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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 78 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.53% 0.91% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.97% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 6
Average salary £22,000 £19,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £18,700 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £25,150 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
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
726 829 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.90% 94.53% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 579 742 795
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,625 £22,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 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 2 July 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (20.00%) iPad
5 1 (20.00%) MS Project
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Mitel
5 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (20.00%) PDA
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) PDA
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Novell
2 1 (20.00%) Lotus