.29%) MS Excel
7 115 (23.96%) ITIL
8 108 (22.50%) Office 365
9 107 (22.29%) Citrix
10 103 (21.46%) MS Exchange
11 102 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 100 (20.83%) Windows Server
13 93 (19.38%) SCCM
14 91 (18.96%) Windows 8
15 90 (18.75%) Finance
16 83 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 78 (16.25%) Windows 10
18 74 (15.42%) TCP/IP
19 73 (15.21%) LAN
20 71 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
21 68 (14.17%) Apple
22 62 (12.92%) Mac OS X
23 60 (12.50%) VMware
24 52 (10.83%) WAN
25 51 (10.63%) PowerShell
26 48 (10.00%) Fat Client
26 48 (10.00%) Intel
26 48 (10.00%) Thin Client
26 48 (10.00%) Firewall
27 45 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 103 (21.46%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (5.83%) Skype for Business
4 23 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.04%) IIS
9 4 (0.83%) Apache
10 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 201 (41.88%) MS Office
2 131 (27.29%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Eikon
1 8 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Summit
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 108 (22.50%) Office 365
2 22 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.83%) Yammer
4 3 (0.63%) G Suite
5 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (15.42%) TCP/IP
2 73 (15.21%) LAN
3 52 (10.83%) WAN
4 48 (10.00%) Firewall
5 36 (7.50%) DNS
6 33 (6.88%) DHCP
6 33 (6.88%) VPN
7 26 (5.42%) Skype
7 26 (5.42%) VoIP
8 17 (3.54%) Wireless
9 16 (3.33%) Internet
10 15 (3.13%) IP Telephony
10 15 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (2.29%) SAN
12 10 (2.08%) NAS
12 10 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.67%) 3G
14 5 (1.04%) ADSL
15 4 (0.83%) SSH
15 4 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.83%) MySQL
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.04%) MSI
2 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 90 (18.75%) Finance
2 25 (5.21%) Banking
3 19 (3.96%) Advertising
3 19 (3.96%) Marketing
4 13 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.67%) Legal
7 5 (1.04%) Retail
8 4 (0.83%) Back Office
8 4 (0.83%) Games
9 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Law
10 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.42%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.63%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.25%) Web Services
3 5 (1.04%) REST
3 5 (1.04%) SOAP
4 2 (0.42%) ODBC
4 2 (0.42%) XMPP
4 2 (0.42%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.21%) HTML
5 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 48 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 26 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.42%) Blackberry
3 25 (5.21%) Driving Licence
4 24 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (3.75%) iPhone
6 17 (3.54%) Hedge funds
7 13 (2.71%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.29%) iPad
9 6 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.25%) Replication
9 6 (1.25%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.04%) User Experience
11 4 (0.83%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (0.83%) Wiki
12 3 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 395 (82.29%) Windows
2 193 (40.21%) Windows 7
3 102 (21.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 100 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 91 (18.96%) Windows 8
6 83 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (16.25%) Windows 10
8 62 (12.92%) Mac OS X
9 45 (9.38%) Windows XP
10 42 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (8.33%) Linux
12 23 (4.79%) Apple iOS
13 19 (3.96%) Android
14 17 (3.54%) Windows Vista
15 13 (2.71%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.04%) Unix
17 4 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
19 1 (0.21%) AIX
19 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (23.96%) ITIL
2 29 (6.04%) Software Distribution
3 23 (4.79%) Application Virtualisation
4 21 (4.38%) Compatibility Testing
5 20 (4.17%) Service Management
6 17 (3.54%) Mobile Device Management
7 13 (2.71%) Mentoring
8 12 (2.50%) Investment Management
9 11 (2.29%) ITSM
9 11 (2.29%) Service Delivery
10 9 (1.88%) Change Management
11 8 (1.67%) Asset Management
11 8 (1.67%) ITIL V3
11 8 (1.67%) Migration
11 8 (1.67%) Patch Management
11 8 (1.67%) Problem Management
11 8 (1.67%) Project Management
11 8 (1.67%) Software Deployment
12 7 (1.46%) Application Packaging
12 7 (1.46%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.63%) PowerShell
2 14 (2.92%) C
3 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.21%) Java
4 1 (0.21%) PHP
4 1 (0.21%) SQL
4 1 (0.21%) VB
4 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (7.92%) MCP
3 37 (7.71%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.42%) MCSE
5 25 (5.21%) MCSA
6 19 (3.96%) MCITP
7 17 (3.54%) Degree
8 14 (2.92%) CCNA
8 14 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (2.50%) SC Cleared
10 10 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.67%) A+ Certification
12 6 (1.25%) MCTS
13 5 (1.04%) MCDST
13 5 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.83%) MOS
15 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 1 (0.21%) ACSP
17 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.13%) SLA
2 7 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 298 (62.08%) Active Directory
2 45 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 27 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (4.79%) XenApp
6 10 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (1.88%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.46%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.83%) vSphere
9 4 (0.83%) Xen
10 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.42%) XenServer
11 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.21%) Firmware
11 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 93 (19.38%) SCCM
2 11 (2.29%) WSUS
3 9 (1.88%) Casper Suite
4 5 (1.04%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.63%) DameWare
6 3 (0.63%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.21%) SCOM
7 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 261 (54.38%) Microsoft
2 107 (22.29%) Citrix
3 68 (14.17%) Apple
4 60 (12.50%) VMware
5 48 (10.00%) Intel
6 35 (7.29%) Cisco
7 34 (7.08%) Bloomberg
8 33 (6.88%) HP
9 30 (6.25%) Reuters
10 19 (3.96%) Dell
11 15 (3.13%) Polycom
12 9 (1.88%) Avaya
12 9 (1.88%) Mitel
12 9 (1.88%) Remedy
13 8 (1.67%) Fidessa
13 8 (1.67%) Google
13 8 (1.67%) Intel Security
13 8 (1.67%) Sophos
14 7 (1.46%) LANDesk
14 7 (1.46%) Sage
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