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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 299 309 360
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 151 135 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.60% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.63% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 142 119 75
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 £23,000 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £32,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
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
19689 21521 20964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.94% 95.02% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16229 17194 17286
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 31 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 31 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
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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 +45 57 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Hampshire +2 23 £25,000 -0.99% 2
Oxfordshire +23 17 £33,545 +36.91% 1
Berkshire -20 15 £27,500 +8.91% 4
Kent +11 12 £27,750 +29.06% 2
West Sussex 0 11 £26,500 +6.00%
Buckinghamshire +6 10 £26,500 +51.42%
East Sussex +28 5 £23,000 -4.16%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 207 (75.82%) Windows
2 151 (55.31%) Microsoft
2 151 (55.31%) Active Directory
3 129 (47.25%) Windows 7
4 107 (39.19%) MS Excel
5 87 (31.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 84 (30.77%) MS Office
7 76 (27.84%) ITIL
8 73 (26.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 67 (24.54%) MCP
9 67 (24.54%) MS Exchange
10 66 (24.18%) Windows 8
11 56 (20.51%) DNS
12 55 (20.15%) Windows XP
13 54 (19.78%) VMware
13 54 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
14 52 (19.05%) DHCP
14 52 (19.05%) MCSE
15 49 (17.95%) TCP/IP
16 48 (17.58%) LAN
17 47 (17.22%) Citrix
18 46 (16.85%) WAN
18 46 (16.85%) SCCM
19 45 (16.48%) SLA
20 42 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
20 42 (15.38%) Blackberry
21 41 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
22 34 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
23 28 (10.26%) Time Management
24 27 (9.89%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 67 (24.54%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (4.40%) Lync
5 8 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.47%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 107 (39.19%) MS Excel
2 84 (30.77%) MS Office
3 19 (6.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.73%) Orchard Housing
2 2 (0.73%) Aareon QL
2 2 (0.73%) OPENHousing
2 2 (0.73%) MIS ActiveH
2 2 (0.73%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (0.73%) Academy Housing
2 2 (0.73%) arcHouse
2 2 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (20.51%) DNS
2 52 (19.05%) DHCP
3 49 (17.95%) TCP/IP
4 48 (17.58%) LAN
5 46 (16.85%) WAN
6 26 (9.52%) VoIP
6 26 (9.52%) VPN
7 23 (8.42%) Firewall
8 19 (6.96%) Internet
9 13 (4.76%) Intranet
10 7 (2.56%) NAS
11 6 (2.20%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.20%) Unified Communications
11 6 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.20%) Wireless
11 6 (2.20%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.83%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.47%) VLAN
13 4 (1.47%) PSTN
13 4 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.20%) MySQL
3 1 (0.37%) DB2
3 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 27 (9.89%) Finance
2 12 (4.40%) Marketing
3 8 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.83%) Legal
6 3 (1.10%) Law
6 3 (1.10%) Back Office
6 3 (1.10%) Retail
7 2 (0.73%) Electronics
7 2 (0.73%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.47%) COM
2 3 (1.10%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 54 (19.78%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 14 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.93%) PDA
5 7 (2.56%) iPad
5 7 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.20%) iPhone
6 6 (2.20%) Life Science
7 5 (1.83%) Replication
8 3 (1.10%) Clustering
8 3 (1.10%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.10%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.37%) EPoS
9 1 (0.37%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 207 (75.82%) Windows
2 129 (47.25%) Windows 7
3 73 (26.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (24.18%) Windows 8
5 55 (20.15%) Windows XP
6 42 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (15.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (8.42%) Linux
9 21 (7.69%) Mac OS X
10 18 (6.59%) UNIX
11 17 (6.23%) Windows Vista
12 15 (5.49%) Apple iOS
13 8 (2.93%) Android
14 5 (1.83%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.47%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (27.84%) ITIL
2 28 (10.26%) Time Management
3 18 (6.59%) Incident Management
4 17 (6.23%) Project Planning
4 17 (6.23%) Service Delivery
4 17 (6.23%) Asset Management
5 15 (5.49%) Service Management
6 11 (4.03%) Project Management
7 10 (3.66%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (2.93%) ITIL V3
9 7 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (2.56%) Problem Management
9 7 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (2.56%) Line Management
10 6 (2.20%) DevOps
10 6 (2.20%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (2.20%) Performance Management
10 6 (2.20%) Software Deployment
11 5 (1.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (1.83%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.93%) SQL
2 6 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (31.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (24.54%) MCP
3 52 (19.05%) MCSE
4 25 (9.16%) MCITP
5 21 (7.69%) CCNA
5 21 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (7.69%) A+ Certification
6 17 (6.23%) MCSA
7 12 (4.40%) Degree
8 8 (2.93%) Security Cleared
9 7 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 7 (2.56%) MCTS
10 6 (2.20%) MOS
10 6 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.10%) MCDST
11 3 (1.10%) CCNP
11 3 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.73%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (16.48%) SLA
System Software
1 151 (55.31%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.52%) XenApp
4 18 (6.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 17 (6.23%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.83%) vSphere
6 5 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.47%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.10%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.73%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.73%) vCloud
10 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (16.85%) SCCM
2 10 (3.66%) DameWare
3 6 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.37%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 151 (55.31%) Microsoft
2 54 (19.78%) VMware
3 47 (17.22%) Citrix
4 24 (8.79%) HP
5 19 (6.96%) ServiceNow
6 16 (5.86%) McAfee
7 15 (5.49%) Dell
8 13 (4.76%) Apple
9 10 (3.66%) Cisco
10 7 (2.56%) Juniper
10 7 (2.56%) Remedy
11 6 (2.20%) Symantec
11 6 (2.20%) Bomgar
11 6 (2.20%) Dell KACE
11 6 (2.20%) CA
11 6 (2.20%) Oracle
12 5 (1.83%) Altiris
13 4 (1.47%) Avaya
14 3 (1.10%) Sun
14 3 (1.10%) AppSense
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