The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 69 75 89
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.86% 0.49% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 0.51% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 2
Average salary £40,000 £24,500 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.26% -
UK excluding London average salary £26,250 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.84%
Desktop Support
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
769 780 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 95.53% 96.42% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 663 714 841
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Oxford

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Oxford

Desktop Support
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 12 (66.67%) MCITP
3 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (66.67%) Linux
3 12 (66.67%) UNIX
3 12 (66.67%) CCNA
3 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (55.56%) Mac OS X
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.11%) VLAN
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.11%) Retail
6 2 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.11%) Sage
6 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) SCCM

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) VLAN
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) UNIX
3 10 (55.56%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) CCNA
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (66.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Sage