The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 206 209 209
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 22 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.16% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 13
Average salary £24,888 £23,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.90% -2.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,528 £19,300 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £31,400 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,150
% change year-on-year
- +3.51%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5863 4988 5343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.75% 95.06% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4865 4317 4725
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Desktop Support
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -4 6 £27,500 +13.40% 1
Bristol +3 5 £29,000 -17.14%
Wiltshire -5 5 £23,750 +6.64%
Somerset -17 4 £22,500 +15.38%
Cornwall - 1 £22,500 -
Dorset - 1 £20,427 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 27 (44.26%) MS Excel
3 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
4 25 (40.98%) Windows 7
5 22 (36.07%) Windows XP
6 19 (31.15%) MS Exchange
7 18 (29.51%) MS Office
7 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
8 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (18.03%) Finance
9 11 (18.03%) Blackberry
9 11 (18.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (18.03%) Windows 2000
9 11 (18.03%) MCP
10 10 (16.39%) MCSE
10 10 (16.39%) ITIL
10 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (16.39%) Windows 8
11 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (14.75%) Problem Management
11 9 (14.75%) WSUS
11 9 (14.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 9 (14.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
12 8 (13.11%) VMware
12 8 (13.11%) LAN
12 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (13.11%) PDA
13 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
13 7 (11.48%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (31.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (18.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.64%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (44.26%) MS Excel
2 18 (29.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) LAN
2 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.48%) VPN
3 6 (9.84%) VoIP
4 5 (8.20%) DHCP
4 5 (8.20%) DNS
5 4 (6.56%) Firewall
6 2 (3.28%) Network Security
6 2 (3.28%) Internet
6 2 (3.28%) 3G
6 2 (3.28%) ADSL
7 1 (1.64%) WAN
7 1 (1.64%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MSI
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Electronics
3 2 (3.28%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.28%) Military
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Blackberry
2 8 (13.11%) PDA
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (77.05%) Windows
2 25 (40.98%) Windows 7
3 22 (36.07%) Windows XP
4 11 (18.03%) Windows 2000
5 10 (16.39%) Windows 8
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
2 9 (14.75%) Problem Management
3 3 (4.92%) Information Security
3 3 (4.92%) Service Management
4 2 (3.28%) Communications Security
4 2 (3.28%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.28%) Information Management
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Migration
5 1 (1.64%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) VBScript
2 1 (1.64%) VB
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) MCP
2 10 (16.39%) MCSE
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (14.75%) WSUS
1 9 (14.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (6.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) VMware
3 4 (6.56%) Citrix
4 3 (4.92%) Lotus
5 2 (3.28%) Altiris
6 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.64%) McAfee
6 1 (1.64%) Sophos
6 1 (1.64%) Nortel
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Posted: 5 days ago