The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset 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 West / Dorset
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 70 81
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.25% 0.17% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Median salary £35,000 £21,233 £18,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +64.84% +17.95%  
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 Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 391 578 686
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 98.99% 99.14% 98.99%
Number of salaries quoted 356 460 575
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Dorset

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Dorset

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

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 Dorset region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware