The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol 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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 118 119 124
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.34% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 3
Average salary £24,000 £23,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.12% +17.50%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Desktop Support
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1970 1921 1755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 96.47% 96.78% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1642 1565 1506
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Bristol region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Bristol

Desktop Support
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
5 7 (41.18%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 6 (35.29%) CA
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (35.29%) MS Office
6 6 (35.29%) LAN
6 6 (35.29%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (17.65%) MCDST
7 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) SLA
7 3 (17.65%) MCP
8 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
8 1 (5.88%) Linux
8 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
8 1 (5.88%) Citrix
8 1 (5.88%) Office 365
8 1 (5.88%) Migration

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LAN
1 6 (35.29%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCP
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (17.65%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) CA
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix