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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 416 427 459
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 615 541 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.57% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 503 465 417
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £24,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +4.08%
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
98061 95266 102493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.72% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82304 78117 89013
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +2 336 £30,000 -3.22% 18
South East +10 120 £25,500 +2.00% 8
East of England -13 38 £24,500 +2.08% 2
West Midlands -7 36 £24,250 -3.00% 2
Yorkshire -5 29 £24,750 -2.94% 3
North West -10 29 £24,250 -8.49% 1
South West -6 23 £22,000 -20.00% 1
East Midlands +21 8 £25,000 +14.94% 1
North East -15 2 £29,000 +11.53%
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 987 (82.32%) Windows
2 690 (57.55%) Active Directory
3 574 (47.87%) Windows 7
4 525 (43.79%) Microsoft
5 448 (37.36%) MS Office
6 428 (35.70%) ITIL
7 348 (29.02%) MS Excel
8 307 (25.60%) Windows XP
8 307 (25.60%) Finance
9 251 (20.93%) Citrix
10 239 (19.93%) Blackberry
11 219 (18.27%) MS Exchange
12 205 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 194 (16.18%) TCP/IP
14 179 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 168 (14.01%) LAN
16 163 (13.59%) VMware
17 160 (13.34%) Windows 8
18 152 (12.68%) SCCM
19 146 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
20 142 (11.84%) SLA
21 137 (11.43%) Apple
22 128 (10.68%) DHCP
23 125 (10.43%) Cisco
24 124 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 121 (10.09%) WAN
26 120 (10.01%) DNS
27 115 (9.59%) VPN
28 108 (9.01%) Degree
29 100 (8.34%) MCP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 219 (18.27%) MS Exchange
2 124 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 93 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 77 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 53 (4.42%) SharePoint
6 40 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 39 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (2.00%) Lync
9 20 (1.67%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.83%) WorkSite
11 8 (0.67%) CMS
12 7 (0.58%) IIS
13 6 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.42%) LiveLink
15 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (0.33%) Joomla!
15 4 (0.33%) Drupal
15 4 (0.33%) WordPress
16 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
17 1 (0.083%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 448 (37.36%) MS Office
2 348 (29.02%) MS Excel
3 51 (4.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.75%) MS Project
6 6 (0.50%) Simulink
7 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.33%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.17%) Revit
9 2 (0.17%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.00%) Eikon
2 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.25%) assyst
4 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.17%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.083%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.083%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 53 (4.42%) Office 365
2 23 (1.92%) Google Apps
3 6 (0.50%) PaaS
4 4 (0.33%) IaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 194 (16.18%) TCP/IP
2 168 (14.01%) LAN
3 128 (10.68%) DHCP
4 121 (10.09%) WAN
5 120 (10.01%) DNS
6 115 (9.59%) VPN
7 52 (4.34%) VoIP
8 50 (4.17%) Firewall
9 36 (3.00%) Wireless
10 28 (2.34%) IP Telephony
11 22 (1.83%) Internet
11 22 (1.83%) PBX
12 16 (1.33%) Network Security
13 15 (1.25%) SAN
14 11 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (0.92%) ADSL
14 11 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (0.83%) 3G
16 9 (0.75%) MPLS
17 8 (0.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.50%) MySQL
5 4 (0.33%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.17%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.083%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.083%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.083%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.083%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Ant
1 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.17%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.083%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.083%) MSI
General
1 307 (25.60%) Finance
2 89 (7.42%) Banking
3 59 (4.92%) Law
4 55 (4.59%) Legal
5 41 (3.42%) Retail
6 40 (3.34%) Telecoms
7 32 (2.67%) Investment Banking
8 31 (2.59%) Back Office
9 25 (2.09%) Front Office
10 21 (1.75%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.42%) Advertising
12 16 (1.33%) Marketing
13 11 (0.92%) Electronics
14 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.83%) Military
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.17%) French Language
15 2 (0.17%) Local Government
16 1 (0.083%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.17%) Application Packaging
2 7 (0.58%) HTML
3 4 (0.33%) XHTML
3 4 (0.33%) CSS
4 3 (0.25%) .NET
5 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.17%) Web Services
5 2 (0.17%) XMPP
6 1 (0.083%) Flash
6 1 (0.083%) LINQ
6 1 (0.083%) COM
6 1 (0.083%) WSH
6 1 (0.083%) LAMP
6 1 (0.083%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 239 (19.93%) Blackberry
2 57 (4.75%) iPhone
3 51 (4.25%) Video Conferencing
4 47 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (3.34%) Hedge funds
6 38 (3.17%) iPad
7 35 (2.92%) Computer Science
8 32 (2.67%) Thin Client
8 32 (2.67%) Fat Client
9 25 (2.09%) Smartphone
10 20 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.50%) CMDB
12 17 (1.42%) PDA
13 15 (1.25%) AS400
14 14 (1.17%) iSeries
15 12 (1.00%) Mathematics
16 10 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
17 9 (0.75%) Client/Server
18 8 (0.67%) Handset
18 8 (0.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 987 (82.32%) Windows
2 574 (47.87%) Windows 7
3 307 (25.60%) Windows XP
4 179 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 160 (13.34%) Windows 8
6 146 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 81 (6.76%) Android
8 67 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 65 (5.42%) Mac OS X
10 54 (4.50%) Linux
11 49 (4.09%) Apple iOS
12 42 (3.50%) Windows Vista
13 37 (3.09%) Windows 2000
14 25 (2.09%) UNIX
15 21 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
16 18 (1.50%) Mac OS
17 13 (1.08%) Solaris
18 12 (1.00%) AIX
19 8 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 7 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (35.70%) ITIL
2 63 (5.25%) Service Delivery
3 56 (4.67%) Service Management
4 46 (3.84%) Asset Management
5 44 (3.67%) Incident Management
6 33 (2.75%) Time Management
7 27 (2.25%) Change Management
8 26 (2.17%) Problem Management
8 26 (2.17%) Software Deployment
9 24 (2.00%) Document Management
10 21 (1.75%) Line Management
11 20 (1.67%) Migration
12 18 (1.50%) ITSM
12 18 (1.50%) Coaching
13 16 (1.33%) Mobile Device Management
14 15 (1.25%) CRM
15 14 (1.17%) Project Management
15 14 (1.17%) Disaster Recovery
16 13 (1.08%) Security Management
16 13 (1.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (5.09%) SQL
2 34 (2.84%) PowerShell
3 11 (0.92%) Java
4 8 (0.67%) Python
5 7 (0.58%) C
5 7 (0.58%) PHP
6 6 (0.50%) VB
6 6 (0.50%) MATLAB
7 5 (0.42%) VBScript
8 4 (0.33%) AppleScript
8 4 (0.33%) Perl
9 2 (0.17%) C#
9 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.083%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.083%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 205 (17.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (9.01%) Degree
3 100 (8.34%) MCP
4 78 (6.51%) MCSE
5 55 (4.59%) MCITP
6 51 (4.25%) MCDST
6 51 (4.25%) Security Cleared
7 49 (4.09%) A+ Certification
8 37 (3.09%) SC Cleared
9 35 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (2.09%) MCSA
11 16 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (1.25%) CCNA
13 11 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (0.75%) MOS
15 8 (0.67%) MCTS
16 5 (0.42%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
17 4 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.33%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (11.84%) SLA
2 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 690 (57.55%) Active Directory
2 98 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.17%) XenApp
4 32 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 24 (2.00%) vSphere
6 14 (1.17%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.83%) Terminal Services
8 10 (0.83%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.75%) Xen
10 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.17%) NFS
13 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.17%) XenServer
13 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.083%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.083%) Novell eDirectory
14 1 (0.083%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 152 (12.68%) SCCM
2 28 (2.34%) WSUS
3 25 (2.09%) Backup Exec
4 18 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (0.75%) Nagios
6 6 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
6 6 (0.50%) SCOM
7 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.33%) ZENworks
8 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.25%) Casper Suite
9 3 (0.25%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.17%) AppDNA
10 2 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.17%) DameWare
11 1 (0.083%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.083%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.083%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.083%) Kibana
Vendors
1 525 (43.79%) Microsoft
2 251 (20.93%) Citrix
3 163 (13.59%) VMware
4 137 (11.43%) Apple
5 125 (10.43%) Cisco
6 94 (7.84%) Bloomberg
7 81 (6.76%) Reuters
8 69 (5.75%) Avaya
9 59 (4.92%) HP
10 34 (2.84%) Symantec
11 32 (2.67%) Remedy
11 32 (2.67%) Dell
12 24 (2.00%) LANDesk
13 20 (1.67%) Lotus
14 18 (1.50%) Oracle
14 18 (1.50%) Mitel
15 17 (1.42%) ServiceNow
16 16 (1.33%) Google
16 16 (1.33%) SAP
16 16 (1.33%) Adobe
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