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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 370 407 453
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 665 575 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.59% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.63% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 559 492 390
Average salary £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.63% +3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £38,800
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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
91484 91720 93604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.84% 94.46% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 75958 74696 79606
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 6 March 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 March 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 +52 423 £31,000 - 26
South East -31 79 £26,000 +8.33% 11
West Midlands -8 34 £21,500 -10.41% 1
East of England +7 32 £26,000 +4.00% 3
Yorkshire +12 29 £22,000 -12.00% 3
North West -21 29 £22,500 -10.00% 6
South West -22 28 £22,500 -2.17% 6
East Midlands +33 20 £28,000 +27.27%
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1076 (83.22%) Windows
2 808 (62.49%) Active Directory
3 664 (51.35%) Microsoft
4 657 (50.81%) Windows 7
5 482 (37.28%) MS Office
6 430 (33.26%) ITIL
7 361 (27.92%) MS Excel
8 346 (26.76%) Finance
9 318 (24.59%) Blackberry
10 285 (22.04%) Windows XP
11 258 (19.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 257 (19.88%) Citrix
13 243 (18.79%) MS Exchange
14 191 (14.77%) Windows 8
15 184 (14.23%) TCP/IP
16 183 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 171 (13.23%) VMware
18 168 (12.99%) SCCM
19 167 (12.92%) LAN
20 157 (12.14%) MCP
20 157 (12.14%) Apple
21 146 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
22 145 (11.21%) SLA
22 145 (11.21%) MCSE
23 142 (10.98%) Cisco
24 134 (10.36%) Banking
25 133 (10.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 132 (10.21%) VPN
27 130 (10.05%) DNS
28 127 (9.82%) WAN

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 243 (18.79%) MS Exchange
2 133 (10.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 100 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 49 (3.79%) SharePoint
6 40 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 30 (2.32%) IBM Notes
9 20 (1.55%) Lync
10 13 (1.01%) WorkSite
11 6 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
11 6 (0.46%) IIS
12 4 (0.31%) LiveLink
13 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.15%) Apache
15 1 (0.077%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.077%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.077%) WordPress
Applications
1 482 (37.28%) MS Office
2 361 (27.92%) MS Excel
3 37 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.31%) MS Project
7 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.15%) Revit
7 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.077%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (0.77%) Eikon
2 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) assyst
4 2 (0.15%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.15%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.077%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.077%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.57%) Office 365
2 24 (1.86%) Google Apps
3 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.077%) SaaS
4 1 (0.077%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 184 (14.23%) TCP/IP
2 167 (12.92%) LAN
3 132 (10.21%) VPN
4 130 (10.05%) DNS
5 127 (9.82%) WAN
6 110 (8.51%) DHCP
7 60 (4.64%) Firewall
8 50 (3.87%) VoIP
9 42 (3.25%) Wireless
10 34 (2.63%) IP Telephony
11 28 (2.17%) Internet
12 27 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (2.01%) PBX
14 24 (1.86%) Network Security
15 17 (1.31%) ADSL
16 11 (0.85%) 3G
17 9 (0.70%) Structured Cabling
18 8 (0.62%) NAS
18 8 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
18 8 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.077%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.077%) DTS
5 1 (0.077%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.077%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.077%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.077%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.23%) Ant
3 1 (0.077%) MSI
3 1 (0.077%) JIRA
3 1 (0.077%) Oracle APEX
General
1 346 (26.76%) Finance
2 134 (10.36%) Banking
3 75 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 70 (5.41%) Law
5 60 (4.64%) Legal
6 56 (4.33%) Front Office
7 52 (4.02%) Telecoms
8 50 (3.87%) Financial Institution
9 34 (2.63%) Retail
10 32 (2.47%) Back Office
11 20 (1.55%) Advertising
12 16 (1.24%) Marketing
13 12 (0.93%) Electronics
14 9 (0.70%) Military
15 6 (0.46%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.39%) Publishing
16 5 (0.39%) French Language
17 4 (0.31%) Games
18 3 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
19 2 (0.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.54%) HTML
1 7 (0.54%) .NET
1 7 (0.54%) Application Packaging
2 5 (0.39%) COM
3 4 (0.31%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.23%) LINQ
5 2 (0.15%) jQuery
5 2 (0.15%) CSS
5 2 (0.15%) XML
5 2 (0.15%) Classic ASP
5 2 (0.15%) Ajax
5 2 (0.15%) XMPP
6 1 (0.077%) Flash
6 1 (0.077%) LAMP
6 1 (0.077%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 318 (24.59%) Blackberry
2 68 (5.26%) iPhone
3 59 (4.56%) Video Conferencing
4 55 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (3.48%) Hedge funds
6 41 (3.17%) Fat Client
6 41 (3.17%) Thin Client
7 34 (2.63%) iPad
8 32 (2.47%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.93%) Smartphone
10 19 (1.47%) CMDB
11 18 (1.39%) PDA
12 16 (1.24%) User Experience
13 14 (1.08%) Replication
14 13 (1.01%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
16 11 (0.85%) iSeries
17 10 (0.77%) AS400
17 10 (0.77%) Equities
18 8 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1076 (83.22%) Windows
2 657 (50.81%) Windows 7
3 285 (22.04%) Windows XP
4 191 (14.77%) Windows 8
5 183 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 146 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 95 (7.35%) Android
8 83 (6.42%) Mac OS X
9 80 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (4.95%) Linux
11 57 (4.41%) Apple iOS
12 51 (3.94%) Windows Vista
13 46 (3.56%) UNIX
14 29 (2.24%) Windows 2000
15 19 (1.47%) Mac OS
16 15 (1.16%) Solaris
17 12 (0.93%) AIX
18 11 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.62%) Windows Phone
20 7 (0.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (33.26%) ITIL
2 120 (9.28%) Service Delivery
3 77 (5.96%) Service Management
4 49 (3.79%) Business Continuity
5 47 (3.63%) Incident Management
6 44 (3.40%) Asset Management
7 37 (2.86%) Time Management
7 37 (2.86%) Business Continuity Management
8 29 (2.24%) Line Management
8 29 (2.24%) Document Management
9 26 (2.01%) Software Deployment
10 24 (1.86%) Problem Management
11 23 (1.78%) CRM
12 21 (1.62%) Change Management
12 21 (1.62%) Migration
13 17 (1.31%) Mobile Device Management
14 16 (1.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (1.16%) Investment Management
16 14 (1.08%) ITIL V3
16 14 (1.08%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (4.64%) SQL
2 48 (3.71%) PowerShell
3 11 (0.85%) VB
4 6 (0.46%) VBScript
4 6 (0.46%) Perl
4 6 (0.46%) C
4 6 (0.46%) Java
5 4 (0.31%) C#
6 3 (0.23%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.23%) VBA
7 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.077%) Python
8 1 (0.077%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.077%) PHP
8 1 (0.077%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 258 (19.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 157 (12.14%) MCP
3 145 (11.21%) MCSE
4 93 (7.19%) Degree
5 61 (4.72%) MCITP
6 49 (3.79%) MCDST
7 45 (3.48%) MCSA
8 43 (3.33%) A+ Certification
9 36 (2.78%) Security Cleared
10 33 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (2.24%) SC Cleared
12 28 (2.17%) VCP4
12 28 (2.17%) CCNA
13 20 (1.55%) MCTS
14 17 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.31%) ACTC
16 4 (0.31%) MOS
17 3 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (11.21%) SLA
2 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 808 (62.49%) Active Directory
2 109 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (6.26%) XenApp
4 51 (3.94%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.78%) XenDesktop
6 18 (1.39%) Xen
7 16 (1.24%) vSphere
8 8 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.39%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.15%) NFS
13 1 (0.077%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.077%) Firmware
13 1 (0.077%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 168 (12.99%) SCCM
2 22 (1.70%) WSUS
3 21 (1.62%) Backup Exec
4 20 (1.55%) Nagios
4 20 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (0.62%) DameWare
7 6 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.46%) Sysprep
8 5 (0.39%) Casper Suite
8 5 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.23%) SCOM
10 2 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
11 1 (0.077%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.077%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.077%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.077%) Kibana
Vendors
1 664 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 257 (19.88%) Citrix
3 171 (13.23%) VMware
4 157 (12.14%) Apple
5 142 (10.98%) Cisco
6 89 (6.88%) Reuters
6 89 (6.88%) Bloomberg
7 76 (5.88%) HP
8 72 (5.57%) Avaya
9 64 (4.95%) ServiceNow
10 49 (3.79%) Dell
11 30 (2.32%) Lotus
11 30 (2.32%) Symantec
12 26 (2.01%) Wyse
13 24 (1.86%) McAfee
14 23 (1.78%) Remedy
15 22 (1.70%) Adobe
16 19 (1.47%) Mitel
17 18 (1.39%) FactSet
18 17 (1.31%) LANDesk
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