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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 439 420 433
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 633 715 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.69% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 573 643 661
Median salary £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,550 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

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
94677 102911 115314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.45% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79602 84497 94476
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 31 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 31 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 -24 613 £29,250 +6.36% 47
London -3 336 £32,000 - 25
South East +17 148 £26,500 +3.92% 10
City of London +33 67 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Berkshire +18 40 £29,500 +8.25% 1
Surrey +2 34 £27,042 +10.37%
Yorkshire +27 30 £24,500 -2.00% 1
West Sussex +14 30 £40,000 +66.66% 2
East of England +3 29 £26,000 +1.96% 2
South West -8 26 £24,000 +14.28% 3
Hertfordshire +20 19 £26,000 -5.45% 2
North West +15 19 £22,750 -9.00% 3
Hampshire -7 19 £26,500 +6.00% 2
West Midlands -33 17 £21,000 -16.00% 2
Watford +19 14 £26,000 -5.45%
West Yorkshire +5 14 £24,250 -3.00% 1
Andover +14 13 £26,500 - 2
Haywards Heath +13 13 £40,000 +90.47% 1
Cobham - 11 - -
East Midlands +13 10 £25,000 +11.11%
Manchester +1 10 £25,500 +13.33% 1
Leeds +9 9 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Slough +8 9 £34,000 +23.63%
Bromley +5 9 £22,500 -18.18% 1
Reading +4 9 £22,000 -4.34% 1
Kent +1 9 £21,750 -27.50% 1
Bracknell -4 9 £29,000 +7.40%
Oxfordshire -12 9 £25,000 -32.01% 2
Swindon -1 8 £24,000 -
Wiltshire -3 8 £24,000 -9.43%

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 1089 (83.51%) Windows
2 741 (56.83%) Active Directory
3 654 (50.15%) Microsoft
4 590 (45.25%) Windows 7
5 462 (35.43%) MS Office
6 329 (25.23%) MS Excel
7 324 (24.85%) Citrix
8 316 (24.23%) Windows Server
9 306 (23.47%) ITIL
10 278 (21.32%) Windows 8
11 246 (18.87%) MS Exchange
12 242 (18.56%) SCCM
13 237 (18.17%) Finance
14 226 (17.33%) VMware
15 225 (17.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 197 (15.11%) Office 365
17 188 (14.42%) Blackberry
18 187 (14.34%) Android
19 176 (13.50%) SLA
20 175 (13.42%) Windows XP
21 172 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
22 170 (13.04%) TCP/IP
23 161 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
24 144 (11.04%) Cisco
25 140 (10.74%) DNS
26 129 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
27 126 (9.66%) DHCP
27 126 (9.66%) Mac OS X
27 126 (9.66%) Apple
28 124 (9.51%) 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
1 246 (18.87%) MS Exchange
2 100 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (5.29%) Skype for Business
4 66 (5.06%) SharePoint
5 56 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 56 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 43 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (2.15%) IIS
9 6 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.15%) CMS
10 2 (0.15%) WordPress
11 1 (0.077%) Confluence
11 1 (0.077%) JBoss
11 1 (0.077%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.077%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.077%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 462 (35.43%) MS Office
2 329 (25.23%) MS Excel
3 43 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.61%) Eikon
3 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.077%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 197 (15.11%) Office 365
2 9 (0.69%) SaaS
3 7 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.15%) Dropbox
6 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.077%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 170 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 140 (10.74%) DNS
3 126 (9.66%) DHCP
4 124 (9.51%) LAN
5 96 (7.36%) VPN
5 96 (7.36%) WAN
6 72 (5.52%) Firewall
7 58 (4.45%) VoIP
8 51 (3.91%) Wireless
9 46 (3.53%) Skype
10 43 (3.30%) Internet
11 33 (2.53%) SAN
12 27 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
13 23 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (1.53%) VLAN
15 19 (1.46%) IP Telephony
16 12 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (0.69%) NAS
17 9 (0.69%) PBX
18 8 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.15%) MS Access
7 1 (0.077%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.38%) JIRA
2 2 (0.15%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.15%) MSI
2 2 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 237 (18.17%) Finance
2 78 (5.98%) Legal
3 63 (4.83%) Banking
4 45 (3.45%) Law
5 36 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.61%) Advertising
7 20 (1.53%) Games
7 20 (1.53%) Retail
8 19 (1.46%) Back Office
9 18 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.23%) Marketing
11 15 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.00%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.69%) Local Government
14 8 (0.61%) Front Office
15 7 (0.54%) Billing
15 7 (0.54%) Publishing
16 6 (0.46%) Electronics
17 4 (0.31%) Online Betting
18 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.07%) XMPP
2 7 (0.54%) COM
2 7 (0.54%) HTML
2 7 (0.54%) X-Windows
3 6 (0.46%) .NET
3 6 (0.46%) XML
4 5 (0.38%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.31%) Web Services
6 3 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.15%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (0.15%) ODBC
8 1 (0.077%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.077%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 188 (14.42%) Blackberry
2 101 (7.75%) Driving Licence
3 93 (7.13%) iPhone
4 85 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (5.21%) Smartphone
6 53 (4.06%) Video Conferencing
7 47 (3.60%) Fat Client
7 47 (3.60%) Thin Client
8 33 (2.53%) Hedge funds
9 30 (2.30%) Data Centre
10 27 (2.07%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.84%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.84%) iPad
12 23 (1.76%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.23%) Clustering
14 12 (0.92%) HP StoreVirtual
15 8 (0.61%) Handset
15 8 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
16 6 (0.46%) NHS
16 6 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1089 (83.51%) Windows
2 590 (45.25%) Windows 7
3 316 (24.23%) Windows Server
4 278 (21.32%) Windows 8
5 225 (17.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 187 (14.34%) Android
7 175 (13.42%) Windows XP
8 172 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 126 (9.66%) Mac OS X
10 111 (8.51%) Windows 10
11 102 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 94 (7.21%) Apple iOS
13 37 (2.84%) Linux
14 31 (2.38%) Mac OS
15 23 (1.76%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.46%) Unix
17 5 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
18 4 (0.31%) Windows Phone
19 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (23.47%) ITIL
2 87 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 58 (4.45%) Service Delivery
4 48 (3.68%) Asset Management
5 43 (3.30%) Incident Management
5 43 (3.30%) Service Management
6 39 (2.99%) Patch Management
7 37 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
8 34 (2.61%) ITSM
9 27 (2.07%) Problem Management
10 25 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (1.92%) Migration
11 22 (1.69%) Application Packaging
12 21 (1.61%) Data Protection
12 21 (1.61%) ITIL V3
12 21 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (1.38%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (1.30%) CRM
14 17 (1.30%) Time Management
15 16 (1.23%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (3.99%) PowerShell
2 40 (3.07%) SQL
3 21 (1.61%) C
4 20 (1.53%) VBScript
5 7 (0.54%) Java
6 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.38%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.23%) VBA
9 1 (0.077%) C#
9 1 (0.077%) C++
9 1 (0.077%) Google Apps Script
9 1 (0.077%) Python
9 1 (0.077%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 161 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (7.13%) Degree
3 65 (4.98%) MCP
4 59 (4.52%) MCSE
5 44 (3.37%) MCDST
6 32 (2.45%) Security Cleared
7 31 (2.38%) MCSA
8 26 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.92%) SC Cleared
10 24 (1.84%) CCNA
11 16 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 15 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (0.69%) HND
14 8 (0.61%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.61%) MCITP
14 8 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.54%) A+ Certification
15 7 (0.54%) MOS
16 3 (0.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (13.50%) SLA
2 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 741 (56.83%) Active Directory
2 129 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (8.13%) XenApp
4 55 (4.22%) Hyper-V
5 52 (3.99%) XenDesktop
6 29 (2.22%) vSphere
7 9 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.61%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.38%) XenServer
11 4 (0.31%) Firmware
12 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.077%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 242 (18.56%) SCCM
2 52 (3.99%) WSUS
3 25 (1.92%) AirWatch
4 14 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.00%) Backup Exec
6 8 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (0.61%) SCOM
7 7 (0.54%) DameWare
8 6 (0.46%) Casper Suite
9 4 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.31%) OpenView
9 4 (0.31%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.23%) Opsview
10 3 (0.23%) SafeCom
10 3 (0.23%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.15%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 654 (50.15%) Microsoft
2 324 (24.85%) Citrix
3 226 (17.33%) VMware
4 144 (11.04%) Cisco
5 126 (9.66%) Apple
6 92 (7.06%) HP
7 85 (6.52%) Bloomberg
8 58 (4.45%) Dell
9 51 (3.91%) Symantec
10 37 (2.84%) Reuters
11 36 (2.76%) LANDesk
12 32 (2.45%) Polycom
13 31 (2.38%) Avaya
14 25 (1.92%) Adobe
15 24 (1.84%) Mitel
16 21 (1.61%) Fidessa
17 17 (1.30%) Altiris
18 15 (1.15%) iManage
19 11 (0.84%) Intel
19 11 (0.84%) Intel Security
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £26k - 32k per year + Great benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Darwen
Capita Internal Resourcing (Capita RPO)
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000 per annum + Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wareham, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £26,000 to £28,000 per annum 33days hols,parking,pension+more
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum to £23,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + various benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago