Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 470 473 543
Rank change year-on-year +3 +70 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 77 129 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 69 127 102
South East median annual salary £26,000 £26,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.89% -3.64%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £38,750 £32,350 £32,500
England median annual salary £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +5.45% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29304 33921 41438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.97% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24468 28449 34555
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Thames Valley +56 35 £26,500 +6.00% 3
Berkshire +57 16 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 16 £27,500 +10.00% 1
Surrey -7 16 £23,500 +4.44% 1
Kent +23 9 £26,500 -3.64%
West Sussex +4 6 £26,000 +4.00%
Hampshire -36 5 £28,000 -12.50%
Middlesex - 4 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire +7 3 £42,500 +70.00% 1
East Sussex - 2 £23,375 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 74 (96.10%) Windows
2 51 (66.23%) Active Directory
3 47 (61.04%) Microsoft
4 31 (40.26%) Windows 7
4 31 (40.26%) Office 365
5 29 (37.66%) Microsoft Office
6 23 (29.87%) Windows Server
7 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (20.78%) Windows 8
9 16 (20.78%) Windows 10
9 16 (20.78%) VMware
10 15 (19.48%) TCP/IP
10 15 (19.48%) MS Exchange
11 14 (18.18%) ITIL
11 14 (18.18%) Citrix
12 13 (16.88%) NetApp
12 13 (16.88%) DHCP
12 13 (16.88%) DNS
13 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
14 10 (12.99%) Firewall
15 9 (11.69%) Problem Management
15 9 (11.69%) SCCM
16 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (10.39%) SLA
16 8 (10.39%) VPN
17 7 (9.09%) Cisco
17 7 (9.09%) Management Information System

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 15 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (37.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 31 (40.26%) Office 365
2 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.19%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) TCP/IP
2 13 (16.88%) DHCP
2 13 (16.88%) DNS
3 10 (12.99%) Firewall
4 8 (10.39%) VPN
5 7 (9.09%) Skype
6 5 (6.49%) LAN
7 4 (5.19%) WAN
8 3 (3.90%) DSL
8 3 (3.90%) Kerberos
8 3 (3.90%) LDAP
8 3 (3.90%) MPLS
8 3 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.90%) VoIP
9 2 (2.60%) VLAN
9 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.30%) Internet
10 1 (1.30%) Intranet
10 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Billing
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
1 1 (1.30%) COM
1 1 (1.30%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.60%) PKI
5 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.30%) BYOD
6 1 (1.30%) Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 74 (96.10%) Windows
2 31 (40.26%) Windows 7
3 23 (29.87%) Windows Server
4 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (20.78%) Windows 10
6 16 (20.78%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.49%) Unix
7 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.90%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.30%) Android
10 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) ITIL
2 9 (11.69%) Problem Management
3 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (7.79%) Patch Management
4 5 (6.49%) Line Management
4 5 (6.49%) Strategic Planning
4 5 (6.49%) Time Management
5 4 (5.19%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.90%) Network Design
7 2 (2.60%) Email Filtering
7 2 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.60%) Runbook
7 2 (2.60%) Service Management
7 2 (2.60%) Ticket Management
8 1 (1.30%) Break/Fix
8 1 (1.30%) Proactive Monitoring
8 1 (1.30%) Service Delivery Management
8 1 (1.30%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.30%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) MCP
2 4 (5.19%) DBS Check
3 3 (3.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.30%) CCNA
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.30%) MCDST
5 1 (1.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (66.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.19%) vSphere
5 3 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (3.90%) XenApp
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.30%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (61.04%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.78%) VMware
3 14 (18.18%) Citrix
4 13 (16.88%) NetApp
5 7 (9.09%) Cisco
6 6 (7.79%) Veeam
7 5 (6.49%) Dell
7 5 (6.49%) EqualLogic
8 4 (5.19%) Apple
9 3 (3.90%) HP
10 2 (2.60%) Avaya
10 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.60%) Intel
10 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.60%) Sophos
11 1 (1.30%) IBM
11 1 (1.30%) Mitel
11 1 (1.30%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.30%) Symantec