The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 121 131 136
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 4
Average salary £29,500 £28,750 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.60% +10.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,950 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £32,100 £29,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +7.29%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 2144 2186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.39% 94.49% 93.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1573 1741 1850
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Desktop Support
Berkshire

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 14 July 2014.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Reading

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
5 8 (24.24%) MS Office
6 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
6 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
6 7 (21.21%) LAN
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (18.18%) WAN
7 6 (18.18%) MCP
7 6 (18.18%) MCSA
7 6 (18.18%) Firewall
7 6 (18.18%) MCTS
8 5 (15.15%) IBM Notes
8 5 (15.15%) Lotus
8 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
9 4 (12.12%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (12.12%) SAP
9 4 (12.12%) SQL
9 4 (12.12%) PDA
9 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.12%) VMware
10 3 (9.09%) Finance
10 3 (9.09%) ITIL
10 3 (9.09%) VPN
10 3 (9.09%) Windows 8

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LAN
2 6 (18.18%) WAN
2 6 (18.18%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) PDA
2 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows XP
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
2 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.03%) Information Security
3 1 (3.03%) Change Management
3 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (18.18%) MCP
2 6 (18.18%) MCSA
2 6 (18.18%) MCTS
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Lotus
3 4 (12.12%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) AppSense
4 2 (6.06%) Lumension
4 2 (6.06%) McAfee
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Apple