The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 238 224 229
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 22 45 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.35% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.64% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 21 44 23
Average salary £24,250 £26,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.73% +4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
Desktop Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6084 6995 6386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.79% 98.09% 97.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5089 5794 4935
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Yorkshire -10 16 £24,250 -19.16%
North Yorkshire - 6 £25,750 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 31 (77.50%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (52.50%) ITIL
4 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
5 16 (40.00%) Citrix
6 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
8 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (27.50%) MS Office
9 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 10 (25.00%) DNS
9 10 (25.00%) SLA
10 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
10 9 (22.50%) Internet
10 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (22.50%) SCCM
11 8 (20.00%) MCP
12 7 (17.50%) VPN
12 7 (17.50%) DHCP
12 7 (17.50%) HP
12 7 (17.50%) Firewall
12 7 (17.50%) ITIL V3
12 7 (17.50%) XenApp
12 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
13 6 (15.00%) Degree
13 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (15.00%) Service Management
13 6 (15.00%) Finance

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (15.00%) IIS
1 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (27.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Sage 200
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) DNS
2 9 (22.50%) Internet
2 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (17.50%) DHCP
3 7 (17.50%) Firewall
3 7 (17.50%) VPN
4 6 (15.00%) LAN
5 5 (12.50%) VoIP
6 4 (10.00%) WAN
7 2 (5.00%) HTTP
8 1 (2.50%) 3G
8 1 (2.50%) Broadband
8 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) Local Government
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) iSeries
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
7 5 (12.50%) Unix
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
10 2 (5.00%) Linux
10 2 (5.00%) Mac OS
10 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL V3
3 6 (15.00%) Migration
3 6 (15.00%) Service Management
4 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 5 (12.50%) Release Management
4 5 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.00%) Fault Management
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.00%) Time Management
8 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.50%) Change Control
8 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.50%) ERP
8 1 (2.50%) Fault Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) ITSM
8 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.50%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) MCP
2 6 (15.00%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) XenApp
3 4 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 5 (12.50%) OpenView
3 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) Citrix
3 7 (17.50%) HP
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
4 6 (15.00%) VMware
5 5 (12.50%) Sophos
6 2 (5.00%) Apple
6 2 (5.00%) BMC
6 2 (5.00%) Lotus
6 2 (5.00%) Sage
7 1 (2.50%) Dell
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) Polycom
7 1 (2.50%) SAP