The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 79 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.65% 0.69% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £23,750 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.92% -
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £24,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +4.08%
Desktop Support
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield 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
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
737 565 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 96.21% 98.09% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 639 466 596
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Sheffield region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Sheffield

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) MCDST
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCP
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) MCDST
1 3 (60.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix