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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Administrator
Rank 878 895 891
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Administrator 19 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.004% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 7
Average salary £30,000 £22,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -13.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £18,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £22,800 £34,600
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £22,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -13.72%

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
107606 103134 107111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.59% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88212 85621 91371
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 £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
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 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 31 October 2014 within the UK.

Desktop Support Administrator Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support 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 Support Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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 -3 19 £30,000 +36.36%
South East +1 11 £23,000 +16.45%
Hampshire +6 7 £23,000 +31.42%
London +18 5 £31,500 -
Portsmouth - 4 £23,000 -
Marlow - 3 £32,500 -
Eastleigh - 3 £17,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £32,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £30,000 -
South West - 2 £30,000 -
Berkshire +17 1 £32,500 +47.72%
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £37,500 +63.04%
Cambridge -7 1 £37,500 +63.04%
Reading -12 1 £32,500 +47.72%
East of England -22 1 £37,500 +63.04%
Cheltenham - 1 £30,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £30,000 -

Desktop Support Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 36 (94.74%) Windows
2 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
3 23 (60.53%) VMware
4 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
5 14 (36.84%) MS Office
6 12 (31.58%) Citrix
7 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
7 11 (28.95%) XenApp
8 10 (26.32%) SQL
9 9 (23.68%) SAP
9 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
9 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (18.42%) Cisco
10 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (15.79%) Finance
11 6 (15.79%) Lotus
11 6 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (15.79%) IBM Notes
12 5 (13.16%) ITIL
12 5 (13.16%) HP
12 5 (13.16%) Windows Vista
12 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
12 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (10.53%) Linux
13 4 (10.53%) MCSE
13 4 (10.53%) IBM

Desktop Support Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) IBM Notes
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) MS Office
2 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Advertising
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) EPoS
1 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (94.74%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Vista
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.53%) Linux
7 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) ITIL
2 3 (7.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (5.26%) CCNA
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.26%) MCP
4 1 (2.63%) MCSA
System Software
1 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.95%) XenApp
3 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) VMware
2 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (31.58%) Citrix
4 9 (23.68%) SAP
5 7 (18.42%) Cisco
6 6 (15.79%) Lotus
6 6 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (13.16%) HP
8 4 (10.53%) IBM
9 2 (5.26%) Sophos
10 1 (2.63%) Symantec
10 1 (2.63%) McAfee