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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 685 762 748
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 198 145 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 182 126 108
Average salary £26,250 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,488 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £37,000 £34,200
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +87 193 £26,250 -4.54% 25
London +73 98 £29,000 -3.33% 13
South East +12 46 £24,000 -4.00% 6
Surrey +36 23 £22,500 -6.25% 1
City of London +38 19 £31,500 -3.07% 4
Woking +30 15 £22,500 -19.64%
East of England +23 13 £25,500 +22.89% 3
West Midlands - 13 £26,250 -
Berkshire +2 12 £25,000 -5.66% 1
South West -16 10 £21,000 -7.59% 3
Gloucestershire -2 9 £21,000 -34.37% 1
Slough - 8 £26,250 -
Gloucester - 8 £21,000 - 1
North West +4 7 £26,500 +23.25%
Hertfordshire - 6 £25,500 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £26,250 -
East Sussex +3 5 £23,000 -20.68% 1
East Midlands +9 4 £22,250 -41.44%
West Sussex +4 4 £24,750 -6.60%
Crawley +2 4 £24,750 -8.33%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £25,250 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £25,500 -
Manchester +19 3 £26,500 +76.66%
Yorkshire +8 3 £25,000 -
Hampshire 0 3 £26,500 +15.21% 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £22,000 -
Staffordshire - 3 £22,500 -
Nottingham - 3 £22,000 -
Luton - 3 £27,000 -
Andover - 3 £26,500 -

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 381 (90.50%) Windows
2 259 (61.52%) Windows 7
3 239 (56.77%) Microsoft
4 233 (55.34%) Active Directory
5 180 (42.76%) MS Office
6 163 (38.72%) MS Excel
7 138 (32.78%) ITIL
8 120 (28.50%) Blackberry
9 118 (28.03%) Citrix
10 96 (22.80%) Finance
11 95 (22.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 85 (20.19%) Windows XP
13 84 (19.95%) Windows 8
14 81 (19.24%) MS Exchange
15 74 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 73 (17.34%) SCCM
17 65 (15.44%) XenApp
17 65 (15.44%) TCP/IP
18 64 (15.20%) VMware
19 61 (14.49%) Cisco
20 56 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
21 54 (12.83%) Apple
22 51 (12.11%) DNS
22 51 (12.11%) MCSE
23 49 (11.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
24 48 (11.40%) MCP
25 45 (10.69%) SLA
25 45 (10.69%) HP
26 43 (10.21%) DHCP
26 43 (10.21%) LAN

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 81 (19.24%) MS Exchange
2 49 (11.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.04%) IBM Notes
5 15 (3.56%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.56%) Lync
6 12 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.71%) LiveLink
9 3 (0.71%) IIS
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.48%) Confluence
10 2 (0.48%) Apache
11 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
Applications
1 180 (42.76%) MS Office
2 163 (38.72%) MS Excel
3 22 (5.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.71%) MS Project
6 3 (0.71%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.71%) Revit
6 3 (0.71%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.24%) InDesign
7 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.24%) Front Arena
1 1 (0.24%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.13%) Office 365
2 9 (2.14%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (15.44%) TCP/IP
2 51 (12.11%) DNS
3 43 (10.21%) DHCP
3 43 (10.21%) LAN
4 42 (9.98%) WAN
5 31 (7.36%) VPN
6 25 (5.94%) VoIP
7 23 (5.46%) Wireless
8 20 (4.75%) Firewall
9 11 (2.61%) Internet
10 8 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (1.43%) ADSL
11 6 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.43%) IP Telephony
11 6 (1.43%) Network Security
12 4 (0.95%) PSTN
12 4 (0.95%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.71%) Cisco IPT
13 3 (0.71%) WEP
13 3 (0.71%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 96 (22.80%) Finance
2 19 (4.51%) Telecoms
2 19 (4.51%) Banking
3 16 (3.80%) Marketing
4 8 (1.90%) Back Office
4 8 (1.90%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.90%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (1.43%) Advertising
6 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.95%) French Language
7 3 (0.71%) Law
7 3 (0.71%) Legal
7 3 (0.71%) Electronics
7 3 (0.71%) Retail
8 2 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.43%) COM
2 4 (0.95%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.71%) WSH
3 3 (0.71%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 120 (28.50%) Blackberry
2 56 (13.30%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (7.84%) Video Conferencing
4 24 (5.70%) iPhone
5 19 (4.51%) Hedge funds
6 12 (2.85%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.85%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.85%) iPad
7 7 (1.66%) Replication
8 4 (0.95%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.71%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.48%) NHS
10 2 (0.48%) Equities
10 2 (0.48%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.48%) Wiki
10 2 (0.48%) Social Network
11 1 (0.24%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.24%) Handset
11 1 (0.24%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 381 (90.50%) Windows
2 259 (61.52%) Windows 7
3 85 (20.19%) Windows XP
4 84 (19.95%) Windows 8
5 74 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (9.98%) Mac OS X
7 39 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (6.18%) Windows Vista
10 20 (4.75%) Android
11 19 (4.51%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.61%) Windows 2000
13 10 (2.38%) Linux
14 7 (1.66%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.19%) UNIX
16 3 (0.71%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.48%) Debian
18 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (32.78%) ITIL
2 33 (7.84%) Service Delivery
3 21 (4.99%) Asset Management
4 20 (4.75%) Service Management
5 19 (4.51%) Project Planning
6 17 (4.04%) Software Deployment
7 14 (3.33%) Project Management
7 14 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
8 12 (2.85%) Mentoring
9 10 (2.38%) Incident Management
9 10 (2.38%) Problem Management
10 9 (2.14%) ITSM
11 8 (1.90%) Line Management
12 7 (1.66%) Logistics
13 6 (1.43%) Investment Management
14 5 (1.19%) Time Management
15 4 (0.95%) Mobile Device Management
15 4 (0.95%) Change Management
15 4 (0.95%) E-Commerce
15 4 (0.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.23%) SQL
2 19 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.66%) C
4 3 (0.71%) VB
5 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.48%) VBScript
5 2 (0.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.24%) Java
6 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 95 (22.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (12.11%) MCSE
3 48 (11.40%) MCP
4 27 (6.41%) MCSA
5 25 (5.94%) A+ Certification
6 24 (5.70%) Degree
7 19 (4.51%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (4.28%) MCITP
9 13 (3.09%) CCNA
9 13 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (2.61%) Security Cleared
10 11 (2.61%) MCTS
11 9 (2.14%) MCDST
12 8 (1.90%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.95%) ACSP
13 4 (0.95%) CCNP
14 2 (0.48%) CCA
14 2 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.48%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (10.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 233 (55.34%) Active Directory
2 65 (15.44%) XenApp
3 40 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (8.79%) XenDesktop
5 26 (6.18%) Hyper-V
6 25 (5.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 18 (4.28%) Xen
8 11 (2.61%) vSphere
9 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 73 (17.34%) SCCM
2 8 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (1.66%) DameWare
4 6 (1.43%) WSUS
5 4 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (0.95%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.71%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.24%) SCOM
8 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.24%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 239 (56.77%) Microsoft
2 118 (28.03%) Citrix
3 64 (15.20%) VMware
4 61 (14.49%) Cisco
5 54 (12.83%) Apple
6 45 (10.69%) HP
7 28 (6.65%) Dell
8 23 (5.46%) Avaya
8 23 (5.46%) Reuters
9 21 (4.99%) ServiceNow
10 20 (4.75%) Wyse
11 19 (4.51%) McAfee
12 18 (4.28%) FactSet
13 17 (4.04%) Lotus
14 15 (3.56%) Symantec
15 12 (2.85%) Polycom
16 11 (2.61%) Remedy
17 9 (2.14%) Adobe
18 7 (1.66%) Mitel
18 7 (1.66%) Bloomberg
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