The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 225 244 248
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 39 39 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.52% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.47% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 31 36 24
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £25,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% +8.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Desktop Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7259 8252 7907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.92% 95.32% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 5989 6882 6880
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in the East of England

Desktop Support
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +1 9 £25,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -14 9 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Suffolk - 8 £20,000 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £25,000 -
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £22,500 -11.33% 2
Norfolk - 3 £32,500 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 61 (87.14%) Windows
2 45 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 44 (62.86%) Microsoft
4 43 (61.43%) Active Directory
5 26 (37.14%) MS Office
6 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (31.43%) VPN
8 20 (28.57%) Windows XP
8 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (22.86%) Apple
10 16 (22.86%) DNS
11 14 (20.00%) ITIL
11 14 (20.00%) MCP
11 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (18.57%) HP
12 13 (18.57%) LAN
13 12 (17.14%) WAN
13 12 (17.14%) DHCP
13 12 (17.14%) SQL
14 10 (14.29%) IBM Notes
14 10 (14.29%) Lotus
14 10 (14.29%) Sophos
14 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
14 10 (14.29%) SonicWALL
15 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
16 8 (11.43%) Blackberry
16 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
17 7 (10.00%) Finance

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 20 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (14.29%) IBM Notes
4 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (37.14%) MS Office
2 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.29%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.86%) S-PLUS
5 1 (1.43%) MS Project
5 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.43%) VPN
2 16 (22.86%) DNS
3 13 (18.57%) LAN
4 12 (17.14%) WAN
4 12 (17.14%) DHCP
5 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.57%) Wireless
7 2 (2.86%) IPsec
8 1 (1.43%) SSL
8 1 (1.43%) FTP
8 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Automotive
4 1 (1.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (1.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (4.29%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.43%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 61 (87.14%) Windows
2 45 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.71%) Android
9 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.43%) UNIX
10 1 (1.43%) Linux
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
3 2 (2.86%) Asset Management
3 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
3 2 (2.86%) Software Delivery
3 2 (2.86%) Server Building
3 2 (2.86%) ITSM
3 2 (2.86%) CRM
4 1 (1.43%) ERP
4 1 (1.43%) DNA
4 1 (1.43%) Change Management
4 1 (1.43%) Project Management
4 1 (1.43%) Line Management
4 1 (1.43%) Mentoring
4 1 (1.43%) Coaching
4 1 (1.43%) Time Management
4 1 (1.43%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.43%) Document Management
4 1 (1.43%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.43%) VBScript
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) MCP
2 2 (2.86%) ACSP
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 43 (61.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) SCCM
2 6 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 44 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.86%) Apple
3 13 (18.57%) HP
4 10 (14.29%) Lotus
4 10 (14.29%) Sophos
4 10 (14.29%) SonicWALL
5 7 (10.00%) Citrix
6 6 (8.57%) Symantec
6 6 (8.57%) VMware
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco
7 3 (4.29%) Dell
7 3 (4.29%) Adobe
8 2 (2.86%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.43%) Remedy
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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EMBL-EBI
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Posted: 12 days ago