The table below looks at the statistics 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank 888 917 897
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 2 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.002% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 3
Average salary £40,000 £49,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.19% +32.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -

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
103340 111175 103885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.51% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85358 91120 86565
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 5 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 7 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
(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
England +25 2 £40,000 -19.19%
London +35 1 - -
South East +23 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Guildford - 1 £40,000 -
Surrey - 1 £40,000 -

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Linux
3 16 (80.00%) UNIX
4 11 (55.00%) PBX
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Nagios
5 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (30.00%) CentOS
7 5 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 5 (25.00%) Sysprep
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) MCSE
7 5 (25.00%) MCP
7 5 (25.00%) WAN
7 5 (25.00%) VPN
7 5 (25.00%) LAN
7 5 (25.00%) Bloomberg
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (25.00%) A+ Certification
8 4 (20.00%) Equities
8 4 (20.00%) Derivative
8 4 (20.00%) Eurex
9 2 (10.00%) VMware
9 2 (10.00%) SCCM
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco

Desktop Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) PBX
2 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 5 (25.00%) VPN
2 5 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) Equities
2 4 (20.00%) Derivative
2 4 (20.00%) Eurex
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Linux
3 16 (80.00%) UNIX
4 6 (30.00%) CentOS
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) MCP
1 5 (25.00%) MCSE
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) Nagios
2 5 (25.00%) Sysprep
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM
4 1 (5.00%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (25.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper