The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 631 640 749
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +109
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 248 287 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 203 258 122
Average salary £31,000 £28,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.73% +2.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,500 £24,750
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +3.03%

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Desktop Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Desktop Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 within the UK.

Desktop Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 +31 248 £31,000 +6.89% 13
London +60 152 £38,000 +16.92% 7
City of London +43 45 £47,500 +35.71% 4
South East -1 39 £25,000 -9.09% 3
East of England +22 19 £22,000 -13.72%
South West -5 19 £18,000 -21.56%
Hampshire +14 16 £25,000 -21.87%
Wiltshire +7 14 - -
Basingstoke - 13 £25,000 -
Swindon +11 9 - -
West Midlands +6 9 £20,000 -37.50% 1
North West +10 6 £22,500 -8.16% 1
Hertfordshire +2 6 £22,000 -31.25%
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £30,750 +39.77% 1
Ipswich - 6 £20,000 -
Suffolk - 6 £20,000 -
Manchester +24 5 £23,250 -3.12%
Milton Keynes - 5 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £22,000 -
Kent +7 4 £28,500 +37.34%
Essex +6 4 £26,250 +19.31%
West Sussex +1 4 £24,000 -12.72%
Berkshire 0 4 £26,000 +4.00% 1
Crawley 0 4 £24,000 -12.72%
Tamworth - 4 £22,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £22,500 -
North East -3 3 £31,000 +3.33%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £31,000 -
Poole - 3 £18,000 -
Stockport - 3 £20,000 -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 369 (77.52%) Windows
2 329 (69.12%) Active Directory
3 277 (58.19%) Microsoft
3 277 (58.19%) Windows 7
4 188 (39.50%) MS Office
5 181 (38.03%) ITIL
6 141 (29.62%) Finance
7 135 (28.36%) Blackberry
8 116 (24.37%) MS Excel
9 107 (22.48%) Windows XP
10 103 (21.64%) MCP
11 102 (21.43%) Citrix
12 94 (19.75%) MS Exchange
13 87 (18.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 74 (15.55%) Banking
15 72 (15.13%) Service Delivery
16 68 (14.29%) Service Management
16 68 (14.29%) MCSE
17 66 (13.87%) TCP/IP
18 65 (13.66%) SCCM
19 64 (13.45%) Investment Banking
20 61 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
21 59 (12.39%) Front Office
21 59 (12.39%) DHCP
22 57 (11.97%) Financial Institution
23 56 (11.76%) Business Continuity
23 56 (11.76%) ServiceNow
24 53 (11.13%) Business Continuity Management
24 53 (11.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 52 (10.92%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 94 (19.75%) MS Exchange
2 53 (11.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 45 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (3.36%) WorkSite
5 14 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.94%) IBM Notes
6 12 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.68%) Lync
9 7 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.26%) IIS
11 2 (0.42%) Apache
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.21%) WordPress
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.21%) Drupal
12 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
Applications
1 188 (39.50%) MS Office
2 116 (24.37%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.42%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.10%) Office 365
2 3 (0.63%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.87%) TCP/IP
2 59 (12.39%) DHCP
3 52 (10.92%) DNS
4 51 (10.71%) VPN
5 32 (6.72%) LAN
6 31 (6.51%) WAN
7 17 (3.57%) Network Security
8 16 (3.36%) IP Telephony
9 15 (3.15%) VoIP
10 14 (2.94%) Firewall
11 12 (2.52%) Ethernet
12 11 (2.31%) Wireless
13 10 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.47%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.47%) SAN
15 6 (1.26%) Internet
16 5 (1.05%) SSL
16 5 (1.05%) ADSL
17 4 (0.84%) Broadband
17 4 (0.84%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.15%) InstallShield
2 8 (1.68%) MSI
3 7 (1.47%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 141 (29.62%) Finance
2 74 (15.55%) Banking
3 64 (13.45%) Investment Banking
4 59 (12.39%) Front Office
5 57 (11.97%) Financial Institution
6 52 (10.92%) Law
7 38 (7.98%) Legal
8 9 (1.89%) Retail
9 8 (1.68%) Back Office
10 7 (1.47%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.42%) Publishing
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.31%) Application Packaging
2 9 (1.89%) .NET
3 8 (1.68%) Software Packaging
4 5 (1.05%) LINQ
4 5 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.05%) HTML
5 4 (0.84%) Classic ASP
5 4 (0.84%) COM
5 4 (0.84%) CSS
5 4 (0.84%) XML
5 4 (0.84%) Ajax
5 4 (0.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 135 (28.36%) Blackberry
2 25 (5.25%) Hedge funds
3 22 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (4.20%) iPhone
6 14 (2.94%) Mathematics
7 13 (2.73%) iPad
8 12 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.89%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.26%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.26%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.05%) iSeries
11 5 (1.05%) BYOD
11 5 (1.05%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.63%) SecurID
13 3 (0.63%) Fixed Income
14 2 (0.42%) Replication
14 2 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 369 (77.52%) Windows
2 277 (58.19%) Windows 7
3 107 (22.48%) Windows XP
4 61 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (10.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (9.45%) Windows 8
7 21 (4.41%) Windows Vista
8 19 (3.99%) Android
8 19 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.10%) Linux
10 8 (1.68%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.63%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.42%) UNIX
14 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (38.03%) ITIL
2 72 (15.13%) Service Delivery
3 68 (14.29%) Service Management
4 56 (11.76%) Business Continuity
5 53 (11.13%) Business Continuity Management
6 26 (5.46%) Incident Management
7 21 (4.41%) Document Management
8 14 (2.94%) Investment Management
8 14 (2.94%) Asset Management
8 14 (2.94%) Patch Management
9 13 (2.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (2.31%) Security Patching
11 10 (2.10%) CRM
11 10 (2.10%) Information Security
11 10 (2.10%) Change Control
11 10 (2.10%) Software Delivery
11 10 (2.10%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (1.89%) Software Distribution
13 8 (1.68%) Configuration Management
13 8 (1.68%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 42 (8.82%) SQL
2 12 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.89%) VB
4 7 (1.47%) C
5 5 (1.05%) C#
6 4 (0.84%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.63%) VBA
7 3 (0.63%) Perl
8 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.21%) Java
Qualifications
1 103 (21.64%) MCP
2 87 (18.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (14.29%) MCSE
4 47 (9.87%) Degree
5 23 (4.83%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (2.52%) MCDST
7 9 (1.89%) MCSA
8 8 (1.68%) MCITP
9 6 (1.26%) MOS
9 6 (1.26%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.26%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.63%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.42%) CCA
12 2 (0.42%) CCNA
12 2 (0.42%) CCAA
13 1 (0.21%) ACSP
13 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.21%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 329 (69.12%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.30%) XenApp
4 22 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 22 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.73%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (1.68%) Terminal Server
7 8 (1.68%) XenServer
8 7 (1.47%) vSphere
9 5 (1.05%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (13.66%) SCCM
2 23 (4.83%) WSUS
3 8 (1.68%) EdgeSight
3 8 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.63%) SCOM
6 2 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.21%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 277 (58.19%) Microsoft
2 102 (21.43%) Citrix
3 56 (11.76%) ServiceNow
4 52 (10.92%) VMware
5 36 (7.56%) Apple
6 33 (6.93%) HP
7 32 (6.72%) Bloomberg
8 27 (5.67%) Reuters
9 20 (4.20%) Avaya
10 17 (3.57%) Remedy
11 16 (3.36%) Interwoven
12 14 (2.94%) Dell
12 14 (2.94%) Lotus
13 13 (2.73%) Sophos
13 13 (2.73%) Cisco
14 11 (2.31%) McAfee
15 10 (2.10%) CA
15 10 (2.10%) AppSense
15 10 (2.10%) SonicWALL
15 10 (2.10%) MobileIron
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