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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 443 406 414
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 668 784 799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.71% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.74% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 606 697 694
Median salary £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,925 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,950 £43,150 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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
98784 106354 115089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.48% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83034 86750 93358
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -38 632 £29,923 +6.86% 43
London -58 327 £32,000 - 17
South East +32 161 £26,583 +2.24% 12
City of London +13 68 £32,500 -23.97% 9
Berkshire +30 46 £29,000 +6.42% 3
Surrey -3 46 £27,500 +17.02%
East of England -3 33 £26,000 +4.00% 4
South West -18 27 £24,000 +11.62% 3
Yorkshire +11 25 £24,500 -10.90% 2
West Sussex +11 25 £40,000 +66.66% 4
Hertfordshire +21 24 £26,000 -5.45% 4
West Midlands -28 23 £22,500 - 1
Hampshire +4 20 £26,500 +6.00% 1
North West +13 19 £23,250 +3.33% 3
East Midlands +21 16 £25,250 -3.80% 1
Haywards Heath +2 13 £40,000 +90.47%
West Yorkshire -2 13 £24,250 -19.16% 1
Manchester +1 12 £23,500 +4.44% 1
Slough +1 12 £43,250 +57.27% 1
Bracknell -1 12 £29,000 +7.40%
Cobham - 12 £35,000 -
Andover +17 10 £26,500 -10.16% 1
Watford +16 10 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Scotland +3 10 £23,500 -14.54%
Hemel Hempstead +18 9 £31,500 +23.52%
Oxfordshire +1 9 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Leeds +5 8 £33,000 +65.00% 1
Worcestershire 0 8 £21,000 -2.32% 1
Reading 0 8 £19,500 -29.09% 1
Wiltshire -2 8 £24,000 +23.07% 1

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1104 (84.15%) Windows
2 737 (56.17%) Active Directory
3 657 (50.08%) Microsoft
4 583 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 458 (34.91%) MS Office
6 333 (25.38%) MS Excel
7 321 (24.47%) Windows Server
8 320 (24.39%) Citrix
9 314 (23.93%) ITIL
10 278 (21.19%) Windows 8
11 252 (19.21%) SCCM
12 248 (18.90%) MS Exchange
13 240 (18.29%) Finance
13 240 (18.29%) VMware
14 221 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 191 (14.56%) Windows XP
16 187 (14.25%) SLA
16 187 (14.25%) Blackberry
17 185 (14.10%) TCP/IP
18 184 (14.02%) Office 365
19 183 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
20 177 (13.49%) Android
21 161 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
22 155 (11.81%) DNS
23 149 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
24 138 (10.52%) Cisco
25 135 (10.29%) DHCP
26 133 (10.14%) Apple
27 126 (9.60%) Mac OS X
28 114 (8.69%) LAN

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
1 248 (18.90%) MS Exchange
2 93 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 68 (5.18%) Skype for Business
5 55 (4.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 50 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 35 (2.67%) IIS
9 27 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.23%) CMS
12 2 (0.15%) Confluence
12 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.15%) WordPress
13 1 (0.076%) JBoss
13 1 (0.076%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 458 (34.91%) MS Office
2 333 (25.38%) MS Excel
3 40 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.15%) QuarkXPress
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.46%) Eikon
3 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.076%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 184 (14.02%) Office 365
2 7 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.53%) SaaS
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.076%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 185 (14.10%) TCP/IP
2 155 (11.81%) DNS
3 135 (10.29%) DHCP
4 114 (8.69%) LAN
5 92 (7.01%) VPN
6 90 (6.86%) WAN
7 84 (6.40%) Firewall
8 57 (4.34%) VoIP
9 50 (3.81%) Internet
10 40 (3.05%) Skype
11 39 (2.97%) Wireless
12 36 (2.74%) SAN
13 26 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
14 21 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (1.52%) VLAN
16 16 (1.22%) IP Telephony
17 9 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (0.69%) NAS
18 8 (0.61%) Intranet
18 8 (0.61%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.15%) MS Access
5 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.076%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.076%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (0.61%) JIRA
2 1 (0.076%) Selenium
General
1 240 (18.29%) Finance
2 69 (5.26%) Legal
3 68 (5.18%) Banking
4 43 (3.28%) Law
5 36 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.60%) Advertising
8 20 (1.52%) Retail
9 17 (1.30%) Marketing
10 16 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.14%) Games
12 13 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.91%) Back Office
14 11 (0.84%) Local Government
15 10 (0.76%) Front Office
16 8 (0.61%) Billing
17 6 (0.46%) Electronics
18 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.23%) Publishing
19 1 (0.076%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.14%) XMPP
2 7 (0.53%) .NET
2 7 (0.53%) HTML
3 6 (0.46%) COM
3 6 (0.46%) XML
3 6 (0.46%) X-Windows
4 4 (0.30%) Web Services
5 3 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (0.23%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.15%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.076%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.076%) EDI
7 1 (0.076%) ODBC
7 1 (0.076%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 187 (14.25%) Blackberry
2 98 (7.47%) Driving Licence
3 87 (6.63%) iPhone
4 80 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
6 43 (3.28%) Fat Client
6 43 (3.28%) Thin Client
7 36 (2.74%) Hedge funds
8 30 (2.29%) Computer Science
9 28 (2.13%) Data Centre
10 24 (1.83%) iPad
11 22 (1.68%) Client/Server
12 20 (1.52%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.14%) Clustering
14 13 (0.99%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
16 9 (0.69%) Handset
16 9 (0.69%) HP StoreVirtual
16 9 (0.69%) Smartphone
17 8 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1104 (84.15%) Windows
2 583 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 321 (24.47%) Windows Server
4 278 (21.19%) Windows 8
5 221 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 191 (14.56%) Windows XP
7 183 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 177 (13.49%) Android
9 126 (9.60%) Mac OS X
10 105 (8.00%) Windows 10
10 105 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 96 (7.32%) Apple iOS
12 44 (3.35%) Linux
13 31 (2.36%) Mac OS
14 20 (1.52%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.61%) Unix
16 6 (0.46%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.15%) Debian
18 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (23.93%) ITIL
2 80 (6.10%) Mentoring
3 66 (5.03%) Service Delivery
4 53 (4.04%) Asset Management
5 47 (3.58%) Incident Management
6 46 (3.51%) Service Management
7 41 (3.13%) ITSM
7 41 (3.13%) Patch Management
8 33 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
9 27 (2.06%) Problem Management
10 25 (1.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (1.91%) Time Management
11 23 (1.75%) Migration
12 22 (1.68%) Application Packaging
13 20 (1.52%) Line Management
14 18 (1.37%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (1.37%) Data Protection
14 18 (1.37%) ITIL V3
15 16 (1.22%) People Management
15 16 (1.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (3.89%) SQL
2 50 (3.81%) PowerShell
3 19 (1.45%) C
4 15 (1.14%) VBScript
5 7 (0.53%) VB.NET
6 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.46%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.38%) Java
8 4 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.30%) VBA
9 2 (0.15%) Perl
9 2 (0.15%) Python
10 1 (0.076%) C#
10 1 (0.076%) C++
10 1 (0.076%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 161 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (7.77%) Degree
3 64 (4.88%) MCP
4 63 (4.80%) MCSE
5 47 (3.58%) MCDST
6 38 (2.90%) Security Cleared
7 35 (2.67%) MCSA
8 33 (2.52%) SC Cleared
9 28 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (1.60%) CCNA
12 19 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (0.84%) MCITP
15 10 (0.76%) A+ Certification
16 9 (0.69%) HND
17 8 (0.61%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 6 (0.46%) MOS
19 5 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (14.25%) SLA
2 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 737 (56.17%) Active Directory
2 149 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (8.16%) XenApp
4 63 (4.80%) Hyper-V
5 47 (3.58%) XenDesktop
6 33 (2.52%) vSphere
7 12 (0.91%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.76%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.38%) Firmware
11 3 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.076%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.076%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 252 (19.21%) SCCM
2 45 (3.43%) WSUS
3 20 (1.52%) AirWatch
4 13 (0.99%) Backup Exec
5 11 (0.84%) SCOM
6 9 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (0.69%) DameWare
6 9 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.38%) Casper Suite
8 5 (0.38%) OpenView
9 4 (0.30%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.23%) Opsview
10 3 (0.23%) SCDPM
11 2 (0.15%) Cacti
11 2 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.15%) SCSM
11 2 (0.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 657 (50.08%) Microsoft
2 320 (24.39%) Citrix
3 240 (18.29%) VMware
4 138 (10.52%) Cisco
5 133 (10.14%) Apple
6 98 (7.47%) HP
7 86 (6.55%) Bloomberg
8 60 (4.57%) Dell
9 42 (3.20%) Symantec
10 40 (3.05%) Reuters
11 35 (2.67%) Avaya
12 34 (2.59%) LANDesk
12 34 (2.59%) Polycom
13 29 (2.21%) Adobe
14 22 (1.68%) Mitel
15 19 (1.45%) Fidessa
16 18 (1.37%) Altiris
17 15 (1.14%) iManage
18 14 (1.07%) Sophos
19 12 (0.91%) AppSense
Whitstable, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, 23 days
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum Plus Excellent Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £27k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-45k base + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18595 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £36,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ninesharp
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Pension etc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Interquest - ECOM
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + iPad, Laptop & Phone
Posted: 8 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South East
The British Red Cross
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Old Street, London
Gorkana
Salary: £28k to £35k per year
Posted: 13 days ago