The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 216 202 198
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 9 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.17% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 14
Average salary £23,000 £19,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -21.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £38,450
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
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
5900 4912 5429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.16% 94.92% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4875 4224 4806
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 22 August 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Gloucestershire -2 5 £23,000 +21.05%
Wiltshire -3 3 £22,250 -0.08%
Somerset -21 2 £22,500 +15.38% 1
Bristol -2 1 £24,775 -17.41%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 41 (78.85%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 22 (42.31%) Windows 7
4 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
5 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
5 18 (34.62%) Windows XP
6 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
7 15 (28.85%) MS Office
8 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (17.31%) Windows 2000
9 9 (17.31%) LAN
9 9 (17.31%) VMware
9 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
10 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
10 8 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (15.38%) Finance
10 8 (15.38%) ITIL
10 8 (15.38%) MCP
10 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (15.38%) PDA
10 8 (15.38%) Windows 8
11 7 (13.46%) VPN
11 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (13.46%) VoIP
11 7 (13.46%) MCSE
12 6 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (11.54%) WSUS
12 6 (11.54%) Business Desktop Deployment

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
2 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.77%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 15 (28.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) LAN
2 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.46%) VPN
3 7 (13.46%) VoIP
4 5 (9.62%) DNS
4 5 (9.62%) DHCP
5 4 (7.69%) Firewall
6 2 (3.85%) WAN
6 2 (3.85%) ADSL
6 2 (3.85%) Internet
6 2 (3.85%) 3G
6 2 (3.85%) Network Security
7 1 (1.92%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MSI
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.85%) Military
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 8 (15.38%) PDA
2 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (78.85%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows 7
3 18 (34.62%) Windows XP
4 9 (17.31%) Windows 2000
5 8 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
2 8 (15.38%) ITIL
3 6 (11.54%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.77%) Service Management
5 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.85%) Information Management
5 2 (3.85%) Communications Security
5 2 (3.85%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.92%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.92%) Migration
6 1 (1.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) VBScript
2 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) MCP
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.46%) MCSE
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 6 (11.54%) WSUS
1 6 (11.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) VMware
3 4 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (5.77%) Lotus
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) Altiris
6 1 (1.92%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.92%) McAfee
6 1 (1.92%) Sophos
6 1 (1.92%) Nortel
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle
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