The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 100 85 87
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.25% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Average salary £30,000 £21,250 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -8.60%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £24,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +4.08%
Desktop Support
South 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 Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1156 883 892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 97.14% 94.74% 98.02%
Number of salaries quoted 978 764 776
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Gloucester +6 1 £30,000 +27.65%
Cheltenham - 1 £30,000 -
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) Mac OS X
4 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
5 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) XenApp
7 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 2 (15.38%) Apple
7 2 (15.38%) Adobe
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
8 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.69%) Internet
8 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
2 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Mac OS X
3 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Citrix
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft