Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Analyst was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 867 919 849
Rank change year-on-year +52 -70 -73
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 312 270 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 280 240 388
UK median annual salary £29,000 £30,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.26% -1.72%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,500 £20,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,500 £25,750 £25,500
% change year-on-year +2.91% +0.98% +6.25%

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 167,574 163,030 193,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.44% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,241 134,968 162,789
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 15 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 25 May 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 +37 298 £29,000 -3.33% 17
UK excluding London +71 159 £26,500 +2.91% 13
London -28 152 £33,000 +6.45% 8
South East +3 64 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Midlands +20 31 £27,500 -3.51% 4
East of England +15 22 £30,000 +33.33%
West Midlands +20 19 £27,500 -5.98% 2
South West -9 16 £23,000 -13.21%
North of England -5 13 £23,500 +2.17% 4
East Midlands +4 12 £26,261 -7.86% 2
Scotland -36 10 £28,500 +3.64% 1
North West -11 8 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Yorkshire +13 5 £21,500 +1.18% 1
Wales +10 2 £27,875 +23.89% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £35,000 - 1

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, Desktop Analyst 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 featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 262 (83.97%) Windows
2 179 (57.37%) Active Directory
3 170 (54.49%) Microsoft
4 122 (39.10%) Microsoft Office
5 114 (36.54%) Office 365
6 109 (34.94%) Windows 7
7 107 (34.29%) Windows 10
8 86 (27.56%) Windows Server
9 85 (27.24%) ITIL
10 65 (20.83%) SCCM
11 64 (20.51%) MS Exchange
12 62 (19.87%) Finance
13 50 (16.03%) Citrix
14 47 (15.06%) Cisco
15 45 (14.42%) SLA
16 39 (12.50%) VPN
17 38 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (11.54%) VMware
18 36 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 36 (11.54%) LAN
18 36 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
19 35 (11.22%) Apple
19 35 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
19 35 (11.22%) Driving Licence
20 31 (9.94%) Firewall
21 30 (9.62%) TCP/IP
22 28 (8.97%) Law
23 27 (8.65%) WAN
24 26 (8.33%) Legal
24 26 (8.33%) Skype

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 64 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.37%) Skype for Business
3 16 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 122 (39.10%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (8.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Carpe Diem
1 3 (0.96%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 114 (36.54%) Office 365
2 13 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.21%) Slack
4 5 (1.60%) Mimecast
4 5 (1.60%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.64%) SaaS
6 1 (0.32%) GitHub
6 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.50%) VPN
2 36 (11.54%) LAN
3 31 (9.94%) Firewall
4 30 (9.62%) TCP/IP
5 27 (8.65%) WAN
6 26 (8.33%) Skype
7 24 (7.69%) DNS
8 17 (5.45%) DHCP
9 13 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (3.53%) Wireless
11 10 (3.21%) Internet
12 8 (2.56%) VoIP
13 7 (2.24%) FTP
13 7 (2.24%) SSL
14 4 (1.28%) 4G
14 4 (1.28%) Broadband
14 4 (1.28%) Intranet
14 4 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.28%) VLAN
14 4 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.92%) FrontPage
2 5 (1.60%) WinDbg
3 4 (1.28%) Jasmine
3 4 (1.28%) JIRA
3 4 (1.28%) Mocha
3 4 (1.28%) Selenium
General
1 62 (19.87%) Finance
2 28 (8.97%) Law
3 26 (8.33%) Legal
4 10 (3.21%) Retail
5 8 (2.56%) Banking
6 7 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.92%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.28%) Front Office
10 3 (0.96%) Back Office
10 3 (0.96%) Publishing
11 2 (0.64%) Advertising
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Marketing
12 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.24%) HTML
2 4 (1.28%) .NET
3 3 (0.96%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.64%) XMPP
5 1 (0.32%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.22%) Driving Licence
2 25 (8.01%) Smartphone
3 20 (6.41%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.77%) Blackberry
6 16 (5.13%) Data Centre
6 16 (5.13%) iPhone
7 12 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.92%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.28%) User Experience
11 3 (0.96%) CCTV
11 3 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.96%) Handset
12 2 (0.64%) Equities
12 2 (0.64%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.64%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.64%) Life Science
12 2 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 262 (83.97%) Windows
2 109 (34.94%) Windows 7
3 107 (34.29%) Windows 10
4 86 (27.56%) Windows Server
5 35 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (5.77%) Android
7 18 (5.77%) Linux
8 14 (4.49%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.53%) Mac OS X
10 10 (3.21%) Apple iOS
10 10 (3.21%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.92%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.64%) CentOS
13 2 (0.64%) SUSE
14 1 (0.32%) Unix
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (27.24%) ITIL
2 38 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (7.05%) Service Management
4 21 (6.73%) Break/Fix
5 20 (6.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 20 (6.41%) Service Delivery
6 19 (6.09%) Problem Management
7 18 (5.77%) Asset Management
8 17 (5.45%) ITSM
9 13 (4.17%) Investment Management
10 12 (3.85%) Document Management
11 11 (3.53%) Incident Management
12 9 (2.88%) Application Packaging
12 9 (2.88%) Migration
13 8 (2.56%) Information Security
13 8 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (2.56%) Time Management
14 7 (2.24%) Kalman Filter
15 6 (1.92%) ITIL V3
15 6 (1.92%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.41%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.77%) SQL
3 9 (2.88%) VBScript
4 7 (2.24%) C
5 4 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.96%) VB
7 2 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (7.37%) SC Cleared
2 23 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.09%) MCP
4 14 (4.49%) Degree
4 14 (4.49%) MCSE
5 11 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.88%) MCDST
8 7 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.24%) MCSA
9 6 (1.92%) CCNA
9 6 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.28%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.28%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.28%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.96%) MCITP
12 1 (0.32%) CCNP
12 1 (0.32%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (14.42%) SLA
2 4 (1.28%) QA
3 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 179 (57.37%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.21%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (3.21%) XenApp
4 8 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.28%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.28%) vSphere
6 3 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (20.83%) SCCM
2 10 (3.21%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.92%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.60%) Perfmon
5 4 (1.28%) DameWare
6 3 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.96%) SCOM
7 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.32%) WMI
8 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 170 (54.49%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.03%) Citrix
3 47 (15.06%) Cisco
4 36 (11.54%) VMware
5 35 (11.22%) Apple
6 21 (6.73%) Dell
7 19 (6.09%) HP
7 19 (6.09%) iManage
8 15 (4.81%) ServiceNow
9 13 (4.17%) Adobe
9 13 (4.17%) MobileIron
10 12 (3.85%) Bloomberg
11 11 (3.53%) Google
12 8 (2.56%) Reuters
13 6 (1.92%) Intel
13 6 (1.92%) Interwoven
14 4 (1.28%) Avaya
15 3 (0.96%) Ivanti
15 3 (0.96%) NetApp
15 3 (0.96%) Symantec