Period
to 12 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 230 227
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 19 30 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.36% 0.50% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.52% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 25
Berkshire median annual salary £25,000 £30,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.03% +10.91% +7.84%
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,868 £23,000
90th Percentile £27,200 £33,750 £39,750
South East median annual salary £26,500 £26,500 £26,250
% change year-on-year - +0.95% +5.00%

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 5,032 5,728 6,176
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 94.83% 95.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4,029 4,567 4,964
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £73,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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
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 12 December 2019. 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
Slough - 9 £25,000 - 1
Reading -11 6 £25,000 -18.03% 4
Bracknell +7 3 £25,000 -13.04% 3
Ascot - 1 £25,000 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, Desktop Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Office 365
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
5 9 (47.37%) Asset Management
6 7 (36.84%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (31.58%) DBS Check
7 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (31.58%) SLA
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (21.05%) Skype
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
9 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
10 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
10 3 (15.79%) Break/Fix
10 3 (15.79%) SCCM
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
11 2 (10.53%) Apple
11 2 (10.53%) Broadband
11 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 2 (10.53%) SAP
11 2 (10.53%) Service Management
11 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
11 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
11 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation

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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (21.05%) Skype
3 2 (10.53%) Broadband
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) Intranet
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Asset Management
2 6 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (15.79%) Break/Fix
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) EAM
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) DBS Check
2 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Apple
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec