The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 56 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.22% 0.67% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Average salary £19,000 £51,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-62.92% -
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
437 566 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 96.04% 94.18% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 339 461 514
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Merseyside

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Liverpool +10 1 £19,000 -63.80%
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) MCDST
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Avaya
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Mitel
4 1 (25.00%) Altiris
4 1 (25.00%) Publishing
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Android

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCDST
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) Mitel
2 1 (25.00%) Altiris
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco