The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 423 380 419
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 611 736 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.75% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.78% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 532 617 531
Average salary £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% +3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,900 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
Desktop Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
91358 94470 93145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.12% 96.49% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 77495 78985 75634
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in England

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in England

Desktop Support
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 14 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
(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
London -40 342 £31,500 +5.00% 40
South East +3 126 £26,500 -5.01% 14
East of England +3 34 £27,500 +5.76% 6
North West +24 29 £23,500 - 6
South West -13 25 £26,500 +10.41% 5
Yorkshire -17 21 £24,250 -6.73% 3
West Midlands -38 17 £23,750 -5.00% 6
East Midlands -1 15 £30,318 +8.27% 2
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the 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 1041 (82.16%) Windows
2 716 (56.51%) Microsoft
3 706 (55.72%) Active Directory
4 541 (42.70%) Windows 7
5 457 (36.07%) MS Office
6 326 (25.73%) Windows Server
7 325 (25.65%) MS Excel
8 316 (24.94%) ITIL
9 312 (24.63%) Citrix
10 309 (24.39%) Finance
11 254 (20.05%) VMware
12 246 (19.42%) MS Exchange
13 243 (19.18%) Windows 8
14 227 (17.92%) SCCM
15 213 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
16 199 (15.71%) Windows XP
17 192 (15.15%) Blackberry
18 190 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
19 180 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
20 178 (14.05%) TCP/IP
21 163 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
22 160 (12.63%) DNS
23 157 (12.39%) Android
24 152 (12.00%) Office 365
25 139 (10.97%) SLA
26 135 (10.66%) DHCP
27 134 (10.58%) Apple
28 133 (10.50%) Cisco
29 118 (9.31%) Degree
30 113 (8.92%) VPN

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the 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
1 246 (19.42%) MS Exchange
2 87 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 87 (6.87%) SharePoint
3 68 (5.37%) Skype for Business
4 56 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 54 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 39 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (2.21%) IIS
9 9 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.24%) CMS
11 2 (0.16%) Apache
11 2 (0.16%) Confluence
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.16%) WordPress
12 1 (0.079%) JBoss
12 1 (0.079%) Kentico
12 1 (0.079%) Node.js
12 1 (0.079%) Tomcat
Applications
1 457 (36.07%) MS Office
2 325 (25.65%) MS Excel
3 41 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.16%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.16%) Maya
6 2 (0.16%) QuarkXPress
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.079%) MS Project
7 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.24%) Eikon
4 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.079%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 152 (12.00%) Office 365
2 7 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.55%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.32%) SaaS
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.16%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.079%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.079%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 178 (14.05%) TCP/IP
2 160 (12.63%) DNS
3 135 (10.66%) DHCP
4 113 (8.92%) VPN
5 110 (8.68%) LAN
6 92 (7.26%) WAN
7 82 (6.47%) Firewall
8 68 (5.37%) Internet
9 54 (4.26%) VoIP
10 38 (3.00%) Skype
11 36 (2.84%) Remote Desktop
12 34 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (2.60%) SAN
14 27 (2.13%) Wireless
15 20 (1.58%) VLAN
16 17 (1.34%) IP Telephony
17 12 (0.95%) SMTP
18 11 (0.87%) NAS
19 8 (0.63%) HTTPS
20 7 (0.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.079%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.079%) DB2
5 1 (0.079%) MS Access
5 1 (0.079%) MySQL
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.079%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.079%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (1.82%) JIRA
2 6 (0.47%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.16%) Selenium
3 2 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.079%) ProC
General
1 309 (24.39%) Finance
2 79 (6.24%) Banking
3 41 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 40 (3.16%) Legal
5 29 (2.29%) Law
6 23 (1.82%) Retail
7 21 (1.66%) Front Office
7 21 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.10%) Advertising
9 14 (1.10%) Marketing
10 12 (0.95%) Back Office
11 11 (0.87%) Games
12 9 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.63%) Local Government
14 7 (0.55%) Billing
15 5 (0.39%) Electronics
16 4 (0.32%) Publishing
17 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (0.95%) XMPP
2 11 (0.87%) .NET
3 7 (0.55%) HTML
4 5 (0.39%) Software Packaging
4 5 (0.39%) XML
5 4 (0.32%) Silverlight
5 4 (0.32%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.24%) COM
6 3 (0.24%) CSS
6 3 (0.24%) Web Services
7 2 (0.16%) CGI
8 1 (0.079%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.079%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 192 (15.15%) Blackberry
2 93 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (6.87%) Driving Licence
4 77 (6.08%) iPhone
5 59 (4.66%) Video Conferencing
6 39 (3.08%) Hedge funds
7 38 (3.00%) Computer Science
8 35 (2.76%) iPad
9 29 (2.29%) Fat Client
9 29 (2.29%) Thin Client
10 28 (2.21%) Management Information System
11 26 (2.05%) Client/Server
12 25 (1.97%) Mathematics
13 17 (1.34%) Smartphone
14 13 (1.03%) Data Centre
15 11 (0.87%) Handset
16 9 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
16 9 (0.71%) User Experience
17 6 (0.47%) EPoS
17 6 (0.47%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1041 (82.16%) Windows
2 541 (42.70%) Windows 7
3 326 (25.73%) Windows Server
4 243 (19.18%) Windows 8
5 213 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 199 (15.71%) Windows XP
7 163 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 157 (12.39%) Android
9 113 (8.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 99 (7.81%) Mac OS X
11 88 (6.95%) Apple iOS
12 68 (5.37%) Windows 10
13 55 (4.34%) Linux
14 43 (3.39%) Windows Vista
15 32 (2.53%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.95%) Unix
17 11 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X Server
18 4 (0.32%) Windows Phone
19 3 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (24.94%) ITIL
2 65 (5.13%) Incident Management
3 63 (4.97%) Service Delivery
4 51 (4.03%) Patch Management
5 50 (3.95%) Asset Management
6 45 (3.55%) Service Management
6 45 (3.55%) Time Management
7 44 (3.47%) Mentoring
8 35 (2.76%) Problem Management
9 34 (2.68%) ITSM
10 26 (2.05%) ITIL V3
11 23 (1.82%) Migration
12 22 (1.74%) CRM
13 21 (1.66%) Line Management
13 21 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
14 19 (1.50%) Wealth Management
15 18 (1.42%) Investment Management
16 17 (1.34%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (1.26%) Application Packaging
17 16 (1.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (5.92%) SQL
2 59 (4.66%) PowerShell
3 16 (1.26%) C
4 11 (0.87%) VBScript
5 9 (0.71%) Perl
6 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
7 6 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.39%) C#
8 5 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.32%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.32%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.24%) Java
10 3 (0.24%) PHP
10 3 (0.24%) Python
11 2 (0.16%) VB
11 2 (0.16%) VBA
12 1 (0.079%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 190 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (9.31%) Degree
3 92 (7.26%) MCP
3 92 (7.26%) MCSE
4 68 (5.37%) MCSA
5 37 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
6 33 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 33 (2.60%) Security Cleared
7 28 (2.21%) CCNA
7 28 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.21%) MCDST
8 25 (1.97%) MCITP
9 15 (1.18%) A+ Certification
10 13 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (0.71%) MCTS
13 3 (0.24%) CCA
13 3 (0.24%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.24%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (10.97%) SLA
2 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.24%) QA
5 1 (0.079%) COBIT
System Software
1 706 (55.72%) Active Directory
2 180 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (7.18%) XenApp
4 57 (4.50%) Hyper-V
5 41 (3.24%) XenDesktop
6 28 (2.21%) vSphere
7 20 (1.58%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.18%) Xen
9 14 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.79%) Firmware
11 7 (0.55%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.39%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.39%) XenServer
14 4 (0.32%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 227 (17.92%) SCCM
2 20 (1.58%) WSUS
3 17 (1.34%) SCOM
4 16 (1.26%) Backup Exec
5 13 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.71%) DameWare
8 5 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.39%) OpenView
9 4 (0.32%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.32%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.24%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.16%) Casper Suite
11 2 (0.16%) SCSM
11 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.079%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.079%) Plesk
12 1 (0.079%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 716 (56.51%) Microsoft
2 312 (24.63%) Citrix
3 254 (20.05%) VMware
4 134 (10.58%) Apple
5 133 (10.50%) Cisco
6 106 (8.37%) HP
7 75 (5.92%) Bloomberg
8 61 (4.81%) Dell
9 40 (3.16%) Avaya
10 39 (3.08%) Reuters
11 31 (2.45%) Symantec
12 29 (2.29%) Adobe
13 26 (2.05%) Wyse
14 25 (1.97%) LANDesk
15 23 (1.82%) Altiris
16 22 (1.74%) Sophos
17 21 (1.66%) Mitel
18 20 (1.58%) Polycom
19 19 (1.50%) AppSense
20 17 (1.34%) Atlassian
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Iress
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northwood, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
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Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Coverbox Insure Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k packge / £23k + 4.6k shift pay + 2.6k bonus + 25 holidays
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 per annum
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London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £47000 - £57000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
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London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
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Salary: £22000 - £26500 per annum + bonus, benefits
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Witney, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum
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Farnborough, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £12000 - £14000 per annum + benefits
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Bristol, Avon
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £12000 - £14000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
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Slough, Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits Package
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Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + pension
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West Sussex
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Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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