Job Information

Reading, United Kingdom
Job Type


Desktop Support Analyst

£30,000 + Full Corporate Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for you, an experienced Desktop Support Analyst to join a leading orangisation in their UK HQ in Reading.

As the Desktop Support Analyst, you will be responsible for 1st and 2nd Line Service Desk support (break / fix problems and service requests) effectively and in accordance with agreed service levels, standards and processes, with business users to take ownership of problems through to resolution.

Effective and accurate escalation of issues to the appropriate teams in a timely fashion to alleviate the risk of breaching SLAs.

Work with other IT Service Desk staff and 3rd Line infrastructure and application support teams effectively to ensure that excellent end-to-end IT support services are provided.

Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key staff and managers in the business and personnel within IT.

Identify where knowledge can be shared with others in the team to improve the service provided to our customers and help develop the knowledge and skills of others in the IT team.

Ensure that assigned IT service incidents are managed effectively and repeated occurrences are flagged as potential Problems to identify root causes, thus reducing the number and severity of future incidents.


Other duties:

Arrange and assist external technical support as appropriate.

Ensuring all contact with the Service Desk is logged

Aim to fix 80% of tickets escalated from First Line

Aim to deliver all Service Requests resolve all Incidents within agreed SLA period

Creating and maintaining relevant articles in the Knowledge Base

Liaise with third line to understand why tickets have been escalated to third line, identifying knowledge transfer needs and access rights required.

Skills and Experience Required

Experience of working in 1st and 2nd line in a busy professional services environment, supporting 170+ customers.

Significant experience working in a demanding and time critical environment

Ability to troubleshoot and understand the customers’ requirements, to be able to deliver the right solution to meet their ‘needs’ rather than their ‘wants’

Process driven, with the ability to focus on the end result/be a completer, finisher

Excellent written and communication skill


As the Desktop Support Analyst, you will be working with the following technologies.  Any experience will certainly help your application.


Microsoft Windows including: Office 365, Teams, Microsoft Office etc.
Mobile devices – configuring and troubleshooting

Barracuda VPN

FortiClient VPN
Sophos (or other Mobile Device Management solutions)

Encryption software - Sophos
Apple products
Printing solutions (desktop and MFD)
Active Directory

Mimecast email management

PMS - Elite 3E

CMS - MatterSphere
DMS – iManage
Document Management tools
CRM - Interaction

Intune – software deployment tool



Sunrise – IT’s ITSM ticketing software tool

If you are a Desktop Support Analyst / Desktop Support Engineer / 2nd Line Support Engineer, or similar, looking for a new challenge, then please send your CV to me today.

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