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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
UK
Rank 632 710 672
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 217 231 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 197 219 229
Median salary £25,500 £26,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.77% -5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £35,400
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-5.66% -

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
81391 96427 101725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.46% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 67597 80923 84638
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,999 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +77 210 £25,250 -4.71% 13
London +34 83 £32,500 +12.06% 5
South East +83 60 £25,000 -5.66% 1
South West +30 26 £25,000 +6.38% 2
Surrey +41 22 £21,000 -19.23% 1
North West -3 18 £19,000 -19.14% 2
Guildford +38 14 £21,000 -27.58% 1
Cheshire +26 11 £19,000 - 1
Warrington +19 11 £19,000 -
City of London +13 11 £34,500 -1.42% 2
Gloucestershire -9 10 £25,000 -9.09%
Wiltshire +32 9 £25,000 -5.66% 1
Swindon - 9 £25,000 - 1
Gloucester - 9 £25,000 -
Oxfordshire +32 8 £31,500 +18.86%
Hampshire +7 8 £28,500 +7.54%
Berkshire +49 7 £25,500 -8.92%
East of England +19 7 £26,000 - 1
West Sussex +13 7 £22,500 -11.76%
Hertfordshire +5 7 £26,000 -
West Midlands -1 7 £25,000 +2.04% 1
Crawley - 7 £22,500 -
East Midlands +8 6 £19,000 -37.75% 1
Slough +38 5 £25,500 -8.92%
Bristol +3 5 £26,000 +10.63%
Abingdon - 5 £31,500 -
Liverpool - 5 £29,000 -
Merseyside - 5 £29,000 -
Scotland +30 4 £27,500 -31.25%
Buckinghamshire +21 4 £26,000 +1.96%

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 379 (83.66%) Windows
2 278 (61.37%) Active Directory
3 237 (52.32%) Microsoft
4 201 (44.37%) MS Office
5 179 (39.51%) Windows 7
6 119 (26.27%) MS Excel
7 113 (24.94%) Office 365
8 106 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 101 (22.30%) ITIL
10 92 (20.31%) Windows Server
11 90 (19.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 90 (19.87%) MS Exchange
12 85 (18.76%) Windows 8
13 83 (18.32%) Citrix
14 80 (17.66%) Windows 10
15 74 (16.34%) SCCM
16 68 (15.01%) TCP/IP
17 67 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
17 67 (14.79%) Finance
18 63 (13.91%) LAN
18 63 (13.91%) VMware
19 61 (13.47%) Fat Client
19 61 (13.47%) Thin Client
20 59 (13.02%) Intel
21 58 (12.80%) Mac OS X
22 56 (12.36%) Apple
23 53 (11.70%) Firewall
24 52 (11.48%) Hyper-V
25 47 (10.38%) WAN
26 45 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure

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 90 (19.87%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (3.53%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.31%) Skype for Business
6 13 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.88%) IIS
9 3 (0.66%) Apache
9 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 201 (44.37%) MS Office
2 119 (26.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.88%) Eikon
3 2 (0.44%) Summit
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 113 (24.94%) Office 365
2 29 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.88%) Dropbox
4 3 (0.66%) G Suite
5 2 (0.44%) Yammer
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (15.01%) TCP/IP
2 63 (13.91%) LAN
3 53 (11.70%) Firewall
4 47 (10.38%) WAN
5 31 (6.84%) DNS
6 29 (6.40%) VPN
7 26 (5.74%) DHCP
8 21 (4.64%) VoIP
9 16 (3.53%) Skype
10 14 (3.09%) Internet
10 14 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (3.09%) Wireless
11 13 (2.87%) IP Telephony
12 9 (1.99%) SAN
13 7 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (1.55%) NAS
13 7 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.55%) WLAN
14 4 (0.88%) PBX
14 4 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.66%) FileMaker
5 3 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.32%) MSI
2 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
General
1 67 (14.79%) Finance
2 23 (5.08%) Banking
3 14 (3.09%) Advertising
4 11 (2.43%) Legal
4 11 (2.43%) Marketing
5 10 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.10%) Retail
7 4 (0.88%) Games
7 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.66%) Back Office
8 3 (0.66%) Local Government
9 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.86%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.32%) Web Services
3 5 (1.10%) REST
3 5 (1.10%) SOAP
4 2 (0.44%) XMPP
4 2 (0.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.47%) Fat Client
1 61 (13.47%) Thin Client
2 19 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.31%) iPhone
3 15 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (3.09%) Hedge funds
5 12 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.43%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.55%) iPad
9 6 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.32%) User Experience
10 5 (1.10%) Biotechnology
10 5 (1.10%) Replication
11 4 (0.88%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.88%) Wiki
12 2 (0.44%) Artificial Intelligence
12 2 (0.44%) FMCG
12 2 (0.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 379 (83.66%) Windows
2 179 (39.51%) Windows 7
3 106 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 92 (20.31%) Windows Server
5 90 (19.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (18.76%) Windows 8
7 80 (17.66%) Windows 10
8 58 (12.80%) Mac OS X
9 36 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (7.51%) Windows XP
11 32 (7.06%) Linux
12 26 (5.74%) Android
13 18 (3.97%) Apple iOS
14 11 (2.43%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (1.32%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.44%) Unix
19 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (22.30%) ITIL
2 21 (4.64%) Service Management
3 18 (3.97%) Software Distribution
4 16 (3.53%) Application Virtualisation
5 15 (3.31%) Compatibility Testing
6 11 (2.43%) ITIL V3
6 11 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (2.21%) Service Delivery
8 9 (1.99%) Investment Management
8 9 (1.99%) Problem Management
9 8 (1.77%) Asset Management
9 8 (1.77%) B2B
9 8 (1.77%) Change Management
9 8 (1.77%) ITSM
9 8 (1.77%) Mentoring
9 8 (1.77%) Patch Management
9 8 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (1.77%) Software Deployment
10 6 (1.32%) Incident Management
10 6 (1.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.93%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.32%) C
3 3 (0.66%) SQL
4 1 (0.22%) Java
4 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.22%) VB
4 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 35 (7.73%) MCP
4 30 (6.62%) MCSE
5 19 (4.19%) Degree
5 19 (4.19%) MCSA
5 19 (4.19%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.97%) MCITP
7 9 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.77%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.32%) CCNA
9 6 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.32%) MCTS
10 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.66%) MCDST
10 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.44%) CCNP
11 2 (0.44%) MOS
12 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.22%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.51%) SLA
2 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 278 (61.37%) Active Directory
2 52 (11.48%) Hyper-V
3 45 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (5.08%) XenApp
5 22 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (2.21%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.88%) vSphere
8 4 (0.88%) Xen
9 3 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.44%) Firmware
10 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 74 (16.34%) SCCM
2 6 (1.32%) Backup Exec
2 6 (1.32%) Casper Suite
2 6 (1.32%) WSUS
3 5 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.88%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.88%) DameWare
4 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.44%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 237 (52.32%) Microsoft
2 83 (18.32%) Citrix
3 63 (13.91%) VMware
4 59 (13.02%) Intel
5 56 (12.36%) Apple
6 34 (7.51%) Cisco
7 27 (5.96%) Bloomberg
8 26 (5.74%) HP
9 25 (5.52%) Reuters
10 17 (3.75%) Dell
11 8 (1.77%) Google
11 8 (1.77%) Mitel
11 8 (1.77%) Polycom
11 8 (1.77%) Remedy
11 8 (1.77%) Sage
12 7 (1.55%) Avaya
12 7 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.55%) Sophos
13 6 (1.32%) IBM
13 6 (1.32%) LANDesk
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