The median annual salary for a Desktop Administrator was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 882 920 962
Rank change year-on-year +38 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 1 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.003% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.003% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 12
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median salary - £50,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +42.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Desktop Administrator in the job title.

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
Top 2 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 1 £32,500 +8.33% 1
London +27 1 £32,500 +8.33% 1

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 7 (87.50%) Finance
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (50.00%) MobileIron
4 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) MCSA
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Visualisation
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Application Packaging
5 3 (37.50%) Lumension
5 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
6 2 (25.00%) Skype
6 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (25.00%) German Language

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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) Skype
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) German Language
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Application Packaging
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
1 3 (37.50%) Visualisation
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) High-Frequency Trading
3 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) MCSA
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) MobileIron
4 3 (37.50%) Lumension
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
6 1 (12.50%) McAfee
6 1 (12.50%) Reuters
6 1 (12.50%) Wyse