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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 202 211 204
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 32 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 9
Average salary £22,500 £19,750 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.92% -19.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £28,578 £24,400 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
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
5917 4756 5500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.17% 94.99% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4935 4113 4877
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 9 £22,000 +15.78% 3
Wiltshire +1 8 £22,750 +2.15% 3
Devon - 7 £22,500 - 3
Bristol -9 6 £24,138 -19.54% 4
Somerset -10 2 £23,000 +17.94%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 43 (69.35%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Windows 7
3 20 (32.26%) Windows XP
4 17 (27.42%) MS Office
4 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
5 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
6 13 (20.97%) ITIL
7 12 (19.35%) Service Delivery
7 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
8 11 (17.74%) PDA
9 9 (14.52%) Blackberry
10 8 (12.90%) VoIP
10 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
11 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
11 7 (11.29%) Finance
11 7 (11.29%) VMware
11 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
12 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (9.68%) SCCM
12 6 (9.68%) Mac OS X
12 6 (9.68%) Cisco
13 5 (8.06%) IBM
13 5 (8.06%) HP
13 5 (8.06%) PMI
13 5 (8.06%) PMI Certification
13 5 (8.06%) LAN
13 5 (8.06%) Windows 2000
13 5 (8.06%) Apple
13 5 (8.06%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.84%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (27.42%) MS Office
2 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) VoIP
2 5 (8.06%) LAN
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (8.06%) IP Telephony
3 4 (6.45%) DNS
3 4 (6.45%) DHCP
3 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.84%) VPN
4 3 (4.84%) Firewall
5 2 (3.23%) Network Security
5 2 (3.23%) 3G
5 2 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (1.61%) WAN
6 1 (1.61%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MSI
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Banking
2 3 (4.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Electronics
3 2 (3.23%) Military
3 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) PDA
2 9 (14.52%) Blackberry
3 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.06%) PMI
4 5 (8.06%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.84%) Clustering
5 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.84%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (69.35%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Windows 7
3 20 (32.26%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.68%) Mac OS X
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 2000
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) ITIL
2 12 (19.35%) Service Delivery
3 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
4 5 (8.06%) Security Management
4 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.84%) Service Management
5 3 (4.84%) Data Protection
5 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.23%) Information Management
6 2 (3.23%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.23%) Communications Security
7 1 (1.61%) CRM
7 1 (1.61%) Migration
7 1 (1.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) VBScript
2 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) PMI Certification
1 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) MCP
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.84%) MCSE
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
4 1 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (4.84%) WSUS
4 2 (3.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.61%) Nagios
5 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) VMware
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco
4 5 (8.06%) IBM
4 5 (8.06%) HP
4 5 (8.06%) Apple
5 4 (6.45%) Citrix
6 3 (4.84%) Lotus
7 2 (3.23%) Altiris
7 2 (3.23%) Adobe
8 1 (1.61%) Nortel
8 1 (1.61%) CommVault
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle
8 1 (1.61%) McAfee
8 1 (1.61%) Sophos
8 1 (1.61%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.61%) LANDesk
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