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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 851 844 871
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 29 35 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.032% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.034% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 18 30 19
Average salary £27,750 £27,500 £22,807
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.90% +20.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £22,614
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £25,750 £22,614
% change year-on-year
-0.97% +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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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
Top 29 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 24 December 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 -15 22 £27,750 +0.90% 3
South East -13 9 £30,000 +46.34% 2
Scotland - 7 £27,500 - 2
London -18 6 £29,000 -6.45%
Hampshire -16 5 - - 2
Gosport - 5 - - 1
Edinburgh - 5 - - 2
Berkshire - 3 £28,250 -
South West -10 2 £25,000 -5.66%
East of England -16 2 £26,000 -5.45%
Yorkshire - 2 £21,250 -
Ipswich - 2 £26,000 -
Suffolk - 2 £26,000 -
Wiltshire -6 1 £27,500 +3.77%
North West -14 1 £22,000 -16.98% 1
East Yorkshire - 1 £20,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £22,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £22,500 -
Glasgow - 1 £32,500 -
Goole - 1 £20,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £22,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £22,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £25,000 -
Manchester - 1 £22,000 - 1
Reading - 1 £31,500 -
Swindon - 1 £27,500 -
Wakefield - 1 £22,000 -
Wokingham - 1 - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (73.33%) Windows
2 42 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 39 (52.00%) Active Directory
4 27 (36.00%) Windows XP
5 25 (33.33%) ITIL
5 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 21 (28.00%) MS Office
7 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (25.33%) Citrix
9 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
10 17 (22.67%) Service Delivery
11 16 (21.33%) SLA
12 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (17.33%) Finance
14 12 (16.00%) Apple
15 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
15 11 (14.67%) Coaching
16 10 (13.33%) MCITP
17 9 (12.00%) LDAP
17 9 (12.00%) WAN
17 9 (12.00%) SMTP
17 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (10.67%) MCP
18 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
18 8 (10.67%) LAN
18 8 (10.67%) DHCP
18 8 (10.67%) DNS
18 8 (10.67%) Cisco
18 8 (10.67%) VMware

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.67%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.33%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (28.00%) MS Office
2 18 (24.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) WAN
1 9 (12.00%) SMTP
1 9 (12.00%) LDAP
2 8 (10.67%) LAN
2 8 (10.67%) DHCP
2 8 (10.67%) DNS
3 7 (9.33%) VoIP
4 5 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.67%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (2.67%) 3G
7 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.33%) Internet
7 1 (1.33%) PBX
7 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) Flash
2 1 (1.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 5 (6.67%) Clustering
3 4 (5.33%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.33%) PDA
4 3 (4.00%) iPad
4 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) EPoS
6 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.33%) iPhone
6 1 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (73.33%) Windows
2 42 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 27 (36.00%) Windows XP
4 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.33%) Android
6 4 (5.33%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.33%) Linux
8 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) ITIL
2 17 (22.67%) Service Delivery
3 11 (14.67%) Coaching
4 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.67%) Information Security
6 2 (2.67%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.67%) Wealth Management
6 2 (2.67%) Service Management
6 2 (2.67%) Line Management
7 1 (1.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.33%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.33%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.33%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (1.33%) Document Management
7 1 (1.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.33%) BCP
7 1 (1.33%) Project Management
7 1 (1.33%) Change Management
7 1 (1.33%) ITSM
7 1 (1.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) VBScript
2 1 (1.33%) VB
2 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.33%) MCITP
3 8 (10.67%) MCDST
3 8 (10.67%) MCP
4 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.00%) A+ Certification
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) MCSE
7 2 (2.67%) CCNA
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.33%) MCSA
8 1 (1.33%) MCTS
8 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) Degree
8 1 (1.33%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) WSUS
2 2 (2.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.33%) DameWare
Vendors
1 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.33%) Citrix
3 12 (16.00%) Apple
4 8 (10.67%) VMware
4 8 (10.67%) LANDesk
4 8 (10.67%) Cisco
5 5 (6.67%) HP
6 3 (4.00%) Dell
6 3 (4.00%) Avaya
7 2 (2.67%) Google
8 1 (1.33%) Polycom
8 1 (1.33%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.33%) Remedy
8 1 (1.33%) McAfee
8 1 (1.33%) Juniper
8 1 (1.33%) Lotus
8 1 (1.33%) SAP
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