The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Technician
Rank 848 847 880
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 33 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.023% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 11
Average salary £26,000 £26,000 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,600 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £24,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,375 £25,250 £22,750
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +10.98%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Technician over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 within the UK.

Desktop Support Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
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 Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
(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
England -50 31 £25,750 +0.48% 2
South East -3 11 £19,500 -25.00%
London -29 8 £27,000 -10.00%
Hampshire -3 7 £17,000 -34.61%
East of England -14 6 £32,000 +26.73%
Brentwood - 4 £32,000 -
Essex - 4 £32,000 -
Surrey -3 3 £20,000 -23.07%
Guildford - 3 £20,000 -
Southampton - 3 - -
City of London -12 2 £30,750 +2.50%
Hertfordshire -19 2 £27,500 +8.91%
West Midlands - 2 £27,875 -
Watford - 2 £27,500 -
Whitstable 0 1 £21,500 +4.87%
Gloucester -4 1 £19,500 -32.75%
Gloucestershire -5 1 £19,500 -32.75%
Kent -10 1 £21,500 +4.87%
South West -21 1 £19,500 -32.75%
Leicestershire - 1 £23,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £30,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £23,000 -
North East - 1 £19,500 - 1
North West - 1 £25,750 - 1
Leicester - 1 £23,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £25,750 -
Durham - 1 £19,500 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £25,750 -
Darlington - 1 £19,500 - 1
Eastleigh - 1 £22,500 -

Desktop Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 44 (64.71%) Windows
2 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 31 (45.59%) MS Office
4 29 (42.65%) Citrix
5 27 (39.71%) Windows XP
6 23 (33.82%) ITIL
7 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
8 21 (30.88%) MS Excel
9 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
10 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (25.00%) Finance
12 16 (23.53%) VMware
12 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (22.06%) MS Exchange
13 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (17.65%) MCP
15 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
15 10 (14.71%) Service Management
16 9 (13.24%) IP Telephony
16 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (13.24%) SLA
17 8 (11.76%) Apple
17 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
18 7 (10.29%) MCDST
18 7 (10.29%) Service Delivery
18 7 (10.29%) VoIP
18 7 (10.29%) A+ Certification
19 6 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
19 6 (8.82%) WAN

Desktop Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 15 (22.06%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (45.59%) MS Office
2 21 (30.88%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 9 (13.24%) IP Telephony
3 7 (10.29%) VoIP
4 6 (8.82%) WAN
4 6 (8.82%) SMTP
4 6 (8.82%) LDAP
4 6 (8.82%) VLAN
4 6 (8.82%) Network Security
5 3 (4.41%) DHCP
5 3 (4.41%) LAN
5 3 (4.41%) Internet
5 3 (4.41%) DNS
6 2 (2.94%) ADSL
7 1 (1.47%) Nortel Meridian
7 1 (1.47%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MSI
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Legal
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) jQuery
1 1 (1.47%) WSH
1 1 (1.47%) HTML
1 1 (1.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) PDA
1 4 (5.88%) Kindle
2 3 (4.41%) iPad
2 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.94%) iPhone
3 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.47%) iSeries
4 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 44 (64.71%) Windows
2 27 (39.71%) Windows XP
3 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 4 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Service Management
3 7 (10.29%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.94%) ITSM
5 2 (2.94%) Risk Management
5 2 (2.94%) Information Management
5 2 (2.94%) Project Management
5 2 (2.94%) Wealth Management
6 1 (1.47%) Analytics
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.47%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.47%) Risk Analytics
6 1 (1.47%) Finite Element Analysis
6 1 (1.47%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) VBScript
2 1 (1.47%) VB
2 1 (1.47%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (17.65%) MCP
3 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) MCDST
3 7 (10.29%) A+ Certification
4 6 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (7.35%) Degree
5 5 (7.35%) MCITP
6 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) Project+ Certification
7 2 (2.94%) CCA
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) SLA
2 4 (5.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.82%) vSphere
4 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) WSUS
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 29 (42.65%) Citrix
3 16 (23.53%) VMware
4 8 (11.76%) Apple
5 6 (8.82%) Cisco
6 5 (7.35%) LANDesk
7 3 (4.41%) Remedy
8 1 (1.47%) Polycom
8 1 (1.47%) Altiris
8 1 (1.47%) Nortel
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (1.47%) McAfee
8 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.47%) Sage
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