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 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 247 235 240
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 21
Median salary £24,000 £21,000 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £14,650 £18,700 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,850 £27,600
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +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
6147 6508 7024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.65% 96.60% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5163 5398 5801
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 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 September 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 September 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 -15 5 £23,750 +13.09% 5
Lancashire +10 3 £14,000 -22.22%
Merseyside -13 3 £27,500 +44.73%
Cheshire +33 2 £25,750 +0.98% 1
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
6 7 (22.58%) MS Office
7 6 (19.35%) ITIL
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
8 5 (16.13%) SCCM
8 5 (16.13%) Citrix
9 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
9 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
9 4 (12.90%) VPN
9 4 (12.90%) Firewall
9 4 (12.90%) Finance
9 4 (12.90%) Legal
9 4 (12.90%) Skype
9 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
10 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (9.68%) Office 365
10 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (9.68%) Network Security
10 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
10 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
10 3 (9.68%) WAN
10 3 (9.68%) LAN
10 3 (9.68%) VoIP
10 3 (9.68%) SLA
10 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (6.45%) Thin Client

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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
1 4 (12.90%) Skype
1 4 (12.90%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 3 (9.68%) Network Security
2 3 (9.68%) VoIP
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.45%) Wireless
3 2 (6.45%) WLAN
4 1 (3.23%) Extranet
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
1 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) PMI
2 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) Android
7 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.45%) Coaching
3 2 (6.45%) Compliance Audit
3 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Change Control
4 1 (3.23%) Email Filtering
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.23%) ITSM
4 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.23%) Line Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) MCSA
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) Dell
3 2 (6.45%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) Intel
3 2 (6.45%) Sage
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
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