The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / North West
Rank 217 211 222
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 31 28 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.50% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.52% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 26
Median salary £20,000 £23,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.89% -2.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £19,400 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £29,200 £26,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5668 5354 6645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.59% 96.07% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4786 4496 5675
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,468 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in the North West

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in the North West

Desktop Support
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +19 11 £19,000 -15.55% 1
Manchester -22 9 £25,500 +8.51% 3
Merseyside -3 7 £28,250 +0.89%
Lancashire -5 4 £17,000 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Desktop Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
4 16 (36.36%) MS Office
5 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
6 12 (27.27%) ITIL
7 11 (25.00%) Intel
7 11 (25.00%) WAN
7 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 10 (22.73%) Fat Client
8 10 (22.73%) Thin Client
9 8 (18.18%) VPN
10 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
10 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
10 7 (15.91%) LAN
10 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (15.91%) VMware
11 6 (13.64%) Firewall
11 6 (13.64%) MCSE
11 6 (13.64%) Citrix
11 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
11 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
12 5 (11.36%) Office 365
12 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
12 5 (11.36%) Network Security
12 5 (11.36%) VoIP
12 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
13 4 (9.09%) Internet

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.09%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (36.36%) MS Office
2 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) WAN
2 8 (18.18%) VPN
3 7 (15.91%) LAN
3 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
4 6 (13.64%) Firewall
5 5 (11.36%) Network Security
5 5 (11.36%) VoIP
6 4 (9.09%) DHCP
6 4 (9.09%) DNS
6 4 (9.09%) FTP
6 4 (9.09%) HTTP
6 4 (9.09%) Internet
6 4 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (9.09%) SMTP
7 2 (4.55%) VLAN
7 2 (4.55%) WLAN
8 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.27%) Skype
8 1 (2.27%) Wireless
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Fat Client
1 10 (22.73%) Thin Client
2 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.09%) Linux
4 4 (9.09%) Solaris
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) Android
5 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
3 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 4 (9.09%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) Coaching
4 2 (4.55%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.27%) Change Control
5 1 (2.27%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (2.27%) Email Filtering
5 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.27%) Line Management
5 1 (2.27%) People Management
5 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.64%) MCSE
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) CISSP
3 4 (9.09%) RHCE
3 4 (9.09%) SCNA
3 4 (9.09%) SCSA
3 4 (9.09%) Sun Certification
4 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.82%) DBS Check
4 3 (6.82%) MCP
5 2 (4.55%) A+ Certification
5 2 (4.55%) CCNA
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) Sendmail
3 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Intel
3 7 (15.91%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.09%) Lotus
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco
6 3 (6.82%) HP
6 3 (6.82%) Intel Security
6 3 (6.82%) Sage
7 2 (4.55%) Veeam
8 1 (2.27%) Avaya
8 1 (2.27%) Dell
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