The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Desktop Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank 901 958 1007
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 8 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.007% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 5
Median salary £31,000 £27,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.72% -35.29%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £20,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+125.00% -55.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Desktop Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Desktop Support Specialist in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 within the UK.

Desktop Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +24 8 £31,000 +12.72%
London +40 5 £31,000 -13.88%
West Yorkshire +7 2 £45,000 +125.00%
Yorkshire +6 2 £45,000 +125.00%
Leeds -1 2 £45,000 +125.00%
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

Desktop Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Desktop Support Specialist 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 featuring Desktop Support Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Apple
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (30.77%) Mac OS X
6 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (23.08%) MCSA
6 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (23.08%) Internet
6 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
6 3 (23.08%) Office 365
6 3 (23.08%) Smartphone
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 2 (15.38%) Android
7 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
7 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
7 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity

Desktop Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
1 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) VoIP
3 1 (7.69%) Telepresence
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Back Office
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Smartphone
1 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
3 1 (7.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Mac OS X
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
4 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
2 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
1 3 (23.08%) MCSA
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCDST
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Apple
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) MobileIron
3 2 (15.38%) NetApp
3 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco