The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Technician role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Technician
Rank - - 82
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £23,000
UK excluding London average salary £21,000 £26,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +12.76%
Desktop Support Technician
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1184 1123 844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.19% 95.66% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 936 873 734
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Desktop Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support Technician in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Desktop Support Technician
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Desktop Support Technician Salary Trend in Essex

Desktop Support Technician
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited Desktop Support Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support Technician in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) VLAN
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management

Desktop Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region that cited Desktop Support Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) IP Telephony
1 4 (66.67%) VLAN
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware