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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 229 218 213
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 25 25 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.43% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 23
Average salary £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
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
5562 5847 5292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.00% 97.45% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4656 4963 4496
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 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 +11 7 £26,500 -1.85%
Bristol -13 6 £23,500 +6.81% 2
Wiltshire +2 4 £27,500 +27.90%
Dorset +7 1 £26,000 -
Devon +1 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Citrix
3 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
4 11 (29.73%) VMware
4 11 (29.73%) Finance
4 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
4 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (29.73%) XenApp
4 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
5 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (24.32%) vSphere
6 9 (24.32%) SCCM
7 8 (21.62%) DNS
7 8 (21.62%) SLA
7 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
8 7 (18.92%) DHCP
9 6 (16.22%) Office 365
9 6 (16.22%) Client/Server
9 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
10 5 (13.51%) WAN
10 5 (13.51%) LAN
10 5 (13.51%) CRM
10 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
10 5 (13.51%) ITIL
10 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.51%) Skype for Business
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) DNS
1 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
2 7 (18.92%) DHCP
3 5 (13.51%) LAN
3 5 (13.51%) Skype
3 5 (13.51%) Unified Communications
3 5 (13.51%) WAN
4 4 (10.81%) Internet
4 4 (10.81%) WLAN
5 2 (5.41%) Firewall
5 2 (5.41%) VPN
6 1 (2.70%) Network Security
6 1 (2.70%) SAN
6 1 (2.70%) Wireless
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Billing
3 3 (8.11%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) iPhone
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.81%) Android
6 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.81%) Mac OS
7 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) CRM
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL
1 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
2 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.70%) ITSM
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.70%) Patch Management
3 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
1 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (29.73%) XenApp
3 9 (24.32%) vSphere
4 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Citrix
2 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 11 (29.73%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) AppSense
5 2 (5.41%) Dell
5 2 (5.41%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Lotus
6 1 (2.70%) Novell
6 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) Veeam
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