The table below looks at the statistics for the Help Desk Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Help Desk Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Help Desk Specialist
Rank 890 914 886
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Help Desk Specialist 5 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.002% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £29,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £21,000 - -

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
101264 109979 101860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.19% 94.54% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 84172 88959 84461
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Help Desk Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Help Desk Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Help Desk Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Help Desk Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Help Desk Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Help Desk Specialist
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 5 £29,000 -
London +36 3 £29,000 -
South East - 2 £21,000 -
Horsham - 2 £21,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £21,000 -

Help Desk Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Help Desk Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Help Desk Specialist in their job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) Blackberry
3 9 (69.23%) MS Office
3 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
3 9 (69.23%) Degree
3 9 (69.23%) Android
3 9 (69.23%) iPhone
3 9 (69.23%) Mac OS
3 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 9 (69.23%) Windows 8
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) AppSense
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (7.69%) 3PAR

Help Desk Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Help Desk Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Help Desk Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (69.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Blackberry
1 9 (69.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Android
2 9 (69.23%) Mac OS
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) AppSense
2 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
2 1 (7.69%) MobileIron