The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 68 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.58% 1.02% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.08% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Average salary £20,500 £19,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.89% -
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
Desktop Support
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton 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
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
658 369 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 95.09% 94.13% 97.93%
Number of salaries quoted 616 344 437
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Northampton region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Northampton

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Change Control
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Altiris
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (25.00%) SCOM
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Firmware
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) HNC
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) AIX
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) HNC
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Altiris
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) IBM