The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 867 846 874
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 38 33 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.030% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.032% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 33 27 19
Average salary £27,000 £25,250 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.93% +12.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,400 £20,350 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £30,000 £24,200
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £25,250 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +12.22%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -29 32 £25,750 +1.98% 6
South East -8 11 £18,000 -30.76% 1
Hampshire +9 8 £17,000 -34.61%
London -46 8 £27,000 -8.47%
East of England -7 6 £32,000 +26.73%
Scotland -6 4 £35,000 +34.61%
Brentwood - 4 £32,000 -
Edinburgh - 4 £35,000 -
Essex - 4 £32,000 -
Southampton - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £25,000 -
Leicestershire - 3 £25,000 -
Leicester - 3 £25,000 -
Surrey -5 2 £19,500 -25.00% 1
Hertfordshire -7 2 £27,500 +8.91%
City of London -14 2 £30,750 +2.50%
South West -17 2 £19,500 -17.02%
Watford - 2 £27,500 -
Guildford - 2 £19,500 - 1
Gloucester +1 1 £19,500 -32.75%
Whitstable +1 1 £21,500 +4.87%
North West -1 1 £25,750 - 1
Wiltshire -3 1 - -
Gloucestershire -3 1 £19,500 -22.00%
Kent -8 1 £21,500 +4.87%
Cheshire - 1 £25,750 -
Warrington - 1 £25,750 -
Eastleigh - 1 £22,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £25,750 -
Salisbury - 1 - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (63.22%) Windows
2 45 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 39 (44.83%) MS Office
4 34 (39.08%) Citrix
5 33 (37.93%) Windows XP
6 27 (31.03%) Windows 7
7 26 (29.89%) ITIL
8 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
9 24 (27.59%) MS Excel
10 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (24.14%) VMware
11 21 (24.14%) MS Exchange
12 18 (20.69%) Finance
13 16 (18.39%) Service Delivery
14 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (12.64%) Service Management
15 11 (12.64%) MCP
16 10 (11.49%) TCP/IP
16 10 (11.49%) IP Telephony
16 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2007
17 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (10.34%) SLA
18 8 (9.20%) VoIP
18 8 (9.20%) SQL
18 8 (9.20%) Apple
18 8 (9.20%) XenApp
19 7 (8.05%) ITIL Certification
19 7 (8.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 7 (8.05%) Cisco

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 21 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (8.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (44.83%) MS Office
2 24 (27.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) TCP/IP
1 10 (11.49%) IP Telephony
2 8 (9.20%) VoIP
3 6 (6.90%) WAN
3 6 (6.90%) SMTP
3 6 (6.90%) LDAP
3 6 (6.90%) VLAN
3 6 (6.90%) Network Security
4 5 (5.75%) Wireless
5 3 (3.45%) ADSL
5 3 (3.45%) DNS
5 3 (3.45%) Internet
5 3 (3.45%) DHCP
6 2 (2.30%) LAN
7 1 (1.15%) FTP
7 1 (1.15%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Legal
3 3 (3.45%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) French Language
5 1 (1.15%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) HTML
1 1 (1.15%) CSS
1 1 (1.15%) WSH
1 1 (1.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) PDA
1 4 (4.60%) Kindle
2 3 (3.45%) Handset
2 3 (3.45%) iPad
2 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.30%) iPhone
4 1 (1.15%) iSeries
4 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) EPoS
4 1 (1.15%) NHS
4 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 55 (63.22%) Windows
2 33 (37.93%) Windows XP
3 27 (31.03%) Windows 7
4 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.75%) Linux
6 5 (5.75%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (4.60%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.15%) UNIX
10 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) ITIL
2 16 (18.39%) Service Delivery
3 11 (12.64%) Service Management
4 5 (5.75%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.45%) Security Management
5 3 (3.45%) Software Distribution
5 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.30%) Wealth Management
6 2 (2.30%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.30%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.30%) Information Management
6 2 (2.30%) ITSM
6 2 (2.30%) Project Management
7 1 (1.15%) Web Development
7 1 (1.15%) Finite Element Analysis
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.15%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.15%) Risk Analytics
7 1 (1.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) SQL
2 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.15%) VBScript
3 1 (1.15%) VB
3 1 (1.15%) Java
3 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.64%) MCP
3 7 (8.05%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (6.90%) A+ Certification
4 6 (6.90%) MCDST
4 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) Degree
6 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.60%) MCITP
7 2 (2.30%) Project+ Certification
7 2 (2.30%) CCA
7 2 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.15%) MCSE
8 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) SLA
2 4 (4.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (28.74%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.20%) XenApp
4 6 (6.90%) vSphere
5 4 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 34 (39.08%) Citrix
3 21 (24.14%) VMware
4 8 (9.20%) Apple
5 7 (8.05%) Cisco
6 4 (4.60%) IBM
6 4 (4.60%) LANDesk
7 3 (3.45%) Remedy
8 2 (2.30%) AppSense
9 1 (1.15%) Altiris
9 1 (1.15%) McAfee
9 1 (1.15%) Polycom
9 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.15%) SAP
9 1 (1.15%) Nortel
9 1 (1.15%) Sage
9 1 (1.15%) Bloomberg
Stafford, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Darlington
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Hudson - London
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £29000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago