The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 212 230 210
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 43 26 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.37% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 30
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £17,000 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £39,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6836 7022 6862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.28% 95.29% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5539 5894 6073
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 17 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Merseyside 0 18 £24,000 -4.00% 1
Cheshire +11 14 £24,000 -38.46%
Manchester -3 9 £28,750 +25.00% 2
Lancashire 0 2 £25,500 -12.82%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 59 (85.51%) Windows
2 43 (62.32%) Active Directory
3 36 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 33 (47.83%) ITIL
5 30 (43.48%) Citrix
6 24 (34.78%) Windows 7
7 22 (31.88%) MS Office
7 22 (31.88%) MS Excel
8 19 (27.54%) MCP
8 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
10 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (21.74%) Blackberry
11 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
12 12 (17.39%) MCDST
12 12 (17.39%) XenApp
13 11 (15.94%) Finance
13 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
14 10 (14.49%) XenDesktop
15 9 (13.04%) MCSE
15 9 (13.04%) Symantec
15 9 (13.04%) Backup Exec
15 9 (13.04%) LANDesk
16 8 (11.59%) Legal
16 8 (11.59%) HP
17 7 (10.14%) Web Services
17 7 (10.14%) IIS
17 7 (10.14%) VPN
17 7 (10.14%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.14%) IIS
3 3 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (31.88%) MS Office
1 22 (31.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.14%) VPN
2 7 (10.14%) DNS
3 6 (8.70%) DHCP
4 4 (5.80%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.90%) VoIP
5 2 (2.90%) WAN
5 2 (2.90%) LAN
5 2 (2.90%) Internet
6 1 (1.45%) 3G
6 1 (1.45%) Firewall
6 1 (1.45%) Wireless
6 1 (1.45%) WEP
6 1 (1.45%) WPA
6 1 (1.45%) PSTN
6 1 (1.45%) ADSL
6 1 (1.45%) ISDN
6 1 (1.45%) SMTP
6 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MSI
1 1 (1.45%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Legal
3 6 (8.70%) Retail
4 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) Web Services
2 1 (1.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.14%) iPad
3 4 (5.80%) Firmware
4 3 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.45%) iPhone
5 1 (1.45%) iSeries
5 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.45%) Handset
5 1 (1.45%) SecurID
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 59 (85.51%) Windows
2 24 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
5 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.35%) Android
8 1 (1.45%) UNIX
8 1 (1.45%) Linux
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.83%) ITIL
2 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (8.70%) Incident Management
2 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (5.80%) Document Management
3 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
3 4 (5.80%) Process Management
3 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.35%) Change Control
5 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.45%) PRINCE
6 1 (1.45%) CAD
6 1 (1.45%) Change Management
6 1 (1.45%) Service Management
6 1 (1.45%) Workflow
6 1 (1.45%) Migration
6 1 (1.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (27.54%) MCP
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (17.39%) MCDST
3 9 (13.04%) MCSE
4 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) MCITP
5 4 (5.80%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.35%) MCSA
6 3 (4.35%) Degree
7 2 (2.90%) MCTS
7 2 (2.90%) HND
8 1 (1.45%) CCNA
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.45%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (62.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.39%) XenApp
3 10 (14.49%) XenDesktop
4 7 (10.14%) XenServer
5 4 (5.80%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.45%) vSphere
7 1 (1.45%) Xen
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Backup Exec
2 6 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 30 (43.48%) Citrix
3 9 (13.04%) Symantec
3 9 (13.04%) LANDesk
4 8 (11.59%) HP
5 6 (8.70%) Avaya
6 5 (7.25%) VMware
7 3 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) Lotus
8 2 (2.90%) McAfee
9 1 (1.45%) Wyse
9 1 (1.45%) AppSense
9 1 (1.45%) Acronis
9 1 (1.45%) Facebook
9 1 (1.45%) Twitter
9 1 (1.45%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.45%) Apple
9 1 (1.45%) Reuters
9 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.45%) Cisco
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