The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire 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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 180 179 187
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 27 36 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 0.65% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.71% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 23 31 23
Average salary £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £35,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,125
% change year-on-year
- -0.49%
Desktop Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4622 5106 5009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.26% 92.67% 94.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 3686 3989
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -15 9 £23,000 -20.68% 1
Slough +4 7 £27,500 +7.84% 1
Bracknell - 4 £27,000 - 1
Windsor - 3 £33,000 -
Maidenhead -3 1 £26,000 +9.47% 1
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 43 (75.44%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) Windows 7
3 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
4 23 (40.35%) ITIL
5 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
6 21 (36.84%) Finance
7 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
8 17 (29.82%) ServiceNow
9 16 (28.07%) MS Office
10 15 (26.32%) Dell
10 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (26.32%) Avaya
10 15 (26.32%) Mac OS X
11 14 (24.56%) McAfee
11 14 (24.56%) Citrix
11 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (22.81%) VPN
13 12 (21.05%) Cisco
13 12 (21.05%) SCCM
14 10 (17.54%) Windows 8
14 10 (17.54%) SLA
14 10 (17.54%) MCSE
15 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
15 9 (15.79%) Blackberry
15 9 (15.79%) Lync
16 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (14.04%) CCNA
16 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
16 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (12.28%) Asset Management

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 9 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 9 (15.79%) Lync
2 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 16 (28.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.81%) VPN
2 6 (10.53%) Internet
2 6 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (7.02%) DNS
3 4 (7.02%) DHCP
4 3 (5.26%) Wireless
5 2 (3.51%) Firewall
5 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.51%) LAN
5 2 (3.51%) PBX
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
General
1 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (10.53%) iPhone
2 6 (10.53%) iPad
3 5 (8.77%) Thin Client
3 5 (8.77%) Fat Client
4 4 (7.02%) PDA
5 2 (3.51%) BYOD
6 1 (1.75%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 43 (75.44%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) Windows 7
3 15 (26.32%) Mac OS X
4 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (17.54%) Windows 8
6 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
7 6 (10.53%) Apple iOS
8 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.75%) Linux
9 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Asset Management
3 6 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 6 (10.53%) DevOps
3 6 (10.53%) Line Management
4 4 (7.02%) ITIL V2
4 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.26%) CRM
5 3 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.51%) Service Management
7 1 (1.75%) BCP
7 1 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) Java
1 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (17.54%) MCSE
3 8 (14.04%) CCNA
3 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (10.53%) Degree
4 6 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (8.77%) MCITP
6 4 (7.02%) MCP
7 3 (5.26%) MCSA
7 3 (5.26%) CCNP
8 2 (3.51%) MCTS
9 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (10.53%) DameWare
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft
2 17 (29.82%) ServiceNow
3 15 (26.32%) Dell
3 15 (26.32%) Avaya
4 14 (24.56%) McAfee
4 14 (24.56%) Citrix
5 12 (21.05%) Cisco
6 6 (10.53%) Bomgar
6 6 (10.53%) Dell KACE
6 6 (10.53%) Juniper
6 6 (10.53%) Apple
7 1 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) Altiris
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
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