The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 85 82 67
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.56% 0.32% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.35% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 7
Average salary £22,500 £27,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +5.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £20,700 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £27,500 £29,300
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Desktop Support
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
860 860 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 95.77% 92.87% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 745 752 519
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 £23,500 £24,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
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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
Northampton -3 3 £22,500 -18.18%
Desktop Support
East Midlands

Desktop Support
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) iPad
6 1 (12.50%) F5
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (12.50%) Android
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) PDA
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) MPLS
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) F5