The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 230 236 259
Rank change year-on-year +6 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 14 33 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% 0.45% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.47% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 33 12
Median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.66% +0.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £31,900 £29,750
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 East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5773 7009 7146
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.10% 96.32% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4625 5659 5735
Median salary £45,000 £43,641 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.11% +2.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +16 3 £26,500 +1.92%
Essex +14 3 £25,000 -10.71%
Hertfordshire -9 3 £26,000 -1.88%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £19,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £25,000 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
4 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (52.38%) MS Office
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 8 (38.10%) VMware
6 8 (38.10%) Windows 8
7 7 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (33.33%) ITIL
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
8 6 (28.57%) Office 365
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (23.81%) Wireless
10 4 (19.05%) SQL
10 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
10 4 (19.05%) DNS
11 3 (14.29%) SCCM
11 3 (14.29%) SCVMM
11 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
11 3 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
11 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
11 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 3 (14.29%) Mitel
11 3 (14.29%) SLA
11 3 (14.29%) Cisco
11 3 (14.29%) WAN

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (23.81%) Wireless
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (9.52%) VPN
6 1 (4.76%) DHCP
6 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 8
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
2 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Mitel
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Google