The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Technician role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Technician
Rank - 244 228
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.034% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.035% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £27,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £18,500 £25,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -5.66%
Desktop Support Technician
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5525 5738 5201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.03% 97.45% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4640 4883 4422
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Desktop Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Desktop Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Technician
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Desktop Support Technician Salary Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Desktop Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Desktop Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam
2 1 (50.00%) VMware