The median annual salary for a Help Desk Support was £19,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Help Desk Support
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 95 97
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 8 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.79% 0.93% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.96% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 2
Median salary £19,000 £23,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% +15.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year - -2.22%  

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 962 1045 1213
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.69% 97.21% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 738 811 976
Median salary £44,296 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% +8.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Help Desk Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in Essex

Help Desk Support
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Help Desk Support in Essex

Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 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
Tilbury - 1 £20,500 -
Thurrock - 1 £22,500 -
Help Desk Support
East of England

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (60.00%) Office 365
3 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (20.00%) C
5 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (20.00%) Sage
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
6 1 (10.00%) Degree

Help Desk 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Sage