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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 438 435 436
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 611 709 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.67% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 558 627 624
Median salary £29,000 £27,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.45% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,233 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +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
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
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 £70,000 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -5 594 £29,000 +5.45% 51
London +40 330 £32,500 +3.17% 26
South East -53 103 £26,500 - 14
City of London +39 69 £35,000 +11.11% 10
South West +38 49 £27,500 +22.22% 3
East of England +24 35 £26,000 -3.70% 2
Yorkshire +52 28 £27,500 +11.38%
West Sussex +6 22 £40,000 +50.94% 2
Andover +1 20 £26,500 - 1
Hampshire -3 20 £26,500 +8.16% 2
Hertfordshire +29 19 £22,500 -19.64% 1
West Midlands -33 19 £22,000 -16.19% 1
Wiltshire +28 18 £30,000 +25.00% 1
North West +7 18 £22,000 -8.33% 4
Surrey -16 17 £23,500 -11.32% 1
West Yorkshire +32 16 £30,000 +20.00%
Leeds +31 14 £31,000 +24.00%
Buckinghamshire +28 14 £23,000 -13.20% 2
Gloucestershire +10 14 £21,500 +2.38%
Gloucester +9 13 £21,500 +2.38%
East Midlands +11 12 £19,000 -17.39% 1
Berkshire -7 11 £26,500 -2.75% 3
Bristol +26 10 £28,000 +14.28%
Crawley 0 10 £45,000 +37.40% 1
Watford +17 9 £26,000 -10.34%
Haywards Heath +12 9 £40,000 +60.00%
Kent +3 9 £23,250 -22.50% 2
Manchester +1 9 £21,750 -13.00% 2
Sheffield +28 8 £27,500 +12.24%
Cambridgeshire +19 8 £26,000 -25.17%

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1071 (82.64%) Windows
2 738 (56.94%) Active Directory
3 602 (46.45%) Microsoft
4 565 (43.60%) Windows 7
5 455 (35.11%) MS Office
6 303 (23.38%) MS Excel
7 293 (22.61%) ITIL
7 293 (22.61%) Citrix
8 273 (21.06%) Windows Server
9 251 (19.37%) MS Exchange
9 251 (19.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 241 (18.60%) SCCM
11 232 (17.90%) Finance
12 209 (16.13%) Office 365
12 209 (16.13%) Windows 8
13 184 (14.20%) VMware
14 170 (13.12%) TCP/IP
15 161 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 159 (12.27%) Windows XP
17 156 (12.04%) Blackberry
18 150 (11.57%) Android
19 146 (11.27%) LAN
19 146 (11.27%) Windows 10
20 139 (10.73%) DNS
20 139 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
21 136 (10.49%) SLA
22 130 (10.03%) DHCP
23 124 (9.57%) Apple
24 112 (8.64%) Cisco
24 112 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 251 (19.37%) MS Exchange
2 112 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (4.94%) Skype for Business
4 52 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 51 (3.94%) SharePoint
6 41 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 36 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (2.16%) IIS
10 5 (0.39%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.23%) CMS
12 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.077%) Apache
13 1 (0.077%) Drupal
13 1 (0.077%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.077%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.077%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.077%) WordPress
Applications
1 455 (35.11%) MS Office
2 303 (23.38%) MS Excel
3 56 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.85%) Eikon
2 7 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.31%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.23%) Hi Portfolio
4 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 209 (16.13%) Office 365
2 12 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.69%) SaaS
4 8 (0.62%) Dropbox
5 5 (0.39%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.15%) Yammer
9 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.077%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.077%) IaaS
9 1 (0.077%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (13.12%) TCP/IP
2 146 (11.27%) LAN
3 139 (10.73%) DNS
4 130 (10.03%) DHCP
5 108 (8.33%) WAN
6 83 (6.40%) VPN
7 65 (5.02%) Firewall
7 65 (5.02%) VoIP
8 60 (4.63%) Skype
8 60 (4.63%) Wireless
9 41 (3.16%) Internet
10 30 (2.31%) SAN
11 29 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
12 27 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (1.31%) IP Telephony
14 16 (1.23%) VLAN
15 13 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (1.00%) Intranet
16 11 (0.85%) NAS
17 10 (0.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.077%) MS Access
7 1 (0.077%) MySQL
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.31%) InstallShield
1 4 (0.31%) JIRA
1 4 (0.31%) MSI
1 4 (0.31%) WinDbg
General
1 232 (17.90%) Finance
2 76 (5.86%) Legal
3 63 (4.86%) Banking
4 43 (3.32%) Law
5 32 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.24%) Back Office
7 24 (1.85%) Games
8 22 (1.70%) Advertising
8 22 (1.70%) Marketing
8 22 (1.70%) Retail
9 21 (1.62%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.93%) Publishing
11 11 (0.85%) Online Betting
12 9 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.46%) Front Office
13 6 (0.46%) Local Government
14 3 (0.23%) Billing
15 2 (0.15%) Automotive
16 1 (0.077%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (0.93%) Software Packaging
2 10 (0.77%) XMPP
3 6 (0.46%) COM
3 6 (0.46%) HTML
3 6 (0.46%) ODBC
3 6 (0.46%) X-Windows
4 4 (0.31%) .NET
4 4 (0.31%) XML
5 3 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.15%) CSS
6 2 (0.15%) LINQ to SQL
6 2 (0.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 156 (12.04%) Blackberry
2 79 (6.10%) Driving Licence
3 76 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (5.48%) iPhone
5 64 (4.94%) Smartphone
6 54 (4.17%) Fat Client
6 54 (4.17%) Thin Client
7 47 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
8 39 (3.01%) Hedge funds
9 29 (2.24%) Management Information System
10 28 (2.16%) iPad
11 26 (2.01%) Data Centre
12 23 (1.77%) Clustering
13 22 (1.70%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.54%) Computer Science
15 10 (0.77%) HP StoreVirtual
16 9 (0.69%) Mobile Computing
17 7 (0.54%) Fintech
17 7 (0.54%) User Experience
18 6 (0.46%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1071 (82.64%) Windows
2 565 (43.60%) Windows 7
3 273 (21.06%) Windows Server
4 251 (19.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 209 (16.13%) Windows 8
6 161 (12.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 159 (12.27%) Windows XP
8 150 (11.57%) Android
9 146 (11.27%) Windows 10
10 110 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 101 (7.79%) Mac OS X
12 77 (5.94%) Apple iOS
13 50 (3.86%) Linux
14 33 (2.55%) Mac OS
15 23 (1.77%) Windows Vista
16 10 (0.77%) Unix
17 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.31%) Windows Phone
19 3 (0.23%) Solaris
19 3 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (22.61%) ITIL
2 65 (5.02%) Mentoring
3 57 (4.40%) Service Delivery
4 49 (3.78%) Mobile Device Management
5 43 (3.32%) Asset Management
5 43 (3.32%) Service Management
6 33 (2.55%) Incident Management
6 33 (2.55%) ITSM
7 31 (2.39%) Project Management
8 30 (2.31%) Application Packaging
9 26 (2.01%) Virtual Environments
10 25 (1.93%) Software Distribution
11 24 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (1.70%) Problem Management
13 21 (1.62%) Migration
14 20 (1.54%) Data Protection
15 19 (1.47%) ITIL V3
16 18 (1.39%) Coaching
16 18 (1.39%) Investment Management
17 17 (1.31%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 69 (5.32%) PowerShell
2 32 (2.47%) VBScript
3 29 (2.24%) SQL
4 25 (1.93%) C
5 7 (0.54%) Java
6 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.31%) VBA
8 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.15%) PHP
9 2 (0.15%) VB
9 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.077%) C#
10 1 (0.077%) C++
10 1 (0.077%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.077%) Python
Qualifications
1 139 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (5.71%) MCP
3 72 (5.56%) Degree
4 63 (4.86%) MCSE
5 41 (3.16%) MCDST
6 34 (2.62%) MCSA
7 31 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (2.31%) CCNA
8 30 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (2.24%) Security Cleared
10 15 (1.16%) SC Cleared
11 14 (1.08%) MCITP
12 13 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (0.77%) HND
14 8 (0.62%) MOS
15 6 (0.46%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.39%) DBS Check
17 4 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (10.49%) SLA
2 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 738 (56.94%) Active Directory
2 99 (7.64%) XenApp
3 98 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (4.71%) Hyper-V
5 55 (4.24%) XenDesktop
6 26 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
7 21 (1.62%) vSphere
8 20 (1.54%) Terminal Services
9 19 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.85%) XenServer
11 10 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.39%) Firmware
14 5 (0.39%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
16 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.077%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 241 (18.60%) SCCM
2 64 (4.94%) WSUS
3 27 (2.08%) AirWatch
4 21 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.77%) Casper Suite
7 8 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.39%) DameWare
8 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.31%) Perfmon
9 4 (0.31%) SCOM
9 4 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.31%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.23%) Opsview
10 3 (0.23%) SafeCom
10 3 (0.23%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 602 (46.45%) Microsoft
2 293 (22.61%) Citrix
3 184 (14.20%) VMware
4 124 (9.57%) Apple
5 112 (8.64%) Cisco
6 100 (7.72%) Bloomberg
7 89 (6.87%) HP
8 59 (4.55%) Symantec
9 56 (4.32%) Dell
10 55 (4.24%) Reuters
11 36 (2.78%) Polycom
12 35 (2.70%) LANDesk
13 28 (2.16%) Avaya
14 22 (1.70%) Fidessa
14 22 (1.70%) Mitel
15 20 (1.54%) Intel Security
16 19 (1.47%) Intel
17 18 (1.39%) Altiris
17 18 (1.39%) iManage
18 17 (1.31%) Adobe
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Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + 30 day holiday + excellent pension
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22500 per annum
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Dorchester, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £19,000 to £21,000 per annum 33days hols,pension,life,parking
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Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance
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Salary: £20000.00 - £23000.00 per annum + Benefits
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City, London
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London
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City, London
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City, London
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Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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City, London
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