The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Kent region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South East / Kent
Rank 70 85 96
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.85% 1.32% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.35% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 15
Median salary £25,000 £22,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
792 1035 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.54% 97.55% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 631 916 966
Median salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Kent

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Folkestone - 5 £24,000 -
Rochester +1 1 £24,000 -9.71%
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Desktop Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (68.18%) MCSE
2 15 (68.18%) MCP
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (40.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (40.91%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) MCSA
5 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 6 (27.27%) HP
5 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 6 (27.27%) Firewall
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 6 (27.27%) Time Management
5 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (27.27%) Driving Licence
6 5 (22.73%) Barracuda Networks
6 5 (22.73%) Android
6 5 (22.73%) MCTS
6 5 (22.73%) MCITP
6 5 (22.73%) Mitel
6 5 (22.73%) IP Telephony
6 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
6 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) IP Telephony
2 5 (22.73%) LAN
2 5 (22.73%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) REST
1 5 (22.73%) SOAP
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
1 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Android
3 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
1 9 (40.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (27.27%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (68.18%) MCP
2 15 (68.18%) MCSE
3 6 (27.27%) MCSA
4 5 (22.73%) MCITP
4 5 (22.73%) MCTS
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) HP
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Barracuda Networks
3 5 (22.73%) Dell
3 5 (22.73%) Mitel
3 5 (22.73%) Nortel
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix