The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £34,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 200 190
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 30 69 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 0.97% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.01% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 28 63 120
Median salary £34,500 £32,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.15% -26.13%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,175 £28,000 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00%  

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 4912 6830 9955
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.81% 95.66% 95.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4511 6105 8479
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 56 (82.35%) Windows
2 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 37 (54.41%) Microsoft
4 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
5 28 (41.18%) Citrix
6 27 (39.71%) MS Excel
7 25 (36.76%) Finance
8 22 (32.35%) MS Office
9 20 (29.41%) MS Exchange
10 19 (27.94%) ITIL
10 19 (27.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
11 14 (20.59%) Windows Server
12 13 (19.12%) Windows 10
12 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (19.12%) Banking
13 12 (17.65%) VMware
14 10 (14.71%) Bloomberg
15 9 (13.24%) Blackberry
15 9 (13.24%) Service Management
16 8 (11.76%) Reuters
16 8 (11.76%) Apple
16 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
16 8 (11.76%) Degree
16 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (10.29%) XenApp
17 7 (10.29%) MCSE
17 7 (10.29%) Law
17 7 (10.29%) Firewall
18 6 (8.82%) Legal

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 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.94%) Apache
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (39.71%) MS Excel
2 22 (32.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.29%) Firewall
3 6 (8.82%) VPN
4 5 (7.35%) LAN
5 4 (5.88%) DNS
5 4 (5.88%) Internet
5 4 (5.88%) VoIP
6 3 (4.41%) DHCP
6 3 (4.41%) SAN
6 3 (4.41%) SMTP
6 3 (4.41%) WAN
6 3 (4.41%) Wireless
7 2 (2.94%) FTP
7 2 (2.94%) HTTP
7 2 (2.94%) NAS
7 2 (2.94%) SNMP
8 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.47%) Network Security
8 1 (1.47%) SSL
8 1 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) FrontPage
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 25 (36.76%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Banking
3 7 (10.29%) Law
4 6 (8.82%) Legal
5 3 (4.41%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.94%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.94%) Publishing
6 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.47%) Advertising
7 1 (1.47%) Back Office
7 1 (1.47%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) HTML
1 2 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.82%) iPhone
3 5 (7.35%) Fat Client
3 5 (7.35%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.88%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.41%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.94%) iPad
6 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.47%) Equities
7 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.47%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 56 (82.35%) Windows
2 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
3 14 (20.59%) Windows Server
4 13 (19.12%) Windows 10
4 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.35%) Android
6 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
6 5 (7.35%) Linux
6 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.47%) Unix
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Service Management
3 6 (8.82%) Migration
4 5 (7.35%) Application Packaging
5 4 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.41%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.94%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.94%) Web Development
8 1 (1.47%) Coaching
8 1 (1.47%) Contract Management
8 1 (1.47%) Investment Management
8 1 (1.47%) ISMS
8 1 (1.47%) IT Strategy
8 1 (1.47%) Line Management
8 1 (1.47%) Presales
8 1 (1.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
1 6 (8.82%) VBA
2 4 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (27.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.76%) Degree
3 7 (10.29%) MCSE
4 5 (7.35%) MCP
5 4 (5.88%) MOS
6 3 (4.41%) A+ Certification
6 3 (4.41%) MCITP
6 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.94%) MCTS
7 2 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.47%) CCNA
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) XenApp
3 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.82%) XenDesktop
4 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.47%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 37 (54.41%) Microsoft
2 28 (41.18%) Citrix
3 12 (17.65%) VMware
4 10 (14.71%) Bloomberg
5 8 (11.76%) Apple
5 8 (11.76%) Reuters
6 6 (8.82%) Sage
7 5 (7.35%) Cisco
8 2 (2.94%) Avaya
8 2 (2.94%) Interwoven
8 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.94%) Trend Micro
8 2 (2.94%) Veeam
9 1 (1.47%) Acronis
9 1 (1.47%) HP
9 1 (1.47%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.47%) Samsung
9 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.47%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) WatchGuard
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