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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 637 685 786
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +101
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 316 293 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 304 269 185
Median salary £28,250 £26,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.60% -3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,044 £21,475
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%

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
99004 106428 116772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 83229 86820 94728
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 3 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 3 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 +23 291 £29,000 +9.43% 15
London +14 150 £32,000 +8.47% 7
South East +32 73 £26,500 +8.16% 5
East of England +16 23 £26,000 +4.00% 1
Berkshire +19 22 £29,500 +13.46% 2
City of London +52 20 £32,500 -2.98% 3
Hertfordshire +27 20 £26,000 +4.00% 1
Surrey -5 18 £32,000 +42.22%
North West +26 12 £19,000 -15.55%
South West +8 12 £25,000 +19.04% 2
Hampshire +19 11 £26,500 -23.18% 1
West Sussex +4 11 £22,000 -11.11% 1
Andover +20 9 £26,500 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +18 9 £31,500 +24.75%
Watford +18 8 £26,000 -5.45% 1
West Midlands -24 8 £23,922 -1.35%
Yorkshire +10 7 £32,500 +30.00%
East Midlands +8 7 £25,000 -
Cheshire +34 6 £19,000 -1.29%
Slough -4 6 £29,000 +10.47% 1
Bracknell - 6 £31,500 -
West Yorkshire +18 5 £24,250 -9.34%
Scotland +14 5 £28,000 -
Wales +8 5 £27,000 - 1
Kent -11 5 £29,000 -3.33%
Bristol - 5 £22,500 -
South Wales - 5 £27,000 - 1
Horsham - 5 £19,500 - 1
Warrington - 5 £19,000 -
Manchester +6 4 £23,500 +4.44%

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 491 (87.52%) Windows
2 350 (62.39%) Active Directory
3 285 (50.80%) Microsoft
4 271 (48.31%) Windows 7
5 192 (34.22%) MS Office
6 168 (29.95%) MS Excel
7 150 (26.74%) Windows 8
8 135 (24.06%) Citrix
9 129 (22.99%) MS Exchange
10 126 (22.46%) Windows Server
11 114 (20.32%) SCCM
12 107 (19.07%) Windows XP
13 105 (18.72%) Finance
14 100 (17.83%) ITIL
15 99 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
16 98 (17.47%) TCP/IP
17 93 (16.58%) VMware
18 84 (14.97%) SLA
19 81 (14.44%) Cisco
20 79 (14.08%) DNS
20 79 (14.08%) Mac OS X
21 76 (13.55%) Windows Server 2012
22 75 (13.37%) Driving Licence
23 74 (13.19%) Android
24 72 (12.83%) DHCP
25 68 (12.12%) Blackberry
26 65 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
27 63 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
28 62 (11.05%) Apple
29 61 (10.87%) 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
1 129 (22.99%) MS Exchange
2 65 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (6.95%) Skype for Business
4 32 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 32 (5.70%) SharePoint
5 29 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.71%) IIS
9 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) Confluence
10 1 (0.18%) JBoss
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 192 (34.22%) MS Office
2 168 (29.95%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.89%) Eikon
3 4 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.60%) Office 365
2 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (17.47%) TCP/IP
2 79 (14.08%) DNS
3 72 (12.83%) DHCP
4 60 (10.70%) LAN
5 48 (8.56%) WAN
6 36 (6.42%) VPN
7 32 (5.70%) Skype
8 27 (4.81%) VoIP
8 27 (4.81%) Wireless
9 21 (3.74%) SAN
10 19 (3.39%) Firewall
11 16 (2.85%) Internet
12 9 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.25%) VLAN
14 6 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.89%) Unified Communications
16 4 (0.71%) NAS
16 4 (0.71%) WLAN
17 3 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 105 (18.72%) Finance
2 32 (5.70%) Banking
3 13 (2.32%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.78%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.78%) Retail
5 8 (1.43%) Billing
5 8 (1.43%) Law
5 8 (1.43%) Legal
5 8 (1.43%) Marketing
6 7 (1.25%) Back Office
6 7 (1.25%) Games
7 5 (0.89%) Advertising
8 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Electronics
9 2 (0.36%) Front Office
9 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.67%) XMPP
2 2 (0.36%) COM
3 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.37%) Driving Licence
2 68 (12.12%) Blackberry
3 38 (6.77%) iPhone
4 34 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.28%) Fat Client
5 24 (4.28%) Thin Client
6 21 (3.74%) Hedge funds
7 20 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (2.50%) Data Centre
9 13 (2.32%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.60%) HP StoreVirtual
10 9 (1.60%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.25%) Mathematics
12 6 (1.07%) iPad
13 5 (0.89%) NHS
14 4 (0.71%) Replication
15 3 (0.53%) Handset
15 3 (0.53%) Social Media
16 2 (0.36%) BYOD
16 2 (0.36%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 491 (87.52%) Windows
2 271 (48.31%) Windows 7
3 150 (26.74%) Windows 8
4 126 (22.46%) Windows Server
5 107 (19.07%) Windows XP
6 99 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (14.08%) Mac OS X
8 76 (13.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 74 (13.19%) Android
10 56 (9.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 54 (9.63%) Windows 10
12 47 (8.38%) Apple iOS
13 21 (3.74%) Mac OS
14 17 (3.03%) Linux
15 12 (2.14%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.18%) CentOS
17 1 (0.18%) Debian
17 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (17.83%) ITIL
2 49 (8.73%) Mentoring
3 38 (6.77%) Asset Management
4 29 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 23 (4.10%) Patch Management
6 19 (3.39%) Mobile Device Management
7 17 (3.03%) Data Protection
8 16 (2.85%) ITSM
9 15 (2.67%) Migration
10 14 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (2.50%) Service Management
11 11 (1.96%) Service Delivery
12 9 (1.60%) CRM
13 8 (1.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 8 (1.43%) Project Planning
13 8 (1.43%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (1.25%) Software Distribution
15 6 (1.07%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (1.07%) Digital Marketing
15 6 (1.07%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 11 (1.96%) C
3 6 (1.07%) SQL
4 4 (0.71%) Java
5 2 (0.36%) VBA
6 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.18%) C++
6 1 (0.18%) Python
6 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (6.42%) Degree
3 14 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (2.50%) MCP
4 13 (2.32%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (1.96%) MCSA
6 10 (1.78%) MCSE
7 9 (1.60%) Security Cleared
8 8 (1.43%) CCNA
8 8 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.25%) MCDST
10 6 (1.07%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.89%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.89%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.53%) MCITP
14 2 (0.36%) CCA
15 1 (0.18%) ACTC
15 1 (0.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (14.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 350 (62.39%) Active Directory
2 63 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.88%) XenApp
4 31 (5.53%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.43%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (1.25%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.53%) vSphere
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.36%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.18%) Firmware
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 114 (20.32%) SCCM
2 23 (4.10%) WSUS
3 7 (1.25%) DameWare
4 6 (1.07%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.53%) Casper Suite
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.53%) Opsview
5 3 (0.53%) SCDPM
5 3 (0.53%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 285 (50.80%) Microsoft
2 135 (24.06%) Citrix
3 93 (16.58%) VMware
4 81 (14.44%) Cisco
5 62 (11.05%) Apple
6 44 (7.84%) HP
7 40 (7.13%) Bloomberg
8 27 (4.81%) Dell
9 22 (3.92%) Polycom
10 21 (3.74%) Avaya
11 20 (3.57%) Reuters
12 16 (2.85%) Mitel
13 13 (2.32%) Altiris
13 13 (2.32%) Fidessa
13 13 (2.32%) Symantec
14 9 (1.60%) Adobe
14 9 (1.60%) Intel
14 9 (1.60%) Toshiba
15 8 (1.43%) Sophos
16 7 (1.25%) Remedy
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