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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 443 448 427
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 595 682 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.62% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.65% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 551 594 575
Median salary £28,000 £27,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £42,400
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -4 577 £28,000 +1.81% 28
London -26 276 £32,000 +1.58% 10
South East -18 118 £26,500 - 8
South West +35 55 £28,000 +16.66% 2
City of London +27 55 £35,000 +16.66% 6
East of England +2 32 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Surrey +10 28 £23,500 -11.32% 1
West Midlands -8 28 £28,000 +16.66% 2
Yorkshire +32 26 £29,500 +18.73% 4
Hampshire +23 26 £31,750 +17.59% 2
Wiltshire +31 24 £30,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +29 23 £19,000 -15.55% 1
Andover +9 23 £32,000 -
Buckinghamshire +25 18 £22,500 -12.62% 1
West Yorkshire +29 17 £32,000 +16.36% 3
Gloucester +11 17 £21,500 +2.38%
Gloucestershire +8 17 £21,500 +2.38% 1
Leeds +38 16 £32,000 +16.36% 1
West Sussex +2 16 £40,000 +50.94%
North West 0 16 £22,500 +9.75%
Hertfordshire +22 15 £24,000 -17.24% 1
Berkshire +1 15 £27,000 +3.84% 2
Nottingham +21 13 £19,000 -19.14%
Nottinghamshire +17 13 £19,000 -19.14%
Milton Keynes +16 11 £23,500 -6.00% 1
Bristol - 11 £28,000 -
Shropshire -1 9 £28,000 +47.36%
Swindon +9 8 £35,000 +45.83%
High Wycombe +7 7 £21,500 -18.86%
Cambridgeshire +5 7 £25,000 -21.87%

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1006 (81.92%) Windows
2 703 (57.25%) Active Directory
3 595 (48.45%) Microsoft
4 531 (43.24%) Windows 7
5 433 (35.26%) MS Office
6 301 (24.51%) ITIL
7 289 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 285 (23.21%) Citrix
9 262 (21.34%) Windows Server
10 246 (20.03%) MS Exchange
10 246 (20.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 236 (19.22%) SCCM
12 217 (17.67%) Finance
12 217 (17.67%) Office 365
13 194 (15.80%) Windows 8
14 163 (13.27%) TCP/IP
15 158 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
16 156 (12.70%) VMware
17 155 (12.62%) Windows 10
18 141 (11.48%) Windows XP
19 137 (11.16%) DNS
20 136 (11.07%) Microsoft Certification
21 133 (10.83%) LAN
21 133 (10.83%) Blackberry
22 127 (10.34%) DHCP
22 127 (10.34%) Apple
23 125 (10.18%) Android
24 120 (9.77%) SLA
25 113 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
26 110 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 246 (20.03%) MS Exchange
2 113 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 68 (5.54%) Skype for Business
4 54 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 50 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 37 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 35 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 27 (2.20%) IIS
10 4 (0.33%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.24%) Apache
11 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.16%) CMS
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.081%) Drupal
13 1 (0.081%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.081%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.081%) WordPress
Applications
1 433 (35.26%) MS Office
2 289 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 48 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.33%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.24%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.081%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.06%) Eikon
2 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.33%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.24%) Hi Portfolio
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.081%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.081%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 217 (17.67%) Office 365
2 16 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.73%) Dropbox
5 8 (0.65%) SaaS
6 5 (0.41%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.24%) Yammer
9 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.081%) IaaS
9 1 (0.081%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (13.27%) TCP/IP
2 137 (11.16%) DNS
3 133 (10.83%) LAN
4 127 (10.34%) DHCP
5 97 (7.90%) WAN
6 77 (6.27%) VPN
7 73 (5.94%) VoIP
8 68 (5.54%) Firewall
9 64 (5.21%) Skype
10 56 (4.56%) Wireless
11 39 (3.18%) Internet
12 30 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
13 24 (1.95%) SAN
14 20 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (1.30%) IP Telephony
16 14 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (1.14%) Intranet
17 12 (0.98%) VLAN
18 11 (0.90%) NetScaler
19 9 (0.73%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.24%) MySQL
6 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.081%) 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
1 217 (17.67%) Finance
2 66 (5.37%) Legal
3 57 (4.64%) Banking
4 33 (2.69%) Law
5 30 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.20%) Advertising
6 27 (2.20%) Back Office
6 27 (2.20%) Marketing
7 24 (1.95%) Retail
8 22 (1.79%) Publishing
9 18 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.47%) Games
10 14 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.98%) Online Betting
12 8 (0.65%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.33%) Front Office
13 4 (0.33%) Local Government
14 3 (0.24%) Billing
14 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.71%) Software Packaging
2 10 (0.81%) XMPP
3 6 (0.49%) ODBC
4 5 (0.41%) COM
4 5 (0.41%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.24%) HTML
6 2 (0.16%) .NET
6 2 (0.16%) CSS
6 2 (0.16%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.081%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.081%) Web Services
7 1 (0.081%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.83%) Blackberry
2 75 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (6.03%) Driving Licence
4 69 (5.62%) iPhone
5 55 (4.48%) Smartphone
6 52 (4.23%) Fat Client
6 52 (4.23%) Thin Client
7 50 (4.07%) Video Conferencing
8 38 (3.09%) Hedge funds
9 29 (2.36%) iPad
10 26 (2.12%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.71%) Computer Science
12 20 (1.63%) Clustering
13 17 (1.38%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.38%) Statistics
14 13 (1.06%) Data Centre
15 11 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
16 9 (0.73%) HP StoreVirtual
16 9 (0.73%) User Experience
17 7 (0.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1006 (81.92%) Windows
2 531 (43.24%) Windows 7
3 262 (21.34%) Windows Server
4 246 (20.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 194 (15.80%) Windows 8
6 158 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 155 (12.62%) Windows 10
8 141 (11.48%) Windows XP
9 125 (10.18%) Android
10 110 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 104 (8.47%) Mac OS X
12 73 (5.94%) Apple iOS
13 60 (4.89%) Linux
14 31 (2.52%) Mac OS
15 23 (1.87%) Windows Vista
16 16 (1.30%) Unix
17 5 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.33%) CentOS
19 3 (0.24%) Solaris
19 3 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (24.51%) ITIL
2 62 (5.05%) Service Delivery
3 54 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
4 53 (4.32%) Mentoring
5 51 (4.15%) Asset Management
6 44 (3.58%) Service Management
7 35 (2.85%) Project Management
8 33 (2.69%) Incident Management
8 33 (2.69%) ITSM
9 28 (2.28%) Application Packaging
9 28 (2.28%) Software Distribution
10 27 (2.20%) Problem Management
11 26 (2.12%) ITIL V3
12 24 (1.95%) Investment Management
13 23 (1.87%) Virtual Environments
14 19 (1.55%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (1.55%) Migration
15 18 (1.47%) Application Virtualisation
16 17 (1.38%) Change Management
17 16 (1.30%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 82 (6.68%) PowerShell
2 30 (2.44%) VBScript
3 27 (2.20%) SQL
4 26 (2.12%) C
5 6 (0.49%) Java
6 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.41%) VBA
7 3 (0.24%) VB
8 2 (0.16%) PHP
9 1 (0.081%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.081%) C#
9 1 (0.081%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 136 (11.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (5.94%) MCP
3 65 (5.29%) Degree
4 58 (4.72%) MCSE
5 37 (3.01%) MCDST
6 35 (2.85%) MCSA
7 31 (2.52%) Security Cleared
8 30 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (2.36%) CCNA
10 17 (1.38%) MCITP
11 15 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 14 (1.14%) SC Cleared
13 9 (0.73%) MOS
14 8 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.57%) HND
16 6 (0.49%) A+ Certification
17 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 3 (0.24%) DBS Check
18 3 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (9.77%) SLA
2 7 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 703 (57.25%) Active Directory
2 87 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (6.76%) XenApp
4 64 (5.21%) Hyper-V
5 48 (3.91%) XenDesktop
6 27 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 26 (2.12%) Terminal Services
8 24 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (1.95%) vSphere
9 12 (0.98%) XenServer
10 9 (0.73%) BitLocker
11 7 (0.57%) Firmware
11 7 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.33%) Xen
14 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.081%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.081%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 236 (19.22%) SCCM
2 57 (4.64%) WSUS
3 29 (2.36%) AirWatch
4 20 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (0.98%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.57%) Casper Suite
8 6 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.41%) DameWare
10 4 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
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%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.33%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.24%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.24%) SCOM
12 2 (0.16%) Cacti
Vendors
1 595 (48.45%) Microsoft
2 285 (23.21%) Citrix
3 156 (12.70%) VMware
4 127 (10.34%) Apple
5 102 (8.31%) Cisco
6 92 (7.49%) Bloomberg
7 86 (7.00%) HP
8 58 (4.72%) Reuters
9 52 (4.23%) Dell
10 50 (4.07%) Symantec
11 40 (3.26%) Polycom
12 30 (2.44%) Intel Security
13 27 (2.20%) LANDesk
14 25 (2.04%) Mitel
15 23 (1.87%) Avaya
16 20 (1.63%) Fidessa
17 18 (1.47%) MobileIron
18 17 (1.38%) Altiris
19 16 (1.30%) Adobe
20 15 (1.22%) Intel
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £21,500 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Qualification Allow
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits - see advert
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Corriculo
Salary: to £32,000
Posted: 8 days ago
Hayes, London, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Salary: £28-32,000 + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
greywood
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + bens + OT
Posted: 15 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago