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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 187 179 175
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 35 41 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 0.72% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.77% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 35 33
Average salary £25,000 £24,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% -5.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £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
4979 5342 5021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.62% 93.26% 94.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3681 3896 3946
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 5 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 5 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
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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
Slough +19 13 £27,500 -1.78%
Reading -16 9 £23,000 -6.12%
Windsor - 4 £33,000 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £27,000 -
Maidenhead -4 1 £26,000 +15.55%
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 54 (79.41%) Windows
2 43 (63.24%) Active Directory
3 39 (57.35%) Windows 7
4 29 (42.65%) Finance
5 27 (39.71%) ITIL
6 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
7 22 (32.35%) Avaya
8 21 (30.88%) Citrix
8 21 (30.88%) MS Excel
9 19 (27.94%) MS Office
9 19 (27.94%) Cisco
10 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (25.00%) ServiceNow
12 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (22.06%) Mac OS X
13 15 (22.06%) Dell
14 14 (20.59%) McAfee
14 14 (20.59%) VPN
14 14 (20.59%) SCCM
15 13 (19.12%) MCSE
16 11 (16.18%) MS Exchange
17 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (14.71%) Blackberry
17 10 (14.71%) SLA
18 9 (13.24%) Lync
18 9 (13.24%) Windows 8
19 8 (11.76%) Asset Management
19 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
20 7 (10.29%) CCNA
20 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 11 (16.18%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.24%) Lync
3 4 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (30.88%) MS Excel
2 19 (27.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) VPN
2 6 (8.82%) Internet
2 6 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (7.35%) DNS
3 5 (7.35%) DHCP
4 4 (5.88%) PBX
5 3 (4.41%) Wireless
5 3 (4.41%) LAN
6 2 (2.94%) Firewall
6 2 (2.94%) WAN
6 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.47%) 3G
7 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
General
1 29 (42.65%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.29%) Thin Client
2 7 (10.29%) Fat Client
2 7 (10.29%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (8.82%) iPhone
3 6 (8.82%) iPad
3 6 (8.82%) PDA
4 3 (4.41%) BYOD
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (79.41%) Windows
2 39 (57.35%) Windows 7
3 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (22.06%) Mac OS X
5 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (13.24%) Windows 8
7 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.82%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (4.41%) Android
11 2 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) ITIL
2 8 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 6 (8.82%) Incident Management
3 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
3 6 (8.82%) DevOps
3 6 (8.82%) Line Management
4 4 (5.88%) ITIL V2
5 3 (4.41%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.41%) CRM
5 3 (4.41%) BCP
5 3 (4.41%) Service Management
6 1 (1.47%) Time Management
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (19.12%) MCSE
3 7 (10.29%) CCNA
3 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (10.29%) Degree
4 6 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (7.35%) MCITP
6 4 (5.88%) MCP
7 3 (4.41%) MCSA
7 3 (4.41%) CCNP
8 2 (2.94%) MCTS
9 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (63.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (20.59%) SCCM
2 6 (8.82%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (8.82%) DameWare
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (32.35%) Avaya
3 21 (30.88%) Citrix
4 19 (27.94%) Cisco
5 17 (25.00%) ServiceNow
6 15 (22.06%) Dell
7 14 (20.59%) McAfee
8 6 (8.82%) Juniper
8 6 (8.82%) Apple
8 6 (8.82%) Dell KACE
8 6 (8.82%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.47%) Altiris
9 1 (1.47%) HP
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