Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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

Desktop Support
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 243 294
Rank change year-on-year +25 +51 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 39 47 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.60% 0.59% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.62% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 42
Berkshire median annual salary £29,000 £26,750 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.41% -6.14% -9.52%
10th Percentile £23,000 £18,750 £23,850
90th Percentile £46,750 £47,500 £35,900
South East median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.41% -1.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 6,205 7,564 10,355
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 95.58% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5,042 5,883 8,406
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +28 20 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Windsor - 5 £29,000 - 1
Wokingham -5 4 - -
Maidenhead - 4 £53,750 - 1
Bracknell -11 2 £24,985 -0.06%
Slough +1 1 £32,500 +27.45%
Newbury - 1 £42,500 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Berkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
3 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 18 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (25.64%) DNS
4 10 (25.64%) DHCP
4 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (15.38%) SCCM
6 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (12.82%) Citrix
7 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
7 5 (12.82%) VMware
7 5 (12.82%) WinForms
7 5 (12.82%) Cisco
7 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
7 5 (12.82%) .NET
7 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
7 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (12.82%) C#
7 5 (12.82%) SQL
7 5 (12.82%) ITIL
7 5 (12.82%) MCSA
7 5 (12.82%) CRM
7 5 (12.82%) WPF
7 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
7 5 (12.82%) Android

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.26%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) DHCP
1 10 (25.64%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.26%) iSCSI
3 4 (10.26%) NetScaler
3 4 (10.26%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (10.26%) SAN
3 4 (10.26%) Wireshark
4 3 (7.69%) WAN
5 2 (5.13%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) Intranet
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Android Studio
1 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
1 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
1 5 (12.82%) JSON
1 5 (12.82%) RESTful
1 5 (12.82%) WinForms
1 5 (12.82%) WPF
2 1 (2.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) EPoS
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.82%) Android
4 5 (12.82%) Windows 10
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.56%) Linux
7 1 (2.56%) VMS
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) CRM
1 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
1 5 (12.82%) ITIL
1 5 (12.82%) Mobile Application Development
2 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (10.26%) Time Management
3 3 (7.69%) MVVM
3 3 (7.69%) OOP
4 2 (5.13%) DevOps
4 2 (5.13%) ERP
5 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.56%) SDLC
5 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) C#
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) VB
2 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.82%) MCSA
3 4 (10.26%) CCA
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (10.26%) Terminal Services
3 4 (10.26%) vSphere
3 4 (10.26%) XenApp
3 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
3 4 (10.26%) XenServer
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) EdgeSight
2 4 (10.26%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco
2 5 (12.82%) Citrix
2 5 (12.82%) RedGate
2 5 (12.82%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) Ivanti
4 3 (7.69%) Xamarin
5 2 (5.13%) Google
5 2 (5.13%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Blue Prism
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) SaltStack