Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 172 146
Rank change year-on-year +35 -26 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.64% 0.26% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.27% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 20
Oxfordshire median annual salary £32,500 £34,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.80% +38.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,150 £20,975
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,650 £33,250
South East median annual salary £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year - +6.00% -5.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 2,398 3,003 2,715
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.75% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,050 2,481 2,195
Oxfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Oxfordshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Oxfordshire

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in Oxfordshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +9 5 £70,000 +16.67%
Abingdon +19 4 £32,500 +32.65%
Kidlington - 1 £52,000 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, Desktop Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
4 8 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Degree
5 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) Mac OS X
7 4 (25.00%) Apple
7 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (25.00%) SCCM
7 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (25.00%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (25.00%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
8 3 (18.75%) Skype

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (18.75%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (6.25%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (18.75%) DHCP
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (18.75%) Skype
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) VLAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (18.75%) BYOD
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (31.25%) Mac OS X
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Android
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) HND
2 3 (18.75%) MCP
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Jamf Pro
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (6.25%) Clonezilla
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Apple
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) Sophos
5 2 (12.50%) Veeam
6 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
6 1 (6.25%) WatchGuard