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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 132 127 136
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.32% 0.48% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.52% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 3
Average salary £26,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £32,400
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
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
2079 2289 2112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 94.16% 92.15% 93.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1620 1621 1677
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) VPN
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 6 (37.50%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) CCNA
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) SLA
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (31.25%) PDA
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) MCP
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL V2
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Android
7 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
7 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
7 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) Dell

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) VPN
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) Junos
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) PDA
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Android
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL V2
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Process Management
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCNA
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) MCP
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) MCTS
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Dell KACE
2 2 (12.50%) Dell
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) HP