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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 354 325 347
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 87 95 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 67 83 78
Average salary £26,000 £24,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.12% -7.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -
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
19672 19886 20592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.23% 94.65% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16061 15756 17485
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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
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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
Berkshire -11 30 £31,500 +40.00% 1
Surrey -2 21 £23,500 -10.47% 1
Hampshire 0 17 £27,900 +6.28% 4
West Sussex +2 6 £24,000 -12.72%
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Kent +19 4 £23,875 -41.41%
Oxfordshire -1 3 £17,750 -22.82% 1
Sussex +2 2 £26,000 +30.00%
East Sussex -22 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £39,000 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 167 (79.90%) Windows
2 129 (61.72%) Active Directory
3 102 (48.80%) Windows 7
4 100 (47.85%) Microsoft
5 85 (40.67%) MS Office
6 62 (29.67%) ITIL
7 61 (29.19%) MS Excel
7 61 (29.19%) Citrix
8 55 (26.32%) Finance
9 40 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (18.66%) MS Exchange
11 38 (18.18%) Cisco
12 35 (16.75%) Windows XP
13 33 (15.79%) SCCM
14 31 (14.83%) Avaya
15 28 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 28 (13.40%) SLA
16 24 (11.48%) Blackberry
16 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (11.48%) VMware
17 23 (11.00%) LAN
18 21 (10.05%) MCSE
19 19 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (9.09%) Asset Management
20 18 (8.61%) DNS
21 17 (8.13%) WAN
21 17 (8.13%) DHCP
21 17 (8.13%) TCP/IP
21 17 (8.13%) HP
21 17 (8.13%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 39 (18.66%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (3.35%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.91%) Lync
Applications
1 85 (40.67%) MS Office
2 61 (29.19%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.00%) LAN
2 18 (8.61%) DNS
3 17 (8.13%) WAN
3 17 (8.13%) DHCP
3 17 (8.13%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.70%) VPN
5 10 (4.78%) VoIP
5 10 (4.78%) 3G
5 10 (4.78%) IP Telephony
6 9 (4.31%) Internet
7 8 (3.83%) PBX
7 8 (3.83%) Firewall
8 7 (3.35%) Wireless
9 4 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.96%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.48%) ADSL
11 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.48%) MPLS
11 1 (0.48%) VPLS
11 1 (0.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
General
1 55 (26.32%) Finance
2 10 (4.78%) Electronics
3 9 (4.31%) Military
4 8 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.87%) Back Office
6 4 (1.91%) Retail
6 4 (1.91%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Advertising
7 2 (0.96%) Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Law
7 2 (0.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.48%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.48%) Blackberry
2 13 (6.22%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (4.78%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.78%) Fat Client
3 10 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.31%) iSeries
4 9 (4.31%) AS400
5 7 (3.35%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.87%) CMDB
7 5 (2.39%) PDA
7 5 (2.39%) iPad
8 4 (1.91%) iPhone
8 4 (1.91%) EPoS
9 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.96%) CCTV
11 1 (0.48%) Life Science
11 1 (0.48%) DTV
11 1 (0.48%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 167 (79.90%) Windows
2 102 (48.80%) Windows 7
3 40 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (16.75%) Windows XP
5 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (8.13%) Windows 8
7 14 (6.70%) Mac OS X
8 10 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.31%) Windows Mobile
10 7 (3.35%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.39%) Windows 2000
11 5 (2.39%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.91%) Android
13 1 (0.48%) Linux
13 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.67%) ITIL
2 19 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 13 (6.22%) Incident Management
4 12 (5.74%) Service Management
5 11 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 10 (4.78%) Software Deployment
7 7 (3.35%) Problem Management
8 6 (2.87%) Time Management
8 6 (2.87%) Data Protection
8 6 (2.87%) Coaching
8 6 (2.87%) Information Security
9 5 (2.39%) BCP
9 5 (2.39%) Project Planning
10 4 (1.91%) CRM
10 4 (1.91%) ITIL V3
11 3 (1.44%) Line Management
11 3 (1.44%) B2B
11 3 (1.44%) Operations Management
12 2 (0.96%) Project Management
12 2 (0.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.96%) SQL
2 1 (0.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (10.05%) MCSE
3 14 (6.70%) A+ Certification
4 11 (5.26%) MCP
5 10 (4.78%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.78%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.83%) MCITP
7 6 (2.87%) Degree
8 3 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.44%) ACTC
8 3 (1.44%) MCTS
9 2 (0.96%) VCP4
10 1 (0.48%) CCAA
10 1 (0.48%) CCENT
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.48%) MCSA
10 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.40%) SLA
System Software
1 129 (61.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.31%) XenApp
4 7 (3.35%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (15.79%) SCCM
2 11 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.44%) DameWare
3 3 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 100 (47.85%) Microsoft
2 61 (29.19%) Citrix
3 38 (18.18%) Cisco
4 31 (14.83%) Avaya
5 24 (11.48%) VMware
6 17 (8.13%) HP
7 12 (5.74%) Dell
7 12 (5.74%) Apple
8 11 (5.26%) ServiceNow
9 8 (3.83%) McAfee
9 8 (3.83%) Oracle
10 6 (2.87%) Symantec
10 6 (2.87%) CA
11 5 (2.39%) SAP
12 4 (1.91%) Altiris
13 3 (1.44%) LANDesk
13 3 (1.44%) Juniper
13 3 (1.44%) Bomgar
13 3 (1.44%) Dell KACE
14 2 (0.96%) Nokia
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