The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £26,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 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
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 209 219
Rank change year-on-year -38 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 22 19 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.34% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.35% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 19 19 28
Median salary £26,500 £22,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.45% -12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,500 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £37,700 £30,400
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6598 5504 6187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.66% 97.74% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5394 4671 5060
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the North West

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in the North West

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the North West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in the North West

Desktop Support
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Cheshire -25 11 £20,500 -6.81% 1
Manchester -34 6 £26,750 +11.45% 4
Merseyside +1 3 £28,000 +27.27%
Cumbria - 2 £23,500 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 31 (75.61%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
3 19 (46.34%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
5 14 (34.15%) Windows 7
6 13 (31.71%) Fat Client
6 13 (31.71%) ITIL
6 13 (31.71%) Thin Client
7 11 (26.83%) Intel
7 11 (26.83%) Citrix
8 9 (21.95%) Windows 10
9 8 (19.51%) Office 365
10 6 (14.63%) Windows 8
10 6 (14.63%) SCCM
10 6 (14.63%) Cisco
10 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
11 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
11 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
11 5 (12.20%) Finance
11 5 (12.20%) VPN
11 5 (12.20%) LAN
11 5 (12.20%) WAN
11 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
12 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
12 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (9.76%) DHCP
12 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.20%) LAN
2 5 (12.20%) VPN
2 5 (12.20%) WAN
3 4 (9.76%) DHCP
3 4 (9.76%) DNS
4 3 (7.32%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (7.32%) Skype
4 3 (7.32%) VoIP
5 2 (4.88%) MPLS
6 1 (2.44%) Firewall
6 1 (2.44%) LDAP
6 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) WinForms
1 1 (2.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Fat Client
1 13 (31.71%) Thin Client
2 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.32%) iPad
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) CMDB
5 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.44%) iPhone
5 1 (2.44%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (75.61%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Windows 7
3 9 (21.95%) Windows 10
4 6 (14.63%) Windows 8
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.88%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.32%) ITSM
3 3 (7.32%) Network Management
3 3 (7.32%) Service Management
4 2 (4.88%) Break/Fix
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.44%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) ERP
5 1 (2.44%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.44%) Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Multithreading
5 1 (2.44%) People Management
5 1 (2.44%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) C#
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.32%) MCP
3 3 (7.32%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) CCAA
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) XenApp
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.83%) Citrix
2 11 (26.83%) Intel
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco
4 4 (9.76%) Apple
4 4 (9.76%) VMware
5 3 (7.32%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) NetApp
6 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.44%) Acronis
7 1 (2.44%) AppSense
7 1 (2.44%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.44%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.44%) Remedy
7 1 (2.44%) Snow
7 1 (2.44%) Sophos
7 1 (2.44%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.44%) Veeam
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