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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Administrator
Rank 861 872 846
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 5 3 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.003% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.003% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 39
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £30,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,250 £30,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -25.00%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £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 28 January 2015 within the UK.

Desktop Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Top 7 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 28 January 2015. 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 +18 5 £28,000 -6.66%
London -3 3 £28,000 -
South East -19 2 £26,250 -12.50%
Eastleigh - 1 £17,500 -
Marlow - 1 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £17,500 -

Desktop Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 28 (84.85%) Active Directory
3 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
4 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
4 16 (48.48%) MS Office
5 14 (42.42%) VMware
5 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
6 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
7 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (30.30%) ITIL
9 8 (24.24%) Finance
9 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (21.21%) Citrix
11 6 (18.18%) Cisco
11 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (18.18%) XenApp
11 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
12 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
12 5 (15.15%) SAP
13 4 (12.12%) MCP
13 4 (12.12%) SQL
13 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
13 4 (12.12%) MCSE
13 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000
13 4 (12.12%) HP
13 4 (12.12%) Back Office
13 4 (12.12%) Symantec
13 4 (12.12%) EPoS
13 4 (12.12%) Windows Vista

Desktop Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) Apache
3 3 (9.09%) nginx
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (48.48%) MS Office
1 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) MySQL
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 4 (12.12%) Back Office
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Games
4 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) EPoS
2 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (6.06%) Equities
3 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.06%) iPhone
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
3 13 (39.39%) Windows XP
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Vista
6 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000
7 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
7 3 (9.09%) Linux
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Time Management
3 3 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.06%) Low Latency
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) MCP
2 4 (12.12%) MCSE
3 3 (9.09%) MCTS
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (84.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) SAP
6 4 (12.12%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) Symantec
7 3 (9.09%) Altiris
7 3 (9.09%) Apple
8 2 (6.06%) AVG
9 1 (3.03%) McAfee
9 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (3.03%) Lotus