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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 228 240 239
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 18 25 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 27
Median salary £22,500 £20,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -6.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £14,000 £18,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £36,560
UK excluding London median salary £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-0.94% +6.00%
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
5864 6482 7151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.36% 96.96% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4912 5387 5759
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -12 8 £21,000 +2.43%
Lancashire +12 6 £17,250 -4.16%
Merseyside -12 3 £27,500 +44.73%
Cheshire +26 1 £26,000 +2.97%
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
4 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
5 11 (29.73%) MS Office
5 11 (29.73%) ITIL
6 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
7 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
7 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (21.62%) Citrix
9 7 (18.92%) Windows 8
10 6 (16.22%) SCCM
10 6 (16.22%) Finance
10 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
10 6 (16.22%) VPN
10 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
11 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.51%) SLA
12 4 (10.81%) Thin Client
12 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (10.81%) LAN
12 4 (10.81%) Legal
12 4 (10.81%) Firewall
12 4 (10.81%) Fat Client
12 4 (10.81%) Skype
13 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
13 3 (8.11%) Network Security

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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Office
2 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) VPN
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 4 (10.81%) LAN
3 4 (10.81%) Skype
4 3 (8.11%) Network Security
5 2 (5.41%) VoIP
5 2 (5.41%) WAN
5 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.41%) Wireless
5 2 (5.41%) WLAN
6 1 (2.70%) DHCP
6 1 (2.70%) DNS
6 1 (2.70%) Extranet
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Fat Client
1 4 (10.81%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (18.92%) Windows 8
6 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.70%) Android
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
2 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.41%) Coaching
3 2 (5.41%) Compliance Audit
3 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.41%) Project Management
3 2 (5.41%) Service Management
4 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.70%) Change Control
4 1 (2.70%) Email Filtering
4 1 (2.70%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (2.70%) ITSM
4 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.70%) Line Management
4 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) MCSA
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.41%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) Intel
4 2 (5.41%) Dell
4 2 (5.41%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) AppSense
5 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Remedy
5 1 (2.70%) Sage
5 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.70%) VMware