The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Desktop Support
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 86 91
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.62% 0.12% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.13% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Median salary £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% -5.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 624 783 1094
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.15% 93.88% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 473 646 822
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,350
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Bedfordshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Bedfordshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +7 3 £26,500 +1.92%
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Desktop Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Office 365
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) CRM
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) Power Management
6 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (14.29%) MCSA
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) ERP
6 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Power Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
3 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec