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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 686 771 749
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 213 169 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 196 137 105
Average salary £26,250 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,480 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%

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
104431 113016 104618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.61% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 85383 91912 87037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +70 208 £26,250 -4.54% 14
London +66 109 £30,000 - 4
South East +13 48 £23,500 -6.00% 4
Surrey +40 25 £22,500 -6.25% 1
City of London +27 22 £33,500 +4.68% 3
Woking +28 18 £22,500 -19.64%
Berkshire -9 16 £24,000 +2.12%
East of England +37 14 £25,000 +21.95% 2
Slough +16 12 £26,250 +11.70%
West Midlands 0 9 £25,625 +6.77% 3
East Midlands -2 9 £27,500 -27.63%
South West -14 9 £21,000 -6.66% 1
North West +3 8 £22,750 -11.65%
Gloucestershire - 8 £21,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £25,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +8 7 £22,500 -6.25%
Nottingham -3 7 £22,500 -6.25%
Gloucester - 7 £21,000 - 1
Chiswick - 7 £24,000 -
West Sussex +3 4 £24,750 -6.60%
Crawley -2 4 £24,750 -8.33%
Birmingham -6 4 £26,250 +9.37%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £25,250 -
Yorkshire +10 3 £25,000 -
Liverpool +7 3 £29,500 +7.27%
Merseyside +6 3 £29,500 +7.27%
East Sussex -11 3 £25,000 -13.79%
Norfolk - 3 £27,500 -
Norwich - 3 £27,500 -
Coventry - 3 £23,500 -

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 380 (91.35%) Windows
2 248 (59.62%) Windows 7
3 236 (56.73%) Microsoft
3 236 (56.73%) Active Directory
4 177 (42.55%) MS Office
5 156 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 137 (32.93%) ITIL
7 122 (29.33%) Blackberry
8 115 (27.64%) Citrix
9 101 (24.28%) Finance
10 94 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 85 (20.43%) MS Exchange
12 82 (19.71%) Windows XP
13 80 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 77 (18.51%) Windows 8
15 75 (18.03%) SCCM
16 69 (16.59%) VMware
17 67 (16.11%) TCP/IP
18 66 (15.87%) Cisco
19 63 (15.14%) XenApp
20 57 (13.70%) Apple
21 53 (12.74%) LAN
22 52 (12.50%) DNS
22 52 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 51 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
24 50 (12.02%) WAN
25 49 (11.78%) MCSE
26 48 (11.54%) MCP
27 46 (11.06%) HP
27 46 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 85 (20.43%) MS Exchange
2 52 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 29 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (4.33%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.09%) IBM Notes
6 14 (3.37%) Lync
6 14 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.96%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.72%) IIS
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.48%) Apache
12 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.24%) Confluence
12 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 177 (42.55%) MS Office
2 156 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 22 (5.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.72%) MS Project
5 3 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.48%) Revit
6 2 (0.48%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.48%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Eikon
1 2 (0.48%) Front Arena
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.17%) Office 365
2 11 (2.64%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (16.11%) TCP/IP
2 53 (12.74%) LAN
3 52 (12.50%) DNS
4 50 (12.02%) WAN
5 43 (10.34%) DHCP
6 32 (7.69%) VPN
7 27 (6.49%) Firewall
8 25 (6.01%) VoIP
9 21 (5.05%) Wireless
10 11 (2.64%) Internet
11 8 (1.92%) ADSL
12 7 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.44%) Network Security
13 6 (1.44%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.20%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.96%) ISDN
15 4 (0.96%) PSTN
15 4 (0.96%) SMTP
15 4 (0.96%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 101 (24.28%) Finance
2 22 (5.29%) Banking
3 19 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.09%) Marketing
5 9 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.16%) Back Office
6 8 (1.92%) Mandarin Language
7 6 (1.44%) Retail
8 5 (1.20%) Advertising
8 5 (1.20%) Electronics
9 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.72%) Law
10 3 (0.72%) French Language
11 2 (0.48%) Legal
11 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.48%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Military
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.68%) COM
2 4 (0.96%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.48%) HTML
3 2 (0.48%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 122 (29.33%) Blackberry
2 51 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
4 24 (5.77%) iPhone
5 21 (5.05%) Hedge funds
6 12 (2.88%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.88%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.64%) iPad
8 9 (2.16%) Replication
9 3 (0.72%) Equities
9 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.48%) NHS
10 2 (0.48%) DTV
10 2 (0.48%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.48%) Wiki
10 2 (0.48%) Social Network
10 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.48%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 380 (91.35%) Windows
2 248 (59.62%) Windows 7
3 82 (19.71%) Windows XP
4 80 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (18.51%) Windows 8
6 46 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (8.65%) Mac OS X
9 23 (5.53%) Windows Vista
10 21 (5.05%) Android
10 21 (5.05%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.37%) Windows 2000
12 11 (2.64%) Linux
13 9 (2.16%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.20%) UNIX
15 4 (0.96%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (32.93%) ITIL
2 32 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 20 (4.81%) Service Management
3 20 (4.81%) Asset Management
4 19 (4.57%) Project Planning
5 15 (3.61%) Digital Marketing
6 13 (3.13%) Software Deployment
6 13 (3.13%) Project Management
7 10 (2.40%) Problem Management
7 10 (2.40%) Incident Management
8 8 (1.92%) Line Management
8 8 (1.92%) ITSM
9 7 (1.68%) Logistics
10 6 (1.44%) Mentoring
11 5 (1.20%) Investment Management
11 5 (1.20%) Time Management
12 4 (0.96%) Change Management
12 4 (0.96%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (0.72%) Fault Management
13 3 (0.72%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.81%) SQL
2 18 (4.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (0.96%) C
4 3 (0.72%) VB
5 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.24%) Perl
6 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (22.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (11.78%) MCSE
3 48 (11.54%) MCP
4 26 (6.25%) Degree
5 25 (6.01%) MCSA
6 23 (5.53%) A+ Certification
7 19 (4.57%) MCITP
7 19 (4.57%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (3.13%) CCNA
8 13 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (2.88%) MCTS
10 11 (2.64%) Security Cleared
11 10 (2.40%) MCDST
12 8 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.92%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.72%) CCNP
13 3 (0.72%) ACSP
14 2 (0.48%) CCA
14 2 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 236 (56.73%) Active Directory
2 63 (15.14%) XenApp
3 45 (10.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (8.89%) XenDesktop
5 24 (5.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 24 (5.77%) Hyper-V
6 18 (4.33%) Xen
7 11 (2.64%) vSphere
8 2 (0.48%) XenServer
8 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.24%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (18.03%) SCCM
2 8 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (1.68%) WSUS
3 7 (1.68%) DameWare
4 4 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.96%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.24%) SCOM
7 1 (0.24%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.24%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 236 (56.73%) Microsoft
2 115 (27.64%) Citrix
3 69 (16.59%) VMware
4 66 (15.87%) Cisco
5 57 (13.70%) Apple
6 46 (11.06%) HP
7 28 (6.73%) Avaya
8 27 (6.49%) Dell
9 23 (5.53%) Reuters
10 20 (4.81%) ServiceNow
10 20 (4.81%) Wyse
10 20 (4.81%) McAfee
11 18 (4.33%) FactSet
12 17 (4.09%) Lotus
13 16 (3.85%) Symantec
14 12 (2.88%) Remedy
15 11 (2.64%) Polycom
16 8 (1.92%) Mitel
17 7 (1.68%) Juniper
17 7 (1.68%) Bloomberg
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