The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Desktop Support
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 185 236
Rank change year-on-year -5 +51  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 43 81 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 1.27% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.32% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 41 72 75
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,250 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £26,500 £26,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4929 6144 9676
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.34% 96.14% 94.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4401 5597 8291
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the City of London

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the City of London.

Salary trend for Desktop Support in the City of London

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in the City of London

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 81 (87.10%) Windows
2 55 (59.14%) Active Directory
3 46 (49.46%) Microsoft
4 39 (41.94%) Windows 7
5 38 (40.86%) Finance
6 37 (39.78%) Citrix
7 34 (36.56%) Windows 10
8 30 (32.26%) Windows Server
9 27 (29.03%) ITIL
9 27 (29.03%) SCCM
10 25 (26.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (24.73%) VMware
11 23 (24.73%) Office 365
12 21 (22.58%) Blackberry
12 21 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
13 20 (21.51%) MS Exchange
14 18 (19.35%) Banking
14 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (19.35%) PowerShell
14 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (17.20%) Hyper-V
16 14 (15.05%) Android
16 14 (15.05%) Firewall
17 13 (13.98%) Cisco
18 12 (12.90%) iPhone
19 11 (11.83%) Mobile Device Management
19 11 (11.83%) DNS
20 10 (10.75%) Degree
21 9 (9.68%) Windows 8

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 20 (21.51%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.38%) IIS
3 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.30%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.73%) Office 365
2 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.05%) Firewall
2 11 (11.83%) DNS
3 9 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.45%) DHCP
4 6 (6.45%) Network Security
4 6 (6.45%) SAN
4 6 (6.45%) VPN
5 5 (5.38%) VoIP
6 4 (4.30%) VLAN
6 4 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (4.30%) Wireless
7 3 (3.23%) LAN
8 2 (2.15%) NAS
8 2 (2.15%) WAN
9 1 (1.08%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (1.08%) Internet
9 1 (1.08%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.08%) PBX
9 1 (1.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MSI
General
1 38 (40.86%) Finance
2 18 (19.35%) Banking
3 8 (8.60%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.53%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.38%) Law
6 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.15%) Legal
7 1 (1.08%) Back Office
7 1 (1.08%) Games
7 1 (1.08%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.08%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.58%) Blackberry
2 12 (12.90%) iPhone
3 4 (4.30%) Equities
3 4 (4.30%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.30%) iPad
3 4 (4.30%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.23%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.23%) User Experience
4 3 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.15%) Robotics
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 81 (87.10%) Windows
2 39 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 34 (36.56%) Windows 10
4 30 (32.26%) Windows Server
5 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (15.05%) Android
7 9 (9.68%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.23%) Linux
8 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.15%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.03%) ITIL
2 11 (11.83%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (8.60%) Service Management
4 7 (7.53%) Asset Management
5 6 (6.45%) Application Packaging
6 5 (5.38%) Migration
7 4 (4.30%) Contract Management
8 3 (3.23%) Consumerization
8 3 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.23%) Process Management
8 3 (3.23%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.23%) Visualisation
9 2 (2.15%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.15%) Change Control
9 2 (2.15%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.15%) Investment Management
9 2 (2.15%) MOF
9 2 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.15%) Software License Management
10 1 (1.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.30%) VBA
3 3 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (1.08%) C#
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.08%) VB
4 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (26.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.75%) Degree
3 7 (7.53%) CCNA
3 7 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.53%) MCSE
4 4 (4.30%) MCP
5 3 (3.23%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.23%) MCSA
6 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.15%) MCTS
6 2 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.08%) CCA
7 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.08%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.08%) MCITP
7 1 (1.08%) MOS
7 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (59.14%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.20%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.53%) XenApp
5 6 (6.45%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.15%) vSphere
9 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (29.03%) SCCM
2 4 (4.30%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.15%) SCOM
4 2 (2.15%) SCSM
5 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (49.46%) Microsoft
2 37 (39.78%) Citrix
3 23 (24.73%) VMware
4 13 (13.98%) Cisco
5 7 (7.53%) Apple
6 6 (6.45%) Bloomberg
7 5 (5.38%) HP
7 5 (5.38%) Reuters
8 4 (4.30%) MobileIron
9 3 (3.23%) Lumension
9 3 (3.23%) Symantec
10 2 (2.15%) CA
10 2 (2.15%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (2.15%) Intel
10 2 (2.15%) Remedy
10 2 (2.15%) Samsung
10 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.08%) NetApp
11 1 (1.08%) Sage
11 1 (1.08%) SonicWALL
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