The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 171 163 163
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 15 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.16% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.41% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 13
Average salary £23,000 £23,750 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,200 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,350 £26,400
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Desktop Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3509 3637 3055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.22% 96.73% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2895 3043 2602
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,775
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £52,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Nottinghamshire -1 3 £23,500 -11.32%
Lincolnshire -1 2 £22,500 -2.17%
Leicestershire +9 1 £26,500 +7.07%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (40.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (30.00%) MCTS
6 6 (30.00%) MCITP
6 6 (30.00%) WAN
6 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (30.00%) MCSE
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (30.00%) CCNA
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco
7 5 (25.00%) LAN
7 5 (25.00%) MS Office
7 5 (25.00%) DHCP
7 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 4 (20.00%) Apple
8 4 (20.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (20.00%) iPhone
8 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (15.00%) SLA
10 2 (10.00%) Citrix
10 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (10.00%) MPLS

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (30.00%) WAN
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) LAN
3 5 (25.00%) Wireless
3 5 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) FTP
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (20.00%) iPhone
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) PDA
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL
1 1 (5.00%) CRM
1 1 (5.00%) BCP
1 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (5.00%) Migration
1 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (5.00%) Time Management
1 1 (5.00%) Network Management
1 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CCNA
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (30.00%) MCTS
1 6 (30.00%) MCITP
1 6 (30.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (5.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Mitel