The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 675 662 632
Rank change year-on-year -13 -30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 167 288 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 154 279 282
Median salary £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.85% -1.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,700 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00%  

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 77061 94037 97778
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.27% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64544 79531 80662
Median salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 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 28 March 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 28 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
London +20 85 £32,000 +6.66% 9
South East +28 33 £22,750 -14.15% 2
South West +32 16 £25,000 -2.91% 4
East of England -2 13 £25,000 -5.66%
North West -21 9 £19,000 -19.14%
West Midlands +37 6 £25,750 +7.29% 1
East Midlands +8 6 £20,625 -37.32% 1
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 335 (85.46%) Windows
2 241 (61.48%) Active Directory
3 186 (47.45%) Microsoft
4 172 (43.88%) MS Office
5 148 (37.76%) Windows 7
6 100 (25.51%) MS Excel
7 84 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 84 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 80 (20.41%) Office 365
8 80 (20.41%) MS Exchange
9 72 (18.37%) ITIL
10 71 (18.11%) Windows Server
11 67 (17.09%) LAN
12 60 (15.31%) Windows 8
13 59 (15.05%) TCP/IP
14 58 (14.80%) VMware
15 57 (14.54%) WAN
16 54 (13.78%) Thin Client
16 54 (13.78%) Fat Client
17 53 (13.52%) Intel
18 52 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
19 50 (12.76%) Finance
20 47 (11.99%) SCCM
21 46 (11.73%) Hyper-V
21 46 (11.73%) Firewall
22 45 (11.48%) Citrix
23 41 (10.46%) Cisco
24 40 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
25 37 (9.44%) Security Cleared

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 80 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 16 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.55%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.79%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.28%) IIS
8 3 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.26%) Apache
10 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 172 (43.88%) MS Office
2 100 (25.51%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.02%) MS Project
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.77%) Eikon
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 80 (20.41%) Office 365
2 25 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.77%) Dropbox
4 2 (0.51%) G Suite
5 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (17.09%) LAN
2 59 (15.05%) TCP/IP
3 57 (14.54%) WAN
4 46 (11.73%) Firewall
5 32 (8.16%) DNS
6 27 (6.89%) DHCP
7 23 (5.87%) Wireless
8 22 (5.61%) VPN
9 17 (4.34%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (4.08%) WLAN
11 13 (3.32%) VoIP
12 11 (2.81%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (2.81%) IP Telephony
13 10 (2.55%) Internet
14 8 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (1.02%) NAS
15 4 (1.02%) Network Security
15 4 (1.02%) PBX
15 4 (1.02%) SAN
16 3 (0.77%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.77%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (2.30%) MSI
2 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
General
1 50 (12.76%) Finance
2 21 (5.36%) Banking
3 8 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.79%) Retail
5 6 (1.53%) Games
6 5 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.02%) Back Office
7 4 (1.02%) Legal
8 3 (0.77%) Advertising
8 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.81%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.02%) REST
2 4 (1.02%) SOAP
2 4 (1.02%) Web Services
3 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.78%) Fat Client
1 54 (13.78%) Thin Client
2 20 (5.10%) Hedge funds
3 17 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.34%) iPhone
4 15 (3.83%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.81%) Smartphone
6 7 (1.79%) iPad
7 6 (1.53%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.53%) User Experience
7 6 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.28%) Biotechnology
9 4 (1.02%) EPoS
9 4 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.02%) Wiki
10 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.77%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.77%) Replication
10 3 (0.77%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 335 (85.46%) Windows
2 148 (37.76%) Windows 7
3 84 (21.43%) Windows 10
3 84 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 84 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (18.11%) Windows Server
5 60 (15.31%) Windows 8
6 36 (9.18%) Mac OS X
7 31 (7.91%) Android
8 24 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (5.87%) Windows XP
10 19 (4.85%) Apple iOS
10 19 (4.85%) Linux
11 11 (2.81%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.28%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.77%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.51%) Unix
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (18.37%) ITIL
2 14 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 13 (3.32%) Service Management
4 11 (2.81%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (2.55%) Incident Management
5 10 (2.55%) Software Distribution
6 8 (2.04%) B2B
6 8 (2.04%) ITIL V3
7 7 (1.79%) Service Delivery
8 6 (1.53%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (1.53%) Change Management
8 6 (1.53%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (1.53%) Configuration Management
8 6 (1.53%) Project Management
9 5 (1.28%) CRM
9 5 (1.28%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 4 (1.02%) Application Packaging
10 4 (1.02%) Asset Management
10 4 (1.02%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (1.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.42%) PowerShell
2 10 (2.55%) SQL
3 1 (0.26%) C
3 1 (0.26%) VB
3 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (9.44%) Security Cleared
3 30 (7.65%) MCSE
4 28 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 26 (6.63%) MCP
6 25 (6.38%) Degree
7 10 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.30%) MCSA
9 8 (2.04%) MCITP
10 6 (1.53%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.28%) CCNA
12 4 (1.02%) MCTS
13 3 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.51%) CCNP
14 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.26%) MOS
15 1 (0.26%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.61%) SLA
System Software
1 241 (61.48%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.73%) Hyper-V
3 40 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (4.85%) XenApp
5 16 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (2.81%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.51%) Firmware
9 2 (0.51%) vSphere
10 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 47 (11.99%) SCCM
2 11 (2.81%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.28%) WSUS
5 4 (1.02%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.02%) SCOM
6 3 (0.77%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 186 (47.45%) Microsoft
2 58 (14.80%) VMware
3 53 (13.52%) Intel
4 45 (11.48%) Citrix
5 41 (10.46%) Cisco
6 28 (7.14%) Apple
7 25 (6.38%) Bloomberg
8 24 (6.12%) Reuters
9 14 (3.57%) Dell
9 14 (3.57%) HP
10 13 (3.32%) Symantec
11 9 (2.30%) Mitel
12 8 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
12 8 (2.04%) IBM
12 8 (2.04%) Sophos
13 7 (1.79%) Avaya
13 7 (1.79%) Google
14 6 (1.53%) NetApp
14 6 (1.53%) Sage
15 5 (1.28%) Red Hat
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Salary: £22500 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Penison, Bonus, etc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £28-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
South East London
Citywire
Salary: up to £23k DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 13 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Kettering
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago