The table below looks at the statistics for the Deskside Support role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Deskside Support in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Deskside Support
Rank 858 919 886
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Deskside Support 38 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.008% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.009% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 27 9 9
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +9.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £22,990 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,900 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £26,250 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Deskside Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Deskside Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Deskside Support
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Deskside Support within the UK.

Deskside Support Salary Trend in the UK

Deskside Support
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Deskside Support over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 within the UK.

Deskside Support Salary Histogram in the UK

Deskside Support
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Deskside Support within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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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
England +50 38 £30,000 +1.69%
London +48 24 £32,500 -10.95%
Bristol +8 9 £26,500 +0.95%
South West +4 9 £26,500 +12.76%
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £28,750 -4.16%
South East +5 2 £28,750 -30.30%
Milton Keynes -15 2 £28,750 -4.16%
City of London - 2 £37,250 -
Birmingham - 2 £31,250 -
West Midlands - 2 £31,250 -
East Midlands - 1 £17,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £17,500 -
Derby - 1 £17,500 -

Deskside Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Deskside 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 Deskside Support in their job title.

1 45 (71.43%) Windows
2 36 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 36 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 34 (53.97%) ITIL
4 30 (47.62%) Law
5 25 (39.68%) MS Office
6 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
7 20 (31.75%) WorkSite
8 19 (30.16%) MS Excel
9 18 (28.57%) Incident Management
10 17 (26.98%) Windows XP
11 16 (25.40%) Legal
12 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (23.81%) HP
13 13 (20.63%) Blackberry
14 12 (19.05%) Interwoven
14 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (19.05%) Document Management
14 12 (19.05%) Windows 8
15 11 (17.46%) Android
15 11 (17.46%) MCSE
16 10 (15.87%) SLA
16 10 (15.87%) Data Protection
16 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (14.29%) CMDB
18 8 (12.70%) Meridio
18 8 (12.70%) Hummingbird
18 8 (12.70%) OpenText
18 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
18 8 (12.70%) Service Management

Deskside Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Deskside 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 Deskside Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (31.75%) WorkSite
2 5 (7.94%) IBM Notes
2 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.59%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.59%) Lync
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (39.68%) MS Office
2 19 (30.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.59%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.94%) VPN
3 4 (6.35%) LAN
3 4 (6.35%) WAN
4 3 (4.76%) Ethernet
4 3 (4.76%) DECT
4 3 (4.76%) Wireless
4 3 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (1.59%) VoIP
General
1 30 (47.62%) Law
2 16 (25.40%) Legal
3 5 (7.94%) Finance
4 4 (6.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Blackberry
2 9 (14.29%) CMDB
3 7 (11.11%) iPad
4 6 (9.52%) iPhone
5 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.17%) PDA
5 2 (3.17%) Handset
5 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (71.43%) Windows
2 36 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 17 (26.98%) Windows XP
4 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (19.05%) Windows 8
6 11 (17.46%) Android
7 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (11.11%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.97%) ITIL
2 18 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 12 (19.05%) Document Management
4 10 (15.87%) Data Protection
5 8 (12.70%) Service Management
6 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
6 4 (6.35%) Change Management
6 4 (6.35%) ITSM
7 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.76%) Project Management
7 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.17%) Network Management
8 2 (3.17%) Practice Management
8 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.17%) CRM
8 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.59%) Coaching
9 1 (1.59%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.46%) MCSE
3 7 (11.11%) MCITP
4 6 (9.52%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.59%) MCP
6 1 (1.59%) MCSA
6 1 (1.59%) MCTS
6 1 (1.59%) MOS
6 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
2 2 (3.17%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.59%) DameWare
2 1 (1.59%) Nagios
2 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.59%) WSUS
2 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.81%) HP
3 12 (19.05%) Interwoven
4 8 (12.70%) Meridio
4 8 (12.70%) Hummingbird
4 8 (12.70%) OpenText
5 6 (9.52%) Citrix
6 5 (7.94%) Lotus
7 4 (6.35%) Google
8 3 (4.76%) Apple
8 3 (4.76%) McAfee
9 2 (3.17%) Altiris
9 2 (3.17%) Mitel
9 2 (3.17%) VMware
9 2 (3.17%) Dell
10 1 (1.59%) Cisco
10 1 (1.59%) SAP
10 1 (1.59%) BT
10 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.59%) Symantec