The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop 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 Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 1 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Technician
Rank 869 869 856
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 20 47 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.040% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.042% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 17 39 36
Average salary £23,000 £27,000 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.81% +6.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £17,400 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £33,000 £34,750
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-6.38% -6.00%

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
100511 110711 102033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82673 90883 84912
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Salary Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Technician over the 3 months to 1 June 2015 within the UK.

Desktop Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 1 June 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 +3 20 £23,000 -13.20% 6
London +36 11 £26,500 -10.92% 1
South East +18 3 £22,000 +29.41% 2
North West +12 3 £19,500 -11.36% 1
Hampshire -6 3 £22,000 +29.41%
Manchester - 3 £19,500 - 1
Southampton +2 2 £22,000 +18.91%
South West -13 2 £21,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £21,500 -
City of London +44 1 £37,000 +46.53% 1
Leicestershire +14 1 £25,000 -
East Midlands +2 1 £25,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £21,500 -
Hinckley - 1 £25,000 -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop 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 Technician in their job title.

1 40 (74.07%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 22 (40.74%) MS Office
3 22 (40.74%) Windows 7
4 20 (37.04%) MS Excel
5 19 (35.19%) ITIL
5 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 14 (25.93%) Citrix
7 13 (24.07%) Service Delivery
7 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (22.22%) Blackberry
8 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (20.37%) VMware
9 11 (20.37%) Coaching
10 9 (16.67%) Apple
10 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
12 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (12.96%) Banking
12 7 (12.96%) Retail
12 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
12 7 (12.96%) Mac OS X
13 6 (11.11%) HP
13 6 (11.11%) IP Telephony
13 6 (11.11%) Information Security
13 6 (11.11%) XenApp
14 5 (9.26%) Clustering
14 5 (9.26%) Client/Server
14 5 (9.26%) DHCP
14 5 (9.26%) DNS

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.41%) IBM Notes
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.56%) Apache
4 3 (5.56%) IIS
4 3 (5.56%) nginx
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (40.74%) MS Office
2 20 (37.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
1 1 (1.85%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) IP Telephony
2 5 (9.26%) DHCP
2 5 (9.26%) DNS
3 4 (7.41%) VPN
4 3 (5.56%) Wireless
4 3 (5.56%) Firewall
4 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (5.56%) VoIP
4 3 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (3.70%) 3G
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) MySQL
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 7 (12.96%) Banking
1 7 (12.96%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
3 3 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.26%) Clustering
2 5 (9.26%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.41%) iPad
3 4 (7.41%) iPhone
4 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) User Experience
6 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.85%) PDA
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (74.07%) Windows
2 22 (40.74%) Windows 7
3 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 7 (12.96%) Mac OS X
7 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.41%) Linux
7 4 (7.41%) Android
8 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) ITIL
2 13 (24.07%) Service Delivery
3 11 (20.37%) Coaching
4 6 (11.11%) Information Security
5 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.41%) Change Management
6 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.56%) Document Management
8 1 (1.85%) Memory Management
8 1 (1.85%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (1.85%) Process Management
8 1 (1.85%) Workflow
8 1 (1.85%) CRM
8 1 (1.85%) Line Management
8 1 (1.85%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.56%) SQL
1 3 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.70%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.70%) CCA
2 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) MCTS
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.11%) XenApp
4 4 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) DameWare
3 1 (1.85%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.93%) Citrix
3 11 (20.37%) VMware
4 9 (16.67%) Apple
5 6 (11.11%) HP
6 4 (7.41%) Lotus
6 4 (7.41%) Symantec
7 3 (5.56%) Avaya
8 2 (3.70%) Adobe
9 1 (1.85%) Mitel
9 1 (1.85%) Google
9 1 (1.85%) Sophos
9 1 (1.85%) Cisco
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago