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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
UK
Rank 481 431 385
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 422 675 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.66% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.68% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 387 592 670
Median salary £26,500 £28,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.35% -1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.92%

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
81156 98559 103265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67379 82685 85216
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 24 February 2017 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -38 392 £27,000 -5.26% 36
London -34 194 £32,500 +1.56% 19
South East +2 81 £25,000 -5.66% 9
South West +17 38 £25,000 -5.66% 2
City of London -6 31 £37,000 +5.71% 5
Surrey +39 28 £21,000 -22.22% 4
East of England +12 27 £25,500 -8.92% 1
Wiltshire +38 21 £25,000 -5.66%
North West -15 21 £20,000 -14.89% 2
West Midlands +30 20 £23,500 -2.08% 3
Swindon - 17 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire -5 13 £24,000 -9.43% 1
Oxfordshire +28 12 £27,500 -25.67% 1
Hertfordshire 0 12 £26,000 -17.46%
Berkshire +22 11 £26,250 -9.48%
Guildford +30 10 £21,000 -27.58% 3
Cheshire +18 10 £19,000 -
Gloucester - 10 £25,000 -
Warrington +14 9 £19,000 -
Scotland +18 8 £27,500 -6.77%
West Sussex +15 8 £22,750 -38.51%
Crawley +15 8 £22,750 -
Kent +12 8 £25,000 -5.95% 1
Coventry +16 7 £19,500 -13.33%
Hampshire +7 7 £25,000 -5.66% 1
East Midlands +4 7 £25,000 -23.07%
Edinburgh +1 7 £27,500 -21.42%
Essex +16 6 £25,000 -10.71%
Leeds +26 5 £25,000 +3.09%
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £26,000 - 2

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 812 (83.11%) Windows
2 553 (56.60%) Active Directory
3 473 (48.41%) Microsoft
4 419 (42.89%) Windows 7
5 362 (37.05%) MS Office
6 276 (28.25%) MS Excel
7 229 (23.44%) ITIL
8 190 (19.45%) Windows Server
8 190 (19.45%) Windows 10
9 185 (18.94%) MS Exchange
9 185 (18.94%) Office 365
10 173 (17.71%) Windows 8
11 169 (17.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 169 (17.30%) Citrix
11 169 (17.30%) Finance
12 157 (16.07%) VMware
13 144 (14.74%) SCCM
14 141 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 131 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
15 131 (13.41%) TCP/IP
16 109 (11.16%) LAN
17 94 (9.62%) WAN
18 90 (9.21%) Apple
19 89 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
20 84 (8.60%) SLA
21 82 (8.39%) DNS
22 80 (8.19%) Windows XP
23 79 (8.09%) Firewall
24 78 (7.98%) Cisco
25 73 (7.47%) MCP

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
1 185 (18.94%) MS Exchange
2 71 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (3.38%) SharePoint
5 32 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 28 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (2.76%) Skype for Business
8 26 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.61%) IBM Domino
10 5 (0.51%) IIS
11 4 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.31%) Apache
12 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 362 (37.05%) MS Office
2 276 (28.25%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.51%) MS Project
5 4 (0.41%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (0.72%) Eikon
2 4 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) Summit
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 185 (18.94%) Office 365
2 40 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.92%) Dropbox
4 7 (0.72%) G Suite
5 4 (0.41%) SaaS
6 3 (0.31%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.31%) Yammer
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 131 (13.41%) TCP/IP
2 109 (11.16%) LAN
3 94 (9.62%) WAN
4 82 (8.39%) DNS
5 79 (8.09%) Firewall
6 72 (7.37%) DHCP
6 72 (7.37%) VPN
7 39 (3.99%) VoIP
8 38 (3.89%) Wireless
9 36 (3.68%) Internet
10 21 (2.15%) IP Telephony
11 20 (2.05%) Skype
12 18 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
12 18 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
13 16 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (1.64%) WLAN
14 14 (1.43%) Network Security
14 14 (1.43%) SAN
15 9 (0.92%) SMTP
16 8 (0.82%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.31%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (1.13%) MSI
2 2 (0.20%) FrontPage
2 2 (0.20%) JIRA
3 1 (0.10%) InstallShield
General
1 169 (17.30%) Finance
2 56 (5.73%) Banking
3 31 (3.17%) Legal
4 30 (3.07%) Law
5 21 (2.15%) Advertising
6 17 (1.74%) Retail
7 14 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.92%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.72%) Marketing
11 5 (0.51%) Back Office
12 4 (0.41%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.41%) Publishing
13 3 (0.31%) Front Office
13 3 (0.31%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.20%) German Language
14 2 (0.20%) Local Government
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.74%) Software Packaging
2 6 (0.61%) Web Services
3 5 (0.51%) REST
3 5 (0.51%) SOAP
4 4 (0.41%) LINQ
5 3 (0.31%) .NET
5 3 (0.31%) HTML
6 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.20%) Java SE
6 2 (0.20%) XML
6 2 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.86%) Fat Client
1 67 (6.86%) Thin Client
2 51 (5.22%) Blackberry
3 47 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (4.40%) Hedge funds
5 41 (4.20%) Smartphone
6 33 (3.38%) iPhone
7 27 (2.76%) Driving Licence
8 25 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 24 (2.46%) User Experience
10 20 (2.05%) iPad
10 20 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (1.43%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.13%) BYOD
12 11 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.13%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.92%) Biotechnology
14 8 (0.82%) Fintech
15 7 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
16 4 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 812 (83.11%) Windows
2 419 (42.89%) Windows 7
3 190 (19.45%) Windows 10
3 190 (19.45%) Windows Server
4 173 (17.71%) Windows 8
5 169 (17.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 141 (14.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (8.19%) Windows XP
8 66 (6.76%) Mac OS X
9 64 (6.55%) Android
10 60 (6.14%) Linux
11 57 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (4.61%) Apple iOS
13 24 (2.46%) Mac OS
14 19 (1.94%) Windows Vista
15 10 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.92%) Unix
17 6 (0.61%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.41%) Solaris
19 3 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (23.44%) ITIL
2 57 (5.83%) Service Management
3 42 (4.30%) Incident Management
4 39 (3.99%) Service Delivery
5 34 (3.48%) Investment Management
6 32 (3.28%) Asset Management
6 32 (3.28%) ITIL V3
7 25 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 24 (2.46%) CRM
9 22 (2.25%) Change Management
9 22 (2.25%) Problem Management
10 20 (2.05%) Time Management
11 18 (1.84%) Application Packaging
12 16 (1.64%) Fund Management
12 16 (1.64%) Line Management
12 16 (1.64%) Software Distribution
13 14 (1.43%) Mobile Device Management
14 13 (1.33%) Mentoring
15 12 (1.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (1.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 68 (6.96%) PowerShell
2 43 (4.40%) SQL
3 10 (1.02%) C
4 6 (0.61%) VBA
5 5 (0.51%) Shell Script
5 5 (0.51%) VBScript
6 4 (0.41%) C#
6 4 (0.41%) Python
7 3 (0.31%) Perl
7 3 (0.31%) R
8 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.20%) Java
8 2 (0.20%) PHP
9 1 (0.10%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 131 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (7.47%) MCP
2 73 (7.47%) MCSE
3 54 (5.53%) Degree
4 48 (4.91%) Security Cleared
5 35 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
6 31 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 22 (2.25%) MCITP
7 22 (2.25%) MCSA
8 16 (1.64%) MCDST
9 13 (1.33%) A+ Certification
10 10 (1.02%) CCNA
10 10 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.82%) MCTS
12 6 (0.61%) IBM Certification
12 6 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.61%) MOS
12 6 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.51%) CISSP
13 5 (0.51%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.60%) SLA
2 6 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.31%) QA
4 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 553 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 89 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (6.65%) Hyper-V
4 50 (5.12%) XenApp
5 38 (3.89%) XenDesktop
6 22 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (1.54%) vSphere
8 11 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.51%) Firmware
11 5 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.41%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 144 (14.74%) SCCM
2 17 (1.74%) Backup Exec
3 13 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (1.33%) WSUS
4 9 (0.92%) AirWatch
5 8 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
6 7 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.72%) SCOM
7 6 (0.61%) ZENworks
8 5 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.41%) DameWare
10 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.31%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.20%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.10%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.10%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 473 (48.41%) Microsoft
2 169 (17.30%) Citrix
3 157 (16.07%) VMware
4 90 (9.21%) Apple
5 78 (7.98%) Cisco
6 71 (7.27%) Bloomberg
7 65 (6.65%) Reuters
8 56 (5.73%) Intel
9 40 (4.09%) HP
10 24 (2.46%) Avaya
11 21 (2.15%) Dell
12 19 (1.94%) Intel Security
13 18 (1.84%) FactSet
13 18 (1.84%) Mitel
14 15 (1.54%) Sophos
15 14 (1.43%) IBM
15 14 (1.43%) Sage
15 14 (1.43%) Symantec
16 13 (1.33%) Adobe
16 13 (1.33%) Red Hat
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + pension, retail discounts
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + on call
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum Fantastic Benefits & Working Environment
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Laptop + Phone
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Cyber Team
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus bonus+bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £27k - 32k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £17000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Ultimate Products
Salary: From £15,000 to £21,000 per annum (experience depending)
Posted: 25 days ago
Croydon, London, United Kingdom
The Body Shop
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago