Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £24,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 354 342
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 32 9 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.073% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.075% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26 9 19
North West median annual salary £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,000 £17,500
90th Percentile £33,750 £26,700 £49,000
England 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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12673 12011 12573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10145 10103 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Desktop Engineer in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in the North West

Desktop Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Manchester -8 18 £24,500 -3.92%
Cheshire -17 10 £23,250 +22.37%
Cumbria - 2 £23,500 -
Lancashire - 2 £32,500 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
3 14 (43.75%) Cisco
4 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
5 12 (37.50%) VPN
6 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
7 10 (31.25%) SCCM
8 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (28.13%) Office 365
9 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
9 8 (25.00%) Citrix
9 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
10 7 (21.88%) Service Management
10 7 (21.88%) Intel
10 7 (21.88%) Thin Client
10 7 (21.88%) Fat Client
11 6 (18.75%) Apple
11 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
11 6 (18.75%) ITSM
12 5 (15.63%) LAN
12 5 (15.63%) WAN
12 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
12 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
13 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
13 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
13 4 (12.50%) ITIL
14 3 (9.38%) VoIP
14 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
14 3 (9.38%) VMware
14 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) VPN
2 5 (15.63%) LAN
2 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
2 5 (15.63%) WAN
3 3 (9.38%) VoIP
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) LDAP
4 2 (6.25%) MPLS
4 2 (6.25%) Skype
4 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Fat Client
1 7 (21.88%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (21.88%) Service Management
3 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 6 (18.75%) ITSM
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Break/Fix
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.25%) Network Management
5 2 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
6 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.13%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Process Management
6 1 (3.13%) Runbook
6 1 (3.13%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) MCP
1 2 (6.25%) MCSE
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (21.88%) Intel
5 6 (18.75%) Apple
6 3 (9.38%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) TOWER Software
7 1 (3.13%) Veeam