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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank 871 980 968
Rank change year-on-year
+109 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 5 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.005% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.005% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 4
Median salary £30,000 £50,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £36,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £50,000 £36,300
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 - £20,000

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
86868 103583 109353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 72113 86403 90477
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 7 December 2016 within the UK.

Desktop Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 9 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 7 December 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 +94 4 £22,500 -55.00%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
South East - 2 - -
London +56 1 - -
Dorchester - 1 £22,500 -
Dorset - 1 £22,500 -
South West - 1 £22,500 -
Edinburgh - 1 £37,500 -
Scotland - 1 £37,500 -

Desktop Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Firmware
4 2 (33.33%) GSM
4 2 (33.33%) Cognizant
4 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
4 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (33.33%) Polycom
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) iPhone
5 1 (16.67%) iSeries
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Fintech
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Lotus
5 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP

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 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Fintech
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
1 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) DNA
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Firmware
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cognizant
2 2 (33.33%) Polycom
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus