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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Administrator
Rank 885 856 876
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 18 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.007% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.008% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 7
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £18,000
% change year-on-year
- +80.55%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 2014 within the UK.

Desktop Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Top 15 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 20 August 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 -8 14 £30,000 +7.14%
South East +1 7 £30,000 +7.14%
Berkshire -6 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Reading - 5 £32,500 -
Scotland - 4 £35,000 -
Edinburgh - 4 £35,000 -
East of England -2 3 - -
Cambridge -3 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 3 - -
London -11 3 £30,000 +25.00%
Portsmouth - 2 £23,250 -
Hampshire - 2 £23,250 -
North East - 1 £26,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £26,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £26,000 -

Desktop Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 35 (97.22%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 15 (41.67%) Windows XP
5 14 (38.89%) MS Office
5 14 (38.89%) SAP
6 13 (36.11%) VMware
7 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 10 (27.78%) ITIL
8 10 (27.78%) SQL
9 8 (22.22%) Back Office
9 8 (22.22%) Retail
9 8 (22.22%) Windows 2000
9 8 (22.22%) EPoS
9 8 (22.22%) Citrix
10 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
10 7 (19.44%) XenApp
11 6 (16.67%) Time Management
11 6 (16.67%) Advertising
11 6 (16.67%) IBM Notes
11 6 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (16.67%) Lotus
12 5 (13.89%) Sophos
12 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
12 5 (13.89%) Linux
12 5 (13.89%) MCP
13 4 (11.11%) IBM
13 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (8.33%) HP
15 2 (5.56%) Cisco

Desktop Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Office
2 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) VoIP
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Back Office
1 8 (22.22%) Retail
2 6 (16.67%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 35 (97.22%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 15 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 8 (22.22%) Windows 2000
5 5 (13.89%) Linux
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Time Management
3 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.78%) Service Management
4 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) MCP
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCTS
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) XenApp
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) SAP
2 13 (36.11%) VMware
3 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.22%) Citrix
5 6 (16.67%) Lotus
5 6 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (13.89%) Sophos
7 4 (11.11%) IBM
8 3 (8.33%) HP
9 2 (5.56%) Cisco
10 1 (2.78%) Apple
10 1 (2.78%) NetApp
10 1 (2.78%) Symantec
10 1 (2.78%) Altiris