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 18 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 Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 187 175 208
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 39 48 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.66% 0.90% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.96% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 33 36 20
Average salary £24,000 £28,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5473 4979 5887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.03% 93.54% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3975 3912 5060
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
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 18 April 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 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 17 £24,000 -20.00% 1
Maidenhead -9 7 £22,500 +7.14% 2
Slough -3 5 £23,500 +9.30% 1
Newbury - 3 £30,000 - 2
Wokingham - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 70 (85.37%) Windows
2 50 (60.98%) Microsoft
3 43 (52.44%) MS Excel
4 31 (37.80%) Windows 7
5 30 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
7 21 (25.61%) Windows XP
8 18 (21.95%) ITIL
8 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (20.73%) TCP/IP
10 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (18.29%) MS Office
11 15 (18.29%) MS Exchange
11 15 (18.29%) LAN
11 15 (18.29%) MCSA
12 14 (17.07%) WAN
12 14 (17.07%) Blackberry
13 13 (15.85%) MCP
14 12 (14.63%) Firewall
14 12 (14.63%) MCTS
15 8 (9.76%) Citrix
16 7 (8.54%) Apple
16 7 (8.54%) VMware
16 7 (8.54%) Windows 8
17 6 (7.32%) Lotus
17 6 (7.32%) DHCP
17 6 (7.32%) IBM Notes
18 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
18 5 (6.10%) Google Apps
18 5 (6.10%) Google

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (18.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.32%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.44%) Lync
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (52.44%) MS Excel
2 15 (18.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Line 50
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) TCP/IP
2 15 (18.29%) LAN
3 14 (17.07%) WAN
4 12 (14.63%) Firewall
5 6 (7.32%) DHCP
6 4 (4.88%) VPN
6 4 (4.88%) DNS
7 2 (2.44%) VoIP
8 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (3.66%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Automotive
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.22%) French Language
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.22%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 70 (85.37%) Windows
2 31 (37.80%) Windows 7
3 30 (36.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (25.61%) Windows XP
5 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (8.54%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) ITIL
2 4 (4.88%) Project Planning
2 4 (4.88%) Web Development
2 4 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
3 3 (3.66%) Project Management
4 2 (2.44%) Performance Management
4 2 (2.44%) Logistics
5 1 (1.22%) CRM
5 1 (1.22%) Information Security
5 1 (1.22%) Change Management
5 1 (1.22%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.22%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.66%) SQL
2 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (18.29%) MCSA
3 13 (15.85%) MCP
4 12 (14.63%) MCTS
5 4 (4.88%) Degree
6 3 (3.66%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.66%) MCDST
7 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCSE
7 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 50 (60.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Citrix
3 7 (8.54%) Apple
3 7 (8.54%) VMware
4 6 (7.32%) Lotus
5 5 (6.10%) Google
6 2 (2.44%) Dell
7 1 (1.22%) Sage
7 1 (1.22%) SAP
7 1 (1.22%) Symantec
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