The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £22,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
England / South East
Rank 346 405 379
Rank change year-on-year +59 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 35 55 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 34 52 62
Median salary £22,500 £26,750 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.88% -2.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,150 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £32,350 £34,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14422 18600 19935
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.51% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12036 15863 16077
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Surrey +35 15 £21,000 -34.37% 1
Hampshire +19 8 £25,000 -5.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 4 £23,250 +5.68%
Oxfordshire +4 4 £23,000 -8.00%
West Sussex +12 3 £22,500 +15.38%
Berkshire +20 1 £24,000 -17.24%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 88 (81.48%) Windows
2 67 (62.04%) Active Directory
3 63 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 56 (51.85%) Windows 7
5 49 (45.37%) Office 365
6 47 (43.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (41.67%) MS Excel
8 40 (37.04%) MS Office
9 39 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (31.48%) Firewall
11 32 (29.63%) TCP/IP
11 32 (29.63%) Windows 10
12 31 (28.70%) Windows 8
13 28 (25.93%) Hyper-V
14 25 (23.15%) Windows Server
15 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (19.44%) MS Exchange
17 19 (17.59%) ITIL
18 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
19 14 (12.96%) LAN
19 14 (12.96%) WAN
19 14 (12.96%) Apple
20 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
20 11 (10.19%) HP
21 10 (9.26%) Dell
21 10 (9.26%) VPN
21 10 (9.26%) Citrix
22 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared
22 9 (8.33%) SLA
22 9 (8.33%) SQL Server

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.93%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 40 (37.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (45.37%) Office 365
2 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.78%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.48%) Firewall
2 32 (29.63%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.96%) LAN
3 14 (12.96%) WAN
4 10 (9.26%) VPN
5 9 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (7.41%) WLAN
7 6 (5.56%) IP Telephony
7 6 (5.56%) Wireless
8 5 (4.63%) DHCP
8 5 (4.63%) DNS
8 5 (4.63%) VoIP
9 3 (2.78%) PBX
10 2 (1.85%) 3G
10 2 (1.85%) Skype
11 1 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.93%) SMTP
11 1 (0.93%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.78%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Finance
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) Software Packaging
2 5 (4.63%) REST
2 5 (4.63%) SOAP
2 5 (4.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Fat Client
1 6 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.63%) Biotechnology
3 3 (2.78%) iPad
3 3 (2.78%) iPhone
3 3 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (81.48%) Windows
2 56 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 47 (43.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (29.63%) Windows 10
6 31 (28.70%) Windows 8
7 25 (23.15%) Windows Server
8 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (7.41%) Mac OS X
10 7 (6.48%) Linux
11 6 (5.56%) Apple iOS
12 5 (4.63%) Android
12 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (3.70%) Windows XP
14 3 (2.78%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.59%) ITIL
2 8 (7.41%) B2B
3 6 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
3 6 (5.56%) Compatibility Testing
3 6 (5.56%) Software Distribution
4 4 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 3 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (1.85%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.85%) CRM
6 2 (1.85%) Patch Management
6 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2
6 2 (1.85%) Software Deployment
6 2 (1.85%) Time Management
7 1 (0.93%) Change Management
7 1 (0.93%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (0.93%) IT Strategy
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL V3
7 1 (0.93%) Software Asset Management
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.48%) MCP
5 5 (4.63%) MCITP
5 5 (4.63%) MCSA
5 5 (4.63%) MCTS
6 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (62.04%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.93%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.85%) Firmware
5 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) SCCM
2 4 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 63 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.96%) Apple
3 11 (10.19%) HP
4 10 (9.26%) Citrix
4 10 (9.26%) Dell
5 7 (6.48%) Cisco
5 7 (6.48%) Sophos
5 7 (6.48%) VMware
6 6 (5.56%) Intel
7 5 (4.63%) Avaya
7 5 (4.63%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (4.63%) Mitel
7 5 (4.63%) Nortel
7 5 (4.63%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.70%) IBM
9 3 (2.78%) Kaspersky
9 3 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.78%) Xerox
10 2 (1.85%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.85%) Symantec
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