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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
UK
Rank 659 668 643
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 194 278 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 180 265 279
Median salary £26,000 £26,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.88% -5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +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
80972 97334 101928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.31% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67196 81538 83871
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +11 186 £25,500 -3.77% 10
London +1 87 £32,500 +10.16% 7
South East +46 41 £22,500 -15.09% 1
South West +26 19 £25,000 +6.38%
East of England +19 17 £25,500 -3.77%
Surrey +61 16 £21,000 -22.22% 1
North West -20 11 £19,000 -19.14% 1
Guildford +29 10 £21,000 -27.58% 1
Wiltshire +25 9 £25,000 -
Cheshire +15 9 £19,000 -
Swindon - 9 £25,000 -
West Midlands +29 8 £25,000 +4.16% 1
Warrington +13 8 £19,000 -
City of London +8 8 £30,500 -6.15% 2
Gloucestershire -5 7 £25,000 -9.09%
Hertfordshire -6 7 £26,000 -1.88%
Gloucester - 7 £25,000 -
Oxfordshire +15 6 £27,250 -27.33%
Milton Keynes +13 5 £26,000 +8.33%
Buckinghamshire +11 5 £26,000 +4.00%
West Sussex +11 5 £22,500 -11.76%
Hampshire +6 5 £25,000 -5.66%
Crawley - 5 £22,500 -
Basingstoke - 5 £25,000 -
Scotland +17 4 £27,500 -24.13%
Edinburgh +7 4 £27,500 -26.66%
East Midlands -1 4 £25,000 -24.03%
Berkshire +30 3 £26,000 -7.14%
Essex +19 3 £25,000 -10.71%
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £19,000 -7.31%

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 356 (84.36%) Windows
2 262 (62.09%) Active Directory
3 206 (48.82%) Microsoft
4 176 (41.71%) MS Office
5 167 (39.57%) Windows 7
6 111 (26.30%) MS Excel
7 100 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 94 (22.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 90 (21.33%) Office 365
10 86 (20.38%) Windows 10
10 86 (20.38%) MS Exchange
11 85 (20.14%) Windows Server
12 81 (19.19%) ITIL
13 73 (17.30%) Windows 8
14 72 (17.06%) LAN
15 70 (16.59%) VMware
16 68 (16.11%) Citrix
17 66 (15.64%) Finance
17 66 (15.64%) SCCM
18 62 (14.69%) TCP/IP
19 60 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
20 59 (13.98%) Thin Client
20 59 (13.98%) Fat Client
21 56 (13.27%) Intel
22 54 (12.80%) WAN
23 53 (12.56%) Hyper-V
24 49 (11.61%) Firewall
25 48 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
26 42 (9.95%) PowerShell
26 42 (9.95%) Mac OS X

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 86 (20.38%) MS Exchange
2 34 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (2.84%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.90%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.71%) IIS
9 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.24%) Apache
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 176 (41.71%) MS Office
2 111 (26.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.47%) MS Project
3 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Eikon
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 90 (21.33%) Office 365
2 27 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.95%) G Suite
4 3 (0.71%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (17.06%) LAN
2 62 (14.69%) TCP/IP
3 54 (12.80%) WAN
4 49 (11.61%) Firewall
5 31 (7.35%) DNS
6 27 (6.40%) DHCP
7 25 (5.92%) VPN
8 20 (4.74%) Wireless
9 15 (3.55%) VoIP
10 14 (3.32%) IP Telephony
11 13 (3.08%) Internet
11 13 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (2.84%) WLAN
13 11 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (2.13%) Skype
16 7 (1.66%) SAN
17 5 (1.18%) NAS
18 4 (0.95%) PBX
18 4 (0.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.71%) FileMaker
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (2.13%) MSI
2 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
General
1 66 (15.64%) Finance
2 26 (6.16%) Banking
3 8 (1.90%) Advertising
3 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.42%) Marketing
4 6 (1.42%) Retail
5 5 (1.18%) Legal
6 4 (0.95%) Games
6 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.24%) Back Office
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Military
8 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.03%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.42%) Web Services
3 5 (1.18%) REST
3 5 (1.18%) SOAP
4 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.98%) Fat Client
1 59 (13.98%) Thin Client
2 20 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.74%) Hedge funds
3 16 (3.79%) Blackberry
3 16 (3.79%) iPhone
4 10 (2.37%) Driving Licence
5 8 (1.90%) iPad
5 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.90%) Smartphone
6 7 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.42%) User Experience
8 5 (1.18%) Biotechnology
9 4 (0.95%) Wiki
10 3 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.71%) Replication
11 2 (0.47%) CESG
11 2 (0.47%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.47%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 356 (84.36%) Windows
2 167 (39.57%) Windows 7
3 100 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (22.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 86 (20.38%) Windows 10
6 85 (20.14%) Windows Server
7 73 (17.30%) Windows 8
8 42 (9.95%) Mac OS X
9 33 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (6.87%) Android
10 29 (6.87%) Windows XP
11 25 (5.92%) Linux
12 20 (4.74%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.61%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.42%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.71%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.24%) Unix
16 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (19.19%) ITIL
2 17 (4.03%) Service Management
3 14 (3.32%) Software Distribution
4 10 (2.37%) Application Virtualisation
4 10 (2.37%) Compatibility Testing
4 10 (2.37%) Mobile Device Management
4 10 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (2.13%) Incident Management
5 9 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 8 (1.90%) B2B
6 8 (1.90%) ITIL V3
7 7 (1.66%) Change Management
8 6 (1.42%) Time Management
9 5 (1.18%) Asset Management
9 5 (1.18%) Configuration Management
9 5 (1.18%) CRM
9 5 (1.18%) Patch Management
9 5 (1.18%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (1.18%) PRINCE2
9 5 (1.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (9.95%) PowerShell
2 11 (2.61%) SQL
3 3 (0.71%) C
4 1 (0.24%) Java
4 1 (0.24%) VB
4 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.11%) MCSE
4 28 (6.64%) MCP
5 26 (6.16%) Degree
6 23 (5.45%) SC Cleared
7 15 (3.55%) MCSA
8 13 (3.08%) MCITP
9 12 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.66%) A+ Certification
11 6 (1.42%) MCTS
12 5 (1.18%) CCNA
12 5 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.47%) CCNP
14 2 (0.47%) MCDST
14 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.24%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.64%) SLA
2 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 262 (62.09%) Active Directory
2 53 (12.56%) Hyper-V
3 48 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (5.92%) XenApp
5 20 (4.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (3.55%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.71%) vSphere
9 2 (0.47%) Firmware
9 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (15.64%) SCCM
2 12 (2.84%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.42%) Jamf Pro
3 6 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.42%) SCOM
3 6 (1.42%) WSUS
4 5 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.95%) DameWare
6 3 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.47%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.24%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 206 (48.82%) Microsoft
2 70 (16.59%) VMware
3 68 (16.11%) Citrix
4 56 (13.27%) Intel
5 40 (9.48%) Cisco
6 36 (8.53%) Apple
7 29 (6.87%) Bloomberg
8 27 (6.40%) Reuters
9 20 (4.74%) HP
10 15 (3.55%) Dell
11 11 (2.61%) Mitel
12 9 (2.13%) Google
12 9 (2.13%) Sage
13 8 (1.90%) IBM
13 8 (1.90%) Sophos
14 7 (1.66%) Avaya
14 7 (1.66%) Intel Security
14 7 (1.66%) NetApp
14 7 (1.66%) Symantec
15 6 (1.42%) Red Hat
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