The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £19,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Desktop Support
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 92 116
Rank change year-on-year +6 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.56% 0.54% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.56% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 5
Median salary £19,000 £19,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.31%  
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1045 1250 1687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.12% 95.79% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 852 1061 1289
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 5 £19,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £24,000 -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Desktop Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) MS Office
3 14 (82.35%) Intel
4 13 (76.47%) Thin Client
4 13 (76.47%) Fat Client
5 3 (17.65%) Office 365
5 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.76%) VoIP
6 2 (11.76%) Sage
6 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (11.76%) Android
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.88%) Veeam
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.88%) WSUS
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (5.88%) Firewall
7 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (5.88%) Sophos
7 1 (5.88%) DHCP
7 1 (5.88%) DNS
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (88.24%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Fat Client
1 13 (76.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Intel
2 2 (11.76%) Sage
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) Sophos
3 1 (5.88%) Veeam