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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 232 227 205
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 31 35 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 0.48% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.49% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 36
Average salary £28,000 £26,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,300 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £29,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
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
6830 7087 6495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.71% 96.58% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5580 5742 5264
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
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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
Hertfordshire +7 16 £31,750 +17.67% 5
Essex -4 9 £28,000 +19.14% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £20,500 -18.00%
Bedfordshire -1 2 £25,500 -7.27%
Norfolk +11 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 89 (83.18%) Windows
2 66 (61.68%) Active Directory
3 60 (56.07%) Microsoft
4 39 (36.45%) MS Office
5 37 (34.58%) Windows Server
6 32 (29.91%) Finance
7 31 (28.97%) ITIL
8 29 (27.10%) Windows 7
9 26 (24.30%) MS Excel
10 24 (22.43%) VMware
10 24 (22.43%) Windows 8
11 23 (21.50%) Apple
12 22 (20.56%) Citrix
12 22 (20.56%) Windows XP
13 21 (19.63%) MS Exchange
13 21 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (17.76%) LAN
14 19 (17.76%) TCP/IP
15 17 (15.89%) WAN
16 16 (14.95%) DNS
16 16 (14.95%) SLA
16 16 (14.95%) Driving Licence
17 14 (13.08%) Office 365
17 14 (13.08%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (13.08%) VPN
17 14 (13.08%) DHCP
18 13 (12.15%) Blackberry
19 12 (11.21%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (19.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.28%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (36.45%) MS Office
2 26 (24.30%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.08%) Office 365
2 4 (3.74%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.76%) LAN
1 19 (17.76%) TCP/IP
2 17 (15.89%) WAN
3 16 (14.95%) DNS
4 14 (13.08%) DHCP
4 14 (13.08%) VPN
5 8 (7.48%) SMTP
6 5 (4.67%) Firewall
6 5 (4.67%) Skype
6 5 (4.67%) VoIP
6 5 (4.67%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.74%) ADSL
7 4 (3.74%) VDSL
8 2 (1.87%) DSL
8 2 (1.87%) MPLS
8 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.87%) SAN
8 2 (1.87%) Wireless
9 1 (0.93%) FTP
9 1 (0.93%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (0.93%) MS Access
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
General
1 32 (29.91%) Finance
2 12 (11.21%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Law
3 6 (5.61%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) Classic ASP
1 1 (0.93%) EDI
1 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Driving Licence
2 13 (12.15%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.48%) Mobile Computing
4 7 (6.54%) Fat Client
4 7 (6.54%) Thin Client
5 6 (5.61%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.74%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.87%) iPhone
9 1 (0.93%) Clustering
9 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.93%) Handset
9 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.93%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 89 (83.18%) Windows
2 37 (34.58%) Windows Server
3 29 (27.10%) Windows 7
4 24 (22.43%) Windows 8
5 22 (20.56%) Windows XP
6 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (10.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (8.41%) Android
10 5 (4.67%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (3.74%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.87%) Linux
12 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.93%) Debian
13 1 (0.93%) SUSE
13 1 (0.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.97%) ITIL
2 8 (7.48%) ITSM
3 7 (6.54%) Mentoring
3 7 (6.54%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.67%) Logistics
4 5 (4.67%) Software Deployment
5 4 (3.74%) Patch Management
5 4 (3.74%) Straight-Through Processing
5 4 (3.74%) Wealth Management
5 4 (3.74%) Workflow
6 3 (2.80%) Coaching
6 3 (2.80%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.80%) ISMS
6 3 (2.80%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (2.80%) Line Management
6 3 (2.80%) Performance Management
6 3 (2.80%) Validation
7 2 (1.87%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.87%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.87%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.74%) C
1 4 (3.74%) SQL
2 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.93%) PHP
2 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (13.08%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.54%) MCP
3 7 (6.54%) MCSA
4 6 (5.61%) Degree
4 6 (5.61%) MCSE
5 5 (4.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.95%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.80%) QA
System Software
1 66 (61.68%) Active Directory
2 21 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.41%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.41%) vSphere
4 7 (6.54%) XenApp
4 7 (6.54%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.74%) XenServer
6 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.87%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.87%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.87%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.93%) SmoothWall
3 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (56.07%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.43%) VMware
3 23 (21.50%) Apple
4 22 (20.56%) Citrix
5 11 (10.28%) HP
6 8 (7.48%) AppSense
6 8 (7.48%) Sage
7 7 (6.54%) Adobe
7 7 (6.54%) Cisco
7 7 (6.54%) Dell
8 6 (5.61%) Sophos
9 5 (4.67%) AVG
9 5 (4.67%) Draytek
10 4 (3.74%) Google
11 2 (1.87%) Avaya
11 2 (1.87%) Intel Security
11 2 (1.87%) Lotus
11 2 (1.87%) Novell
11 2 (1.87%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.87%) Symantec
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