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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 682 693 647
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 221 184 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 173 154 216
Average salary £28,000 £26,250 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,477 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,573 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -

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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 2014 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 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +16 208 £27,500 +5.76% 33
London -25 88 £33,500 +11.66% 11
South East -7 52 £27,000 +8.00% 8
South West -17 18 £23,750 +3.26% 6
East of England -22 17 £24,787 +3.27% 3
West Midlands -1 16 £24,000 -22.58%
Berkshire +11 15 £27,000 +2.85% 1
City of London -2 15 £28,500 -16.17% 3
Surrey -1 11 £27,500 -16.66% 3
Hampshire -14 11 £26,250 +9.37% 1
Reading +3 10 £30,500 +10.90% 1
Yorkshire -29 8 £24,000 -11.11% 3
Essex +7 7 £24,573 +36.51% 1
Scotland -16 7 £28,250 -43.50% 2
West Yorkshire -28 7 £23,250 -25.00% 2
Oxfordshire +9 6 £22,500 -22.41% 2
Oxford +9 6 £22,500 -22.41% 1
Bristol -1 6 £23,500 -21.66% 3
Kingston Upon Thames -4 6 £32,000 +23.07%
Wolverhampton - 6 £24,000 -
Buckinghamshire +9 5 £24,000 -
Wiltshire +5 5 £24,000 +7.76% 1
East Midlands +3 5 £22,500 -10.00%
Hertfordshire -10 5 £29,750 +23.95% 2
West Sussex - 5 £42,500 - 1
Edinburgh -10 4 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire -11 4 £23,500 -12.96%
Newbury - 4 £24,000 -
Birmingham - 4 £24,625 -
Leeds - 4 £24,000 - 1

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 382 (81.10%) Windows
2 218 (46.28%) Active Directory
3 195 (41.40%) Windows 7
4 189 (40.13%) Microsoft
5 120 (25.48%) MS Office
6 111 (23.57%) MS Excel
7 109 (23.14%) Windows XP
8 92 (19.53%) ITIL
8 92 (19.53%) Finance
9 79 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 75 (15.92%) VMware
10 75 (15.92%) Citrix
11 73 (15.50%) MS Exchange
12 72 (15.29%) SCCM
13 67 (14.23%) Blackberry
14 61 (12.95%) DNS
15 59 (12.53%) TCP/IP
15 59 (12.53%) LAN
16 58 (12.31%) DHCP
16 58 (12.31%) Apple
17 55 (11.68%) Windows 8
18 52 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
19 49 (10.40%) WAN
20 46 (9.77%) Degree
21 45 (9.55%) Cisco
21 45 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
22 44 (9.34%) XenApp
22 44 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
23 40 (8.49%) Security Cleared
24 36 (7.64%) SC Cleared

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 73 (15.50%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 25 (5.31%) Lync
5 24 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (4.03%) SharePoint
7 18 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (3.18%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.91%) IIS
10 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.64%) WorkSite
12 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 120 (25.48%) MS Office
2 111 (23.57%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.64%) InDesign
6 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Eikon
2 1 (0.21%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.97%) Office 365
2 10 (2.12%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (12.95%) DNS
2 59 (12.53%) TCP/IP
2 59 (12.53%) LAN
3 58 (12.31%) DHCP
4 49 (10.40%) WAN
5 29 (6.16%) VPN
5 29 (6.16%) Wireless
6 21 (4.46%) Firewall
7 19 (4.03%) Internet
8 15 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (2.76%) VoIP
10 7 (1.49%) SAN
11 6 (1.27%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (1.06%) FTP
13 4 (0.85%) ADSL
13 4 (0.85%) 3G
13 4 (0.85%) DSL
13 4 (0.85%) SMTP
14 3 (0.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (2.12%) MSI
2 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 92 (19.53%) Finance
2 16 (3.40%) Back Office
3 14 (2.97%) Financial Institution
3 14 (2.97%) Banking
4 12 (2.55%) Law
5 10 (2.12%) Retail
6 9 (1.91%) Marketing
7 8 (1.70%) Legal
8 5 (1.06%) Front Office
8 5 (1.06%) Electronics
8 5 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.06%) Military
8 5 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Advertising
9 3 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.42%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.42%) French Language
10 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.03%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.64%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.64%) Web Services
3 2 (0.42%) .NET
3 2 (0.42%) COM
3 2 (0.42%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.21%) LAMP
4 1 (0.21%) WAP
4 1 (0.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.23%) Blackberry
2 25 (5.31%) iPhone
3 21 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (3.40%) iPad
5 16 (3.40%) PDA
6 15 (3.18%) Client/Server
6 15 (3.18%) Hedge funds
7 12 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.55%) Smartphone
8 10 (2.12%) Clustering
9 9 (1.91%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.91%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.49%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.85%) iSeries
13 3 (0.64%) Kindle
13 3 (0.64%) Equities
13 3 (0.64%) Handset
14 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 382 (81.10%) Windows
2 195 (41.40%) Windows 7
3 109 (23.14%) Windows XP
4 79 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (11.68%) Windows 8
6 52 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (5.73%) Android
8 22 (4.67%) Mac OS X
9 19 (4.03%) Apple iOS
10 18 (3.82%) Linux
11 17 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (2.97%) Mac OS
13 12 (2.55%) Windows 2000
14 11 (2.34%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.70%) UNIX
16 6 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.64%) Solaris
18 1 (0.21%) AIX
18 1 (0.21%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.53%) ITIL
2 22 (4.67%) Asset Management
3 19 (4.03%) Migration
4 16 (3.40%) Service Delivery
4 16 (3.40%) Mobile Device Management
5 14 (2.97%) Service Management
6 11 (2.34%) Change Management
6 11 (2.34%) Incident Management
7 9 (1.91%) Investment Management
8 8 (1.70%) Change Control
9 7 (1.49%) Mentoring
9 7 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (1.27%) Security Management
10 6 (1.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (1.27%) ITIL V3
11 5 (1.06%) Software Distribution
11 5 (1.06%) ITSM
11 5 (1.06%) Time Management
11 5 (1.06%) Software Engineering
12 4 (0.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.01%) SQL
2 26 (5.52%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.61%) VB
4 13 (2.76%) VBScript
5 8 (1.70%) Java
6 6 (1.27%) C#
7 5 (1.06%) PHP
7 5 (1.06%) Python
8 4 (0.85%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (9.77%) Degree
2 45 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (8.49%) Security Cleared
4 36 (7.64%) SC Cleared
5 26 (5.52%) MCSE
6 19 (4.03%) MCP
7 15 (3.18%) MCSA
8 12 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.34%) MCTS
10 10 (2.12%) MCITP
10 10 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.91%) CCNA
12 7 (1.49%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.06%) MCDST
15 4 (0.85%) HNC
16 3 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
16 3 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
17 2 (0.42%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.94%) SLA
2 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 218 (46.28%) Active Directory
2 44 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (9.34%) XenApp
3 27 (5.73%) XenDesktop
4 17 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.40%) vSphere
6 15 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.85%) XenServer
8 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.64%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 72 (15.29%) SCCM
2 22 (4.67%) WSUS
3 18 (3.82%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.06%) SCOM
6 4 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.42%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.42%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.42%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.21%) OpenView
9 1 (0.21%) Nagios
9 1 (0.21%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.21%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 189 (40.13%) Microsoft
2 75 (15.92%) Citrix
2 75 (15.92%) VMware
3 58 (12.31%) Apple
4 45 (9.55%) Cisco
5 29 (6.16%) HP
6 28 (5.94%) Symantec
7 23 (4.88%) Dell
8 20 (4.25%) Bloomberg
9 19 (4.03%) LANDesk
10 18 (3.82%) Altiris
11 16 (3.40%) Lotus
12 13 (2.76%) Remedy
12 13 (2.76%) Juniper
13 12 (2.55%) Reuters
14 11 (2.34%) Autodesk
15 10 (2.12%) Adobe
15 10 (2.12%) SAP
15 10 (2.12%) Google
15 10 (2.12%) AppSense
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
NBC Universal
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary is approx 30-45k base + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Shepperton, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 20k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum Salary is approx 28-30k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
Thales
Posted: 5 days ago
Harlow, Essex
Harlow Council
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Allied Worldwide
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Greater Manchester
Blue Town Online
Salary: £14 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago