The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 96 92 78
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.74% 0.93% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.97% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 8
Average salary £28,000 £23,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.14% -12.96%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
Desktop Support
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1175 1243 946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.79% 96.36% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 885 999 719
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Essex region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Essex

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Essex region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
Brentwood +4 4 - - 1
Chelmsford +1 2 - -
Epping - 2 £28,000 -
Colchester - 1 £27,500 - 1
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Essex 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 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 31 (70.45%) Active Directory
3 25 (56.82%) ITIL
4 23 (52.27%) Windows Server
5 21 (47.73%) MS Office
6 20 (45.45%) Finance
6 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 13 (29.55%) VMware
7 13 (29.55%) Citrix
7 13 (29.55%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (27.27%) Banking
8 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 8 (18.18%) AppSense
9 8 (18.18%) ITSM
9 8 (18.18%) Apple
9 8 (18.18%) HP
9 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 8 (18.18%) Android
9 8 (18.18%) vSphere
9 8 (18.18%) Windows 8
9 8 (18.18%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
10 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.91%) XenApp
10 7 (15.91%) XenDesktop
10 7 (15.91%) Fat Client
10 7 (15.91%) Dell
10 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
10 7 (15.91%) Thin Client

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Essex 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 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (47.73%) MS Office
2 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.09%) ADSL
2 4 (9.09%) VDSL
3 3 (6.82%) LAN
3 3 (6.82%) VoIP
3 3 (6.82%) WAN
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) Firewall
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
5 1 (2.27%) IMAP
5 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.27%) NAS
5 1 (2.27%) POP3
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MS Access
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (45.45%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Banking
3 6 (13.64%) Legal
4 5 (11.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Classic ASP
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 8 (18.18%) Mobile Computing
2 7 (15.91%) Fat Client
2 7 (15.91%) Thin Client
3 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.82%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 23 (52.27%) Windows Server
3 8 (18.18%) Android
3 8 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 7 (15.91%) Windows 7
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) ITSM
3 4 (9.09%) Straight-Through Processing
3 4 (9.09%) Wealth Management
3 4 (9.09%) Workflow
4 3 (6.82%) ISMS
4 3 (6.82%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.82%) Validation
5 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) C
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (11.36%) MCSA
3 5 (11.36%) MCSE
4 4 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (18.18%) vSphere
4 7 (15.91%) XenApp
4 7 (15.91%) XenDesktop
5 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.09%) XenServer
6 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) Citrix
2 13 (29.55%) VMware
3 8 (18.18%) Apple
3 8 (18.18%) AppSense
3 8 (18.18%) HP
4 7 (15.91%) Dell
5 5 (11.36%) AVG
5 5 (11.36%) Draytek
6 4 (9.09%) Sophos
7 1 (2.27%) Acronis
7 1 (2.27%) Avaya
7 1 (2.27%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.27%) Sage
7 1 (2.27%) Synology
7 1 (2.27%) Toshiba
7 1 (2.27%) Trend Micro
7 1 (2.27%) Veeam
7 1 (2.27%) Wyse
7 1 (2.27%) ZyXEL
Brentwood, Essex
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago