The median annual salary for a Desktop Technician was £24,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 908 950
Rank change year-on-year +64 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 46 24 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.024% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.025% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 44 23 27
Median salary £24,500 £22,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.88% -2.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,233 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,175 £25,000 £31,900
UK excluding London median salary £22,750 £22,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year +3.40% -  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
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 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Technician in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 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 +66 44 £24,500 +8.88% 3
East of England - 21 £24,500 - 1
Hertfordshire - 13 £24,000 -
Hatfield - 12 £24,000 -
London +41 10 £27,500 +10.00%
South East +48 7 £21,000 -16.00%
Yorkshire -2 3 £22,000 -10.20%
Berkshire - 3 £18,500 -
Maidenhead - 3 £18,500 -
City of London +31 2 £29,250 +30.00%
North West -41 2 £20,250 -7.95% 2
Norfolk - 2 £28,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £27,500 -
Luton - 2 £22,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £22,500 - 1
Wisbech - 2 £27,500 -
Hampshire - 2 £21,000 -
Essex - 2 £34,500 -
Southampton - 2 £21,000 -
West Midlands +5 1 £22,350 +3.95%
Scotland +5 1 £36,500 - 1
Glasgow +4 1 £36,500 -
Cheshire -29 1 £20,500 -6.81% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £22,350 -
West Sussex - 1 £21,000 -
Surrey - 1 £32,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £23,000 -
Sandbach - 1 £20,500 - 1
Sale - 1 £20,000 -
Pershore - 1 £22,350 -

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 50 (76.92%) Windows
2 44 (67.69%) Active Directory
3 31 (47.69%) Windows 7
4 29 (44.62%) Microsoft
5 25 (38.46%) Windows 8
6 18 (27.69%) SLA
7 14 (21.54%) ITIL
8 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
9 11 (16.92%) MS Exchange
9 11 (16.92%) Office 365
10 9 (13.85%) Windows 10
10 9 (13.85%) Windows Server
10 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (12.31%) Citrix
11 8 (12.31%) MCITP
11 8 (12.31%) Smartphone
11 8 (12.31%) Android
12 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (10.77%) Apple
12 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
12 7 (10.77%) Windows XP
12 7 (10.77%) DHCP
12 7 (10.77%) DNS
13 6 (9.23%) Wireless
13 6 (9.23%) VMware
13 6 (9.23%) WAN
13 6 (9.23%) LAN
13 6 (9.23%) MCP
13 6 (9.23%) Veeam
14 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS

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 11 (16.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.08%) AutoCAD
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) DHCP
1 7 (10.77%) DNS
1 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.23%) LAN
2 6 (9.23%) WAN
2 6 (9.23%) Wireless
3 4 (6.15%) Firewall
4 3 (4.62%) VPN
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.54%) MPLS
5 1 (1.54%) Network Security
5 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.54%) VLAN
5 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
General
1 1 (1.54%) Finance
1 1 (1.54%) Law
1 1 (1.54%) Legal
1 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Smartphone
2 5 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 4 (6.15%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.08%) Fintech
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 50 (76.92%) Windows
2 31 (47.69%) Windows 7
3 25 (38.46%) Windows 8
4 9 (13.85%) Windows 10
4 9 (13.85%) Windows Server
5 8 (12.31%) Android
6 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.77%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
8 4 (6.15%) Mac OS X
8 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.54%) Linux
9 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) ITIL
2 5 (7.69%) Data Protection
2 5 (7.69%) Time Management
3 3 (4.62%) Business Development
3 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
3 3 (4.62%) ITSM
3 3 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (4.62%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (3.08%) Line Management
4 2 (3.08%) Process Management
5 1 (1.54%) Analytics
5 1 (1.54%) Document Management
5 1 (1.54%) QMS
5 1 (1.54%) Quality Management
5 1 (1.54%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) C
2 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) ANSI C
3 1 (1.54%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.31%) MCITP
3 6 (9.23%) MCP
4 3 (4.62%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
4 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (4.62%) MCDST
4 3 (4.62%) MCSA
4 3 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.54%) CCNA
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.69%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (67.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.54%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) Citrix
3 7 (10.77%) Apple
4 6 (9.23%) Veeam
4 6 (9.23%) VMware
5 4 (6.15%) LANDesk
6 3 (4.62%) Spiceworks
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco
7 2 (3.08%) Dell
7 2 (3.08%) HP
7 2 (3.08%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.54%) AppSense
8 1 (1.54%) McAfee
8 1 (1.54%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.54%) Symantec
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