The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 378 373 346
Rank change year-on-year -5 -27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 681 784 993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.81% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.84% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 555 694 843
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,125
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in the UK

Desktop Support
Top 30 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 25 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 -20 637 £30,000 - 78
London -13 349 £32,500 -1.51% 33
South East +4 106 £27,500 +2.64% 12
City of London -6 44 £30,000 -14.28% 9
East of England +1 43 £26,000 - 13
West Midlands +22 35 £31,059 +44.46% 3
Yorkshire +11 32 £24,000 -2.04% 5
South West -9 30 £27,500 - 4
Hampshire +22 29 £28,000 +5.66% 2
North West -31 24 £24,500 +11.36% 5
Surrey +18 23 £31,250 -2.34% 2
West Yorkshire +18 23 £24,000 -1.03% 5
Hertfordshire -11 23 £25,000 -3.84% 3
East Midlands +24 18 £25,000 - 3
Berkshire +20 18 £26,250 -7.07% 1
Kent +16 16 £25,000 +12.35%
Hatfield +9 15 £25,000 -5.66%
Leeds +6 15 £24,000 -20.00% 3
Swindon +7 14 £25,500 +6.25%
Wiltshire +4 14 £25,500 -15.00%
Basingstoke - 14 £28,000 -
Scotland +19 13 £25,000 -19.35%
Nottinghamshire +6 13 £24,500 -24.61%
Nottingham +13 12 £24,500 -24.61%
Cheshire -23 12 £19,750 -10.22% 1
Reading +23 11 £27,500 +10.00%
Warrington -2 11 £19,000 -
Worcestershire +1 10 £33,000 +57.14%
Guildford +24 9 £36,000 +27.43% 1
Southampton +19 9 £32,651 +21.49%

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 962 (78.28%) Windows
2 627 (51.02%) Active Directory
3 533 (43.37%) Microsoft
4 482 (39.22%) Windows 7
5 368 (29.94%) Microsoft Office
6 310 (25.22%) Windows 10
7 262 (21.32%) Finance
8 243 (19.77%) Citrix
9 236 (19.20%) ITIL
10 235 (19.12%) Office 365
11 228 (18.55%) SCCM
12 216 (17.58%) Windows Server
13 209 (17.01%) MS Exchange
14 175 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 172 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 171 (13.91%) VMware
17 164 (13.34%) Microsoft Certification
18 162 (13.18%) LAN
19 156 (12.69%) Windows 8
20 132 (10.74%) DNS
21 127 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
22 124 (10.09%) DHCP
23 117 (9.52%) TCP/IP
24 114 (9.28%) Apple
25 113 (9.19%) WAN
26 112 (9.11%) SLA
27 109 (8.87%) PowerShell
28 105 (8.54%) Cisco
29 99 (8.06%) Blackberry
30 98 (7.97%) 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
1 209 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 74 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 40 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 39 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 31 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (2.28%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (1.63%) IBM Notes
8 13 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.06%) IIS
9 9 (0.73%) Confluence
10 7 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.16%) Apache
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 368 (29.94%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.16%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (1.87%) 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
1 235 (19.12%) Office 365
2 35 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.57%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.49%) SaaS
6 5 (0.41%) G Suite
6 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.33%) iTunes
8 3 (0.24%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.081%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.081%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 162 (13.18%) LAN
2 132 (10.74%) DNS
3 124 (10.09%) DHCP
4 117 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 113 (9.19%) WAN
6 73 (5.94%) Firewall
7 70 (5.70%) VPN
8 55 (4.48%) VoIP
9 52 (4.23%) Wireless
10 47 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (2.60%) Skype
12 25 (2.03%) WLAN
13 19 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (1.38%) PBX
15 16 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (1.14%) SAN
17 13 (1.06%) Internet
17 13 (1.06%) Network Security
18 12 (0.98%) IP Telephony
18 12 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.33%) Big Data
6 4 (0.33%) 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%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.081%) MySQL
9 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (3.01%) MSI
2 12 (0.98%) 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 (0.33%) 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
1 262 (21.32%) Finance
2 82 (6.67%) Banking
3 55 (4.48%) Law
4 53 (4.31%) Legal
5 39 (3.17%) Retail
6 29 (2.36%) Investment Banking
7 27 (2.20%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.55%) Publishing
10 16 (1.30%) Advertising
11 14 (1.14%) Games
12 13 (1.06%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.73%) Back Office
15 5 (0.41%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.33%) Automotive
16 4 (0.33%) Military
17 3 (0.24%) Billing
17 3 (0.24%) Marketing
17 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.50%) WPF
2 41 (3.34%) .NET
3 32 (2.60%) WinForms
4 25 (2.03%) CSS
5 21 (1.71%) HTML
6 20 (1.63%) ASP.NET
7 16 (1.30%) WCF
8 14 (1.14%) XML
9 13 (1.06%) Software Packaging
10 12 (0.98%) .NET Framework
11 11 (0.90%) Entity Framework
12 10 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (0.81%) Web Services
13 8 (0.65%) RESTful
14 7 (0.57%) Ninject
15 5 (0.41%) jQuery
16 4 (0.33%) ODBC
17 3 (0.24%) HTML5
17 3 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 3 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.06%) Blackberry
2 77 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.39%) Smartphone
4 53 (4.31%) Fat Client
4 53 (4.31%) Thin Client
5 41 (3.34%) Video Conferencing
6 37 (3.01%) Hedge funds
7 35 (2.85%) Driving Licence
8 34 (2.77%) User Experience
9 32 (2.60%) Data Centre
10 28 (2.28%) iPad
10 28 (2.28%) Management Information System
11 26 (2.12%) iPhone
12 22 (1.79%) BYOD
13 20 (1.63%) 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
1 962 (78.28%) Windows
2 482 (39.22%) Windows 7
3 310 (25.22%) Windows 10
4 216 (17.58%) Windows Server
5 175 (14.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 172 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 156 (12.69%) Windows 8
8 88 (7.16%) Android
9 80 (6.51%) Mac OS X
10 54 (4.39%) Apple iOS
11 49 (3.99%) Windows XP
12 40 (3.25%) Linux
13 37 (3.01%) Mac OS
14 35 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (1.46%) Unix
16 9 (0.73%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.33%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 2 (0.16%) BlackBerry OS
20 1 (0.081%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (19.20%) ITIL
2 92 (7.49%) Service Management
3 67 (5.45%) Service Delivery
4 55 (4.48%) Asset Management
5 52 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 49 (3.99%) ITSM
7 47 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (3.82%) Incident Management
8 44 (3.58%) Project Management
9 43 (3.50%) Application Packaging
10 39 (3.17%) Time Management
11 36 (2.93%) Change Management
11 36 (2.93%) Mobile Device Management
12 33 (2.69%) Configuration Management
12 33 (2.69%) ITIL V3
13 31 (2.52%) Patch Management
14 29 (2.36%) Software Deployment
15 24 (1.95%) Software Engineering
16 23 (1.87%) Ticket Management
17 22 (1.79%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 109 (8.87%) PowerShell
2 68 (5.53%) SQL
3 64 (5.21%) C#
4 26 (2.12%) Java
5 23 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 20 (1.63%) C++
7 17 (1.38%) VB
8 15 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.14%) C
10 13 (1.06%) Python
11 9 (0.73%) VBScript
12 8 (0.65%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.49%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.33%) VBA
15 1 (0.081%) ANSI C
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%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 164 (13.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (7.97%) Degree
3 88 (7.16%) MCSE
4 80 (6.51%) MCP
5 45 (3.66%) Security Cleared
6 39 (3.17%) SC Cleared
7 34 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
7 34 (2.77%) MCSA
8 25 (2.03%) MCDST
9 20 (1.63%) MCITP
10 18 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.38%) 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
1 112 (9.11%) SLA
2 21 (1.71%) 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
1 627 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 127 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (6.92%) XenApp
4 74 (6.02%) Hyper-V
5 64 (5.21%) XenDesktop
6 42 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (2.69%) vSphere
8 25 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.65%) Docker
12 6 (0.49%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.49%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.081%) Xen
Systems Management
1 228 (18.55%) SCCM
2 36 (2.93%) Backup Exec
3 30 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (1.38%) SCOM
4 17 (1.38%) WSUS
5 12 (0.98%) AirWatch
6 9 (0.73%) XenMobile
7 8 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
9 5 (0.41%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.41%) Malwarebytes
9 5 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.16%) DameWare
11 2 (0.16%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.16%) SCSM
11 2 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 533 (43.37%) Microsoft
2 243 (19.77%) Citrix
3 171 (13.91%) VMware
4 114 (9.28%) Apple
5 105 (8.54%) Cisco
6 55 (4.48%) HP
7 43 (3.50%) Symantec
8 42 (3.42%) Bloomberg
9 41 (3.34%) Remedy
9 41 (3.34%) Reuters
10 40 (3.25%) AppSense
11 33 (2.69%) Avaya
11 33 (2.69%) Intel
12 27 (2.20%) Dell
13 26 (2.12%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.63%) Lotus
15 19 (1.55%) LANDesk
16 17 (1.38%) iManage
17 15 (1.22%) MobileIron
18 14 (1.14%) CA
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 per annum + pension, bonus, gym, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
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Woking, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + excllnt benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ilford, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £120 - £150 per day
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London
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Bradford, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus outstanding benefits
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: £34,000 per annum + 5% Bonus, Childcare vouchers, Free Gym, Shares
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
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City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Cyber Team
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Training + Benefits
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £28000 - £29000 per annum
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East London
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Salary: £28000 - £31000 per annum
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Luton, Bedfordshire
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Oldham, Lancashire
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Bury, Lancashire
Cyber Team
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Posted: 5 days ago
West London
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Central London / West End
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Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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