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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 126 128 134
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.14% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 2
Average salary £29,750 £30,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.83% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,650 £28,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £32,400 £29,400
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,150
% change year-on-year
- +3.51%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2174 2140 2064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.28% 94.27% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1546 1709 1754
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 £27,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 29 July 2014.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Reading

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
3 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
4 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
5 8 (27.59%) MS Office
6 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
7 5 (17.24%) VMware
7 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
7 5 (17.24%) LAN
7 5 (17.24%) SAP
7 5 (17.24%) SQL
7 5 (17.24%) IBM Notes
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (17.24%) Lotus
8 4 (13.79%) MCSA
8 4 (13.79%) WAN
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (13.79%) MCTS
8 4 (13.79%) PDA
8 4 (13.79%) MCP
8 4 (13.79%) Firewall
9 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
9 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
9 3 (10.34%) VPN
10 2 (6.90%) ITIL
10 2 (6.90%) Thin Client

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 5 (17.24%) IBM Notes
1 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (27.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) LAN
2 4 (13.79%) WAN
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) PDA
2 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL
2 1 (3.45%) Project Management
2 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.45%) Change Management
2 1 (3.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) MCP
2 4 (13.79%) MCSA
2 4 (13.79%) MCTS
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Lotus
2 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
2 5 (17.24%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) AppSense
3 2 (6.90%) Lumension
3 2 (6.90%) McAfee
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
Reading, Berkshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum £30-35k+
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago