The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 358 349 410
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 296 365 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.73% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.78% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 263 319 190
Average salary £32,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Desktop Support
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
41022 46576 41642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.33% 93.67% 93.69%
Number of salaries quoted 34784 39186 35045
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in London

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in London

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in London

Desktop Support
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
City of London +25 63 £32,000 -1.53% 8
Bromley - 2 £30,000 -
Canary Wharf +9 1 £24,500 -34.66%
Docklands, London +4 1 - -
Bexleyheath - 1 £25,000 -
Brentford - 1 £27,000 -
Chessington - 1 £23,500 -
Ilford - 1 £22,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 1
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 618 (83.63%) Windows
2 432 (58.46%) Active Directory
3 410 (55.48%) Microsoft
4 397 (53.72%) Windows 7
5 293 (39.65%) MS Office
6 250 (33.83%) Finance
7 236 (31.94%) ITIL
8 220 (29.77%) Blackberry
9 200 (27.06%) MS Excel
10 152 (20.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 149 (20.16%) Citrix
12 118 (15.97%) Windows XP
12 118 (15.97%) MS Exchange
13 114 (15.43%) Banking
14 104 (14.07%) Windows 8
15 103 (13.94%) MCSE
16 100 (13.53%) MCP
17 88 (11.91%) Apple
18 86 (11.64%) SCCM
19 84 (11.37%) VMware
20 79 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
21 76 (10.28%) TCP/IP
22 74 (10.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 73 (9.88%) Service Management
23 73 (9.88%) Investment Banking
23 73 (9.88%) Degree
24 71 (9.61%) Service Delivery
25 64 (8.66%) Front Office
25 64 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
25 64 (8.66%) Bloomberg

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the London 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
1 118 (15.97%) MS Exchange
2 74 (10.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 43 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (5.28%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.98%) IBM Notes
6 19 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.17%) WorkSite
8 15 (2.03%) Lync
9 11 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.54%) Apache
10 4 (0.54%) IIS
11 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.27%) Confluence
13 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.14%) LiveLink
Applications
1 293 (39.65%) MS Office
2 200 (27.06%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.27%) MS Project
7 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.27%) Revit
7 2 (0.27%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.74%) Office 365
2 14 (1.89%) Google Apps
3 8 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.41%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 76 (10.28%) TCP/IP
2 61 (8.25%) VPN
3 60 (8.12%) LAN
4 55 (7.44%) WAN
5 54 (7.31%) DHCP
6 48 (6.50%) DNS
7 35 (4.74%) Wireless
8 31 (4.19%) Firewall
9 24 (3.25%) VoIP
10 23 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (1.76%) IP Telephony
11 13 (1.76%) Network Security
12 10 (1.35%) Internet
13 9 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
15 6 (0.81%) NAS
15 6 (0.81%) SAN
15 6 (0.81%) Ethernet
15 6 (0.81%) ADSL
16 5 (0.68%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
2 3 (0.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.27%) DTS
3 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (1.89%) JIRA
2 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.14%) MSI
3 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 250 (33.83%) Finance
2 114 (15.43%) Banking
3 73 (9.88%) Investment Banking
4 64 (8.66%) Front Office
5 63 (8.53%) Law
6 60 (8.12%) Financial Institution
7 48 (6.50%) Legal
8 25 (3.38%) Back Office
9 24 (3.25%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.17%) Retail
11 15 (2.03%) Games
12 10 (1.35%) Mandarin Language
13 8 (1.08%) Advertising
14 6 (0.81%) Marketing
15 5 (0.68%) French Language
15 5 (0.68%) Publishing
16 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.41%) German Language
17 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
17 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.68%) COM
2 4 (0.54%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.41%) WSH
4 2 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.14%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.14%) LINQ
5 1 (0.14%) Web Services
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.14%) .NET
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 220 (29.77%) Blackberry
2 59 (7.98%) Hedge funds
3 50 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.95%) Video Conferencing
5 39 (5.28%) iPhone
6 31 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.30%) Mathematics
8 16 (2.17%) Fat Client
8 16 (2.17%) iPad
8 16 (2.17%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.35%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.95%) Replication
11 6 (0.81%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.81%) Online Games
11 6 (0.81%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.81%) BYOD
12 5 (0.68%) Equities
12 5 (0.68%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.54%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 618 (83.63%) Windows
2 397 (53.72%) Windows 7
3 118 (15.97%) Windows XP
4 104 (14.07%) Windows 8
5 79 (10.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (8.25%) Android
8 58 (7.85%) Mac OS X
9 46 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (5.55%) Linux
11 35 (4.74%) Apple iOS
12 22 (2.98%) Windows Vista
13 21 (2.84%) Mac OS
14 12 (1.62%) UNIX
15 8 (1.08%) CentOS
16 5 (0.68%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.68%) Debian
17 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (31.94%) ITIL
2 73 (9.88%) Service Management
3 71 (9.61%) Service Delivery
4 52 (7.04%) Business Continuity
5 49 (6.63%) Business Continuity Management
6 28 (3.79%) Asset Management
7 27 (3.65%) Incident Management
7 27 (3.65%) Problem Management
8 23 (3.11%) Investment Management
9 21 (2.84%) Software Deployment
10 17 (2.30%) Change Management
11 16 (2.17%) Document Management
11 16 (2.17%) Mentoring
12 12 (1.62%) Project Management
13 11 (1.49%) CRM
14 10 (1.35%) Information Security
14 10 (1.35%) Mobile Device Management
14 10 (1.35%) Change Control
15 9 (1.22%) Continuous Improvement
16 8 (1.08%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 35 (4.74%) SQL
2 29 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.35%) VB
4 9 (1.22%) C
5 5 (0.68%) VBScript
6 3 (0.41%) Perl
6 3 (0.41%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.41%) VBA
7 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.14%) Java
8 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 152 (20.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (13.94%) MCSE
3 100 (13.53%) MCP
4 73 (9.88%) Degree
5 32 (4.33%) MCSA
6 25 (3.38%) MCITP
7 24 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.71%) CCNA
9 19 (2.57%) MCDST
10 18 (2.44%) A+ Certification
11 10 (1.35%) MCTS
12 4 (0.54%) MOS
12 4 (0.54%) CCNP
12 4 (0.54%) Security Cleared
12 4 (0.54%) ACSP
12 4 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.27%) CCA
14 2 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.55%) SLA
2 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.14%) COBIT
3 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 432 (58.46%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (7.71%) XenApp
4 24 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.57%) XenDesktop
6 13 (1.76%) Xen
6 13 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 12 (1.62%) vSphere
8 5 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.54%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.27%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 86 (11.64%) SCCM
2 6 (0.81%) Sysprep
2 6 (0.81%) Casper Suite
2 6 (0.81%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.68%) Backup Exec
3 5 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.54%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.54%) WSUS
4 4 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.41%) SCOM
5 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.27%) DameWare
6 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 410 (55.48%) Microsoft
2 149 (20.16%) Citrix
3 88 (11.91%) Apple
4 84 (11.37%) VMware
5 64 (8.66%) Bloomberg
6 61 (8.25%) ServiceNow
7 60 (8.12%) Cisco
8 54 (7.31%) Reuters
9 46 (6.22%) HP
10 31 (4.19%) Avaya
11 25 (3.38%) Adobe
12 22 (2.98%) Lotus
13 21 (2.84%) Dell
13 21 (2.84%) Wyse
14 17 (2.30%) Altiris
15 15 (2.03%) Interwoven
16 14 (1.89%) Symantec
16 14 (1.89%) LANDesk
17 13 (1.76%) Polycom
17 13 (1.76%) Remedy
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 33k-35k base + attr
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Depending on Experince
Posted: 6 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 7 days ago
London UK
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London / West End
Ingenious Group
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 15 days ago
Twickenham
Talent Spa
Salary: £20k - £25k Dep on Experience
Posted: 17 days ago