The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Specialist was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Specialist
UK
Rank 859 958 936
Rank change year-on-year +99 -22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 8 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.006% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 18
Median salary £27,500 £35,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.42% +75.00%  
UK excluding London median salary - £45,000 £20,000
% change year-on-year - +125.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Desktop Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Specialist in the UK

Desktop Support Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Specialist in the UK

Desktop Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support Specialist in the UK

Desktop Support Specialist
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +94 8 £27,500 -21.42% 1
London +78 8 £27,500 -21.42% 1
City of London - 2 £37,500 - 1

Desktop Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Desktop Support Specialist 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 featuring Desktop Support Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (50.00%) Mac OS X
5 7 (50.00%) Blackberry
5 7 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) MCDST
6 6 (42.86%) LANDesk
6 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
6 6 (42.86%) Office 365
6 6 (42.86%) Mac OS
6 6 (42.86%) Android
6 6 (42.86%) Apple
6 6 (42.86%) Adobe
6 6 (42.86%) VoIP
7 5 (35.71%) ITIL
7 5 (35.71%) SCCM
8 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
9 3 (21.43%) MS Office
10 2 (14.29%) SQL
10 2 (14.29%) GSM
10 2 (14.29%) MCSA
10 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 2 (14.29%) Cognizant
10 2 (14.29%) DHCP

Desktop Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) GSM
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 7 (50.00%) Mac OS X
3 7 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 6 (42.86%) Android
4 6 (42.86%) Mac OS
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.14%) Linux
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) DNA
4 1 (7.14%) Document Management
4 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (42.86%) MCDST
3 2 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) Adobe
3 6 (42.86%) Apple
3 6 (42.86%) LANDesk
4 2 (14.29%) Cognizant
4 2 (14.29%) Polycom
5 1 (7.14%) VMware