The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 672 664 698
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 194 302 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 172 291 269
Median salary £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.78% +1.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
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. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83638 100515 107033
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69429 84372 87341
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England -9 183 £27,500 -3.50% 13
London +12 102 £30,000 -4.76% 8
South East +36 33 £24,500 -8.41% 3
South West +9 15 £25,000 -
East of England +1 13 £25,000 -5.66%
Hampshire +35 12 £28,000 +5.66% 3
Basingstoke - 12 £28,000 -
Surrey +38 10 £21,000 -34.37%
City of London +29 9 £28,500 -12.30% 3
North West -16 9 £19,000 -10.58%
Cheshire -1 8 £19,000 -
Warrington +2 7 £19,000 -
East Midlands +13 6 £19,000 -24.00% 1
Guildford +28 5 £21,000 -25.66%
Swindon +24 5 £25,000 -
West Midlands +22 5 £26,500 +10.41%
Wiltshire +20 5 £25,000 +6.38%
Nottingham +15 4 £19,000 -24.00% 1
Scotland +13 4 £25,000 -10.71%
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £23,250 +5.68%
Nottinghamshire +10 4 £19,000 -24.00% 1
Milton Keynes +9 4 £23,250 -3.12%
Gloucestershire +8 4 £25,000 -28.57%
Bristol +1 4 £26,500 +17.77%
Gloucester - 4 £25,000 -
Reading +26 3 £24,000 -10.28%
Berkshire +20 3 £24,000 -20.00%
Glasgow +20 3 £25,000 -
Essex +6 3 £25,000 -32.43%
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £19,000 -38.70%

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 349 (85.54%) Windows
2 248 (60.78%) Active Directory
3 194 (47.55%) Microsoft
4 173 (42.40%) Microsoft Office
5 151 (37.01%) Windows 7
6 98 (24.02%) Windows 10
7 83 (20.34%) LAN
8 82 (20.10%) MS Exchange
9 79 (19.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 77 (18.87%) ITIL
10 77 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 73 (17.89%) Office 365
12 67 (16.42%) Windows Server
13 66 (16.18%) WAN
14 62 (15.20%) VMware
15 61 (14.95%) Finance
16 58 (14.22%) SCCM
17 56 (13.73%) Fat Client
17 56 (13.73%) Thin Client
18 55 (13.48%) Intel
19 53 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
20 52 (12.75%) Windows 8
21 49 (12.01%) TCP/IP
22 46 (11.27%) Citrix
22 46 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
23 43 (10.54%) Hyper-V
23 43 (10.54%) Cisco
23 43 (10.54%) Firewall
24 41 (10.05%) Mac OS X
25 40 (9.80%) Security Cleared

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 82 (20.10%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.70%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.96%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.23%) IIS
9 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 173 (42.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.49%) Eikon
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (17.89%) Office 365
2 21 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.74%) Dropbox
4 2 (0.49%) G Suite
4 2 (0.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 83 (20.34%) LAN
2 66 (16.18%) WAN
3 49 (12.01%) TCP/IP
4 43 (10.54%) Firewall
5 37 (9.07%) DNS
6 31 (7.60%) DHCP
7 25 (6.13%) VPN
8 23 (5.64%) Wireless
9 22 (5.39%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (5.15%) WLAN
11 19 (4.66%) VoIP
12 10 (2.45%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (2.45%) IP Telephony
13 9 (2.21%) Skype
14 8 (1.96%) Internet
14 8 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (0.98%) NAS
15 4 (0.98%) Network Security
15 4 (0.98%) PBX
15 4 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.74%) Big Data
4 3 (0.74%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 7 (1.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
General
1 61 (14.95%) Finance
2 22 (5.39%) Banking
3 10 (2.45%) Retail
3 10 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.21%) Games
5 7 (1.72%) Back Office
6 6 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.23%) Legal
8 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Local Government
9 2 (0.49%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.21%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.74%) ODBC
3 1 (0.25%) REST
3 1 (0.25%) SOAP
3 1 (0.25%) Web Services
3 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.73%) Fat Client
1 56 (13.73%) Thin Client
2 21 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.15%) Hedge funds
3 20 (4.90%) iPhone
4 15 (3.68%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.19%) Smartphone
6 8 (1.96%) iPad
7 7 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.72%) EPoS
8 6 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.23%) Biotechnology
9 5 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (0.98%) User Experience
10 4 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.98%) Wiki
11 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.74%) Robotics
12 2 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 349 (85.54%) Windows
2 151 (37.01%) Windows 7
3 98 (24.02%) Windows 10
4 79 (19.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (16.42%) Windows Server
7 52 (12.75%) Windows 8
8 41 (10.05%) Mac OS X
9 38 (9.31%) Android
10 27 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (6.13%) Windows XP
12 22 (5.39%) Apple iOS
13 20 (4.90%) Linux
14 9 (2.21%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.72%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.74%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.49%) Unix
19 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (18.87%) ITIL
2 18 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 14 (3.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 11 (2.70%) Service Management
5 10 (2.45%) Incident Management
5 10 (2.45%) ITIL V3
6 7 (1.72%) Service Delivery
6 7 (1.72%) Software Distribution
7 6 (1.47%) Case Management
7 6 (1.47%) Change Management
7 6 (1.47%) Configuration Management
7 6 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (1.47%) Workflow
8 5 (1.23%) B2B
8 5 (1.23%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 5 (1.23%) Project Management
9 4 (0.98%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.98%) Asset Management
9 4 (0.98%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (0.98%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.60%) PowerShell
2 14 (3.43%) SQL
3 4 (0.98%) VB
4 3 (0.74%) C#
4 3 (0.74%) C++
4 3 (0.74%) Java
5 1 (0.25%) C
5 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 33 (8.09%) SC Cleared
4 32 (7.84%) Degree
5 31 (7.60%) MCSE
6 23 (5.64%) MCP
7 11 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.47%) CCNA
10 5 (1.23%) MCITP
10 5 (1.23%) MCSA
11 4 (0.98%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.49%) CCNP
13 2 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.25%) MCTS
14 1 (0.25%) MOS
14 1 (0.25%) VCP5
14 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 248 (60.78%) Active Directory
2 46 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (10.54%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.64%) XenApp
5 15 (3.68%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.47%) vSphere
8 3 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.25%) Firmware
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (14.22%) SCCM
2 18 (4.41%) Backup Exec
3 9 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.72%) SCOM
5 5 (1.23%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.23%) WSUS
6 4 (0.98%) DameWare
7 3 (0.74%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.25%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 194 (47.55%) Microsoft
2 62 (15.20%) VMware
3 55 (13.48%) Intel
4 46 (11.27%) Citrix
5 43 (10.54%) Cisco
6 26 (6.37%) Apple
7 21 (5.15%) Bloomberg
8 20 (4.90%) Reuters
9 16 (3.92%) Symantec
10 13 (3.19%) HP
11 11 (2.70%) Dell
12 8 (1.96%) Avaya
12 8 (1.96%) Barracuda Networks
12 8 (1.96%) IBM
12 8 (1.96%) Intel Security
12 8 (1.96%) Sophos
13 6 (1.47%) Google
13 6 (1.47%) Mitel
13 6 (1.47%) Remedy
13 6 (1.47%) Sage
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Salary: £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
University of Portsmouth
Salary: £38183 to 46924
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
AFME
Salary: From £24,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Portsmouth
University of Portsmouth
Salary: £38183 to 46924
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Workshop IT Ltd.
Salary: £25,000 per annum plus travel, pension, overtime, laptop and phone
Posted: 13 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago