Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 323 310 347
Rank change year-on-year -13 +37 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 25 28 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 13
South West median annual salary £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £16,750 £21,475 £21,000
90th Percentile £30,000 £28,675 £27,650
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 West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10013 10607 11545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.56% 96.99% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8306 8964 9778
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Bristol -18 11 £25,750 -0.96%
Wiltshire -2 8 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire +27 5 £23,500 -6.00%
Somerset - 1 £22,500 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
5 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (40.00%) Windows 8
6 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (36.00%) ITIL
7 9 (36.00%) SCCM
8 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
9 7 (28.00%) Office 365
9 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (24.00%) Change Management
10 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (24.00%) HP
10 6 (24.00%) Mac OS X
10 6 (24.00%) Apple
10 6 (24.00%) Line Management
10 6 (24.00%) SCOM
10 6 (24.00%) Software Packaging
10 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (24.00%) Backup Exec
10 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (24.00%) BitLocker
10 6 (24.00%) Patch Management

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
6 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (24.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Change Management
2 6 (24.00%) Line Management
2 6 (24.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (12.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (12.00%) Ticket Management
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) ITSM
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) SCCM
2 6 (24.00%) Backup Exec
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (24.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Apple
2 6 (24.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Civica
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix