The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / South East
Rank 313 315 352
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 81 126 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.66% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.68% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 76 114 97
Median salary £25,000 £26,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% -5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £18,000 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,250 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.92%

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
14342 18573 20199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.72% 96.67% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11892 15979 16516
Median salary £43,000 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.37% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,186 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +39 28 £21,000 -22.22% 4
Oxfordshire +28 12 £27,500 -25.67% 1
Berkshire +22 11 £26,250 -9.48%
West Sussex +15 8 £22,750 -38.51%
Kent +12 8 £25,000 -5.95% 1
Hampshire +7 7 £25,000 -5.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £26,000 - 2
Sussex - 2 £25,000 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Desktop Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 157 (75.85%) Windows
2 119 (57.49%) Microsoft
3 107 (51.69%) Active Directory
4 90 (43.48%) Windows 7
5 74 (35.75%) MS Excel
6 71 (34.30%) MS Office
7 65 (31.40%) Office 365
8 56 (27.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (24.64%) Windows 8
10 50 (24.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (23.67%) Windows 10
12 47 (22.71%) Firewall
13 44 (21.26%) TCP/IP
13 44 (21.26%) Windows Server
14 41 (19.81%) MS Exchange
15 39 (18.84%) Hyper-V
16 37 (17.87%) ITIL
17 32 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
18 31 (14.98%) Citrix
19 28 (13.53%) Finance
19 28 (13.53%) MCP
20 26 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
21 25 (12.08%) Apple
22 24 (11.59%) VMware
23 21 (10.14%) SLA
24 20 (9.66%) MCSE
25 19 (9.18%) VPN
25 19 (9.18%) Security Cleared
26 18 (8.70%) WAN
26 18 (8.70%) LAN

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (19.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.90%) IBM Domino
6 5 (2.42%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.97%) IIS
10 1 (0.48%) Apache
Applications
1 74 (35.75%) MS Excel
2 71 (34.30%) MS Office
3 6 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (31.40%) Office 365
2 26 (12.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.38%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.71%) Firewall
2 44 (21.26%) TCP/IP
3 19 (9.18%) VPN
4 18 (8.70%) LAN
4 18 (8.70%) WAN
5 10 (4.83%) DNS
6 8 (3.86%) DHCP
7 6 (2.90%) IP Telephony
7 6 (2.90%) VoIP
8 5 (2.42%) Internet
8 5 (2.42%) Skype
8 5 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.42%) Wireless
9 4 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.93%) WLAN
10 3 (1.45%) PBX
11 2 (0.97%) 3G
11 2 (0.97%) GSM
11 2 (0.97%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.45%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 28 (13.53%) Finance
2 6 (2.90%) Manufacturing
2 6 (2.90%) Retail
3 4 (1.93%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.97%) Banking
4 2 (0.97%) German Language
4 2 (0.97%) Legal
4 2 (0.97%) Marketing
5 1 (0.48%) Automotive
5 1 (0.48%) Electronics
5 1 (0.48%) Games
5 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.80%) Software Packaging
2 6 (2.90%) Web Services
3 5 (2.42%) REST
3 5 (2.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.28%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.83%) Driving Licence
4 9 (4.35%) Biotechnology
4 9 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.42%) iPad
6 5 (2.42%) iPhone
7 4 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.45%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.97%) FMCG
10 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.48%) Replication
10 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 157 (75.85%) Windows
2 90 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 56 (27.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (24.64%) Windows 8
5 50 (24.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (23.67%) Windows 10
7 44 (21.26%) Windows Server
8 16 (7.73%) Linux
9 14 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (6.76%) Windows XP
10 11 (5.31%) Apple iOS
11 10 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (4.35%) Mac OS X
13 7 (3.38%) Android
14 4 (1.93%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.45%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.48%) Unix
16 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.87%) ITIL
2 12 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (4.83%) Application Virtualisation
3 10 (4.83%) Compatibility Testing
3 10 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (4.83%) Software Distribution
4 8 (3.86%) B2B
4 8 (3.86%) Time Management
5 7 (3.38%) Asset Management
5 7 (3.38%) Service Management
6 6 (2.90%) Analytics
6 6 (2.90%) Line Management
6 6 (2.90%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.90%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.42%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.42%) ITIL V3
7 5 (2.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (1.93%) Application Packaging
8 4 (1.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.76%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.93%) VBScript
3 3 (1.45%) Python
3 3 (1.45%) R
3 3 (1.45%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.97%) SQL
5 1 (0.48%) C
5 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (13.53%) MCP
3 20 (9.66%) MCSE
4 19 (9.18%) Security Cleared
5 12 (5.80%) Degree
6 7 (3.38%) MCITP
6 7 (3.38%) MCSA
6 7 (3.38%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.90%) IBM Certification
8 5 (2.42%) HND
8 5 (2.42%) MCTS
9 3 (1.45%) CEH
10 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.97%) MCDST
11 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 107 (51.69%) Active Directory
2 39 (18.84%) Hyper-V
3 14 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.38%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (2.42%) XenApp
8 4 (1.93%) Firmware
8 4 (1.93%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.97%) vSphere
10 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (6.28%) SCCM
2 7 (3.38%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.97%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.97%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 119 (57.49%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.98%) Citrix
3 25 (12.08%) Apple
4 24 (11.59%) VMware
5 17 (8.21%) Cisco
6 14 (6.76%) HP
7 11 (5.31%) Dell
7 11 (5.31%) Sophos
8 10 (4.83%) IBM
8 10 (4.83%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.35%) Avaya
9 9 (4.35%) Intel
10 6 (2.90%) Mitel
11 5 (2.42%) Barracuda Networks
11 5 (2.42%) Nortel
12 3 (1.45%) Kaspersky
12 3 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.45%) Symantec
12 3 (1.45%) Veeam
12 3 (1.45%) Xerox
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