The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £26,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 60 56 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.54% 1.02% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.06% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 2
Median salary £26,000 £30,500 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.75% +14.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £22,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £42,500 £27,350
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 529 568 486
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.46% 96.93% 99.18%
Number of salaries quoted 442 493 370
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Watford

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Watford

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Watford region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Data Security
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Data Security
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft