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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank 885 880 871
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 6 9 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.008% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.009% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 15
Average salary £34,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £24,400 £25,429
10% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary - - £25,429

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist over the 3 months to 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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
London -6 6 £34,500 +15.00% 1
England -26 6 £34,500 +15.00% 1
City of London +6 3 £39,000 +30.00%

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) SCCM
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) MCP
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) iPhone
5 2 (25.00%) CentOS
5 2 (25.00%) AppSense
5 2 (25.00%) Degree

Desktop Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) iPhone
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (25.00%) CentOS
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) Sysprep
3 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Bloomberg
3 2 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (12.50%) Lumension
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) Lotus
West London
Tyche Consulting Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago