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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 116 139 135
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 25 17 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.11% 0.73% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.75% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 23
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+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
2144 2259 2468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.33% 96.58% 98.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1763 1844 1981
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Watford +16 9 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Hemel Hempstead +13 9 £31,500 +23.52%
Borehamwood - 2 £23,000 -
Hitchin - 1 £23,500 -
St Albans - 1 £26,000 -
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 33 (89.19%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
3 19 (51.35%) LAN
4 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
4 18 (48.65%) WAN
4 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (45.95%) Windows 7
5 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
6 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
7 14 (37.84%) Cisco
8 12 (32.43%) VMware
8 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
10 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (21.62%) DNS
10 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
11 7 (18.92%) VPN
11 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
12 6 (16.22%) WSUS
12 6 (16.22%) MS Office
13 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
13 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
13 5 (13.51%) ITIL
13 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
13 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
14 4 (10.81%) SCCM
14 4 (10.81%) SLA
14 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (10.81%) Novell

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.70%) CMS
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) LAN
2 18 (48.65%) WAN
3 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
4 8 (21.62%) DNS
5 7 (18.92%) VPN
6 3 (8.11%) DHCP
7 2 (5.41%) DSL
7 2 (5.41%) MPLS
7 2 (5.41%) SAN
7 2 (5.41%) VoIP
7 2 (5.41%) Wireless
8 1 (2.70%) ADSL
8 1 (2.70%) Firewall
8 1 (2.70%) Intranet
8 1 (2.70%) Skype
8 1 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Games
1 1 (2.70%) Law
1 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.70%) Handset
3 1 (2.70%) iPhone
3 1 (2.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (89.19%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (45.95%) Windows 7
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
4 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
6 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.70%) Android
7 1 (2.70%) Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.70%) SUSE
7 1 (2.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
2 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.41%) People Management
4 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.41%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.70%) Analytics
5 1 (2.70%) B2B
5 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Web Design
5 1 (2.70%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) MCITP
2 2 (5.41%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) WSUS
2 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (37.84%) Cisco
3 12 (32.43%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) Novell
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Apple
7 1 (2.70%) Avaya
7 1 (2.70%) Google
7 1 (2.70%) Nortel
7 1 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (2.70%) Veeam
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