Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Administrator was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Desktop Administrator
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1178 1227 1285
Rank change year-on-year +49 +58 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 11 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 9
UK median annual salary £32,500 £27,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.37% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £25,400 £20,950 £23,450
90th Percentile £39,500 £35,750 £56,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +32.08% -11.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Desktop Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Desktop Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Administrator in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator.

Salary trend for Desktop Administrator in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Administrator in the UK

Desktop Administrator
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 11 £32,500 +20.37%
UK excluding London +44 7 £32,500 -7.14%
London +11 6 £32,500 +35.42%
East of England - 5 £32,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
South West - 1 £37,000 -
North of England - 1 £30,000 -

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Desktop Administrator job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Desktop Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (36.36%) GIS
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 4 (36.36%) Password Management
4 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
4 4 (36.36%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) MCITP
6 2 (18.18%) WAN

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) DSL
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) PBX
3 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) Skype
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (36.36%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
1 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Password Management
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) VB
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Meraki
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec
2 1 (9.09%) Veeam