The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 197 200
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 30 43 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.83% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.85% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 23 39 26
Median salary £27,500 £27,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,233 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £36,250
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 South 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
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5072 5041 5830
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.00% 97.62% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4219 4271 4917
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the South West

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in the South West

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the South West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in the South West

Desktop Support
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 within the South West 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
Wiltshire +4 14 £25,500 -15.00%
Gloucestershire +4 6 £25,000 -9.09%
Somerset -7 4 £36,750 +34.62%
Dorset -1 3 £37,500 +76.61%
Bristol -25 3 £24,000 -12.72% 4
Desktop Support
England

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

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 South West region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 46 (75.41%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Active Directory
3 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
4 16 (26.23%) Windows 7
5 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
6 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
6 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
6 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
6 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
6 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (18.03%) LAN
7 11 (18.03%) WAN
8 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (14.75%) Windows 8
8 9 (14.75%) WLAN
8 9 (14.75%) C#
8 9 (14.75%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (11.48%) Office 365
10 7 (11.48%) Fat Client
10 7 (11.48%) Intel
10 7 (11.48%) Thin Client
11 6 (9.84%) Windows 10
12 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
12 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
12 5 (8.20%) DNS
12 5 (8.20%) ITIL
12 5 (8.20%) DHCP
12 5 (8.20%) WPF

Desktop Support 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 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) LAN
1 11 (18.03%) WAN
2 9 (14.75%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (14.75%) WLAN
3 5 (8.20%) DHCP
3 5 (8.20%) DNS
4 3 (4.92%) Firewall
4 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
1 4 (6.56%) Military
2 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Law
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) WPF
2 4 (6.56%) WCF
3 3 (4.92%) WinForms
4 2 (3.28%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.64%) .NET
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.64%) jQuery
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Fat Client
1 7 (11.48%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.56%) Driving Licence
2 4 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.92%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (4.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (75.41%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (14.75%) Windows 8
5 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.84%) Windows 10
7 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.64%) Android
11 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.20%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
3 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
3 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.92%) High Availability
4 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.28%) Change Management
5 2 (3.28%) Line Management
5 2 (3.28%) Patch Management
5 2 (3.28%) Software Delivery
5 2 (3.28%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.28%) Ticket Management
6 1 (1.64%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (1.64%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (1.64%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.64%) IT Strategy
6 1 (1.64%) ITSM
6 1 (1.64%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) C#
2 4 (6.56%) VB
3 3 (4.92%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) CCNA
3 1 (1.64%) CCNP
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (47.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) vSphere
3 1 (1.64%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Intel
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco
3 3 (4.92%) Citrix
3 3 (4.92%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.28%) Apple
5 1 (1.64%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.64%) CA
5 1 (1.64%) Civica
5 1 (1.64%) Veeam
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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