Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 227 240 254
Rank change year-on-year +13 +14 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 24 24 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.43% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 33
Berkshire median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +7.84% -3.77%
10th Percentile £23,081 £23,000 £18,750
90th Percentile £33,700 £33,375 £33,000
South East median annual salary £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -5.66%

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 5,325 6,200 7,499
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.37% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,273 5,048 5,836
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 20 January 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
Reading +13 15 £30,500 +16.19% 1
Bracknell 0 6 £23,735 -5.00%
Maidenhead -22 2 - -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 8
4 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (37.50%) SLA
7 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (33.33%) LAN
8 7 (29.17%) SCCM
9 6 (25.00%) ITIL
10 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
10 5 (20.83%) Migration
10 5 (20.83%) Firmware
10 5 (20.83%) WSUS
10 5 (20.83%) Driving Licence
10 5 (20.83%) Software Deployment
10 5 (20.83%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (20.83%) Critical Thinking
11 4 (16.67%) Office 365
11 4 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
12 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
12 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
12 3 (12.50%) Billing
12 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
12 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
12 3 (12.50%) Data Centre

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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) Skype
General
1 3 (12.50%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Driving Licence
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Fintech
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 8
5 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.17%) Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.17%) Unix
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Critical Thinking
2 5 (20.83%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (20.83%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Software Deployment
3 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 3 (12.50%) Coaching
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.17%) Chat Support
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) High Availability
5 1 (4.17%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 5 (20.83%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Apple
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) McAfee
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat