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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 163 176 188
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 5
Average salary £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £18,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,400 £26,800
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Desktop Support
North 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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3171 3744 4096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 94.21% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2626 3096 3547
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Manchester

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
Oldham - 2 £22,500 -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 11 (40.74%) Windows XP
4 10 (37.04%) ITIL
5 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 9 (33.33%) MS Office
5 9 (33.33%) DHCP
5 9 (33.33%) DNS
6 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
6 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
6 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (25.93%) VPN
6 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
7 6 (22.22%) ERP
8 5 (18.52%) LAN
8 5 (18.52%) WLAN
8 5 (18.52%) WAN
8 5 (18.52%) SLA
8 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
8 5 (18.52%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) SQL
8 5 (18.52%) VB
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
8 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2005

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
1 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (14.81%) IIS
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (7.41%) Lync
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.70%) Joomla!
5 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.70%) CMS
5 1 (3.70%) Drupal
5 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
5 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.70%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) DHCP
1 9 (33.33%) DNS
2 7 (25.93%) VPN
3 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (18.52%) LAN
3 5 (18.52%) WLAN
3 5 (18.52%) WAN
4 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.41%) MPLS
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
1 4 (14.81%) Legal
2 2 (7.41%) Advertising
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) Classic ASP
2 4 (14.81%) COM
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) XML
2 4 (14.81%) Ajax
2 4 (14.81%) LINQ
2 4 (14.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) SecurID
3 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows XP
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (14.81%) Android
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
8 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) ERP
3 5 (18.52%) Web Development
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Document Management
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.70%) System Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.70%) CRM
6 1 (3.70%) SEO
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) C#
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
1 5 (18.52%) VB
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (14.81%) MCITP
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.41%) MCSA
2 2 (7.41%) CCNP
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CCAA
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) XenApp
3 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix
2 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (11.11%) Avaya
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) AppSense
4 2 (7.41%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) Facebook
5 1 (3.70%) Twitter