Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Analyst was £28,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 824 853
Rank change year-on-year -56 +29 -78
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 303 415 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 270 379 418
UK median annual salary £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £21,225 £19,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £42,163
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +8.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 13 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 18 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
England -64 291 £28,000 +1.82% 11
UK excluding London -16 154 £25,000 - 6
London -28 147 £30,500 +0.83% 5
South East -27 51 £26,500 +6.00% 2
Midlands +33 28 £25,000 -7.41% 1
East of England +27 27 £27,500 +7.84% 1
West Midlands +30 22 £23,000 -17.12%
South West -23 22 £23,000 +3.37% 2
North of England -13 19 £27,500 -0.90%
Yorkshire +15 10 £27,500 -1.79%
North West -20 9 £25,000 -13.04%
Scotland -4 7 - -
East Midlands +34 6 £26,000 +7.94% 1

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 250 (82.51%) Windows
2 186 (61.39%) Microsoft
3 183 (60.40%) Active Directory
4 143 (47.19%) Microsoft Office
5 133 (43.89%) Windows 7
6 120 (39.60%) Office 365
7 114 (37.62%) Windows 10
8 97 (32.01%) ITIL
9 96 (31.68%) Windows Server
10 73 (24.09%) VMware
11 72 (23.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 71 (23.43%) MS Exchange
13 69 (22.77%) Citrix
14 62 (20.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 59 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 57 (18.81%) Windows 8
17 56 (18.48%) Finance
18 47 (15.51%) SCCM
19 39 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
20 37 (12.21%) Windows Server 2012
21 36 (11.88%) Mac OS X
21 36 (11.88%) Apple
21 36 (11.88%) TCP/IP
22 32 (10.56%) Degree
22 32 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2013
23 30 (9.90%) DNS
23 30 (9.90%) LAN
23 30 (9.90%) DHCP
23 30 (9.90%) MCSE
24 27 (8.91%) Banking

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 71 (23.43%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.97%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.97%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.66%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 143 (47.19%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.66%) Revit
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) Eikon
1 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 120 (39.60%) Office 365
2 19 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.65%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.99%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.88%) TCP/IP
2 30 (9.90%) DHCP
2 30 (9.90%) DNS
2 30 (9.90%) LAN
3 25 (8.25%) Firewall
4 20 (6.60%) WAN
5 18 (5.94%) VPN
6 16 (5.28%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (3.30%) VoIP
8 8 (2.64%) Wireless
9 7 (2.31%) Internet
9 7 (2.31%) Skype
10 5 (1.65%) FirePass
10 5 (1.65%) NAS
11 3 (0.99%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.99%) VLAN
11 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (1.98%) InstallShield
1 6 (1.98%) MSI
2 1 (0.33%) FrontPage
2 1 (0.33%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 56 (18.48%) Finance
2 27 (8.91%) Banking
3 13 (4.29%) Law
3 13 (4.29%) Legal
3 13 (4.29%) Retail
4 10 (3.30%) International Banking
4 10 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.64%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.98%) Italian Language
7 5 (1.65%) Back Office
8 3 (0.99%) Front Office
9 2 (0.66%) Publishing
9 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.33%) COM
1 1 (0.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.59%) Smartphone
2 22 (7.26%) Blackberry
3 20 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.29%) Enterprise Storage
5 13 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (3.96%) iPhone
7 11 (3.63%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.97%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.31%) Handset
10 6 (1.98%) iPad
11 4 (1.32%) CCTV
12 3 (0.99%) BYOD
12 3 (0.99%) User Experience
13 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.33%) IVR
14 1 (0.33%) NHS
14 1 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 250 (82.51%) Windows
2 133 (43.89%) Windows 7
3 114 (37.62%) Windows 10
4 96 (31.68%) Windows Server
5 59 (19.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (18.81%) Windows 8
7 37 (12.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (11.88%) Mac OS X
9 24 (7.92%) Android
10 16 (5.28%) Mac OS
11 10 (3.30%) Linux
12 9 (2.97%) Apple iOS
12 9 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (2.31%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.98%) CentOS
14 6 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.33%) Debian
16 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (32.01%) ITIL
2 23 (7.59%) Problem Management
3 19 (6.27%) Service Delivery
4 13 (4.29%) Application Packaging
4 13 (4.29%) Process Improvement
4 13 (4.29%) Service Management
5 11 (3.63%) Investment Management
5 11 (3.63%) ITIL V3
5 11 (3.63%) Software Deployment
6 10 (3.30%) Asset Management
6 10 (3.30%) Incident Management
7 9 (2.97%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (2.64%) Information Security
8 8 (2.64%) Software Licensing
9 7 (2.31%) Configuration Management
9 7 (2.31%) CRM
9 7 (2.31%) Line Management
10 6 (1.98%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 6 (1.98%) Mentoring
10 6 (1.98%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.95%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.96%) SQL
3 6 (1.98%) VBScript
4 3 (0.99%) C
4 3 (0.99%) VB
5 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 72 (23.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (10.56%) Degree
3 30 (9.90%) MCSE
4 17 (5.61%) MCSA
5 15 (4.95%) MCP
6 13 (4.29%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.30%) MCDST
8 7 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.98%) CCNA
10 5 (1.65%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.32%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.32%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.66%) CISA
13 2 (0.66%) CISM
13 2 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.66%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.25%) SLA
2 5 (1.65%) PMO
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 183 (60.40%) Active Directory
2 62 (20.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.59%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.97%) Terminal Services
4 9 (2.97%) vSphere
5 7 (2.31%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.98%) XenApp
7 4 (1.32%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.66%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 47 (15.51%) SCCM
2 11 (3.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.98%) vCenter Server
4 5 (1.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.66%) WSUS
6 1 (0.33%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 186 (61.39%) Microsoft
2 73 (24.09%) VMware
3 69 (22.77%) Citrix
4 36 (11.88%) Apple
5 22 (7.26%) Cisco
6 16 (5.28%) Dell
7 14 (4.62%) EqualLogic
8 13 (4.29%) NetApp
9 12 (3.96%) Reuters
9 12 (3.96%) Sophos
10 11 (3.63%) Symantec
11 7 (2.31%) Altiris
11 7 (2.31%) Bloomberg
11 7 (2.31%) FactSet
12 6 (1.98%) AppSense
12 6 (1.98%) iManage
12 6 (1.98%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.65%) Adobe
13 5 (1.65%) HP
13 5 (1.65%) ServiceNow