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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 678 666 681
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 230 205 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 188 172 189
Average salary £27,750 £26,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.71% +3.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,956 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £34,400
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +14 215 £27,500 +5.76% 36
London +31 113 £32,500 +8.33% 13
South East -20 53 £25,000 +4.16% 9
Berkshire +8 23 £25,000 +4.16% 4
City of London -11 21 £31,500 -18.70% 3
Surrey +5 12 £24,500 -5.76% 1
West Midlands -5 11 £24,000 -22.58% 2
South West -16 10 £24,000 -4.00% 3
Reading +8 9 £30,000 -0.82% 4
Hampshire -22 9 £28,500 +18.75% 2
Scotland -22 9 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Newbury - 9 £25,000 -
East Midlands -5 7 £22,500 -10.00%
East of England -8 7 £22,500 -13.46% 3
Kingston Upon Thames -14 6 £32,000 +23.07%
Oxfordshire +13 5 £24,500 -15.51%
Oxford +12 5 £24,500 -15.51%
Wiltshire -2 5 £24,000 +14.28% 1
North West -26 5 £23,375 -22.08%
Yorkshire -36 5 £21,250 -6.59% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £24,000 -20.00% 1
Edinburgh -6 4 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -33 4 £22,500 -27.41% 4
Farnham - 4 £24,500 -
Northampton - 4 £22,500 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £22,500 -
Trowbridge - 4 £24,000 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £24,000 -
Slough +9 3 £25,500 +13.33%
Birmingham +6 3 £23,500 -44.70% 1

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 374 (81.66%) Windows
2 218 (47.60%) Active Directory
3 217 (47.38%) Microsoft
4 190 (41.48%) Windows 7
5 125 (27.29%) MS Excel
6 121 (26.42%) MS Office
7 118 (25.76%) Windows XP
8 94 (20.52%) ITIL
9 88 (19.21%) Finance
10 87 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 82 (17.90%) SCCM
12 77 (16.81%) VMware
13 75 (16.38%) MS Exchange
14 70 (15.28%) Citrix
15 68 (14.85%) TCP/IP
16 65 (14.19%) Blackberry
17 63 (13.76%) Windows 8
18 58 (12.66%) LAN
19 57 (12.45%) DNS
19 57 (12.45%) Degree
20 55 (12.01%) DHCP
21 53 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 53 (11.57%) Apple
22 50 (10.92%) Cisco
23 48 (10.48%) WAN
24 47 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
25 42 (9.17%) XenApp
26 39 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
27 38 (8.30%) PowerShell
27 38 (8.30%) Security Cleared

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 75 (16.38%) MS Exchange
2 36 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (6.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 28 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (4.80%) Lync
6 18 (3.93%) SharePoint
7 17 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (3.71%) IBM Notes
8 10 (2.18%) IIS
9 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.66%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 125 (27.29%) MS Excel
2 121 (26.42%) MS Office
3 11 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.66%) InDesign
4 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.97%) Eikon
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.06%) Office 365
2 9 (1.97%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (14.85%) TCP/IP
2 58 (12.66%) LAN
3 57 (12.45%) DNS
4 55 (12.01%) DHCP
5 48 (10.48%) WAN
6 32 (6.99%) VPN
7 29 (6.33%) Wireless
8 22 (4.80%) Firewall
9 16 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (3.28%) Internet
11 11 (2.40%) VoIP
12 8 (1.75%) SAN
13 7 (1.53%) ADSL
14 6 (1.31%) FTP
14 6 (1.31%) DSL
14 6 (1.31%) IP Telephony
15 5 (1.09%) SMTP
16 4 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
16 4 (0.87%) Ethernet
17 2 (0.44%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.18%) MSI
General
1 88 (19.21%) Finance
2 18 (3.93%) Back Office
3 14 (3.06%) Financial Institution
4 13 (2.84%) Law
5 10 (2.18%) Marketing
6 8 (1.75%) Legal
7 7 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.31%) Banking
9 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.87%) Front Office
11 3 (0.66%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.44%) Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) Military
12 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.22%) Retail
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.49%) Application Packaging
2 8 (1.75%) Software Packaging
3 5 (1.09%) Web Services
4 4 (0.87%) Rendezvous
5 3 (0.66%) COM
6 2 (0.44%) .NET
7 1 (0.22%) LAMP
7 1 (0.22%) WAP
7 1 (0.22%) WSH
7 1 (0.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.19%) Blackberry
2 23 (5.02%) iPhone
3 17 (3.71%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (3.49%) Hedge funds
4 16 (3.49%) PDA
5 15 (3.28%) iPad
6 10 (2.18%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.53%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.87%) iSeries
10 4 (0.87%) Firmware
11 3 (0.66%) Handset
11 3 (0.66%) Kindle
12 2 (0.44%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.44%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.44%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 374 (81.66%) Windows
2 190 (41.48%) Windows 7
3 118 (25.76%) Windows XP
4 87 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (13.76%) Windows 8
6 47 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (5.90%) Mac OS X
8 24 (5.24%) Android
9 21 (4.59%) Linux
10 19 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (3.71%) Apple iOS
12 14 (3.06%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.18%) Windows 2000
13 10 (2.18%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.53%) UNIX
15 6 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.66%) Solaris
17 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.44%) Fedora
18 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.52%) ITIL
2 31 (6.77%) Migration
3 21 (4.59%) Service Delivery
4 16 (3.49%) Asset Management
5 14 (3.06%) Change Management
6 13 (2.84%) Mobile Device Management
7 12 (2.62%) Service Management
8 11 (2.40%) Incident Management
9 8 (1.75%) Change Control
9 8 (1.75%) CRM
10 7 (1.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (1.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (1.53%) Software Deployment
11 6 (1.31%) ITIL V3
11 6 (1.31%) Investment Management
12 5 (1.09%) Software Engineering
12 5 (1.09%) Security Management
12 5 (1.09%) Project Management
12 5 (1.09%) Time Management
13 4 (0.87%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.30%) PowerShell
2 33 (7.21%) SQL
3 28 (6.11%) VB
4 14 (3.06%) VBScript
5 8 (1.75%) C#
5 8 (1.75%) Java
6 5 (1.09%) Python
6 5 (1.09%) PHP
7 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (12.45%) Degree
2 53 (11.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (8.30%) Security Cleared
4 33 (7.21%) SC Cleared
5 30 (6.55%) MCSE
6 20 (4.37%) MCP
7 17 (3.71%) MCSA
8 13 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.62%) MCTS
10 11 (2.40%) MCITP
11 8 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.53%) CCNA
12 7 (1.53%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.53%) HND
13 5 (1.09%) MCDST
14 4 (0.87%) HNC
15 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.68%) SLA
2 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 218 (47.60%) Active Directory
2 42 (9.17%) XenApp
3 39 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (4.80%) XenDesktop
5 21 (4.59%) vSphere
6 14 (3.06%) Hyper-V
6 14 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.66%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.66%) XenServer
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.22%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 82 (17.90%) SCCM
2 33 (7.21%) WSUS
3 16 (3.49%) Backup Exec
4 14 (3.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.87%) SCOM
7 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.44%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.44%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.44%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.44%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.22%) WMI
9 1 (0.22%) OpenView
9 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 217 (47.38%) Microsoft
2 77 (16.81%) VMware
3 70 (15.28%) Citrix
4 53 (11.57%) Apple
5 50 (10.92%) Cisco
6 35 (7.64%) HP
7 23 (5.02%) Dell
8 22 (4.80%) Bloomberg
9 21 (4.59%) Symantec
10 18 (3.93%) LANDesk
10 18 (3.93%) Lotus
11 16 (3.49%) Altiris
12 15 (3.28%) Reuters
13 13 (2.84%) Juniper
14 12 (2.62%) Remedy
15 11 (2.40%) AppSense
15 11 (2.40%) Autodesk
16 10 (2.18%) SAP
17 9 (1.97%) Google
17 9 (1.97%) IBM
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Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 Per Annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £80 - £90 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum £25-40k+ bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Scottish Borders
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Southwark
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Gamesys
Salary: Neg. + Bonus & Bens.
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: From £18,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Allied Worldwide
Salary: From £18,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago