Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 November 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 > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 260 227
Rank change year-on-year -12 -33 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 33 24 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.42% 0.32% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.33% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 31 22 29
Manchester median annual salary £30,000 £25,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.91% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £17,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £39,750 £30,850
North West median annual salary £27,500 £24,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year +14.58% - -2.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 7669 7211 7181
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.45% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6368 6193 5978
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Manchester

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Manchester

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in Manchester

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Bury - 6 £24,500 -
Sale +10 1 £20,000 -20.00%
Bolton +4 1 £20,000 -
Salford -2 1 £43,500 +97.73% 1
Altrincham - 1 £22,000 -
Oldham - 1 £22,500 -
Desktop Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Manchester region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 24 (72.73%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Citrix
3 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 10 (30.30%) Office 365
5 9 (27.27%) Cisco
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 8 (24.24%) VPN
6 8 (24.24%) Service Management
7 7 (21.21%) SCCM
7 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
8 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 6 (18.18%) ITSM
8 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
9 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
10 4 (12.12%) Migration
10 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (12.12%) Apple
11 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
11 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
12 2 (6.06%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (6.06%) Trend Analysis
12 2 (6.06%) Data Transformation
12 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
12 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
12 2 (6.06%) Data Privacy
12 2 (6.06%) User Experience
12 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
12 2 (6.06%) OneDrive

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Front Office
1 2 (6.06%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
1 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
1 2 (6.06%) User Experience
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Mac OS
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Service Management
2 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 6 (18.18%) ITSM
2 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Data Privacy
5 2 (6.06%) Data Security
5 2 (6.06%) Data Transformation
5 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.06%) Open Source
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) CISA
1 2 (6.06%) CISM
1 2 (6.06%) CISSP
1 2 (6.06%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (6.06%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
2 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.03%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Citrix
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) Apple
4 2 (6.06%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Sun
5 1 (3.03%) Veeam
5 1 (3.03%) VMware