The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support 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 Support Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Administrator
Rank 883 - 862
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Administrator 3 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% - 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% - 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 13
Average salary £32,500 - £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 - £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 - £34,000

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
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 Support Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Desktop Support Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Administrator
Salary Trend

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

Desktop Support Administrator Salary Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Administrator
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Administrator over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 within the UK.

Desktop Support Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Administrator
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East - 3 £32,500 -
England - 3 £32,500 -
Marlow - 2 £33,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £33,750 -
Hampshire - 1 £17,500 -
Eastleigh - 1 £17,500 -

Desktop Support Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Support 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 Support Administrator in their job title.

1 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) VMware
3 13 (59.09%) MS Office
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 10 (45.45%) Windows XP
5 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
6 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (31.82%) Citrix
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (27.27%) ITIL
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 6 (27.27%) XenApp
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (22.73%) SAP
10 4 (18.18%) Windows 2000
10 4 (18.18%) MCSE
10 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
10 4 (18.18%) EPoS
10 4 (18.18%) HP
10 4 (18.18%) Time Management
10 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (18.18%) Retail
10 4 (18.18%) Windows Vista
10 4 (18.18%) Back Office
10 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
10 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Support Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Support 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 Support Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (59.09%) MS Office
2 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) EPoS
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows XP
3 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 2000
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (18.18%) MCSE
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
System Software
1 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (27.27%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) VMware
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) SAP
6 4 (18.18%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (4.55%) Lotus
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) McAfee