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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 725 770 767
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 169 110 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 142 87 109
Average salary £28,000 £25,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.80% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,912 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £32,250
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%

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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 2014 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 27 August 2014. 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 +1 157 £27,500 +7.84% 18
London +25 86 £30,250 +18.62% 12
South East -22 38 £25,500 +2.00% 4
City of London +16 17 £31,500 -10.00% 4
Berkshire +11 14 £27,000 +10.20% 2
West Midlands +7 10 £24,000 -12.72% 1
Reading +5 9 £30,000 -0.82% 2
Surrey -1 9 £24,500 -19.67%
Scotland -3 7 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire -13 7 £26,250 +5.00%
East of England -13 6 £23,000 +3.37%
East Midlands - 6 £22,500 -
Oxford +12 5 £24,500 -16.94% 1
Oxfordshire +1 5 £24,500 -16.94% 1
North West -7 4 £23,375 -20.76%
Edinburgh -9 4 £35,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames -13 4 £32,000 +23.07%
Farnham - 4 £24,500 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £24,000 -
Southampton +7 3 £24,500 -2.00%
Buckinghamshire +3 3 £24,000 -
North East -2 3 £27,500 -
Tyne and Wear -3 3 £27,500 -
Hertfordshire -7 3 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire -23 3 £23,750 -23.38% 1
Yorkshire -34 3 £23,750 -23.38% 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £22,500 -
Northampton - 3 £22,500 -
Birmingham - 3 £23,500 -
Slough +8 2 £25,250 +12.22%

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 256 (80.76%) Windows
2 157 (49.53%) Active Directory
3 124 (39.12%) Microsoft
4 122 (38.49%) Windows 7
5 90 (28.39%) MS Office
6 88 (27.76%) Windows XP
7 82 (25.87%) MS Excel
8 64 (20.19%) ITIL
9 62 (19.56%) Finance
10 59 (18.61%) Blackberry
11 58 (18.30%) TCP/IP
12 56 (17.67%) MS Exchange
13 50 (15.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 47 (14.83%) VMware
14 47 (14.83%) LAN
15 45 (14.20%) DNS
15 45 (14.20%) Apple
16 43 (13.56%) DHCP
17 40 (12.62%) Degree
18 38 (11.99%) WAN
18 38 (11.99%) Windows 8
19 36 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
20 33 (10.41%) Cisco
21 31 (9.78%) Citrix
21 31 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
21 31 (9.78%) VPN
21 31 (9.78%) Security Cleared
22 30 (9.46%) SQL
23 26 (8.20%) SC Cleared
24 24 (7.57%) Wireless

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 56 (17.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (4.42%) SharePoint
6 13 (4.10%) IBM Notes
7 11 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.84%) Lync
9 5 (1.58%) IIS
10 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.63%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 90 (28.39%) MS Office
2 82 (25.87%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.95%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Eikon
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.10%) Office 365
2 6 (1.89%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (18.30%) TCP/IP
2 47 (14.83%) LAN
3 45 (14.20%) DNS
4 43 (13.56%) DHCP
5 38 (11.99%) WAN
6 31 (9.78%) VPN
7 24 (7.57%) Wireless
8 20 (6.31%) Firewall
9 13 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (3.15%) Internet
10 10 (3.15%) VoIP
11 6 (1.89%) DSL
12 5 (1.58%) SAN
12 5 (1.58%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.58%) ADSL
12 5 (1.58%) FTP
13 4 (1.26%) SMTP
13 4 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (0.95%) Ethernet
15 2 (0.63%) IMAP4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.32%) MySQL
General
1 62 (19.56%) Finance
2 13 (4.10%) Back Office
3 10 (3.15%) Marketing
4 6 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.58%) Front Office
6 4 (1.26%) Law
7 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Advertising
7 3 (0.95%) Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Military
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.32%) Retail
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.95%) Web Services
1 3 (0.95%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.63%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.63%) COM
3 1 (0.32%) WAP
3 1 (0.32%) WSH
3 1 (0.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (18.61%) Blackberry
2 22 (6.94%) iPhone
3 16 (5.05%) PDA
4 14 (4.42%) iPad
5 12 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (3.47%) Smartphone
7 8 (2.52%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.26%) iSeries
9 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.63%) BBC
11 2 (0.63%) Derivative
11 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.32%) New Media
12 1 (0.32%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.32%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 256 (80.76%) Windows
2 122 (38.49%) Windows 7
3 88 (27.76%) Windows XP
4 50 (15.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (11.99%) Windows 8
6 36 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (6.94%) Android
8 17 (5.36%) Mac OS X
9 14 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.42%) Apple iOS
9 14 (4.42%) Mac OS
10 11 (3.47%) Linux
11 8 (2.52%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (1.89%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.63%) Fedora
13 2 (0.63%) UNIX
14 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.19%) ITIL
2 14 (4.42%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (3.47%) Migration
3 11 (3.47%) Asset Management
4 9 (2.84%) Service Management
5 8 (2.52%) Investment Management
6 7 (2.21%) Incident Management
6 7 (2.21%) Service Delivery
7 6 (1.89%) Change Management
7 6 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (1.89%) CRM
7 6 (1.89%) ITIL V3
8 4 (1.26%) Release Management
8 4 (1.26%) Time Management
8 4 (1.26%) Change Control
9 3 (0.95%) Software Deployment
9 3 (0.95%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (0.95%) Load Balancing
9 3 (0.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (0.95%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.46%) SQL
2 9 (2.84%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.95%) VB
4 2 (0.63%) Python
4 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.63%) VBScript
4 2 (0.63%) C#
4 2 (0.63%) Java
4 2 (0.63%) PHP
5 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (12.62%) Degree
2 31 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (9.78%) Security Cleared
3 26 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.05%) MCSE
5 14 (4.42%) MCP
6 9 (2.84%) MCSA
7 8 (2.52%) MCTS
8 6 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.58%) CCNA
9 5 (1.58%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.26%) MCITP
10 4 (1.26%) MCDST
11 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.32%) HNC
13 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.62%) SLA
System Software
1 157 (49.53%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.99%) XenApp
4 12 (3.79%) vSphere
5 11 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.21%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.63%) XenServer
8 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (5.68%) SCCM
2 11 (3.47%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.15%) WSUS
4 6 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.95%) SCOM
6 2 (0.63%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.32%) WMI
7 1 (0.32%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.32%) OpenView
7 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 124 (39.12%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.83%) VMware
3 45 (14.20%) Apple
4 33 (10.41%) Cisco
5 31 (9.78%) Citrix
6 20 (6.31%) HP
7 17 (5.36%) Symantec
8 15 (4.73%) Dell
9 14 (4.42%) Lotus
10 12 (3.79%) Bloomberg
11 11 (3.47%) Remedy
11 11 (3.47%) Autodesk
11 11 (3.47%) Juniper
11 11 (3.47%) LANDesk
12 9 (2.84%) Altiris
12 9 (2.84%) Reuters
13 8 (2.52%) IBM
14 7 (2.21%) SAP
14 7 (2.21%) Adobe
14 7 (2.21%) Avaya
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