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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 311 334 376
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 137 84 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.42% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 118 74 69
Average salary £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £21,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.88%
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
21099 20166 21691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.70% 95.08% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 16589 16620 18515
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
Berkshire +34 42 £25,250 -3.80% 1
Surrey +1 32 £25,000 -3.84%
Hampshire -14 25 £24,250 -6.73% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £20,000 - 1
West Sussex -7 9 £25,000 +13.63% 2
Oxfordshire +10 7 £24,500 -3.92% 1
Kent -11 6 £21,500 -7.02% 2
East Sussex - 4 £24,000 -
Middlesex -1 3 £24,000 -29.92%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 230 (85.19%) Windows
2 158 (58.52%) Active Directory
3 130 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 122 (45.19%) Windows 7
5 105 (38.89%) MS Office
6 97 (35.93%) Windows XP
7 89 (32.96%) ITIL
8 86 (31.85%) MS Excel
9 54 (20.00%) VMware
10 44 (16.30%) SCCM
11 43 (15.93%) TCP/IP
12 42 (15.56%) MS Exchange
12 42 (15.56%) Windows 8
13 37 (13.70%) Citrix
13 37 (13.70%) Finance
14 36 (13.33%) SQL
15 34 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 31 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
17 26 (9.63%) HP
18 25 (9.26%) SLA
18 25 (9.26%) VPN
19 24 (8.89%) Service Management
19 24 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (7.04%) Firewall
21 19 (7.04%) DHCP
22 18 (6.67%) DNS
22 18 (6.67%) SAP
22 18 (6.67%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 42 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.96%) Lync
5 8 (2.96%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.11%) IIS
9 2 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.74%) Apache
9 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 105 (38.89%) MS Office
2 86 (31.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.93%) TCP/IP
2 25 (9.26%) VPN
3 19 (7.04%) Firewall
3 19 (7.04%) DHCP
4 18 (6.67%) DNS
5 16 (5.93%) VoIP
6 15 (5.56%) LAN
7 14 (5.19%) WAN
8 12 (4.44%) FTP
8 12 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (3.70%) DMZ
10 9 (3.33%) SAN
11 5 (1.85%) NAS
12 4 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.74%) Wireless
13 2 (0.74%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.74%) Intranet
13 2 (0.74%) Internet
14 1 (0.37%) SNMP
14 1 (0.37%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.74%) MySQL
General
1 37 (13.70%) Finance
2 14 (5.19%) Back Office
3 11 (4.07%) Financial Institution
3 11 (4.07%) Retail
4 4 (1.48%) Law
4 4 (1.48%) Legal
5 2 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.37%) Front Office
6 1 (0.37%) Publishing
6 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.37%) Automotive
6 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.74%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.37%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.33%) iSeries
3 7 (2.59%) EPoS
4 6 (2.22%) PDA
4 6 (2.22%) AS400
4 6 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.48%) iPhone
5 4 (1.48%) Kindle
5 4 (1.48%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.48%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.37%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.37%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.37%) PKI
7 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.37%) Life Science
7 1 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 230 (85.19%) Windows
2 122 (45.19%) Windows 7
3 97 (35.93%) Windows XP
4 42 (15.56%) Windows 8
5 31 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.44%) Windows Mobile
8 11 (4.07%) Windows 2000
9 8 (2.96%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.85%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.85%) Android
11 4 (1.48%) Linux
12 3 (1.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (32.96%) ITIL
2 24 (8.89%) Service Management
3 13 (4.81%) ITSM
4 12 (4.44%) Software Deployment
5 8 (2.96%) Incident Management
6 6 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 5 (1.85%) Time Management
7 5 (1.85%) Asset Management
8 4 (1.48%) Change Control
8 4 (1.48%) Document Management
8 4 (1.48%) Performance Management
8 4 (1.48%) Web Development
8 4 (1.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.48%) Service Delivery
8 4 (1.48%) CRM
9 2 (0.74%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (0.74%) Load Balancing
10 1 (0.37%) BCP
10 1 (0.37%) Data Protection
10 1 (0.37%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (0.74%) Java
2 2 (0.74%) PHP
2 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
2 2 (0.74%) VBScript
3 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.19%) Degree
3 13 (4.81%) MCSE
4 12 (4.44%) MCDST
4 12 (4.44%) MCP
5 11 (4.07%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.33%) A+ Certification
7 8 (2.96%) MCITP
8 7 (2.59%) MCSA
8 7 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.59%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.74%) MCTS
10 1 (0.37%) HNC
10 1 (0.37%) HND
10 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.26%) SLA
2 4 (1.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 158 (58.52%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.81%) vSphere
4 10 (3.70%) XenApp
5 9 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 9 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 44 (16.30%) SCCM
2 11 (4.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.85%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 130 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 54 (20.00%) VMware
3 37 (13.70%) Citrix
4 26 (9.63%) HP
5 18 (6.67%) SAP
6 17 (6.30%) Cisco
7 16 (5.93%) Dell
8 13 (4.81%) Avaya
9 12 (4.44%) Symantec
10 10 (3.70%) Apple
11 8 (2.96%) Lotus
12 6 (2.22%) IBM
12 6 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.85%) Oracle
13 5 (1.85%) JD Edwards
13 5 (1.85%) Peregrine
13 5 (1.85%) LANDesk
14 4 (1.48%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.48%) Remedy
14 4 (1.48%) CommVault
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