The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £28,000 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 25 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 57 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.56% 0.22% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.22% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
Median salary £28,000 £22,000 £29,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -24.78%  
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £26,500 £26,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 491 452 487
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 91.60% 97.62% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 364 368 360
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £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 Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Merseyside

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Merseyside

Desktop Support
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Liverpool +4 3 £28,000 +27.27% 1
Desktop Support
North West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Merseyside region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) iPad
4 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow