The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 112 105 88
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.23% 0.085% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.090% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £25,000 £26,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% -5.35%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1259 1114 1017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.59% 95.13% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1176 975 840
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,500 £58,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 3 £25,000 -
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) SLA
2 8 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 8 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 8 (66.67%) Apple
2 8 (66.67%) Android
2 8 (66.67%) iPhone
2 8 (66.67%) iPad
2 8 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (25.00%) Lotus
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 3 (25.00%) McAfee
3 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 3 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) VoIP
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) VoIP
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 8 (66.67%) iPhone
1 8 (66.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 8 (66.67%) Android
2 8 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Apple
3 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 3 (25.00%) McAfee
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Lotus