Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 83 80
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.13% 0.86% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.89% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 21
Watford median annual salary £24,000 £26,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,950 £22,475 £25,000
90th Percentile £29,800 £66,500 £40,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £26,500 £24,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year +10.42% -17.95% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 942 1007 1036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.46% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 791 867 851
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (81.82%) Office 365
3 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (63.64%) ITIL
5 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
5 6 (54.55%) Terminal Services
5 6 (54.55%) Linux
5 6 (54.55%) DHCP
5 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
5 6 (54.55%) VPN
5 6 (54.55%) DNS
5 6 (54.55%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (54.55%) Information Security
5 6 (54.55%) Handset
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (54.55%) CentOS
5 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (54.55%) Ubuntu
5 6 (54.55%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (54.55%) Mac OS
5 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
5 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (54.55%) vSphere
5 6 (54.55%) VMware ESXi

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 6 (54.55%) Skype for Business
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (81.82%) Office 365
2 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (54.55%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
1 6 (54.55%) Remote Desktop
1 6 (54.55%) Skype
1 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
1 6 (54.55%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
1 6 (54.55%) Handset
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 6 (54.55%) CentOS
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Mac OS
3 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Ubuntu
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) Mentoring
2 6 (54.55%) Proactive Management
2 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Email Filtering
3 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSA
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (54.55%) Terminal Services
3 6 (54.55%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (54.55%) vSphere
4 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat