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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 112 111 124
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 27 24 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.14% 1.04% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.14% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 26 20 10
Average salary £32,500 £22,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.44% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,000 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £36,050 £30,500
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
2218 2110 1854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.98% 91.66% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1537 1607 1577
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 28 January 2015.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Reading

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (87.23%) Active Directory
3 36 (76.60%) Citrix
4 33 (70.21%) Finance
5 32 (68.09%) Cisco
5 32 (68.09%) Avaya
6 29 (61.70%) Windows 7
7 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
8 14 (29.79%) ITIL
9 13 (27.66%) MS Office
10 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (23.40%) Fat Client
11 11 (23.40%) MCSE
11 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
11 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (23.40%) Thin Client
12 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
14 8 (17.02%) PBX
14 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (14.89%) SLA
16 6 (12.77%) BCP
16 6 (12.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
17 5 (10.64%) SCCM
18 4 (8.51%) Service Management
19 3 (6.38%) Degree
19 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
20 2 (4.26%) PDA
20 2 (4.26%) Android

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (12.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) MS Office
2 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) PBX
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
2 1 (2.13%) 3G
2 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
General
1 33 (70.21%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Military
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Thin Client
1 11 (23.40%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.26%) PDA
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (61.70%) Windows 7
3 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) Android
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) ITIL
2 6 (12.77%) BCP
3 4 (8.51%) Service Management
4 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.13%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Java
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) MCSE
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (87.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (76.60%) Citrix
2 32 (68.09%) Avaya
2 32 (68.09%) Cisco
3 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Lotus
4 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.13%) VMware
Reading
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago