The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Desktop Support Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 656 637 692
Rank change year-on-year -19 +55  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 199 271 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 167 263 246
Median salary £28,500 £28,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.86% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £33,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80108 89468 100526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.97% 96.55% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 65932 76287 83736
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
London -15 109 £31,500 -3.07% 14
South East +18 38 £27,500 +3.77% 1
South West +22 16 £25,000 +11.11% 1
West Midlands +23 10 £28,500 +13.04% 1
Yorkshire +5 10 £22,000 -8.33% 4
North West -38 7 £19,000 - 2
East of England -18 5 £26,500 +1.92% 3
East Midlands +23 4 £19,000 -24.00% 1
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

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

1 315 (86.07%) Windows
2 223 (60.93%) Active Directory
3 173 (47.27%) Microsoft
4 155 (42.35%) Microsoft Office
5 147 (40.16%) Windows 7
6 103 (28.14%) Windows 10
7 82 (22.40%) MS Exchange
8 79 (21.58%) LAN
9 72 (19.67%) Office 365
10 71 (19.40%) Finance
11 65 (17.76%) ITIL
12 61 (16.67%) WAN
13 60 (16.39%) SCCM
13 60 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 59 (16.12%) Citrix
15 58 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
16 55 (15.03%) Windows Server
17 50 (13.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 50 (13.66%) DNS
18 48 (13.11%) VMware
19 47 (12.84%) DHCP
19 47 (12.84%) Android
20 42 (11.48%) Windows 8
21 40 (10.93%) Cisco
22 37 (10.11%) Mac OS X
22 37 (10.11%) Firewall
22 37 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
23 36 (9.84%) Hyper-V
23 36 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
24 34 (9.29%) Degree

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 82 (22.40%) MS Exchange
2 36 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.73%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.91%) IIS
8 6 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 155 (42.35%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.55%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 72 (19.67%) Office 365
2 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.82%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.55%) Dropbox
4 2 (0.55%) G Suite
4 2 (0.55%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 79 (21.58%) LAN
2 61 (16.67%) WAN
3 50 (13.66%) DNS
4 47 (12.84%) DHCP
5 37 (10.11%) Firewall
6 28 (7.65%) TCP/IP
6 28 (7.65%) Wi-Fi
7 25 (6.83%) WLAN
8 20 (5.46%) VPN
8 20 (5.46%) Wireless
9 12 (3.28%) VoIP
10 8 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (1.91%) Skype
12 6 (1.64%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.37%) Internet
14 4 (1.09%) Network Security
15 3 (0.82%) SAN
15 3 (0.82%) VLAN
16 2 (0.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.55%) FileMaker
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.09%) MSI
General
1 71 (19.40%) Finance
2 18 (4.92%) Banking
3 12 (3.28%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.46%) Games
5 7 (1.91%) Back Office
6 6 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.09%) Military
7 4 (1.09%) Retail
8 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.82%) Law
8 3 (0.82%) Legal
8 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.09%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.27%) .NET
2 1 (0.27%) JSP
2 1 (0.27%) LAMP
2 1 (0.27%) Mason
2 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.47%) Fat Client
1 31 (8.47%) Thin Client
2 27 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.92%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.92%) Hedge funds
4 14 (3.83%) iPhone
5 10 (2.73%) Smartphone
6 8 (2.19%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.19%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.19%) Mobile Computing
7 7 (1.91%) EPoS
8 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.09%) Robotics
9 4 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.55%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.55%) iPad
12 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 315 (86.07%) Windows
2 147 (40.16%) Windows 7
3 103 (28.14%) Windows 10
4 60 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (15.03%) Windows Server
7 47 (12.84%) Android
8 42 (11.48%) Windows 8
9 37 (10.11%) Mac OS X
10 29 (7.92%) Apple iOS
11 15 (4.10%) Linux
12 10 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.91%) Unix
14 5 (1.37%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.37%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.09%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.76%) ITIL
2 16 (4.37%) Mobile Device Management
3 13 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (3.28%) Case Management
4 12 (3.28%) Workflow
5 9 (2.46%) Change Management
5 9 (2.46%) ITIL V3
5 9 (2.46%) Software Deployment
6 8 (2.19%) Configuration Management
6 8 (2.19%) Time Management
7 7 (1.91%) Service Management
7 7 (1.91%) Ticket Management
8 6 (1.64%) Incident Management
9 5 (1.37%) Application Packaging
9 5 (1.37%) Break/Fix
9 5 (1.37%) Service Delivery
10 4 (1.09%) Application Virtualisation
10 4 (1.09%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (1.09%) Patch Management
10 4 (1.09%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.29%) PowerShell
2 14 (3.83%) SQL
3 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.27%) Python
4 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.27%) VB
4 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (13.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (9.29%) Degree
2 34 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 31 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 28 (7.65%) MCSE
5 15 (4.10%) MCP
6 8 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.64%) MCSA
8 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.55%) CCNA
9 2 (0.55%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.55%) MCITP
10 1 (0.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 223 (60.93%) Active Directory
2 37 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 26 (7.10%) XenApp
5 16 (4.37%) XenDesktop
6 11 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.19%) vSphere
8 6 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.55%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 60 (16.39%) SCCM
2 19 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.19%) SCOM
5 6 (1.64%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.82%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.82%) WSUS
8 2 (0.55%) SCSM
9 1 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 173 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 59 (16.12%) Citrix
3 48 (13.11%) VMware
4 40 (10.93%) Cisco
5 33 (9.02%) Intel
6 19 (5.19%) Apple
7 16 (4.37%) Reuters
8 15 (4.10%) Bloomberg
8 15 (4.10%) Symantec
9 13 (3.55%) Remedy
10 10 (2.73%) HP
11 7 (1.91%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (1.64%) NetApp
12 6 (1.64%) Veritas
13 5 (1.37%) Dell
14 4 (1.09%) Adobe
14 4 (1.09%) Avaya
14 4 (1.09%) McAfee
14 4 (1.09%) Nimble Storage
14 4 (1.09%) ServiceNow
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