The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 394 373 351
Rank change year-on-year -21 -22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 676 791 982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.81% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.84% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 555 710 843
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,450 £51,375 £48,750
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. 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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the UK

Desktop Support
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in the UK

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in the UK

Desktop Support
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -24 630 £30,000 - 73
London -14 342 £32,500 -1.51% 41
UK excluding London -21 308 £26,500 - 35
South East -8 103 £27,500 +2.64% 9
North of England -4 57 £24,000 -2.04% 7
Midlands +23 53 £30,000 +29.44% 5
East of England -17 44 £25,000 -3.84% 6
South West -16 31 £26,000 -7.14% 5
Scotland +9 13 £25,000 -20.63% 1
Northern Ireland -3 4 £26,000 -13.33%
Wales +4 3 £23,000 -11.53% 2

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 965 (78.26%) Windows
2 636 (51.58%) Active Directory
3 534 (43.31%) Microsoft
4 484 (39.25%) Windows 7
5 367 (29.76%) Microsoft Office
6 316 (25.63%) Windows 10
7 259 (21.01%) Finance
8 248 (20.11%) Citrix
9 242 (19.63%) Office 365
10 232 (18.82%) ITIL
11 231 (18.73%) SCCM
12 217 (17.60%) Windows Server
13 208 (16.87%) MS Exchange
14 174 (14.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 173 (14.03%) VMware
16 171 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
17 164 (13.30%) LAN
18 160 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
19 158 (12.81%) Windows 8
20 138 (11.19%) DNS
21 129 (10.46%) DHCP
22 127 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
23 117 (9.49%) TCP/IP
24 113 (9.16%) WAN
24 113 (9.16%) PowerShell
25 112 (9.08%) Apple
26 110 (8.92%) SLA
27 108 (8.76%) Cisco
28 100 (8.11%) Blackberry
28 100 (8.11%) SQL Server

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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
1 208 (16.87%) MS Exchange
2 74 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 40 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 30 (2.43%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (1.62%) IBM Notes
8 14 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.05%) IIS
10 9 (0.73%) Confluence
11 7 (0.57%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.16%) Apache
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 367 (29.76%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.16%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.16%) Revit
8 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 22 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.24%) Eikon
5 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 242 (19.63%) Office 365
2 35 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.57%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.49%) OneDrive
5 6 (0.49%) SaaS
6 5 (0.41%) G Suite
7 4 (0.32%) iTunes
8 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.16%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.081%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.081%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.081%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 164 (13.30%) LAN
2 138 (11.19%) DNS
3 129 (10.46%) DHCP
4 117 (9.49%) TCP/IP
5 113 (9.16%) WAN
6 72 (5.84%) Firewall
7 71 (5.76%) VPN
8 56 (4.54%) VoIP
9 53 (4.30%) Wireless
10 48 (3.89%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (2.76%) Skype
12 25 (2.03%) WLAN
13 19 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (1.38%) PBX
15 16 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (1.14%) SAN
17 13 (1.05%) Internet
18 12 (0.97%) IP Telephony
18 12 (0.97%) Network Security
18 12 (0.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.32%) Big Data
6 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.24%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.081%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.081%) MySQL
9 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (2.92%) MSI
2 13 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.81%) JIRA
4 7 (0.57%) Moq
5 6 (0.49%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.49%) NetBeans
6 5 (0.41%) Subversion
7 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.16%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.16%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.16%) Selenium
8 2 (0.16%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.16%) Trac
9 1 (0.081%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 259 (21.01%) Finance
2 83 (6.73%) Banking
3 54 (4.38%) Law
4 52 (4.22%) Legal
5 40 (3.24%) Retail
6 30 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 28 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.54%) Publishing
10 16 (1.30%) Advertising
11 14 (1.14%) Games
11 14 (1.14%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.73%) Back Office
14 6 (0.49%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.32%) Automotive
15 4 (0.32%) Marketing
15 4 (0.32%) Military
16 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.57%) WPF
2 42 (3.41%) .NET
3 33 (2.68%) WinForms
4 25 (2.03%) CSS
5 21 (1.70%) HTML
6 20 (1.62%) ASP.NET
7 16 (1.30%) WCF
8 14 (1.14%) Software Packaging
8 14 (1.14%) XML
9 12 (0.97%) .NET Framework
10 11 (0.89%) Entity Framework
10 11 (0.89%) Web Services
11 10 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (0.65%) RESTful
13 7 (0.57%) Ninject
14 5 (0.41%) jQuery
15 4 (0.32%) ODBC
16 3 (0.24%) HTML5
16 3 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 3 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 78 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.38%) Smartphone
4 53 (4.30%) Fat Client
4 53 (4.30%) Thin Client
5 40 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
6 36 (2.92%) Hedge funds
7 35 (2.84%) User Experience
8 34 (2.76%) Driving Licence
9 31 (2.51%) Data Centre
10 28 (2.27%) iPad
10 28 (2.27%) Management Information System
11 25 (2.03%) iPhone
12 21 (1.70%) BYOD
13 20 (1.62%) Computer Science
14 10 (0.81%) Mobile Computing
15 8 (0.65%) Fintech
16 7 (0.57%) EPoS
16 7 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 965 (78.26%) Windows
2 484 (39.25%) Windows 7
3 316 (25.63%) Windows 10
4 217 (17.60%) Windows Server
5 174 (14.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 171 (13.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 158 (12.81%) Windows 8
8 87 (7.06%) Android
9 81 (6.57%) Mac OS X
10 54 (4.38%) Apple iOS
11 50 (4.06%) Windows XP
12 38 (3.08%) Mac OS
13 37 (3.00%) Linux
14 34 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (1.46%) Unix
16 9 (0.73%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.16%) BlackBerry OS
19 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 1 (0.081%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (18.82%) ITIL
2 95 (7.70%) Service Management
3 68 (5.52%) Service Delivery
4 56 (4.54%) Asset Management
5 52 (4.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 49 (3.97%) Incident Management
7 48 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (3.89%) ITSM
8 45 (3.65%) Project Management
9 42 (3.41%) Application Packaging
10 40 (3.24%) Time Management
11 37 (3.00%) Change Management
11 37 (3.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 34 (2.76%) ITIL V3
13 33 (2.68%) Configuration Management
13 33 (2.68%) Patch Management
14 30 (2.43%) Software Deployment
15 25 (2.03%) Software Engineering
16 24 (1.95%) Process Improvement
17 23 (1.87%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (9.16%) PowerShell
2 69 (5.60%) SQL
3 66 (5.35%) C#
4 27 (2.19%) Java
5 23 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 21 (1.70%) C++
7 17 (1.38%) VB
8 16 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.14%) Python
10 13 (1.05%) C
11 9 (0.73%) VBScript
12 8 (0.65%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.32%) VBA
15 1 (0.081%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.081%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.081%) Perl
15 1 (0.081%) PHP
15 1 (0.081%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.081%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 160 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (7.95%) Degree
3 87 (7.06%) MCSE
4 80 (6.49%) MCP
5 45 (3.65%) Security Cleared
6 39 (3.16%) SC Cleared
7 33 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (2.68%) MCSA
8 23 (1.87%) MCDST
9 20 (1.62%) MCITP
10 17 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (1.30%) CCNA
12 15 (1.22%) A+ Certification
12 15 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (0.81%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.73%) CCA
14 9 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.57%) MCTS
15 7 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (8.92%) SLA
2 21 (1.70%) QA
3 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.081%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.081%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 636 (51.58%) Active Directory
2 127 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (6.89%) XenApp
4 74 (6.00%) Hyper-V
5 65 (5.27%) XenDesktop
6 41 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (2.68%) vSphere
8 25 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.65%) Docker
12 7 (0.57%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.49%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.081%) Xen
Systems Management
1 231 (18.73%) SCCM
2 37 (3.00%) Backup Exec
3 30 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 18 (1.46%) SCOM
5 17 (1.38%) WSUS
6 12 (0.97%) AirWatch
7 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (0.65%) XenMobile
9 6 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
9 6 (0.49%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.41%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.41%) Malwarebytes
11 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.16%) DameWare
12 2 (0.16%) MAILsweeper
12 2 (0.16%) SCSM
12 2 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 534 (43.31%) Microsoft
2 248 (20.11%) Citrix
3 173 (14.03%) VMware
4 112 (9.08%) Apple
5 108 (8.76%) Cisco
6 56 (4.54%) HP
7 43 (3.49%) Symantec
8 42 (3.41%) Bloomberg
8 42 (3.41%) Reuters
9 40 (3.24%) Remedy
10 38 (3.08%) AppSense
11 33 (2.68%) Avaya
12 31 (2.51%) Intel
13 27 (2.19%) Dell
14 26 (2.11%) ServiceNow
15 20 (1.62%) Lotus
16 19 (1.54%) LANDesk
17 15 (1.22%) Adobe
17 15 (1.22%) iManage
17 15 (1.22%) MobileIron
Middlesex
onezeero.
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 per annum + pension, bonus, gym, healthcare
Posted: 17 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + 10% Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Haverhill, Suffolk
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
Salary: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Exponential-e Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + great benefits package!
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
The Workshop
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £25-30k+
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Advanced
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + excllnt benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago