The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 422 476 426
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 594 431 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.45% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 508 367 481
Average salary £29,000 £29,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £42,400
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,075
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103361 95969 105981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.24% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 85252 80299 91558
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Desktop Support
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +39 339 £32,000 -1.53% 26
South East +36 137 £25,000 -3.84% 8
East of England +5 33 £30,750 +30.85% 6
South West +2 23 £24,775 +2.16% 3
North West +2 17 £27,600 +12.65% 5
West Midlands -9 16 £27,000 -18.18% 7
East Midlands -8 15 £24,750 +23.75% 2
Yorkshire -49 14 £22,000 +3.52% 2
North East +1 3 £19,000 -22.44% 3
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1042 (82.05%) Windows
2 645 (50.79%) Active Directory
3 602 (47.40%) Microsoft
4 562 (44.25%) Windows 7
5 523 (41.18%) MS Office
6 402 (31.65%) MS Excel
7 398 (31.34%) Windows XP
8 373 (29.37%) ITIL
9 318 (25.04%) Finance
10 256 (20.16%) Blackberry
11 244 (19.21%) Citrix
12 223 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 209 (16.46%) MS Exchange
14 208 (16.38%) TCP/IP
15 193 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 190 (14.96%) VMware
17 180 (14.17%) Windows 8
18 175 (13.78%) Apple
19 157 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
20 152 (11.97%) DHCP
20 152 (11.97%) SCCM
21 147 (11.57%) DNS
22 144 (11.34%) LAN
23 126 (9.92%) VPN
24 123 (9.69%) Degree
25 121 (9.53%) WAN
26 111 (8.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
27 107 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
28 103 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
28 103 (8.11%) MCP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 209 (16.46%) MS Exchange
2 111 (8.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 107 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 79 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (4.09%) SharePoint
6 42 (3.31%) IBM Notes
7 29 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 27 (2.13%) Lync
9 22 (1.73%) IIS
10 21 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.63%) WorkSite
12 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.31%) Apache
14 3 (0.24%) WordPress
15 2 (0.16%) Drupal
15 2 (0.16%) Joomla!
15 2 (0.16%) CMS
15 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.079%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 523 (41.18%) MS Office
2 402 (31.65%) MS Excel
3 64 (5.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.55%) MS Project
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.079%) Revit
7 1 (0.079%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.63%) Eikon
3 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.24%) assyst
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.079%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.079%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.079%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (4.17%) Office 365
2 12 (0.94%) Google Apps
3 7 (0.55%) SaaS
4 4 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.079%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 208 (16.38%) TCP/IP
2 152 (11.97%) DHCP
3 147 (11.57%) DNS
4 144 (11.34%) LAN
5 126 (9.92%) VPN
6 121 (9.53%) WAN
7 60 (4.72%) Firewall
8 55 (4.33%) VoIP
9 53 (4.17%) Wireless
10 37 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (2.68%) Internet
12 31 (2.44%) IP Telephony
13 19 (1.50%) ADSL
14 16 (1.26%) FTP
15 14 (1.10%) SAN
15 14 (1.10%) Network Security
16 11 (0.87%) VLAN
17 10 (0.79%) DMZ
17 10 (0.79%) IMAP4
18 9 (0.71%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.47%) MySQL
4 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.16%) MS Access
8 1 (0.079%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.079%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.079%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.079%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.079%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.079%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (0.79%) MSI
2 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.16%) Ant
General
1 318 (25.04%) Finance
2 78 (6.14%) Law
3 75 (5.91%) Banking
4 68 (5.35%) Legal
5 47 (3.70%) Back Office
6 41 (3.23%) Retail
7 25 (1.97%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.57%) Front Office
9 19 (1.50%) Advertising
10 18 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.42%) Marketing
11 16 (1.26%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.47%) Publishing
12 6 (0.47%) Games
12 6 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.39%) German Language
14 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.24%) French Language
16 2 (0.16%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.10%) Application Packaging
2 11 (0.87%) Software Packaging
3 10 (0.79%) Web Services
4 4 (0.31%) HTML
4 4 (0.31%) CSS
5 3 (0.24%) COM
5 3 (0.24%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.16%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.16%) .NET
6 2 (0.16%) XHTML
6 2 (0.16%) WSH
7 1 (0.079%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.079%) XMPP
7 1 (0.079%) LAMP
7 1 (0.079%) jQuery
7 1 (0.079%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 256 (20.16%) Blackberry
2 47 (3.70%) iPhone
3 45 (3.54%) iPad
4 40 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
4 40 (3.15%) Smartphone
5 28 (2.20%) PDA
5 28 (2.20%) Hedge funds
6 26 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.50%) Thin Client
7 19 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 18 (1.42%) Mathematics
9 15 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.87%) EPoS
11 7 (0.55%) SecurID
12 6 (0.47%) PKI
12 6 (0.47%) IVR
12 6 (0.47%) iSeries
12 6 (0.47%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.47%) Firmware
12 6 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1042 (82.05%) Windows
2 562 (44.25%) Windows 7
3 398 (31.34%) Windows XP
4 223 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 180 (14.17%) Windows 8
6 157 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 76 (5.98%) Mac OS X
8 72 (5.67%) Android
9 66 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 56 (4.41%) Apple iOS
11 49 (3.86%) Windows Vista
12 47 (3.70%) Linux
13 38 (2.99%) Windows 2000
14 31 (2.44%) Mac OS
15 17 (1.34%) UNIX
16 14 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
17 11 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
18 10 (0.79%) Fedora
19 9 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 4 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (29.37%) ITIL
2 74 (5.83%) Service Management
3 70 (5.51%) Service Delivery
4 43 (3.39%) ITSM
5 42 (3.31%) Incident Management
6 35 (2.76%) Asset Management
7 32 (2.52%) Document Management
8 27 (2.13%) Problem Management
9 26 (2.05%) Release Management
10 25 (1.97%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (1.97%) Software Deployment
11 23 (1.81%) Time Management
12 22 (1.73%) Investment Management
12 22 (1.73%) Mobile Device Management
13 18 (1.42%) Change Management
14 16 (1.26%) CRM
14 16 (1.26%) Migration
15 15 (1.18%) ITIL V3
16 14 (1.10%) Project Planning
16 14 (1.10%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (7.17%) SQL
2 43 (3.39%) PowerShell
3 17 (1.34%) VBScript
4 15 (1.18%) VB
5 13 (1.02%) C
5 13 (1.02%) Java
6 6 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.39%) C#
8 4 (0.31%) Python
8 4 (0.31%) PHP
9 3 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 193 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (9.69%) Degree
3 103 (8.11%) MCP
4 71 (5.59%) MCSE
5 49 (3.86%) MCSA
6 48 (3.78%) MCITP
7 46 (3.62%) MCDST
8 39 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (2.91%) Security Cleared
10 29 (2.28%) SC Cleared
11 27 (2.13%) A+ Certification
12 20 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (1.50%) CCNA
14 15 (1.18%) MCTS
15 14 (1.10%) MOS
16 10 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 4 (0.31%) HND
18 4 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 3 (0.24%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (7.87%) SLA
2 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.16%) QA
4 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 645 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 103 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (5.91%) XenApp
4 46 (3.62%) vSphere
5 40 (3.15%) XenDesktop
6 27 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (1.89%) Hyper-V
8 22 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 16 (1.26%) XenServer
10 16 (1.26%) Terminal Services
11 13 (1.02%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.31%) Xen
12 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.079%) Dovecot
14 1 (0.079%) Postfix
14 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.079%) Samba
Systems Management
1 152 (11.97%) SCCM
2 30 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 25 (1.97%) Backup Exec
4 22 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 20 (1.57%) WSUS
6 9 (0.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 7 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.39%) SCOM
10 4 (0.31%) Sysprep
10 4 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.16%) OpenView
11 2 (0.16%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.16%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.079%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.079%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.079%) SCSM
12 1 (0.079%) DameWare
12 1 (0.079%) WMI
Vendors
1 602 (47.40%) Microsoft
2 244 (19.21%) Citrix
3 190 (14.96%) VMware
4 175 (13.78%) Apple
5 86 (6.77%) Cisco
6 68 (5.35%) HP
7 62 (4.88%) Bloomberg
8 57 (4.49%) Symantec
9 54 (4.25%) Reuters
10 46 (3.62%) Dell
11 42 (3.31%) Lotus
12 37 (2.91%) Remedy
13 34 (2.68%) Avaya
14 28 (2.20%) Altiris
15 26 (2.05%) SAP
16 20 (1.57%) Oracle
17 19 (1.50%) ServiceNow
18 18 (1.42%) LANDesk
19 17 (1.34%) Adobe
20 16 (1.26%) BMC
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