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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 325 321 364
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 125 134 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.57% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.60% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 114 114 72
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,300
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
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
20179 22291 21737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.89% 94.84% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16172 17876 17969
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 £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +33 35 £22,500 -8.16% 5
Berkshire -10 35 £26,000 +8.33% 2
Hampshire -9 22 £25,000 +8.69% 4
West Sussex -8 10 £24,000 -6.79%
Buckinghamshire +12 9 £27,500 +20.87% 3
Oxfordshire +17 7 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Kent +17 5 £27,000 -56.80% 1
East Sussex -10 4 £25,000 -13.79%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 173 (78.28%) Windows
2 130 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 129 (58.37%) Microsoft
4 118 (53.39%) Windows 7
5 94 (42.53%) MS Office
6 81 (36.65%) MS Excel
7 80 (36.20%) ITIL
8 62 (28.05%) Citrix
9 56 (25.34%) Finance
10 48 (21.72%) MS Exchange
10 48 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (21.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 43 (19.46%) SCCM
13 42 (19.00%) Blackberry
14 37 (16.74%) LAN
15 36 (16.29%) Windows XP
16 35 (15.84%) MCP
17 34 (15.38%) WAN
18 33 (14.93%) TCP/IP
18 33 (14.93%) Windows 8
19 32 (14.48%) DHCP
19 32 (14.48%) DNS
20 30 (13.57%) MCSE
21 29 (13.12%) SLA
21 29 (13.12%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (13.12%) HP
22 28 (12.67%) A+ Certification
23 26 (11.76%) Mac OS X
24 24 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
24 24 (10.86%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 48 (21.72%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.52%) Lync
3 10 (4.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.71%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 94 (42.53%) MS Office
2 81 (36.65%) MS Excel
3 24 (10.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.74%) LAN
2 34 (15.38%) WAN
3 33 (14.93%) TCP/IP
4 32 (14.48%) DHCP
4 32 (14.48%) DNS
5 23 (10.41%) VoIP
6 19 (8.60%) VPN
7 14 (6.33%) Internet
8 12 (5.43%) Firewall
9 8 (3.62%) IP Telephony
10 6 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.26%) Wireless
11 5 (2.26%) Intranet
12 4 (1.81%) PBX
13 3 (1.36%) 3G
14 1 (0.45%) PSTN
14 1 (0.45%) ADSL
14 1 (0.45%) ISDN
14 1 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.81%) SQL Server
General
1 56 (25.34%) Finance
2 13 (5.88%) Marketing
3 8 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.26%) Electronics
4 5 (2.26%) Law
5 4 (1.81%) Legal
6 3 (1.36%) Military
7 2 (0.90%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.00%) Blackberry
2 24 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.52%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (4.07%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.07%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.07%) PDA
5 8 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.17%) iPad
7 6 (2.71%) iPhone
7 6 (2.71%) CMDB
8 3 (1.36%) AS400
8 3 (1.36%) BYOD
8 3 (1.36%) iSeries
9 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.45%) Replication
10 1 (0.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 173 (78.28%) Windows
2 118 (53.39%) Windows 7
3 48 (21.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (16.29%) Windows XP
5 33 (14.93%) Windows 8
6 29 (13.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (11.76%) Mac OS X
8 17 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (5.43%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.17%) Linux
10 7 (3.17%) Android
11 5 (2.26%) UNIX
11 5 (2.26%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (36.20%) ITIL
2 19 (8.60%) Project Planning
2 19 (8.60%) Service Management
3 15 (6.79%) Service Delivery
4 14 (6.33%) Asset Management
5 13 (5.88%) Project Management
6 11 (4.98%) Incident Management
7 10 (4.52%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (4.52%) Software Delivery
8 8 (3.62%) Coaching
8 8 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (3.17%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.17%) Data Protection
10 6 (2.71%) DevOps
10 6 (2.71%) Line Management
10 6 (2.71%) Information Security
11 5 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (1.81%) Operations Management
12 4 (1.81%) Time Management
12 4 (1.81%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (21.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (15.84%) MCP
3 30 (13.57%) MCSE
4 28 (12.67%) A+ Certification
5 19 (8.60%) MCITP
6 11 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.98%) CCNA
7 8 (3.62%) Degree
8 6 (2.71%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.71%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.71%) MCTS
8 6 (2.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.71%) MCSA
9 3 (1.36%) ACTC
10 2 (0.90%) CCNP
11 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.45%) CCAA
11 1 (0.45%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.12%) SLA
System Software
1 130 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.86%) XenApp
3 21 (9.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 20 (9.05%) XenDesktop
5 18 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (19.46%) SCCM
2 8 (3.62%) DameWare
3 6 (2.71%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 129 (58.37%) Microsoft
2 62 (28.05%) Citrix
3 29 (13.12%) HP
4 23 (10.41%) Cisco
4 23 (10.41%) VMware
5 22 (9.95%) Avaya
6 18 (8.14%) Dell
6 18 (8.14%) ServiceNow
7 15 (6.79%) McAfee
8 13 (5.88%) Apple
9 10 (4.52%) CA
10 6 (2.71%) Bomgar
10 6 (2.71%) Dell KACE
10 6 (2.71%) Juniper
11 4 (1.81%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.81%) Oracle
12 3 (1.36%) Altiris
13 1 (0.45%) Mitel
13 1 (0.45%) Novell
13 1 (0.45%) Lotus
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