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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 198 197 207
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 41 40 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 0.69% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.72% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 26 29 9
Average salary £21,500 £22,950 £22,270
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.31% +3.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £21,495 £18,800
10% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £32,300 £29,400
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
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
5829 5523 5273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.00% 95.29% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4789 4633 4642
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 -3 18 £21,500 -56.56% 2
Wiltshire +2 11 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Bristol +2 6 £24,000 +2.12% 1
Dorset - 4 £18,000 -
Devon -18 2 £22,500 -1.96% 1
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 55 (83.33%) Windows
2 44 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 31 (46.97%) Microsoft
3 31 (46.97%) Active Directory
4 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (30.30%) MS Office
5 17 (25.76%) MS Excel
5 17 (25.76%) VMware
6 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (21.21%) TCP/IP
8 13 (19.70%) ITIL
9 12 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 12 (18.18%) Finance
10 10 (15.15%) DHCP
10 10 (15.15%) DNS
10 10 (15.15%) Citrix
10 10 (15.15%) Windows 8
10 10 (15.15%) SCCM
11 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (13.64%) LAN
11 9 (13.64%) WAN
12 8 (12.12%) Firewall
12 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (10.61%) Windows Vista
13 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
13 7 (10.61%) SQL
13 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (9.09%) ITIL Certification

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 12 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.52%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (30.30%) MS Office
2 17 (25.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) TCP/IP
2 10 (15.15%) DHCP
2 10 (15.15%) DNS
3 9 (13.64%) LAN
3 9 (13.64%) WAN
4 8 (12.12%) Firewall
5 5 (7.58%) Ethernet
5 5 (7.58%) VPN
6 2 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (1.52%) Network Security
7 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.52%) 3G
7 1 (1.52%) VoIP
7 1 (1.52%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MSI
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) French Language
2 1 (1.52%) Back Office
2 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) iPhone
2 5 (7.58%) BYOD
2 5 (7.58%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.06%) iPad
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Statistics
5 1 (1.52%) CMDB
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (83.33%) Windows
2 44 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (15.15%) Windows 8
6 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (10.61%) Windows Vista
7 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.55%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.52%) Android
10 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
2 6 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.03%) Migration
4 2 (3.03%) Document Management
5 1 (1.52%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.52%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.52%) Process Management
5 1 (1.52%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.52%) Change Management
5 1 (1.52%) CRM
5 1 (1.52%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (9.09%) MCP
3 4 (6.06%) MCDST
4 2 (3.03%) MCITP
5 1 (1.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (46.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (6.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (46.97%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.76%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) Citrix
4 6 (9.09%) Avaya
4 6 (9.09%) CA
4 6 (9.09%) Apple
5 4 (6.06%) Remedy
5 4 (6.06%) McAfee
6 2 (3.03%) Kofax
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco
7 1 (1.52%) Siemens
Swindon, Wiltshire
Arval
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits/Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago