The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry 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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 69 77 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.55% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.40% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Average salary £22,500 £23,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% -11.32%
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Desktop Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Coventry 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
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
694 742 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 95.99% 93.69% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 580 637 451
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Coventry

Desktop Support
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 6 (75.00%) Driving Licence
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
3 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Thin Client

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Coventry 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
1 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix