The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank 902 875 900
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 1 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.014% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.015% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 7
Average salary - £42,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +63.46%
UK excluding London average salary - - £23,000
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112468 104615 118208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.52% 94.70% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 91225 86993 101313
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -

Desktop Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist within the UK.

Desktop Support Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -46 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) ITIL
3 9 (69.23%) VMware
3 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (61.54%) Hyper-V
4 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (61.54%) Google Apps
4 8 (61.54%) Google
4 8 (61.54%) Back Office
4 8 (61.54%) Mac OS X
4 8 (61.54%) Apple
4 8 (61.54%) Linux
4 8 (61.54%) Web Services
4 8 (61.54%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) MS Office
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 2 (15.38%) Citrix
7 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) VPN
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
8 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 1 (7.69%) SCCM
8 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012

Desktop Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (61.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
General
1 8 (61.54%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Mac OS X
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (61.54%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Google
2 8 (61.54%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft