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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 183 169 177
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.11% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 9
Average salary £22,750 £22,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% -30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,750 £18,900 £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,500 £40,589
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.96%
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
3942 3485 3634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.06% 94.27% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3325 3023 3235
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 30 October 2014. 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
Bolton - 1 £18,000 -
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) SLA
3 5 (38.46%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (30.77%) ISMS
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL V2
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) MCSA
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Avaya
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) Google
6 2 (15.38%) Google Apps
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (7.69%) Document Management
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
3 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) ISMS
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL V2
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSA
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SLA
2 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) DameWare
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Citrix
1 2 (15.38%) Avaya
1 2 (15.38%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Panasonic
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