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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 208 220 220
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 20 25 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.42% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 25
Median salary £22,500 £25,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,230 £28,950 £27,800
UK excluding London median salary £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Desktop Support
England

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
5317 5883 6569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.19% 96.52% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4510 4709 5259
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +3 10 £24,000 +6.66% 2
Cheshire +33 6 £20,500 -28.07% 1
Merseyside +9 3 £24,000 -18.64%
Lancashire +5 2 £19,500 -17.89%
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (57.78%) Active Directory
4 22 (48.89%) Windows 7
5 19 (42.22%) MS Office
6 17 (37.78%) Citrix
6 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
7 16 (35.56%) ITIL
8 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
9 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
9 13 (28.89%) Windows XP
10 12 (26.67%) Finance
10 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
12 10 (22.22%) LAN
12 10 (22.22%) VPN
12 10 (22.22%) Thin Client
12 10 (22.22%) Fat Client
12 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
13 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (15.56%) Intel
14 7 (15.56%) DNS
14 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (13.33%) WAN
15 6 (13.33%) DHCP
15 6 (13.33%) SCCM
16 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (11.11%) VMware

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 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) MS Office
2 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
2 10 (22.22%) LAN
2 10 (22.22%) VPN
3 7 (15.56%) DNS
4 6 (13.33%) DHCP
4 6 (13.33%) WAN
5 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (6.67%) VoIP
7 2 (4.44%) Firewall
7 2 (4.44%) WLAN
8 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.22%) Internet
8 1 (2.22%) Network Security
8 1 (2.22%) Skype
8 1 (2.22%) SNMP
8 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 10 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.22%) PMI
4 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows 7
3 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.89%) Windows XP
5 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Android
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) ITIL
2 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.22%) Data Management
4 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.22%) Process Management
4 1 (2.22%) Project Management
4 1 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.22%) Service Management
4 1 (2.22%) System Testing
4 1 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.89%) MCP
2 4 (8.89%) MCTS
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.22%) MCSA
4 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (57.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) Citrix
3 7 (15.56%) Intel
4 5 (11.11%) VMware
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco
5 4 (8.89%) Dell
6 2 (4.44%) Apple
6 2 (4.44%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) AppSense
7 1 (2.22%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.22%) NetApp
7 1 (2.22%) Remedy
7 1 (2.22%) Sage
7 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + on-call + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum to £23,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + various benefits
Posted: 6 days ago