The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £19,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 217 246
Rank change year-on-year -29 +29  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 8 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 15
Median salary £19,000 £21,250 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.58% -5.55%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6067 5530 6433
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.73% 96.97% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5030 4670 5124
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £24,690
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the North West

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the North West

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Cheshire -2 7 £19,000 -
Merseyside -9 1 £26,500 +3.92%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 North West region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (62.96%) Intel
3 16 (59.26%) Fat Client
3 16 (59.26%) Thin Client
4 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.93%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
7 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
8 3 (11.11%) Office 365
8 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
9 2 (7.41%) LAN
9 2 (7.41%) WAN
9 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (7.41%) Firewall
9 2 (7.41%) VMware
10 1 (3.70%) Veeam
10 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
10 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
10 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (3.70%) Skype
10 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (3.70%) Network Management

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.70%) Skype
2 1 (3.70%) VoIP
General
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) Fat Client
1 16 (59.26%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
3 1 (3.70%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Intel
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp
4 1 (3.70%) Sophos
4 1 (3.70%) Veeam