Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Analyst was £28,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 878 829 815
Rank change year-on-year -49 -14 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 305 360 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 264 318 424
UK median annual salary £28,000 £27,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% -6.09% +0.88%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £40,438 £40,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,750
% change year-on-year - +1.01% +0.46%

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 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 -27 294 £28,000 +2.75% 35
UK excluding London -25 154 £25,000 - 20
London -11 151 £32,500 +4.84% 16
South East -38 47 £26,500 +6.00% 10
East of England +30 28 £27,000 +4.85% 3
South West +17 27 £23,000 +8.24% 2
Midlands +36 24 £25,000 -7.41% 2
West Midlands +17 20 £23,000 -15.60% 1
North of England -3 19 £24,750 -1.00% 2
North West -4 11 £24,750 -13.91% 1
Scotland -38 9 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Yorkshire +14 8 £24,250 -3.00% 1
East Midlands +23 4 £26,000 +4.00% 1

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 242 (79.34%) Windows
2 190 (62.30%) Microsoft
3 182 (59.67%) Active Directory
4 154 (50.49%) Microsoft Office
5 123 (40.33%) Office 365
6 120 (39.34%) Windows 7
7 106 (34.75%) Windows Server
8 101 (33.11%) ITIL
9 95 (31.15%) Windows 10
10 76 (24.92%) MS Exchange
11 74 (24.26%) VMware
12 73 (23.93%) Citrix
13 69 (22.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 64 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 62 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 57 (18.69%) Finance
17 53 (17.38%) Windows 8
18 45 (14.75%) Apple
19 42 (13.77%) SCCM
20 41 (13.44%) Exchange Server 2010
21 38 (12.46%) Mac OS X
22 35 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
23 34 (11.15%) TCP/IP
24 32 (10.49%) DHCP
25 31 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
26 29 (9.51%) SLA
26 29 (9.51%) DNS
26 29 (9.51%) Problem Management
26 29 (9.51%) Degree
27 28 (9.18%) Legal

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 76 (24.92%) MS Exchange
2 41 (13.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.61%) Skype for Business
5 10 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.62%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.66%) IIS
9 1 (0.33%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 154 (50.49%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (9.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Eikon
2 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 123 (40.33%) Office 365
2 22 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.62%) Mimecast
3 8 (2.62%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.66%) SaaS
6 1 (0.33%) G Suite
6 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.15%) TCP/IP
2 32 (10.49%) DHCP
3 29 (9.51%) DNS
4 26 (8.52%) LAN
5 24 (7.87%) Firewall
6 23 (7.54%) WAN
7 20 (6.56%) VPN
8 18 (5.90%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (3.93%) Skype
10 9 (2.95%) Internet
11 8 (2.62%) VoIP
11 8 (2.62%) Wireless
12 4 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.31%) FirePass
12 4 (1.31%) NAS
12 4 (1.31%) VLAN
13 3 (0.98%) 4G
13 3 (0.98%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (1.97%) FrontPage
2 3 (0.98%) JIRA
2 3 (0.98%) Selenium
3 2 (0.66%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.66%) Jasmine
3 2 (0.66%) Mocha
3 2 (0.66%) MSI
General
1 57 (18.69%) Finance
2 28 (9.18%) Legal
3 27 (8.85%) Law
4 24 (7.87%) Banking
5 10 (3.28%) International Banking
5 10 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.30%) Retail
7 6 (1.97%) Back Office
7 6 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.97%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.64%) Publishing
9 3 (0.98%) Front Office
10 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.97%) HTML
2 2 (0.66%) .NET
3 1 (0.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.20%) Smartphone
2 22 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.56%) Blackberry
4 19 (6.23%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.57%) Driving Licence
6 15 (4.92%) Data Centre
7 13 (4.26%) Enterprise Storage
8 11 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (2.95%) iPhone
10 8 (2.62%) Computer Science
11 7 (2.30%) Handset
12 5 (1.64%) iPad
12 5 (1.64%) User Experience
13 2 (0.66%) CCTV
13 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.66%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.33%) BYOD
14 1 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 1 (0.33%) Life Science
14 1 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 242 (79.34%) Windows
2 120 (39.34%) Windows 7
3 106 (34.75%) Windows Server
4 95 (31.15%) Windows 10
5 62 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (17.38%) Windows 8
7 38 (12.46%) Mac OS X
8 31 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (4.26%) Android
9 13 (4.26%) Mac OS
10 12 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.62%) Linux
12 7 (2.30%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.97%) CentOS
13 6 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.31%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.33%) Debian
16 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (33.11%) ITIL
2 29 (9.51%) Problem Management
3 18 (5.90%) Service Delivery
4 14 (4.59%) Investment Management
5 13 (4.26%) Asset Management
5 13 (4.26%) Process Improvement
6 11 (3.61%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (3.28%) Document Management
8 8 (2.62%) Information Security
8 8 (2.62%) Software Licensing
9 7 (2.30%) Break/Fix
9 7 (2.30%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 7 (2.30%) CRM
9 7 (2.30%) Fault Management
9 7 (2.30%) Software Deployment
10 6 (1.97%) Application Packaging
10 6 (1.97%) Line Management
10 6 (1.97%) Proactive Management
10 6 (1.97%) Service Management
10 6 (1.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.61%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.28%) SQL
3 5 (1.64%) VB
4 3 (0.98%) C
4 3 (0.98%) VBScript
5 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 69 (22.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (9.51%) Degree
3 22 (7.21%) MCSE
4 21 (6.89%) MCP
5 20 (6.56%) Security Cleared
6 13 (4.26%) MCSA
7 12 (3.93%) MCDST
8 10 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (2.95%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.64%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.31%) CCNA
13 4 (1.31%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.98%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.66%) CISA
15 2 (0.66%) CISM
15 2 (0.66%) CISSP
15 2 (0.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.51%) SLA
2 5 (1.64%) PMO
3 3 (0.98%) QA
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 182 (59.67%) Active Directory
2 64 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.20%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.95%) Terminal Services
4 9 (2.95%) vSphere
5 7 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (2.30%) XenApp
6 6 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.64%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (13.77%) SCCM
2 6 (1.97%) vCenter Server
3 5 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.98%) WSUS
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 190 (62.30%) Microsoft
2 74 (24.26%) VMware
3 73 (23.93%) Citrix
4 45 (14.75%) Apple
5 21 (6.89%) Cisco
6 18 (5.90%) Dell
7 15 (4.92%) Adobe
7 15 (4.92%) iManage
8 14 (4.59%) EqualLogic
9 13 (4.26%) NetApp
10 11 (3.61%) MobileIron
10 11 (3.61%) Sophos
11 9 (2.95%) Reuters
12 6 (1.97%) Bloomberg
12 6 (1.97%) Interwoven
12 6 (1.97%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.97%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.64%) FactSet
13 5 (1.64%) Symantec
14 4 (1.31%) HP