The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 112 121 120
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 14 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.76% 0.21% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.23% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 6
Average salary £24,000 £39,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.46% +85.71%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1772 1768 1720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.15% 94.65% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1301 1381 1486
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend 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 across the Cheshire region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Cheshire 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
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Job
Vacancies
Runcorn - 6 £24,000 -
Nantwich - 4 - -
Crewe - 3 £25,000 -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) Symantec
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) Backup Exec
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
5 7 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (33.33%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) Citrix
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (28.57%) Retail
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (23.81%) MCDST
7 5 (23.81%) MCP
7 5 (23.81%) MCSE
7 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) DNS
8 4 (19.05%) DHCP
8 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) ISA Server
8 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
9 3 (14.29%) HP
9 3 (14.29%) SLA
10 2 (9.52%) MS Office
10 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
1 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Retail
3 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (4.76%) Handset
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (23.81%) MCDST
2 5 (23.81%) MCP
2 5 (23.81%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) ISA Server
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Symantec
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Dell