The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £18,500 in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 171 195
Rank change year-on-year -1 +24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 48 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.24% 0.98% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 1.03% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3 47 36
Median salary £18,500 £29,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.20% +7.40%  
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 Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3215 4666 5262
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 95.66% 95.38% 95.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2607 3829 3871
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 3 months to 27 April 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
Reading +25 6 £21,250 +10.02% 1
Maidenhead +11 2 £18,500 -26.00%
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Berkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
3 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
4 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
4 10 (37.04%) Finance
5 8 (29.63%) IBM
6 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
6 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 5 (18.52%) LAN
7 5 (18.52%) IBM Domino
7 5 (18.52%) Client/Server
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) IBM Certification
7 5 (18.52%) iPad
7 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
7 5 (18.52%) Analytics
7 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
7 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
7 5 (18.52%) iPhone
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (14.81%) Android
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
8 4 (14.81%) Case Management

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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (18.52%) IBM Domino
3 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) LAN
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.81%) VoIP
3 3 (11.11%) DHCP
3 3 (11.11%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) PBX
3 3 (11.11%) VPN
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) Skype
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.70%) SMTP
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Financial Institution
2 4 (14.81%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Client/Server
1 5 (18.52%) iPad
1 5 (18.52%) iPhone
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.81%) Android
5 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.70%) Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Analytics
1 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
1 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
2 4 (14.81%) Case Management
2 4 (14.81%) Workflow
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Process Management
5 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PHP
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) IBM Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) Remedy
4 3 (11.11%) Apple
4 3 (11.11%) Dell
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Kaspersky
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Xerox
5 2 (7.41%) Spiceworks
6 1 (3.70%) Intel Security