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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank - 85 88
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 0 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.69% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 2
Average salary - £19,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.27%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
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
1023 875 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 96.24% 95.21% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 862 768 744
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £48,000
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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Mac OS X
3 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (20.00%) Apple
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Adobe
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Internet

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) MS Office
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) Apple
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft