The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 198 234 203
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 52 16 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 0.27% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.28% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 48 9 24
Median salary £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,200 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,000 £27,733
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £24,775
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.96%
Desktop Support
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
5386 5749 5955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.52% 96.98% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4573 4874 4987
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in the South West

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in the South West

Desktop Support
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +7 24 £20,500 -5.74%
Wiltshire +17 21 £35,000 +45.83%
Somerset -3 3 £34,000 - 1
Bristol - 3 £28,000 -
Dorset +12 1 £20,000 -33.33% 2
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Desktop Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 83 (91.21%) Windows
2 72 (79.12%) Windows 7
3 42 (46.15%) MS Office
4 40 (43.96%) MS Excel
5 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
6 33 (36.26%) MS Exchange
7 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
8 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (29.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (29.67%) Windows XP
11 26 (28.57%) DHCP
11 26 (28.57%) DNS
12 19 (20.88%) LAN
13 15 (16.48%) SCCM
14 14 (15.38%) Office 365
14 14 (15.38%) WAN
15 13 (14.29%) Windows 8
15 13 (14.29%) Android
16 11 (12.09%) Remote Desktop
17 10 (10.99%) ITIL
17 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
18 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
18 9 (9.89%) VMware
19 8 (8.79%) Apple
19 8 (8.79%) iManage
19 8 (8.79%) vSphere
19 8 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
20 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
21 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (36.26%) MS Exchange
2 28 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (46.15%) MS Office
2 40 (43.96%) MS Excel
3 8 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.38%) Office 365
2 5 (5.49%) SaaS
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (28.57%) DHCP
1 26 (28.57%) DNS
2 19 (20.88%) LAN
3 14 (15.38%) WAN
4 11 (12.09%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.59%) VoIP
7 5 (5.49%) PBX
7 5 (5.49%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (5.49%) VPN
7 5 (5.49%) Wireless
8 4 (4.40%) Firewall
9 3 (3.30%) VLAN
10 2 (2.20%) 3G
10 2 (2.20%) ADSL
10 2 (2.20%) NAS
10 2 (2.20%) OSPF
10 2 (2.20%) SSL
10 2 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (2.20%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) COM
1 4 (4.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) Fat Client
1 5 (5.49%) iPhone
1 5 (5.49%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.20%) CESG
3 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.20%) Replication
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 83 (91.21%) Windows
2 72 (79.12%) Windows 7
3 29 (31.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (29.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (29.67%) Windows XP
5 13 (14.29%) Android
5 13 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
7 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.59%) Mac OS X
9 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.20%) Linux
10 2 (2.20%) Unix
10 2 (2.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.99%) ITIL
2 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
3 5 (5.49%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (5.49%) Software Deployment
4 4 (4.40%) Change Management
4 4 (4.40%) Information Management
4 4 (4.40%) Line Management
4 4 (4.40%) Patch Management
5 2 (2.20%) Change Control
5 2 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.20%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.20%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (1.10%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.10%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.10%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.79%) vSphere
3 6 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.20%) XenApp
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) SCCM
2 4 (4.40%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.89%) VMware
3 8 (8.79%) Apple
3 8 (8.79%) iManage
4 6 (6.59%) HP
5 3 (3.30%) Cisco
5 3 (3.30%) Intel
6 2 (2.20%) Adobe
6 2 (2.20%) Citrix
6 2 (2.20%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.20%) SonicWALL
6 2 (2.20%) Wyse
7 1 (1.10%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
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