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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 861 853 851
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 38 20 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.019% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.020% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 35 15 29
Average salary £28,500 £29,750 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.20% +32.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £25,800
UK excluding London average salary £27,875 £23,375 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+19.25% +3.88%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Desktop Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 30 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 29 August 2014. 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 -25 30 £25,750 -13.44% 8
South East -14 10 £21,250 -10.52%
London -2 8 £28,500 -5.00% 3
Surrey -3 4 £20,000 -23.07%
Hampshire -13 4 £22,500 -13.46%
Scotland - 4 £35,000 -
Edinburgh - 4 £35,000 -
Guildford - 4 £20,000 -
East of England -14 3 £32,000 +26.73%
North West -14 3 £21,000 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £30,000 -
Essex - 3 £32,000 -
Brentwood - 3 £32,000 -
Cheshire - 3 £21,000 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Stafford - 2 £30,000 -
Warrington - 2 £23,375 -
Eastleigh - 2 £22,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Whitstable -2 1 £21,500 +4.87%
Kent -6 1 £21,500 +2.38%
City of London -8 1 £28,500 -5.00% 3
South West -20 1 £19,500 -2.50% 2
East Midlands - 1 £23,000 - 1
North East - 1 £19,500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £23,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £19,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Durham - 1 £19,500 -
Reading - 1 £30,000 -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 55 (64.71%) Windows
2 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
3 34 (40.00%) MS Office
3 34 (40.00%) Citrix
3 34 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 31 (36.47%) Windows XP
5 27 (31.76%) Active Directory
6 25 (29.41%) ITIL
7 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (27.06%) MS Excel
9 21 (24.71%) VMware
10 19 (22.35%) Finance
11 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (20.00%) MS Exchange
13 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (16.47%) MCP
15 12 (14.12%) TCP/IP
15 12 (14.12%) Service Delivery
16 11 (12.94%) Service Management
17 9 (10.59%) WAN
17 9 (10.59%) SLA
18 8 (9.41%) A+ Certification
18 8 (9.41%) Apple
18 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
18 8 (9.41%) MCDST
18 8 (9.41%) LANDesk
19 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2007
19 7 (8.24%) IP Telephony
19 7 (8.24%) Cisco
19 7 (8.24%) VoIP

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 17 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (40.00%) MS Office
2 23 (27.06%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.59%) WAN
3 7 (8.24%) VoIP
3 7 (8.24%) IP Telephony
4 6 (7.06%) VLAN
4 6 (7.06%) Network Security
4 6 (7.06%) LAN
4 6 (7.06%) LDAP
4 6 (7.06%) SMTP
5 4 (4.71%) DHCP
5 4 (4.71%) DNS
6 2 (2.35%) Internet
6 2 (2.35%) ADSL
7 1 (1.18%) FTP
7 1 (1.18%) Wireless
7 1 (1.18%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MSI
General
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) iPad
2 4 (4.71%) Kindle
2 4 (4.71%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.71%) PDA
3 3 (3.53%) iPhone
3 3 (3.53%) Handset
4 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.18%) EPoS
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) iSeries
5 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 55 (64.71%) Windows
2 34 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 31 (36.47%) Windows XP
4 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.71%) Linux
6 4 (4.71%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) ITIL
2 12 (14.12%) Service Delivery
3 11 (12.94%) Service Management
4 5 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.53%) Wealth Management
5 3 (3.53%) Software Distribution
5 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (3.53%) Security Management
5 3 (3.53%) Project Management
6 2 (2.35%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.35%) ITSM
6 2 (2.35%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.35%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.18%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.18%) Finite Element Analysis
7 1 (1.18%) Risk Analytics
7 1 (1.18%) Analytics
7 1 (1.18%) Information Management
7 1 (1.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.24%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.18%) Java
3 1 (1.18%) VBScript
3 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (16.47%) MCP
3 8 (9.41%) A+ Certification
3 8 (9.41%) MCDST
3 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) MCITP
4 6 (7.06%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.88%) Degree
6 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) Project+ Certification
7 2 (2.35%) CCA
7 2 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.18%) MCSE
8 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) SLA
2 4 (4.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (31.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.06%) vSphere
3 5 (5.88%) XenApp
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) WSUS
2 5 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (48.24%) Microsoft
2 34 (40.00%) Citrix
3 21 (24.71%) VMware
4 8 (9.41%) LANDesk
4 8 (9.41%) Apple
5 7 (8.24%) Cisco
6 4 (4.71%) IBM
7 3 (3.53%) Remedy
8 2 (2.35%) AppSense
9 1 (1.18%) Altiris
9 1 (1.18%) McAfee
9 1 (1.18%) Polycom
9 1 (1.18%) SAP
9 1 (1.18%) Nortel
9 1 (1.18%) Sage
9 1 (1.18%) Bloomberg
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