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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Technician
Rank 864 873 858
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 40 36 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.032% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.033% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 26 33 14
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £34,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,750 £21,500
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +19.76%

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 September 2015 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 4 September 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 +12 32 £25,000 +2.56% 4
London +3 13 £31,500 +10.52% 2
City of London +42 9 £23,000 -19.29%
Scotland +13 7 £28,000 -20.00% 1
South East +9 7 £25,000 +19.04% 1
East of England +4 7 £30,600 -4.37%
Brentwood -5 3 - -
Essex -7 3 - -
South West -13 3 - -
Stirling - 3 £28,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £32,200 -
West Sussex - 3 £25,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 3 - -
Dorset - 3 - -
Kent - 2 £25,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £32,200 -
Crawley - 2 £25,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £32,500 - 1
Aberdeen - 2 £21,000 -
Berkshire +18 1 £30,000 -
Reading +7 1 £30,000 -
West Midlands -6 1 £21,500 -28.33%
North West -9 1 £19,000 -9.52% 1
Norfolk - 1 £23,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £29,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £19,000 -
Merseyside - 1 £19,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £16,500 -
Norwich - 1 £23,000 -
Walsall - 1 £21,500 -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 55 (90.16%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
3 35 (57.38%) Windows 7
4 27 (44.26%) Microsoft
5 25 (40.98%) MS Office
6 23 (37.70%) Blackberry
7 18 (29.51%) Citrix
8 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
9 12 (19.67%) Banking
9 12 (19.67%) ITIL
9 12 (19.67%) Windows 8
10 11 (18.03%) VPN
10 11 (18.03%) SCCM
11 10 (16.39%) iPhone
11 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (16.39%) VMware
11 10 (16.39%) Avaya
11 10 (16.39%) iPad
12 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
12 9 (14.75%) Windows XP
12 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
12 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
13 8 (13.11%) Android
13 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (11.48%) Time Management
14 7 (11.48%) Retail
14 7 (11.48%) Apple
15 6 (9.84%) Cisco

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) IBM Notes
3 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.92%) Lync
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) WorkSite
Applications
1 25 (40.98%) MS Office
2 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Office 365
2 3 (4.92%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.64%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) VPN
2 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.20%) Wireless
3 5 (8.20%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (6.56%) VoIP
4 4 (6.56%) 3G
5 3 (4.92%) DNS
5 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 3 (4.92%) Network Security
6 2 (3.28%) WAN
6 2 (3.28%) DHCP
7 1 (1.64%) Internet
7 1 (1.64%) Firewall
7 1 (1.64%) Junos
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MSI
General
1 12 (19.67%) Banking
2 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.48%) Retail
4 6 (9.84%) Finance
5 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.28%) Legal
6 2 (3.28%) Publishing
7 1 (1.64%) Front Office
7 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.70%) Blackberry
2 10 (16.39%) iPhone
2 10 (16.39%) iPad
3 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.28%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.64%) PDA
7 1 (1.64%) User Experience
7 1 (1.64%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 55 (90.16%) Windows
2 35 (57.38%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.67%) Windows 8
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (14.75%) Windows XP
6 8 (13.11%) Android
7 6 (9.84%) Windows Vista
8 5 (8.20%) Mac OS X
9 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.92%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Time Management
3 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
4 5 (8.20%) Change Management
5 4 (6.56%) Workflow
5 4 (6.56%) Patch Management
6 3 (4.92%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.92%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.92%) Wealth Management
6 3 (4.92%) Straight-Through Processing
7 2 (3.28%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.28%) Application Discovery
8 1 (1.64%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.64%) Memory Management
8 1 (1.64%) Service Management
8 1 (1.64%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (1.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) VBScript
1 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.56%) MCP
3 3 (4.92%) MCSE
4 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) MCSA
5 1 (1.64%) CCNA
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.20%) XenApp
3 5 (8.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (6.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) SCCM
2 4 (6.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.64%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.64%) DameWare
Vendors
1 27 (44.26%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.51%) Citrix
3 10 (16.39%) Avaya
3 10 (16.39%) VMware
4 7 (11.48%) Apple
5 6 (9.84%) Cisco
5 6 (9.84%) McAfee
6 5 (8.20%) Lotus
7 4 (6.56%) Symantec
7 4 (6.56%) Sophos
8 3 (4.92%) Mitel
8 3 (4.92%) Reuters
8 3 (4.92%) Bloomberg
9 2 (3.28%) Adobe
9 2 (3.28%) Altiris
10 1 (1.64%) Google
10 1 (1.64%) HP
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