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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 714 774 761
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 190 132 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 145 107 135
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,400 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-4.80% +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
106613 103834 110631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.68% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 88722 84404 95272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,430 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 December 2014 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 17 December 2014. 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 +59 179 £27,500 - 20
London +44 91 £29,000 -3.33% 8
South East +16 42 £31,500 +21.15% 5
City of London +9 18 £28,500 -1.72% 1
Berkshire +11 16 £31,500 +34.04% 2
Reading +9 15 £31,500 +34.04% 2
West Midlands +1 15 £24,000 - 2
East of England -23 12 £25,000 -5.66% 1
North West -7 9 £25,500 +7.36% 1
Surrey -2 8 £20,000 -23.07% 1
South West -13 6 £24,500 -8.41% 1
Hampshire -17 6 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire -22 6 £24,750 -4.80% 1
West Sussex +7 5 - -
Birmingham -1 5 £22,982 -4.24% 1
Crawley -4 5 - -
Manchester -19 5 £23,750 +31.94%
Warwickshire - 5 £27,850 -
East Midlands +17 4 £21,000 +6.32%
Nottingham +17 4 £21,000 -2.32%
Nottinghamshire +14 4 £21,000 -2.32%
Basingstoke 0 4 £26,250 -4.54% 1
Belfast - 4 - - 1
County Antrim - 4 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 4 £24,000 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £23,000 -
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 1
Woking +26 3 - -
Liverpool +16 3 £24,500 +7.69% 1
Merseyside +14 3 £24,500 +7.69% 1

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

1 311 (87.11%) Windows
2 203 (56.86%) Active Directory
3 168 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 125 (35.01%) Microsoft
5 96 (26.89%) MS Office
6 94 (26.33%) MS Excel
7 86 (24.09%) ITIL
8 76 (21.29%) Windows XP
9 65 (18.21%) Finance
10 64 (17.93%) MS Exchange
11 63 (17.65%) Citrix
12 58 (16.25%) VMware
12 58 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 55 (15.41%) Blackberry
14 53 (14.85%) LAN
15 52 (14.57%) Cisco
16 46 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 45 (12.61%) Windows 8
18 42 (11.76%) TCP/IP
18 42 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
19 41 (11.48%) SLA
20 35 (9.80%) Apple
20 35 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 34 (9.52%) WAN
22 32 (8.96%) DNS
22 32 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
23 31 (8.68%) DHCP
24 30 (8.40%) Avaya
25 29 (8.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 27 (7.56%) MCP

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 64 (17.93%) MS Exchange
2 32 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (8.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (1.96%) Lync
6 7 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (1.12%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.84%) IIS
8 3 (0.84%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.56%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 96 (26.89%) MS Office
2 94 (26.33%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.84%) InDesign
6 2 (0.56%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.56%) Revit
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.56%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) MS Project
7 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Eikon
2 2 (0.56%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.44%) Office 365
2 13 (3.64%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.85%) LAN
2 42 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 34 (9.52%) WAN
4 32 (8.96%) DNS
5 31 (8.68%) DHCP
6 25 (7.00%) VPN
7 15 (4.20%) Firewall
8 14 (3.92%) Wireless
9 11 (3.08%) VoIP
9 11 (3.08%) 3G
10 8 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (2.24%) Internet
11 7 (1.96%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.12%) ADSL
13 3 (0.84%) SSH
14 2 (0.56%) Network Security
14 2 (0.56%) WEP
14 2 (0.56%) WPA
14 2 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) JIRA
1 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (18.21%) Finance
2 17 (4.76%) Banking
3 14 (3.92%) Retail
4 12 (3.36%) Military
4 12 (3.36%) Electronics
5 11 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.40%) Marketing
6 5 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.12%) Law
7 4 (1.12%) Front Office
8 3 (0.84%) Back Office
8 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.84%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.12%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.56%) LAMP
2 2 (0.56%) COM
2 2 (0.56%) Web Services
3 1 (0.28%) HTML
3 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.41%) Blackberry
2 26 (7.28%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 14 (3.92%) iPhone
4 12 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.08%) Smartphone
6 10 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.80%) Clustering
7 8 (2.24%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.68%) Replication
8 6 (1.68%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.40%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.12%) iPad
10 4 (1.12%) Equities
11 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.56%) iSeries
12 2 (0.56%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 311 (87.11%) Windows
2 168 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 76 (21.29%) Windows XP
4 58 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (12.61%) Windows 8
6 42 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (6.72%) Android
7 24 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (5.04%) Mac OS X
8 18 (5.04%) Windows 2000
9 16 (4.48%) Apple iOS
10 12 (3.36%) Windows Vista
11 10 (2.80%) Mac OS
12 8 (2.24%) Linux
13 6 (1.68%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.28%) UNIX
16 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (24.09%) ITIL
2 18 (5.04%) Service Management
3 15 (4.20%) Asset Management
4 13 (3.64%) Service Delivery
5 7 (1.96%) ITSM
5 7 (1.96%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (1.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (1.68%) Incident Management
7 5 (1.40%) CRM
7 5 (1.40%) Change Management
7 5 (1.40%) Software Deployment
7 5 (1.40%) ITIL V3
8 4 (1.12%) Change Control
8 4 (1.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (1.12%) Migration
9 3 (0.84%) B2B
9 3 (0.84%) Configuration Management
9 3 (0.84%) Investment Management
9 3 (0.84%) Data Migration
9 3 (0.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.48%) SQL
2 11 (3.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.84%) Python
3 3 (0.84%) PHP
4 2 (0.56%) Java
4 2 (0.56%) VBScript
5 1 (0.28%) VB
5 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.28%) Perl
5 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (7.56%) MCP
3 26 (7.28%) Security Cleared
4 25 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 25 (7.00%) Degree
5 13 (3.64%) MCSE
6 9 (2.52%) MCDST
7 8 (2.24%) MCITP
8 7 (1.96%) MCSA
9 6 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.40%) CCNA
10 5 (1.40%) MCTS
11 4 (1.12%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.28%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.48%) SLA
System Software
1 203 (56.86%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.04%) XenApp
4 15 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.52%) vSphere
6 6 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.12%) XenServer
8 4 (1.12%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.84%) Xen
10 1 (0.28%) Firmware
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (7.56%) SCCM
2 11 (3.08%) WSUS
3 10 (2.80%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.84%) SCOM
6 2 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.56%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.56%) Nagios
7 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.28%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.28%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 125 (35.01%) Microsoft
2 63 (17.65%) Citrix
3 58 (16.25%) VMware
4 52 (14.57%) Cisco
5 35 (9.80%) Apple
6 30 (8.40%) Avaya
7 18 (5.04%) Remedy
8 15 (4.20%) Symantec
9 12 (3.36%) LANDesk
9 12 (3.36%) HP
10 11 (3.08%) Dell
10 11 (3.08%) Adobe
10 11 (3.08%) Bloomberg
11 10 (2.80%) Reuters
12 9 (2.52%) Mitel
13 7 (1.96%) Altiris
14 6 (1.68%) Google
14 6 (1.68%) SAP
15 5 (1.40%) Wyse
15 5 (1.40%) AppSense
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Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
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Salary: £16.00 - £20.00 per hour
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
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