Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Desktop Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 669 679
Rank change year-on-year +65 +10 +86
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 672 592 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 545 560 636
England median annual salary £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £45,125 £42,500
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -1.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in England

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Desktop Engineer in England

Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in England

Desktop Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
London +66 389 £33,750 +3.85% 16
South East -14 101 £27,500 +2.80% 9
North of England +37 76 £26,000 +1.96% 4
Yorkshire +44 43 £26,750 -2.73% 3
Midlands +43 43 £29,000 +52.63% 4
East of England +20 39 £26,000 - 2
North West +3 32 £24,500 -2.97% 1
South West -2 27 £24,000 -5.88% 2
West Midlands +19 24 £29,000 +9.43% 3
East Midlands +36 19 £26,000 +36.84% 1
North East +4 1 £22,500 -39.19%
Desktop Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Desktop Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 586 (87.20%) Windows
2 361 (53.72%) Active Directory
3 308 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 277 (41.22%) Windows 7
5 211 (31.40%) Office 365
6 200 (29.76%) Windows 10
7 197 (29.32%) Finance
8 193 (28.72%) Microsoft Office
9 184 (27.38%) Citrix
9 184 (27.38%) Windows Server
10 175 (26.04%) PowerShell
11 170 (25.30%) SCCM
12 122 (18.15%) ITIL
13 113 (16.82%) VMware
14 107 (15.92%) Banking
15 100 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 100 (14.88%) DNS
16 98 (14.58%) Asset Management
17 96 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
18 95 (14.14%) DHCP
18 95 (14.14%) MS Exchange
19 85 (12.65%) TCP/IP
20 80 (11.90%) SQL
20 80 (11.90%) Windows 8
21 79 (11.76%) Investment Banking
22 77 (11.46%) Root Cause Analysis
23 76 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008
24 71 (10.57%) SQL Server
25 66 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
26 65 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 95 (14.14%) MS Exchange
2 57 (8.48%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.68%) IIS
6 15 (2.23%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.89%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 193 (28.72%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.45%) Eikon
2 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.30%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 211 (31.40%) Office 365
2 37 (5.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.19%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.45%) IaaS
6 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 100 (14.88%) DNS
2 95 (14.14%) DHCP
3 85 (12.65%) TCP/IP
4 48 (7.14%) Firewall
5 47 (6.99%) LAN
6 46 (6.85%) VPN
7 28 (4.17%) WAN
8 25 (3.72%) Wireless
9 24 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
10 21 (3.13%) SAN
11 20 (2.98%) Skype
12 15 (2.23%) NAS
12 15 (2.23%) VoIP
13 11 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (1.04%) SNMP
15 7 (1.04%) VLAN
16 6 (0.89%) Broadband
16 6 (0.89%) MPLS
16 6 (0.89%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.30%) MySQL
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (7.14%) MSI
2 14 (2.08%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.19%) AdminStudio
4 5 (0.74%) AutoIt
4 5 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.45%) JIRA
6 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 197 (29.32%) Finance
2 107 (15.92%) Banking
3 79 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 57 (8.48%) Retail Banking
5 19 (2.83%) Retail
6 12 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.89%) Advertising
10 5 (0.74%) Publishing
11 4 (0.60%) Front Office
12 3 (0.45%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.45%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Billing
13 2 (0.30%) French Language
13 2 (0.30%) Legal
13 2 (0.30%) Marketing
14 1 (0.15%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.95%) Software Packaging
2 20 (2.98%) .NET
3 12 (1.79%) WSH
4 7 (1.04%) Velocity
5 6 (0.89%) Web Services
5 6 (0.89%) WPF
6 5 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.45%) WCF
7 3 (0.45%) WinForms
8 2 (0.30%) COM
8 2 (0.30%) Flash
8 2 (0.30%) REST
8 2 (0.30%) XML
8 2 (0.30%) XMPP
9 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.15%) LAMP
9 1 (0.15%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 96 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (8.63%) User Experience
3 37 (5.51%) Fat Client
3 37 (5.51%) Thin Client
4 36 (5.36%) Blackberry
5 22 (3.27%) Hedge funds
6 21 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.98%) Driving Licence
8 16 (2.38%) Data Centre
9 15 (2.23%) iPhone
10 14 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (1.04%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.74%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.74%) RSA SecurID
15 4 (0.60%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 586 (87.20%) Windows
2 277 (41.22%) Windows 7
3 200 (29.76%) Windows 10
4 184 (27.38%) Windows Server
5 100 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (11.90%) Windows 8
7 76 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (5.65%) Android
9 32 (4.76%) Mac OS X
10 21 (3.13%) Linux
11 18 (2.68%) Apple iOS
11 18 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (2.53%) Windows XP
13 14 (2.08%) Unix
14 13 (1.93%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.60%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.60%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (18.15%) ITIL
2 98 (14.58%) Asset Management
3 77 (11.46%) Root Cause Analysis
4 64 (9.52%) Process Improvement
4 64 (9.52%) Project Management
5 59 (8.78%) Wealth Management
6 58 (8.63%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 57 (8.48%) Application Performance Management
7 57 (8.48%) Performance Analysis
7 57 (8.48%) Performance Management
7 57 (8.48%) Product Management
7 57 (8.48%) Robotic Process Automation
7 57 (8.48%) UX Design
8 50 (7.44%) Application Packaging
9 39 (5.80%) Task Automation
10 38 (5.65%) Mobile Device Management
11 33 (4.91%) Service Delivery
12 25 (3.72%) Patch Management
13 24 (3.57%) Migration
14 22 (3.27%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 175 (26.04%) PowerShell
2 80 (11.90%) SQL
3 61 (9.08%) Shell Script
4 57 (8.48%) Java
5 26 (3.87%) C#
6 19 (2.83%) Python
7 12 (1.79%) Perl
8 9 (1.34%) VBScript
9 6 (0.89%) C
9 6 (0.89%) C++
10 5 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.60%) VB
12 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.15%) PHP
13 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (7.74%) Degree
3 35 (5.21%) MCSE
4 20 (2.98%) MCP
5 19 (2.83%) MCSA
6 7 (1.04%) CCNA
6 7 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.04%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.89%) MCITP
7 6 (0.89%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.60%) MCTS
10 3 (0.45%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.45%) MCDST
10 3 (0.45%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 361 (53.72%) Active Directory
2 65 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (8.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 37 (5.51%) Hyper-V
5 34 (5.06%) XenApp
6 32 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 28 (4.17%) vSphere
7 28 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 18 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.79%) Terminal Server
9 12 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.64%) BitLocker
10 11 (1.64%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.74%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 170 (25.30%) SCCM
2 14 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 13 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (1.79%) WSUS
5 11 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (1.64%) SCOM
5 11 (1.64%) WMI
6 8 (1.19%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.74%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.60%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.45%) Malwarebytes
9 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.30%) DameWare
10 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.30%) vRealize
11 1 (0.15%) Nagios
11 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 308 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 184 (27.38%) Citrix
3 113 (16.82%) VMware
4 63 (9.38%) Cisco
5 57 (8.48%) Splunk
6 43 (6.40%) Apple
7 40 (5.95%) Reuters
8 39 (5.80%) HP
9 32 (4.76%) FactSet
10 30 (4.46%) Bloomberg
11 25 (3.72%) Dell
12 24 (3.57%) NetApp
13 22 (3.27%) Intel
14 18 (2.68%) Avaya
15 11 (1.64%) Adobe
16 10 (1.49%) EqualLogic
17 9 (1.34%) Symantec
17 9 (1.34%) Veeam
18 6 (0.89%) Lotus
18 6 (0.89%) Remedy