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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 427 389 407
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 647 760 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.73% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.76% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 580 673 675
Average salary £29,500 £28,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.35% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,825 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+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
93191 100011 107473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.55% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79083 82449 87918
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -47 335 £32,000 - 18
South East +58 166 £26,583 +1.26% 11
East of England -5 35 £26,000 - 7
South West -19 26 £25,250 +17.44% 4
West Midlands -23 23 £22,500 - 1
Yorkshire +11 22 £24,500 -5.76% 3
North West +8 21 £22,750 +1.11% 2
East Midlands -2 18 £25,000 -4.76% 2
North East -4 1 £21,000 -32.25% 1
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1029 (84.55%) Windows
2 705 (57.93%) Active Directory
3 605 (49.71%) Microsoft
4 537 (44.12%) Windows 7
5 439 (36.07%) MS Office
6 313 (25.72%) Windows Server
7 302 (24.82%) MS Excel
8 295 (24.24%) Citrix
9 288 (23.66%) ITIL
10 243 (19.97%) MS Exchange
11 241 (19.80%) Windows 8
12 234 (19.23%) SCCM
13 232 (19.06%) Finance
14 230 (18.90%) VMware
15 214 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 187 (15.37%) Windows XP
17 181 (14.87%) Blackberry
18 178 (14.63%) TCP/IP
18 178 (14.63%) Office 365
19 177 (14.54%) Windows Server 2012
20 170 (13.97%) Android
21 150 (12.33%) SLA
22 149 (12.24%) DNS
23 140 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
24 138 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
25 134 (11.01%) Cisco
26 128 (10.52%) Apple
27 127 (10.44%) DHCP
28 108 (8.87%) LAN
29 103 (8.46%) Mac OS X

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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
1 243 (19.97%) MS Exchange
2 88 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (5.92%) SharePoint
4 66 (5.42%) Skype for Business
5 56 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 50 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 41 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 36 (2.96%) IIS
9 28 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.49%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.25%) CMS
12 2 (0.16%) Confluence
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.16%) WordPress
13 1 (0.082%) JBoss
13 1 (0.082%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 439 (36.07%) MS Office
2 302 (24.82%) MS Excel
3 41 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.16%) QuarkXPress
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.41%) Eikon
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.082%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.082%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 178 (14.63%) Office 365
2 7 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.58%) SaaS
3 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.082%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.082%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 178 (14.63%) TCP/IP
2 149 (12.24%) DNS
3 127 (10.44%) DHCP
4 108 (8.87%) LAN
5 93 (7.64%) VPN
6 86 (7.07%) WAN
7 82 (6.74%) Firewall
8 54 (4.44%) VoIP
9 51 (4.19%) Internet
10 38 (3.12%) Skype
11 36 (2.96%) SAN
12 35 (2.88%) Wireless
13 27 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
14 22 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (1.73%) VLAN
16 15 (1.23%) IP Telephony
17 9 (0.74%) NAS
18 8 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
18 8 (0.66%) HTTPS
18 8 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.16%) MS Access
5 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.082%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.082%) Selenium
General
1 232 (19.06%) Finance
2 68 (5.59%) Banking
3 64 (5.26%) Legal
4 42 (3.45%) Law
5 37 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.73%) Retail
8 20 (1.64%) Advertising
9 16 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.23%) Games
11 12 (0.99%) Back Office
12 11 (0.90%) Local Government
12 11 (0.90%) Marketing
13 10 (0.82%) Front Office
13 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.41%) Billing
14 5 (0.41%) Electronics
15 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.25%) Publishing
16 1 (0.082%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.23%) XMPP
2 7 (0.58%) .NET
2 7 (0.58%) HTML
3 6 (0.49%) XML
3 6 (0.49%) X-Windows
4 4 (0.33%) Software Packaging
4 4 (0.33%) Web Services
5 3 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.16%) COM
6 2 (0.16%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.082%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.082%) EDI
7 1 (0.082%) ODBC
7 1 (0.082%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 181 (14.87%) Blackberry
2 85 (6.98%) iPhone
3 79 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (5.83%) Driving Licence
5 50 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
6 41 (3.37%) Fat Client
6 41 (3.37%) Thin Client
7 35 (2.88%) Hedge funds
8 26 (2.14%) Computer Science
9 25 (2.05%) iPad
10 23 (1.89%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.81%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.73%) Data Centre
13 15 (1.23%) Clustering
14 14 (1.15%) Mathematics
15 9 (0.74%) Handset
15 9 (0.74%) Smartphone
16 8 (0.66%) HP StoreVirtual
16 8 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
16 8 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1029 (84.55%) Windows
2 537 (44.12%) Windows 7
3 313 (25.72%) Windows Server
4 241 (19.80%) Windows 8
5 214 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 187 (15.37%) Windows XP
7 177 (14.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 170 (13.97%) Android
9 103 (8.46%) Mac OS X
10 101 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 99 (8.13%) Windows 10
12 94 (7.72%) Apple iOS
13 38 (3.12%) Linux
14 32 (2.63%) Mac OS
15 21 (1.73%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.66%) Unix
17 6 (0.49%) Mac OS X Server
18 3 (0.25%) Windows Phone
19 2 (0.16%) Debian
19 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (23.66%) ITIL
2 61 (5.01%) Service Delivery
3 52 (4.27%) Asset Management
4 50 (4.11%) Mentoring
5 45 (3.70%) Service Management
6 43 (3.53%) Incident Management
7 40 (3.29%) Patch Management
8 35 (2.88%) ITSM
9 28 (2.30%) Problem Management
10 27 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
11 25 (2.05%) Time Management
12 24 (1.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (1.89%) Application Packaging
14 22 (1.81%) Migration
15 19 (1.56%) ITIL V3
15 19 (1.56%) Line Management
16 18 (1.48%) Data Protection
17 17 (1.40%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (1.31%) People Management
18 16 (1.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 54 (4.44%) SQL
2 48 (3.94%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.48%) C
4 15 (1.23%) VBScript
5 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
6 6 (0.49%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.33%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.25%) VBA
9 2 (0.16%) Java
9 2 (0.16%) Perl
9 2 (0.16%) Python
10 1 (0.082%) C#
10 1 (0.082%) C++
10 1 (0.082%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 138 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (7.72%) Degree
3 64 (5.26%) MCP
4 62 (5.09%) MCSE
5 44 (3.62%) MCDST
6 35 (2.88%) MCSA
7 28 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (2.30%) Security Cleared
8 27 (2.22%) SC Cleared
9 20 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.56%) CCNA
10 19 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 16 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (0.90%) MCITP
13 9 (0.74%) A+ Certification
14 8 (0.66%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.41%) MCTS
15 5 (0.41%) MOS
16 3 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (12.33%) SLA
2 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 705 (57.93%) Active Directory
2 140 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (8.46%) XenApp
4 62 (5.09%) Hyper-V
5 43 (3.53%) XenDesktop
6 32 (2.63%) vSphere
7 11 (0.90%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.41%) Firmware
12 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.082%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 234 (19.23%) SCCM
2 44 (3.62%) WSUS
3 19 (1.56%) AirWatch
4 13 (1.07%) Backup Exec
5 10 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (0.74%) DameWare
6 9 (0.74%) SCOM
7 8 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.41%) OpenView
10 4 (0.33%) Casper Suite
10 4 (0.33%) ZENworks
11 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.25%) Opsview
11 3 (0.25%) SCDPM
12 2 (0.16%) Cacti
12 2 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.16%) Nagios
12 2 (0.16%) SCSM
12 2 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 605 (49.71%) Microsoft
2 295 (24.24%) Citrix
3 230 (18.90%) VMware
4 134 (11.01%) Cisco
5 128 (10.52%) Apple
6 95 (7.81%) HP
7 82 (6.74%) Bloomberg
8 59 (4.85%) Dell
9 41 (3.37%) Symantec
10 36 (2.96%) Reuters
11 35 (2.88%) Avaya
12 33 (2.71%) Polycom
13 32 (2.63%) LANDesk
14 30 (2.47%) Adobe
15 23 (1.89%) Mitel
16 18 (1.48%) Altiris
17 15 (1.23%) Fidessa
17 15 (1.23%) iManage
18 14 (1.15%) Sophos
19 12 (0.99%) Intel
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
ninesharp
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: Yesterday
Goole, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21000 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum Plus Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18595 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-45k base + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
The British Red Cross
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Old Street, London
Gorkana
Salary: £28k to £35k per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Salford
ECOM
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + iPad, Laptop & Phone
Posted: 8 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Borough of Poole
Salary: .
Posted: 9 days ago