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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 672 752 765
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 210 137 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 170 106 102
Average salary £27,500 £27,000 £26,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% +0.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,100 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £33,850
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £24,750 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+5.05% -1.00%

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 January 2015 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 26 January 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
England +60 196 £27,500 +1.85% 33
London +51 124 £30,000 - 18
City of London +8 36 £35,000 +12.90% 5
South East -21 33 £31,500 +31.25% 6
Berkshire -2 15 £32,000 +36.17% 4
Reading +11 14 £32,500 +47.72% 2
West Midlands -2 11 £27,000 +10.20% 1
North West -6 11 £24,500 +8.88% 4
East of England -8 8 £25,000 -6.54% 2
South West -7 7 £24,500 -2.00% 2
Manchester -8 6 £20,000 - 1
Yorkshire -4 5 £24,750 +6.45%
Hampshire -14 5 £25,000 -16.66%
Warwickshire - 5 £27,850 -
South Wales - 5 £27,000 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £23,250 -
Wales - 5 £27,000 - 2
Merseyside +16 4 £24,500 +7.69%
Liverpool +15 4 £24,500 +7.69%
Coventry -5 4 £21,000 -16.00%
Surrey -5 4 £23,500 -16.07% 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £21,500 -
Somerset - 4 £24,500 -
County Antrim - 4 - -
Belfast - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 £21,500 -
Nuneaton - 4 £27,850 -
Street - 4 £24,500 -
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Woking +15 3 £22,750 -24.16%

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 351 (88.41%) Windows
2 223 (56.17%) Active Directory
3 207 (52.14%) Windows 7
4 164 (41.31%) Microsoft
5 125 (31.49%) MS Office
6 112 (28.21%) ITIL
7 110 (27.71%) MS Excel
8 91 (22.92%) Citrix
9 86 (21.66%) Finance
10 81 (20.40%) Windows XP
11 76 (19.14%) Blackberry
12 75 (18.89%) MS Exchange
13 69 (17.38%) Cisco
14 65 (16.37%) VMware
15 63 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
16 62 (15.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 56 (14.11%) Windows 8
18 55 (13.85%) LAN
19 44 (11.08%) SLA
19 44 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
20 43 (10.83%) Apple
21 42 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
22 40 (10.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
22 40 (10.08%) TCP/IP
23 38 (9.57%) SCCM
24 36 (9.07%) WAN
25 34 (8.56%) Avaya
25 34 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2010
26 32 (8.06%) XenApp
27 31 (7.81%) DNS

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 75 (18.89%) MS Exchange
2 40 (10.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 34 (8.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (3.78%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.77%) IBM Notes
5 11 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.51%) Lync
8 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.76%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.50%) IIS
11 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.25%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 125 (31.49%) MS Office
2 110 (27.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) InDesign
5 2 (0.50%) Revit
5 2 (0.50%) SketchUp
5 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Front Arena
1 2 (0.50%) Eikon
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.56%) Office 365
2 12 (3.02%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (13.85%) LAN
2 40 (10.08%) TCP/IP
3 36 (9.07%) WAN
4 31 (7.81%) DNS
5 30 (7.56%) VPN
5 30 (7.56%) DHCP
6 20 (5.04%) Firewall
7 16 (4.03%) Wireless
8 15 (3.78%) VoIP
9 12 (3.02%) 3G
10 9 (2.27%) IP Telephony
11 8 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (1.51%) Internet
12 6 (1.51%) ADSL
13 5 (1.26%) Network Security
14 4 (1.01%) SSH
14 4 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.76%) Cisco IPT
16 2 (0.50%) WEP
16 2 (0.50%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 86 (21.66%) Finance
2 22 (5.54%) Banking
3 14 (3.53%) Retail
4 13 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.02%) Electronics
5 12 (3.02%) Military
6 7 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.76%) Marketing
7 4 (1.01%) Advertising
7 4 (1.01%) Law
8 3 (0.76%) Front Office
8 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.76%) French Language
9 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.50%) Back Office
9 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.76%) COM
1 3 (0.76%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.25%) LAMP
3 1 (0.25%) XMPP
3 1 (0.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (19.14%) Blackberry
2 26 (6.55%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (4.28%) iPhone
4 15 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.53%) Hedge funds
5 14 (3.53%) Client/Server
6 12 (3.02%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.52%) Clustering
7 10 (2.52%) Smartphone
8 9 (2.27%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.27%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.76%) iPad
10 6 (1.51%) Replication
11 5 (1.26%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (1.01%) Equities
13 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.50%) Social Network
14 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
15 1 (0.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 351 (88.41%) Windows
2 207 (52.14%) Windows 7
3 81 (20.40%) Windows XP
4 63 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (14.11%) Windows 8
6 42 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (5.54%) Mac OS X
9 21 (5.29%) Android
10 19 (4.79%) Apple iOS
11 18 (4.53%) Windows 2000
12 17 (4.28%) Windows Vista
13 9 (2.27%) Linux
14 8 (2.02%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.76%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.01%) UNIX
17 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.25%) CentOS
18 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (28.21%) ITIL
2 22 (5.54%) Service Management
3 20 (5.04%) Service Delivery
4 18 (4.53%) Asset Management
5 10 (2.52%) ITSM
6 7 (1.76%) Incident Management
7 6 (1.51%) ITIL V3
7 6 (1.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (1.51%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (1.26%) Software Deployment
8 5 (1.26%) Logistics
9 4 (1.01%) Investment Management
9 4 (1.01%) Change Management
9 4 (1.01%) CRM
9 4 (1.01%) E-Commerce
10 3 (0.76%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.76%) B2B
10 3 (0.76%) Configuration Management
10 3 (0.76%) Migration
10 3 (0.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.28%) PowerShell
2 16 (4.03%) SQL
3 2 (0.50%) PHP
3 2 (0.50%) Python
4 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.25%) VBScript
4 1 (0.25%) VB
4 1 (0.25%) Java
4 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (15.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.30%) MCP
3 25 (6.30%) MCSE
4 24 (6.05%) Security Cleared
5 22 (5.54%) SC Cleared
6 20 (5.04%) Degree
7 15 (3.78%) MCITP
7 15 (3.78%) MCSA
8 9 (2.27%) MCDST
9 8 (2.02%) MCTS
9 8 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.02%) CCNA
10 6 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.26%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.50%) MOS
12 2 (0.50%) ACSP
13 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.25%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (11.08%) SLA
System Software
1 223 (56.17%) Active Directory
2 44 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.06%) XenApp
4 23 (5.79%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.02%) Xen
6 10 (2.52%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.52%) vSphere
7 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.01%) XenServer
9 3 (0.76%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.25%) Firmware
11 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 38 (9.57%) SCCM
2 11 (2.77%) WSUS
3 10 (2.52%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.50%) Nagios
6 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.50%) SCOM
6 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.25%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.25%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.25%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 164 (41.31%) Microsoft
2 91 (22.92%) Citrix
3 69 (17.38%) Cisco
4 65 (16.37%) VMware
5 43 (10.83%) Apple
6 34 (8.56%) Avaya
7 23 (5.79%) HP
8 19 (4.79%) Reuters
9 17 (4.28%) Dell
10 16 (4.03%) Symantec
11 13 (3.27%) Remedy
11 13 (3.27%) Wyse
12 12 (3.02%) FactSet
13 11 (2.77%) Lotus
13 11 (2.77%) Bloomberg
13 11 (2.77%) LANDesk
14 9 (2.27%) Mitel
14 9 (2.27%) Adobe
15 6 (1.51%) Altiris
16 5 (1.26%) Google
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £16000.00 - £20000 per annum
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