The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 76 94 80
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 22 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.02% 0.59% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 0.61% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 12
Average salary £28,000 £21,500 £23,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.23% -7.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,500 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,750 £29,600
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Desktop Support
South East

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
1030 982 1073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.76% 97.32% 97.90%
Number of salaries quoted 929 820 921
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Kent

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £26,500 - 2
Chatham - 1 £34,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £27,000 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 (81.48%) Windows
2 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
3 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
4 17 (62.96%) MS Excel
5 15 (55.56%) ITIL
5 15 (55.56%) Office 365
6 13 (48.15%) ITIL V3
6 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (44.44%) Asset Management
7 12 (44.44%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
9 7 (25.93%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) Citrix
10 6 (22.22%) MCP
11 5 (18.52%) MCSE
11 5 (18.52%) VPN
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
11 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Vista
11 5 (18.52%) VMware
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
12 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (14.81%) DNS
12 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
13 3 (11.11%) MS Office
13 3 (11.11%) HTTP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (62.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (55.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) VPN
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) SMTP
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Vista
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) ITIL V3
3 12 (44.44%) Mobile Device Management
3 12 (44.44%) Asset Management
4 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.41%) ITSM
8 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) MCP
2 5 (18.52%) MCSE
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCTS
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) HP
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Gym
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Between 20000 and 28000
Posted: 6 days ago