The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 230 235 235
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 23 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 14
Average salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,450 £20,150 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £32,800 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
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
6162 6574 7080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.20% 94.86% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5015 5312 6066
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 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
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 3 July 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
Manchester +1 8 £25,000 +6.38% 2
Cheshire +2 7 £25,000 -16.66% 4
Lancashire -6 5 £18,500 -21.27%
Merseyside +13 3 £29,500 +9.25%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) Active Directory
3 25 (47.17%) Windows XP
4 24 (45.28%) Microsoft
5 21 (39.62%) MS Office
6 20 (37.74%) DNS
7 19 (35.85%) ITIL
8 18 (33.96%) DHCP
8 18 (33.96%) Windows 7
9 17 (32.08%) VPN
10 15 (28.30%) Windows 8
11 14 (26.42%) SLA
12 13 (24.53%) Cisco
13 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
13 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
13 12 (22.64%) Finance
14 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (20.75%) Hyper-V
15 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
16 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
16 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (16.98%) Wireless
17 8 (15.09%) Windows Vista
17 8 (15.09%) Citrix
17 8 (15.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 7 (13.21%) Terminal Server
18 7 (13.21%) Retail
18 7 (13.21%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
18 7 (13.21%) ITIL V3

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 12 (22.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.55%) IIS
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.77%) WordPress
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.77%) Lync
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) Drupal
7 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.89%) GroupWise
7 1 (1.89%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (39.62%) MS Office
2 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.89%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) DNS
2 18 (33.96%) DHCP
3 17 (32.08%) VPN
4 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
5 9 (16.98%) Wireless
6 6 (11.32%) WAN
6 6 (11.32%) LAN
7 5 (9.43%) Firewall
7 5 (9.43%) WLAN
7 5 (9.43%) VLAN
8 2 (3.77%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.77%) MPLS
8 2 (3.77%) WEP
8 2 (3.77%) WPA
8 2 (3.77%) PSTN
8 2 (3.77%) VoIP
8 2 (3.77%) ADSL
8 2 (3.77%) ISDN
8 2 (3.77%) SMTP
8 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 5 (9.43%) Financial Institution
4 4 (7.55%) Legal
5 3 (5.66%) Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) COM
2 5 (9.43%) HTML
2 5 (9.43%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.55%) Classic ASP
3 4 (7.55%) CSS
3 4 (7.55%) XML
3 4 (7.55%) Ajax
3 4 (7.55%) LINQ
3 4 (7.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) SecurID
3 2 (3.77%) Photography
4 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 25 (47.17%) Windows XP
3 18 (33.96%) Windows 7
4 15 (28.30%) Windows 8
5 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (15.09%) Windows Vista
7 7 (13.21%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (7.55%) Android
10 2 (3.77%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (3.77%) Linux
10 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL V3
2 7 (13.21%) Line Management
3 6 (11.32%) ERP
3 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (11.32%) Process Management
3 6 (11.32%) Business Continuity
3 6 (11.32%) Web Development
4 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
4 5 (9.43%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.77%) Document Management
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.77%) Time Management
7 1 (1.89%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.89%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.89%) CRM
7 1 (1.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) C#
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
1 5 (9.43%) VB
1 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.32%) MCITP
3 4 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.66%) CCNA
4 3 (5.66%) MCSA
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.77%) CCAA
5 2 (3.77%) CCNP
5 2 (3.77%) MCP
5 2 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.77%) MCDST
6 1 (1.89%) MCSE
6 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (66.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.75%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.21%) Terminal Server
4 2 (3.77%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) Cisco
3 8 (15.09%) Citrix
4 5 (9.43%) Symantec
5 4 (7.55%) Apple
5 4 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (5.66%) Avaya
6 3 (5.66%) HP
6 3 (5.66%) VMware
7 2 (3.77%) AppSense
7 2 (3.77%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.89%) Google
8 1 (1.89%) Facebook
8 1 (1.89%) Twitter
8 1 (1.89%) Novell
8 1 (1.89%) Remedy
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