The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 77 87
Rank change year-on-year +17 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.38% 0.84% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 0.86% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 14
Median salary £25,000 £22,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.35% -25.83%  
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 Kent. 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
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 660 931 1054
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.36% 98.21% 97.50%
Number of salaries quoted 569 819 938
Median salary £36,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +6.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Kent

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Kent

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 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
Folkestone - 5 £25,000 -
Dover - 3 £25,000 -
Maidstone - 3 - -
Dartford - 2 £26,500 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) MCP
1 15 (65.22%) MCSE
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (47.83%) Time Management
2 11 (47.83%) Driving Licence
2 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) LAN
4 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 3 (13.04%) Avaya
6 3 (13.04%) Apple
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.04%) Confluence
6 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.04%) JIRA
7 2 (8.70%) SCCM
7 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
7 2 (8.70%) Office 365
7 2 (8.70%) Skype
7 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (13.04%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LAN
1 5 (21.74%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) Wireless
3 2 (8.70%) DSL
3 2 (8.70%) MPLS
3 2 (8.70%) Skype
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (47.83%) Driving Licence
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Time Management
2 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) IT Strategy
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) MCP
1 15 (65.22%) MCSE
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Apple
2 3 (13.04%) Avaya
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco