The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 June 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 377 424
Rank change year-on-year +19 +47  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 38 63 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 27 62 58
Median salary £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,095 £34,000 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the 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 14137 17911 20464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.62% 96.96% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11842 15249 16693
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Hampshire +11 15 £28,000 +5.66%
Berkshire +19 11 £26,250 -9.48%
Kent +16 5 £25,000 -1.96%
Surrey +30 3 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Sussex +2 3 £22,500 +2.27%
East Sussex +18 1 £22,500 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 59 (84.29%) Windows
2 42 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 39 (55.71%) Active Directory
4 29 (41.43%) Windows 7
5 27 (38.57%) LAN
6 22 (31.43%) Windows 10
7 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (27.14%) WAN
8 18 (25.71%) Office 365
9 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
9 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
9 16 (22.86%) WLAN
9 16 (22.86%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (18.57%) Windows 8
12 12 (17.14%) Finance
13 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
14 10 (14.29%) Android
15 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (12.86%) Apple iOS
15 9 (12.86%) Mac OS X
15 9 (12.86%) Firewall
16 8 (11.43%) Financial Institution
16 8 (11.43%) Remedy
16 8 (11.43%) Hyper-V
16 8 (11.43%) Workflow
16 8 (11.43%) Case Management
17 7 (10.00%) Windows Server

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.71%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.71%) Office 365
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.86%) Dropbox
3 2 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.57%) LAN
2 19 (27.14%) WAN
3 16 (22.86%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (22.86%) WLAN
4 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
5 9 (12.86%) Firewall
6 4 (5.71%) DHCP
6 4 (5.71%) DNS
6 4 (5.71%) Skype
7 3 (4.29%) VPN
8 2 (2.86%) DSL
8 2 (2.86%) MPLS
9 1 (1.43%) Intranet
9 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) FileMaker
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.29%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) iPhone
4 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (84.29%) Windows
2 29 (41.43%) Windows 7
3 22 (31.43%) Windows 10
4 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (18.57%) Windows 8
7 10 (14.29%) Android
8 9 (12.86%) Apple iOS
8 9 (12.86%) Mac OS X
9 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.43%) Linux
11 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.43%) Case Management
1 8 (11.43%) Workflow
2 3 (4.29%) ITIL
2 3 (4.29%) Software Deployment
2 3 (4.29%) Time Management
3 2 (2.86%) CRM
3 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (2.86%) Patch Management
4 1 (1.43%) B2B
4 1 (1.43%) Change Management
4 1 (1.43%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.43%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.43%) Security Management
4 1 (1.43%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.43%) Service Delivery Management
4 1 (1.43%) Ticket Management
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) SQL
1 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
1 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.29%) MCP
3 3 (4.29%) MCSE
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
System Software
1 39 (55.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 42 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.43%) Remedy
3 3 (4.29%) Apple
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco
4 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe
5 1 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.43%) NetApp
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
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