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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 361 314 353
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 335 426 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.79% 0.95% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.99% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 313 387 362
Average salary £32,000 £32,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £24,000 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
40513 42828 47012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.86% 95.79% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 35099 36048 38825
Average salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.80% +1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
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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 +16 72 £32,500 -26.55% 5
Uxbridge +10 5 £26,000 -34.17%
Bromley +1 5 £22,500 -18.18%
Northwood - 3 £26,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames +11 2 £25,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £30,000 -
Hackney - 2 £29,923 -
Grays - 2 £19,500 -
Docklands, London +22 1 £32,500 -4.41%
Westminster - 1 £45,000 -
Rainham - 1 - -
Sidcup - 1 £28,000 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 553 (84.04%) Windows
2 406 (61.70%) Active Directory
3 304 (46.20%) Windows 7
4 300 (45.59%) Microsoft
5 265 (40.27%) MS Office
6 171 (25.99%) Finance
7 155 (23.56%) Citrix
8 148 (22.49%) MS Excel
9 140 (21.28%) Windows Server
10 135 (20.52%) SCCM
11 132 (20.06%) ITIL
12 128 (19.45%) MS Exchange
13 117 (17.78%) VMware
14 115 (17.48%) Blackberry
15 102 (15.50%) Windows 8
16 90 (13.68%) Android
17 88 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
17 88 (13.37%) Windows XP
18 79 (12.01%) Cisco
18 79 (12.01%) Bloomberg
19 76 (11.55%) TCP/IP
20 71 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
20 71 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
21 65 (9.88%) Office 365
22 64 (9.73%) Degree
23 63 (9.57%) Banking
24 62 (9.42%) iPhone
25 60 (9.12%) Windows 10
25 60 (9.12%) Apple
26 57 (8.66%) DNS

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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
1 128 (19.45%) MS Exchange
2 43 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (5.78%) SharePoint
4 36 (5.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 31 (4.71%) Skype for Business
6 21 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.76%) IIS
10 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.30%) Confluence
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 265 (40.27%) MS Office
2 148 (22.49%) MS Excel
3 27 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Eikon
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (9.88%) Office 365
2 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (11.55%) TCP/IP
2 57 (8.66%) DNS
3 56 (8.51%) DHCP
4 44 (6.69%) VPN
5 40 (6.08%) LAN
6 35 (5.32%) WAN
7 29 (4.41%) Firewall
8 27 (4.10%) Internet
9 23 (3.50%) Wireless
10 22 (3.34%) SAN
11 21 (3.19%) VoIP
12 15 (2.28%) VLAN
13 14 (2.13%) IP Telephony
14 13 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (1.67%) Skype
17 6 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
18 5 (0.76%) NAS
18 5 (0.76%) PBX
19 4 (0.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 171 (25.99%) Finance
2 63 (9.57%) Banking
3 51 (7.75%) Legal
4 32 (4.86%) Law
5 19 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.74%) Retail
7 15 (2.28%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.82%) Games
9 11 (1.67%) Advertising
10 10 (1.52%) Front Office
11 7 (1.06%) Back Office
12 4 (0.61%) Marketing
13 3 (0.46%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) Electronics
14 1 (0.15%) French Language
14 1 (0.15%) iGaming
14 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.52%) XMPP
2 7 (1.06%) .NET
3 6 (0.91%) HTML
3 6 (0.91%) XML
3 6 (0.91%) X-Windows
4 3 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.46%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.30%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (0.15%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 115 (17.48%) Blackberry
2 62 (9.42%) iPhone
3 54 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.47%) Video Conferencing
5 35 (5.32%) Hedge funds
6 25 (3.80%) Computer Science
7 20 (3.04%) Fat Client
7 20 (3.04%) Thin Client
8 16 (2.43%) Driving Licence
9 15 (2.28%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.13%) iPad
11 13 (1.98%) Mathematics
12 10 (1.52%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.37%) Smartphone
14 8 (1.22%) HP StoreVirtual
15 6 (0.91%) Fintech
16 5 (0.76%) Data Centre
16 5 (0.76%) EPoS
17 4 (0.61%) NHS
18 3 (0.46%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 553 (84.04%) Windows
2 304 (46.20%) Windows 7
3 140 (21.28%) Windows Server
4 102 (15.50%) Windows 8
5 90 (13.68%) Android
6 88 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 88 (13.37%) Windows XP
7 71 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (9.12%) Windows 10
9 54 (8.21%) Mac OS X
10 40 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (5.17%) Apple iOS
12 20 (3.04%) Linux
12 20 (3.04%) Mac OS
13 15 (2.28%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.46%) Unix
15 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (20.06%) ITIL
2 34 (5.17%) Asset Management
3 22 (3.34%) Patch Management
3 22 (3.34%) Problem Management
4 16 (2.43%) Mentoring
5 15 (2.28%) Service Delivery
6 14 (2.13%) Service Management
7 13 (1.98%) Application Packaging
7 13 (1.98%) Data Protection
7 13 (1.98%) ITSM
7 13 (1.98%) Time Management
8 12 (1.82%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (1.67%) Wealth Management
10 10 (1.52%) Document Management
11 9 (1.37%) Change Management
11 9 (1.37%) Migration
12 8 (1.22%) Incident Management
13 7 (1.06%) Line Management
13 7 (1.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.17%) SQL
2 31 (4.71%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.28%) C
4 7 (1.06%) VB.NET
5 6 (0.91%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.30%) Java
7 2 (0.30%) Perl
7 2 (0.30%) Python
7 2 (0.30%) VBA
7 2 (0.30%) VBScript
8 1 (0.15%) C++
8 1 (0.15%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 64 (9.73%) Degree
2 49 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (3.95%) MCSE
4 17 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
4 17 (2.58%) MCP
4 17 (2.58%) MCSA
5 15 (2.28%) Citrix Certification
6 13 (1.98%) CCNA
6 13 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.98%) MCDST
7 8 (1.22%) MCITP
7 8 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.06%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.61%) MOS
10 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.30%) CCA
11 2 (0.30%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.30%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.21%) SLA
2 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 406 (61.70%) Active Directory
2 71 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (7.60%) XenApp
4 25 (3.80%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.91%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.91%) vSphere
7 5 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.61%) Firmware
9 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 135 (20.52%) SCCM
2 17 (2.58%) AirWatch
2 17 (2.58%) WSUS
3 7 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (0.91%) DameWare
5 5 (0.76%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.61%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.30%) Cacti
7 2 (0.30%) Nagios
7 2 (0.30%) SCOM
7 2 (0.30%) SCSM
7 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 300 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 155 (23.56%) Citrix
3 117 (17.78%) VMware
4 79 (12.01%) Bloomberg
4 79 (12.01%) Cisco
5 60 (9.12%) Apple
6 53 (8.05%) HP
7 33 (5.02%) Reuters
8 28 (4.26%) Avaya
8 28 (4.26%) Dell
9 26 (3.95%) Symantec
10 21 (3.19%) LANDesk
11 16 (2.43%) Adobe
11 16 (2.43%) Mitel
12 15 (2.28%) iManage
13 14 (2.13%) Altiris
14 13 (1.98%) Fidessa
15 12 (1.82%) Polycom
16 8 (1.22%) Toshiba
17 7 (1.06%) WatchGuard
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