The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Watford region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 45 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.64% 0.62% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 0.62% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 15
Median salary £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% -
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Desktop Support
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region. 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
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
481 485 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 97.57% 99.59% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 407 354 464
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of job ads across the Watford region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Watford region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Watford

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 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 across the Watford region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 6 (35.29%) Smartphone
4 6 (35.29%) WSUS
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) DHCP
6 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
7 3 (17.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (17.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
7 3 (17.65%) Skype
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
7 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
8 2 (11.76%) MS Office
8 2 (11.76%) LAN
8 2 (11.76%) WAN
8 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
8 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) VPN
2 4 (23.53%) DHCP
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) Skype
4 2 (11.76%) DSL
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) MPLS
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 1 (5.88%) Intranet
5 1 (5.88%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (17.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCSA
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) VMware