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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Technician
Rank 869 873 857
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 24 34 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.030% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.031% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 16 31 14
Average salary £25,500 £26,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.77% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £32,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £24,375 £25,250
% change year-on-year
-5.64% -3.46%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Technician over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Desktop Support Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
Top 23 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 28 August 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 -8 18 £23,000 -10.67% 2
London +12 8 £31,500 +10.52%
Scotland - 6 £28,000 -
City of London +29 5 £22,750 -20.17%
East of England 0 4 £23,000 -28.12%
Brentwood -7 3 - -
Essex -8 3 - -
South West -20 3 - -
Stirling - 3 £28,000 -
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Dorset - 3 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £21,000 -
Berkshire +11 1 £30,000 -
South East +6 1 £30,000 +41.17% 1
North West +1 1 £19,000 -9.52% 1
Reading 0 1 £30,000 -
West Midlands -7 1 £21,500 -28.33%
Walsall - 1 £21,500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £23,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £19,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £19,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £23,000 -

Desktop Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (90.48%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 26 (61.90%) Windows 7
4 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 19 (45.24%) Blackberry
6 18 (42.86%) MS Office
7 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
8 14 (33.33%) Citrix
9 11 (26.19%) VPN
9 11 (26.19%) Windows 8
10 10 (23.81%) ITIL
10 10 (23.81%) VMware
11 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (19.05%) Android
12 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (16.67%) Finance
12 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 6 (14.29%) Cisco
13 6 (14.29%) Apple
13 6 (14.29%) iPhone
13 6 (14.29%) SCCM
13 6 (14.29%) Problem Management
13 6 (14.29%) iPad
14 5 (11.90%) Windows Vista
14 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (11.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (11.90%) Time Management
14 5 (11.90%) XenApp
14 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) IBM Notes
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Lync
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (42.86%) MS Office
2 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) VPN
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.52%) VoIP
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) Network Security
4 3 (7.14%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) WAN
5 2 (4.76%) DHCP
6 1 (2.38%) Firewall
6 1 (2.38%) Junos
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.52%) Banking
4 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Publishing
6 1 (2.38%) Legal
6 1 (2.38%) Front Office
6 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 19 (45.24%) Blackberry
2 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (14.29%) iPhone
3 6 (14.29%) iPad
4 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 38 (90.48%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.19%) Windows 8
4 8 (19.05%) Android
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Vista
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.14%) Mac OS
7 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 5 (11.90%) Time Management
3 5 (11.90%) Change Management
4 4 (9.52%) Workflow
5 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.14%) Wealth Management
5 3 (7.14%) Straight-Through Processing
6 2 (4.76%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.38%) Memory Management
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) Computer Forensics
7 1 (2.38%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.52%) MCP
3 3 (7.14%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) MCSA
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 28 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) XenApp
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.38%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (2.38%) DameWare
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 14 (33.33%) Citrix
3 10 (23.81%) VMware
4 6 (14.29%) Cisco
4 6 (14.29%) Apple
5 5 (11.90%) Avaya
5 5 (11.90%) Lotus
6 4 (9.52%) Symantec
7 3 (7.14%) Reuters
7 3 (7.14%) Bloomberg
7 3 (7.14%) Mitel
8 2 (4.76%) Altiris
9 1 (2.38%) Google
9 1 (2.38%) McAfee
9 1 (2.38%) Adobe
9 1 (2.38%) HP
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