Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Desktop Support was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

Senior Desktop Support
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1144 1174 1241
Rank change year-on-year +30 +67 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Support 54 44 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.023% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.024% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 43 44 57
UK median annual salary £35,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.26% +11.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,500 £32,000 £30,650
90th Percentile £93,500 £52,125 £43,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,750 £45,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -36.11% +32.35% +7.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Desktop Support in the UK

Senior Desktop Support
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Desktop Support in the UK

Senior Desktop Support
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Support over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Desktop Support in the UK

Senior Desktop Support
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Support within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
England +46 48 £35,000 -10.26% 1
UK excluding London +53 30 £28,750 -36.11%
London +3 24 £40,000 +4.58% 1
South East +55 10 £37,500 -16.67%
Yorkshire +27 7 £27,500 -14.06%
North of England +4 7 £27,500 -14.06%
Scotland - 6 - -
East of England - 5 £26,000 -
South West - 2 £30,750 -

Senior Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Desktop Support in the job title.

1 41 (75.93%) Windows
2 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 19 (35.19%) Windows 7
5 17 (31.48%) SCCM
6 12 (22.22%) Citrix
6 12 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 11 (20.37%) Finance
8 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (18.52%) VMware
8 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
8 10 (18.52%) Office 365
8 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (14.81%) Windows 8
9 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (14.81%) ITIL
10 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
10 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
11 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
11 6 (11.11%) NetApp
11 6 (11.11%) Cisco
11 6 (11.11%) MCSA
11 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
11 6 (11.11%) Retail
12 5 (9.26%) Banking
12 5 (9.26%) DFS Replication
12 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
12 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure

Senior 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 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SystmOne
2 1 (1.85%) Eikon
2 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) DHCP
1 5 (9.26%) DNS
1 5 (9.26%) VoIP
2 4 (7.41%) LAN
3 3 (5.56%) Skype
3 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) Intranet
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
4 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Retail
3 5 (9.26%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.56%) Italian Language
5 2 (3.70%) French Language
6 1 (1.85%) Billing
6 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
1 5 (9.26%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) BYOD
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) iPhone
4 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (75.93%) Windows
2 19 (35.19%) Windows 7
3 12 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (14.81%) Windows 8
6 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
7 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 4 (7.41%) Android
8 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) ITIL
1 8 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (9.26%) Low Latency
2 5 (9.26%) Patch Management
2 5 (9.26%) Software Licensing
3 4 (7.41%) Proactive Monitoring
3 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 3 (5.56%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.70%) Fund Management
5 2 (3.70%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.70%) Server Patching
5 2 (3.70%) Ticket Management
6 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.85%) ITSM
6 1 (1.85%) SDLC
6 1 (1.85%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.26%) C#
2 5 (9.26%) Perl
2 5 (9.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.11%) MCSA
3 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.70%) CCNA
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.70%) MCP
5 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.85%) MCSE
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.26%) DFS Replication
3 5 (9.26%) Terminal Server
3 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (31.48%) SCCM
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (9.26%) WMI
3 3 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.22%) Citrix
3 10 (18.52%) VMware
4 6 (11.11%) Cisco
4 6 (11.11%) NetApp
5 4 (7.41%) Bloomberg
6 3 (5.56%) Avaya
6 3 (5.56%) EMC
6 3 (5.56%) Reuters
7 1 (1.85%) Apple
7 1 (1.85%) Civica
7 1 (1.85%) FactSet
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) Symantec
7 1 (1.85%) Tradeweb