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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 365 371 398
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 307 337 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.69% 0.70% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.75% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 271 287 198
Average salary £31,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
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
41271 44993 41469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.31% 93.47% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 34981 37795 34683
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 £75,000
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 31 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 31 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 +11 76 £31,500 -1.56% 11
Bromley - 3 £21,000 -
Docklands, London 0 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £24,500 -
Bexleyheath - 1 £25,000 -
Chessington - 1 £23,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £27,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 £22,000 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 581 (84.08%) Windows
2 395 (57.16%) Active Directory
3 378 (54.70%) Microsoft
4 371 (53.69%) Windows 7
5 276 (39.94%) MS Office
6 235 (34.01%) Finance
7 208 (30.10%) ITIL
8 191 (27.64%) MS Excel
9 182 (26.34%) Blackberry
10 149 (21.56%) Citrix
11 135 (19.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 103 (14.91%) Windows XP
13 99 (14.33%) MS Exchange
14 96 (13.89%) Banking
15 92 (13.31%) Windows 8
16 91 (13.17%) MCSE
17 90 (13.02%) SCCM
18 85 (12.30%) VMware
19 83 (12.01%) MCP
20 77 (11.14%) Degree
21 71 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
22 70 (10.13%) TCP/IP
23 68 (9.84%) Apple
23 68 (9.84%) Bloomberg
24 62 (8.97%) DHCP
25 59 (8.54%) Service Delivery
26 58 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
27 57 (8.25%) Hedge funds
28 56 (8.10%) Law
29 55 (7.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 99 (14.33%) MS Exchange
2 55 (7.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 49 (7.09%) SharePoint
4 42 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (2.89%) Lync
7 17 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.32%) WorkSite
9 13 (1.88%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.72%) Apache
11 5 (0.72%) IIS
12 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.29%) Confluence
14 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.14%) LiveLink
Applications
1 276 (39.94%) MS Office
2 191 (27.64%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.58%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.29%) Revit
8 2 (0.29%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.29%) MS Project
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.14%) InDesign
9 1 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.62%) Office 365
2 13 (1.88%) Google Apps
3 6 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.13%) TCP/IP
2 62 (8.97%) DHCP
3 53 (7.67%) LAN
4 47 (6.80%) WAN
4 47 (6.80%) DNS
5 43 (6.22%) VPN
6 30 (4.34%) Firewall
7 29 (4.20%) Wireless
8 20 (2.89%) VoIP
9 18 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (2.03%) Internet
11 12 (1.74%) IP Telephony
12 10 (1.45%) Network Security
13 9 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (1.01%) SAN
15 6 (0.87%) ADSL
16 5 (0.72%) Ethernet
16 5 (0.72%) NAS
16 5 (0.72%) DSL
17 4 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.29%) DTS
2 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (2.60%) JIRA
2 3 (0.43%) Ant
2 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.14%) MSI
3 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 235 (34.01%) Finance
2 96 (13.89%) Banking
3 56 (8.10%) Law
4 51 (7.38%) Investment Banking
5 50 (7.24%) Front Office
6 49 (7.09%) Financial Institution
7 46 (6.66%) Legal
8 25 (3.62%) Back Office
9 20 (2.89%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.32%) Games
11 15 (2.17%) Retail
12 10 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
13 9 (1.30%) Advertising
14 5 (0.72%) Marketing
15 3 (0.43%) Publishing
15 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.29%) French Language
17 1 (0.14%) German Language
17 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
17 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.01%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.58%) COM
3 3 (0.43%) WSH
4 2 (0.29%) Web Services
4 2 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.14%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.14%) LINQ
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 182 (26.34%) Blackberry
2 57 (8.25%) Hedge funds
3 50 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (6.22%) Video Conferencing
5 36 (5.21%) Computer Science
6 29 (4.20%) iPhone
7 21 (3.04%) Mathematics
8 11 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.59%) iPad
9 9 (1.30%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.16%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.01%) Replication
11 7 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.01%) BYOD
12 6 (0.87%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.87%) Online Games
12 6 (0.87%) Derivative
13 5 (0.72%) Equities
14 4 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 581 (84.08%) Windows
2 371 (53.69%) Windows 7
3 103 (14.91%) Windows XP
4 92 (13.31%) Windows 8
5 71 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (7.67%) Android
8 50 (7.24%) Mac OS X
9 39 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (5.35%) Linux
11 32 (4.63%) Apple iOS
12 24 (3.47%) Mac OS
13 17 (2.46%) Windows Vista
14 12 (1.74%) UNIX
15 8 (1.16%) CentOS
16 5 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.72%) Debian
17 4 (0.58%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (30.10%) ITIL
2 59 (8.54%) Service Delivery
3 54 (7.81%) Service Management
4 37 (5.35%) Business Continuity
5 36 (5.21%) Business Continuity Management
6 29 (4.20%) Incident Management
7 28 (4.05%) Investment Management
8 26 (3.76%) Problem Management
9 23 (3.33%) Asset Management
10 21 (3.04%) Software Deployment
11 17 (2.46%) Change Management
11 17 (2.46%) Project Management
12 15 (2.17%) Mentoring
13 11 (1.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (1.45%) Information Security
14 10 (1.45%) Document Management
15 9 (1.30%) Change Control
16 7 (1.01%) Fund Management
16 7 (1.01%) Data Protection
16 7 (1.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.50%) SQL
2 29 (4.20%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.30%) C
3 9 (1.30%) VB
4 5 (0.72%) VBScript
5 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.29%) Perl
7 1 (0.14%) Java
7 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.14%) VBA
7 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 135 (19.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (13.17%) MCSE
3 83 (12.01%) MCP
4 77 (11.14%) Degree
5 34 (4.92%) MCSA
6 29 (4.20%) MCITP
7 20 (2.89%) MCDST
8 19 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (2.46%) A+ Certification
10 14 (2.03%) CCNA
10 14 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.01%) MCTS
12 3 (0.43%) MOS
12 3 (0.43%) CCNP
12 3 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.43%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.29%) ACSP
13 2 (0.29%) CCA
13 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.14%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.79%) SLA
2 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.14%) COBIT
3 1 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 395 (57.16%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.53%) XenApp
4 24 (3.47%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.75%) XenDesktop
6 14 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 13 (1.88%) vSphere
8 12 (1.74%) Xen
9 6 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.58%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.14%) qmail
13 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 90 (13.02%) SCCM
2 6 (0.87%) Sysprep
2 6 (0.87%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.72%) Casper Suite
3 5 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.72%) DameWare
4 4 (0.58%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.58%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.58%) WSUS
4 4 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.43%) SCOM
5 3 (0.43%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 378 (54.70%) Microsoft
2 149 (21.56%) Citrix
3 85 (12.30%) VMware
4 68 (9.84%) Bloomberg
4 68 (9.84%) Apple
5 50 (7.24%) Cisco
6 49 (7.09%) Reuters
7 46 (6.66%) HP
7 46 (6.66%) ServiceNow
8 35 (5.07%) Avaya
9 24 (3.47%) Adobe
10 23 (3.33%) Dell
11 18 (2.60%) Altiris
12 17 (2.46%) Wyse
13 16 (2.32%) Atlassian
14 15 (2.17%) Remedy
15 14 (2.03%) AppSense
15 14 (2.03%) Symantec
16 13 (1.88%) Lotus
16 13 (1.88%) Red Hat
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
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London
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
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London
Premier IT
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
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Salary: £26k - 32k per year + Great benefits
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