The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 127 134 117
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 18 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 0.21% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.22% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 11
Average salary £31,250 £25,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £23,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £26,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.92%
Desktop Support
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2354 2262 1903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.03% 92.82% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1578 1766 1578
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Reading

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Reading

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) Active Directory
3 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
4 13 (41.94%) Citrix
5 11 (35.48%) Avaya
5 11 (35.48%) Cisco
5 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
5 11 (35.48%) Finance
6 7 (22.58%) MS Office
7 6 (19.35%) SAP
7 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 6 (19.35%) IBM Notes
7 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
7 6 (19.35%) Lotus
7 6 (19.35%) Thin Client
7 6 (19.35%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (19.35%) VMware
7 6 (19.35%) Fat Client
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (12.90%) PBX
9 4 (12.90%) SLA
9 4 (12.90%) MCSE
9 4 (12.90%) ITIL
9 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (9.68%) SCCM
10 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
10 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.68%) Windows 8

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (19.35%) IBM Notes
1 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) PBX
2 3 (9.68%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Thin Client
1 6 (19.35%) Fat Client
2 3 (9.68%) PDA
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
2 3 (9.68%) BCP
3 1 (3.23%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) MCSE
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (77.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Citrix
2 11 (35.48%) Avaya
2 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) SAP
3 6 (19.35%) Lotus
3 6 (19.35%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) McAfee
4 2 (6.45%) AppSense
4 2 (6.45%) Lumension
Reading, Berkshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago