The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 81 93
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.85% 0.89% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.94% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 4
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +109.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £25,000 £22,738
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £65,625 £26,875
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 Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 906 959 1187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.77% 95.33% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3374 4098 4994
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,750 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Essex

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Essex

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Essex

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

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in Essex

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Essex 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
Chelmsford - 3 £30,750 -
Saffron Walden - 3 £40,000 -
Harlow -5 1 £27,500 -8.33%
Desktop Support
East of England

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

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 Essex region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) Mitel
7 4 (26.67%) Wireless
7 4 (26.67%) Apple
7 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
7 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) XenApp
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
8 3 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
8 3 (20.00%) C
8 3 (20.00%) C#
8 3 (20.00%) C++
8 3 (20.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) LAN

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Wireless
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Unix
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCDST
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) Mitel
3 4 (26.67%) Apple
4 3 (20.00%) BMC
4 3 (20.00%) Remedy
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) AppSense
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
5 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.67%) Wyse