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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Technician
Rank 880 927 926
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 31 37 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.034% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.035% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 41
Median salary £27,000 £25,000 £25,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,800 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,600 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £25,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +11.11%

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
90823 105550 110058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.22% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76065 87949 88918
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +53 29 £27,000 +8.00% 6
West Midlands +1 10 £28,000 +30.23%
Shropshire - 9 £28,000 -
South East +48 7 £25,000 +2.04% 3
London +44 4 £27,000 +17.39%
City of London +64 3 £27,000 +18.68%
Oxfordshire -1 3 £25,000 +51.51%
Oxford - 3 £25,000 -
Leeds - 3 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £32,500 -
North West +15 2 £23,500 +5.61%
East of England +6 2 £26,250 -12.50% 3
Suffolk - 2 £26,250 -
Ipswich - 2 £26,250 -
Sussex - 2 £25,000 -
Cheshire +31 1 £26,000 +1.96%
West Sussex +17 1 £29,000 +16.00%
Newport - 1 £22,500 -
South Wales - 1 £22,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £26,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £21,000 -
Worthing - 1 £29,000 -
Leicestershire - 1 £24,500 -
Manchester - 1 £21,000 -
High Wycombe - 1 £21,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £26,000 -
Leicester - 1 £24,500 -
Wales - 1 £22,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £24,500 -

Desktop Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 43 (79.63%) Microsoft
2 42 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 33 (61.11%) Windows
4 22 (40.74%) SCCM
5 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 17 (31.48%) ITIL
7 16 (29.63%) MS Excel
8 15 (27.78%) MS Office
9 14 (25.93%) Intel Security
9 14 (25.93%) Apple iOS
10 13 (24.07%) MobileIron
10 13 (24.07%) Citrix
10 13 (24.07%) Finance
11 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
12 11 (20.37%) Service Delivery
13 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (16.67%) BitLocker
14 9 (16.67%) Asset Management
14 9 (16.67%) Statistics
14 9 (16.67%) Publishing
14 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
15 8 (14.81%) MCP
15 8 (14.81%) Line Management
15 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
16 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (12.96%) Blackberry
16 7 (12.96%) Project Management
16 7 (12.96%) MCSE
17 6 (11.11%) Windows XP

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 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 15 (27.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Office 365
2 4 (7.41%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.26%) LAN
3 4 (7.41%) 3G
3 4 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (7.41%) Wireless
4 3 (5.56%) DHCP
4 3 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.85%) Skype
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Publishing
3 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.56%) Banking
6 2 (3.70%) Legal
7 1 (1.85%) Advertising
7 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.67%) Statistics
3 7 (12.96%) Blackberry
4 6 (11.11%) Driving Licence
5 4 (7.41%) iPad
5 4 (7.41%) iPhone
6 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.70%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.70%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.70%) User Experience
8 1 (1.85%) FMCG
8 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 33 (61.11%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 14 (25.93%) Apple iOS
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server
5 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (7.41%) Android
8 4 (7.41%) Mac OS X
9 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) Service Delivery
3 9 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 8 (14.81%) Line Management
5 7 (12.96%) Project Management
6 6 (11.11%) Service Management
7 5 (9.26%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (7.41%) CAD
8 4 (7.41%) Information Management
8 4 (7.41%) Logistics
8 4 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.85%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (1.85%) Migration
10 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.85%) Process Management
10 1 (1.85%) Software Audit
10 1 (1.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.81%) MCP
3 7 (12.96%) MCSE
4 5 (9.26%) MCDST
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
5 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.67%) BitLocker
3 4 (7.41%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (40.74%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 43 (79.63%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.93%) Intel Security
3 13 (24.07%) Citrix
3 13 (24.07%) MobileIron
4 6 (11.11%) Sage
5 4 (7.41%) LANDesk
5 4 (7.41%) Sophos
5 4 (7.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.85%) FactSet
6 1 (1.85%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.85%) Reuters
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