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 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
UK
Rank 457 448 413
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 486 601 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.61% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.63% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 437 531 603
Median salary £26,500 £27,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% -1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,000 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,302 £38,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +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
81056 95508 100334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67357 80149 83348
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 January 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 January 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 -3 456 £27,000 -1.81% 37
London -36 209 £32,500 - 14
South East +49 106 £25,000 -5.66% 11
South West +45 54 £25,000 -3.84% 5
City of London +4 35 £37,000 +2.77% 7
North West -15 33 £21,000 -11.57% 3
Surrey +29 29 £21,000 -22.22% 3
Wiltshire +40 23 £25,000 -5.66% 2
Berkshire +53 19 £25,500 -12.06% 3
Gloucestershire +6 19 £22,000 -13.72%
Swindon - 19 £25,000 - 2
Gloucester - 18 £22,000 -
East of England +16 17 £25,750 -0.96% 2
West Midlands -4 17 £24,000 +2.12% 1
Oxfordshire +39 14 £27,500 +3.77%
Kent +14 14 £25,000 +11.11%
Guildford +43 13 £21,000 -27.58% 1
Cheshire +17 12 £19,000 -8.43% 1
Warrington +21 11 £19,000 -
West Sussex +8 11 £23,000 -22.68%
Leeds +31 10 £26,250 +11.70%
West Yorkshire +10 10 £26,250 +9.37%
East Midlands +7 10 £22,000 -21.80% 1
Yorkshire +4 10 £26,250 +8.24%
Hampshire -6 10 £28,500 +7.54% 4
Manchester -29 10 £25,500 +6.25% 2
Hertfordshire +10 9 £26,000 -15.44% 1
Crawley - 9 £23,000 -
Scotland +25 8 £27,500 -24.13%
Bracknell +18 8 £19,500 -33.89% 1

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 873 (82.59%) Windows
2 587 (55.53%) Active Directory
3 520 (49.20%) Microsoft
4 444 (42.01%) Windows 7
5 404 (38.22%) MS Office
6 287 (27.15%) MS Excel
7 263 (24.88%) ITIL
8 207 (19.58%) Office 365
8 207 (19.58%) Windows Server
9 198 (18.73%) Citrix
10 197 (18.64%) MS Exchange
11 184 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 184 (17.41%) Windows 10
12 181 (17.12%) Windows 8
13 177 (16.75%) Finance
14 171 (16.18%) SCCM
15 157 (14.85%) VMware
16 135 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
17 133 (12.58%) TCP/IP
18 126 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
19 101 (9.56%) Apple
20 98 (9.27%) LAN
21 93 (8.80%) Windows XP
22 91 (8.61%) DNS
23 90 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
24 85 (8.04%) SLA
24 85 (8.04%) Firewall
25 83 (7.85%) WAN
26 78 (7.38%) DHCP
27 77 (7.28%) 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
1 197 (18.64%) MS Exchange
2 72 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 34 (3.22%) Skype for Business
5 32 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 26 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (0.76%) IIS
10 6 (0.57%) IBM Domino
11 5 (0.47%) Apache
11 5 (0.47%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 404 (38.22%) MS Office
2 287 (27.15%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.66%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.095%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.66%) Eikon
1 7 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.19%) Summit
3 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.095%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 207 (19.58%) Office 365
2 39 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.04%) Dropbox
5 6 (0.57%) G Suite
6 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.28%) Yammer
7 2 (0.19%) SaaS
8 1 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.095%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.095%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 133 (12.58%) TCP/IP
2 98 (9.27%) LAN
3 91 (8.61%) DNS
4 85 (8.04%) Firewall
5 83 (7.85%) WAN
6 78 (7.38%) DHCP
7 69 (6.53%) VPN
8 49 (4.64%) VoIP
9 36 (3.41%) Internet
10 31 (2.93%) Wireless
11 25 (2.37%) Skype
12 22 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
13 19 (1.80%) IP Telephony
14 16 (1.51%) SAN
15 13 (1.23%) Network Security
16 12 (1.14%) WLAN
17 11 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
17 11 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
18 9 (0.85%) SMTP
19 7 (0.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.28%) FileMaker
5 3 (0.28%) MySQL
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (0.95%) MSI
2 2 (0.19%) FrontPage
3 1 (0.095%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.095%) JIRA
General
1 177 (16.75%) Finance
2 58 (5.49%) Banking
3 36 (3.41%) Legal
4 31 (2.93%) Law
5 25 (2.37%) Advertising
6 20 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.80%) Retail
8 15 (1.42%) Publishing
9 13 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.14%) Marketing
11 11 (1.04%) Back Office
11 11 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.38%) Games
12 4 (0.38%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.28%) Front Office
13 3 (0.28%) Local Government
13 3 (0.28%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.19%) Automotive
14 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.18%) Software Packaging
2 6 (0.57%) Web Services
3 5 (0.47%) REST
3 5 (0.47%) SOAP
4 4 (0.38%) LINQ
5 3 (0.28%) .NET
5 3 (0.28%) HTML
6 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.19%) XML
6 2 (0.19%) XMPP
6 2 (0.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.81%) Fat Client
1 72 (6.81%) Thin Client
2 53 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.88%) Blackberry
4 39 (3.69%) Hedge funds
5 34 (3.22%) Smartphone
6 32 (3.03%) iPhone
7 30 (2.84%) Driving Licence
8 27 (2.55%) User Experience
9 26 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
10 24 (2.27%) Management Information System
11 22 (2.08%) iPad
12 18 (1.70%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.23%) Statistics
14 12 (1.14%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.95%) Mathematics
16 9 (0.85%) Biotechnology
16 9 (0.85%) BYOD
16 9 (0.85%) Fintech
16 9 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 873 (82.59%) Windows
2 444 (42.01%) Windows 7
3 207 (19.58%) Windows Server
4 184 (17.41%) Windows 10
4 184 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 181 (17.12%) Windows 8
6 135 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 93 (8.80%) Windows XP
8 76 (7.19%) Mac OS X
9 75 (7.10%) Linux
10 61 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 58 (5.49%) Android
12 54 (5.11%) Apple iOS
13 23 (2.18%) Mac OS
14 21 (1.99%) Windows Vista
15 13 (1.23%) Unix
16 11 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.57%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.38%) CentOS
18 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (24.88%) ITIL
2 59 (5.58%) Service Management
3 49 (4.64%) Service Delivery
4 45 (4.26%) Asset Management
5 43 (4.07%) Investment Management
6 38 (3.60%) Incident Management
7 36 (3.41%) ITIL V3
8 28 (2.65%) Problem Management
9 25 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
10 24 (2.27%) Application Packaging
11 21 (1.99%) Change Management
12 20 (1.89%) Software Distribution
13 19 (1.80%) Time Management
14 18 (1.70%) CRM
14 18 (1.70%) Line Management
14 18 (1.70%) Mentoring
15 17 (1.61%) Fund Management
16 16 (1.51%) Application Virtualisation
17 15 (1.42%) Compatibility Testing
17 15 (1.42%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 77 (7.28%) PowerShell
2 38 (3.60%) SQL
3 12 (1.14%) C
4 9 (0.85%) VBA
5 7 (0.66%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.38%) Python
6 4 (0.38%) VBScript
7 3 (0.28%) C#
7 3 (0.28%) Perl
7 3 (0.28%) R
8 2 (0.19%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.19%) VB
9 1 (0.095%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.095%) Java
9 1 (0.095%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (7.28%) MCP
3 68 (6.43%) MCSE
4 52 (4.92%) Degree
5 50 (4.73%) Security Cleared
6 33 (3.12%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (2.74%) SC Cleared
8 26 (2.46%) MCSA
9 24 (2.27%) MCITP
10 12 (1.14%) A+ Certification
10 12 (1.14%) MCDST
11 10 (0.95%) CCNA
11 10 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.76%) HND
12 8 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.76%) MCTS
13 6 (0.57%) IBM Certification
13 6 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.47%) CISSP
14 5 (0.47%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.04%) SLA
2 7 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.28%) QA
5 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 587 (55.53%) Active Directory
2 90 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (6.34%) Hyper-V
4 52 (4.92%) XenApp
5 36 (3.41%) XenDesktop
6 27 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (1.51%) vSphere
8 14 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.95%) BitLocker
10 9 (0.85%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.66%) Firmware
12 6 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.38%) Sendmail
14 4 (0.38%) Xen
15 3 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 171 (16.18%) SCCM
2 13 (1.23%) WSUS
3 12 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (1.04%) AirWatch
4 11 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 9 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.76%) Casper Suite
7 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.57%) ZENworks
9 4 (0.38%) DameWare
9 4 (0.38%) SCOM
9 4 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.28%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.19%) Sysprep
12 1 (0.095%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.095%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.095%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 520 (49.20%) Microsoft
2 198 (18.73%) Citrix
3 157 (14.85%) VMware
4 101 (9.56%) Apple
5 75 (7.10%) Bloomberg
6 71 (6.72%) Cisco
7 68 (6.43%) Reuters
8 59 (5.58%) Intel
9 44 (4.16%) HP
10 27 (2.55%) Intel Security
11 25 (2.37%) Avaya
11 25 (2.37%) Dell
12 19 (1.80%) FactSet
13 18 (1.70%) Mitel
14 16 (1.51%) IBM
15 15 (1.42%) Red Hat
16 14 (1.32%) Sage
16 14 (1.32%) Sophos
17 13 (1.23%) Polycom
17 13 (1.23%) Veeam
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