The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 742 773 765
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 160 114 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 138 88 113
Average salary £27,750 £26,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.73% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £32,250
UK excluding London average salary £25,625 £26,000 £24,150
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +7.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110403 102451 111873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.23% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90093 84743 95852
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 147 £27,500 +5.76% 23
London -23 78 £29,000 +0.86% 6
South East -18 34 £25,500 -1.92% 3
City of London -9 18 £31,500 +5.00%
Berkshire +2 14 £28,000 +16.66% 2
South West -4 12 £25,000 -12.69%
Reading +8 8 £29,750 -1.65% 2
Surrey -4 7 £24,500 -18.33%
Scotland -4 7 £35,000 - 1
East of England -11 6 £22,000 -16.98% 3
Hampshire -13 6 £26,250 +15.38%
East Midlands - 5 £22,500 - 2
Oxford +7 4 £24,500 -16.94%
West Midlands +5 4 £26,468 +20.30% 4
Oxfordshire +3 4 £24,500 -16.94%
Bristol -2 4 £29,000 -17.14%
Edinburgh -17 4 £35,000 -
Farnham - 4 £24,500 -
Slough +8 3 £25,500 +13.33%
Stevenage +6 3 - -
North West +4 3 £25,750 -19.53% 3
Hertfordshire -6 3 - -
Yorkshire -25 3 £25,000 -28.57%
West Yorkshire -38 3 £25,000 -28.57%
Gloucestershire - 3 £23,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £22,500 -
Northampton - 3 £22,500 -
Wiltshire -3 2 £25,000 +12.25%
Swindon -7 2 £25,000 +12.25%
Portsmouth -19 2 - -

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 269 (81.76%) Windows
2 167 (50.76%) Active Directory
3 149 (45.29%) Microsoft
4 125 (37.99%) Windows 7
5 101 (30.70%) MS Office
5 101 (30.70%) MS Excel
6 91 (27.66%) Windows XP
7 65 (19.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (19.15%) Blackberry
8 63 (19.15%) TCP/IP
9 62 (18.84%) MS Exchange
10 58 (17.63%) ITIL
11 56 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 56 (17.02%) Finance
12 50 (15.20%) VMware
12 50 (15.20%) LAN
13 47 (14.29%) DNS
14 46 (13.98%) Apple
15 45 (13.68%) DHCP
16 44 (13.37%) Degree
17 42 (12.77%) WAN
18 41 (12.46%) Windows Server 2003
18 41 (12.46%) Windows 8
19 38 (11.55%) Citrix
20 36 (10.94%) VPN
21 32 (9.73%) Cisco
22 29 (8.81%) MCP
22 29 (8.81%) Security Cleared
23 28 (8.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
24 26 (7.90%) Wireless

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 62 (18.84%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 25 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (4.56%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.95%) IBM Notes
7 11 (3.34%) IIS
8 10 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.82%) Lync
10 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 101 (30.70%) MS Office
1 101 (30.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.61%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Eikon
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.95%) Office 365
2 7 (2.13%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (19.15%) TCP/IP
2 50 (15.20%) LAN
3 47 (14.29%) DNS
4 45 (13.68%) DHCP
5 42 (12.77%) WAN
6 36 (10.94%) VPN
7 26 (7.90%) Wireless
8 21 (6.38%) Firewall
9 15 (4.56%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (2.43%) IP Telephony
11 6 (1.82%) Internet
11 6 (1.82%) DSL
12 5 (1.52%) ADSL
12 5 (1.52%) VoIP
12 5 (1.52%) FTP
13 4 (1.22%) SAN
13 4 (1.22%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.22%) SMTP
14 2 (0.61%) 3G
14 2 (0.61%) IMAP4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.30%) MySQL
General
1 56 (17.02%) Finance
2 14 (4.26%) Back Office
3 10 (3.04%) Marketing
4 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.22%) Retail
6 3 (0.91%) Advertising
6 3 (0.91%) Front Office
7 2 (0.61%) Military
7 2 (0.61%) Electronics
7 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.61%) Law
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.74%) Web Services
2 4 (1.22%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.61%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.61%) COM
4 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.30%) LAMP
4 1 (0.30%) WAP
4 1 (0.30%) WSH
4 1 (0.30%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 63 (19.15%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.38%) iPhone
3 16 (4.86%) PDA
4 14 (4.26%) iPad
5 11 (3.34%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.04%) Hedge funds
6 10 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.74%) Smartphone
8 7 (2.13%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.82%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.82%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.52%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.22%) iSeries
11 4 (1.22%) Firmware
11 4 (1.22%) Biotechnology
12 2 (0.61%) BBC
12 2 (0.61%) Derivative
13 1 (0.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 269 (81.76%) Windows
2 125 (37.99%) Windows 7
3 91 (27.66%) Windows XP
4 65 (19.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (12.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (12.46%) Windows 8
6 21 (6.38%) Android
7 20 (6.08%) Mac OS X
8 13 (3.95%) Mac OS
9 12 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (3.34%) Apple iOS
11 10 (3.04%) Linux
12 9 (2.74%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.82%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (1.22%) UNIX
16 2 (0.61%) Fedora
17 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.63%) ITIL
2 12 (3.65%) Mobile Device Management
2 12 (3.65%) Asset Management
3 11 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (3.04%) Migration
5 9 (2.74%) Incident Management
6 8 (2.43%) Service Delivery
6 8 (2.43%) Change Management
7 7 (2.13%) CRM
8 6 (1.82%) Investment Management
9 5 (1.52%) Problem Management
9 5 (1.52%) Time Management
9 5 (1.52%) Service Management
9 5 (1.52%) Configuration Management
9 5 (1.52%) ITIL V3
9 5 (1.52%) Change Control
10 4 (1.22%) Process Management
10 4 (1.22%) Release Management
11 3 (0.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (0.91%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.90%) SQL
2 8 (2.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.91%) VB
3 3 (0.91%) C
3 3 (0.91%) C#
4 2 (0.61%) Java
4 2 (0.61%) PHP
4 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.61%) Python
5 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (13.37%) Degree
3 29 (8.81%) MCP
3 29 (8.81%) Security Cleared
4 24 (7.29%) SC Cleared
5 22 (6.69%) MCSE
6 13 (3.95%) MCTS
6 13 (3.95%) MCSA
7 11 (3.34%) MCITP
8 10 (3.04%) MCDST
9 9 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.43%) CCNA
11 6 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.91%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.30%) HNC
14 1 (0.30%) HND
14 1 (0.30%) CCA
14 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.99%) SLA
System Software
1 167 (50.76%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.99%) XenApp
2 23 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.56%) XenDesktop
4 11 (3.34%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.34%) vSphere
5 8 (2.43%) XenServer
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (7.60%) SCCM
2 13 (3.95%) WSUS
3 10 (3.04%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.22%) SCOM
7 2 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.61%) OpenView
8 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.30%) WMI
8 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.30%) SCSM
8 1 (0.30%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.30%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 149 (45.29%) Microsoft
2 50 (15.20%) VMware
3 46 (13.98%) Apple
4 38 (11.55%) Citrix
5 32 (9.73%) Cisco
6 25 (7.60%) HP
7 17 (5.17%) Dell
8 15 (4.56%) LANDesk
8 15 (4.56%) Symantec
9 14 (4.26%) Lotus
10 12 (3.65%) Reuters
10 12 (3.65%) Bloomberg
11 11 (3.34%) Remedy
11 11 (3.34%) Autodesk
11 11 (3.34%) Juniper
12 9 (2.74%) Altiris
12 9 (2.74%) IBM
13 7 (2.13%) Google
14 6 (1.82%) Polycom
14 6 (1.82%) SAP
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