Period
to 24 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Analyst was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

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

Desktop Analyst
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 930 841 783
Rank change year-on-year -89 -58 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 259 445 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 242 380 496
UK median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -1.69% +7.27%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £49,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £26,597 £25,000
% change year-on-year +3.40% +6.39% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 170390 195237 215143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.99% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138628 164070 176467
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 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
England -67 246 £30,000 +3.45% 11
London +10 167 £31,000 +3.33% 6
UK excluding London -95 83 £27,500 +3.40% 5
South East 0 37 £27,500 -2.65%
Midlands +46 19 £30,000 +29.44% 1
West Midlands +35 11 £31,059 +18.32%
North of England -29 11 £25,000 -13.79% 1
East Midlands +10 8 £28,750 +24.05% 1
Yorkshire +11 7 £17,500 -41.67% 1
East of England -4 7 £26,250 +2.94% 3
South West -5 6 £29,500 +10.92%
North West -46 4 £27,000 +13.68%
Northern Ireland - 2 £23,500 -
Scotland +10 1 - -

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, Desktop Analyst 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 featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 217 (83.78%) Windows
2 170 (65.64%) Microsoft
3 138 (53.28%) Active Directory
4 134 (51.74%) Windows 7
5 116 (44.79%) Windows 10
6 96 (37.07%) Microsoft Office
7 67 (25.87%) SCCM
8 57 (22.01%) ITIL
8 57 (22.01%) Citrix
9 52 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (19.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (19.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 48 (18.53%) Office 365
13 47 (18.15%) Windows Server
14 44 (16.99%) Finance
15 42 (16.22%) MS Exchange
16 35 (13.51%) Apple
17 32 (12.36%) VMware
18 31 (11.97%) MCSE
19 29 (11.20%) TCP/IP
19 29 (11.20%) Blackberry
19 29 (11.20%) Android
20 28 (10.81%) Service Management
20 28 (10.81%) Law
21 27 (10.42%) LAN
21 27 (10.42%) Application Packaging
21 27 (10.42%) Windows 8
22 24 (9.27%) MSI
22 24 (9.27%) Microsoft App-V
22 24 (9.27%) AppSense

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 42 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.16%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.77%) IIS
8 2 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.39%) Apache
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 96 (37.07%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.77%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (18.53%) Office 365
2 6 (2.32%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.20%) TCP/IP
2 27 (10.42%) LAN
3 15 (5.79%) DNS
3 15 (5.79%) WAN
4 14 (5.41%) DHCP
4 14 (5.41%) VoIP
4 14 (5.41%) VPN
5 10 (3.86%) Firewall
6 8 (3.09%) PBX
7 7 (2.70%) Network Security
7 7 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (2.32%) Internet
8 6 (2.32%) SAN
9 5 (1.93%) IP Telephony
9 5 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.93%) VLAN
10 3 (1.16%) Wireless
11 2 (0.77%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.77%) Skype
11 2 (0.77%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (9.27%) MSI
2 4 (1.54%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
General
1 44 (16.99%) Finance
2 28 (10.81%) Law
3 20 (7.72%) Banking
3 20 (7.72%) Legal
4 12 (4.63%) Retail
5 7 (2.70%) Italian Language
6 6 (2.32%) International Banking
7 5 (1.93%) Advertising
7 5 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.77%) Automotive
10 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.39%) Front Office
11 1 (0.39%) Marketing
11 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.16%) XMPP
2 1 (0.39%) COM
2 1 (0.39%) JSP
2 1 (0.39%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.20%) Blackberry
2 24 (9.27%) Smartphone
3 14 (5.41%) BYOD
4 12 (4.63%) iPad
5 11 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.25%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.70%) iPhone
7 5 (1.93%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.93%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.93%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.54%) Equities
8 4 (1.54%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.77%) CCTV
9 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.77%) Fintech
10 1 (0.39%) CMDB
10 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 217 (83.78%) Windows
2 134 (51.74%) Windows 7
3 116 (44.79%) Windows 10
4 52 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (19.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (18.15%) Windows Server
7 29 (11.20%) Android
8 27 (10.42%) Windows 8
9 18 (6.95%) Mac OS X
10 15 (5.79%) Windows XP
11 11 (4.25%) Mac OS
12 8 (3.09%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.54%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.77%) Linux
15 2 (0.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.01%) ITIL
2 28 (10.81%) Service Management
3 27 (10.42%) Application Packaging
4 21 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 19 (7.34%) Configuration Management
5 19 (7.34%) Personalization
6 17 (6.56%) Functional Testing
7 16 (6.18%) Incident Management
8 13 (5.02%) Asset Management
8 13 (5.02%) ITIL V3
9 11 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (3.86%) Project Management
11 7 (2.70%) Change Management
11 7 (2.70%) E-Commerce
11 7 (2.70%) Problem Management
12 6 (2.32%) Software Deployment
13 5 (1.93%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (1.93%) Software Testing
14 4 (1.54%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.02%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.86%) SQL
3 4 (1.54%) VBScript
4 1 (0.39%) C
4 1 (0.39%) C#
4 1 (0.39%) Java
4 1 (0.39%) PHP
4 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (19.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (11.97%) MCSE
3 22 (8.49%) Degree
3 22 (8.49%) MCP
4 14 (5.41%) MCSA
5 10 (3.86%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.32%) MCDST
7 5 (1.93%) CCNA
7 5 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.54%) MCITP
9 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.77%) MOS
9 2 (0.77%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) MCTS
10 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.95%) QA
1 18 (6.95%) SLA
System Software
1 138 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (6.18%) XenApp
5 11 (4.25%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.47%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 67 (25.87%) SCCM
2 18 (6.95%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (3.47%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.93%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.77%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.77%) WSUS
6 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.39%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 170 (65.64%) Microsoft
2 57 (22.01%) Citrix
3 35 (13.51%) Apple
4 32 (12.36%) VMware
5 24 (9.27%) AppSense
6 22 (8.49%) Cisco
7 18 (6.95%) HP
8 16 (6.18%) Symantec
9 14 (5.41%) Reuters
10 13 (5.02%) Bloomberg
11 8 (3.09%) Avaya
12 7 (2.70%) Sophos
13 6 (2.32%) Mitel
14 5 (1.93%) Canon
14 5 (1.93%) FactSet
15 4 (1.54%) iManage
15 4 (1.54%) Polycom
15 4 (1.54%) Remedy
16 3 (1.16%) Altiris
16 3 (1.16%) ServiceNow
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