The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £23,250 in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Desktop Support
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 134 133
Rank change year-on-year +31 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.46% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.49% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 16
Median salary £23,250 £22,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.68% -25.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £18,852 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £29,500 £33,750
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1215 1846 2309
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 97.43% 93.94% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 934 1488 1574
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Reading

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Reading region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (33.33%) Skype
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) MCP
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) IIS

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Apple