The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Technician
Rank 856 876 871
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 22 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.017% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.018% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 12
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £22,614
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £20,000 £21,079
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £35,000 £26,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £25,750 £22,614
% change year-on-year
-10.67% +13.87%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Desktop Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
Salary Trend

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

Desktop Support Technician Salary Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 0 21 £25,000 - 3
South East -18 10 £21,750 +8.75% 1
Gosport - 6 - -
Hampshire - 6 - -
North West - 4 £22,000 -
Manchester - 4 £22,000 -
London -6 3 £29,000 +16.00%
Berkshire - 2 £31,500 -
Whitstable - 2 £21,625 - 1
Kent - 2 £21,625 - 1
South West -13 1 £27,500 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £25,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £26,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £25,000 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £26,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £22,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £22,000 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £26,000 -
Reading - 1 £31,500 -
Swindon - 1 £27,500 -
Telford - 1 £25,000 - 1
Wakefield - 1 £22,000 -

Desktop Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 38 (66.67%) Windows
2 29 (50.88%) Windows 7
3 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
4 24 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 22 (38.60%) MS Office
5 22 (38.60%) ITIL
6 19 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 16 (28.07%) MS Excel
8 15 (26.32%) Citrix
9 14 (24.56%) SLA
10 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (21.05%) Apple
12 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
13 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
14 9 (15.79%) Finance
14 9 (15.79%) SMTP
14 9 (15.79%) LDAP
14 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (14.04%) VMware
16 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (12.28%) MCP
16 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
17 6 (10.53%) HP
17 6 (10.53%) IP Telephony
17 6 (10.53%) Information Security
17 6 (10.53%) Coaching
18 5 (8.77%) LANDesk
18 5 (8.77%) Cisco
18 5 (8.77%) VoIP

Desktop Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (38.60%) MS Office
2 16 (28.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Google Apps
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) SMTP
1 9 (15.79%) LDAP
2 6 (10.53%) IP Telephony
3 5 (8.77%) VoIP
4 4 (7.02%) WAN
4 4 (7.02%) LAN
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.75%) DNS
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) DHCP
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Smartphone
1 4 (7.02%) PDA
2 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.51%) iPad
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 38 (66.67%) Windows
2 29 (50.88%) Windows 7
3 19 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.02%) Android
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) ITIL
2 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.53%) Information Security
3 6 (10.53%) Coaching
4 3 (5.26%) Document Management
5 1 (1.75%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.75%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.75%) Wealth Management
5 1 (1.75%) BCP
5 1 (1.75%) Project Management
5 1 (1.75%) Change Management
5 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) MCP
3 4 (7.02%) MCITP
4 3 (5.26%) MCDST
4 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) MCTS
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.56%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) WSUS
2 1 (1.75%) DameWare
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) Citrix
3 12 (21.05%) Apple
4 8 (14.04%) VMware
5 6 (10.53%) HP
6 5 (8.77%) LANDesk
6 5 (8.77%) Cisco
7 2 (3.51%) Google
8 1 (1.75%) Avaya
8 1 (1.75%) Juniper
8 1 (1.75%) Lotus
8 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
Whitstable
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council
Salary: From £22,212 to £24,472 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Telford
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago