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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 620 659 707
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 276 283 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 243 236 149
Average salary £27,500 £28,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

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
104696 113578 106402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.59% 94.75%
Number of salaries quoted 85538 92124 88516
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 £27,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +7 267 £27,500 -1.78% 34
London +49 145 £31,500 -2.32% 11
South East +10 64 £25,000 -8.25% 8
Surrey +46 42 £26,000 +8.33% 2
City of London +38 35 £34,250 +5.38% 4
Woking +21 17 £22,500 -19.64%
Berkshire -14 17 £24,000 +1.05% 1
East of England +28 14 £25,000 -7.40% 4
Slough +15 13 £29,000 +23.40%
East Midlands +23 11 £25,000 -9.09% 1
North West +13 11 £19,750 -23.30% 3
West Midlands -26 9 £25,625 +6.77% 1
Nottingham +4 8 £23,750 -1.04% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 8 £23,750 -1.04% 1
Hertfordshire +2 8 £25,000 -31.03% 1
South West -39 8 £21,000 -8.49% 4
Staines - 8 £30,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -7 7 £21,000 -20.75% 2
Chiswick - 7 £24,000 -
Yorkshire -2 6 £24,250 -42.94% 1
Gloucester - 6 £21,000 - 1
Coventry - 5 £23,500 -
Reigate - 5 £27,500 -
Manchester +9 4 £18,000 +20.00% 3
Merseyside +9 4 £24,250 -11.81%
Liverpool +5 4 £24,250 -11.81%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £25,250 -
West Yorkshire +8 3 £23,500 -44.70% 1
Birmingham -12 3 £26,250 +9.37%
Guildford - 3 £32,500 -

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 502 (88.07%) Windows
2 327 (57.37%) Microsoft
3 324 (56.84%) Active Directory
4 314 (55.09%) Windows 7
5 242 (42.46%) MS Office
6 199 (34.91%) MS Excel
7 168 (29.47%) ITIL
8 147 (25.79%) Citrix
9 135 (23.68%) Finance
10 134 (23.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 131 (22.98%) Blackberry
12 127 (22.28%) MS Exchange
13 119 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 116 (20.35%) SCCM
15 98 (17.19%) Windows 8
16 97 (17.02%) VMware
17 96 (16.84%) Windows XP
18 87 (15.26%) Cisco
19 84 (14.74%) TCP/IP
20 79 (13.86%) XenApp
21 74 (12.98%) DNS
21 74 (12.98%) LAN
21 74 (12.98%) Windows Server 2003
22 72 (12.63%) MCSE
23 71 (12.46%) MCP
24 69 (12.11%) Apple
25 63 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
26 59 (10.35%) WAN
27 57 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
28 56 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 127 (22.28%) MS Exchange
2 56 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (9.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 32 (5.61%) SharePoint
5 26 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (2.81%) IBM Notes
9 15 (2.63%) Lync
10 8 (1.40%) IIS
11 5 (0.88%) Apache
12 4 (0.70%) LiveLink
13 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.53%) nginx
14 2 (0.35%) Drupal
15 1 (0.18%) Confluence
15 1 (0.18%) GroupWise
Applications
1 242 (42.46%) MS Office
2 199 (34.91%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) Revit
4 2 (0.35%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Front Arena
1 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.35%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.07%) Office 365
2 15 (2.63%) Google Apps
3 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 84 (14.74%) TCP/IP
2 74 (12.98%) LAN
2 74 (12.98%) DNS
3 59 (10.35%) WAN
4 52 (9.12%) DHCP
5 45 (7.89%) VPN
6 37 (6.49%) Firewall
7 27 (4.74%) VoIP
8 25 (4.39%) Wireless
9 13 (2.28%) Internet
9 13 (2.28%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (1.40%) 3G
10 8 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.40%) ADSL
11 7 (1.23%) IP Telephony
12 6 (1.05%) Network Security
12 6 (1.05%) SMS
12 6 (1.05%) SMTP
13 5 (0.88%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.70%) MySQL
3 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.35%) MSI
2 2 (0.35%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.18%) JIRA
General
1 135 (23.68%) Finance
2 28 (4.91%) Banking
3 24 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.16%) Marketing
5 12 (2.11%) Games
6 10 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.58%) Back Office
7 9 (1.58%) Electronics
7 9 (1.58%) Law
8 8 (1.40%) Mandarin Language
9 7 (1.23%) Retail
9 7 (1.23%) Publishing
10 5 (0.88%) Military
10 5 (0.88%) Advertising
11 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.35%) Legal
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.63%) Application Packaging
2 11 (1.93%) Software Packaging
3 7 (1.23%) COM
4 4 (0.70%) HTML
5 3 (0.53%) .NET
6 2 (0.35%) WSH
6 2 (0.35%) WinForms
6 2 (0.35%) WPF
7 1 (0.18%) REST
7 1 (0.18%) XMPP
7 1 (0.18%) JSON
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 131 (22.98%) Blackberry
2 57 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.49%) iPhone
4 30 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (3.86%) Hedge funds
5 22 (3.86%) Fat Client
5 22 (3.86%) Thin Client
6 19 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.16%) Replication
7 18 (3.16%) iPad
8 11 (1.93%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.23%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.05%) CMDB
11 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (0.53%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.53%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.53%) Equities
12 3 (0.53%) Handset
13 2 (0.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 502 (88.07%) Windows
2 314 (55.09%) Windows 7
3 119 (20.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (17.19%) Windows 8
5 96 (16.84%) Windows XP
6 74 (12.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (9.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (8.25%) Mac OS X
9 31 (5.44%) Android
10 30 (5.26%) Linux
11 24 (4.21%) Apple iOS
12 23 (4.04%) Windows Vista
13 18 (3.16%) Windows 2000
14 12 (2.11%) Mac OS
15 10 (1.75%) UNIX
16 6 (1.05%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.88%) AIX
17 5 (0.88%) Solaris
18 3 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (29.47%) ITIL
2 42 (7.37%) Asset Management
3 41 (7.19%) Service Delivery
4 21 (3.68%) Service Management
5 17 (2.98%) Project Planning
6 15 (2.63%) Incident Management
7 14 (2.46%) Digital Marketing
8 13 (2.28%) Software Deployment
8 13 (2.28%) Configuration Management
9 12 (2.11%) Project Management
10 11 (1.93%) Problem Management
11 10 (1.75%) Line Management
11 10 (1.75%) Mentoring
12 9 (1.58%) Data Protection
13 8 (1.40%) ITSM
13 8 (1.40%) Logistics
13 8 (1.40%) Migration
14 7 (1.23%) Change Management
14 7 (1.23%) CRM
14 7 (1.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.96%) PowerShell
2 29 (5.09%) SQL
3 8 (1.40%) VB
4 6 (1.05%) C
5 4 (0.70%) VBScript
6 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.35%) C#
6 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.18%) Java
7 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.18%) Perl
7 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 134 (23.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (12.63%) MCSE
3 71 (12.46%) MCP
4 45 (7.89%) MCITP
5 37 (6.49%) MCSA
6 34 (5.96%) Degree
7 28 (4.91%) A+ Certification
8 26 (4.56%) MCDST
9 23 (4.04%) MCTS
10 17 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (2.81%) Security Cleared
12 15 (2.63%) CCNA
13 13 (2.28%) SC Cleared
14 10 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.53%) ACSP
16 2 (0.35%) CCA
16 2 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.35%) MOS
16 2 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.82%) SLA
2 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 324 (56.84%) Active Directory
2 79 (13.86%) XenApp
3 63 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (7.54%) XenDesktop
5 36 (6.32%) Hyper-V
6 23 (4.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 19 (3.33%) Xen
8 18 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (2.81%) vSphere
10 6 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.88%) XenServer
12 3 (0.53%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 116 (20.35%) SCCM
2 19 (3.33%) WSUS
3 14 (2.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.23%) DameWare
7 5 (0.88%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.88%) EdgeSight
8 4 (0.70%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.18%) Nagios
10 1 (0.18%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.18%) Puppet
10 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.18%) Casper Suite
10 1 (0.18%) SCOM
10 1 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 327 (57.37%) Microsoft
2 147 (25.79%) Citrix
3 97 (17.02%) VMware
4 87 (15.26%) Cisco
5 69 (12.11%) Apple
6 53 (9.30%) HP
7 35 (6.14%) Avaya
8 31 (5.44%) Dell
9 30 (5.26%) ServiceNow
10 27 (4.74%) Symantec
11 25 (4.39%) Wyse
12 24 (4.21%) McAfee
12 24 (4.21%) Reuters
13 18 (3.16%) FactSet
14 16 (2.81%) Lotus
15 15 (2.63%) Remedy
16 13 (2.28%) AppSense
17 12 (2.11%) Mitel
17 12 (2.11%) Altiris
17 12 (2.11%) Juniper
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Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + shift allowance, bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crowborough, East Sussex
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Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
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Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £22500 - £26000 per annum
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Croydon, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Streamline Connections
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
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Salary: £26000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
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Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum 18% bonus, Pension, Healthcare + Other Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum £25,000 - £32,000 + Benefits
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Salary: From £19,890 to £24,990 per annum
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Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Salary: £21000 per annum + Benefits
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