The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Desktop Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Technician
Rank 877 917 937
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 38 39 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.036% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.037% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 37 29 36
Median salary £26,000 £25,000 £29,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -14.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £31,600 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £25,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -16.66%

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
92774 105028 112463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.19% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 78073 87099 90668
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Desktop Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Desktop Support Technician in the job title.

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 27 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +60 36 £26,250 +5.00%
West Midlands +5 11 £28,000 +30.23%
South East +17 9 £25,000 -
Shropshire - 9 £28,000 -
London +37 7 £27,000 -0.91%
City of London +62 4 £24,750 +7.60%
North West +20 4 £24,000 +7.86%
Oxfordshire -6 4 £25,000 +51.51%
Oxford - 4 £25,000 -
Sussex - 3 £25,000 -
Yorkshire +33 2 £33,750 +77.63%
East of England +17 2 £26,250 +14.13%
Suffolk - 2 £26,250 -
Ipswich - 2 £26,250 -
Lancashire - 2 £24,000 -
Blackpool - 2 £24,000 -
Leeds - 2 £33,750 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £33,750 -
Cheshire +23 1 £26,000 +1.96%
Kent +17 1 £21,000 -16.00%
Scotland +14 1 - -
Glasgow +12 1 - -
West Sussex +7 1 £29,000 +16.00%
Walsall +2 1 £21,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £24,500 -
Wales - 1 £22,500 -
Newport - 1 £22,500 -
South Wales - 1 £22,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £26,500 -
Worthing - 1 £29,000 -

Desktop Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Desktop Support Technician job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Desktop Support Technician in the job title.

1 44 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 42 (76.36%) Microsoft
3 34 (61.82%) Windows
4 21 (38.18%) SCCM
5 17 (30.91%) Windows 7
5 17 (30.91%) MS Excel
6 16 (29.09%) ITIL
7 15 (27.27%) MS Office
8 14 (25.45%) Intel Security
8 14 (25.45%) Apple iOS
9 13 (23.64%) MobileIron
9 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
10 12 (21.82%) Citrix
10 12 (21.82%) Finance
10 12 (21.82%) Windows Server
11 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (20.00%) Service Delivery
12 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (16.36%) BitLocker
13 9 (16.36%) Statistics
13 9 (16.36%) Asset Management
13 9 (16.36%) Publishing
13 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (14.55%) MCP
15 7 (12.73%) Project Management
15 7 (12.73%) Blackberry
15 7 (12.73%) MCSE
15 7 (12.73%) Windows XP
15 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
15 7 (12.73%) LAN

Desktop Support Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (30.91%) MS Excel
2 15 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Office 365
2 4 (7.27%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.73%) LAN
3 6 (10.91%) Wireless
4 4 (7.27%) 3G
4 4 (7.27%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (5.45%) DHCP
5 3 (5.45%) DNS
5 3 (5.45%) VPN
6 1 (1.82%) Firewall
6 1 (1.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) Skype
6 1 (1.82%) WAN
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Publishing
3 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.45%) Banking
6 2 (3.64%) Legal
7 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.36%) Statistics
3 7 (12.73%) Blackberry
4 6 (10.91%) Driving Licence
5 4 (7.27%) iPad
5 4 (7.27%) iPhone
6 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.64%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.82%) PMI
7 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Windows 7
3 14 (25.45%) Apple iOS
4 12 (21.82%) Windows Server
5 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.73%) Windows XP
7 6 (10.91%) Windows 8
8 4 (7.27%) Android
8 4 (7.27%) Mac OS X
8 4 (7.27%) Windows 10
8 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.82%) Unix
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (16.36%) Asset Management
4 7 (12.73%) Project Management
5 6 (10.91%) Line Management
6 5 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (9.09%) Service Management
7 4 (7.27%) CAD
7 4 (7.27%) Information Management
7 4 (7.27%) Logistics
7 4 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.64%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.82%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.82%) Migration
9 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.82%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.55%) MCP
3 7 (12.73%) MCSE
4 5 (9.09%) MCDST
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.82%) MCSA
5 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.36%) BitLocker
3 4 (7.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (38.18%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 42 (76.36%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) Intel Security
3 13 (23.64%) MobileIron
4 12 (21.82%) Citrix
5 6 (10.91%) VMware
6 5 (9.09%) Sage
7 4 (7.27%) LANDesk
7 4 (7.27%) Sophos
8 1 (1.82%) Apple
8 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.82%) FactSet
8 1 (1.82%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.82%) Reuters