Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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

Desktop Engineer
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 565 485 506
Rank change year-on-year -80 +21 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 165 38 218
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.16% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.17% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 139 30 191
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,825 £25,375
25th Percentile £30,000 £33,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £34,250 £34,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.49% +0.74% -5.56%
75th Percentile £49,375 £45,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £66,500 £62,625 £57,500
England median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 46,046 22,399 48,591
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.19% 93.45% 94.85%
Number of salaries quoted 31,783 19,003 39,816
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,400
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £101,250 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -16 27 £37,500 +4.17% 9
West London -56 18 £30,000 - 3
East London -40 1 £29,000 -10.77% 1
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 134 (81.21%) Windows
2 97 (58.79%) Active Directory
3 93 (56.36%) Microsoft
4 76 (46.06%) Microsoft 365
5 63 (38.18%) Social Skills
6 62 (37.58%) Windows 10
7 57 (34.55%) Finance
8 53 (32.12%) ITIL
9 48 (29.09%) SCCM
10 46 (27.88%) PowerShell
11 43 (26.06%) Azure
12 36 (21.82%) VMware
13 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
14 33 (20.00%) Citrix
15 29 (17.58%) DNS
16 28 (16.97%) DHCP
16 28 (16.97%) SLA
16 28 (16.97%) Cisco
17 27 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
18 26 (15.76%) Apple
19 25 (15.15%) Bloomberg
19 25 (15.15%) Azure Active Directory
19 25 (15.15%) Data Centre
19 25 (15.15%) Hedge funds
19 25 (15.15%) Windows Server
20 23 (13.94%) vSphere
21 22 (13.33%) HP
21 22 (13.33%) Banking
22 21 (12.73%) Windows 7
22 21 (12.73%) Microsoft Intune

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 19 (11.52%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.30%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.24%) IIS
6 2 (1.21%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.61%) Apache
7 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 76 (46.06%) Microsoft 365
2 43 (26.06%) Azure
3 25 (15.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (12.73%) OneDrive
5 7 (4.24%) Slack
6 6 (3.64%) AWS
6 6 (3.64%) Google Workspace
7 2 (1.21%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.21%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.21%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.21%) SaaS
8 1 (0.61%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.58%) DNS
2 28 (16.97%) DHCP
3 16 (9.70%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.88%) VPN
5 10 (6.06%) LAN
6 9 (5.45%) WAN
6 9 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (4.85%) Network Security
8 7 (4.24%) VoIP
9 6 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (3.64%) Firewall
10 4 (2.42%) NAS
11 3 (1.82%) SAN
11 3 (1.82%) Skype
11 3 (1.82%) Softphone
12 2 (1.21%) ADSL
12 2 (1.21%) Asterisk PBX
12 2 (1.21%) PBX
13 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (12.12%) JIRA
2 2 (1.21%) MSI
2 2 (1.21%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (38.18%) Social Skills
2 57 (34.55%) Finance
3 22 (13.33%) Banking
4 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.45%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.03%) Front Office
7 3 (1.82%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.21%) Advertising
8 2 (1.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.21%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.21%) Retail
8 2 (1.21%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Back Office
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.61%) Law
9 1 (0.61%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.24%) WSH
2 3 (1.82%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.15%) Data Centre
1 25 (15.15%) Hedge funds
2 13 (7.88%) Blackberry
3 10 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.85%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.24%) Handset
6 6 (3.64%) Fat Client
6 6 (3.64%) Thin Client
7 5 (3.03%) Replication
8 4 (2.42%) iPhone
8 4 (2.42%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.21%) CMDB
10 2 (1.21%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.21%) iPad
10 2 (1.21%) PKI
11 1 (0.61%) BYOD
11 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 134 (81.21%) Windows
2 62 (37.58%) Windows 10
3 25 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 21 (12.73%) Windows 7
5 19 (11.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (10.30%) Linux
7 13 (7.88%) Android
8 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.85%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (4.24%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.64%) Mac OS
12 5 (3.03%) Mac OS X
13 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.21%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.12%) ITIL
2 18 (10.91%) ITSM
3 17 (10.30%) Incident Management
3 17 (10.30%) Service Delivery
4 13 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (7.27%) Data Centre Operations
6 10 (6.06%) Application Packaging
6 10 (6.06%) Asset Management
7 9 (5.45%) ITIL V3
7 9 (5.45%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (4.85%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.85%) Release Management
9 7 (4.24%) Break/Fix
9 7 (4.24%) Change Management
10 6 (3.64%) Fintech
10 6 (3.64%) Service Management
11 5 (3.03%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 4 (2.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (2.42%) Inventory Management
12 4 (2.42%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.88%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.42%) VBScript
3 3 (1.82%) SQL
4 2 (1.21%) VB
5 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.06%) DBS Check
2 10 (6.06%) MCP
3 8 (4.85%) MCDST
3 8 (4.85%) MCITP
3 8 (4.85%) MCSA
4 4 (2.42%) Degree
4 4 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.61%) CCNA
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.97%) SLA
2 4 (2.42%) GDPR
3 2 (1.21%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 97 (58.79%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (13.94%) vSphere
4 15 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 15 (9.09%) XenApp
5 13 (7.88%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (7.88%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.42%) Firmware
8 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 48 (29.09%) SCCM
2 21 (12.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (6.06%) SCOM
4 8 (4.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (4.85%) PowerCLI
4 8 (4.85%) ServiceCenter
5 6 (3.64%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.21%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.61%) MOM
7 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.61%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 93 (56.36%) Microsoft
2 36 (21.82%) VMware
3 33 (20.00%) Citrix
4 28 (16.97%) Cisco
5 26 (15.76%) Apple
6 25 (15.15%) Bloomberg
7 22 (13.33%) HP
8 20 (12.12%) Reuters
8 20 (12.12%) ServiceNow
9 16 (9.70%) Dell
10 11 (6.67%) Remedy
11 6 (3.64%) Google
12 5 (3.03%) FactSet
12 5 (3.03%) WatchGuard
13 4 (2.42%) Veeam
13 4 (2.42%) Zscaler
14 3 (1.82%) Bomgar
14 3 (1.82%) EqualLogic
14 3 (1.82%) MobileIron
15 2 (1.21%) Zerto