The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset 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 Somerset region.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 82 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.61% 0.18% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.18% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Average salary £22,500 £35,000 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +7.29%
Job Titles Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
781 549 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 95.95% 96.15% 99.42%
Number of salaries quoted 697 476 478
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Somerset

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 14 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Templecombe - 2 - -
Bath -15 1 £22,500 -35.71%
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
3 7 (53.85%) LAN
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
5 5 (38.46%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (23.08%) DNS
7 3 (23.08%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
7 3 (23.08%) Firewall
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (15.38%) Communications Security
8 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
8 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
8 2 (15.38%) Degree
8 2 (15.38%) Information Management
8 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
8 2 (15.38%) Electronics

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
1 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) DHCP
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) ADSL
4 2 (15.38%) 3G
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Aerospace
2 2 (15.38%) Military
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) Information Management
2 2 (15.38%) Communications Security
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Altiris
3 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
3 1 (7.69%) Nortel
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix