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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 661 727 758
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 228 168 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 201 126 92
Average salary £27,500 £25,750 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% -2.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £36,500 £33,700
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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
101493 101105 101549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.45% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83542 81233 85841
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +69 217 £27,500 +6.79% 19
London +68 137 £31,500 +5.00% 7
City of London +22 40 £35,000 +12.90% 1
South East -24 32 £26,000 +10.63% 6
Berkshire -6 18 £30,000 +36.36% 1
North West -18 13 £20,000 -15.78% 1
East of England +2 12 £25,000 -2.91% 1
East Midlands +35 11 £27,500 +14.58%
West Midlands -23 9 £23,500 -2.08% 2
Slough +2 8 £28,250 +20.21% 1
Reading -7 8 £32,500 +47.72%
Nottinghamshire +15 7 £25,000 +4.16%
Nottingham +14 7 £25,000 +4.16%
Surrey +6 7 £23,500 -9.61%
South West -4 7 £24,500 +6.52% 2
Coventry -14 7 £21,000 -16.00%
Liverpool +10 6 £24,500 -10.90%
Merseyside +10 6 £24,500 -10.90%
Woking - 6 £23,500 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £25,000 -
Chiswick - 5 £24,000 -
Yorkshire +5 4 £24,875 -4.32%
Manchester +1 4 £19,000 - 1
Street - 4 £24,500 -
Somerset - 4 £24,500 -
Norwich +4 3 £27,500 +14.58%
Norfolk 0 3 £27,500 +14.58%
Cheshire -4 3 £20,000 -14.89%
Leicestershire - 3 £30,500 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 378 (89.57%) Windows
2 247 (58.53%) Active Directory
3 224 (53.08%) Windows 7
4 194 (45.97%) Microsoft
5 143 (33.89%) MS Office
6 123 (29.15%) MS Excel
7 109 (25.83%) ITIL
8 102 (24.17%) Citrix
9 95 (22.51%) Blackberry
10 92 (21.80%) Finance
11 88 (20.85%) Windows XP
12 83 (19.67%) MS Exchange
13 79 (18.72%) Microsoft Certification
14 78 (18.48%) Cisco
14 78 (18.48%) VMware
15 72 (17.06%) Windows Server 2008
16 64 (15.17%) Windows 8
17 54 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
18 53 (12.56%) TCP/IP
19 51 (12.09%) Apple
20 50 (11.85%) LAN
20 50 (11.85%) SCCM
21 46 (10.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
22 44 (10.43%) XenApp
23 43 (10.19%) SLA
24 42 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
25 40 (9.48%) DNS
26 39 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
27 37 (8.77%) MCSE
28 36 (8.53%) VPN

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 83 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 46 (10.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 39 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (4.03%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (2.61%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.90%) Lync
9 3 (0.71%) IIS
9 3 (0.71%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.47%) Apache
11 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 143 (33.89%) MS Office
2 123 (29.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.47%) Revit
5 2 (0.47%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Front Arena
1 2 (0.47%) Eikon
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.29%) Office 365
2 10 (2.37%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (12.56%) TCP/IP
2 50 (11.85%) LAN
3 40 (9.48%) DNS
4 36 (8.53%) VPN
5 35 (8.29%) WAN
6 32 (7.58%) DHCP
7 24 (5.69%) Firewall
8 22 (5.21%) Wireless
9 14 (3.32%) VoIP
10 12 (2.84%) 3G
11 8 (1.90%) IP Telephony
11 8 (1.90%) ADSL
12 7 (1.66%) Internet
13 6 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.18%) Network Security
15 4 (0.95%) SSH
15 4 (0.95%) WEP
15 4 (0.95%) WPA
15 4 (0.95%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 92 (21.80%) Finance
2 28 (6.64%) Banking
3 17 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.79%) Retail
5 12 (2.84%) Military
5 12 (2.84%) Electronics
6 8 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.66%) Marketing
8 5 (1.18%) Advertising
9 4 (0.95%) Back Office
10 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.71%) French Language
11 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.47%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.18%) COM
2 2 (0.47%) HTML
2 2 (0.47%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.24%) LAMP
3 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (22.51%) Blackberry
2 32 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
3 25 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.45%) iPhone
5 19 (4.50%) Hedge funds
6 14 (3.32%) Client/Server
7 13 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.08%) Thin Client
7 13 (3.08%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.61%) Replication
9 10 (2.37%) iPad
10 9 (2.13%) Clustering
11 7 (1.66%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.18%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.71%) Equities
14 2 (0.47%) Social Network
15 1 (0.24%) Performance Metrics
15 1 (0.24%) SecurID
15 1 (0.24%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 378 (89.57%) Windows
2 224 (53.08%) Windows 7
3 88 (20.85%) Windows XP
4 72 (17.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (15.17%) Windows 8
6 42 (9.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (6.64%) Mac OS X
9 21 (4.98%) Apple iOS
9 21 (4.98%) Windows Vista
10 19 (4.50%) Android
11 17 (4.03%) Windows 2000
12 11 (2.61%) Linux
13 8 (1.90%) Windows Phone
13 8 (1.90%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.18%) UNIX
15 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.47%) Debian
17 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (25.83%) ITIL
2 27 (6.40%) Service Delivery
3 23 (5.45%) Asset Management
4 16 (3.79%) Service Management
5 11 (2.61%) Software Deployment
6 8 (1.90%) ITSM
6 8 (1.90%) Incident Management
7 6 (1.42%) Logistics
8 5 (1.18%) Project Planning
8 5 (1.18%) Problem Management
8 5 (1.18%) Line Management
8 5 (1.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (1.18%) ITIL V3
9 4 (0.95%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (0.95%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (0.95%) Change Management
9 4 (0.95%) CRM
9 4 (0.95%) E-Commerce
10 3 (0.71%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.71%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.98%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.27%) SQL
3 3 (0.71%) VB
4 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.47%) C
4 2 (0.47%) Perl
5 1 (0.24%) PHP
5 1 (0.24%) VBScript
5 1 (0.24%) Python
Qualifications
1 79 (18.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (8.77%) MCSE
3 35 (8.29%) MCP
4 23 (5.45%) MCSA
5 21 (4.98%) Security Cleared
6 19 (4.50%) MCITP
6 19 (4.50%) Degree
6 19 (4.50%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.61%) MCTS
8 10 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.37%) CCNA
9 9 (2.13%) MCDST
10 7 (1.66%) A+ Certification
10 7 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.18%) VCP4
12 4 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.47%) MOS
13 2 (0.47%) CCA
13 2 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.47%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.19%) SLA
System Software
1 247 (58.53%) Active Directory
2 54 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.43%) XenApp
4 25 (5.92%) Hyper-V
5 18 (4.27%) Xen
6 17 (4.03%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.37%) vSphere
8 6 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.47%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.47%) XenServer
12 1 (0.24%) Firmware
12 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 50 (11.85%) SCCM
2 8 (1.90%) Backup Exec
2 8 (1.90%) WSUS
3 6 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.95%) DameWare
6 3 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.47%) Nagios
7 2 (0.47%) SCOM
8 1 (0.24%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.24%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 194 (45.97%) Microsoft
2 102 (24.17%) Citrix
3 78 (18.48%) Cisco
3 78 (18.48%) VMware
4 51 (12.09%) Apple
5 36 (8.53%) Avaya
6 30 (7.11%) HP
7 25 (5.92%) Dell
7 25 (5.92%) Reuters
8 20 (4.74%) Wyse
9 18 (4.27%) FactSet
10 15 (3.55%) Remedy
11 14 (3.32%) Symantec
12 12 (2.84%) McAfee
13 11 (2.61%) Lotus
13 11 (2.61%) Mitel
13 11 (2.61%) ServiceNow
14 10 (2.37%) Bloomberg
15 8 (1.90%) Polycom
16 7 (1.66%) Altiris
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