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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank 909 870 894
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 2 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.005% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 6
Average salary £34,250 £30,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.16% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £26,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,650 £40,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110395 102332 111722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90051 84654 95699
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 within the UK.

Desktop Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 3 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 31 July 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
City of London -7 2 £34,250 +14.16%
London -42 2 £34,250 +14.16%
England -43 2 £34,250 +14.16% 1

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) CentOS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Sysprep
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) AppSense
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (20.00%) McAfee
5 1 (20.00%) MSI
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP

Desktop Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) CentOS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) MCP
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) Sysprep
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) AppSense
3 2 (40.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) Lumension
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Salary: Negotiable plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 27 days ago