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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Technician
UK
Rank 831 905 919
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 20 37 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.037% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.038% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 20 28 27
Median salary £24,000 £22,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £18,200 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £26,450 £31,700
UK excluding London median salary £24,000 £18,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+29.72% -22.91%

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
80972 97334 101928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.31% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67196 81538 83871
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 28 February 2017 within the UK.

Desktop Support Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
Top 13 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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +74 20 £24,000 +22.09% 4
East of England +40 11 £24,000 - 3
Hatfield +24 11 £24,000 - 2
Hertfordshire +21 11 £24,000 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £19,500 -
Coventry - 4 £19,500 -
London +37 2 £37,000 +48.00%
Leeds - 2 £25,250 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £25,250 -
Yorkshire - 2 £25,250 -
City of London - 1 £29,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £26,500 -
Evesham - 1 £26,500 -

Desktop Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 33 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
4 24 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 20 (41.67%) SLA
7 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
8 10 (20.83%) MS Office
9 9 (18.75%) ITIL
9 9 (18.75%) Office 365
10 8 (16.67%) Citrix
11 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
12 5 (10.42%) Finance
12 5 (10.42%) Line Management
13 4 (8.33%) Dropbox
13 4 (8.33%) Driving Licence
13 4 (8.33%) Windows 10
13 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
13 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (8.33%) SCCM
13 4 (8.33%) VMware
13 4 (8.33%) C
14 3 (6.25%) LAN
14 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
14 3 (6.25%) Windows Vista
14 3 (6.25%) Wireless
14 3 (6.25%) User Experience
15 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (4.17%) FMCG
15 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure

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 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.83%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Office 365
2 4 (8.33%) Dropbox
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) LAN
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.25%) Wireless
2 2 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) 3G
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) MPLS
3 1 (2.08%) Network Security
3 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.25%) User Experience
3 2 (4.17%) FMCG
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Fintech
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 33 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 24 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.17%) Android
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Line Management
3 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.17%) Process Management
4 2 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (2.08%) Document Management
5 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.08%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.08%) QMS
5 1 (2.08%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (41.67%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) Apple
4 2 (4.17%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.08%) Avaya
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.08%) Sage
5 1 (2.08%) Sophos
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