The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Desktop Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 891 873 890
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Support Engineer 2 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +49.12%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 - -

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
108452 100082 111127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87684 82974 94899
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Support Engineer within the UK.

Senior Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Support Engineer over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 within the UK.

Senior Desktop Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -27 2 £37,000 -12.94%
London -8 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Reading - 1 £29,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £29,000 -
South East - 1 £29,000 -

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Desktop Support Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
4 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) VB
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) FTP
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Derivative
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010

Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Desktop Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) FTP
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
2 2 (25.00%) Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) iPhone
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCDST
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Meraki
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) Altiris
2 1 (12.50%) HP