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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 77 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.29% 1.38% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.41% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 0
Average salary £24,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.35% -
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,500 £25,500
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -3.92%
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
816 850 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.33% 97.70% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 725 812 796
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 £21,750 £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 2 September 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 11 (61.11%) Windows XP
4 10 (55.56%) MS Office
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) Citrix
6 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
6 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
6 5 (27.78%) iSeries
7 4 (22.22%) VMware
7 4 (22.22%) SCCM
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (22.22%) Software Deployment
7 4 (22.22%) AS400
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (11.11%) PDA
9 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (11.11%) Cisco
9 2 (11.11%) HP
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (11.11%) EPoS

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) SNMP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) VLAN
General
1 2 (11.11%) Back Office
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) iSeries
2 4 (22.22%) AS400
3 2 (11.11%) PDA
3 2 (11.11%) EPoS
4 1 (5.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 11 (61.11%) Windows XP
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 2000
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
1 4 (22.22%) Software Deployment
2 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.56%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
2 4 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Remedy
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec