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

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 706 768 760
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 201 168 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 189 144 92
Average salary £26,000 £28,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,750 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +0.98%

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
102426 111110 103460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.50% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 84594 91082 86189
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 +53 191 £26,000 -5.45% 25
London +20 84 £28,500 -1.72% 5
South East +30 49 £25,000 -6.54% 10
Surrey +39 24 £22,500 -8.16% 1
City of London +28 18 £28,000 -11.11% 2
East of England +28 15 £27,000 +28.57% 2
West Midlands 0 13 £26,250 +4.61% 1
Woking - 13 £22,500 -
North West +17 12 £25,000 +19.04%
South West -17 10 £21,000 -8.69% 6
Gloucestershire -2 9 £21,000 -8.69% 2
Bedfordshire - 9 £25,000 -
Gloucester -3 8 £21,000 -8.69% 1
Luton - 8 £25,000 -
East Sussex +22 7 £23,000 -20.68%
East Midlands +3 6 £23,000 -22.68%
Birmingham - 6 £26,250 -
Manchester +6 5 £25,000 +66.66%
Kent +6 5 £26,500 -3.63% 3
West Sussex +3 5 £25,000 -7.40% 3
Berkshire -3 5 £27,500 -5.17% 1
Leeds +14 4 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Hampshire +7 4 £26,500 - 2
West Yorkshire +2 4 £25,000 - 1
Yorkshire +1 4 £25,000 - 1
Lancashire - 4 £18,250 -
Blackpool - 4 £18,250 -
Guildford - 4 £27,000 -
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £23,500 -11.32%
Nottingham -2 3 £23,500 -11.32%

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 374 (88.21%) Windows
2 245 (57.78%) Microsoft
3 239 (56.37%) Windows 7
4 226 (53.30%) Active Directory
5 184 (43.40%) MS Office
6 167 (39.39%) MS Excel
7 136 (32.08%) ITIL
8 105 (24.76%) Blackberry
9 103 (24.29%) Citrix
10 96 (22.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 95 (22.41%) Windows 8
12 90 (21.23%) Finance
13 88 (20.75%) MS Exchange
14 84 (19.81%) SCCM
15 82 (19.34%) Windows XP
16 79 (18.63%) Windows Server 2008
17 70 (16.51%) TCP/IP
18 69 (16.27%) VMware
19 63 (14.86%) DNS
20 61 (14.39%) XenApp
21 60 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
22 57 (13.44%) MCSE
22 57 (13.44%) Apple
23 56 (13.21%) DHCP
24 54 (12.74%) Cisco
25 49 (11.56%) MCP
26 48 (11.32%) HP
27 45 (10.61%) LAN
28 44 (10.38%) WAN
29 43 (10.14%) SLA

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 88 (20.75%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 23 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.01%) Lync
5 15 (3.54%) IBM Notes
6 13 (3.07%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.71%) IIS
10 2 (0.47%) Apache
10 2 (0.47%) Confluence
10 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
11 1 (0.24%) LiveLink
Applications
1 184 (43.40%) MS Office
2 167 (39.39%) MS Excel
3 22 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) Revit
6 1 (0.24%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.24%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.31%) Office 365
2 8 (1.89%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (16.51%) TCP/IP
2 63 (14.86%) DNS
3 56 (13.21%) DHCP
4 45 (10.61%) LAN
5 44 (10.38%) WAN
6 36 (8.49%) VPN
7 32 (7.55%) Wireless
8 27 (6.37%) VoIP
9 24 (5.66%) Firewall
10 13 (3.07%) Internet
11 11 (2.59%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.94%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.94%) SAN
13 4 (0.94%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.94%) Network Security
14 3 (0.71%) PSTN
14 3 (0.71%) ADSL
14 3 (0.71%) Intranet
14 3 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.47%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) Hudson
3 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 90 (21.23%) Finance
2 18 (4.25%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.01%) Banking
3 17 (4.01%) Marketing
4 14 (3.30%) Back Office
5 10 (2.36%) Mandarin Language
6 7 (1.65%) Advertising
6 7 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.18%) Games
7 5 (1.18%) Legal
8 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.94%) Retail
9 3 (0.71%) French Language
9 3 (0.71%) Electronics
9 3 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.18%) COM
1 5 (1.18%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.71%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.71%) WSH
3 2 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 105 (24.76%) Blackberry
2 60 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.55%) Video Conferencing
4 25 (5.90%) iPhone
5 14 (3.30%) Hedge funds
6 12 (2.83%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.83%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.59%) iPad
8 10 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.36%) Replication
9 6 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.94%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.47%) Photography
12 2 (0.47%) Clustering
13 1 (0.24%) Equities
13 1 (0.24%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 374 (88.21%) Windows
2 239 (56.37%) Windows 7
3 95 (22.41%) Windows 8
4 82 (19.34%) Windows XP
5 79 (18.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (9.43%) Mac OS X
7 38 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (5.66%) Windows Vista
9 24 (5.66%) Android
10 23 (5.42%) Apple iOS
11 13 (3.07%) Linux
12 10 (2.36%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.71%) UNIX
13 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.47%) Debian
14 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (32.08%) ITIL
2 36 (8.49%) Service Delivery
3 27 (6.37%) Asset Management
4 18 (4.25%) Project Planning
4 18 (4.25%) Software Deployment
5 17 (4.01%) Service Management
6 16 (3.77%) Digital Marketing
7 15 (3.54%) Project Management
8 13 (3.07%) ITSM
8 13 (3.07%) Incident Management
9 12 (2.83%) Problem Management
10 11 (2.59%) Mentoring
11 9 (2.12%) Line Management
12 6 (1.42%) Investment Management
12 6 (1.42%) Data Protection
13 5 (1.18%) Change Management
13 5 (1.18%) Time Management
13 5 (1.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (1.18%) Software Delivery
13 5 (1.18%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.72%) SQL
2 16 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.12%) C
4 3 (0.71%) VB
5 2 (0.47%) Perl
5 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.47%) VBScript
6 1 (0.24%) Java
6 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 96 (22.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (13.44%) MCSE
3 49 (11.56%) MCP
4 27 (6.37%) MCSA
4 27 (6.37%) A+ Certification
5 26 (6.13%) MCITP
6 23 (5.42%) Degree
7 20 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (3.54%) CCNA
8 15 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (2.83%) MCTS
10 11 (2.59%) MCDST
11 10 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (2.12%) Security Cleared
13 5 (1.18%) ACSP
14 4 (0.94%) SC Cleared
15 3 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.71%) CCNP
16 2 (0.47%) CCA
16 2 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 226 (53.30%) Active Directory
2 61 (14.39%) XenApp
3 41 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (8.96%) XenDesktop
5 24 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 22 (5.19%) Hyper-V
7 13 (3.07%) Xen
8 11 (2.59%) vSphere
9 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.71%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.24%) Firmware
11 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 84 (19.81%) SCCM
2 8 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.65%) DameWare
4 4 (0.94%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.71%) Casper Suite
5 3 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Nagios
6 1 (0.24%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 245 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 103 (24.29%) Citrix
3 69 (16.27%) VMware
4 57 (13.44%) Apple
5 54 (12.74%) Cisco
6 48 (11.32%) HP
7 25 (5.90%) Dell
8 24 (5.66%) ServiceNow
9 20 (4.72%) McAfee
10 16 (3.77%) Wyse
11 15 (3.54%) Lotus
11 15 (3.54%) Reuters
11 15 (3.54%) Avaya
12 11 (2.59%) Symantec
13 10 (2.36%) Remedy
13 10 (2.36%) FactSet
14 9 (2.12%) Polycom
14 9 (2.12%) Bloomberg
14 9 (2.12%) AppSense
14 9 (2.12%) Juniper
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