The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £23,250 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 28 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 43 69
Rank change year-on-year -18 +26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.37% 3.10% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 3.16% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 7
Median salary £23,250 £26,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.57% -25.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £22,500 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £26,000 £41,000
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 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 527 474 533
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 97.23% 97.93% 99.44%
Number of salaries quoted 430 411 392
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,758 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend 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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the Watford region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) XenApp
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (8.33%) SLA
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Data Security
5 1 (8.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (8.33%) Office 365

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (8.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (8.33%) Data Security
1 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft