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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 121 105 127
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.31% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.47% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 6
Average salary £23,875 £37,000 £15,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.47% +142.62%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
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
1821 1502 2042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.67% 93.64% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1472 1231 1699
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 15 September 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
(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
Warrington -11 4 £26,675 -31.60%
Runcorn -2 2 £21,500 -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) MCP
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (20.00%) MCDST
6 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (20.00%) Back Office
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) SLA
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) MCP
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco