Period
to 21 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Analyst was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 889 849 861
Rank change year-on-year -40 +12 -97
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 283 417 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 253 371 409
UK median annual salary £29,000 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% -8.33% +8.11%
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year - +1.96% +2.00%

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 169054 187667 211623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135523 157713 175423
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -66 274 £29,000 +3.57% 22
London -14 156 £30,500 +1.67% 10
UK excluding London -57 120 £26,000 - 14
South East +1 43 £24,000 -9.72% 5
Midlands +35 23 £30,000 +29.44% 1
East of England +16 23 £27,500 +7.84% 3
North of England -45 17 £27,500 +3.77% 1
West Midlands +30 16 £30,530 +9.03%
South West -15 13 £23,000 - 2
Yorkshire -9 9 £27,500 +6.80%
North West -15 8 £25,000 -24.81% 1
East Midlands +28 7 £29,000 +25.13% 1
Scotland -12 1 - - 2

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 241 (85.16%) Windows
2 181 (63.96%) Microsoft
3 158 (55.83%) Active Directory
4 134 (47.35%) Windows 7
5 123 (43.46%) Microsoft Office
6 119 (42.05%) Windows 10
7 84 (29.68%) Office 365
8 81 (28.62%) ITIL
9 71 (25.09%) Windows Server
10 64 (22.61%) Citrix
11 60 (21.20%) SCCM
12 54 (19.08%) Microsoft Certification
13 53 (18.73%) MS Exchange
13 53 (18.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 50 (17.67%) Finance
14 50 (17.67%) VMware
15 49 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 41 (14.49%) Windows 8
17 39 (13.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (13.78%) LAN
18 35 (12.37%) Apple
19 34 (12.01%) MCSE
20 33 (11.66%) Degree
21 31 (10.95%) Android
22 30 (10.60%) TCP/IP
23 26 (9.19%) Mac OS X
24 25 (8.83%) Banking
25 24 (8.48%) Blackberry
25 24 (8.48%) WAN
26 23 (8.13%) SLA

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 53 (18.73%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.89%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (3.53%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.71%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.71%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) IIS
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 123 (43.46%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.71%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.71%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.35%) Eikon
1 1 (0.35%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 84 (29.68%) Office 365
2 10 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.41%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.78%) LAN
2 30 (10.60%) TCP/IP
3 24 (8.48%) WAN
4 22 (7.77%) DNS
5 21 (7.42%) DHCP
5 21 (7.42%) VPN
6 19 (6.71%) Firewall
7 15 (5.30%) VoIP
8 14 (4.95%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (2.83%) Skype
10 7 (2.47%) Network Security
10 7 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.47%) Wireless
11 6 (2.12%) PBX
11 6 (2.12%) SAN
11 6 (2.12%) VLAN
12 4 (1.41%) Internet
13 3 (1.06%) FirePass
13 3 (1.06%) NAS
13 3 (1.06%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (3.89%) MSI
2 5 (1.77%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 50 (17.67%) Finance
2 25 (8.83%) Banking
3 16 (5.65%) Retail
4 14 (4.95%) Law
5 12 (4.24%) Legal
6 8 (2.83%) Italian Language
7 7 (2.47%) International Banking
8 5 (1.77%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.41%) Advertising
10 3 (1.06%) Back Office
10 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.35%) Automotive
12 1 (0.35%) Front Office
12 1 (0.35%) German Language
12 1 (0.35%) Marketing
12 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.71%) COM
1 2 (0.71%) XMPP
2 1 (0.35%) JSP
2 1 (0.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.48%) Blackberry
2 23 (8.13%) Smartphone
3 16 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.89%) Driving Licence
5 10 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (3.18%) BYOD
6 9 (3.18%) iPad
6 9 (3.18%) iPhone
7 7 (2.47%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.47%) Handset
8 6 (2.12%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.41%) Equities
9 4 (1.41%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.71%) CCTV
11 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 241 (85.16%) Windows
2 134 (47.35%) Windows 7
3 119 (42.05%) Windows 10
4 71 (25.09%) Windows Server
5 53 (18.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (14.49%) Windows 8
8 31 (10.95%) Android
9 26 (9.19%) Mac OS X
10 21 (7.42%) Mac OS
11 10 (3.53%) Apple iOS
11 10 (3.53%) Linux
12 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.83%) Windows XP
13 7 (2.47%) Ubuntu
14 6 (2.12%) CentOS
14 6 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.35%) Debian
16 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (28.62%) ITIL
2 21 (7.42%) Service Management
3 18 (6.36%) Application Packaging
3 18 (6.36%) Service Delivery
4 16 (5.65%) Problem Management
5 13 (4.59%) ITIL V3
6 11 (3.89%) Asset Management
7 10 (3.53%) Configuration Management
7 10 (3.53%) Personalization
8 9 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.18%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (2.83%) E-Commerce
9 8 (2.83%) Software Deployment
10 7 (2.47%) Change Management
10 7 (2.47%) Line Management
11 6 (2.12%) Information Security
11 6 (2.12%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.12%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (2.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.95%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.18%) SQL
3 5 (1.77%) VBScript
4 3 (1.06%) C
5 2 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (19.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (12.01%) MCSE
3 33 (11.66%) Degree
4 19 (6.71%) MCP
5 13 (4.59%) MCSA
6 9 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.12%) MCDST
7 6 (2.12%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.77%) CCNA
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.77%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.41%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.06%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.71%) MCITP
12 1 (0.35%) MCTS
12 1 (0.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.13%) SLA
2 6 (2.12%) QA
3 5 (1.77%) PMO
System Software
1 158 (55.83%) Active Directory
2 39 (13.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.71%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (3.89%) XenApp
5 9 (3.18%) Terminal Services
6 7 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (2.47%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.12%) vSphere
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 60 (21.20%) SCCM
2 19 (6.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.12%) vCenter Server
4 5 (1.77%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.77%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.35%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 181 (63.96%) Microsoft
2 64 (22.61%) Citrix
3 50 (17.67%) VMware
4 35 (12.37%) Apple
5 22 (7.77%) Cisco
6 17 (6.01%) Symantec
7 14 (4.95%) Reuters
8 12 (4.24%) HP
9 11 (3.89%) AppSense
10 10 (3.53%) Bloomberg
10 10 (3.53%) Sophos
11 9 (3.18%) Dell
12 8 (2.83%) Mitel
13 7 (2.47%) Altiris
13 7 (2.47%) EqualLogic
13 7 (2.47%) FactSet
13 7 (2.47%) ServiceNow
14 6 (2.12%) Avaya
14 6 (2.12%) NetApp
14 6 (2.12%) Red Hat