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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Technician
Rank 923 959 948
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 25 26 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.023% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.024% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 39
Median salary £24,500 £23,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.52% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,152 £19,500 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £34,000 £33,000
UK excluding London median salary £23,500 £22,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -8.33%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

Desktop Support Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
Top 24 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 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 +31 22 £24,250 +5.43% 8
London +10 7 £26,000 +10.63%
South East +10 5 £18,500 -13.95%
Goole - 3 £24,500 - 1
Uxbridge - 3 £26,000 -
East Yorkshire - 3 £24,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £24,500 - 2
North West +27 2 £22,500 -4.25% 2
East of England +15 2 - - 3
Hampshire +10 2 - -
South West -13 2 £21,233 -1.24%
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 3
Dorset - 2 £21,233 -
Manchester - 2 £22,500 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £25,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £18,500 -
Poole - 2 £21,233 -
Hastings - 2 £18,500 -
Andover - 2 - -
Reading +17 1 £19,315 +4.40%
Berkshire +17 1 £19,315 +4.40%
East Midlands +13 1 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £37,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £37,500 -

Desktop Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 47 (92.16%) Windows
2 39 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 31 (60.78%) Windows Server
4 26 (50.98%) Windows 7
5 25 (49.02%) Active Directory
6 21 (41.18%) MS Office
6 21 (41.18%) Windows 8
7 19 (37.25%) MS Excel
8 17 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 17 (33.33%) Apple iOS
9 16 (31.37%) Android
10 14 (27.45%) Office 365
11 11 (21.57%) VMware
12 10 (19.61%) LAN
12 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (17.65%) Citrix
14 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (13.73%) SLA
14 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
15 6 (11.76%) Mac OS X
15 6 (11.76%) Internet
15 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
15 6 (11.76%) iPhone
15 6 (11.76%) SCCM
15 6 (11.76%) Data Protection
15 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
16 5 (9.80%) Windows 10
16 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 5 (9.80%) VLAN

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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (41.18%) MS Office
2 19 (37.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.80%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (27.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) LAN
2 6 (11.76%) Internet
3 5 (9.80%) VLAN
3 5 (9.80%) WAN
4 3 (5.88%) SAN
4 3 (5.88%) VPN
4 3 (5.88%) Wireless
5 2 (3.92%) Firewall
5 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.96%) PBX
6 1 (1.96%) VoIP
General
1 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 6 (11.76%) iPhone
2 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.96%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.96%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 47 (92.16%) Windows
2 31 (60.78%) Windows Server
3 26 (50.98%) Windows 7
4 21 (41.18%) Windows 8
5 17 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 17 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 16 (31.37%) Android
7 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (11.76%) Mac OS X
10 5 (9.80%) Windows 10
10 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (7.84%) Linux
12 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) Data Protection
2 5 (9.80%) ITIL
3 3 (5.88%) CAD
3 3 (5.88%) Logistics
3 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
3 3 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (3.92%) Email Filtering
4 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.92%) Web Filtering
5 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.96%) Information Management
5 1 (1.96%) Line Management
5 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) HND
2 4 (7.84%) MCP
2 4 (7.84%) MCSE
3 3 (5.88%) MCDST
4 2 (3.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (49.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
3 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.57%) VMware
3 9 (17.65%) Citrix
4 3 (5.88%) LANDesk
4 3 (5.88%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.96%) Apple
5 1 (1.96%) Capita
5 1 (1.96%) Wyse
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