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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 650 674 758
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 251 268 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 235 256 165
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £36,700
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%

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
92091 104182 108737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.30% 96.24% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77057 86801 87903
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 September 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 27 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
England +28 240 £27,500 - 19
London +25 125 £31,500 +3.27% 8
South East +36 63 £25,000 -7.40% 5
City of London +37 32 £33,500 +16.52% 2
Hampshire +26 24 £32,000 +16.36% 1
Surrey +26 21 £22,500 -16.66% 3
Andover - 20 £32,000 -
East Midlands +23 13 £19,000 -15.55% 1
South West +2 12 £25,250 +5.20% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 11 £19,000 -24.00%
Nottingham +13 11 £19,000 -24.00%
East of England +11 11 £26,000 -5.45% 2
Guildford +26 10 £21,000 -32.80% 2
Yorkshire +22 8 £33,500 +17.54%
Wiltshire +6 8 £25,500 +6.25%
Berkshire +10 7 £28,000 +6.66%
West Midlands -26 7 £26,000 +4.00%
Buckinghamshire +17 6 £27,500 +10.00%
Swindon +6 6 £28,750 +19.79%
Leeds +26 5 £33,500 +7.20%
West Yorkshire +18 5 £33,500 +7.20%
Hertfordshire +15 5 £26,000 -13.33% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £31,500 -
Milton Keynes +22 3 £25,000 -
Sheffield +16 3 £22,500 -12.62%
Cambridge +15 3 £23,500 -24.19%
South Yorkshire +9 3 £22,500 -12.62%
Cambridgeshire +8 3 £23,500 -22.95%
High Wycombe +2 3 £34,000 +23.63%
Thatcham -4 3 £31,000 +24.00%

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 423 (79.21%) Windows
2 332 (62.17%) Active Directory
3 293 (54.87%) Microsoft
4 215 (40.26%) Windows 7
5 180 (33.71%) MS Office
6 130 (24.34%) MS Excel
7 128 (23.97%) Citrix
8 122 (22.85%) ITIL
9 112 (20.97%) MS Exchange
10 110 (20.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 106 (19.85%) Windows Server
12 105 (19.66%) Finance
13 104 (19.48%) SCCM
14 103 (19.29%) Windows 8
15 87 (16.29%) Office 365
16 84 (15.73%) Windows 10
17 81 (15.17%) TCP/IP
18 78 (14.61%) LAN
18 78 (14.61%) Mac OS X
18 78 (14.61%) Apple
19 77 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
20 68 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
20 68 (12.73%) VMware
21 63 (11.80%) Blackberry
22 61 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2010
23 60 (11.24%) DNS
24 58 (10.86%) Windows XP
25 56 (10.49%) SLA
26 55 (10.30%) Cisco
26 55 (10.30%) DHCP

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
1 112 (20.97%) MS Exchange
2 61 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (8.05%) Skype for Business
4 34 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (3.18%) SharePoint
7 16 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.56%) Apache
9 3 (0.56%) IIS
10 1 (0.19%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 180 (33.71%) MS Office
2 130 (24.34%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.43%) Eikon
2 9 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 87 (16.29%) Office 365
2 11 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.94%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.56%) Yammer
6 1 (0.19%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (15.17%) TCP/IP
2 78 (14.61%) LAN
3 60 (11.24%) DNS
4 55 (10.30%) DHCP
5 54 (10.11%) WAN
6 41 (7.68%) Skype
7 38 (7.12%) VoIP
8 37 (6.93%) VPN
9 27 (5.06%) Firewall
10 26 (4.87%) Wireless
11 25 (4.68%) Internet
12 17 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
12 17 (3.18%) SAN
13 15 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (2.43%) IP Telephony
15 11 (2.06%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (1.31%) NAS
17 6 (1.12%) 3G
17 6 (1.12%) ADSL
18 5 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 105 (19.66%) Finance
2 22 (4.12%) Banking
2 22 (4.12%) Marketing
3 17 (3.18%) Advertising
4 15 (2.81%) Games
5 13 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.25%) Back Office
6 12 (2.25%) Retail
7 8 (1.50%) Legal
7 8 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.56%) Billing
8 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Law
9 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.93%) Software Packaging
2 5 (0.94%) XMPP
3 3 (0.56%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.37%) ODBC
4 2 (0.37%) Web Services
5 1 (0.19%) .NET
5 1 (0.19%) COM
5 1 (0.19%) HTML
5 1 (0.19%) REST
5 1 (0.19%) SOAP
5 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.80%) Blackberry
2 46 (8.61%) Driving Licence
3 39 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (6.74%) iPhone
5 34 (6.37%) Fat Client
5 34 (6.37%) Thin Client
6 30 (5.62%) Video Conferencing
7 23 (4.31%) Hedge funds
8 17 (3.18%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.62%) Smartphone
10 13 (2.43%) iPad
11 9 (1.69%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.31%) HP StoreVirtual
13 4 (0.75%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.56%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
14 3 (0.56%) Replication
14 3 (0.56%) Social Media
14 3 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 423 (79.21%) Windows
2 215 (40.26%) Windows 7
3 110 (20.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (19.85%) Windows Server
5 103 (19.29%) Windows 8
6 84 (15.73%) Windows 10
7 78 (14.61%) Mac OS X
8 77 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 58 (10.86%) Windows XP
10 55 (10.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (9.18%) Android
12 36 (6.74%) Apple iOS
13 35 (6.55%) Linux
14 18 (3.37%) Windows Vista
15 14 (2.62%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.75%) Unix
17 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.19%) AIX
18 1 (0.19%) CentOS
18 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (22.85%) ITIL
2 35 (6.55%) Mobile Device Management
3 30 (5.62%) Software Distribution
4 28 (5.24%) Mentoring
5 19 (3.56%) Application Virtualisation
5 19 (3.56%) Asset Management
6 17 (3.18%) Compatibility Testing
7 14 (2.62%) ITSM
7 14 (2.62%) Service Delivery
8 13 (2.43%) Change Management
8 13 (2.43%) Service Management
9 12 (2.25%) Migration
9 12 (2.25%) Problem Management
10 11 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (2.06%) Investment Management
10 11 (2.06%) Project Management
11 10 (1.87%) Patch Management
12 8 (1.50%) Incident Management
12 8 (1.50%) Line Management
13 7 (1.31%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 48 (8.99%) PowerShell
2 22 (4.12%) C
3 6 (1.12%) Java
4 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.56%) SQL
5 1 (0.19%) PHP
5 1 (0.19%) VB
5 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.49%) Degree
4 23 (4.31%) MCP
5 21 (3.93%) CCNA
5 21 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (3.75%) MCSA
7 16 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (3.00%) MCSE
8 14 (2.62%) MCITP
9 5 (0.94%) MCDST
10 4 (0.75%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.75%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.56%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.56%) MOS
11 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.37%) MCTS
13 1 (0.19%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (10.49%) SLA
2 7 (1.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 332 (62.17%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (7.12%) Hyper-V
4 28 (5.24%) XenApp
5 18 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (2.62%) Terminal Services
7 10 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.94%) vSphere
10 4 (0.75%) Xen
11 3 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.37%) XenServer
13 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 104 (19.48%) SCCM
2 19 (3.56%) WSUS
3 6 (1.12%) AirWatch
3 6 (1.12%) Casper Suite
4 5 (0.94%) DameWare
4 5 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.56%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.37%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.19%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 293 (54.87%) Microsoft
2 128 (23.97%) Citrix
3 78 (14.61%) Apple
4 68 (12.73%) VMware
5 55 (10.30%) Cisco
6 46 (8.61%) Bloomberg
7 37 (6.93%) HP
8 34 (6.37%) Reuters
9 25 (4.68%) Intel
9 25 (4.68%) Polycom
10 18 (3.37%) Dell
11 14 (2.62%) Fidessa
11 14 (2.62%) Mitel
12 11 (2.06%) Avaya
13 10 (1.87%) Remedy
14 9 (1.69%) Intel Security
15 8 (1.50%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.31%) Adobe
16 7 (1.31%) Sophos
16 7 (1.31%) Symantec
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Pension + 20% Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hemmersbach UK
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marks Sattin
Posted: 4 days ago
Wymondham
Williams Lea Tag
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Salary: £24500 - £26500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Hertfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 18 days ago
Brackley
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Great benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Shift Allowance
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
People Source Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago