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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank - 74 84
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 0 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton - 1.30% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.37% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 10
Average salary - £24,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -40.60%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
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
663 803 859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.09% 94.92% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 581 711 820
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,525 £21,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Apple
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Android
3 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (25.00%) Mitel
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Lotus
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Android
3 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus