The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 174 208 225
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 40 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 34 7 6
Average salary £25,250 £24,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.20% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,200 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,075
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5162 5141 5635
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.93% 93.29% 94.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3694 4093 4745
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Desktop Support
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
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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
Newbury - 12 £25,000 -
Reading +5 10 £29,750 -0.83% 1
Maidenhead 0 9 £25,000 +4.16%
Slough +13 7 £32,500 +44.44%
Hungerford - 1 £27,000 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 74 (91.36%) Windows
2 50 (61.73%) Microsoft
3 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
4 38 (46.91%) MS Excel
5 32 (39.51%) Windows 7
6 26 (32.10%) ITIL
7 25 (30.86%) Windows XP
8 21 (25.93%) MS Office
9 20 (24.69%) VMware
10 18 (22.22%) Windows 8
11 15 (18.52%) SQL
12 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
13 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (11.11%) Office 365
16 8 (9.88%) vSphere
16 8 (9.88%) VMware ESXi
16 8 (9.88%) Lync
16 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (9.88%) SCCM
16 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
17 7 (8.64%) MCSA
17 7 (8.64%) VPN
17 7 (8.64%) Finance
17 7 (8.64%) Blackberry
18 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
18 6 (7.41%) LAN
18 6 (7.41%) Windows Mobile

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (9.88%) Lync
2 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.17%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (46.91%) MS Excel
2 21 (25.93%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Office 365
2 5 (6.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) VPN
2 6 (7.41%) LAN
2 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.17%) WAN
4 4 (4.94%) Firewall
4 4 (4.94%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (4.94%) NAS
5 2 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (8.64%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.23%) Automotive
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.94%) PDA
3 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (91.36%) Windows
2 32 (39.51%) Windows 7
3 25 (30.86%) Windows XP
4 18 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (7.41%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (4.94%) Android
9 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) ITIL
2 5 (6.17%) Service Management
3 4 (4.94%) Web Development
4 3 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.47%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.23%) Project Management
6 1 (1.23%) Change Management
6 1 (1.23%) Information Security
6 1 (1.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.52%) SQL
2 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.64%) MCSA
3 5 (6.17%) MCP
4 4 (4.94%) A+ Certification
4 4 (4.94%) MCTS
4 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) Degree
5 3 (3.70%) MCDST
5 3 (3.70%) MCSE
6 2 (2.47%) MCITP
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.88%) vSphere
2 8 (9.88%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (61.73%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.69%) VMware
3 5 (6.17%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (6.17%) Google
3 5 (6.17%) HP
3 5 (6.17%) Dell
3 5 (6.17%) SAP
3 5 (6.17%) Lotus
4 4 (4.94%) Cisco
4 4 (4.94%) Avaya
5 2 (2.47%) Lumension
5 2 (2.47%) McAfee
5 2 (2.47%) AppSense
5 2 (2.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.23%) Apple
6 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow