The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Guildford 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 75 55 68
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 0.68% 0.38% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.41% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 5
Average salary £20,000 £22,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -19.64%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £24,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +4.08%
Desktop Support
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Guildford 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
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
708 486 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 96.85% 93.10% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 619 430 627
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Guildford

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (40.00%) A+ Certification
3 4 (40.00%) MCDST
3 4 (40.00%) MCITP
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) B2B
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Document Management
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (20.00%) Law
5 2 (20.00%) Legal
6 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
6 1 (10.00%) SCCM
6 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
General
1 2 (20.00%) Law
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) B2B
3 2 (20.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (40.00%) A+ Certification
1 4 (40.00%) MCDST
1 4 (40.00%) MCITP
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Avaya