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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 74 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.32% 1.09% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.10% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Average salary £25,500 £27,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £24,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +4.08%
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
588 362 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 94.99% 98.37% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 442 281 322
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) DHCP
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 7 (70.00%) Terminal Services
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
4 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 6 (60.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (60.00%) Retail
4 6 (60.00%) PaaS
4 6 (60.00%) MPLS
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) VLAN
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (60.00%) Lync
4 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
4 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (60.00%) Coaching
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (60.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
1 7 (70.00%) DHCP
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) MPLS
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) VLAN
2 6 (60.00%) ISDN
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) PBX
2 6 (60.00%) VoIP
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 6 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
1 6 (60.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Terminal Services
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Remedy