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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 426 438 494
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 577 587 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.58% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 503 477 352
Average salary £28,000 £28,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.88% +2.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £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
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
97370 101347 93701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.19% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81930 82728 78452
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +6 318 £31,500 -3.07% 32
South East +20 148 £26,500 +6.00% 11
East of England +17 40 £27,500 -12.69% 7
West Midlands -18 21 £27,500 +1.85% 3
North West +10 18 £23,400 -9.12% 5
South West -2 14 £23,250 +2.19% 1
Yorkshire -1 10 £24,845 +8.02%
East Midlands -10 8 £22,500 - 2
North East -13 1 £24,000 -7.69% 1
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 978 (82.88%) Windows
2 662 (56.10%) Active Directory
3 620 (52.54%) Microsoft
4 608 (51.53%) Windows 7
5 434 (36.78%) MS Office
6 363 (30.76%) MS Excel
7 337 (28.56%) ITIL
8 271 (22.97%) Finance
9 240 (20.34%) Citrix
10 229 (19.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 213 (18.05%) Blackberry
12 210 (17.80%) MS Exchange
12 210 (17.80%) Windows 8
13 208 (17.63%) Windows XP
14 204 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 180 (15.25%) VMware
16 179 (15.17%) SCCM
17 171 (14.49%) DHCP
18 159 (13.47%) DNS
19 151 (12.80%) TCP/IP
20 144 (12.20%) MCP
21 140 (11.86%) MCSE
22 129 (10.93%) LAN
23 127 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
23 127 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
24 125 (10.59%) SLA
25 120 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
26 117 (9.92%) WAN
27 109 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
28 108 (9.15%) VPN

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 210 (17.80%) MS Exchange
2 84 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (6.61%) SharePoint
4 66 (5.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 55 (4.66%) Lync
6 41 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 30 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (1.78%) IBM Notes
9 18 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.19%) WorkSite
11 7 (0.59%) IIS
12 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.34%) Apache
14 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.25%) CMS
15 2 (0.17%) Confluence
16 1 (0.085%) GroupWise
16 1 (0.085%) LiveLink
16 1 (0.085%) Joomla!
16 1 (0.085%) Umbraco
Applications
1 434 (36.78%) MS Office
2 363 (30.76%) MS Excel
3 32 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.17%) Revit
7 2 (0.17%) MS Project
8 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.085%) InDesign
8 1 (0.085%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.085%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 13 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.17%) Academy Housing
2 2 (0.17%) arcHouse
2 2 (0.17%) Orchard Housing
2 2 (0.17%) Aareon QL
2 2 (0.17%) OPENHousing
2 2 (0.17%) MIS ActiveH
2 2 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.085%) assyst
3 1 (0.085%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 68 (5.76%) Office 365
2 8 (0.68%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.25%) SaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.17%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.085%) IaaS
6 1 (0.085%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.085%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.085%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 171 (14.49%) DHCP
2 159 (13.47%) DNS
3 151 (12.80%) TCP/IP
4 129 (10.93%) LAN
5 117 (9.92%) WAN
6 108 (9.15%) VPN
7 64 (5.42%) Firewall
8 61 (5.17%) Wireless
9 55 (4.66%) VoIP
10 36 (3.05%) Internet
11 18 (1.53%) VLAN
11 18 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (1.36%) Intranet
14 15 (1.27%) Ethernet
14 15 (1.27%) IP Telephony
15 14 (1.19%) Network Security
16 13 (1.10%) SAN
16 13 (1.10%) WLAN
16 13 (1.10%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.59%) MySQL
3 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.25%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.25%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.17%) DB2
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.085%) DTS
6 1 (0.085%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.085%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.085%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.085%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (1.95%) JIRA
2 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.25%) Ant
4 1 (0.085%) MSI
4 1 (0.085%) AdminStudio
General
1 271 (22.97%) Finance
2 76 (6.44%) Banking
3 59 (5.00%) Law
4 52 (4.41%) Legal
5 43 (3.64%) Front Office
6 40 (3.39%) Financial Institution
7 37 (3.14%) Retail
8 34 (2.88%) Telecoms
9 31 (2.63%) Investment Banking
10 27 (2.29%) Back Office
11 19 (1.61%) Marketing
12 18 (1.53%) Games
13 13 (1.10%) Advertising
14 9 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.25%) Publishing
16 3 (0.25%) French Language
17 2 (0.17%) Electronics
18 1 (0.085%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.085%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (0.93%) COM
1 11 (0.93%) Application Packaging
2 9 (0.76%) .NET
3 4 (0.34%) Software Packaging
3 4 (0.34%) CSS
3 4 (0.34%) HTML
4 3 (0.25%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.25%) WSH
4 3 (0.25%) Silverlight
4 3 (0.25%) LINQ
5 2 (0.17%) jQuery
5 2 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.17%) Ajax
5 2 (0.17%) Classic ASP
5 2 (0.17%) Web Services
5 2 (0.17%) XML
6 1 (0.085%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 213 (18.05%) Blackberry
2 127 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (5.93%) Video Conferencing
4 61 (5.17%) Hedge funds
5 57 (4.83%) iPhone
6 36 (3.05%) Computer Science
7 31 (2.63%) iPad
8 27 (2.29%) Mathematics
9 17 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.19%) Fat Client
10 14 (1.19%) Thin Client
10 14 (1.19%) Data Centre
11 10 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.85%) BYOD
12 7 (0.59%) Replication
12 7 (0.59%) Life Science
12 7 (0.59%) Smartphone
12 7 (0.59%) PDA
12 7 (0.59%) Online Games
13 6 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 978 (82.88%) Windows
2 608 (51.53%) Windows 7
3 210 (17.80%) Windows 8
4 208 (17.63%) Windows XP
5 204 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 120 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 80 (6.78%) Android
9 73 (6.19%) Linux
10 58 (4.92%) Mac OS X
11 48 (4.07%) Windows Vista
12 44 (3.73%) Apple iOS
13 30 (2.54%) UNIX
14 26 (2.20%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.85%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.85%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.51%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (28.56%) ITIL
2 79 (6.69%) Service Delivery
3 60 (5.08%) Incident Management
4 52 (4.41%) Asset Management
5 48 (4.07%) Service Management
6 38 (3.22%) Time Management
7 34 (2.88%) Problem Management
8 31 (2.63%) Project Management
8 31 (2.63%) Mentoring
9 28 (2.37%) Software Deployment
10 27 (2.29%) ITIL V3
11 26 (2.20%) Change Management
12 25 (2.12%) Business Continuity
12 25 (2.12%) CRM
13 22 (1.86%) Investment Management
14 20 (1.69%) Line Management
15 19 (1.61%) Mobile Device Management
15 19 (1.61%) ITSM
16 18 (1.53%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (1.53%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 73 (6.19%) SQL
2 44 (3.73%) PowerShell
3 11 (0.93%) VBScript
3 11 (0.93%) C
4 9 (0.76%) VB
5 8 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 7 (0.59%) C#
7 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.17%) Java
7 2 (0.17%) Perl
8 1 (0.085%) Python
8 1 (0.085%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.085%) PHP
8 1 (0.085%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 229 (19.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (12.20%) MCP
3 140 (11.86%) MCSE
4 106 (8.98%) Degree
5 61 (5.17%) MCSA
6 60 (5.08%) MCITP
7 44 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (3.73%) CCNA
8 36 (3.05%) A+ Certification
9 30 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (1.53%) MCDST
10 18 (1.53%) Security Cleared
11 15 (1.27%) MCTS
12 13 (1.10%) SC Cleared
13 12 (1.02%) MOS
14 7 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.59%) CCNP
15 4 (0.34%) ACSP
15 4 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
16 3 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (10.59%) SLA
2 5 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.25%) QA
4 1 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.085%) COBIT
System Software
1 662 (56.10%) Active Directory
2 109 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (6.61%) XenApp
4 53 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 39 (3.31%) XenDesktop
6 30 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 20 (1.69%) vSphere
8 17 (1.44%) Xen
9 13 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 11 (0.93%) Terminal Server
11 9 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.68%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.42%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.17%) vCloud
16 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.085%) XenServer
17 1 (0.085%) qmail
Systems Management
1 179 (15.17%) SCCM
2 18 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (1.10%) WSUS
4 12 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (1.02%) DameWare
5 11 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.59%) AirWatch
6 7 (0.59%) SCOM
7 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.34%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (0.34%) Nagios
8 4 (0.34%) Casper Suite
8 4 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.085%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.085%) SCSM
11 1 (0.085%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.085%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.085%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 620 (52.54%) Microsoft
2 240 (20.34%) Citrix
3 180 (15.25%) VMware
4 97 (8.22%) Apple
5 83 (7.03%) HP
6 82 (6.95%) Cisco
7 68 (5.76%) Bloomberg
8 51 (4.32%) Reuters
9 45 (3.81%) Avaya
10 43 (3.64%) Dell
11 36 (3.05%) Symantec
11 36 (3.05%) ServiceNow
12 34 (2.88%) Remedy
13 25 (2.12%) McAfee
14 22 (1.86%) AppSense
15 21 (1.78%) Lotus
15 21 (1.78%) Atlassian
16 19 (1.61%) Altiris
17 18 (1.53%) Adobe
18 13 (1.10%) IBM
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Directions On-line Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Skye Group
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum with company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
JWResource
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym
Posted: 4 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20000 - 25000 with excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago