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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 190 177 195
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 32 43 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.58% 0.80% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.86% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 29 35 18
Average salary £32,500 £23,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.29% -18.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
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
5162 5023 4894
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.20% 93.66% 93.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3797 3715 4080
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £67,500
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 27 January 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 27 January 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
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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 +12 28 £32,500 +44.44% 2
Newbury -9 2 £29,000 +28.88%
Bracknell -13 1 £25,000 -19.35%
Slough -14 1 £27,500 +17.02% 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 54 (85.71%) Windows
2 47 (74.60%) Active Directory
3 36 (57.14%) Citrix
4 35 (55.56%) Windows 7
5 34 (53.97%) Finance
6 33 (52.38%) Cisco
7 32 (50.79%) Avaya
8 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
9 14 (22.22%) ITIL
9 14 (22.22%) MS Office
10 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
11 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (17.46%) Fat Client
12 11 (17.46%) Thin Client
12 11 (17.46%) MCSE
13 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
13 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (14.29%) SCCM
14 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (12.70%) SLA
15 8 (12.70%) PBX
16 6 (9.52%) BCP
16 6 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (7.94%) Blackberry
17 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
18 4 (6.35%) Service Management
19 3 (4.76%) Degree
19 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
19 3 (4.76%) DHCP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) MS Office
2 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) PBX
2 3 (4.76%) DHCP
2 3 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (1.59%) 3G
3 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.59%) LAN
3 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) VPN
3 1 (1.59%) VoIP
General
1 34 (53.97%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Military
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Fat Client
1 11 (17.46%) Thin Client
2 5 (7.94%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.17%) PDA
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 54 (85.71%) Windows
2 35 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.17%) Android
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) BCP
3 4 (6.35%) Service Management
4 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.59%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.59%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.59%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) Java
1 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.46%) MCSE
3 3 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.59%) MCTS
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (74.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (57.14%) Citrix
2 33 (52.38%) Cisco
3 32 (50.79%) Avaya
4 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.59%) Dell
6 1 (1.59%) Lotus
6 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.59%) McAfee
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
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