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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 176 175 165
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.15% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 10
Average salary £23,500 £20,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
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
3234 3431 3178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 96.36% 98.03% 97.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2707 2786 2453
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016, 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 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) IIS
3 6 (46.15%) MCP
3 6 (46.15%) SLA
3 6 (46.15%) Internet
3 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) VPN
7 2 (15.38%) Apple
7 2 (15.38%) Sage
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) CSS
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Back Office
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Sage 200
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
7 2 (15.38%) Office 365

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) IIS
2 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Internet
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
1 6 (46.15%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Sage