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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 452 431 448
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 574 697 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.66% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 531 618 556
Median salary £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%

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
91719 105001 110310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.26% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76765 87557 89208
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -23 544 £28,000 - 45
London -41 248 £31,500 +1.61% 18
South East +11 120 £25,250 -4.71% 9
South West +38 53 £25,000 +4.16% 3
City of London +12 52 £33,500 +11.66% 6
Yorkshire +56 33 £30,000 +11.11% 1
Surrey +6 33 £23,500 -11.32% 2
East of England -18 27 £26,000 -7.96% 6
Buckinghamshire +28 25 £23,250 -7.00% 3
Gloucester +21 25 £20,500 -5.74%
Gloucestershire +12 25 £20,500 -5.74%
Hampshire +21 24 £32,000 +16.36% 3
West Midlands -8 24 £28,000 +12.00%
West Yorkshire +46 23 £32,000 -1.53% 1
East Midlands +33 22 £19,750 -15.05% 3
Wiltshire +22 21 £35,000 +45.83%
Leeds +55 20 £32,500 -
Andover +16 19 £32,000 - 2
Milton Keynes +35 16 £25,000 - 3
West Sussex +19 14 £29,000 +9.43%
Swindon +15 14 £35,000 +45.83%
North West +1 14 £25,500 +21.42% 4
Guildford +17 12 £21,000 -25.00% 1
Nottingham +16 12 £19,000 -36.13% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 12 £19,000 -36.13% 1
Hertfordshire +15 11 £26,000 -11.86% 4
High Wycombe +12 9 £21,500 -21.81%
Berkshire +5 9 £27,000 +3.84%
Shropshire - 9 £28,000 -
Oxfordshire 0 8 £25,000 +2.04% 1

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 977 (81.42%) Windows
2 670 (55.83%) Active Directory
3 596 (49.67%) Microsoft
4 511 (42.58%) Windows 7
5 440 (36.67%) MS Office
6 296 (24.67%) ITIL
7 292 (24.33%) MS Excel
8 279 (23.25%) Citrix
9 245 (20.42%) Windows Server
10 242 (20.17%) MS Exchange
11 237 (19.75%) SCCM
12 224 (18.67%) Office 365
13 223 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 213 (17.75%) Finance
15 183 (15.25%) Windows 8
16 166 (13.83%) Windows 10
17 155 (12.92%) VMware
18 150 (12.50%) TCP/IP
19 136 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
20 134 (11.17%) LAN
21 132 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
22 127 (10.58%) Windows XP
23 122 (10.17%) Blackberry
24 121 (10.08%) Apple
25 117 (9.75%) DNS
26 112 (9.33%) DHCP
26 112 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
27 101 (8.42%) Android
27 101 (8.42%) SLA
28 98 (8.17%) WAN

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
1 242 (20.17%) MS Exchange
2 112 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (5.08%) Skype for Business
4 48 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 43 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 40 (3.33%) SharePoint
7 36 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 35 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 23 (1.92%) IIS
10 3 (0.25%) Apache
10 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.083%) CMS
11 1 (0.083%) Drupal
11 1 (0.083%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.083%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.083%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.083%) WordPress
Applications
1 440 (36.67%) MS Office
2 292 (24.33%) MS Excel
3 36 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.50%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.17%) Eikon
2 9 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.33%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.083%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.083%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 224 (18.67%) Office 365
2 25 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.83%) Dropbox
5 6 (0.50%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.50%) SaaS
6 5 (0.42%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.25%) Yammer
9 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.083%) IaaS
9 1 (0.083%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 134 (11.17%) LAN
3 117 (9.75%) DNS
4 112 (9.33%) DHCP
5 98 (8.17%) WAN
6 74 (6.17%) VoIP
7 72 (6.00%) Firewall
8 70 (5.83%) VPN
9 58 (4.83%) Skype
10 49 (4.08%) Wireless
11 40 (3.33%) Internet
12 27 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (2.00%) IP Telephony
13 24 (2.00%) SAN
14 20 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (1.17%) Intranet
16 12 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
17 11 (0.92%) NetScaler
18 9 (0.75%) NAS
19 8 (0.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.25%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.25%) MySQL
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.33%) InstallShield
1 4 (0.33%) JIRA
1 4 (0.33%) MSI
1 4 (0.33%) WinDbg
General
1 213 (17.75%) Finance
2 62 (5.17%) Banking
3 55 (4.58%) Legal
4 30 (2.50%) Advertising
5 29 (2.42%) Back Office
5 29 (2.42%) Marketing
5 29 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.33%) Law
7 26 (2.17%) Retail
8 23 (1.92%) Publishing
9 19 (1.58%) Games
10 16 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.00%) Online Betting
13 7 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.33%) Front Office
15 3 (0.25%) Billing
15 3 (0.25%) Local Government
15 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.00%) Software Packaging
2 6 (0.50%) ODBC
3 5 (0.42%) COM
4 4 (0.33%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.25%) HTML
5 3 (0.25%) XMPP
6 2 (0.17%) .NET
6 2 (0.17%) CSS
6 2 (0.17%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (0.17%) Web Services
7 1 (0.083%) REST
7 1 (0.083%) SOAP
7 1 (0.083%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (10.17%) Blackberry
2 67 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (5.17%) Driving Licence
4 61 (5.08%) Fat Client
4 61 (5.08%) iPhone
4 61 (5.08%) Thin Client
5 50 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 45 (3.75%) Smartphone
7 36 (3.00%) Hedge funds
8 28 (2.33%) iPad
9 24 (2.00%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.58%) Computer Science
11 18 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.42%) Statistics
13 15 (1.25%) Clustering
14 13 (1.08%) User Experience
15 10 (0.83%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
16 8 (0.67%) Mathematics
17 7 (0.58%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 977 (81.42%) Windows
2 511 (42.58%) Windows 7
3 245 (20.42%) Windows Server
4 223 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 183 (15.25%) Windows 8
6 166 (13.83%) Windows 10
7 132 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 127 (10.58%) Windows XP
9 101 (8.42%) Android
10 97 (8.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 95 (7.92%) Mac OS X
12 66 (5.50%) Linux
13 64 (5.33%) Apple iOS
14 32 (2.67%) Mac OS
15 26 (2.17%) Windows Vista
16 18 (1.50%) Unix
17 6 (0.50%) CentOS
17 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (24.67%) ITIL
2 63 (5.25%) Service Delivery
3 53 (4.42%) Service Management
4 49 (4.08%) Mentoring
5 48 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 40 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 36 (3.00%) Incident Management
7 36 (3.00%) Project Management
8 30 (2.50%) ITIL V3
8 30 (2.50%) ITSM
9 29 (2.42%) Problem Management
9 29 (2.42%) Software Distribution
10 28 (2.33%) Investment Management
11 26 (2.17%) Application Packaging
12 21 (1.75%) Application Virtualisation
12 21 (1.75%) Change Management
12 21 (1.75%) Line Management
13 18 (1.50%) Virtual Environments
14 17 (1.42%) Compatibility Testing
15 15 (1.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 87 (7.25%) PowerShell
2 34 (2.83%) SQL
3 25 (2.08%) C
3 25 (2.08%) VBScript
4 7 (0.58%) Java
4 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
5 5 (0.42%) VBA
6 3 (0.25%) VB
7 2 (0.17%) PHP
7 2 (0.17%) Python
7 2 (0.17%) R
8 1 (0.083%) C#
8 1 (0.083%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 136 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (6.58%) MCP
3 60 (5.00%) Degree
4 58 (4.83%) MCSE
5 38 (3.17%) MCSA
6 35 (2.92%) Security Cleared
7 34 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (2.75%) MCDST
9 27 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (2.17%) CCNA
11 22 (1.83%) MCITP
12 14 (1.17%) SC Cleared
13 12 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (0.75%) MOS
15 7 (0.58%) HND
16 5 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.33%) A+ Certification
17 4 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
17 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 3 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (8.42%) SLA
2 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 670 (55.83%) Active Directory
2 89 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (5.67%) Hyper-V
3 68 (5.67%) XenApp
4 43 (3.58%) XenDesktop
5 26 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 26 (2.17%) Terminal Services
6 25 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
7 22 (1.83%) vSphere
8 12 (1.00%) XenServer
9 9 (0.75%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.58%) Firmware
11 6 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.33%) Xen
13 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.083%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 237 (19.75%) SCCM
2 45 (3.75%) WSUS
3 28 (2.33%) AirWatch
4 19 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 11 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.75%) Casper Suite
8 7 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.42%) DameWare
10 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.33%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.33%) Sysprep
10 4 (0.33%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.25%) SCDPM
12 2 (0.17%) SCOM
12 2 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.17%) ThinApp
13 1 (0.083%) Nagios
Vendors
1 596 (49.67%) Microsoft
2 279 (23.25%) Citrix
3 155 (12.92%) VMware
4 121 (10.08%) Apple
5 92 (7.67%) Cisco
6 91 (7.58%) Bloomberg
7 74 (6.17%) HP
8 69 (5.75%) Reuters
9 43 (3.58%) Symantec
10 42 (3.50%) Dell
11 32 (2.67%) Polycom
12 31 (2.58%) Intel Security
13 26 (2.17%) Intel
14 25 (2.08%) LANDesk
15 24 (2.00%) Mitel
16 23 (1.92%) Avaya
17 20 (1.67%) Fidessa
18 17 (1.42%) Adobe
18 17 (1.42%) MobileIron
19 16 (1.33%) Altiris
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26586.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
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Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market salaries
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Workshop IT Ltd.
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Also: pension, travel, laptop
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-25,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Pension + 20% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum Up to £32,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Wymondham
Williams Lea Tag
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
London
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Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £34k - 37k per year
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London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Salford
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
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Stockport
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Salary: £24500 - £26500 per annum + competitive
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