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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / South West
Rank 175 227 226
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 56 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.13% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 54 19 19
Median salary £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,500 £19,850
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £27,750
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%

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
4781 5448 5905
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.66% 97.22% 97.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3983 4636 5015
Median salary £40,000 £38,875 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.89% +3.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire +42 24 £25,000 -5.66% 3
Gloucestershire +10 20 £22,000 -13.72%
Bristol +8 8 £26,000 +10.63%
Dorset +23 3 £25,000 -3.84%
Cornwall - 1 £40,000 - 1
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 102 (95.33%) Windows
2 63 (58.88%) Windows 7
3 58 (54.21%) MS Office
4 51 (47.66%) Microsoft
5 40 (37.38%) MS Excel
6 31 (28.97%) MS Exchange
7 28 (26.17%) Windows XP
7 28 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (24.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (22.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (21.50%) ITIL
11 20 (18.69%) DHCP
11 20 (18.69%) DNS
12 19 (17.76%) Thin Client
12 19 (17.76%) Intel
12 19 (17.76%) Fat Client
13 18 (16.82%) Windows 8
14 17 (15.89%) Active Directory
15 15 (14.02%) LAN
15 15 (14.02%) WAN
16 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
17 12 (11.21%) SCCM
18 11 (10.28%) VMware
18 11 (10.28%) Service Delivery
18 11 (10.28%) Windows Server
19 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
20 8 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
20 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
21 7 (6.54%) Office 365
21 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification

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 31 (28.97%) MS Exchange
2 24 (22.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 58 (54.21%) MS Office
2 40 (37.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.69%) DHCP
1 20 (18.69%) DNS
2 15 (14.02%) LAN
2 15 (14.02%) WAN
3 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.74%) WLAN
4 3 (2.80%) VPN
5 2 (1.87%) Firewall
6 1 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (3.74%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.74%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) Fat Client
1 19 (17.76%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.87%) CESG
3 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.93%) HP Storage
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 102 (95.33%) Windows
2 63 (58.88%) Windows 7
3 28 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (26.17%) Windows XP
4 26 (24.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (16.82%) Windows 8
6 11 (10.28%) Windows Server
7 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.61%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.67%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.74%) Android
10 4 (3.74%) Linux
10 4 (3.74%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.50%) ITIL
2 11 (10.28%) Service Delivery
3 5 (4.67%) Patch Management
4 4 (3.74%) Change Management
4 4 (3.74%) Line Management
5 3 (2.80%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.87%) Data Analysis
6 2 (1.87%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.87%) ITIL V3
6 2 (1.87%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (1.87%) Software Delivery
7 1 (0.93%) Capacity Management
7 1 (0.93%) Information Security
7 1 (0.93%) ITSM
7 1 (0.93%) Service Management
7 1 (0.93%) Software Deployment
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.61%) MCP
5 4 (3.74%) MCSA
6 2 (1.87%) CCNA
6 2 (1.87%) CCNP
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.87%) MCSE
7 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (15.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.67%) vSphere
4 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.87%) XenApp
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (11.21%) SCCM
2 4 (3.74%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (47.66%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.76%) Intel
3 11 (10.28%) VMware
4 6 (5.61%) HP
5 4 (3.74%) Apple
6 3 (2.80%) Citrix
7 2 (1.87%) Civica
7 2 (1.87%) iManage
7 2 (1.87%) Wyse
8 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.93%) CA
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco
8 1 (0.93%) Veeam
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