Average Desktop Support Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Desktop Support Engineer in United Kingdom is £25,532.
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£19k - £33k
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£19k - £33k

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Job Description for Desktop Support Engineer

Desktop Support Engineer Tasks
  • Answer calls or tickets to support end users with applications, hardware, software, and networking.
  • Create end user documentation and knowledge base articles.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software problems in person and remotely, resolving and documenting solutions.
  • Monitor backups and maintenance logs.

Career Paths

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Desktop Support Engineer
Desktop Engineer
Team Leader, IT
Technical Support Specialist
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Desktop Support Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Hardware Technician, Software Installation & Upgrade, Information Technology (IT) Support, Windows Support and Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2).

Pay by Experience Level for Desktop Support Engineer

An entry-level Desktop Support Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £19,999 based on 5 salaries. An early career Desktop Support Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £23,796 based on 99 salaries. A mid-career Desktop Support Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £27,351 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Desktop Support Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £26,918 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £26,355.
Employees with Desktop Support Engineer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 11.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (7.3% more) and Manchester, England: Manchester (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (14.8% less) and Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen (4.8% less).

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