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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Technician
Rank 870 880 874
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 20 39 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.033% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.035% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 19 31 24
Average salary £26,500 £27,500 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +8.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £17,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £32,500 £29,800
UK excluding London average salary £27,250 £22,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+21.11% -10.89%

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
103340 111175 103885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.51% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85358 91120 86565
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 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 7 July 2015 within the UK.

Desktop Support Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
Top 15 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 7 July 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 +4 17 £24,750 -9.17% 4
London +36 11 £26,500 -12.39% 1
City of London +46 4 £29,750 +4.38% 1
South East +17 4 £24,250 +42.64%
Hampshire -2 3 £22,000 +29.41%
Scotland - 3 £28,000 -
Stirling - 3 £28,000 -
Southampton -1 2 £22,000 +18.91%
South West -16 1 - - 2
Bournemouth - 1 - - 2
Manchester - 1 £19,500 -
Reading - 1 £30,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Dorset - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £19,500 - 1

Desktop Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
3 18 (52.94%) MS Office
4 17 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 16 (47.06%) Citrix
6 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
7 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
7 13 (38.24%) Blackberry
7 13 (38.24%) VMware
8 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (20.59%) Windows 8
9 7 (20.59%) ITIL
9 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
9 7 (20.59%) Apple
9 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (17.65%) VPN
10 6 (17.65%) XenApp
11 5 (14.71%) IBM Notes
11 5 (14.71%) Lotus
11 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (14.71%) Finance
12 4 (11.76%) Symantec
12 4 (11.76%) iPad
12 4 (11.76%) Android
12 4 (11.76%) iPhone
12 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
12 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

Desktop Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) IBM Notes
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.94%) Lync
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (52.94%) MS Office
2 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.94%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) VPN
2 3 (8.82%) VoIP
2 3 (8.82%) Wireless
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.94%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) Junos
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.76%) iPhone
2 4 (11.76%) iPad
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.59%) Windows 8
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) Android
5 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.94%) Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.82%) Time Management
3 3 (8.82%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.94%) Memory Management
5 1 (2.94%) CRM
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow
5 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.94%) Document Management
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.82%) MCP
3 2 (5.88%) CCA
3 2 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.65%) XenApp
4 4 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.94%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (2.94%) DameWare
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (47.06%) Citrix
3 13 (38.24%) VMware
4 7 (20.59%) Apple
5 5 (14.71%) Lotus
6 4 (11.76%) Symantec
7 3 (8.82%) Avaya
8 2 (5.88%) Cisco
9 1 (2.94%) Reuters
9 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg
9 1 (2.94%) HP
9 1 (2.94%) McAfee
9 1 (2.94%) Mitel
9 1 (2.94%) Google
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth, South
JP Morgan
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Frontline Consultancy
Posted: 22 days ago