Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £24,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 November 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 284 271
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 12 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.054% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.056% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 5
Manchester median annual salary £24,500 £25,500 £22,800
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.92% +11.84% -12.31%
10th Percentile £21,375 £25,000 £17,900
90th Percentile £28,750 £26,000 £36,250
North West median annual salary £24,500 £25,250 £25,000
% change year-on-year -2.97% +1.00% -3.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7744 7174 7198
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 97.42% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6439 6158 5993
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Manchester

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Manchester

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Bury - 6 £24,500 -
Stockport -9 1 £32,500 +27.45%
Bolton - 1 £20,000 -
Oldham - 1 £22,500 -
Desktop Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Manchester region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
4 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix
5 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (50.00%) Service Management
5 6 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 6 (50.00%) ITSM
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (16.67%) Open Source
7 2 (16.67%) Office 365
7 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) Apple
7 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (8.33%) LAN
8 1 (8.33%) WAN
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (8.33%) VBScript
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
8 1 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (8.33%) Finance
8 1 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (8.33%) Firewall

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (50.00%) ITSM
1 6 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) VMware