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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Technician
Rank 857 867 862
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 40 38 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.033% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.035% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 24 34 23
Average salary £28,000 £27,000 £25,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £19,150 £20,150
10% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £34,400 £31,750
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,750 £25,250
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +1.98%

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
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 £26,500 £26,500
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 4 August 2015 within the UK.

Desktop Technician Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 26 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 4 August 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 +21 34 £30,000 +16.50% 4
London +34 17 £31,500 +16.66%
City of London +44 11 £23,000 -25.20%
East of England +4 6 £32,200 +0.62%
Scotland +8 5 £28,000 -20.00% 1
South East +12 4 £25,000 +28.20% 2
North West +1 3 £19,500 -24.27%
Essex -6 3 - -
South West -11 3 - -
Brentwood -12 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £19,500 -
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Dorset - 3 - -
Stirling - 3 £28,000 -
Kent +7 2 £25,000 +16.27% 2
Cambridge - 2 £32,200 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £32,200 -
West Midlands -16 1 £21,500 -22.86% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £21,000 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Walsall - 1 £21,500 -
Reading - 1 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £16,500 -
Norwich - 1 £23,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £23,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 53 (91.38%) Windows
2 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
3 30 (51.72%) Windows 7
4 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 25 (43.10%) MS Office
6 19 (32.76%) Citrix
6 19 (32.76%) Blackberry
7 16 (27.59%) MS Excel
8 12 (20.69%) VMware
9 11 (18.97%) ITIL
9 11 (18.97%) MS Exchange
9 11 (18.97%) Banking
10 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (17.24%) VPN
10 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (17.24%) Windows 8
11 9 (15.52%) SCCM
11 9 (15.52%) Avaya
12 8 (13.79%) Apple
12 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (12.07%) Android
13 7 (12.07%) iPhone
13 7 (12.07%) XenApp
13 7 (12.07%) iPad
13 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (12.07%) Retail
13 7 (12.07%) Finance
13 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
14 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
14 6 (10.34%) Wireless

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.62%) IBM Notes
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.17%) Lync
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.72%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (43.10%) MS Office
2 16 (27.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.72%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.72%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) VPN
2 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.34%) Wireless
4 4 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.17%) Network Security
5 3 (5.17%) Firewall
5 3 (5.17%) DNS
5 3 (5.17%) LAN
5 3 (5.17%) VoIP
6 2 (3.45%) WAN
6 2 (3.45%) DHCP
6 2 (3.45%) 3G
6 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.72%) Junos
7 1 (1.72%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 11 (18.97%) Banking
2 7 (12.07%) Retail
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.72%) Publishing
6 1 (1.72%) Front Office
6 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.76%) Blackberry
2 7 (12.07%) iPhone
2 7 (12.07%) iPad
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.62%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) PDA
6 1 (1.72%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 53 (91.38%) Windows
2 30 (51.72%) Windows 7
3 10 (17.24%) Windows 8
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.07%) Android
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Vista
5 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.90%) Mac OS X
6 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.45%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
2 5 (8.62%) Time Management
3 4 (6.90%) Change Management
3 4 (6.90%) Workflow
4 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.17%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.17%) Wealth Management
4 3 (5.17%) Straight-Through Processing
5 2 (3.45%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.45%) Patch Management
5 2 (3.45%) Application Discovery
5 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.72%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.72%) Memory Management
6 1 (1.72%) CRM
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Forensics
6 1 (1.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) VBScript
1 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.90%) MCP
3 3 (5.17%) MCSE
4 2 (3.45%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.45%) CCA
4 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) MCSA
5 1 (1.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) XenApp
4 5 (8.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.72%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.72%) DameWare
Vendors
1 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (32.76%) Citrix
3 12 (20.69%) VMware
4 9 (15.52%) Avaya
5 8 (13.79%) Apple
6 5 (8.62%) Lotus
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco
7 4 (6.90%) Symantec
8 3 (5.17%) McAfee
8 3 (5.17%) Reuters
8 3 (5.17%) Bloomberg
8 3 (5.17%) Adobe
9 2 (3.45%) Sophos
9 2 (3.45%) Mitel
10 1 (1.72%) Altiris
10 1 (1.72%) Google
10 1 (1.72%) HP
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