Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Desktop Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 695 678
Rank change year-on-year +123 -17 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 773 525 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 625 437 666
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.82%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,800 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.66% +1.92%

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 165,559 165,529 192,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,645 136,314 161,969
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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer.

Salary trend for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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 +136 731 £30,000 +5.26% 44
UK excluding London +108 381 £27,500 +10.00% 32
London +93 380 £36,000 +10.77% 16
East of England +54 92 £27,500 +10.00% 2
South East -6 91 £30,500 +22.00% 10
South West +31 68 £26,000 +4.00% 4
North of England +17 62 £25,000 +6.38% 9
North West +21 42 £25,000 +8.70% 4
Midlands +16 38 £28,500 +14.00% 3
West Midlands +21 25 £28,500 +5.56% 2
Scotland -24 18 £30,250 +21.00% 2
Yorkshire +13 17 £22,500 -6.25% 4
East Midlands +2 13 £25,000 +21.21% 1
Wales +17 12 £25,000 -
North East - 3 £34,000 - 1

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, Desktop Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 663 (85.77%) Windows
2 417 (53.95%) Active Directory
3 394 (50.97%) Microsoft
4 337 (43.60%) Windows 7
5 284 (36.74%) Microsoft Office
6 244 (31.57%) Windows 10
7 218 (28.20%) Office 365
8 206 (26.65%) ITIL
9 177 (22.90%) SCCM
10 166 (21.47%) Finance
11 162 (20.96%) Windows Server
12 158 (20.44%) Citrix
13 125 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 125 (16.17%) VMware
14 124 (16.04%) Apple
15 116 (15.01%) SLA
16 111 (14.36%) PowerShell
17 104 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
18 100 (12.94%) MS Exchange
19 89 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
20 84 (10.87%) Windows 8
20 84 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
21 78 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
22 70 (9.06%) Mac OS X
23 68 (8.80%) Android
24 67 (8.67%) Microsoft App-V
25 66 (8.54%) LAN
26 64 (8.28%) DNS
27 61 (7.89%) Cisco
28 60 (7.76%) DHCP

Desktop Engineer 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
1 100 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 23 (2.98%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (1.29%) IIS
10 6 (0.78%) Confluence
11 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.13%) Site Server
Applications
1 284 (36.74%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) InDesign
6 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Eikon
2 2 (0.26%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 218 (28.20%) Office 365
2 15 (1.94%) Mimecast
3 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.03%) OneDrive
5 6 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.52%) G Suite
7 3 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.39%) SaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.54%) LAN
2 64 (8.28%) DNS
3 60 (7.76%) DHCP
4 57 (7.37%) VPN
5 52 (6.73%) TCP/IP
6 48 (6.21%) Firewall
7 46 (5.95%) WAN
8 34 (4.40%) Wireless
9 25 (3.23%) VoIP
10 24 (3.10%) Skype
11 20 (2.59%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (1.68%) VLAN
14 12 (1.55%) ADSL
15 11 (1.42%) SAN
16 9 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
17 7 (0.91%) DSL
18 6 (0.78%) MPLS
18 6 (0.78%) Unified Communications
18 6 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.13%) MySQL
3 1 (0.13%) Power BI
3 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (4.14%) MSI
2 15 (1.94%) InstallShield
3 14 (1.81%) JIRA
4 12 (1.55%) AdminStudio
5 10 (1.29%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 166 (21.47%) Finance
2 48 (6.21%) Games
3 31 (4.01%) Banking
4 21 (2.72%) Front Office
4 21 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.94%) Advertising
7 7 (0.91%) Law
7 7 (0.91%) Retail
8 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.39%) Legal
10 3 (0.39%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Marketing
11 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.10%) Software Packaging
2 19 (2.46%) X-Windows
3 6 (0.78%) LDAP
3 6 (0.78%) WPF
4 5 (0.65%) .NET
5 2 (0.26%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.13%) HTML
6 1 (0.13%) Middleware
6 1 (0.13%) WAP
6 1 (0.13%) WCF
6 1 (0.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.43%) Blackberry
3 39 (5.05%) Hedge funds
4 36 (4.66%) Fat Client
4 36 (4.66%) Thin Client
5 28 (3.62%) iPhone
6 25 (3.23%) Smartphone
7 19 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.33%) Driving Licence
9 17 (2.20%) User Experience
10 14 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.68%) Minimum Viable Product
12 10 (1.29%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.91%) Clustering
14 6 (0.78%) Fintech
15 5 (0.65%) Data Centre
15 5 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.65%) iPad
16 4 (0.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 663 (85.77%) Windows
2 337 (43.60%) Windows 7
3 244 (31.57%) Windows 10
4 162 (20.96%) Windows Server
5 125 (16.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 84 (10.87%) Windows 8
7 78 (10.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 70 (9.06%) Mac OS X
9 68 (8.80%) Android
10 27 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (3.36%) Mac OS
12 25 (3.23%) Apple iOS
13 24 (3.10%) Windows XP
14 10 (1.29%) Linux
15 5 (0.65%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.26%) CentOS
17 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X Server
18 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (26.65%) ITIL
2 104 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (4.66%) ITIL V3
3 36 (4.66%) ITSM
4 34 (4.40%) Service Delivery
5 32 (4.14%) Application Packaging
5 32 (4.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 31 (4.01%) Mentoring
7 29 (3.75%) Asset Management
8 28 (3.62%) Incident Management
9 27 (3.49%) Service Management
10 24 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
10 24 (3.10%) Time Management
11 22 (2.85%) Patch Management
12 21 (2.72%) Problem Management
13 20 (2.59%) Project Management
14 17 (2.20%) Break/Fix
15 15 (1.94%) Collaborative Working
16 14 (1.81%) Customer Engagement
17 13 (1.68%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 111 (14.36%) PowerShell
2 38 (4.92%) SQL
3 20 (2.59%) VBScript
4 10 (1.29%) C
5 7 (0.91%) C#
6 5 (0.65%) VB
7 2 (0.26%) C++
7 2 (0.26%) Perl
8 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (6.34%) Security Cleared
3 47 (6.08%) MCSE
4 26 (3.36%) SC Cleared
5 24 (3.10%) MCP
6 20 (2.59%) Degree
7 17 (2.20%) MCSA
8 13 (1.68%) A+ Certification
9 11 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.29%) MCITP
11 9 (1.16%) CCNA
12 7 (0.91%) MCDST
12 7 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.65%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.52%) HND
14 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.26%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (15.01%) SLA
2 8 (1.03%) QA
3 2 (0.26%) PMO
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 417 (53.95%) Active Directory
2 89 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (8.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 27 (3.49%) BitLocker
5 22 (2.85%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 18 (2.33%) XenApp
8 17 (2.20%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.81%) vSphere
10 6 (0.78%) Firmware
11 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.52%) Xen
13 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.13%) Docker
15 1 (0.13%) UAG
15 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 177 (22.90%) SCCM
2 30 (3.88%) AirWatch
3 17 (2.20%) WSUS
4 13 (1.68%) vCenter Server
5 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.29%) DameWare
6 10 (1.29%) Perfmon
7 8 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
8 6 (0.78%) SCOM
9 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.52%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.39%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.39%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.39%) vRealize
10 3 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 394 (50.97%) Microsoft
2 158 (20.44%) Citrix
3 125 (16.17%) VMware
4 124 (16.04%) Apple
5 61 (7.89%) Cisco
6 45 (5.82%) Bloomberg
7 44 (5.69%) Ivanti
8 40 (5.17%) Intel
9 36 (4.66%) Reuters
10 35 (4.53%) HP
11 31 (4.01%) Adobe
12 25 (3.23%) Avaya
13 20 (2.59%) MobileIron
14 15 (1.94%) FactSet
14 15 (1.94%) NetApp
15 14 (1.81%) Fidessa
16 13 (1.68%) Alias
17 12 (1.55%) Dell
17 12 (1.55%) Nimble Storage
18 11 (1.42%) ServiceNow