Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £21,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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

Desktop Support
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 140 179
Rank change year-on-year -11 +39 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 18 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.28% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 8
Cheshire median annual salary £21,500 £22,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% -12.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £19,000 £22,000 £23,050
90th Percentile £34,250 £27,250 £27,000
North West median annual salary £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year - -2.00% +6.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2722 2149 3198
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 97.37% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2083 1863 2669
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.06% -10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,750 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in Cheshire

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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
Warrington - 9 £19,000 - 1
Sandbach - 3 £20,500 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Wilmslow +3 1 £25,000 -3.85%
Chester +1 1 £33,750 +53.41%
Desktop Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Cheshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
4 5 (27.78%) SCCM
4 5 (27.78%) Intel
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) WAN
5 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco
5 4 (22.22%) Office 365
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 3 (16.67%) Line Management
6 3 (16.67%) LANDesk
6 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) Sun
6 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
7 2 (11.11%) Skype
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (11.11%) Break/Fix
7 2 (11.11%) MPLS
7 2 (11.11%) Blackberry

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
1 4 (22.22%) VPN
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) MPLS
2 2 (11.11%) Skype
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) PPP
General
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 6 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) BYOD
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 3 (16.67%) Line Management
3 2 (11.11%) Break/Fix
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Intel
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) LANDesk
4 3 (16.67%) Sun
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) AppSense
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) VMware