The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 63 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.02% - 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% - 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 3
Average salary £27,500 - £22,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 - £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £28,250 - £25,300
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,075
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Job Titles Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
574 303 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.63% 95.28% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 416 228 232
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Desktop Support
Hertfordshire

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 24 July 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 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (73.08%) VMware
2 19 (73.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (65.38%) Windows
4 14 (53.85%) Citrix
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (46.15%) Software Deployment
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 5 (19.23%) Terminal Services
7 5 (19.23%) ITIL
7 5 (19.23%) DNS
7 5 (19.23%) DHCP
8 4 (15.38%) VPN
8 4 (15.38%) C
8 4 (15.38%) Linux
8 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
8 4 (15.38%) ISDN
8 4 (15.38%) LAN
8 4 (15.38%) PBX
8 4 (15.38%) VoIP
8 4 (15.38%) WAN
8 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (15.38%) MPLS
8 4 (15.38%) Firewall
8 4 (15.38%) Workflow
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 4 (15.38%) Lync
1 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
1 5 (19.23%) DHCP
2 4 (15.38%) VPN
2 4 (15.38%) ISDN
2 4 (15.38%) LAN
2 4 (15.38%) PBX
2 4 (15.38%) VoIP
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 4 (15.38%) MPLS
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) VLAN
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Software Deployment
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 4 (15.38%) Workflow
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) QMS
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (73.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) Terminal Services
4 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Citrix
3 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.69%) Amdocs