The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 606 693 679
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 297 223 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 271 191 186
Average salary £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,375 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
+5.50% -3.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Desktop Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 within the UK.

Desktop Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +90 283 £26,750 -4.46% 47
London +39 121 £31,000 -4.61% 23
South East +42 76 £27,500 +10.00% 5
East of England +20 29 £26,500 +13.97% 5
Surrey +24 26 £30,000 +22.44% 1
City of London +26 24 £27,500 -15.38% 7
North West +21 16 £23,000 -10.67% 4
Berkshire +2 16 £27,500 +8.91% 1
West Midlands +1 16 £26,375 +2.42% 1
Bedfordshire +15 13 £25,500 +15.90% 1
Hampshire +6 12 £25,750 -9.64%
Luton - 12 £25,500 - 1
Kent +15 11 £28,000 +1.81% 1
Hertfordshire -2 10 £27,500 - 2
South West -23 10 £22,500 -6.25% 7
Staines - 10 £30,000 -
Reading +7 9 £40,000 +34.45%
Yorkshire +6 9 £24,500 +8.88%
Guildford - 9 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire +8 8 £21,845 -8.02%
Manchester +16 7 £25,000 +19.04% 2
East Midlands +5 6 £23,000 -13.20% 2
East Sussex +22 5 £23,000 -20.68%
Maidenhead +11 5 £27,500 +10.00%
Watford +4 5 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Gloucester -5 5 £21,000 -8.69%
Gloucestershire -12 5 £21,000 -21.49%
Warwickshire -14 5 £26,500 +5.60%
Wakefield +9 4 £19,000 -15.55%
Scotland +7 4 £35,000 - 1

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Engineer in their job title.

1 471 (82.49%) Windows
2 342 (59.89%) Microsoft
3 312 (54.64%) Active Directory
4 292 (51.14%) Windows 7
5 229 (40.11%) MS Office
6 218 (38.18%) MS Excel
7 174 (30.47%) ITIL
8 151 (26.44%) Citrix
9 148 (25.92%) SCCM
10 132 (23.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 118 (20.67%) Finance
12 117 (20.49%) Windows 8
13 108 (18.91%) Blackberry
14 106 (18.56%) VMware
14 106 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 104 (18.21%) MS Exchange
16 103 (18.04%) Windows XP
17 83 (14.54%) TCP/IP
18 81 (14.19%) DNS
19 79 (13.84%) MCSE
20 77 (13.49%) XenApp
21 72 (12.61%) MCP
22 71 (12.43%) DHCP
23 67 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
24 66 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
25 61 (10.68%) LAN
25 61 (10.68%) Cisco
26 60 (10.51%) SLA
27 58 (10.16%) HP
27 58 (10.16%) WAN

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 104 (18.21%) MS Exchange
2 34 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (5.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 25 (4.38%) SharePoint
5 23 (4.03%) Lync
6 17 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.75%) IBM Notes
8 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.40%) IIS
10 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.35%) Confluence
12 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.35%) Apache
12 2 (0.35%) CMS
12 2 (0.35%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 229 (40.11%) MS Office
2 218 (38.18%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Revit
6 1 (0.18%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Primavera
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.53%) Office 365
2 8 (1.40%) Google Apps
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (14.54%) TCP/IP
2 81 (14.19%) DNS
3 71 (12.43%) DHCP
4 61 (10.68%) LAN
5 58 (10.16%) WAN
6 42 (7.36%) VPN
7 36 (6.30%) Firewall
8 32 (5.60%) Wireless
9 24 (4.20%) VoIP
10 22 (3.85%) Internet
11 12 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (1.23%) IP Telephony
13 7 (1.23%) SAN
14 6 (1.05%) VLAN
15 4 (0.70%) MPLS
15 4 (0.70%) WLAN
15 4 (0.70%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.70%) NAS
15 4 (0.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.18%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (0.88%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.35%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) MSI
4 1 (0.18%) Hudson
General
1 118 (20.67%) Finance
2 29 (5.08%) Banking
3 22 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.80%) Marketing
4 16 (2.80%) Back Office
5 11 (1.93%) Games
6 10 (1.75%) Advertising
6 10 (1.75%) Mandarin Language
6 10 (1.75%) Law
7 9 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.40%) Legal
9 7 (1.23%) Retail
10 6 (1.05%) Publishing
11 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.53%) French Language
12 3 (0.53%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.63%) Application Packaging
1 15 (2.63%) Software Packaging
2 13 (2.28%) WPF
3 8 (1.40%) WinForms
3 8 (1.40%) .NET
4 5 (0.88%) Web Services
4 5 (0.88%) WCF
4 5 (0.88%) RESTful
4 5 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (0.70%) COM
6 3 (0.53%) WSH
6 3 (0.53%) HTML
7 1 (0.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (18.91%) Blackberry
2 66 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.13%) Video Conferencing
4 26 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.85%) Thin Client
5 22 (3.85%) Fat Client
6 20 (3.50%) iPhone
6 20 (3.50%) Replication
7 14 (2.45%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.93%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.75%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.58%) iPad
11 8 (1.40%) Mobile Computing
11 8 (1.40%) Smartcard
12 7 (1.23%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.88%) BYOD
13 5 (0.88%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
15 3 (0.53%) PDA
15 3 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 471 (82.49%) Windows
2 292 (51.14%) Windows 7
3 117 (20.49%) Windows 8
4 106 (18.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 103 (18.04%) Windows XP
6 53 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (7.01%) Android
9 39 (6.83%) Mac OS X
10 34 (5.95%) Apple iOS
11 23 (4.03%) Linux
12 22 (3.85%) Windows Vista
13 12 (2.10%) Windows Mobile
14 11 (1.93%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.93%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.70%) UNIX
16 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.35%) Debian
17 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (30.47%) ITIL
2 57 (9.98%) Service Delivery
3 49 (8.58%) Asset Management
4 21 (3.68%) Incident Management
5 20 (3.50%) Project Management
5 20 (3.50%) Patch Management
6 19 (3.33%) Service Management
7 18 (3.15%) Data Protection
7 18 (3.15%) Software Deployment
8 17 (2.98%) Project Planning
9 15 (2.63%) Problem Management
10 14 (2.45%) Digital Marketing
10 14 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (2.28%) Software Engineering
11 13 (2.28%) ITSM
11 13 (2.28%) Mentoring
12 12 (2.10%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (1.40%) Change Management
13 8 (1.40%) OO
14 7 (1.23%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.53%) PowerShell
2 32 (5.60%) SQL
3 14 (2.45%) C#
4 12 (2.10%) VB
5 10 (1.75%) C
6 9 (1.58%) VBScript
7 5 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.35%) Perl
8 2 (0.35%) Java
8 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 132 (23.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (13.84%) MCSE
3 72 (12.61%) MCP
4 46 (8.06%) MCITP
5 44 (7.71%) MCSA
6 36 (6.30%) Degree
7 31 (5.43%) A+ Certification
8 24 (4.20%) MCDST
9 21 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (3.33%) CCNA
10 19 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (2.98%) Security Cleared
12 14 (2.45%) MCTS
13 11 (1.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.05%) CCA
14 6 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.88%) SC Cleared
16 4 (0.70%) CCAA
17 3 (0.53%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (10.51%) SLA
2 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 312 (54.64%) Active Directory
2 77 (13.49%) XenApp
3 67 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (7.71%) XenDesktop
5 40 (7.01%) Hyper-V
6 24 (4.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 15 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.28%) vSphere
9 12 (2.10%) Xen
10 11 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (1.05%) Terminal Server
11 6 (1.05%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.88%) XenServer
13 4 (0.70%) vCloud
14 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
15 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.18%) Firmware
16 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 148 (25.92%) SCCM
2 9 (1.58%) WSUS
3 7 (1.23%) DameWare
4 6 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (0.88%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.88%) EdgeSight
6 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.53%) Casper Suite
7 3 (0.53%) Puppet
7 3 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.18%) Nagios
9 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.18%) SCOM
9 1 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.18%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 342 (59.89%) Microsoft
2 151 (26.44%) Citrix
3 106 (18.56%) VMware
4 61 (10.68%) Cisco
5 58 (10.16%) HP
6 54 (9.46%) Apple
7 40 (7.01%) ServiceNow
8 30 (5.25%) Dell
9 21 (3.68%) Avaya
10 19 (3.33%) Bloomberg
11 18 (3.15%) Symantec
11 18 (3.15%) McAfee
12 17 (2.98%) Wyse
12 17 (2.98%) Reuters
13 14 (2.45%) AppSense
14 11 (1.93%) Remedy
14 11 (1.93%) Juniper
14 11 (1.93%) Altiris
14 11 (1.93%) Polycom
15 10 (1.75%) Lotus
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Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
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