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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 209 190 203
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 31 28 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.56% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 20 24 12
Average salary £21,500 £22,975 £22,442
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.42% +2.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,300 £20,450 £18,100
10% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £43,050 £27,450
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.04%
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
5762 5035 5224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.16% 95.34% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4817 4303 4604
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,100 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Bristol +1 8 £24,000 -3.03%
Gloucestershire 0 8 £21,500 -40.27% 1
Dorset - 6 £18,000 -
Wiltshire +4 5 £21,500 -11.34% 2
Devon -3 4 £22,500 -1.96%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) Windows 7
3 29 (52.73%) Active Directory
4 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
5 18 (32.73%) MS Office
6 16 (29.09%) MS Excel
7 14 (25.45%) VMware
8 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
9 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (20.00%) Finance
10 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (16.36%) WAN
11 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (16.36%) LAN
11 9 (16.36%) ITIL
12 8 (14.55%) MCP
12 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
13 7 (12.73%) SQL
14 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
14 6 (10.91%) CA
14 6 (10.91%) Citrix
14 6 (10.91%) MCDST
15 5 (9.09%) SCCM
15 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
15 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (9.09%) DHCP
15 5 (9.09%) DNS
16 4 (7.27%) SLA
16 4 (7.27%) Apple

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.82%) Lync
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (32.73%) MS Office
2 16 (29.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
2 9 (16.36%) LAN
2 9 (16.36%) WAN
3 5 (9.09%) DHCP
3 5 (9.09%) DNS
4 3 (5.45%) Internet
4 3 (5.45%) Firewall
5 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.82%) Network Security
5 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.82%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.82%) 3G
5 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) French Language
2 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.45%) iPhone
4 2 (3.64%) iPad
4 2 (3.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) Statistics
5 1 (1.82%) CMDB
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Vista
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) ITIL
2 2 (3.64%) Migration
2 2 (3.64%) Document Management
2 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
3 1 (1.82%) Software Deployment
3 1 (1.82%) CRM
3 1 (1.82%) ERP
3 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
3 1 (1.82%) Process Management
3 1 (1.82%) Service Delivery
3 1 (1.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.55%) MCP
3 6 (10.91%) MCDST
4 2 (3.64%) MCITP
5 1 (1.82%) MCSE
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (52.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.64%) XenApp
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) VMware
3 6 (10.91%) Citrix
3 6 (10.91%) CA
4 4 (7.27%) Apple
5 2 (3.64%) Remedy
5 2 (3.64%) McAfee
5 2 (3.64%) Kofax
6 1 (1.82%) Siemens
6 1 (1.82%) Avaya
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco
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