The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
UK / England
Rank 500 422 384
Rank change year-on-year -78 -38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 348 650 782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.67% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.70% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 319 575 677
Median salary £27,500 £29,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.17% +1.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,450 £45,000
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 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 76808 93068 95575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64249 78721 78814
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -39 193 £31,000 -1.58% 21
South East -27 61 £25,000 -9.09% 6
East of England -9 30 £24,500 -7.54% 3
South West +22 26 £25,000 -5.66% 5
West Midlands +23 13 £25,000 +4.16% 3
North West -29 13 £21,000 -10.63%
East Midlands -5 9 £22,250 -31.53% 2
Yorkshire +9 4 £21,250 -12.37% 2
North East +2 1 £19,000 -9.52% 1
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 740 (83.62%) Windows
2 502 (56.72%) Active Directory
3 437 (49.38%) Microsoft
4 371 (41.92%) Windows 7
5 324 (36.61%) MS Office
6 250 (28.25%) MS Excel
7 206 (23.28%) ITIL
8 184 (20.79%) Windows 10
9 172 (19.44%) Office 365
10 170 (19.21%) MS Exchange
11 164 (18.53%) Windows Server
12 152 (17.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 151 (17.06%) Windows 8
13 151 (17.06%) Finance
14 146 (16.50%) Citrix
15 141 (15.93%) VMware
16 133 (15.03%) Windows Server 2012
17 130 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
18 121 (13.67%) SCCM
19 117 (13.22%) TCP/IP
20 105 (11.86%) LAN
21 97 (10.96%) WAN
22 85 (9.60%) Apple
23 83 (9.38%) Cisco
23 83 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
24 75 (8.47%) DNS
24 75 (8.47%) MCSE
25 73 (8.25%) SLA
26 72 (8.14%) Firewall
27 70 (7.91%) MCP

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 170 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 67 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 29 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.49%) Skype for Business
6 21 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (0.68%) IBM Domino
8 5 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.45%) IIS
10 3 (0.34%) Apache
10 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 324 (36.61%) MS Office
2 250 (28.25%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.79%) MS Project
5 3 (0.34%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (0.56%) Eikon
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 172 (19.44%) Office 365
2 35 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.02%) Dropbox
4 6 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.56%) G Suite
6 4 (0.45%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.45%) SaaS
7 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.23%) Yammer
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 117 (13.22%) TCP/IP
2 105 (11.86%) LAN
3 97 (10.96%) WAN
4 75 (8.47%) DNS
5 72 (8.14%) Firewall
6 66 (7.46%) DHCP
7 62 (7.01%) VPN
8 44 (4.97%) Wireless
9 40 (4.52%) VoIP
10 32 (3.62%) Internet
11 20 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (2.26%) WLAN
12 18 (2.03%) IP Telephony
13 17 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (1.47%) Network Security
15 12 (1.36%) Skype
16 9 (1.02%) PBX
16 9 (1.02%) SAN
16 9 (1.02%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.34%) FileMaker
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.47%) MSI
2 2 (0.23%) FrontPage
2 2 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
General
1 151 (17.06%) Finance
2 50 (5.65%) Banking
3 32 (3.62%) Legal
4 30 (3.39%) Law
5 17 (1.92%) Retail
6 12 (1.36%) Advertising
6 12 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.79%) Back Office
9 6 (0.68%) Games
9 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.45%) Publishing
11 3 (0.34%) Automotive
11 3 (0.34%) Marketing
11 3 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.23%) Front Office
12 2 (0.23%) German Language
12 2 (0.23%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.24%) Software Packaging
2 5 (0.56%) REST
2 5 (0.56%) SOAP
2 5 (0.56%) Web Services
3 4 (0.45%) LINQ
4 3 (0.34%) HTML
4 3 (0.34%) XMPP
5 2 (0.23%) Java SE
5 2 (0.23%) XML
6 1 (0.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.57%) Fat Client
1 67 (7.57%) Thin Client
2 47 (5.31%) Smartphone
3 46 (5.20%) Blackberry
4 44 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (4.75%) Hedge funds
6 34 (3.84%) iPhone
7 24 (2.71%) Driving Licence
7 24 (2.71%) Management Information System
8 23 (2.60%) User Experience
8 23 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
9 22 (2.49%) iPad
10 14 (1.58%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.47%) BYOD
12 10 (1.13%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.13%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.02%) Biotechnology
13 9 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
14 5 (0.56%) EPoS
14 5 (0.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 740 (83.62%) Windows
2 371 (41.92%) Windows 7
3 184 (20.79%) Windows 10
4 164 (18.53%) Windows Server
5 152 (17.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 151 (17.06%) Windows 8
7 133 (15.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (7.68%) Android
9 61 (6.89%) Windows XP
10 58 (6.55%) Mac OS X
11 48 (5.42%) Linux
12 44 (4.97%) Apple iOS
13 43 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (2.37%) Mac OS
15 18 (2.03%) Windows Vista
16 9 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.68%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.45%) Solaris
18 4 (0.45%) Unix
19 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (23.28%) ITIL
2 49 (5.54%) Service Management
3 34 (3.84%) Incident Management
4 32 (3.62%) Asset Management
4 32 (3.62%) Investment Management
5 31 (3.50%) Service Delivery
6 30 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 27 (3.05%) ITIL V3
8 22 (2.49%) Problem Management
9 19 (2.15%) Change Management
9 19 (2.15%) CRM
9 19 (2.15%) Time Management
10 18 (2.03%) Application Packaging
11 15 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
11 15 (1.69%) Project Management
12 14 (1.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (1.58%) Fund Management
13 12 (1.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (1.36%) Software Distribution
14 11 (1.24%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 58 (6.55%) PowerShell
2 37 (4.18%) SQL
3 9 (1.02%) C
4 6 (0.68%) VBA
5 5 (0.56%) VBScript
6 3 (0.34%) Perl
6 3 (0.34%) Python
7 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.23%) PHP
7 2 (0.23%) R
7 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.11%) C#
8 1 (0.11%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (14.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (8.47%) MCSE
3 70 (7.91%) MCP
4 49 (5.54%) Security Cleared
5 45 (5.08%) Degree
6 37 (4.18%) SC Cleared
7 33 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (1.81%) MCITP
9 15 (1.69%) MCSA
10 14 (1.58%) MCDST
11 11 (1.24%) A+ Certification
12 10 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (1.02%) CCNA
14 8 (0.90%) MCTS
15 7 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.68%) IBM Certification
17 5 (0.56%) CISSP
17 5 (0.56%) DBS Check
17 5 (0.56%) MOS
17 5 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (8.25%) SLA
2 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.23%) QA
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 502 (56.72%) Active Directory
2 83 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 48 (5.42%) XenApp
5 37 (4.18%) XenDesktop
6 20 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (1.47%) vSphere
8 12 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.56%) Firmware
12 4 (0.45%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.45%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.34%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 121 (13.67%) SCCM
2 16 (1.81%) Backup Exec
3 14 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.13%) WSUS
6 8 (0.90%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.68%) SCOM
7 6 (0.68%) ZENworks
8 4 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.45%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.11%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.11%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.11%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 437 (49.38%) Microsoft
2 146 (16.50%) Citrix
3 141 (15.93%) VMware
4 85 (9.60%) Apple
5 83 (9.38%) Cisco
6 65 (7.34%) Bloomberg
7 59 (6.67%) Reuters
8 53 (5.99%) Intel
9 34 (3.84%) HP
10 22 (2.49%) Avaya
10 22 (2.49%) Symantec
11 20 (2.26%) Dell
12 19 (2.15%) FactSet
12 19 (2.15%) Mitel
13 18 (2.03%) Intel Security
14 16 (1.81%) Sophos
15 14 (1.58%) IBM
16 12 (1.36%) Veeam
17 11 (1.24%) Adobe
18 10 (1.13%) Google
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Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
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Salary: £22500 - £27000 per annum
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus & benefits
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Harlow, Essex
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £28,000 per annum + Bonus + Good Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Penison, Bonus, etc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
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Salary: up to £23k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £33000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + bens
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Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £28k - 32k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £28-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £30k - 32k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Hh Global
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kettering
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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London
Talent Point
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
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