The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 130 136 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 7 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.70% 0.35% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.36% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 19
Average salary £31,500 £26,980 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.75% -0.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £29,500 £32,900
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2098 1933 1913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 97.49% 96.65% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1795 1549 1450
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
Hemel Hempstead -1 4 £31,500 +16.75% 2
Watford +10 3 £35,000 +34.61%
Potters Bar -9 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Hitchin - 1 £23,500 - 1
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 13 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 12 (46.15%) DNS
6 11 (42.31%) VPN
7 10 (38.46%) DHCP
7 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
8 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
8 9 (34.62%) Windows XP
8 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
9 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
9 8 (30.77%) VMware
10 7 (26.92%) LAN
10 7 (26.92%) WAN
11 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (23.08%) Office 365
11 6 (23.08%) Cisco
12 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (19.23%) Lync
12 5 (19.23%) Software Deployment
12 5 (19.23%) Skype
12 5 (19.23%) Adobe
12 5 (19.23%) Apple
12 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
12 5 (19.23%) ITIL
12 5 (19.23%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (19.23%) Lync
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
3 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Office 365
2 4 (15.38%) Google Apps
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) DNS
2 11 (42.31%) VPN
3 10 (38.46%) DHCP
4 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
5 7 (26.92%) LAN
5 7 (26.92%) WAN
6 5 (19.23%) Skype
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (7.69%) VoIP
8 2 (7.69%) Wireless
9 1 (3.85%) DSL
9 1 (3.85%) MPLS
9 1 (3.85%) SAN
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Games
1 1 (3.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (34.62%) Windows XP
5 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.85%) Android
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.85%) SUSE
7 1 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
1 5 (19.23%) Software Deployment
2 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.69%) People Management
4 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) Adobe
4 5 (19.23%) Apple
5 4 (15.38%) Google
6 2 (7.69%) Novell
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) SAP
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