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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 658 714 759
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 259 268 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 245 250 197
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,250 £25,000 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -0.99%

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
94162 105563 113042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.20% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79243 87474 91242
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +33 251 £27,500 - 19
London +74 141 £32,500 +4.83% 9
South East +15 59 £26,500 -1.85% 7
City of London +68 27 £35,000 +29.62% 4
Hampshire +19 25 £32,000 +16.36% 3
Andover - 23 £32,000 - 1
Surrey +41 18 £22,500 -15.09% 3
East of England +30 17 £26,000 -5.45%
East Midlands +17 12 £19,000 -17.39%
Hertfordshire +26 11 £26,000 -35.00%
Nottingham +16 11 £19,000 -19.14%
Nottinghamshire +15 11 £19,000 -19.14%
Berkshire +9 10 £27,250 +3.80%
Yorkshire +31 8 £22,000 -12.00% 1
South West +6 7 £27,500 +14.58% 1
West Midlands -16 6 £26,500 +15.21% 1
Leeds +33 5 £22,000 -12.00%
West Yorkshire +25 5 £22,000 -12.00%
Watford +25 4 £26,000 -35.00%
Guildford +19 4 £21,000 -32.80% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £31,500 -
Sheffield +12 3 £22,500 -12.62%
Essex +11 3 £22,000 -20.00%
South Yorkshire +11 3 £22,500 -12.62% 1
Swindon +10 3 £32,500 +35.41%
Wiltshire +10 3 £32,500 +35.41%
Thatcham -2 3 £31,000 +24.00%
Maidenhead -9 3 £27,500 -
Birmingham -12 3 £26,500 +20.45%
Cambridge - 3 £23,500 -

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 452 (81.44%) Windows
2 348 (62.70%) Active Directory
3 297 (53.51%) Microsoft
4 231 (41.62%) Windows 7
5 191 (34.41%) MS Office
6 138 (24.86%) MS Excel
7 127 (22.88%) Citrix
8 117 (21.08%) ITIL
8 117 (21.08%) MS Exchange
9 116 (20.90%) Windows 8
10 114 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 109 (19.64%) Windows Server
12 108 (19.46%) SCCM
13 107 (19.28%) Finance
14 93 (16.76%) TCP/IP
15 84 (15.14%) Mac OS X
16 82 (14.77%) LAN
17 79 (14.23%) Windows 10
18 76 (13.69%) Windows Server 2012
19 75 (13.51%) Apple
20 71 (12.79%) Windows XP
20 71 (12.79%) DNS
20 71 (12.79%) Office 365
21 68 (12.25%) Blackberry
22 67 (12.07%) Cisco
23 66 (11.89%) SLA
23 66 (11.89%) VMware
24 64 (11.53%) DHCP
24 64 (11.53%) Exchange Server 2010
25 62 (11.17%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 117 (21.08%) MS Exchange
2 64 (11.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (8.29%) Skype for Business
4 35 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (3.42%) SharePoint
6 17 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.72%) IIS
9 3 (0.54%) Apache
9 3 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) GroupWise
Applications
1 191 (34.41%) MS Office
2 138 (24.86%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.16%) Eikon
2 7 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (12.79%) Office 365
2 6 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.54%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.36%) Yammer
6 1 (0.18%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.18%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (16.76%) TCP/IP
2 82 (14.77%) LAN
3 71 (12.79%) DNS
4 64 (11.53%) DHCP
5 60 (10.81%) WAN
6 43 (7.75%) Skype
7 41 (7.39%) VPN
8 38 (6.85%) VoIP
9 30 (5.41%) Wireless
10 23 (4.14%) Internet
11 18 (3.24%) Firewall
12 17 (3.06%) Remote Desktop
12 17 (3.06%) SAN
12 17 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (2.16%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (1.62%) IP Telephony
15 7 (1.26%) NAS
16 6 (1.08%) 3G
16 6 (1.08%) ADSL
17 5 (0.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.54%) MySQL
3 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.18%) MS Access
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 107 (19.28%) Finance
2 22 (3.96%) Banking
3 18 (3.24%) Marketing
4 15 (2.70%) Games
5 14 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.34%) Back Office
7 12 (2.16%) Retail
8 11 (1.98%) Advertising
9 8 (1.44%) Legal
10 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Billing
13 2 (0.36%) Law
13 2 (0.36%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.36%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.70%) Software Packaging
2 9 (1.62%) XMPP
3 3 (0.54%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.36%) ODBC
5 1 (0.18%) .NET
5 1 (0.18%) COM
5 1 (0.18%) HTML
5 1 (0.18%) Web Services
5 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.25%) Blackberry
2 53 (9.55%) Driving Licence
3 41 (7.39%) iPhone
4 38 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
6 27 (4.86%) Hedge funds
7 25 (4.50%) Fat Client
7 25 (4.50%) Thin Client
8 21 (3.78%) Smartphone
9 16 (2.88%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.52%) iPad
11 12 (2.16%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.62%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.62%) HP StoreVirtual
13 4 (0.72%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
13 4 (0.72%) Replication
14 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 452 (81.44%) Windows
2 231 (41.62%) Windows 7
3 116 (20.90%) Windows 8
4 114 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 109 (19.64%) Windows Server
6 84 (15.14%) Mac OS X
7 79 (14.23%) Windows 10
8 76 (13.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (12.79%) Windows XP
10 62 (11.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 57 (10.27%) Android
12 38 (6.85%) Apple iOS
13 34 (6.13%) Linux
14 19 (3.42%) Mac OS
14 19 (3.42%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.72%) Unix
16 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.18%) AIX
17 1 (0.18%) CentOS
17 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (21.08%) ITIL
2 38 (6.85%) Mobile Device Management
3 32 (5.77%) Mentoring
4 27 (4.86%) Software Distribution
5 26 (4.68%) Asset Management
6 17 (3.06%) ITSM
7 15 (2.70%) Application Virtualisation
7 15 (2.70%) Migration
7 15 (2.70%) Service Management
8 13 (2.34%) Compatibility Testing
8 13 (2.34%) Service Delivery
9 12 (2.16%) Data Protection
9 12 (2.16%) Patch Management
10 11 (1.98%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (1.98%) Change Management
10 11 (1.98%) Project Management
11 10 (1.80%) Investment Management
11 10 (1.80%) Problem Management
12 9 (1.62%) Incident Management
13 6 (1.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 20 (3.60%) C
3 6 (1.08%) Java
4 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.54%) SQL
5 1 (0.18%) C++
5 1 (0.18%) PHP
5 1 (0.18%) Python
5 1 (0.18%) VB
5 1 (0.18%) VBA
5 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (5.23%) Degree
3 23 (4.14%) CCNA
3 23 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (3.60%) MCP
4 20 (3.60%) Security Cleared
5 16 (2.88%) MCSA
5 16 (2.88%) MCSE
6 14 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.62%) MCITP
8 7 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.72%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.54%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.54%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.54%) MCDST
10 3 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.36%) MOS
12 1 (0.18%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (11.89%) SLA
2 5 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 348 (62.70%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.95%) XenApp
4 25 (4.50%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (2.52%) Terminal Services
7 11 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (1.80%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.54%) vSphere
10 3 (0.54%) Xen
11 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.36%) XenServer
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 108 (19.46%) SCCM
2 27 (4.86%) WSUS
3 8 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.08%) Casper Suite
5 5 (0.90%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.90%) DameWare
6 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.54%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.36%) Opsview
8 2 (0.36%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.18%) SCOM
9 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 297 (53.51%) Microsoft
2 127 (22.88%) Citrix
3 75 (13.51%) Apple
4 67 (12.07%) Cisco
5 66 (11.89%) VMware
6 48 (8.65%) Bloomberg
7 37 (6.67%) HP
8 29 (5.23%) Reuters
9 27 (4.86%) Polycom
10 17 (3.06%) Dell
10 17 (3.06%) Intel
11 15 (2.70%) Fidessa
12 13 (2.34%) Avaya
12 13 (2.34%) Mitel
13 11 (1.98%) Symantec
14 10 (1.80%) Remedy
14 10 (1.80%) Samsung
15 9 (1.62%) Intel Security
15 9 (1.62%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.26%) Sophos
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Godalming, Surrey
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + negotiable + benefits in ad
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £19000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
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Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
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City of London
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