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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 221 239 253
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 82 89 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 0.76% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.82% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 74 65 59
Average salary £29,750 £32,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.03% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £25,100 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
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
8988 10867 11023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 92.91% 92.63% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 7763 9145 9766
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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.

1 138 (85.71%) Windows
2 100 (62.11%) Active Directory
3 95 (59.01%) Windows 7
4 91 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 84 (52.17%) Finance
6 66 (40.99%) MS Office
7 53 (32.92%) ITIL
8 50 (31.06%) MS Excel
9 49 (30.43%) Blackberry
10 42 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 31 (19.25%) Citrix
12 30 (18.63%) Banking
13 29 (18.01%) MCSE
14 26 (16.15%) MS Exchange
14 26 (16.15%) Bloomberg
15 25 (15.53%) SCCM
16 24 (14.91%) Windows 8
16 24 (14.91%) Financial Institution
17 22 (13.66%) VMware
17 22 (13.66%) Degree
18 21 (13.04%) MCP
19 20 (12.42%) TCP/IP
19 20 (12.42%) Front Office
19 20 (12.42%) Service Delivery
20 19 (11.80%) Service Management
20 19 (11.80%) Investment Banking
20 19 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
21 18 (11.18%) Reuters
21 18 (11.18%) DHCP
22 17 (10.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (16.15%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.35%) Lync
6 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.86%) IIS
8 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.24%) Apache
8 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.62%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.62%) CMS
9 1 (0.62%) Node.js
Applications
1 66 (40.99%) MS Office
2 50 (31.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.86%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.62%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.62%) Revit
4 1 (0.62%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) Office 365
2 3 (1.86%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.62%) Dropbox
3 1 (0.62%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.42%) TCP/IP
2 18 (11.18%) DHCP
3 15 (9.32%) DNS
4 14 (8.70%) LAN
5 12 (7.45%) Firewall
6 8 (4.97%) Wireless
6 8 (4.97%) Internet
6 8 (4.97%) VPN
7 7 (4.35%) WAN
8 6 (3.73%) VoIP
8 6 (3.73%) SAN
9 5 (3.11%) Network Security
9 5 (3.11%) VLAN
10 4 (2.48%) NAS
11 3 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.86%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.24%) WLAN
12 2 (1.24%) SMTP
12 2 (1.24%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.24%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.62%) MSI
2 1 (0.62%) AdminStudio
General
1 84 (52.17%) Finance
2 30 (18.63%) Banking
3 24 (14.91%) Financial Institution
4 20 (12.42%) Front Office
5 19 (11.80%) Investment Banking
6 12 (7.45%) Legal
7 9 (5.59%) Law
7 9 (5.59%) Telecoms
8 5 (3.11%) Marketing
9 4 (2.48%) Retail
10 3 (1.86%) Back Office
11 1 (0.62%) Electronics
11 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.62%) Advertising
11 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) .NET
2 3 (1.86%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.24%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 49 (30.43%) Blackberry
2 15 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.11%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.48%) iPhone
5 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.24%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.24%) BYOD
8 1 (0.62%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.62%) iPad
8 1 (0.62%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Wiki
8 1 (0.62%) Handset
8 1 (0.62%) Equities
8 1 (0.62%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 138 (85.71%) Windows
2 95 (59.01%) Windows 7
3 24 (14.91%) Windows 8
4 19 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.83%) Windows XP
6 11 (6.83%) Android
7 10 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.21%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.73%) Linux
9 5 (3.11%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.86%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.86%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.92%) ITIL
2 20 (12.42%) Service Delivery
3 19 (11.80%) Service Management
4 16 (9.94%) Business Continuity
4 16 (9.94%) Business Continuity Management
5 11 (6.83%) Investment Management
6 8 (4.97%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.35%) Project Management
7 7 (4.35%) Change Management
7 7 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.11%) CRM
8 5 (3.11%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.48%) Network Design
9 4 (2.48%) Direct Marketing
9 4 (2.48%) Problem Management
10 3 (1.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (1.86%) Software Deployment
10 3 (1.86%) Workflow
11 2 (1.24%) Migration
11 2 (1.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.83%) SQL
2 8 (4.97%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.11%) VBScript
4 4 (2.48%) C#
4 4 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.24%) VB
6 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.62%) Python
6 1 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (18.01%) MCSE
3 22 (13.66%) Degree
4 21 (13.04%) MCP
5 12 (7.45%) MCSA
6 9 (5.59%) CCNA
6 9 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.11%) A+ Certification
7 5 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.11%) MCITP
8 4 (2.48%) MCDST
9 2 (1.24%) ACSP
9 2 (1.24%) MOS
10 1 (0.62%) CCNP
10 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) COBIT
System Software
1 100 (62.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.73%) XenApp
4 5 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.11%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.86%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.24%) vSphere
7 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (15.53%) SCCM
2 4 (2.48%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.24%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.62%) WSUS
4 1 (0.62%) SCOM
4 1 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.62%) Plesk
4 1 (0.62%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.62%) SCSM
Vendors
1 91 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.25%) Citrix
3 26 (16.15%) Bloomberg
4 22 (13.66%) VMware
5 18 (11.18%) Reuters
6 17 (10.56%) ServiceNow
7 8 (4.97%) Avaya
8 7 (4.35%) Apple
9 6 (3.73%) Cisco
9 6 (3.73%) Altiris
9 6 (3.73%) Google
10 5 (3.11%) Mitel
11 3 (1.86%) AppSense
11 3 (1.86%) HP
11 3 (1.86%) Intel
12 2 (1.24%) Remedy
12 2 (1.24%) Juniper
12 2 (1.24%) Lotus
12 2 (1.24%) Fidessa
12 2 (1.24%) Oracle
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