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 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 296 309 357
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 149 145 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.62% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.66% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 139 130 71
Average salary £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
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 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
19963 22136 21268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.94% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16309 17970 17604
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 2 July 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 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
Surrey +34 44 £25,000 - 4
Hampshire +6 28 £25,000 +1.01% 3
Oxfordshire +30 19 £40,000 +63.26% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 18 £26,500 +32.50% 2
Berkshire -28 18 £27,500 +1.85% 2
West Sussex -14 10 £25,250 +1.00% 3
East Sussex +32 7 £23,000 -20.68%
Kent +1 4 £26,750 +24.41% 4
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 193 (79.42%) Windows
2 143 (58.85%) Active Directory
3 141 (58.02%) Microsoft
4 121 (49.79%) Windows 7
5 104 (42.80%) MS Excel
6 85 (34.98%) MS Office
7 72 (29.63%) ITIL
8 67 (27.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 66 (27.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 62 (25.51%) MS Exchange
11 55 (22.63%) Windows 8
12 51 (20.99%) Citrix
13 49 (20.16%) LAN
14 48 (19.75%) WAN
14 48 (19.75%) MCP
14 48 (19.75%) DNS
15 47 (19.34%) VMware
16 45 (18.52%) DHCP
17 43 (17.70%) Blackberry
18 42 (17.28%) TCP/IP
19 41 (16.87%) SCCM
20 40 (16.46%) SLA
20 40 (16.46%) Windows XP
21 38 (15.64%) Finance
22 37 (15.23%) Windows Server 2003
22 37 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
24 33 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
24 33 (13.58%) Mac OS X
24 33 (13.58%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 62 (25.51%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (5.35%) Lync
4 12 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 104 (42.80%) MS Excel
2 85 (34.98%) MS Office
3 21 (8.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Orchard Housing
2 2 (0.82%) Aareon QL
2 2 (0.82%) OPENHousing
2 2 (0.82%) MIS ActiveH
2 2 (0.82%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (0.82%) Academy Housing
2 2 (0.82%) arcHouse
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.12%) Office 365
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.16%) LAN
2 48 (19.75%) WAN
2 48 (19.75%) DNS
3 45 (18.52%) DHCP
4 42 (17.28%) TCP/IP
5 25 (10.29%) VoIP
6 23 (9.47%) VPN
7 21 (8.64%) Firewall
8 17 (7.00%) Internet
9 10 (4.12%) Intranet
10 6 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.06%) Wireless
12 4 (1.65%) VLAN
12 4 (1.65%) Network Security
12 4 (1.65%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.65%) NAS
12 4 (1.65%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.65%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.23%) WebEx
13 3 (1.23%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) DB2
3 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 38 (15.64%) Finance
2 13 (5.35%) Marketing
3 7 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.65%) Legal
4 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.23%) Retail
5 3 (1.23%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Back Office
6 2 (0.82%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.82%) COM
1 2 (0.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.70%) Blackberry
2 37 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.94%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.29%) PDA
5 7 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.88%) iPad
6 6 (2.47%) iPhone
7 5 (2.06%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.06%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.65%) Life Science
8 4 (1.65%) Replication
8 4 (1.65%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.82%) Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) CMDB
10 1 (0.41%) EPoS
10 1 (0.41%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 193 (79.42%) Windows
2 121 (49.79%) Windows 7
3 67 (27.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (22.63%) Windows 8
5 40 (16.46%) Windows XP
6 37 (15.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (13.58%) Mac OS X
9 20 (8.23%) Linux
10 16 (6.58%) UNIX
11 15 (6.17%) Apple iOS
12 14 (5.76%) Windows Vista
13 8 (3.29%) Android
14 4 (1.65%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.82%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (29.63%) ITIL
2 18 (7.41%) Project Planning
3 17 (7.00%) Service Delivery
3 17 (7.00%) Incident Management
4 15 (6.17%) Service Management
5 13 (5.35%) Project Management
6 11 (4.53%) Asset Management
7 10 (4.12%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (4.12%) Time Management
8 8 (3.29%) Problem Management
8 8 (3.29%) Software Delivery
9 7 (2.88%) Line Management
9 7 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (2.47%) DevOps
11 5 (2.06%) Coaching
11 5 (2.06%) ITIL V3
11 5 (2.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (1.65%) CRM
12 4 (1.65%) ITIL V2
12 4 (1.65%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.47%) SQL
2 4 (1.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (27.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (19.75%) MCP
3 33 (13.58%) MCSE
4 25 (10.29%) MCITP
5 21 (8.64%) CCNA
5 21 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (8.23%) A+ Certification
7 13 (5.35%) MCSA
8 9 (3.70%) Degree
9 7 (2.88%) MCTS
10 6 (2.47%) Security Cleared
10 6 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (2.06%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.65%) MOS
13 3 (1.23%) ACTC
13 3 (1.23%) CCNP
14 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.82%) MCDST
14 2 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (16.46%) SLA
System Software
1 143 (58.85%) Active Directory
2 33 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.11%) XenApp
4 20 (8.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 19 (7.82%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.06%) vSphere
6 5 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.65%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.82%) vCloud
8 2 (0.82%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (16.87%) SCCM
2 8 (3.29%) DameWare
3 6 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.41%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 141 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 51 (20.99%) Citrix
3 47 (19.34%) VMware
4 25 (10.29%) HP
5 19 (7.82%) ServiceNow
6 16 (6.58%) McAfee
6 16 (6.58%) Dell
7 15 (6.17%) Cisco
8 14 (5.76%) Apple
9 9 (3.70%) CA
9 9 (3.70%) Avaya
10 7 (2.88%) Juniper
10 7 (2.88%) Remedy
11 6 (2.47%) Dell KACE
11 6 (2.47%) Bomgar
12 5 (2.06%) Symantec
13 4 (1.65%) Oracle
14 3 (1.23%) Sun
14 3 (1.23%) Altiris
15 2 (0.82%) Northgate
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