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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 422 466 434
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 589 421 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.44% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 479 357 482
Average salary £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
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
101022 95344 106346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.22% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 82464 79867 91509
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +50 336 £32,500 +8.33% 32
South East +25 138 £25,000 -2.91% 14
East of England -5 32 £31,500 +38.46% 1
West Midlands +6 23 £27,000 +1.88% 3
North West -3 17 £25,750 +7.29% 1
East Midlands -7 14 £22,500 +18.42%
Yorkshire -35 14 £23,000 +24.32% 6
North East 0 9 £26,000 +4.00% 1
South West -7 9 £23,000 +21.05% 3
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 990 (81.35%) Windows
2 626 (51.44%) Active Directory
3 565 (46.43%) Windows 7
4 555 (45.60%) Microsoft
5 508 (41.74%) MS Office
6 403 (33.11%) MS Excel
7 392 (32.21%) ITIL
8 367 (30.16%) Windows XP
9 317 (26.05%) Finance
10 244 (20.05%) Blackberry
11 236 (19.39%) Citrix
12 218 (17.91%) TCP/IP
13 210 (17.26%) MS Exchange
14 197 (16.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 176 (14.46%) VMware
16 172 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 166 (13.64%) Windows 8
18 164 (13.48%) Apple
19 157 (12.90%) DHCP
20 151 (12.41%) LAN
21 148 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
22 144 (11.83%) DNS
22 144 (11.83%) SCCM
23 127 (10.44%) VPN
24 126 (10.35%) WAN
24 126 (10.35%) Degree
25 112 (9.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 102 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2010
27 101 (8.30%) SLA
28 94 (7.72%) SQL

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 210 (17.26%) MS Exchange
2 112 (9.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 102 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 45 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 34 (2.79%) IBM Notes
6 34 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (2.47%) Lync
8 27 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.07%) IIS
10 7 (0.58%) WorkSite
11 6 (0.49%) CMS
12 5 (0.41%) WordPress
13 4 (0.33%) Drupal
13 4 (0.33%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.33%) Apache
13 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.16%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 508 (41.74%) MS Office
2 403 (33.11%) MS Excel
3 64 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.90%) MS Project
6 5 (0.41%) Simulink
7 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.082%) Revit
9 1 (0.082%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.082%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.33%) Eikon
4 3 (0.25%) assyst
5 1 (0.082%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.082%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.082%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.082%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.27%) Office 365
2 9 (0.74%) Google Apps
3 7 (0.58%) SaaS
4 6 (0.49%) PaaS
5 2 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.082%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 218 (17.91%) TCP/IP
2 157 (12.90%) DHCP
3 151 (12.41%) LAN
4 144 (11.83%) DNS
5 127 (10.44%) VPN
6 126 (10.35%) WAN
7 55 (4.52%) Firewall
8 54 (4.44%) VoIP
9 51 (4.19%) Wireless
10 36 (2.96%) Internet
11 33 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (1.64%) IP Telephony
13 17 (1.40%) SAN
14 16 (1.31%) FTP
14 16 (1.31%) Network Security
15 15 (1.23%) ADSL
16 13 (1.07%) VLAN
17 12 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (0.82%) IMAP4
18 10 (0.82%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.58%) MySQL
4 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.16%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.082%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.082%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.082%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.082%) MS Access
7 1 (0.082%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.082%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.082%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (0.82%) MSI
2 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.082%) Ant
General
1 317 (26.05%) Finance
2 74 (6.08%) Law
3 68 (5.59%) Banking
4 57 (4.68%) Legal
5 42 (3.45%) Back Office
6 31 (2.55%) Retail
7 27 (2.22%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.73%) Marketing
9 18 (1.48%) Advertising
10 16 (1.31%) Telecoms
11 15 (1.23%) Front Office
12 14 (1.15%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.49%) German Language
15 5 (0.41%) Publishing
15 5 (0.41%) Games
16 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.16%) Military
17 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.16%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.48%) Application Packaging
2 7 (0.58%) Software Packaging
3 5 (0.41%) HTML
3 5 (0.41%) CSS
4 4 (0.33%) XHTML
5 3 (0.25%) Web Services
5 3 (0.25%) COM
6 2 (0.16%) WSH
6 2 (0.16%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.082%) XMPP
7 1 (0.082%) LAMP
7 1 (0.082%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 244 (20.05%) Blackberry
2 53 (4.35%) iPhone
3 52 (4.27%) iPad
4 41 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
5 29 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 28 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.30%) Smartphone
7 27 (2.22%) PDA
8 19 (1.56%) Thin Client
8 19 (1.56%) Fat Client
9 14 (1.15%) Mathematics
10 10 (0.82%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.74%) iSeries
12 8 (0.66%) EPoS
12 8 (0.66%) Derivative
13 7 (0.58%) AS400
13 7 (0.58%) IVR
14 6 (0.49%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.49%) SecurID
14 6 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 990 (81.35%) Windows
2 565 (46.43%) Windows 7
3 367 (30.16%) Windows XP
4 197 (16.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 166 (13.64%) Windows 8
6 148 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 75 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (5.59%) Android
9 66 (5.42%) Mac OS X
10 52 (4.27%) Linux
11 48 (3.94%) Apple iOS
12 38 (3.12%) Windows Vista
13 33 (2.71%) Windows 2000
14 28 (2.30%) Mac OS
15 21 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
16 12 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.82%) Fedora
17 10 (0.82%) UNIX
18 8 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
19 5 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (32.21%) ITIL
2 78 (6.41%) Service Management
3 58 (4.77%) Service Delivery
4 44 (3.62%) ITSM
5 39 (3.20%) Incident Management
6 38 (3.12%) Asset Management
7 30 (2.47%) Document Management
8 26 (2.14%) Software Deployment
9 25 (2.05%) Problem Management
9 25 (2.05%) Time Management
10 22 (1.81%) Mobile Device Management
11 21 (1.73%) Release Management
12 19 (1.56%) Migration
13 18 (1.48%) Change Management
13 18 (1.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (1.48%) Investment Management
14 14 (1.15%) CRM
15 12 (0.99%) E-Commerce
15 12 (0.99%) ITIL V3
15 12 (0.99%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 94 (7.72%) SQL
2 36 (2.96%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.48%) VBScript
4 16 (1.31%) VB
5 11 (0.90%) Java
6 9 (0.74%) C
7 7 (0.58%) PHP
8 6 (0.49%) Python
9 5 (0.41%) MATLAB
10 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.16%) C#
11 2 (0.16%) AppleScript
11 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.082%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.082%) Perl
12 1 (0.082%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 172 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (10.35%) Degree
3 85 (6.98%) MCP
4 63 (5.18%) MCSE
5 42 (3.45%) MCITP
6 41 (3.37%) MCDST
6 41 (3.37%) MCSA
7 40 (3.29%) Security Cleared
8 39 (3.20%) A+ Certification
9 38 (3.12%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (2.38%) SC Cleared
11 17 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.40%) MOS
11 17 (1.40%) CCNA
12 9 (0.74%) MCTS
13 7 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.41%) HND
16 4 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 2 (0.16%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (8.30%) SLA
2 10 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 626 (51.44%) Active Directory
2 92 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (5.18%) XenApp
4 45 (3.70%) vSphere
5 31 (2.55%) XenDesktop
6 25 (2.05%) Hyper-V
7 24 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 15 (1.23%) Terminal Services
10 14 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.99%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.49%) XenServer
13 4 (0.33%) Xen
14 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.082%) Dovecot
15 1 (0.082%) Postfix
15 1 (0.082%) Samba
15 1 (0.082%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 144 (11.83%) SCCM
2 30 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 25 (2.05%) Backup Exec
4 21 (1.73%) WSUS
5 18 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
6 7 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.41%) Sysprep
9 4 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.33%) ZENworks
9 4 (0.33%) SCOM
10 3 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.16%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.082%) OpenView
12 1 (0.082%) Nagios
12 1 (0.082%) MAILsweeper
12 1 (0.082%) DameWare
12 1 (0.082%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 555 (45.60%) Microsoft
2 236 (19.39%) Citrix
3 176 (14.46%) VMware
4 164 (13.48%) Apple
5 87 (7.15%) Cisco
6 69 (5.67%) HP
7 66 (5.42%) Bloomberg
8 55 (4.52%) Symantec
9 51 (4.19%) Reuters
10 45 (3.70%) Dell
11 38 (3.12%) Avaya
12 34 (2.79%) Lotus
12 34 (2.79%) Remedy
13 28 (2.30%) Altiris
14 25 (2.05%) SAP
15 19 (1.56%) Oracle
15 19 (1.56%) Adobe
15 19 (1.56%) ServiceNow
16 18 (1.48%) LANDesk
17 14 (1.15%) AppSense
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Salary: From £21,000 to £23,000 per annum +pension,life assurance
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum Salary is approx 28-30k base + bonus
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Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-45k base + bonus
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Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + comprehensive bens
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