Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Technician was £25,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 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 Technician
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 344 353
Rank change year-on-year +15 +9 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 10 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.097% 0.027% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.028% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 2
South West median annual salary £25,500 £23,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.87% -20.00% +22.34%
10th Percentile £20,850 £21,200 £26,375
90th Percentile £30,000 £25,800 £32,125
England median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +6.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10021 10579 11485
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.54% 96.97% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8298 8927 9726
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Desktop Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Technician in the South West

Desktop Support Technician
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support Technician in the South West

Desktop Support Technician
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Technician within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Bristol -22 3 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Somerset - 3 £25,500 -
Gloucestershire +34 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £21,500 -
Desktop Support Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Desktop Support Technician 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 South West region featuring Desktop Support Technician in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Information Security
5 3 (30.00%) Legal
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) vCenter Server
5 3 (30.00%) vSphere
5 3 (30.00%) Skype
5 3 (30.00%) Veeam
5 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (20.00%) German Language
6 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language

Desktop Support Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Skype
3 3 (30.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
2 2 (20.00%) German Language
2 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Data Privacy
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus