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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 873 861 870
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 38 33 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.030% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.031% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 26 29 22
Average salary £26,750 £26,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.94% +15.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,800 £22,614
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £25,750 £22,614
% change year-on-year
-12.62% +13.87%

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
109010 105147 109704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90448 86287 94223
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,448 £26,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -47 29 £26,750 +0.94% 6
Scotland - 9 £27,500 -
London +3 8 £30,000 -3.22% 1
South East -15 7 £26,250 +28.04% 3
South West -4 6 £25,000 -5.66% 1
Wiltshire -1 5 £27,500 +3.77% 1
Edinburgh - 5 - -
Berkshire - 4 £26,250 -
City of London +22 3 £30,000 -14.28%
North West -15 3 £19,500 -26.41% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £20,500 -
Reading - 3 £27,500 -
Aberdeen - 3 £22,500 -
Goole - 2 £20,500 -
Ipswich - 2 £26,000 -
Manchester - 2 £19,500 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £26,000 -
East Yorkshire - 2 £20,500 -
East of England - 2 £26,000 -
East Sussex -2 1 - -
Cheshire -10 1 £22,000 -16.98%
Surrey -12 1 £19,000 -2.56%
West Yorkshire - 1 £22,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £22,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £30,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £22,000 -
Shepperton - 1 £19,000 -
Swindon - 1 £27,500 - 1
Ilkley - 1 £22,000 -
Maidenhead - 1 £25,000 -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 49 (64.47%) Windows 7
3 37 (48.68%) Windows XP
4 36 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
5 26 (34.21%) Citrix
5 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (31.58%) MS Office
7 22 (28.95%) ITIL
8 19 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (23.68%) MS Exchange
10 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
10 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (19.74%) Finance
11 15 (19.74%) VMware
12 14 (18.42%) SLA
13 12 (15.79%) Apple
13 12 (15.79%) Service Delivery
14 10 (13.16%) MCITP
15 9 (11.84%) Banking
15 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (11.84%) Cisco
15 9 (11.84%) DNS
15 9 (11.84%) SMTP
15 9 (11.84%) DHCP
15 9 (11.84%) MCP
15 9 (11.84%) LDAP
16 8 (10.53%) WAN
16 8 (10.53%) LANDesk
16 8 (10.53%) MCDST

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 18 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (31.58%) MS Office
2 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.32%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) LDAP
1 9 (11.84%) SMTP
1 9 (11.84%) DHCP
1 9 (11.84%) DNS
2 8 (10.53%) WAN
3 7 (9.21%) VoIP
3 7 (9.21%) LAN
4 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
5 3 (3.95%) VLAN
5 3 (3.95%) Network Security
6 2 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.32%) PBX
7 1 (1.32%) 3G
7 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.32%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.58%) Client/Server
2 5 (6.58%) Clustering
3 4 (5.26%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.26%) PDA
4 3 (3.95%) iPad
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) iPhone
5 1 (1.32%) EPoS
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (82.89%) Windows
2 49 (64.47%) Windows 7
3 37 (48.68%) Windows XP
4 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.26%) Linux
6 4 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.95%) Windows 2000
7 3 (3.95%) Android
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) ITIL
2 12 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
3 6 (7.89%) Coaching
4 3 (3.95%) Wealth Management
5 2 (2.63%) Service Management
5 2 (2.63%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.63%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.32%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.32%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (1.32%) Line Management
6 1 (1.32%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.32%) BCP
6 1 (1.32%) Project Management
6 1 (1.32%) Change Management
6 1 (1.32%) ITSM
6 1 (1.32%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.32%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.32%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) VBScript
2 1 (1.32%) VB
2 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.16%) MCITP
3 9 (11.84%) MCP
4 8 (10.53%) MCDST
5 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) A+ Certification
6 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.63%) MCSE
8 2 (2.63%) CCNA
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.32%) MCSA
9 1 (1.32%) MCTS
9 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.32%) Degree
9 1 (1.32%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.42%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) XenApp
3 3 (3.95%) vSphere
4 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) WSUS
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) SCOM
3 1 (1.32%) DameWare
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Microsoft
1 26 (34.21%) Citrix
2 15 (19.74%) VMware
3 12 (15.79%) Apple
4 9 (11.84%) Cisco
5 8 (10.53%) LANDesk
6 4 (5.26%) IBM
7 3 (3.95%) Dell
7 3 (3.95%) Avaya
8 2 (2.63%) Google
9 1 (1.32%) Polycom
9 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.32%) Remedy
9 1 (1.32%) McAfee
9 1 (1.32%) Juniper
9 1 (1.32%) Lotus
9 1 (1.32%) SAP
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