The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Help Desk Assistant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Assistant
Rank 910 961 983
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Help Desk Assistant 4 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.001% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.001% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 4
Median salary £17,399 £17,500 £11,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% +59.09%
UK excluding London median salary £17,399 - £11,000

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
94249 105728 111501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 79336 87614 89975
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Help Desk Assistant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Help Desk Assistant in the job title.

Help Desk Assistant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Help Desk Assistant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Help Desk Assistant within the UK.

Help Desk Assistant Salary Trend in the UK

Help Desk Assistant
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Assistant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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 +64 4 £17,399 -0.58%
North West - 2 £17,797 -
St Helens - 2 £17,797 -
Merseyside - 2 £17,797 -
Yorkshire - 1 £17,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £10,938 -
Sleaford - 1 £10,938 -
Harrogate - 1 £17,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £17,000 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £10,938 -

Help Desk Assistant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Help Desk Assistant 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 Help Desk Assistant in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) VPN

Help Desk Assistant 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) VMware