Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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

Desktop Support Engineer
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 98 130
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 4 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.39% 0.55% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.56% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 4
Kent median annual salary £31,000 £26,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.98% -3.64% -1.79%
10th Percentile £29,700 £24,250 £25,200
90th Percentile £34,500 £30,750 £28,750
South East median annual salary £26,750 £26,500 £26,250
% change year-on-year +0.94% +0.95% -0.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 996 1,249 1,770
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 98.27% 98.17%
Number of salaries quoted 873 1,074 1,561
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,580 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,250 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Kent

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Kent

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 2 £31,000 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £31,000 -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Desktop Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Kent region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Advertising
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Apple