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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 632 694 773
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 298 275 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 289 255 178
Median salary £28,500 £26,125 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £41,800 £35,750 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -9.09%

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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 26 May 2016 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 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +38 281 £29,000 +11.53% 22
London +60 161 £32,500 +14.03% 10
South East +30 69 £26,500 +6.00% 6
City of London +65 22 £33,000 +1.53% 3
East of England +31 22 £26,000 +4.00% 4
Berkshire +22 21 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Hertfordshire +36 18 £26,000 +1.96%
Surrey 0 14 £32,000 +42.22%
West Sussex +8 13 £22,000 -11.11%
Watford +18 12 £26,000 -5.45%
Hampshire +17 12 £26,500 - 3
Andover +9 11 £26,500 - 2
North West +5 7 £19,000 -24.00%
South West -3 7 £25,000 +19.04%
Bromley +5 6 £22,500 -18.18%
Yorkshire +5 6 £32,500 +34.02% 1
Slough +5 6 £29,000 +10.47%
Horsham - 6 £20,250 -
East Midlands +12 5 £25,000 +12.35%
West Midlands -30 5 £23,922 -2.35%
Bracknell - 5 £34,000 -
West Yorkshire +14 4 £30,000 +27.65% 1
Bristol +8 4 £22,500 -10.00%
Wales +8 4 £26,000 - 1
South Wales - 4 £26,000 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £19,000 -
Hemel Hempstead +17 3 £32,000 +26.73%
Leeds +12 3 £36,000 +53.19% 1
Kent 0 3 £29,000 -3.33%
Warwickshire -6 3 £27,000 +1.88%

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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.

1 493 (85.44%) Windows
2 369 (63.95%) Active Directory
3 300 (51.99%) Microsoft
4 271 (46.97%) Windows 7
5 195 (33.80%) MS Office
6 175 (30.33%) MS Excel
7 151 (26.17%) Windows 8
8 138 (23.92%) Citrix
9 131 (22.70%) MS Exchange
10 124 (21.49%) Windows Server
11 110 (19.06%) SCCM
12 106 (18.37%) Windows XP
13 105 (18.20%) Finance
14 103 (17.85%) Windows Server 2008
15 96 (16.64%) ITIL
16 93 (16.12%) TCP/IP
17 92 (15.94%) VMware
18 90 (15.60%) Cisco
19 83 (14.38%) SLA
20 81 (14.04%) Mac OS X
21 80 (13.86%) DNS
22 79 (13.69%) Android
23 76 (13.17%) Blackberry
24 75 (13.00%) Driving Licence
25 71 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
25 71 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
25 71 (12.31%) DHCP
26 68 (11.79%) LAN
27 61 (10.57%) Apple
28 60 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 131 (22.70%) MS Exchange
2 71 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (6.76%) Skype for Business
4 36 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 29 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (5.03%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.69%) IIS
9 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.17%) CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Confluence
10 1 (0.17%) JBoss
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 195 (33.80%) MS Office
2 175 (30.33%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Eikon
2 6 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.59%) Office 365
2 4 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 93 (16.12%) TCP/IP
2 80 (13.86%) DNS
3 71 (12.31%) DHCP
4 68 (11.79%) LAN
5 55 (9.53%) WAN
6 40 (6.93%) VPN
7 34 (5.89%) Skype
8 33 (5.72%) Wireless
9 30 (5.20%) VoIP
10 22 (3.81%) SAN
11 19 (3.29%) Internet
12 15 (2.60%) Firewall
13 12 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (1.21%) VLAN
16 5 (0.87%) Unified Communications
17 4 (0.69%) IP Telephony
17 4 (0.69%) NAS
17 4 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.17%) MS Access
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 105 (18.20%) Finance
2 28 (4.85%) Banking
3 14 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.08%) Games
5 10 (1.73%) Legal
5 10 (1.73%) Retail
6 9 (1.56%) Back Office
6 9 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.39%) Billing
7 8 (1.39%) Law
7 8 (1.39%) Marketing
8 5 (0.87%) Advertising
9 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.35%) Electronics
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.43%) XMPP
2 2 (0.35%) COM
2 2 (0.35%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.17%) .NET
3 1 (0.17%) Web Services
3 1 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 76 (13.17%) Blackberry
2 75 (13.00%) Driving Licence
3 46 (7.97%) iPhone
4 39 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.51%) Smartphone
6 25 (4.33%) Fat Client
6 25 (4.33%) Thin Client
7 22 (3.81%) Hedge funds
8 19 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (2.60%) Computer Science
10 14 (2.43%) Data Centre
11 13 (2.25%) Management Information System
12 12 (2.08%) HP StoreVirtual
13 8 (1.39%) iPad
14 5 (0.87%) NHS
15 4 (0.69%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.69%) Social Media
16 2 (0.35%) BYOD
16 2 (0.35%) Handset
16 2 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 493 (85.44%) Windows
2 271 (46.97%) Windows 7
3 151 (26.17%) Windows 8
4 124 (21.49%) Windows Server
5 106 (18.37%) Windows XP
6 103 (17.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 81 (14.04%) Mac OS X
8 79 (13.69%) Android
9 71 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 56 (9.71%) Windows 10
10 56 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (8.15%) Apple iOS
12 20 (3.47%) Mac OS
13 17 (2.95%) Linux
14 16 (2.77%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.17%) CentOS
16 1 (0.17%) Debian
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.64%) ITIL
2 53 (9.19%) Mentoring
3 37 (6.41%) Asset Management
4 26 (4.51%) Incident Management
5 24 (4.16%) Mobile Device Management
6 21 (3.64%) Patch Management
7 20 (3.47%) Data Protection
8 17 (2.95%) Migration
9 14 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (2.25%) Service Management
11 12 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (2.08%) Service Delivery
11 12 (2.08%) Software Distribution
12 11 (1.91%) ITSM
13 10 (1.73%) CRM
14 8 (1.39%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 8 (1.39%) Project Planning
15 7 (1.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (1.04%) Application Packaging
16 6 (1.04%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.77%) PowerShell
2 11 (1.91%) C
3 6 (1.04%) Java
3 6 (1.04%) SQL
4 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.17%) C++
4 1 (0.17%) Python
4 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (6.93%) Degree
3 13 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
3 13 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (2.25%) MCP
4 11 (1.91%) CCNA
4 11 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.73%) MCSA
6 9 (1.56%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.39%) MCSE
7 8 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.87%) A+ Certification
8 5 (0.87%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.69%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.52%) MCDST
10 3 (0.52%) MCITP
11 2 (0.35%) CCA
12 1 (0.17%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (14.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 369 (63.95%) Active Directory
2 56 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.89%) XenApp
4 26 (4.51%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.39%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (1.21%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.17%) vSphere
9 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 110 (19.06%) SCCM
2 24 (4.16%) WSUS
3 9 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.21%) DameWare
5 5 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.69%) Casper Suite
7 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.52%) Opsview
7 3 (0.52%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.52%) ZENworks
8 2 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 300 (51.99%) Microsoft
2 138 (23.92%) Citrix
3 92 (15.94%) VMware
4 90 (15.60%) Cisco
5 61 (10.57%) Apple
6 44 (7.63%) Bloomberg
7 42 (7.28%) HP
8 25 (4.33%) Dell
9 21 (3.64%) Reuters
10 20 (3.47%) Avaya
10 20 (3.47%) Polycom
11 17 (2.95%) Mitel
12 15 (2.60%) Fidessa
13 13 (2.25%) Symantec
14 10 (1.73%) Altiris
15 8 (1.39%) Adobe
15 8 (1.39%) Intel
15 8 (1.39%) Toshiba
16 6 (1.04%) WatchGuard
17 5 (0.87%) Barracuda Networks
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £37500 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £27k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago