The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds 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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 175 183 145
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.028% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 3
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.04%
Desktop Support
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3359 3582 2484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 95.24% 96.55% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2669 2756 1928
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Leeds

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) DHCP
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) MS Office
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) Apple
6 3 (33.33%) Time Management
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (22.22%) Android
7 2 (22.22%) Lync
7 2 (22.22%) SCCM
7 2 (22.22%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) Nagios
7 2 (22.22%) VMware
7 2 (22.22%) Back Office
7 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
7 2 (22.22%) Photography
7 2 (22.22%) UNIX
7 2 (22.22%) PBX
7 2 (22.22%) VoIP
7 2 (22.22%) Citrix

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) PBX
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) LDAP
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
General
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Photography
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
5 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nagios
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy