The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 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
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 278 247
Rank change year-on-year -9 -31  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 108 163 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.89% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.91% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86 146 199
Median salary £27,500 £26,583 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% -1.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £46,500 £40,000
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 the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14084 17831 20749
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.53% 96.94% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11801 15169 16871
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the South East

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in the South East

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in the South East

Desktop Support
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Hampshire +36 29 £28,000 +5.66% 2
Surrey +31 24 £32,000 - 1
Berkshire +18 19 £25,470 -12.17% 1
Kent +19 16 £25,000 +12.35%
West Sussex -13 6 £22,500 -43.75%
Buckinghamshire -16 5 £22,500 -6.25% 3
East Sussex +17 4 £30,000 +33.33%
Oxfordshire 0 4 £20,750 -17.00% 4
Sussex -3 1 £37,500 +50.00%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 147 (72.77%) Windows
2 94 (46.53%) Microsoft
2 94 (46.53%) Active Directory
3 63 (31.19%) Windows 7
4 49 (24.26%) LAN
5 48 (23.76%) Windows 10
6 44 (21.78%) Office 365
7 40 (19.80%) Microsoft Office
8 39 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (15.84%) Finance
10 32 (15.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (14.85%) TCP/IP
12 28 (13.86%) Windows Server
13 26 (12.87%) VMware
13 26 (12.87%) WAN
13 26 (12.87%) ITIL
14 23 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (11.39%) Windows 8
14 23 (11.39%) Apple iOS
15 22 (10.89%) Hyper-V
15 22 (10.89%) MS Exchange
15 22 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (10.40%) MCP
16 21 (10.40%) SQL Server
16 21 (10.40%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (9.90%) .NET
17 20 (9.90%) C#
17 20 (9.90%) Security Cleared
18 19 (9.41%) SCCM

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (10.89%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.47%) Apache Solr
3 7 (3.47%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.49%) Confluence
5 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.49%) IIS
6 2 (0.99%) Apache
6 2 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 40 (19.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (21.78%) Office 365
2 15 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.99%) Dropbox
3 2 (0.99%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.50%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (24.26%) LAN
2 30 (14.85%) TCP/IP
3 26 (12.87%) WAN
4 21 (10.40%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (7.92%) WLAN
6 15 (7.43%) DNS
6 15 (7.43%) Firewall
7 14 (6.93%) DHCP
8 12 (5.94%) VPN
9 9 (4.46%) Wireless
10 6 (2.97%) Skype
11 3 (1.49%) Internet
11 3 (1.49%) VoIP
12 2 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.99%) DSL
12 2 (0.99%) MPLS
12 2 (0.99%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.99%) Network Security
12 2 (0.99%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (0.99%) FileMaker
2 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Moq
2 6 (2.97%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.49%) JIRA
4 2 (0.99%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.99%) Subversion
4 2 (0.99%) Trac
General
1 32 (15.84%) Finance
2 8 (3.96%) Financial Institution
2 8 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.97%) Banking
3 6 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (0.99%) German Language
4 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.50%) Advertising
5 1 (0.50%) Automotive
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) Billing
5 1 (0.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.90%) .NET
2 18 (8.91%) WPF
3 16 (7.92%) WinForms
4 13 (6.44%) XML
5 11 (5.45%) .NET Framework
6 10 (4.95%) ASP.NET
6 10 (4.95%) WCF
6 10 (4.95%) Web Services
7 9 (4.46%) Entity Framework
8 8 (3.96%) CSS
8 8 (3.96%) HTML
9 7 (3.47%) Ninject
10 2 (0.99%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.99%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.99%) jQuery
10 2 (0.99%) JSON
10 2 (0.99%) JSP
10 2 (0.99%) RESTful
10 2 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.44%) Driving Licence
3 10 (4.95%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.96%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.98%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.49%) Biotechnology
7 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.99%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.50%) BYOD
9 1 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 147 (72.77%) Windows
2 63 (31.19%) Windows 7
3 48 (23.76%) Windows 10
4 39 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (18.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (13.86%) Windows Server
7 23 (11.39%) Apple iOS
7 23 (11.39%) Windows 8
8 16 (7.92%) Android
9 11 (5.45%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.48%) Linux
12 4 (1.98%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.49%) Unix
13 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.99%) BlackBerry OS
15 1 (0.50%) MVS
15 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.87%) ITIL
2 14 (6.93%) Time Management
3 12 (5.94%) Service Delivery
4 10 (4.95%) Workflow
5 9 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (3.96%) Case Management
6 8 (3.96%) TDD
7 7 (3.47%) MVVM
7 7 (3.47%) Software Deployment
8 6 (2.97%) Data Protection
8 6 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.97%) User Stories
9 5 (2.48%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (1.98%) ITIL V3
11 3 (1.49%) IT Strategy
11 3 (1.49%) MVC
11 3 (1.49%) Patch Management
11 3 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (1.49%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.90%) C#
2 8 (3.96%) SQL
3 7 (3.47%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.99%) C++
4 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.99%) VBScript
5 1 (0.50%) PHP
5 1 (0.50%) Python
5 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (15.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (10.40%) MCP
3 20 (9.90%) Security Cleared
4 17 (8.42%) Degree
4 17 (8.42%) SC Cleared
5 15 (7.43%) MCSE
6 8 (3.96%) MCSA
7 6 (2.97%) MCDST
8 4 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.49%) MCITP
9 3 (1.49%) MCTS
10 2 (0.99%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.99%) CCNA
10 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.50%) ISEB
11 1 (0.50%) VCP4
11 1 (0.50%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 94 (46.53%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.89%) Hyper-V
2 22 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (1.49%) XenApp
3 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.99%) Docker
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.99%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.99%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (9.41%) SCCM
2 3 (1.49%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.99%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.99%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.50%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 94 (46.53%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.87%) VMware
3 15 (7.43%) Apple
4 13 (6.44%) Citrix
5 8 (3.96%) Remedy
6 7 (3.47%) Avaya
6 7 (3.47%) Cisco
7 5 (2.48%) HP
7 5 (2.48%) Symantec
8 4 (1.98%) Sophos
9 3 (1.49%) LANDesk
9 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.49%) Spiceworks
9 3 (1.49%) Veeam
10 2 (0.99%) IBM
11 1 (0.50%) Adobe
11 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.50%) Dell
11 1 (0.50%) NetApp
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Posted: 14 hours ago
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Oxfordshire
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Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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