The median annual salary for a Desktop Analyst was £28,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 727 701 642
Rank change year-on-year -26 -59  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 125 252 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.25% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 113 218 294
Median salary £28,750 £29,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.86% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year -3.84% +8.33%  

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 82331 100795 104032
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.29% 96.38% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 68376 84445 84981
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Desktop Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 118 £29,500 +1.72% 8
London +27 80 £31,000 -3.12% 6
South East 0 19 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Surrey +23 9 £26,500 -0.31% 1
City of London +18 8 £32,500 -7.14% 2
South West +38 6 £29,500 -21.33%
Yorkshire +29 3 £17,500 -30.00% 1
West Midlands +29 3 £28,500 +26.66%
West Yorkshire +15 3 £17,500 -30.00% 1
Kent +13 3 £25,000 -13.79%
East Midlands +5 3 £28,500 +18.75%
North West -24 3 £21,000 -10.63%
Manchester -30 3 £21,000 -10.63%
Northamptonshire - 3 £28,500 -
Wakefield - 3 £17,500 - 1
Berkshire +33 2 £25,500 -12.06%
Hampshire +19 2 £32,500 +18.18%
Scotland +8 2 £27,500 +14.58%
Redhill +3 2 £26,500 -11.66%
Gloucestershire 0 2 £23,250 -38.00%
Edinburgh -1 2 £27,500 +14.58%
Oxfordshire -2 2 £27,500 +10.00%
Wiltshire - 2 £30,000 -
Swindon - 2 £30,000 -
Belfast - 2 £23,500 - 1
Wigan - 2 £21,000 -
Cheltenham - 2 £23,250 -
Portsmouth - 2 £32,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £23,500 - 1
County Antrim - 2 £23,500 - 1

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 257 (86.82%) Windows
2 197 (66.55%) Microsoft
3 166 (56.08%) Active Directory
4 149 (50.34%) Windows 7
5 129 (43.58%) MS Office
6 107 (36.15%) Windows 10
7 86 (29.05%) MS Excel
8 75 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 74 (25.00%) ITIL
10 73 (24.66%) Windows Server
11 66 (22.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 63 (21.28%) Citrix
13 60 (20.27%) SCCM
14 58 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
15 55 (18.58%) Office 365
16 54 (18.24%) MS Exchange
17 53 (17.91%) Finance
18 49 (16.55%) TCP/IP
19 48 (16.22%) Apple
20 47 (15.88%) Law
21 45 (15.20%) Windows 8
22 39 (13.18%) VMware
22 39 (13.18%) MCSE
23 37 (12.50%) MCP
23 37 (12.50%) Legal
24 32 (10.81%) Mac OS X
25 31 (10.47%) Windows XP
26 30 (10.14%) DHCP
26 30 (10.14%) Android
27 29 (9.80%) Application Packaging

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 54 (18.24%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (3.38%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.36%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.03%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.68%) IIS
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 129 (43.58%) MS Office
2 86 (29.05%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 55 (18.58%) Office 365
2 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.35%) Dropbox
4 3 (1.01%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.34%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.55%) TCP/IP
2 30 (10.14%) DHCP
3 28 (9.46%) DNS
3 28 (9.46%) LAN
4 25 (8.45%) VPN
5 18 (6.08%) WAN
6 15 (5.07%) Firewall
7 14 (4.73%) Wireless
8 13 (4.39%) VoIP
9 6 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (2.03%) Internet
9 6 (2.03%) PBX
9 6 (2.03%) Skype
9 6 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.03%) WLAN
10 5 (1.69%) NetScaler
10 5 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.69%) SAN
10 5 (1.69%) VLAN
11 4 (1.35%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (8.78%) MSI
2 2 (0.68%) FrontPage
2 2 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 53 (17.91%) Finance
2 47 (15.88%) Law
3 37 (12.50%) Legal
4 10 (3.38%) Banking
5 9 (3.04%) Advertising
6 4 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.35%) Publishing
6 4 (1.35%) Retail
7 3 (1.01%) Automotive
7 3 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) International Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.01%) HTML
2 2 (0.68%) XML
2 2 (0.68%) XMPP
3 1 (0.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.46%) Smartphone
2 16 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 15 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.73%) iPad
5 13 (4.39%) BYOD
5 13 (4.39%) iPhone
5 13 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (3.38%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.36%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.36%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.03%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.69%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.69%) User Experience
10 4 (1.35%) Biotechnology
10 4 (1.35%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.01%) Fintech
11 3 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 257 (86.82%) Windows
2 149 (50.34%) Windows 7
3 107 (36.15%) Windows 10
4 75 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (24.66%) Windows Server
6 58 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (15.20%) Windows 8
8 32 (10.81%) Mac OS X
9 31 (10.47%) Windows XP
10 30 (10.14%) Android
11 22 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (3.72%) Linux
13 8 (2.70%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.69%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.35%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.35%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.68%) Unix
16 2 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (25.00%) ITIL
2 29 (9.80%) Application Packaging
3 28 (9.46%) Service Management
4 19 (6.42%) Incident Management
5 18 (6.08%) Functional Testing
6 16 (5.41%) Asset Management
6 16 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 15 (5.07%) Configuration Management
7 15 (5.07%) Personalization
7 15 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (4.39%) ITIL V3
8 13 (4.39%) Server Building
9 11 (3.72%) CRM
10 10 (3.38%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.70%) Analytics
11 8 (2.70%) B2B
12 7 (2.36%) Trend Analysis
13 6 (2.03%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.41%) SQL
2 11 (3.72%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.01%) C
4 1 (0.34%) C#
4 1 (0.34%) Java
4 1 (0.34%) PHP
4 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.34%) Python
4 1 (0.34%) R
4 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (22.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (13.18%) MCSE
3 37 (12.50%) MCP
4 21 (7.09%) MCSA
5 11 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (3.38%) Degree
7 9 (3.04%) Security Cleared
8 8 (2.70%) MCDST
8 8 (2.70%) MCITP
9 7 (2.36%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.03%) CCNA
10 6 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (2.03%) IBM Certification
11 4 (1.35%) MOS
12 3 (1.01%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.01%) DBS Check
12 3 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.68%) CCAA
13 2 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.08%) QA
2 12 (4.05%) SLA
3 5 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 166 (56.08%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 24 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (7.43%) XenApp
5 12 (4.05%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.05%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.03%) vSphere
7 4 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.01%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 60 (20.27%) SCCM
2 9 (3.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.69%) ZENworks
5 4 (1.35%) DameWare
5 4 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (1.35%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.01%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.68%) SCOM
7 2 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.34%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 197 (66.55%) Microsoft
2 63 (21.28%) Citrix
3 48 (16.22%) Apple
4 39 (13.18%) VMware
5 29 (9.80%) AppSense
6 25 (8.45%) Cisco
7 21 (7.09%) HP
8 14 (4.73%) Avaya
9 12 (4.05%) iManage
10 11 (3.72%) Bloomberg
11 9 (3.04%) Reuters
11 9 (3.04%) Sophos
11 9 (3.04%) Symantec
12 8 (2.70%) Mitel
13 7 (2.36%) Intel Security
14 6 (2.03%) IBM
15 5 (1.69%) Polycom
15 5 (1.69%) ServiceNow
16 4 (1.35%) FactSet
16 4 (1.35%) Veeam
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