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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 704 766 770
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 194 161 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 181 139 88
Average salary £26,500 £27,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +5.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.92%

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
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 £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 £38,500
% 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +57 185 £26,500 -3.63% 28
London +30 88 £29,000 - 14
South East +19 41 £26,500 +6.00% 3
City of London +38 20 £26,500 -15.87% 6
East of England +24 14 £27,000 +22.72% 2
West Midlands +4 13 £26,500 +0.12% 2
North West +8 12 £21,650 -15.92% 1
Kent +10 10 £28,000 +1.81% 2
Surrey +17 9 £27,000 +10.20%
Bedfordshire +15 8 £25,000 +13.63%
Berkshire +5 8 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Luton - 8 £25,000 -
South West -14 7 £21,000 -16.00% 5
Manchester +11 6 £23,900 +13.80%
East Midlands +7 6 £23,000 +2.22%
Yorkshire +7 5 £25,000 - 1
Warwickshire -17 5 £26,500 +5.60%
Hampshire +10 4 £26,500 +0.95%
West Yorkshire +8 4 £25,000 - 1
Leeds +6 4 £25,000 -4.76% 1
West Sussex +3 4 £25,000 -12.28%
Gloucester 0 4 £21,000 -8.69%
Gloucestershire -2 4 £21,000 -8.69% 1
Lancashire - 4 £18,250 -
East Sussex - 4 £22,500 -
Coventry - 4 £27,500 - 2
Blackpool - 4 £18,250 -
Haywards Heath - 4 £25,000 -
Nottinghamshire 0 3 £23,500 -11.32%
Nottingham -1 3 £23,500 -11.32%

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 357 (87.71%) Windows
2 239 (58.72%) Microsoft
3 230 (56.51%) Active Directory
4 228 (56.02%) Windows 7
5 177 (43.49%) MS Office
6 164 (40.29%) MS Excel
7 136 (33.42%) ITIL
8 96 (23.59%) Blackberry
9 95 (23.34%) Citrix
10 94 (23.10%) Windows 8
11 91 (22.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 87 (21.38%) Finance
13 84 (20.64%) SCCM
14 81 (19.90%) Windows XP
14 81 (19.90%) MS Exchange
15 75 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 71 (17.44%) TCP/IP
17 69 (16.95%) DNS
18 65 (15.97%) VMware
19 62 (15.23%) DHCP
20 56 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
21 55 (13.51%) MCSE
22 53 (13.02%) XenApp
23 50 (12.29%) MCP
24 46 (11.30%) SLA
25 45 (11.06%) LAN
25 45 (11.06%) Apple
26 44 (10.81%) HP
26 44 (10.81%) WAN
27 43 (10.57%) Cisco

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 81 (19.90%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (4.91%) Lync
4 19 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.19%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.46%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.74%) IIS
10 2 (0.49%) Apache
10 2 (0.49%) CMS
10 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.49%) Confluence
10 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.25%) LiveLink
Applications
1 177 (43.49%) MS Office
2 164 (40.29%) MS Excel
3 20 (4.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) Revit
6 1 (0.25%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.25%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.86%) Office 365
2 8 (1.97%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (17.44%) TCP/IP
2 69 (16.95%) DNS
3 62 (15.23%) DHCP
4 45 (11.06%) LAN
5 44 (10.81%) WAN
6 33 (8.11%) VPN
7 27 (6.63%) Wireless
8 24 (5.90%) VoIP
9 19 (4.67%) Firewall
10 18 (4.42%) Internet
11 11 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.47%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.47%) SAN
14 4 (0.98%) NAS
15 3 (0.74%) Network Security
15 3 (0.74%) Intranet
15 3 (0.74%) MPLS
15 3 (0.74%) WLAN
15 3 (0.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.25%) Hudson
3 1 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 87 (21.38%) Finance
2 20 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.93%) Marketing
4 15 (3.69%) Banking
5 14 (3.44%) Back Office
6 10 (2.46%) Mandarin Language
6 10 (2.46%) Advertising
7 6 (1.47%) Games
7 6 (1.47%) Legal
8 4 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.98%) Retail
8 4 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.74%) Electronics
9 3 (0.74%) Law
10 2 (0.49%) French Language
10 2 (0.49%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.72%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.74%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.74%) COM
2 3 (0.74%) WSH
3 2 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 96 (23.59%) Blackberry
2 56 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (7.62%) Video Conferencing
4 18 (4.42%) iPhone
5 11 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.46%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.46%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.21%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.21%) Replication
8 8 (1.97%) iPad
9 7 (1.72%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.72%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.98%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.74%) Clustering
12 2 (0.49%) EPoS
12 2 (0.49%) PDA
12 2 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 357 (87.71%) Windows
2 228 (56.02%) Windows 7
3 94 (23.10%) Windows 8
4 81 (19.90%) Windows XP
5 75 (18.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (9.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (8.35%) Mac OS X
9 25 (6.14%) Android
10 21 (5.16%) Apple iOS
11 20 (4.91%) Windows Vista
12 13 (3.19%) Linux
13 11 (2.70%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.74%) UNIX
14 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.49%) Debian
15 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (33.42%) ITIL
2 30 (7.37%) Service Delivery
3 26 (6.39%) Asset Management
4 17 (4.18%) Project Planning
4 17 (4.18%) Software Deployment
5 16 (3.93%) Project Management
6 15 (3.69%) Incident Management
7 14 (3.44%) Digital Marketing
7 14 (3.44%) Service Management
8 13 (3.19%) ITSM
9 12 (2.95%) Problem Management
10 11 (2.70%) Mentoring
11 8 (1.97%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (1.72%) Line Management
12 7 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (1.47%) Data Protection
13 6 (1.47%) ITIL V3
13 6 (1.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (1.23%) Software Delivery
14 5 (1.23%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.69%) SQL
2 14 (3.44%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.46%) C
4 3 (0.74%) VBScript
4 3 (0.74%) VB
5 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.25%) Java
5 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 91 (22.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (13.51%) MCSE
3 50 (12.29%) MCP
4 28 (6.88%) Degree
4 28 (6.88%) A+ Certification
5 26 (6.39%) MCSA
5 26 (6.39%) MCITP
6 20 (4.91%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (3.19%) CCNA
7 13 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.95%) MCDST
9 11 (2.70%) MCTS
9 11 (2.70%) Security Cleared
10 10 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.23%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.74%) CCNP
12 3 (0.74%) ACSP
13 2 (0.49%) CCA
13 2 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 230 (56.51%) Active Directory
2 53 (13.02%) XenApp
3 36 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (8.60%) XenDesktop
5 22 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 20 (4.91%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.46%) Xen
8 9 (2.21%) vSphere
9 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.74%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.25%) Firmware
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 84 (20.64%) SCCM
2 7 (1.72%) DameWare
3 6 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.74%) Casper Suite
6 3 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
7 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 239 (58.72%) Microsoft
2 95 (23.34%) Citrix
3 65 (15.97%) VMware
4 45 (11.06%) Apple
5 44 (10.81%) HP
6 43 (10.57%) Cisco
7 26 (6.39%) Dell
8 22 (5.41%) ServiceNow
9 17 (4.18%) McAfee
10 14 (3.44%) Avaya
11 13 (3.19%) Symantec
12 12 (2.95%) Wyse
13 10 (2.46%) Remedy
13 10 (2.46%) Lotus
13 10 (2.46%) Bloomberg
14 9 (2.21%) Juniper
14 9 (2.21%) Reuters
14 9 (2.21%) AppSense
15 7 (1.72%) Mitel
15 7 (1.72%) Polycom
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Marcus Donald People
Salary: Up to £31,000 pro rota
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 33k-35k base + attr
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum 18% bonus, Pension, Healthcare + Other Benefit
Posted: 14 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Essex
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Directions On-line Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Directions On-line Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Between 20000 and 25000 plus bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
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Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
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Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + competitive
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