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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 194 174 216
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 40 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.30% 0.71% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.77% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 34 7
Average salary £27,500 £25,250 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.91% +5.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £24,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £31,200
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
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
4689 5222 5175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.12% 93.10% 93.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3597 3686 4105
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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
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 31 July 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 +2 5 £27,500 -7.56% 2
Maidenhead -3 3 £27,500 +10.00%
Newbury +3 2 £24,500 -2.00%
Slough -13 1 £26,000 -20.00% 1
Windsor - 1 £33,000 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 31 (59.62%) Windows 7
3 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
5 18 (34.62%) ITIL
6 16 (30.77%) MS Office
6 16 (30.77%) VPN
6 16 (30.77%) ServiceNow
7 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
7 15 (28.85%) Windows 8
8 14 (26.92%) Dell
8 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (26.92%) Mac OS X
8 14 (26.92%) McAfee
9 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (19.23%) Lync
11 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (17.31%) CCNA
11 9 (17.31%) DNS
11 9 (17.31%) SLA
11 9 (17.31%) DHCP
11 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
11 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
12 8 (15.38%) Apple
12 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
12 8 (15.38%) Degree
12 8 (15.38%) SCCM
13 7 (13.46%) Asset Management

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (19.23%) Lync
2 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (30.77%) MS Office
2 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) VPN
2 9 (17.31%) DNS
2 9 (17.31%) DHCP
3 6 (11.54%) Internet
3 6 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.62%) LAN
5 4 (7.69%) Wireless
5 4 (7.69%) WAN
6 3 (5.77%) WebEx
6 3 (5.77%) Firewall
7 2 (3.85%) SAN
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.85%) Network Security
8 1 (1.92%) Junos
8 1 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) PDA
1 6 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
1 6 (11.54%) iPhone
1 6 (11.54%) iPad
1 6 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 31 (59.62%) Windows 7
3 15 (28.85%) Windows 8
4 14 (26.92%) Mac OS X
5 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
7 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
7 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (7.69%) Linux
9 3 (5.77%) Android
10 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Asset Management
3 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
3 6 (11.54%) DevOps
3 6 (11.54%) Line Management
4 4 (7.69%) ITIL V2
4 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.77%) CRM
5 3 (5.77%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.85%) Time Management
7 1 (1.92%) Process Management
7 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.92%) SIEM
7 1 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.92%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) C
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.31%) CCNA
2 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (15.38%) Degree
4 6 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (11.54%) MCSE
5 4 (7.69%) MCSA
5 4 (7.69%) MCP
5 4 (7.69%) MCITP
6 3 (5.77%) CCNP
7 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.85%) MCTS
7 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) vSphere
2 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.85%) vCloud
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 6 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (11.54%) DameWare
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.77%) ServiceNow
3 14 (26.92%) McAfee
3 14 (26.92%) Dell
4 8 (15.38%) Apple
5 6 (11.54%) Bomgar
5 6 (11.54%) Dell KACE
5 6 (11.54%) Juniper
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco
6 3 (5.77%) Avaya
6 3 (5.77%) Sun
6 3 (5.77%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) VMware
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.92%) Citrix
8 1 (1.92%) Altiris
Slough, Berkshire
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago