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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 87 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.13% 0.64% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.68% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 5
Average salary £23,500 £27,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.96% -11.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,650 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £31,400
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £24,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +4.08%
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
1343 1033 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.05% 95.12% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1072 783 741
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,367 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram 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 19 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
Chelmsford - 8 £23,500 -
Brentwood -25 3 - -
Harlow - 1 £29,000 -
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (38.10%) Blackberry
5 8 (38.10%) Finance
6 7 (33.33%) Android
6 7 (33.33%) Apple
6 7 (33.33%) ITIL
7 6 (28.57%) SLA
8 5 (23.81%) Smartphone
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
8 5 (23.81%) HP
8 5 (23.81%) Dell
8 5 (23.81%) MS Office
8 5 (23.81%) Retail
8 5 (23.81%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (14.29%) VPN
10 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 3 (14.29%) SCCM
10 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (14.29%) Banking
11 2 (9.52%) Office 365
11 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (9.52%) PDA
11 2 (9.52%) WAN
11 2 (9.52%) LAN

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Blackberry
2 5 (23.81%) Smartphone
2 5 (23.81%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (9.52%) PDA
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (33.33%) Android
5 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Apple
3 5 (23.81%) HP
3 5 (23.81%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam