The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 419 447 433
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 580 652 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.61% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.64% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 529 583 602
Median salary £27,000 £28,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,302 £40,000 £40,750
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £24,625
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +5.58%

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
87588 102541 110850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72774 85459 91721
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 £27,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Support
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the UK.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in the UK

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 within the UK.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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 +17 538 £27,500 -3.50% 43
London -14 245 £31,500 -3.07% 21
South East +82 132 £25,000 -5.66% 11
South West +60 62 £25,000 -5.66% 1
City of London +1 49 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Surrey +8 32 £24,250 -10.18% 1
Gloucestershire +8 26 £20,500 -22.64%
North West -11 26 £25,250 +14.77% 2
Gloucester +17 25 £20,500 -
Yorkshire +19 24 £28,000 +19.14% 1
Wiltshire +35 22 £35,000 +32.07% 1
West Yorkshire +44 21 £28,000 +19.14%
Swindon +32 21 £35,000 +32.07% 1
East of England -39 21 £28,000 +1.81% 3
Buckinghamshire +23 20 £25,000 -3.84% 1
Kent +23 18 £25,000 +11.11% 2
Berkshire +56 17 £25,500 -3.77% 3
Guildford +37 16 £21,000 -24.32% 1
Leeds +24 16 £30,000 +27.65%
West Sussex +32 15 £25,000 -11.50% 1
Milton Keynes +30 15 £25,000 -1.96% 1
Hampshire -2 15 £32,000 +18.51% 2
Oxfordshire +33 13 £25,000 +2.04%
Hertfordshire +6 11 £32,000 +9.40% 2
East Midlands +2 11 £19,000 -20.83%
West Midlands -16 11 £27,000 +8.00% 3
Manchester -34 11 £25,500 +18.60% 1
Scotland +31 9 £26,586 -1.53% 4
Andover -6 9 £32,000 -0.77%
Cheshire +22 8 £19,000 - 1

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Desktop Support 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 in the job title.

1 946 (81.98%) Windows
2 630 (54.59%) Active Directory
3 556 (48.18%) Microsoft
4 484 (41.94%) Windows 7
5 435 (37.69%) MS Office
6 311 (26.95%) MS Excel
7 298 (25.82%) ITIL
8 234 (20.28%) MS Exchange
9 224 (19.41%) Citrix
10 221 (19.15%) Windows Server
11 210 (18.20%) Office 365
12 204 (17.68%) Finance
12 204 (17.68%) SCCM
13 203 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 179 (15.51%) Windows 10
15 178 (15.42%) Windows 8
16 152 (13.17%) VMware
17 151 (13.08%) TCP/IP
18 132 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
19 125 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 124 (10.75%) LAN
21 116 (10.05%) Windows XP
22 110 (9.53%) Apple
23 104 (9.01%) DNS
24 103 (8.93%) WAN
25 99 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2010
26 96 (8.32%) DHCP
27 91 (7.89%) SLA
27 91 (7.89%) PowerShell
28 88 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure

Desktop Support 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
1 234 (20.28%) MS Exchange
2 99 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (4.42%) Skype for Business
4 42 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 35 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 32 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 32 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (1.39%) IIS
9 6 (0.52%) Apache
9 6 (0.52%) IBM Domino
10 5 (0.43%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.087%) CMS
12 1 (0.087%) Drupal
12 1 (0.087%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.087%) WordPress
Applications
1 435 (37.69%) MS Office
2 311 (26.95%) MS Excel
3 30 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.61%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.087%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.087%) MS Project
7 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.95%) Eikon
2 8 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Summit
4 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.087%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 210 (18.20%) Office 365
2 35 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.04%) Dropbox
5 5 (0.43%) G Suite
6 4 (0.35%) Yammer
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.26%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.087%) IaaS
8 1 (0.087%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.087%) PaaS
8 1 (0.087%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (13.08%) TCP/IP
2 124 (10.75%) LAN
3 104 (9.01%) DNS
4 103 (8.93%) WAN
5 96 (8.32%) DHCP
6 86 (7.45%) Firewall
7 69 (5.98%) VPN
8 61 (5.29%) VoIP
9 43 (3.73%) Skype
10 39 (3.38%) Internet
11 37 (3.21%) Wireless
12 23 (1.99%) IP Telephony
13 21 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
14 19 (1.65%) SAN
15 15 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (1.13%) Network Security
17 10 (0.87%) NAS
17 10 (0.87%) VLAN
18 9 (0.78%) 3G
18 9 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.35%) MySQL
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.087%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.087%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (0.69%) MSI
2 2 (0.17%) FrontPage
3 1 (0.087%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.087%) JIRA
3 1 (0.087%) WinDbg
General
1 204 (17.68%) Finance
2 62 (5.37%) Banking
3 36 (3.12%) Legal
4 31 (2.69%) Advertising
5 28 (2.43%) Law
6 25 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.99%) Retail
8 22 (1.91%) Marketing
9 20 (1.73%) Publishing
10 16 (1.39%) Back Office
11 11 (0.95%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.69%) Online Betting
14 6 (0.52%) Games
15 4 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.26%) Front Office
17 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.087%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.087%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.51%) Software Packaging
2 6 (0.52%) Web Services
3 5 (0.43%) REST
3 5 (0.43%) SOAP
4 4 (0.35%) HTML
4 4 (0.35%) ODBC
5 3 (0.26%) LINQ
5 3 (0.26%) XML
5 3 (0.26%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.17%) .NET
6 2 (0.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.17%) XMPP
7 1 (0.087%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.55%) Blackberry
2 63 (5.46%) Fat Client
2 63 (5.46%) Thin Client
3 58 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (3.90%) Driving Licence
5 38 (3.29%) Hedge funds
5 38 (3.29%) iPhone
6 33 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
7 31 (2.69%) Management Information System
7 31 (2.69%) Smartphone
8 27 (2.34%) iPad
8 27 (2.34%) User Experience
9 24 (2.08%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.47%) Statistics
12 14 (1.21%) Mathematics
13 11 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
14 10 (0.87%) Fintech
15 7 (0.61%) BYOD
15 7 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 946 (81.98%) Windows
2 484 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 221 (19.15%) Windows Server
4 203 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 179 (15.51%) Windows 10
6 178 (15.42%) Windows 8
7 125 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 116 (10.05%) Windows XP
9 86 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 84 (7.28%) Mac OS X
11 81 (7.02%) Linux
12 67 (5.81%) Android
13 60 (5.20%) Apple iOS
14 35 (3.03%) Mac OS
15 26 (2.25%) Windows Vista
16 21 (1.82%) Unix
17 7 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.52%) Solaris
19 5 (0.43%) CentOS
19 5 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (25.82%) ITIL
2 60 (5.20%) Service Delivery
2 60 (5.20%) Service Management
3 41 (3.55%) Asset Management
4 40 (3.47%) ITIL V3
5 38 (3.29%) Investment Management
6 32 (2.77%) Incident Management
7 31 (2.69%) Software Distribution
8 28 (2.43%) Mentoring
9 26 (2.25%) Project Management
10 25 (2.17%) Problem Management
11 24 (2.08%) Application Packaging
12 23 (1.99%) Application Virtualisation
12 23 (1.99%) Change Management
13 22 (1.91%) Line Management
14 21 (1.82%) Compatibility Testing
14 21 (1.82%) ITSM
15 19 (1.65%) Mobile Device Management
16 16 (1.39%) CRM
16 16 (1.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 38 (3.29%) SQL
3 18 (1.56%) C
4 14 (1.21%) VBScript
5 10 (0.87%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.35%) Python
7 3 (0.26%) C#
7 3 (0.26%) PHP
7 3 (0.26%) R
7 3 (0.26%) VBA
8 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.17%) Java
8 2 (0.17%) Perl
8 2 (0.17%) VB
9 1 (0.087%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 132 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (7.11%) MCP
3 66 (5.72%) MCSE
4 59 (5.11%) Degree
5 50 (4.33%) Security Cleared
6 39 (3.38%) MCSA
7 31 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
8 29 (2.51%) MCITP
9 24 (2.08%) SC Cleared
10 20 (1.73%) CCNA
10 20 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (1.39%) MCDST
12 11 (0.95%) A+ Certification
13 9 (0.78%) HND
13 9 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (0.78%) MOS
14 8 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.52%) IBM Certification
15 6 (0.52%) MCTS
16 4 (0.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (7.89%) SLA
2 7 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 630 (54.59%) Active Directory
2 88 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (5.46%) Hyper-V
4 40 (3.47%) XenApp
5 32 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (2.25%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
8 19 (1.65%) Terminal Services
9 16 (1.39%) vSphere
10 10 (0.87%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.69%) XenServer
12 7 (0.61%) Firmware
13 6 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.35%) Xen
16 3 (0.26%) Sendmail
16 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
17 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 204 (17.68%) SCCM
2 26 (2.25%) WSUS
3 15 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (1.04%) AirWatch
5 12 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 12 (1.04%) Casper Suite
6 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (0.52%) ZENworks
8 4 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.26%) DameWare
9 3 (0.26%) SCOM
9 3 (0.26%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.17%) ThinApp
10 2 (0.17%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.087%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 556 (48.18%) Microsoft
2 224 (19.41%) Citrix
3 152 (13.17%) VMware
4 110 (9.53%) Apple
5 81 (7.02%) Bloomberg
6 75 (6.50%) Cisco
7 70 (6.07%) Reuters
8 59 (5.11%) HP
9 48 (4.16%) Intel
10 37 (3.21%) Dell
11 34 (2.95%) Intel Security
12 24 (2.08%) Avaya
13 23 (1.99%) Mitel
13 23 (1.99%) Polycom
14 19 (1.65%) Symantec
15 17 (1.47%) IBM
15 17 (1.47%) Sage
16 14 (1.21%) FactSet
16 14 (1.21%) MobileIron
17 11 (0.95%) Adobe
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + 15% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East Kilbride
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + great company
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £22k - 27k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
H&R Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
First Utility
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum Benefits inc: Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 20% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Bluetownonline
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 12 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Easy commute from Newbury, Swindon, South Oxon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: to £30k + VG Benefits upon experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Easy commute from Newbury, Swindon, South Oxon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: to £30k + VG Benefits upon experience
Posted: 17 days ago