The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 76 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.86% 1.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.35% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
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
562 517 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 97.06% 98.29% 94.17%
Number of salaries quoted 455 374 258
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Watford region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Watford

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited Desktop Support 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 Desktop Support in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) ACSP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) iPhone
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) WSUS
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Lync
5 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited Desktop Support 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 Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) Skype
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) DSL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
1 2 (28.57%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco