The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 66 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.77% 0.58% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.60% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £22,500 £19,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,075
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Job Titles Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
623 331 430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 96.29% 96.50% 97.73%
Number of salaries quoted 582 312 393
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Desktop Support
Northamptonshire

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
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Northampton

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 July 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 Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
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%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) HNC
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Altiris
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) F5