Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 329 316
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 71 58 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.51% 0.42% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 67 57 80
Central London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £58,500 £49,000 £47,500
London median annual salary £36,250 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +9.85% +1.54% +4.84%

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 13,418 13,112 13,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 95.24% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11,995 11,683 12,628
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £58,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.84% +1.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 -6 59 £32,500 - 11
West End of London -16 2 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Lambeth - 1 £30,000 -
Desktop Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 64 (90.14%) Windows
2 55 (77.46%) Active Directory
3 47 (66.20%) Microsoft
4 44 (61.97%) Microsoft Office
5 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
6 36 (50.70%) Windows 10
7 33 (46.48%) Finance
8 32 (45.07%) ITIL
9 27 (38.03%) Windows Server
10 26 (36.62%) SCCM
11 23 (32.39%) Office 365
12 16 (22.54%) Citrix
13 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange
14 13 (18.31%) WSUS
14 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
16 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (14.08%) VMware
17 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
17 10 (14.08%) Apple
18 9 (12.68%) DNS
18 9 (12.68%) DHCP
18 9 (12.68%) Cisco
19 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 8 (11.27%) Fidessa
19 8 (11.27%) Reuters
19 8 (11.27%) Bloomberg
20 7 (9.86%) LAN
20 7 (9.86%) Migration
20 7 (9.86%) Banking

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 15 (21.13%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 44 (61.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.39%) Office 365
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.82%) Mimecast
4 2 (2.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.68%) DHCP
2 9 (12.68%) DNS
3 7 (9.86%) LAN
4 4 (5.63%) Firewall
5 3 (4.23%) Wireless
6 2 (2.82%) SAN
6 2 (2.82%) SMTP
6 2 (2.82%) VLAN
6 2 (2.82%) VPN
7 1 (1.41%) 3G
7 1 (1.41%) Broadband
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.41%) Internet
7 1 (1.41%) NAS
7 1 (1.41%) PABX
7 1 (1.41%) SSL
7 1 (1.41%) VoIP
7 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MSI
1 2 (2.82%) WinDbg
General
1 33 (46.48%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) French Language
5 1 (1.41%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.82%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.41%) Fintech
3 1 (1.41%) Handset
3 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.41%) iPad
3 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 64 (90.14%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
3 36 (50.70%) Windows 10
4 27 (38.03%) Windows Server
5 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.63%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.82%) Android
9 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.41%) Linux
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) ITIL
2 7 (9.86%) Migration
3 6 (8.45%) Patch Management
4 5 (7.04%) Security Patching
4 5 (7.04%) Service Management
4 5 (7.04%) Workflow
5 4 (5.63%) Application Packaging
5 4 (5.63%) Capacity Management
5 4 (5.63%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.63%) Information Security
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (5.63%) IT Strategy
5 4 (5.63%) ITIL V3
5 4 (5.63%) System Testing
5 4 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.23%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.23%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (4.23%) Project Management
6 3 (4.23%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (2.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.23%) MCDST
2 3 (4.23%) MCSE
3 1 (1.41%) ACMT
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (77.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.04%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.23%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.82%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) vSphere
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (36.62%) SCCM
2 13 (18.31%) WSUS
3 2 (2.82%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.82%) Perfmon
3 2 (2.82%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.82%) vRealize
3 2 (2.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.41%) Nagios
4 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 47 (66.20%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.54%) Citrix
3 10 (14.08%) Apple
3 10 (14.08%) VMware
4 9 (12.68%) Cisco
5 8 (11.27%) Bloomberg
5 8 (11.27%) Fidessa
5 8 (11.27%) Reuters
6 5 (7.04%) Ivanti
7 4 (5.63%) Sophos
8 3 (4.23%) Avaya
8 3 (4.23%) Remedy
9 2 (2.82%) Adobe
9 2 (2.82%) HP
9 2 (2.82%) Lumension
9 2 (2.82%) McAfee
10 1 (1.41%) Equitrac
10 1 (1.41%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.41%) Symantec