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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 660 693 766
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 262 285 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 253 265 197
Median salary £27,500 £26,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% -5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,500 £25,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -7.40%

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
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +16 252 £28,000 +5.66% 21
London +89 159 £32,500 +11.11% 13
South East +2 49 £26,500 -1.85% 4
City of London +51 27 £35,000 +27.27% 6
Hampshire +14 20 £26,500 - 1
Andover +2 20 £26,500 - 1
East of England +31 18 £23,000 -14.81%
Hertfordshire +32 13 £22,500 -43.75%
Surrey +26 12 £23,500 -9.61% 1
Yorkshire +37 8 £22,000 -12.00%
Watford +23 8 £26,000 -35.00%
Nottinghamshire +17 8 £19,000 -19.14%
Nottingham +15 8 £19,000 -19.14%
East Midlands +7 8 £19,000 -17.39%
Berkshire -3 7 £27,000 -1.81% 1
Leeds +23 5 £22,000 -12.00%
West Yorkshire +23 5 £22,000 -12.00%
South West +4 4 £27,500 +30.95% 2
West Midlands -30 4 £26,250 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £27,250 -
Cambridge - 4 £27,250 -
Bromley - 4 £22,500 -
Sheffield +23 3 £22,500 -8.16%
Bristol +20 3 £27,500 +10.00%
South Yorkshire +10 3 £22,500 -8.16%
West Sussex -3 3 £22,000 -12.00%
Maidenhead -6 3 £27,500 -
Birmingham -10 3 £26,500 +0.95%
Sussex - 3 £25,000 -
Reading +4 2 £25,000 -9.09%

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 471 (81.91%) Windows
2 360 (62.61%) Active Directory
3 302 (52.52%) Microsoft
4 245 (42.61%) Windows 7
5 195 (33.91%) MS Office
6 147 (25.57%) MS Excel
7 124 (21.57%) Citrix
8 123 (21.39%) Windows 8
9 122 (21.22%) MS Exchange
10 118 (20.52%) SCCM
11 115 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 111 (19.30%) Finance
13 110 (19.13%) Windows Server
14 103 (17.91%) ITIL
15 98 (17.04%) TCP/IP
16 91 (15.83%) Windows XP
17 87 (15.13%) LAN
18 78 (13.57%) Cisco
19 77 (13.39%) VMware
20 76 (13.22%) Mac OS X
20 76 (13.22%) Windows 10
21 71 (12.35%) SLA
21 71 (12.35%) Blackberry
22 70 (12.17%) Apple
22 70 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
23 69 (12.00%) DNS
24 66 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
24 66 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
25 63 (10.96%) Android
25 63 (10.96%) WAN

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
1 122 (21.22%) MS Exchange
2 66 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (7.65%) Skype for Business
4 36 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (3.30%) SharePoint
7 18 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.70%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.35%) IIS
11 1 (0.17%) Apache
11 1 (0.17%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) GroupWise
Applications
1 195 (33.91%) MS Office
2 147 (25.57%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Eikon
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 56 (9.74%) Office 365
2 4 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) Yammer
4 1 (0.17%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) IaaS
4 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (17.04%) TCP/IP
2 87 (15.13%) LAN
3 69 (12.00%) DNS
4 63 (10.96%) DHCP
4 63 (10.96%) WAN
5 45 (7.83%) VPN
6 41 (7.13%) Skype
7 36 (6.26%) VoIP
7 36 (6.26%) Wireless
8 24 (4.17%) Internet
9 21 (3.65%) SAN
10 19 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (2.78%) Firewall
12 14 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (2.09%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.39%) IP Telephony
15 7 (1.22%) ADSL
15 7 (1.22%) NAS
16 6 (1.04%) 3G
17 5 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.17%) MS Access
3 1 (0.17%) MySQL
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.70%) JIRA
General
1 111 (19.30%) Finance
2 25 (4.35%) Banking
3 16 (2.78%) Games
4 15 (2.61%) Marketing
5 14 (2.43%) Back Office
6 12 (2.09%) Retail
6 12 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.39%) Advertising
8 7 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.22%) Legal
9 6 (1.04%) Law
10 3 (0.52%) Billing
11 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.35%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.74%) XMPP
2 9 (1.57%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.35%) ODBC
3 2 (0.35%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.17%) .NET
4 1 (0.17%) COM
4 1 (0.17%) HTML
4 1 (0.17%) Web Services
4 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.35%) Blackberry
2 59 (10.26%) Driving Licence
3 42 (7.30%) iPhone
4 40 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (5.04%) Video Conferencing
6 27 (4.70%) Fat Client
6 27 (4.70%) Thin Client
7 26 (4.52%) Hedge funds
8 21 (3.65%) Smartphone
9 18 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.61%) iPad
11 13 (2.26%) Computer Science
11 13 (2.26%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.74%) HP StoreVirtual
13 4 (0.70%) Social Media
14 3 (0.52%) BYOD
14 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
14 3 (0.52%) User Experience
15 2 (0.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 471 (81.91%) Windows
2 245 (42.61%) Windows 7
3 123 (21.39%) Windows 8
4 115 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 110 (19.13%) Windows Server
6 91 (15.83%) Windows XP
7 76 (13.22%) Mac OS X
7 76 (13.22%) Windows 10
8 70 (12.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 63 (10.96%) Android
11 43 (7.48%) Apple iOS
12 28 (4.87%) Linux
13 21 (3.65%) Mac OS
14 20 (3.48%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.52%) Unix
16 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.17%) CentOS
17 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (17.91%) ITIL
2 38 (6.61%) Mentoring
3 34 (5.91%) Mobile Device Management
4 27 (4.70%) Asset Management
5 25 (4.35%) Software Distribution
6 17 (2.96%) Data Protection
7 16 (2.78%) Migration
8 15 (2.61%) ITSM
8 15 (2.61%) Service Management
9 14 (2.43%) Incident Management
9 14 (2.43%) Service Delivery
10 13 (2.26%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (2.26%) Patch Management
11 11 (1.91%) Project Management
12 10 (1.74%) Application Virtualisation
13 9 (1.57%) Compatibility Testing
14 8 (1.39%) Application Packaging
14 8 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (1.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (1.22%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.87%) PowerShell
2 17 (2.96%) C
3 6 (1.04%) Java
4 3 (0.52%) SQL
5 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.17%) C++
6 1 (0.17%) PHP
6 1 (0.17%) Python
6 1 (0.17%) VB
6 1 (0.17%) VBA
6 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (5.57%) Degree
3 23 (4.00%) CCNA
3 23 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (2.96%) MCP
5 16 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.61%) MCSE
7 13 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.26%) MCSA
8 9 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.87%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.87%) MCITP
11 4 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.52%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.52%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.35%) MCDST
13 2 (0.35%) MOS
14 1 (0.17%) Dell Certification
14 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (12.35%) SLA
2 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 360 (62.61%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.91%) XenApp
4 22 (3.83%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.09%) Terminal Services
6 11 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.74%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.70%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.35%) XenServer
13 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 118 (20.52%) SCCM
2 29 (5.04%) WSUS
3 10 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (1.39%) Casper Suite
5 5 (0.87%) DameWare
6 3 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.52%) Opsview
6 3 (0.52%) SCDPM
6 3 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.52%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 302 (52.52%) Microsoft
2 124 (21.57%) Citrix
3 78 (13.57%) Cisco
4 77 (13.39%) VMware
5 70 (12.17%) Apple
6 51 (8.87%) Bloomberg
7 37 (6.43%) HP
8 28 (4.87%) Reuters
9 25 (4.35%) Polycom
10 18 (3.13%) Avaya
10 18 (3.13%) Dell
11 17 (2.96%) Fidessa
12 16 (2.78%) Intel
13 14 (2.43%) Mitel
13 14 (2.43%) Symantec
14 12 (2.09%) Samsung
15 9 (1.57%) Intel Security
15 9 (1.57%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.39%) Sophos
17 7 (1.22%) Adobe
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