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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 706 737 768
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 198 172 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 184 140 87
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,578
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015 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 4 September 2015. 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 +40 192 £27,500 - 23
London +20 104 £30,000 +1.69% 12
South East +20 48 £27,000 +5.88% 3
City of London +48 30 £27,500 -12.69% 6
Kent - 18 £28,000 -
East of England +1 12 £26,000 +6.12% 3
Berkshire +13 9 £26,500 -5.35%
Surrey +5 9 £27,000 +10.20% 1
North West -4 7 £18,500 -20.85% 1
West Midlands -8 7 £27,500 +14.58% 2
South West -11 6 £24,000 +4.34% 2
Reading +2 5 £27,500 -8.33%
West Sussex -5 5 £25,000 -12.28% 1
Coventry - 5 £27,500 - 1
Hampshire +15 4 £27,500 +4.76% 1
Manchester +4 4 £21,650 +11.02% 1
East Midlands -4 4 £23,000 +2.22%
Essex -6 4 £22,500 -13.29% 2
Wiltshire - 4 £24,000 - 1
Haywards Heath - 4 £25,000 -
Swindon - 4 £24,000 -
Yorkshire +11 3 £27,000 +8.00%
Bedfordshire +6 3 £25,000 +13.63%
Luton +4 3 £25,000 +6.38%
Warwickshire -2 3 £27,500 -
Lancashire - 3 £18,000 -
Blackpool - 3 £18,000 -
Staines - 3 £30,500 -
Lincolnshire +10 2 £22,500 -
Scotland +4 2 - -

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 346 (87.15%) Windows
2 247 (62.22%) Microsoft
3 239 (60.20%) Active Directory
4 224 (56.42%) Windows 7
5 169 (42.57%) MS Excel
5 169 (42.57%) MS Office
6 144 (36.27%) ITIL
7 109 (27.46%) Windows 8
8 95 (23.93%) Citrix
9 94 (23.68%) Finance
10 91 (22.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 89 (22.42%) Blackberry
12 86 (21.66%) SCCM
13 77 (19.40%) MS Exchange
14 76 (19.14%) DNS
15 74 (18.64%) DHCP
16 72 (18.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 71 (17.88%) Windows XP
18 69 (17.38%) TCP/IP
19 63 (15.87%) VMware
20 56 (14.11%) MCSE
21 54 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
22 53 (13.35%) Windows Server 2012
23 50 (12.59%) LAN
24 48 (12.09%) XenApp
25 47 (11.84%) WAN
26 46 (11.59%) MCP
27 45 (11.34%) SLA
28 44 (11.08%) HP
29 40 (10.08%) Office 365

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 77 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.03%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.78%) Lync
6 14 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.27%) IBM Notes
8 8 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.50%) Confluence
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.50%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) LiveLink
Applications
1 169 (42.57%) MS Office
1 169 (42.57%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) Revit
5 1 (0.25%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.25%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.08%) Office 365
2 4 (1.01%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (19.14%) DNS
2 74 (18.64%) DHCP
3 69 (17.38%) TCP/IP
4 50 (12.59%) LAN
5 47 (11.84%) WAN
6 30 (7.56%) VPN
7 26 (6.55%) VoIP
8 22 (5.54%) Wireless
9 18 (4.53%) Internet
10 14 (3.53%) Firewall
11 10 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (1.76%) IP Telephony
12 7 (1.76%) SAN
13 6 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.26%) WLAN
15 4 (1.01%) Intranet
15 4 (1.01%) NAS
16 3 (0.76%) Network Security
16 3 (0.76%) VLAN
16 3 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Hudson
2 1 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 94 (23.68%) Finance
2 19 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.53%) Marketing
4 12 (3.02%) Back Office
5 10 (2.52%) Banking
5 10 (2.52%) Advertising
6 8 (2.02%) Games
7 7 (1.76%) Mandarin Language
8 6 (1.51%) Law
8 6 (1.51%) Legal
9 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.76%) Retail
11 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.50%) French Language
11 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.50%) Electronics
11 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.51%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.76%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.76%) .NET
2 3 (0.76%) COM
2 3 (0.76%) WSH
3 1 (0.25%) HTML
3 1 (0.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 89 (22.42%) Blackberry
2 54 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.55%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (3.53%) iPhone
5 10 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.02%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.76%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.76%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.26%) Replication
8 5 (1.26%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.26%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.26%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.01%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.76%) iPad
10 3 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.76%) Clustering
11 2 (0.50%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 346 (87.15%) Windows
2 224 (56.42%) Windows 7
3 109 (27.46%) Windows 8
4 72 (18.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (17.88%) Windows XP
6 53 (13.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (7.30%) Android
9 28 (7.05%) Mac OS X
10 20 (5.04%) Apple iOS
11 18 (4.53%) Windows Vista
12 12 (3.02%) Linux
13 11 (2.77%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.01%) UNIX
15 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.25%) Solaris
16 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (36.27%) ITIL
2 26 (6.55%) Service Delivery
2 26 (6.55%) Asset Management
3 18 (4.53%) ITSM
4 16 (4.03%) Project Management
4 16 (4.03%) Mobile Device Management
5 15 (3.78%) Software Deployment
5 15 (3.78%) Service Management
5 15 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (3.78%) Incident Management
6 14 (3.53%) Project Planning
7 13 (3.27%) ITIL V3
8 12 (3.02%) Digital Marketing
8 12 (3.02%) Mentoring
9 11 (2.77%) Problem Management
10 9 (2.27%) Patch Management
11 6 (1.51%) Software Delivery
11 6 (1.51%) Data Protection
11 6 (1.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (1.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.53%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.02%) SQL
3 9 (2.27%) C
4 6 (1.51%) VBScript
5 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.50%) C#
6 2 (0.50%) VB
7 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.25%) Java
7 1 (0.25%) Perl
7 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 91 (22.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (14.11%) MCSE
3 46 (11.59%) MCP
4 31 (7.81%) MCSA
5 28 (7.05%) Degree
6 26 (6.55%) A+ Certification
7 24 (6.05%) MCITP
8 22 (5.54%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (3.27%) CCNA
9 13 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.02%) MCDST
11 11 (2.77%) Security Cleared
12 9 (2.27%) MCTS
13 7 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.51%) SC Cleared
15 3 (0.76%) ACSP
15 3 (0.76%) CCNP
16 2 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
16 2 (0.50%) MOS
16 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (11.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 239 (60.20%) Active Directory
2 48 (12.09%) XenApp
3 35 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (7.81%) XenDesktop
5 27 (6.80%) Hyper-V
6 19 (4.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 17 (4.28%) Xen
8 9 (2.27%) vSphere
9 6 (1.51%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.01%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 86 (21.66%) SCCM
2 6 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.01%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.76%) Casper Suite
5 3 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.50%) DameWare
6 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
7 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 247 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 95 (23.93%) Citrix
3 63 (15.87%) VMware
4 44 (11.08%) HP
5 36 (9.07%) Apple
6 35 (8.82%) Cisco
7 28 (7.05%) Dell
8 15 (3.78%) Symantec
9 13 (3.27%) Wyse
10 12 (3.02%) ServiceNow
10 12 (3.02%) McAfee
10 12 (3.02%) Bloomberg
11 11 (2.77%) Remedy
12 10 (2.52%) Avaya
13 9 (2.27%) Lotus
13 9 (2.27%) AppSense
14 8 (2.02%) Reuters
15 7 (1.76%) Intel
16 6 (1.51%) Adobe
16 6 (1.51%) Google
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