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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 737 745 736
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 167 116 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 134 96 121
Average salary £27,500 £25,750 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% -0.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £34,900
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -2 154 £27,500 +7.84% 23
London -22 68 £29,000 +10.47% 9
South East -1 38 £26,250 +5.00% 6
West Midlands -14 13 £24,000 -17.94%
East of England -14 13 £25,500 +14.60% 2
City of London +1 12 £28,500 -5.00% 2
Berkshire +1 12 £29,500 +18.00%
Reading -1 10 £30,500 +10.90%
Hampshire -9 8 £24,500 -2.00%
South West -10 8 £23,000 +1.61% 3
Scotland -14 7 £28,250 -19.28% 2
Surrey -16 7 £27,500 -11.29% 3
Oxford +13 6 £22,500 -23.72% 1
Oxfordshire +7 6 £22,500 -23.72% 2
Yorkshire -31 6 £24,000 -11.11% 2
Hertfordshire -9 5 £29,750 - 2
West Yorkshire -34 5 £23,250 -25.00% 2
Wolverhampton - 5 £24,000 -
East Midlands - 5 £22,500 -
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £28,250 -
Kingston Upon Thames -11 4 £32,000 +23.07%
Edinburgh -13 4 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £23,500 -
Southampton +2 3 £24,500 -2.00%
Essex +1 3 £28,000 +55.55%
Bristol -12 3 - - 1
North West -18 3 £21,000 -28.81% 1
Birmingham - 3 £23,500 -
Crawley - 3 £28,500 - 1
Leeds - 3 £24,500 - 1

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 271 (81.38%) Windows
2 166 (49.85%) Active Directory
3 135 (40.54%) Windows 7
4 111 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 93 (27.93%) Windows XP
6 87 (26.13%) MS Office
7 73 (21.92%) MS Excel
8 65 (19.52%) Finance
8 65 (19.52%) ITIL
9 60 (18.02%) Blackberry
10 57 (17.12%) MS Exchange
11 54 (16.22%) TCP/IP
12 51 (15.32%) DNS
12 51 (15.32%) VMware
12 51 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 49 (14.71%) DHCP
14 47 (14.11%) Apple
15 46 (13.81%) LAN
16 38 (11.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 37 (11.11%) WAN
17 37 (11.11%) Degree
18 34 (10.21%) Cisco
18 34 (10.21%) Citrix
18 34 (10.21%) Windows 8
19 31 (9.31%) Security Cleared
20 30 (9.01%) SQL
21 28 (8.41%) VPN
22 27 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
22 27 (8.11%) SC Cleared
23 24 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 57 (17.12%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 22 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (3.90%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.30%) IBM Notes
7 10 (3.00%) Lync
8 5 (1.50%) IIS
9 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.60%) WorkSite
Applications
1 87 (26.13%) MS Office
2 73 (21.92%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.90%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.90%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.90%) Office 365
2 6 (1.80%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.22%) TCP/IP
2 51 (15.32%) DNS
3 49 (14.71%) DHCP
4 46 (13.81%) LAN
5 37 (11.11%) WAN
6 28 (8.41%) VPN
7 23 (6.91%) Wireless
8 16 (4.80%) Firewall
9 13 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (3.30%) Internet
11 9 (2.70%) VoIP
12 6 (1.80%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.50%) FTP
13 5 (1.50%) SAN
14 4 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (1.20%) DSL
14 4 (1.20%) 3G
14 4 (1.20%) SMTP
15 3 (0.90%) ADSL
16 2 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 65 (19.52%) Finance
2 13 (3.90%) Back Office
3 11 (3.30%) Banking
4 10 (3.00%) Retail
5 9 (2.70%) Marketing
6 5 (1.50%) Front Office
6 5 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.50%) Military
7 4 (1.20%) Electronics
7 4 (1.20%) Law
8 3 (0.90%) Advertising
8 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.20%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.60%) Web Services
3 1 (0.30%) WAP
3 1 (0.30%) COM
3 1 (0.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.02%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.31%) iPhone
3 17 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.80%) PDA
5 14 (4.20%) Client/Server
5 14 (4.20%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (3.90%) iPad
7 12 (3.60%) Smartphone
8 10 (3.00%) Hedge funds
8 10 (3.00%) Clustering
9 6 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.20%) iSeries
10 4 (1.20%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.20%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.60%) Equities
11 2 (0.60%) BBC
11 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.60%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 271 (81.38%) Windows
2 135 (40.54%) Windows 7
3 93 (27.93%) Windows XP
4 51 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (11.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (10.21%) Windows 8
7 23 (6.91%) Android
8 16 (4.80%) Apple iOS
9 14 (4.20%) Mac OS X
9 14 (4.20%) Mac OS
10 12 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (3.00%) Windows 2000
12 9 (2.70%) Linux
13 7 (2.10%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.80%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.60%) UNIX
16 1 (0.30%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.52%) ITIL
2 15 (4.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 13 (3.90%) Asset Management
4 11 (3.30%) Service Management
5 9 (2.70%) Migration
5 9 (2.70%) Investment Management
6 8 (2.40%) Service Delivery
7 6 (1.80%) ITIL V3
7 6 (1.80%) Incident Management
7 6 (1.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.20%) Change Control
8 4 (1.20%) Mentoring
8 4 (1.20%) Load Balancing
8 4 (1.20%) Change Management
8 4 (1.20%) ITSM
9 3 (0.90%) Problem Management
9 3 (0.90%) Release Management
9 3 (0.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (0.90%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (0.90%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.01%) SQL
2 9 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.90%) VB
4 2 (0.60%) Python
4 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.60%) VBScript
4 2 (0.60%) C#
4 2 (0.60%) Java
4 2 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (11.11%) Degree
2 31 (9.31%) Security Cleared
3 27 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.50%) MCSE
5 13 (3.90%) MCP
6 9 (2.70%) MCSA
7 6 (1.80%) MCTS
7 6 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.50%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.20%) MCITP
9 4 (1.20%) MCDST
9 4 (1.20%) CCNA
10 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.30%) HNC
12 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.01%) SLA
System Software
1 166 (49.85%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.71%) XenApp
4 13 (3.90%) vSphere
5 12 (3.60%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.10%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (6.91%) SCCM
2 13 (3.90%) Backup Exec
3 9 (2.70%) WSUS
4 6 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.20%) SCOM
6 3 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.60%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.30%) OpenView
8 1 (0.30%) Nagios
8 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.30%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 111 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 51 (15.32%) VMware
3 47 (14.11%) Apple
4 34 (10.21%) Cisco
4 34 (10.21%) Citrix
5 19 (5.71%) Symantec
6 17 (5.11%) HP
7 15 (4.50%) Dell
8 13 (3.90%) Bloomberg
9 12 (3.60%) Remedy
9 12 (3.60%) Lotus
10 11 (3.30%) LANDesk
10 11 (3.30%) Altiris
10 11 (3.30%) Juniper
10 11 (3.30%) Autodesk
11 9 (2.70%) Reuters
12 8 (2.40%) IBM
12 8 (2.40%) Avaya
13 7 (2.10%) Adobe
13 7 (2.10%) SAP
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City of London
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Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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London
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Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-45k base + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
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Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum Salary is approx 28-30k base + bonus
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Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
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Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
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Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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