Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Desktop Engineer
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 292 323 301
Rank change year-on-year +31 -22 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 76 70 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.59% 0.48% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.51% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 68 67 73
Central London median annual salary £36,000 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.77% +3.17% -3.08%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,250 £43,750 £68,500
London median annual salary £36,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +10.77% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Permanent vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 12,230 13,834 12,475
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 95.37% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10,927 12,154 11,355
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +3.60%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Central London

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend in Central London

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

Salary trend for Desktop Engineer in Central London

Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram in Central London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in Central London

Desktop Engineer
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 67 £39,000 +20.00% 6
City of Westminster - 3 - -
Lambeth - 2 £30,500 -
Camden +12 1 £36,000 -4.00%
Desktop Engineer
London

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, Desktop Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Central London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 68 (89.47%) Windows
2 59 (77.63%) Active Directory
3 45 (59.21%) Microsoft
4 44 (57.89%) Windows 10
5 41 (53.95%) Microsoft Office
6 37 (48.68%) Finance
6 37 (48.68%) Windows 7
7 35 (46.05%) ITIL
8 31 (40.79%) Office 365
9 20 (26.32%) Windows Server
9 20 (26.32%) SCCM
10 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (21.05%) VMware
10 16 (21.05%) Citrix
11 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
12 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (17.11%) Telecoms
14 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
15 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (13.16%) Apple
16 10 (13.16%) MS Exchange
17 9 (11.84%) DHCP
17 9 (11.84%) DNS
17 9 (11.84%) SLA
18 8 (10.53%) Firewall
18 8 (10.53%) Patch Management
19 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
19 7 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
19 7 (9.21%) Banking
19 7 (9.21%) Service Management

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (53.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (40.79%) Office 365
2 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
2 9 (11.84%) DHCP
2 9 (11.84%) DNS
3 8 (10.53%) Firewall
4 5 (6.58%) WAN
5 4 (5.26%) LAN
5 4 (5.26%) VPN
6 3 (3.95%) PBX
6 3 (3.95%) VoIP
7 2 (2.63%) Internet
7 2 (2.63%) PABX
8 1 (1.32%) 3G
8 1 (1.32%) Broadband
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.32%) Intranet
8 1 (1.32%) NAS
8 1 (1.32%) SAN
8 1 (1.32%) WAAS
8 1 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) MSI
2 2 (2.63%) WinDbg
General
1 37 (48.68%) Finance
2 13 (17.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (9.21%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Eurex
3 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.95%) iPad
4 3 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Fintech
6 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.32%) Handset
6 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (89.47%) Windows
2 44 (57.89%) Windows 10
3 37 (48.68%) Windows 7
4 20 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.89%) Mac OS
8 5 (6.58%) Android
9 4 (5.26%) Linux
10 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.95%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) ITIL
2 8 (10.53%) Patch Management
3 7 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (9.21%) Service Management
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (5.26%) Application Packaging
5 4 (5.26%) Change Management
5 4 (5.26%) Critical Thinking
6 3 (3.95%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (3.95%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.95%) Project Management
6 3 (3.95%) Security Patching
6 3 (3.95%) Server Management
6 3 (3.95%) System Testing
6 3 (3.95%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.95%) Visualisation
6 3 (3.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Degree
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.95%) MCDST
3 1 (1.32%) ACMT
3 1 (1.32%) MCP
3 1 (1.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (77.63%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (3.95%) Terminal Server
4 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.63%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (26.32%) SCCM
2 5 (6.58%) WSUS
3 2 (2.63%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.63%) Perfmon
3 2 (2.63%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.63%) vRealize
3 2 (2.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (1.32%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.32%) Nagios
4 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 45 (59.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.05%) Citrix
2 16 (21.05%) VMware
3 10 (13.16%) Apple
4 6 (7.89%) Bloomberg
4 6 (7.89%) Fidessa
4 6 (7.89%) Reuters
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco
5 5 (6.58%) CQG
5 5 (6.58%) FFastFill
5 5 (6.58%) Ivanti
6 3 (3.95%) Remedy
6 3 (3.95%) Sophos
7 2 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) Lumension
7 2 (2.63%) McAfee
7 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.63%) Symantec
8 1 (1.32%) Equitrac
8 1 (1.32%) MobileIron