The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 115 121 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.35% 0.26% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.28% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 5
Average salary £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +7.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £21,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,600 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Desktop Support
North 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 Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1659 1806 1499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 96.17% 94.51% 94.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1366 1442 1212
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Crewe - 3 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £25,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £27,500 -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (70.00%) Terminal Server
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 7 (70.00%) DHCP
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
3 7 (70.00%) DNS
3 7 (70.00%) SLA
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL V3
3 7 (70.00%) Line Management
4 6 (60.00%) Process Management
5 5 (50.00%) Financial Institution
5 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (50.00%) Wireless
5 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
5 5 (50.00%) Symantec
5 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (50.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) Retail
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DHCP
1 7 (70.00%) VPN
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) Wireless
2 5 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 5 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL V3
1 7 (70.00%) Line Management
2 6 (60.00%) Process Management
3 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 5 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Apple
4 2 (20.00%) VMware