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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 417 427 482
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 580 622 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.57% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.60% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 517 545 364
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
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
96278 104019 95979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.49% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 80462 86063 80776
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,472
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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
London -15 293 £32,500 +3.17% 23
South East +13 149 £26,500 +6.00% 14
West Midlands +23 39 £26,250 -2.77% 1
East of England +7 32 £26,000 -5.45% 4
South West -14 25 £21,000 -7.59% 8
North West +7 23 £25,000 -5.66% 5
Yorkshire +3 11 £25,000 +12.35% 1
East Midlands -8 6 £23,000 -14.81%
North East -12 6 £29,250 +11.42%
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1069 (82.48%) Windows
2 764 (58.95%) Active Directory
3 680 (52.47%) Microsoft
4 671 (51.77%) Windows 7
5 487 (37.58%) MS Office
6 391 (30.17%) ITIL
7 376 (29.01%) MS Excel
8 316 (24.38%) Finance
9 296 (22.84%) Blackberry
10 254 (19.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 251 (19.37%) MS Exchange
12 248 (19.14%) Windows XP
12 248 (19.14%) Citrix
13 216 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 211 (16.28%) Windows 8
15 178 (13.73%) VMware
16 177 (13.66%) MCP
17 172 (13.27%) SCCM
18 158 (12.19%) MCSE
18 158 (12.19%) TCP/IP
19 153 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
20 152 (11.73%) DNS
21 148 (11.42%) DHCP
22 146 (11.27%) LAN
23 139 (10.73%) WAN
24 138 (10.65%) Apple
25 133 (10.26%) VPN
26 126 (9.72%) SLA
26 126 (9.72%) Service Delivery
27 119 (9.18%) Banking

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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
1 251 (19.37%) MS Exchange
2 95 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 49 (3.78%) SharePoint
5 41 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 34 (2.62%) Lync
7 33 (2.55%) IBM Notes
8 25 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.23%) WorkSite
11 9 (0.69%) IIS
12 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.31%) Apache
14 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.15%) WordPress
15 2 (0.15%) Confluence
16 1 (0.077%) Joomla!
16 1 (0.077%) Drupal
16 1 (0.077%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.077%) CMS
Applications
1 487 (37.58%) MS Office
2 376 (29.01%) MS Excel
3 36 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.23%) MS Project
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) Revit
7 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.077%) InDesign
8 1 (0.077%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Orchard Housing
2 2 (0.15%) Aareon QL
2 2 (0.15%) OPENHousing
2 2 (0.15%) MIS ActiveH
2 2 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (0.15%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.15%) Academy Housing
2 2 (0.15%) arcHouse
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.077%) assyst
3 1 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (4.24%) Office 365
2 16 (1.23%) Google Apps
3 8 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.31%) SaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.077%) PaaS
7 1 (0.077%) IaaS
7 1 (0.077%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.077%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 158 (12.19%) TCP/IP
2 152 (11.73%) DNS
3 148 (11.42%) DHCP
4 146 (11.27%) LAN
5 139 (10.73%) WAN
6 133 (10.26%) VPN
7 75 (5.79%) Wireless
8 66 (5.09%) Firewall
9 53 (4.09%) VoIP
10 32 (2.47%) Internet
11 31 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (1.39%) IP Telephony
12 18 (1.39%) Network Security
12 18 (1.39%) Ethernet
13 14 (1.08%) Intranet
14 13 (1.00%) PBX
14 13 (1.00%) VLAN
15 12 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (0.77%) NAS
16 10 (0.77%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.31%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.31%) MySQL
4 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.15%) DB2
5 2 (0.15%) DTS
6 1 (0.077%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.077%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.077%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (1.16%) JIRA
2 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.077%) MSI
3 1 (0.077%) Ant
General
1 316 (24.38%) Finance
2 119 (9.18%) Banking
3 80 (6.17%) Law
4 71 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 68 (5.25%) Front Office
6 67 (5.17%) Financial Institution
7 64 (4.94%) Legal
8 38 (2.93%) Retail
9 35 (2.70%) Telecoms
10 30 (2.31%) Back Office
11 19 (1.47%) Marketing
12 15 (1.16%) Games
13 12 (0.93%) Advertising
14 10 (0.77%) Mandarin Language
15 7 (0.54%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.46%) French Language
17 5 (0.39%) Publishing
18 3 (0.23%) Electronics
18 3 (0.23%) German Language
19 1 (0.077%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.00%) COM
2 8 (0.62%) HTML
2 8 (0.62%) .NET
3 6 (0.46%) CSS
3 6 (0.46%) Application Packaging
4 5 (0.39%) LINQ
4 5 (0.39%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.31%) Ajax
5 4 (0.31%) XML
5 4 (0.31%) Classic ASP
5 4 (0.31%) jQuery
6 3 (0.23%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.23%) WSH
7 2 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.077%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.077%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 296 (22.84%) Blackberry
2 115 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.09%) Video Conferencing
4 63 (4.86%) iPhone
5 59 (4.55%) Hedge funds
6 35 (2.70%) iPad
7 33 (2.55%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.77%) Fat Client
8 23 (1.77%) Thin Client
9 20 (1.54%) Mathematics
10 16 (1.23%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.00%) User Experience
11 13 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.00%) Replication
12 12 (0.93%) BYOD
13 10 (0.77%) PDA
14 8 (0.62%) Smartphone
15 7 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.46%) Online Games
16 6 (0.46%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1069 (82.48%) Windows
2 671 (51.77%) Windows 7
3 248 (19.14%) Windows XP
4 216 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 211 (16.28%) Windows 8
6 153 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 111 (8.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 94 (7.25%) Mac OS X
9 86 (6.64%) Linux
10 81 (6.25%) Android
11 54 (4.17%) Apple iOS
12 53 (4.09%) Windows Vista
13 39 (3.01%) UNIX
14 25 (1.93%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.69%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.62%) CentOS
18 6 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.46%) Windows Phone
19 5 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (30.17%) ITIL
2 126 (9.72%) Service Delivery
3 88 (6.79%) Service Management
4 58 (4.48%) Business Continuity
5 53 (4.09%) Incident Management
6 48 (3.70%) Business Continuity Management
7 45 (3.47%) Asset Management
8 38 (2.93%) Problem Management
9 33 (2.55%) Time Management
10 30 (2.31%) Project Management
10 30 (2.31%) Line Management
11 29 (2.24%) Software Deployment
12 26 (2.01%) Mentoring
13 23 (1.77%) Change Management
13 23 (1.77%) Investment Management
14 21 (1.62%) Project Planning
15 20 (1.54%) CRM
15 20 (1.54%) Document Management
15 20 (1.54%) ITIL V3
16 19 (1.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 84 (6.48%) SQL
2 39 (3.01%) PowerShell
3 15 (1.16%) VB
4 14 (1.08%) C
5 7 (0.54%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.39%) C#
6 5 (0.39%) VBScript
7 4 (0.31%) Perl
8 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.23%) VBA
9 2 (0.15%) Java
10 1 (0.077%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.077%) Python
Qualifications
1 254 (19.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 177 (13.66%) MCP
3 158 (12.19%) MCSE
4 94 (7.25%) Degree
5 64 (4.94%) MCITP
6 53 (4.09%) MCSA
6 53 (4.09%) CCNA
6 53 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (3.24%) A+ Certification
8 41 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (1.85%) MCDST
9 24 (1.85%) MCTS
10 12 (0.93%) Security Cleared
11 11 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.69%) CCNP
13 7 (0.54%) MOS
13 7 (0.54%) SC Cleared
14 6 (0.46%) ACSP
15 5 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (9.72%) SLA
2 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.077%) COBIT
3 1 (0.077%) QA
3 1 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 764 (58.95%) Active Directory
2 107 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (7.10%) XenApp
4 54 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 40 (3.09%) XenDesktop
6 36 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 17 (1.31%) vSphere
8 13 (1.00%) Xen
9 10 (0.77%) Terminal Server
10 9 (0.69%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.31%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
15 2 (0.15%) vCloud
16 1 (0.077%) Firmware
16 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 172 (13.27%) SCCM
2 16 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (1.16%) WSUS
3 15 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (0.93%) Nagios
4 12 (0.93%) DameWare
5 6 (0.46%) MAILsweeper
5 6 (0.46%) Sysprep
5 6 (0.46%) Casper Suite
5 6 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.31%) SCOM
8 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.077%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 680 (52.47%) Microsoft
2 248 (19.14%) Citrix
3 178 (13.73%) VMware
4 138 (10.65%) Apple
5 104 (8.02%) Cisco
6 96 (7.41%) HP
7 79 (6.10%) ServiceNow
8 69 (5.32%) Bloomberg
9 58 (4.48%) Reuters
10 47 (3.63%) Avaya
11 40 (3.09%) Dell
12 33 (2.55%) Lotus
13 31 (2.39%) Remedy
13 31 (2.39%) McAfee
14 30 (2.31%) Symantec
15 26 (2.01%) Adobe
16 21 (1.62%) Wyse
16 21 (1.62%) Altiris
17 16 (1.23%) MobileIron
17 16 (1.23%) Fidessa
City, London
Red10
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + 25 days holidays & benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 33k-35k base + attr
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £38000 - £42000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 6 days ago