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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 125 135 125
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 2
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
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
2305 2189 1933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.61% 94.11% 92.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1635 1741 1631
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (33.33%) MS Office
4 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
6 6 (20.00%) VMware
6 6 (20.00%) Lotus
6 6 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (20.00%) SAP
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) IBM Notes
6 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (13.33%) PDA
7 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
8 3 (10.00%) SCCM
8 3 (10.00%) Finance
8 3 (10.00%) VPN
8 3 (10.00%) Citrix
8 3 (10.00%) ITIL
8 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
8 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (6.67%) Lumension
9 2 (6.67%) Office 365
9 2 (6.67%) McAfee
9 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (20.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Office
1 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) PBX
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) PDA
2 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
3 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.33%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Lotus
2 6 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) Lumension
4 2 (6.67%) McAfee
4 2 (6.67%) AppSense
5 1 (3.33%) Avaya
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
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