The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 222 253 275
Rank change year-on-year +31 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 4 20 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.080% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.29% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4 19 33
Median salary £28,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.30% -7.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4800 6788 9781
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.88% 95.65% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4408 6071 8330
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £33,006
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) Citrix
4 10 (55.56%) MS Office
4 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
5 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (50.00%) Finance
6 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
7 7 (38.89%) Sage
7 7 (38.89%) Service Management
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (22.22%) Apple
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
9 3 (16.67%) VMware
9 3 (16.67%) Android
9 3 (16.67%) iPhone
9 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (11.11%) Hedge funds
10 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (11.11%) Advertising
10 2 (11.11%) Firewall
10 2 (11.11%) LAN
10 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Office
2 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) PBX
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) SNMP
3 1 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) Telnet
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 3 (16.67%) iPhone
3 2 (11.11%) Hedge funds
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Unix
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) Sage
4 4 (22.22%) Apple
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) Acronis
6 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Reuters
6 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard
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