Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 86 118
Rank change year-on-year -23 +32 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.37% 0.63% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.65% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 4
Dorset median annual salary £30,000 £23,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.43% -11.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20,650 £20,375 £23,575
90th Percentile £34,750 £25,000 £30,700
South West median annual salary £24,500 £25,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year -2.00% -7.41% +17.39%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 1,326 928 1,539
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.29% 97.99% 98.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,135 832 1,207
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

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
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Poole - 2 £32,500 - 1
Wimborne - 2 £21,500 -
Bournemouth - 1 £30,000 -
Desktop Support
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) WinForms
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) GDPR
3 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (40.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GDPR
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Lotus