Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Technician was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Desktop Technician
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1096 1147 1225
Rank change year-on-year +51 +78 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 81 75 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.039% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.041% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 76 78 64
UK median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.91% +4.72%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,750 £19,500
90th Percentile £30,250 £31,125 £38,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,500 £25,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -2.00% -9.09% +22.22%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Desktop Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Technician 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.

Salary trend for Desktop Technician in the UK

Desktop Technician
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Technician over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Technician in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +30 77 £25,000 - 3
UK excluding London +70 69 £24,500 -2.00% 3
East of England +24 22 £25,000 +13.64% 1
South East +32 14 £23,500 -6.00% 1
North of England +4 13 £22,000 -20.00%
South West -3 10 £25,500 +10.87%
London -4 10 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Midlands +21 8 £22,350 -17.98%
North West -16 8 £23,000 +4.55%
Yorkshire +27 5 £22,000 -26.67%
West Midlands +9 5 £26,000 -7.14%
East Midlands +43 3 £22,000 -10.20%
Wales +19 1 £27,500 +22.22% 1
Scotland -7 1 - -

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Desktop Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 71 (87.65%) Windows
2 62 (76.54%) Active Directory
3 49 (60.49%) Microsoft
4 35 (43.21%) Windows 7
5 31 (38.27%) Microsoft Office
6 24 (29.63%) MS Exchange
7 18 (22.22%) Office 365
7 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (20.99%) TCP/IP
9 15 (18.52%) Windows 8
9 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (18.52%) Windows Server
10 14 (17.28%) Windows 10
10 14 (17.28%) VMware
10 14 (17.28%) DNS
10 14 (17.28%) ITIL
11 13 (16.05%) DHCP
12 12 (14.81%) SLA
13 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
14 9 (11.11%) Firewall
15 8 (9.88%) DBS Check
15 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (9.88%) Veeam
15 8 (9.88%) Apple iOS
15 8 (9.88%) LAN
16 7 (8.64%) Mac OS X
16 7 (8.64%) Information Security
16 7 (8.64%) Manufacturing
16 7 (8.64%) Degree
17 6 (7.41%) Skype

Desktop Technician 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 24 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.41%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (38.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.47%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.47%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.22%) Office 365
2 4 (4.94%) OneDrive
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.47%) SaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.99%) TCP/IP
2 14 (17.28%) DNS
3 13 (16.05%) DHCP
4 9 (11.11%) Firewall
5 8 (9.88%) LAN
6 6 (7.41%) Skype
6 6 (7.41%) WAN
7 5 (6.17%) VLAN
8 4 (4.94%) VPN
9 3 (3.70%) VoIP
9 3 (3.70%) Wireless
10 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.47%) MPLS
10 2 (2.47%) Network Security
10 2 (2.47%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.23%) Internet
11 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (8.64%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.17%) Legal
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Advertising
4 2 (2.47%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Electronics
4 2 (2.47%) Finance
4 2 (2.47%) Front Office
4 2 (2.47%) German Language
4 2 (2.47%) Marketing
4 2 (2.47%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.23%) Automotive
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Replication
2 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.47%) Fintech
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.47%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.23%) PDA
4 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (87.65%) Windows
2 35 (43.21%) Windows 7
3 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (18.52%) Windows 8
4 15 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (17.28%) Windows 10
6 8 (9.88%) Apple iOS
7 7 (8.64%) Mac OS X
8 6 (7.41%) Android
9 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.47%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) ITIL
2 7 (8.64%) Information Security
3 5 (6.17%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.70%) Data Privacy
4 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 3 (3.70%) Time Management
5 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.47%) Business Development
5 2 (2.47%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (2.47%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (2.47%) Data Transformation
5 2 (2.47%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.47%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.47%) Network Management
5 2 (2.47%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (2.47%) Programme Management
5 2 (2.47%) QMS
5 2 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.47%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.47%) C
2 2 (2.47%) SQL
2 2 (2.47%) VBScript
3 1 (1.23%) ANSI C
3 1 (1.23%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) DBS Check
2 7 (8.64%) Degree
3 6 (7.41%) MCP
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.17%) MCITP
5 4 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.70%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.47%) CISA
7 2 (2.47%) CISM
7 2 (2.47%) CISSP
7 2 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.47%) MCDST
7 2 (2.47%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.23%) MCSA
8 1 (1.23%) MCSE
8 1 (1.23%) MCTS
8 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.47%) PMO
System Software
1 62 (76.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.94%) vSphere
4 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.47%) SCCM
3 1 (1.23%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 49 (60.49%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.28%) VMware
3 8 (9.88%) Veeam
4 5 (6.17%) Citrix
5 4 (4.94%) Apple
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco
5 4 (4.94%) LANDesk
6 3 (3.70%) Adobe
6 3 (3.70%) Avaya
6 3 (3.70%) SAP
6 3 (3.70%) Sophos
6 3 (3.70%) WatchGuard
7 2 (2.47%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.23%) HP
8 1 (1.23%) Lotus
8 1 (1.23%) Mitel
8 1 (1.23%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.23%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.23%) Symantec