The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 345 329 334
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 120 131 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.64% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.66% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 110 105 97
Average salary £26,500 £29,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.62% +20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £39,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18660 19881 19366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.41% 97.06% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15961 16195 15375
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in the South East

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in the South East

Desktop Support
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
Surrey +14 37 £26,583 +0.31% 1
Hampshire +9 27 £26,500 -3.63% 3
Berkshire -17 18 £29,000 -7.93% 1
Kent +11 17 £23,000 -23.33%
East Sussex +17 11 £18,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -14 7 £26,000 +36.84% 3
Oxfordshire -7 3 £26,500 +49.29% 2
West Sussex -4 2 £29,750 +23.95% 1
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 186 (78.81%) Windows
2 154 (65.25%) Microsoft
3 99 (41.95%) Windows 7
4 97 (41.10%) Active Directory
5 73 (30.93%) MS Excel
6 70 (29.66%) ITIL
6 70 (29.66%) Windows Server
7 69 (29.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 67 (28.39%) MS Office
8 67 (28.39%) Windows 8
9 52 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (21.61%) SLA
11 50 (21.19%) Windows XP
12 47 (19.92%) Office 365
13 45 (19.07%) Driving Licence
13 45 (19.07%) Citrix
14 43 (18.22%) MS Exchange
15 42 (17.80%) Android
16 38 (16.10%) VMware
17 34 (14.41%) TCP/IP
18 33 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (13.56%) MCSE
20 30 (12.71%) DNS
21 29 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (12.29%) Apple iOS
22 28 (11.86%) Blackberry
23 27 (11.44%) Service Management
23 27 (11.44%) Mac OS X
24 26 (11.02%) DHCP
24 26 (11.02%) Service Delivery

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 43 (18.22%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (2.97%) Lync
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.42%) CMS
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 73 (30.93%) MS Excel
2 67 (28.39%) MS Office
3 4 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (19.92%) Office 365
2 2 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.41%) TCP/IP
2 30 (12.71%) DNS
3 26 (11.02%) DHCP
3 26 (11.02%) Firewall
4 24 (10.17%) VPN
5 16 (6.78%) VoIP
6 13 (5.51%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (2.97%) Skype
8 6 (2.54%) SAN
8 6 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.12%) WAN
10 4 (1.69%) LAN
10 4 (1.69%) Wireless
11 3 (1.27%) 3G
11 3 (1.27%) Internet
11 3 (1.27%) Intranet
12 2 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.85%) WebEx
13 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.42%) DB2
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 25 (10.59%) Finance
2 7 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.54%) Local Government
4 4 (1.69%) Advertising
4 4 (1.69%) Retail
5 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Games
6 2 (0.85%) Legal
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.42%) .NET
1 1 (0.42%) COM
1 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.42%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.07%) Driving Licence
2 28 (11.86%) Blackberry
3 17 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.81%) iPhone
5 8 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.97%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.97%) iPad
7 6 (2.54%) Handset
8 5 (2.12%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.69%) Replication
10 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.85%) NHS
12 1 (0.42%) Biometrics
12 1 (0.42%) Chip and PIN
12 1 (0.42%) EPoS
12 1 (0.42%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.42%) Statistics
12 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.42%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 186 (78.81%) Windows
2 99 (41.95%) Windows 7
3 70 (29.66%) Windows Server
4 67 (28.39%) Windows 8
5 52 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (21.19%) Windows XP
7 42 (17.80%) Android
8 33 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (12.29%) Apple iOS
9 29 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (11.44%) Mac OS X
11 11 (4.66%) Windows 10
12 7 (2.97%) Windows Vista
13 6 (2.54%) Mac OS
14 5 (2.12%) Linux
15 3 (1.27%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.42%) Debian
16 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (29.66%) ITIL
2 27 (11.44%) Service Management
3 26 (11.02%) Service Delivery
4 19 (8.05%) ITSM
4 19 (8.05%) Time Management
5 16 (6.78%) Mentoring
6 13 (5.51%) Server Patching
7 12 (5.08%) Patch Management
8 11 (4.66%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.81%) Asset Management
9 9 (3.81%) Line Management
10 8 (3.39%) ITIL V3
10 8 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (2.54%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (2.54%) Network Management
13 5 (2.12%) CRM
13 5 (2.12%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (2.12%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (2.12%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.27%) SQL
2 2 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (29.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (13.56%) MCSE
3 25 (10.59%) MCP
4 16 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.78%) Security Cleared
5 15 (6.36%) MCSA
6 14 (5.93%) MCDST
7 11 (4.66%) Degree
8 7 (2.97%) CCNA
8 7 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.69%) MCITP
11 3 (1.27%) MCTS
12 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.42%) ECDL
13 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (21.61%) SLA
2 6 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 97 (41.10%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.81%) Terminal Services
5 7 (2.97%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.42%) vSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Xen
7 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (8.90%) SCCM
2 7 (2.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.27%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.42%) DameWare
5 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (65.25%) Microsoft
2 45 (19.07%) Citrix
3 38 (16.10%) VMware
4 21 (8.90%) Cisco
5 20 (8.47%) Apple
6 10 (4.24%) HP
7 9 (3.81%) LANDesk
8 8 (3.39%) Avaya
8 8 (3.39%) Mitel
8 8 (3.39%) Polycom
9 7 (2.97%) Dell
10 6 (2.54%) Sophos
10 6 (2.54%) Symantec
11 5 (2.12%) Juniper
11 5 (2.12%) Remedy
12 4 (1.69%) Adobe
12 4 (1.69%) Altiris
12 4 (1.69%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.69%) Computacenter
13 3 (1.27%) McAfee
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