The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Administrator role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Administrator
Rank 883 886 873
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 26 10 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.009% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.010% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 34
Average salary £28,500 £26,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.54% -33.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £20,650 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £34,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,500 £25,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -35.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107607 104825 109929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.60% 94.71% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 89210 86198 94252
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator within the UK.

Desktop Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 within the UK.

Desktop Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +19 26 £28,500 +7.54%
South East +9 14 £24,750 +12.50%
London +33 9 £25,500 -3.77%
Hampshire -13 7 £17,500 -
West Sussex +3 4 £28,500 -
Horsham -6 4 £28,500 -
Eastleigh - 4 £17,500 -
Marlow - 3 £35,000 -
Portsmouth - 3 £23,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £30,000 -
South West - 2 £30,000 -
Cambridge -5 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £37,500 +15.38%
East of England -12 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Cheltenham - 1 £30,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £30,000 -

Desktop Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Administrator 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 Administrator in their job title.

1 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
3 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 23 (52.27%) VMware
5 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
7 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
7 17 (38.64%) MS Office
8 12 (27.27%) Citrix
9 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (25.00%) XenApp
10 10 (22.73%) ITIL
10 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
11 9 (20.45%) SAP
11 9 (20.45%) SQL
11 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (18.18%) Finance
13 7 (15.91%) Cisco
13 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
14 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (11.36%) Windows Vista
14 5 (11.36%) HP
14 5 (11.36%) Lotus
14 5 (11.36%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (11.36%) MCP
14 5 (11.36%) IBM Notes
15 4 (9.09%) MCSE
15 4 (9.09%) Linux

Desktop Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Administrator 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 Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) IBM Notes
2 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (38.64%) MS Office
1 17 (38.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Back Office
3 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) EPoS
2 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) Equities
3 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.55%) iPhone
3 2 (4.55%) iPad
3 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
6 5 (11.36%) Windows Vista
7 4 (9.09%) Linux
7 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) Time Management
3 3 (6.82%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.55%) Low Latency
5 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) MCP
3 4 (9.09%) MCSE
4 3 (6.82%) MCTS
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.55%) CCNA
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.00%) XenApp
3 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 23 (52.27%) VMware
3 12 (27.27%) Citrix
4 9 (20.45%) SAP
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco
6 5 (11.36%) HP
6 5 (11.36%) Lotus
6 5 (11.36%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (9.09%) Symantec
7 4 (9.09%) IBM
8 3 (6.82%) Apple
8 3 (6.82%) Altiris
9 2 (4.55%) AVG
10 1 (2.27%) McAfee