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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 91 98 80
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.73% 0.79% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.82% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 6
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £45,550 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
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
1172 1344 969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.59% 96.21% 97.88%
Number of salaries quoted 937 1123 831
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 26 May 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
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £23,000 -
Chelmsford -4 1 £23,500 +6.81%
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) MS Office
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) Retail
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 4 (28.57%) Apple
7 3 (21.43%) VPN
7 3 (21.43%) HP
7 3 (21.43%) Dell
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) Banking
7 3 (21.43%) SCCM
7 3 (21.43%) Android
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
7 3 (21.43%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
8 2 (14.29%) ITSM
8 2 (14.29%) Symantec
8 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (14.29%) LAN
8 2 (14.29%) WAN
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 2 (14.29%) Citrix

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
4 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Android
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Apple
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec
Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
EMBL-EBI
Salary: Grade 5 or 6, monthly salary starting at £2,387.20, UK income tax free
Posted: 9 days ago