The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank 625 613 623
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 5 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.011% 0.018% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.019% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +46.55%
UK excluding London average salary £20,000 £13,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -67.50%
Desktop Support Specialist
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 London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41068 41891 44489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.90% 93.97% 94.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35022 34487 38469
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £75,000 £78,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Desktop Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Desktop Support Specialist
Salary Trend in London

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

Desktop Support Specialist Salary Trend in London

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited Desktop Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) MS Office
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) DNS
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) Mac OS X
4 5 (50.00%) SCCM
4 5 (50.00%) iPhone
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (20.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared

Desktop Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the London region that cited Desktop Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (60.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) iPhone
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (20.00%) CentOS
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (10.00%) Apple
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus