The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 370 340
Rank change year-on-year -25 -30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 636 767 932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.83% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.86% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 512 688 798
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
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 England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 65838 76079 82656
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in England

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in England

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in England

Desktop Support
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 348 £32,500 -1.51% 40
South East -7 103 £27,500 - 10
East of England -13 45 £25,500 -1.92% 8
West Midlands +25 37 £30,780 +41.51% 2
Yorkshire +1 32 £24,000 -2.04% 4
South West -21 31 £26,000 -7.14% 5
North West -29 24 £24,500 +11.36% 6
East Midlands +23 16 £25,000 - 3
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 908 (78.41%) Windows
2 589 (50.86%) Active Directory
3 516 (44.56%) Microsoft
4 451 (38.95%) Windows 7
5 344 (29.71%) Microsoft Office
6 307 (26.51%) Windows 10
7 237 (20.47%) Finance
8 231 (19.95%) Office 365
9 223 (19.26%) Citrix
10 217 (18.74%) SCCM
11 212 (18.31%) ITIL
12 197 (17.01%) MS Exchange
13 193 (16.67%) Windows Server
14 166 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 165 (14.25%) VMware
16 160 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
17 148 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
18 147 (12.69%) LAN
18 147 (12.69%) Windows 8
19 126 (10.88%) DNS
20 121 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
21 118 (10.19%) DHCP
22 112 (9.67%) TCP/IP
22 112 (9.67%) PowerShell
23 106 (9.15%) WAN
24 103 (8.89%) Apple
25 99 (8.55%) SLA
26 97 (8.38%) Cisco
27 96 (8.29%) SQL Server
28 92 (7.94%) Degree

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 197 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 69 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (3.71%) SharePoint
4 33 (2.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 30 (2.59%) Skype for Business
6 28 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.12%) IIS
10 9 (0.78%) Confluence
11 8 (0.69%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.17%) Apache
13 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 344 (29.71%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.17%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.17%) Revit
8 1 (0.086%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.26%) Eikon
5 1 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 231 (19.95%) Office 365
2 36 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.60%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.52%) OneDrive
5 6 (0.52%) SaaS
6 4 (0.35%) iTunes
7 3 (0.26%) Dropbox
8 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.17%) G Suite
9 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.086%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.086%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.086%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (12.69%) LAN
2 126 (10.88%) DNS
3 118 (10.19%) DHCP
4 112 (9.67%) TCP/IP
5 106 (9.15%) WAN
6 71 (6.13%) Firewall
7 61 (5.27%) VPN
8 52 (4.49%) VoIP
9 51 (4.40%) Wireless
10 48 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (2.76%) Skype
12 25 (2.16%) WLAN
13 20 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
14 16 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (1.30%) PBX
16 13 (1.12%) Internet
16 13 (1.12%) Network Security
16 13 (1.12%) SAN
17 12 (1.04%) Unified Communications
18 11 (0.95%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.17%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.086%) MySQL
9 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (3.11%) MSI
2 12 (1.04%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.86%) JIRA
4 7 (0.60%) Moq
5 6 (0.52%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.52%) NetBeans
6 5 (0.43%) Subversion
7 4 (0.35%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.17%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.17%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.17%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.17%) Selenium
8 2 (0.17%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.17%) Trac
9 1 (0.086%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 237 (20.47%) Finance
2 79 (6.82%) Banking
3 54 (4.66%) Law
4 52 (4.49%) Legal
5 36 (3.11%) Retail
6 30 (2.59%) Investment Banking
7 24 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.64%) Publishing
10 14 (1.21%) Games
10 14 (1.21%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.78%) Back Office
13 8 (0.69%) Advertising
14 6 (0.52%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.35%) Automotive
15 4 (0.35%) Marketing
15 4 (0.35%) Military
16 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.71%) WPF
2 41 (3.54%) .NET
3 32 (2.76%) WinForms
4 21 (1.81%) HTML
5 20 (1.73%) ASP.NET
6 17 (1.47%) CSS
7 16 (1.38%) WCF
8 14 (1.21%) XML
9 13 (1.12%) Software Packaging
10 12 (1.04%) .NET Framework
11 11 (0.95%) Entity Framework
11 11 (0.95%) Web Services
12 10 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (0.69%) RESTful
14 7 (0.60%) Ninject
15 5 (0.43%) jQuery
16 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 3 (0.26%) HTML5
16 3 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 3 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.08%) Blackberry
2 75 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.58%) Fat Client
3 53 (4.58%) Smartphone
3 53 (4.58%) Thin Client
4 38 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
5 35 (3.02%) User Experience
6 34 (2.94%) Driving Licence
6 34 (2.94%) Hedge funds
7 29 (2.50%) Data Centre
8 28 (2.42%) iPad
9 25 (2.16%) iPhone
10 21 (1.81%) BYOD
10 21 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (0.60%) EPoS
13 7 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.60%) RSA SecurID
14 6 (0.52%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 908 (78.41%) Windows
2 451 (38.95%) Windows 7
3 307 (26.51%) Windows 10
4 193 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 166 (14.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 160 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 147 (12.69%) Windows 8
8 87 (7.51%) Android
9 73 (6.30%) Mac OS X
10 54 (4.66%) Apple iOS
11 40 (3.45%) Windows XP
12 38 (3.28%) Mac OS
13 36 (3.11%) Linux
14 25 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (1.38%) Unix
16 9 (0.78%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.17%) BlackBerry OS
18 1 (0.086%) Mac OS X Server
18 1 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (18.31%) ITIL
2 89 (7.69%) Service Management
3 61 (5.27%) Service Delivery
4 52 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
5 46 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (3.97%) Asset Management
5 46 (3.97%) Incident Management
6 45 (3.89%) Project Management
7 43 (3.71%) ITSM
8 42 (3.63%) Application Packaging
9 37 (3.20%) Mobile Device Management
9 37 (3.20%) Time Management
10 32 (2.76%) Configuration Management
11 29 (2.50%) ITIL V3
12 26 (2.25%) Change Management
13 24 (2.07%) Process Improvement
14 23 (1.99%) Software Deployment
15 21 (1.81%) Problem Management
16 20 (1.73%) Functional Testing
16 20 (1.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 112 (9.67%) PowerShell
2 64 (5.53%) SQL
3 59 (5.09%) C#
4 23 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 22 (1.90%) Java
6 16 (1.38%) C++
6 16 (1.38%) Shell Script
7 13 (1.12%) C
7 13 (1.12%) Python
7 13 (1.12%) VB
8 9 (0.78%) VBScript
9 8 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.52%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.35%) VBA
12 1 (0.086%) ANSI C
12 1 (0.086%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.086%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.086%) Perl
12 1 (0.086%) PHP
12 1 (0.086%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 148 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (7.94%) Degree
3 78 (6.74%) MCSE
4 63 (5.44%) MCP
5 41 (3.54%) Security Cleared
6 35 (3.02%) SC Cleared
7 33 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
8 29 (2.50%) MCSA
9 21 (1.81%) MCDST
10 18 (1.55%) MCITP
11 17 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (1.38%) CCNA
13 15 (1.30%) A+ Certification
13 15 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (0.86%) DBS Check
15 9 (0.78%) CCA
15 9 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 5 (0.43%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (8.55%) SLA
2 21 (1.81%) QA
3 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.086%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 589 (50.86%) Active Directory
2 121 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (6.65%) XenApp
4 72 (6.22%) Hyper-V
5 60 (5.18%) XenDesktop
6 41 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (2.85%) vSphere
8 20 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.69%) Docker
12 7 (0.60%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.52%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.17%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.086%) Xen
Systems Management
1 217 (18.74%) SCCM
2 32 (2.76%) Backup Exec
3 29 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (1.38%) WSUS
5 15 (1.30%) SCOM
6 12 (1.04%) AirWatch
7 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (0.69%) XenMobile
9 6 (0.52%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.43%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.43%) Malwarebytes
11 4 (0.35%) IBM BigFix
11 4 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.26%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
13 2 (0.17%) SCSM
14 1 (0.086%) Jamf Pro
14 1 (0.086%) SafeCom
14 1 (0.086%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 516 (44.56%) Microsoft
2 223 (19.26%) Citrix
3 165 (14.25%) VMware
4 103 (8.89%) Apple
5 97 (8.38%) Cisco
6 53 (4.58%) HP
7 40 (3.45%) Bloomberg
7 40 (3.45%) Symantec
8 39 (3.37%) Reuters
9 37 (3.20%) AppSense
10 34 (2.94%) Remedy
11 32 (2.76%) Intel
12 26 (2.25%) Dell
12 26 (2.25%) ServiceNow
13 24 (2.07%) Avaya
14 17 (1.47%) LANDesk
15 15 (1.30%) Adobe
15 15 (1.30%) iManage
15 15 (1.30%) MobileIron
16 14 (1.21%) CA
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
East London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
The Workshop
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + great benefits package!
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £25-30k+
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 per annum + pension, bonus, gym, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Advanced
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + excllnt benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Advanced
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Cyber Team
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £34,000 per annum + 5% Bonus, Childcare vouchers, Free Gym, Shares
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago