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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Technician
Rank 899 885 909
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 36 52 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.049% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.051% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 25
Average salary £20,000 £26,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,850 £22,000 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,100 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £18,500 £25,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -7.40%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016 within the UK.

Desktop Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 21 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 11 February 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 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 +12 33 £20,000 -23.07% 4
South East +17 16 £18,500 -28.84% 2
London +11 14 £25,000 -10.71%
East Sussex - 10 £18,500 - 1
Hastings - 10 £18,500 - 1
Hampshire +19 4 £27,500 +14.58%
Andover - 3 £27,500 -
Uxbridge - 3 £20,000 -
North West +22 1 £18,000 -23.40%
Reading +6 1 £19,315 -38.68%
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 1
East of England -2 1 - - 1
Berkshire -10 1 £19,315 -38.68%
West Midlands -14 1 £20,000 -20.00% 1
West Sussex - 1 £25,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £20,000 -
City of London - 1 £28,500 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £20,000 -
Crawley - 1 £25,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £18,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £18,000 -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 68 (90.67%) Windows
2 51 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 39 (52.00%) Windows 7
4 37 (49.33%) Active Directory
5 36 (48.00%) Windows Server
6 31 (41.33%) Citrix
7 28 (37.33%) MS Office
8 26 (34.67%) Windows XP
9 23 (30.67%) MS Excel
10 21 (28.00%) VMware
10 21 (28.00%) Windows 8
11 19 (25.33%) Office 365
12 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (21.33%) Blackberry
14 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (18.67%) ITIL
15 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
15 13 (17.33%) Android
15 13 (17.33%) SCCM
15 13 (17.33%) Apple iOS
16 12 (16.00%) iPhone
16 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
16 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
16 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (14.67%) Driving Licence
18 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 9 (12.00%) Mac OS X
20 8 (10.67%) Wi-Fi
20 8 (10.67%) SLA
20 8 (10.67%) Finance

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (37.33%) MS Office
2 23 (30.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (25.33%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.67%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (9.33%) Internet
4 6 (8.00%) 3G
4 6 (8.00%) LAN
4 6 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (8.00%) WAN
5 5 (6.67%) VLAN
6 4 (5.33%) DNS
6 4 (5.33%) VPN
7 3 (4.00%) DHCP
7 3 (4.00%) Firewall
7 3 (4.00%) SMTP
8 2 (2.67%) SAN
8 2 (2.67%) Wireless
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.33%) LDAP
9 1 (1.33%) PBX
9 1 (1.33%) VoIP
9 1 (1.33%) WLAN
General
1 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.67%) Finance
3 6 (8.00%) Banking
4 5 (6.67%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Games
6 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Blackberry
2 12 (16.00%) iPhone
3 11 (14.67%) Driving Licence
4 6 (8.00%) iPad
5 5 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 5 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.33%) Biometrics
7 1 (1.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 68 (90.67%) Windows
2 39 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 36 (48.00%) Windows Server
4 26 (34.67%) Windows XP
5 21 (28.00%) Windows 8
6 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (17.33%) Android
7 13 (17.33%) Apple iOS
8 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (12.00%) Mac OS X
11 4 (5.33%) Windows 10
11 4 (5.33%) Windows Vista
12 3 (4.00%) Linux
13 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) ITIL
2 6 (8.00%) Application Packaging
2 6 (8.00%) Patch Management
2 6 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (5.33%) Data Protection
3 4 (5.33%) Straight-Through Processing
3 4 (5.33%) Wealth Management
3 4 (5.33%) Workflow
4 2 (2.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.67%) Service Management
4 2 (2.67%) Time Management
5 1 (1.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.33%) Change Management
5 1 (1.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.33%) Line Management
5 1 (1.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.00%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) HND
2 3 (4.00%) MCITP
3 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.67%) MCDST
3 2 (2.67%) MCP
4 1 (1.33%) MCSA
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (49.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.33%) XenApp
4 6 (8.00%) Terminal Services
4 6 (8.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (41.33%) Citrix
3 21 (28.00%) VMware
4 7 (9.33%) Avaya
4 7 (9.33%) Intel Security
4 7 (9.33%) Wyse
5 6 (8.00%) Apple
5 6 (8.00%) Sophos
6 2 (2.67%) Google
6 2 (2.67%) Sage
7 1 (1.33%) Adobe
7 1 (1.33%) Altiris
7 1 (1.33%) Capita
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco
7 1 (1.33%) Dell
7 1 (1.33%) EMC
7 1 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) Mitel
7 1 (1.33%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.33%) Veeam
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