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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 622 654 684
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 271 228 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 217 190 193
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% +7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £72,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +40 259 £27,500 -5.17% 19
London +7 143 £29,000 -22.66% 9
South East +9 58 £31,500 +26.00% 3
City of London +9 29 £28,500 -10.23% 3
Berkshire +19 23 £31,500 +34.04% 1
Reading +19 20 £31,500 +43.18% 1
West Midlands -2 20 £22,982 -23.39% 2
Surrey +1 15 £28,500 -5.00%
East of England -12 13 £25,000 -4.30% 1
North West -11 11 £26,750 +13.82%
Coventry -3 8 £20,000 -27.27% 1
Yorkshire -16 8 £24,750 -4.80% 1
Reigate - 8 £32,500 -
Hampshire -26 7 £26,250 +9.37% 1
South Yorkshire -16 6 £23,250 -10.57%
East Midlands +19 5 £27,500 +34.14% 1
Crawley +7 5 - -
West Sussex +5 5 - -
Basingstoke +2 5 £27,500 -
Birmingham -8 5 £22,982 -4.24%
Manchester -11 5 £23,750 +31.94%
South West -17 5 £24,500 -6.66% 1
Woking +22 4 £23,500 -21.66%
Nottinghamshire +17 4 £21,000 -2.32%
Nottingham +16 4 £21,000 -2.32%
Bedfordshire +9 4 £23,000 -10.67%
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £33,750 +40.62%
Warwickshire - 4 £27,850 - 1
Belfast - 4 - -
County Antrim - 4 - -

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 427 (86.79%) Windows
2 279 (56.71%) Active Directory
3 236 (47.97%) Windows 7
4 207 (42.07%) Microsoft
5 158 (32.11%) MS Office
6 144 (29.27%) MS Excel
7 124 (25.20%) ITIL
8 98 (19.92%) Windows XP
8 98 (19.92%) MS Exchange
8 98 (19.92%) Citrix
9 95 (19.31%) Finance
10 93 (18.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 82 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 78 (15.85%) VMware
13 76 (15.45%) LAN
14 69 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 68 (13.82%) SLA
15 68 (13.82%) Cisco
15 68 (13.82%) Blackberry
16 66 (13.41%) Windows 8
17 63 (12.80%) TCP/IP
18 62 (12.60%) SCCM
19 59 (11.99%) DNS
20 54 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
21 51 (10.37%) Exchange Server 2010
22 49 (9.96%) WAN
22 49 (9.96%) Apple
23 47 (9.55%) DHCP
24 44 (8.94%) MCP
25 38 (7.72%) Avaya

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 98 (19.92%) MS Exchange
2 51 (10.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (7.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 28 (5.69%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (3.25%) Lync
8 8 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (0.81%) IIS
10 4 (0.81%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.61%) LiveLink
11 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.20%) nginx
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.20%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.20%) Apache
12 1 (0.20%) GroupWise
Applications
1 158 (32.11%) MS Office
2 144 (29.27%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.61%) InDesign
5 2 (0.41%) Revit
5 2 (0.41%) SketchUp
5 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) Eikon
2 3 (0.61%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.50%) Office 365
2 17 (3.46%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 76 (15.45%) LAN
2 63 (12.80%) TCP/IP
3 59 (11.99%) DNS
4 49 (9.96%) WAN
5 47 (9.55%) DHCP
6 37 (7.52%) VPN
7 27 (5.49%) Firewall
8 22 (4.47%) VoIP
9 21 (4.27%) Wireless
10 16 (3.25%) Internet
11 13 (2.64%) 3G
12 10 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (1.63%) IP Telephony
14 7 (1.42%) SMTP
14 7 (1.42%) ADSL
15 5 (1.02%) PBX
15 5 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (0.81%) Network Security
16 4 (0.81%) SAN
16 4 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.61%) MySQL
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.22%) MSI
2 3 (0.61%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 95 (19.31%) Finance
2 22 (4.47%) Banking
3 15 (3.05%) Electronics
4 14 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.85%) Retail
4 14 (2.85%) Military
5 8 (1.63%) Law
6 7 (1.42%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.22%) Marketing
8 4 (0.81%) French Language
8 4 (0.81%) Front Office
8 4 (0.81%) Back Office
9 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.61%) Advertising
10 2 (0.41%) Games
10 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.03%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.81%) HTML
2 4 (0.81%) COM
3 3 (0.61%) .NET
4 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.41%) REST
4 2 (0.41%) Web Services
4 2 (0.41%) XML
4 2 (0.41%) JSON
5 1 (0.20%) LAMP
5 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.82%) Blackberry
2 30 (6.10%) Video Conferencing
3 25 (5.08%) iPhone
4 21 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.05%) Thin Client
6 15 (3.05%) Client/Server
6 15 (3.05%) Fat Client
7 14 (2.85%) Hedge funds
8 13 (2.64%) iPad
9 11 (2.24%) Smartphone
10 10 (2.03%) Clustering
11 8 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.42%) CMDB
13 6 (1.22%) Replication
13 6 (1.22%) Equities
14 5 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
15 3 (0.61%) PDA
15 3 (0.61%) Fixed Income
15 3 (0.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 427 (86.79%) Windows
2 236 (47.97%) Windows 7
3 98 (19.92%) Windows XP
4 93 (18.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 66 (13.41%) Windows 8
7 32 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (6.30%) Mac OS X
9 27 (5.49%) Android
10 22 (4.47%) Windows 2000
11 17 (3.46%) Windows Vista
11 17 (3.46%) Apple iOS
11 17 (3.46%) Linux
12 9 (1.83%) UNIX
13 8 (1.63%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.22%) Windows Phone
15 5 (1.02%) AIX
15 5 (1.02%) Solaris
16 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (25.20%) ITIL
2 33 (6.71%) Asset Management
3 21 (4.27%) Service Delivery
4 19 (3.86%) Service Management
5 13 (2.64%) Change Management
5 13 (2.64%) Incident Management
6 12 (2.44%) Configuration Management
7 11 (2.24%) Migration
8 9 (1.83%) CRM
8 9 (1.83%) ITSM
9 8 (1.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (1.63%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (1.42%) Mentoring
11 6 (1.22%) Time Management
11 6 (1.22%) ITIL V3
12 5 (1.02%) Software Deployment
12 5 (1.02%) Software Distribution
12 5 (1.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (1.02%) Software Engineering
13 4 (0.81%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.67%) SQL
2 14 (2.85%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.22%) Python
3 6 (1.22%) PHP
4 5 (1.02%) Java
5 3 (0.61%) VB
6 2 (0.41%) Ruby
6 2 (0.41%) C#
6 2 (0.41%) VBScript
7 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.20%) C
7 1 (0.20%) Perl
7 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (8.94%) MCP
3 33 (6.71%) MCSE
3 33 (6.71%) Security Cleared
4 32 (6.50%) SC Cleared
5 28 (5.69%) Degree
6 18 (3.66%) MCDST
7 17 (3.46%) MCTS
7 17 (3.46%) MCITP
8 16 (3.25%) MCSA
9 12 (2.44%) A+ Certification
10 11 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (1.83%) CCNA
13 7 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.41%) Avaya Certification
16 2 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
16 2 (0.41%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (13.82%) SLA
2 3 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 279 (56.71%) Active Directory
2 54 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (7.52%) XenApp
4 25 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.47%) XenDesktop
6 20 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (2.24%) vSphere
8 6 (1.22%) XenServer
9 5 (1.02%) Xen
9 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.81%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.20%) Firmware
12 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 62 (12.60%) SCCM
2 18 (3.66%) WSUS
3 14 (2.85%) Backup Exec
4 10 (2.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.02%) SCOM
7 3 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.41%) Nagios
8 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.41%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.41%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.41%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.41%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.20%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.20%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 207 (42.07%) Microsoft
2 98 (19.92%) Citrix
3 78 (15.85%) VMware
4 68 (13.82%) Cisco
5 49 (9.96%) Apple
6 38 (7.72%) Avaya
7 30 (6.10%) Symantec
8 28 (5.69%) HP
9 19 (3.86%) Adobe
10 18 (3.66%) Dell
10 18 (3.66%) Bloomberg
11 17 (3.46%) Remedy
12 15 (3.05%) Reuters
13 12 (2.44%) LANDesk
14 11 (2.24%) McAfee
15 10 (2.03%) Google
16 9 (1.83%) AppSense
16 9 (1.83%) Mitel
16 9 (1.83%) Altiris
17 6 (1.22%) Wyse
London
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £25 - £28 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £30,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London / West End
FT Select
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicestershire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
FT Select
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Winchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Middlesex
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago