The median annual salary for a Desktop Administrator was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Administrator
UK
Rank 842 941 942
Rank change year-on-year +99 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Administrator 7 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.005% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.005% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 14
Median salary £42,500 £36,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.05% +16.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,800 £41,750
UK excluding London median salary - £36,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year - +30.90%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 6 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 23 March 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 +95 7 £42,500 +18.05%
London +81 5 £42,500 +41.66%
City of London - 5 £42,500 -
South East +65 2 - -
Surrey +41 2 - -
Redhill - 2 - -

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Finance
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
4 9 (56.25%) Degree
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
5 7 (43.75%) CCNA
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 6 (37.50%) Internet
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) MCSA
6 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
6 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
7 5 (31.25%) Lumension
7 5 (31.25%) Software Deployment
7 5 (31.25%) MobileIron
8 4 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (25.00%) Workflow
8 4 (25.00%) Retail
8 4 (25.00%) VBScript

Desktop Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Dropbox
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Internet
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) Skype
5 2 (12.50%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Advertising
3 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 2 (12.50%) German Language
3 2 (12.50%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) iPad
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Mac OS
5 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
6 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Software Deployment
2 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (25.00%) Workflow
3 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
4 2 (12.50%) High-Frequency Trading
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 7 (43.75%) CCNA
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (37.50%) MCSA
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (6.25%) PMP
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (25.00%) Terminal Server
3 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Lumension
4 5 (31.25%) MobileIron
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) Apple
6 2 (12.50%) Bloomberg
6 2 (12.50%) Reuters
7 1 (6.25%) Aruba
7 1 (6.25%) Avaya
7 1 (6.25%) Mitel