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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 847 860 850
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 47 17 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.016% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.017% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 38 13 28
Average salary £26,125 £30,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.91% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,850 £20,100 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £25,750
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £20,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +29 39 £23,000 -23.33% 8
London -4 12 £30,000 - 1
South East +1 11 £21,000 - 3
South West -25 5 £19,500 -2.50% 2
Surrey - 5 £20,000 - 1
Wiltshire 0 4 - - 1
City of London -3 4 £29,750 -0.83% 1
North West -13 4 £21,500 - 1
Scotland - 4 £35,000 - 2
Cheshire - 4 £21,500 -
Guildford - 4 £20,000 -
Reading - 3 £27,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £27,500 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £30,000 -
Hampshire -7 2 £22,500 -
Stafford - 2 £30,000 -
Warrington - 2 £23,375 -
Staffordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £21,250 - 1
Runcorn - 2 £21,500 -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Eastleigh - 2 £22,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £35,000 - 2
Gloucester - 1 £19,500 - 1
Goole - 1 £20,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £25,750 -
Brighton - 1 - - 1
Chessington - 1 £26,500 -
Darlington - 1 £19,500 -
Shepperton - 1 £19,000 - 1

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 62 (66.67%) Windows
2 43 (46.24%) Microsoft
3 42 (45.16%) Windows 7
4 37 (39.78%) Citrix
5 36 (38.71%) Windows XP
6 33 (35.48%) MS Office
7 32 (34.41%) Active Directory
8 28 (30.11%) ITIL
9 26 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (24.73%) MS Excel
11 21 (22.58%) Finance
11 21 (22.58%) VMware
12 20 (21.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (20.43%) MS Exchange
14 16 (17.20%) MCP
14 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (17.20%) Service Delivery
15 13 (13.98%) SLA
15 13 (13.98%) VoIP
15 13 (13.98%) TCP/IP
16 11 (11.83%) Apple
17 10 (10.75%) Service Management
18 9 (9.68%) WAN
18 9 (9.68%) SMTP
18 9 (9.68%) LDAP
18 9 (9.68%) MCDST
18 9 (9.68%) LANDesk
18 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
19 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
19 8 (8.60%) PDA

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (20.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (35.48%) MS Office
2 23 (24.73%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.98%) VoIP
1 13 (13.98%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.68%) WAN
2 9 (9.68%) SMTP
2 9 (9.68%) LDAP
3 6 (6.45%) LAN
3 6 (6.45%) IP Telephony
3 6 (6.45%) Network Security
3 6 (6.45%) VLAN
4 4 (4.30%) DNS
4 4 (4.30%) DHCP
5 2 (2.15%) ADSL
6 1 (1.08%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.08%) Nortel Meridian
6 1 (1.08%) FTP
6 1 (1.08%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 21 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Games
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.08%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) PDA
2 5 (5.38%) iPad
3 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.30%) Smartphone
3 4 (4.30%) Kindle
4 3 (3.23%) iPhone
4 3 (3.23%) Handset
5 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) iSeries
6 1 (1.08%) Clustering
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 62 (66.67%) Windows
2 42 (45.16%) Windows 7
3 36 (38.71%) Windows XP
4 26 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.30%) Linux
6 4 (4.30%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.08%) Android
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) Service Delivery
3 10 (10.75%) Service Management
4 5 (5.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.30%) Software Distribution
6 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.23%) Wealth Management
6 3 (3.23%) Project Management
6 3 (3.23%) Security Management
7 2 (2.15%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.15%) Coaching
7 2 (2.15%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.08%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.08%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.08%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.08%) Change Management
8 1 (1.08%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.38%) SQL
2 1 (1.08%) Java
2 1 (1.08%) VBScript
2 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (17.20%) MCP
3 9 (9.68%) MCDST
4 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.53%) MCITP
5 7 (7.53%) A+ Certification
5 7 (7.53%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (5.38%) Degree
7 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) Project+ Certification
8 2 (2.15%) CCA
8 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.98%) SLA
2 4 (4.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (34.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.45%) vSphere
3 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.30%) XenApp
5 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) WSUS
2 3 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (46.24%) Microsoft
2 37 (39.78%) Citrix
3 21 (22.58%) VMware
4 11 (11.83%) Apple
5 9 (9.68%) LANDesk
6 7 (7.53%) Cisco
7 4 (4.30%) IBM
8 3 (3.23%) Remedy
9 1 (1.08%) Polycom
9 1 (1.08%) Altiris
9 1 (1.08%) SAP
9 1 (1.08%) Dell
9 1 (1.08%) Nortel
9 1 (1.08%) McAfee
9 1 (1.08%) Avaya
9 1 (1.08%) Sage
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