The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 74 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.29% 1.00% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.03% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 0
Average salary £24,500 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Desktop Support
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
808 875 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.06% 97.11% 97.68%
Number of salaries quoted 714 835 798
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Southampton region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Southampton

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows XP
2 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) MS Office
4 6 (35.29%) Citrix
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000
5 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
5 5 (29.41%) iSeries
6 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) SCCM
6 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (23.53%) Software Deployment
6 4 (23.53%) AS400
6 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) Retail
7 2 (11.76%) Back Office
7 2 (11.76%) Remedy
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (11.76%) EPoS
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) SAP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) SNMP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) iSeries
2 4 (23.53%) AS400
3 2 (11.76%) EPoS
3 2 (11.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows XP
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
1 4 (23.53%) Software Deployment
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.88%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Backup Exec
2 4 (23.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Remedy
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago