The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 192 226 224
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 120 92 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 1.16% 0.87% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.94% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 108 84 72
Average salary £38,750 £33,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.42% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £25,000 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £51,750 £43,400
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -
Desktop Support
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9678 9785 10271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.33% 92.84% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8282 8282 9207
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the City of London region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in the City of London

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 191 (90.52%) Windows
2 140 (66.35%) Active Directory
3 131 (62.09%) Windows 7
4 125 (59.24%) Microsoft
5 112 (53.08%) Blackberry
5 112 (53.08%) Finance
6 94 (44.55%) ITIL
7 81 (38.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 71 (33.65%) Citrix
8 71 (33.65%) Banking
9 65 (30.81%) MCSE
10 64 (30.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 59 (27.96%) Investment Banking
12 53 (25.12%) MCP
13 47 (22.27%) MS Office
14 46 (21.80%) Front Office
15 44 (20.85%) MS Excel
16 42 (19.91%) Reuters
17 41 (19.43%) MS Exchange
17 41 (19.43%) Service Delivery
18 39 (18.48%) TCP/IP
19 37 (17.54%) Financial Institution
19 37 (17.54%) Service Management
19 37 (17.54%) ServiceNow
20 35 (16.59%) Business Continuity Management
20 35 (16.59%) Business Continuity
21 34 (16.11%) XenApp
21 34 (16.11%) Windows 8
22 33 (15.64%) VMware
23 31 (14.69%) Windows XP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 64 (30.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 41 (19.43%) MS Exchange
3 19 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.37%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.95%) Lync
8 1 (0.47%) WorkSite
Applications
1 47 (22.27%) MS Office
2 44 (20.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Eikon
2 1 (0.47%) Front Arena
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.27%) Office 365
2 6 (2.84%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.48%) TCP/IP
2 25 (11.85%) DHCP
3 23 (10.90%) LAN
3 23 (10.90%) DNS
4 15 (7.11%) IP Telephony
5 13 (6.16%) VPN
6 10 (4.74%) WAN
7 7 (3.32%) Wireless
8 5 (2.37%) Firewall
8 5 (2.37%) VoIP
8 5 (2.37%) Network Security
9 4 (1.90%) ADSL
10 2 (0.95%) Broadband
10 2 (0.95%) SMTP
10 2 (0.95%) LDAP
10 2 (0.95%) Internet
10 2 (0.95%) Extranet
10 2 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 112 (53.08%) Finance
2 71 (33.65%) Banking
3 59 (27.96%) Investment Banking
4 46 (21.80%) Front Office
5 37 (17.54%) Financial Institution
6 11 (5.21%) Back Office
7 6 (2.84%) Legal
8 4 (1.90%) Law
8 4 (1.90%) Marketing
8 4 (1.90%) Advertising
9 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.47%) COM
1 1 (0.47%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 112 (53.08%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.21%) iPhone
3 10 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.27%) Hedge funds
4 9 (4.27%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.27%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.84%) CMDB
5 6 (2.84%) iPad
6 5 (2.37%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.47%) Xserve
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.47%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.47%) Statistics
8 1 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.47%) DTV
8 1 (0.47%) Handset
8 1 (0.47%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 191 (90.52%) Windows
2 131 (62.09%) Windows 7
3 34 (16.11%) Windows 8
4 31 (14.69%) Windows XP
5 23 (10.90%) Android
6 18 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.64%) Mac OS X
8 13 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.21%) Apple iOS
10 10 (4.74%) UNIX
11 9 (4.27%) Linux
11 9 (4.27%) Windows Vista
12 7 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (2.84%) AIX
13 6 (2.84%) Solaris
14 3 (1.42%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.47%) Debian
16 1 (0.47%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (44.55%) ITIL
2 41 (19.43%) Service Delivery
3 37 (17.54%) Service Management
4 35 (16.59%) Business Continuity
4 35 (16.59%) Business Continuity Management
5 12 (5.69%) Change Management
6 5 (2.37%) Asset Management
7 4 (1.90%) Performance Management
7 4 (1.90%) Project Planning
7 4 (1.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (1.42%) Release Management
8 3 (1.42%) Investment Management
8 3 (1.42%) Migration
8 3 (1.42%) Security Management
8 3 (1.42%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.95%) Project Management
9 2 (0.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (0.95%) Incident Management
9 2 (0.95%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (0.95%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.90%) Java
3 3 (1.42%) SQL
4 2 (0.95%) VBScript
4 2 (0.95%) VB
5 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 81 (38.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (30.81%) MCSE
3 53 (25.12%) MCP
4 19 (9.00%) MCSA
5 18 (8.53%) Degree
6 10 (4.74%) MCDST
7 8 (3.79%) MCITP
8 6 (2.84%) A+ Certification
9 5 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.90%) VCP4
11 2 (0.95%) MOS
11 2 (0.95%) CCNA
11 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.47%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.16%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 140 (66.35%) Active Directory
2 34 (16.11%) XenApp
3 26 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (9.00%) Hyper-V
5 18 (8.53%) Xen
6 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 27 (12.80%) SCCM
2 10 (4.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.84%) WSUS
4 2 (0.95%) DameWare
5 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.47%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.47%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 125 (59.24%) Microsoft
2 71 (33.65%) Citrix
3 42 (19.91%) Reuters
4 37 (17.54%) ServiceNow
5 33 (15.64%) VMware
6 27 (12.80%) Bloomberg
7 26 (12.32%) Cisco
8 24 (11.37%) Apple
9 18 (8.53%) Wyse
9 18 (8.53%) FactSet
10 11 (5.21%) HP
10 11 (5.21%) Symantec
11 8 (3.79%) CQG
11 8 (3.79%) Toshiba
12 7 (3.32%) Avaya
12 7 (3.32%) Fidessa
13 5 (2.37%) Lotus
13 5 (2.37%) Mitel
13 5 (2.37%) Altiris
14 3 (1.42%) LANDesk
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