Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Service Desk Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

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

Service Desk Support
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 302 322
Rank change year-on-year +5 +20 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Service Desk Support 35 33 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.32% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.33% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 27 32 44
City of London median annual salary £32,500 £32,250 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.78% +9.32% +7.27%
10th Percentile £26,050 £20,475 £22,575
90th Percentile £42,400 £42,375 £37,125
Central London median annual salary £32,500 £32,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year +1.56% +0.79% +15.45%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 10,212 10,119 13,398
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 96.59% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 9,109 9,238 11,862
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

Service Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Service Desk Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Support in the City of London

Service Desk Support
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Service Desk Support in the City of London

Service Desk Support
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Service Desk Support in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Service Desk Support in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Service Desk Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Service Desk Support in the job title.

1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
3 21 (60.00%) Citrix
4 19 (54.29%) ITIL
5 15 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 15 (42.86%) Finance
5 15 (42.86%) VMware
6 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (28.57%) Office 365
7 10 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
9 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
10 7 (20.00%) Legal
10 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 7 (20.00%) SCCM
10 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (17.14%) Cisco
12 5 (14.29%) Adobe
12 5 (14.29%) Publishing
12 5 (14.29%) Security Management
12 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (14.29%) OneDrive
12 5 (14.29%) BitLocker
13 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
13 4 (11.43%) Hedge funds
13 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
13 4 (11.43%) XenApp
13 4 (11.43%) Banking

Service Desk 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 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Office 365
2 5 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) VoIP
1 4 (11.43%) VPN
1 4 (11.43%) Wireless
2 3 (8.57%) Internet
3 2 (5.71%) DHCP
3 2 (5.71%) DNS
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) SMS
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Legal
3 5 (14.29%) Publishing
4 4 (11.43%) Back Office
4 4 (11.43%) Banking
4 4 (11.43%) Financial Institution
4 4 (11.43%) Front Office
4 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 4 (11.43%) Retail
5 3 (8.57%) Law
6 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) XML
1 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (11.43%) Hedge funds
3 3 (8.57%) iPhone
3 3 (8.57%) Reinsurance
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) BYOD
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.29%) Security Management
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL V3
4 4 (11.43%) Service Management
5 3 (8.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Change Control
6 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.86%) Chat Support
7 1 (2.86%) Coaching
7 1 (2.86%) Document Management
7 1 (2.86%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) BitLocker
4 4 (11.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Citrix
2 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) VMware
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Adobe
5 4 (11.43%) Wyse
6 3 (8.57%) iManage
7 1 (2.86%) Apple
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.86%) Sun