The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Desktop Engineer
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 613 638
Rank change year-on-year +35 +25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 309 329 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.35% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 248 307 317
Median salary £29,000 £29,962 £26,375
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.20% +13.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,044
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £39,800
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00%  

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 85825 93705 107053
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 70199 79011 88244
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +6 283 £30,000 - 39
London +9 151 £32,500 -1.51% 17
South East +28 45 £28,000 +5.66% 5
Yorkshire +7 24 £24,000 - 4
West Yorkshire +26 19 £24,000 +9.09% 4
South West +4 18 £25,000 - 4
Hampshire +16 17 £28,000 +5.66% 1
North West -22 17 £24,500 +28.94% 2
City of London +18 16 £30,750 -6.81% 5
Leeds +15 14 £24,000 +9.09% 2
West Midlands +23 13 £28,500 +13.04% 1
Warrington -3 12 £23,250 +22.36%
Cheshire -18 12 £23,250 +22.36%
Basingstoke - 12 £28,000 -
Berkshire +12 11 £26,250 -9.48%
Reading +25 10 £27,500 +10.00%
Scotland +13 9 £25,000 -18.03%
East of England -21 9 £26,500 +1.92% 5
Wiltshire - 8 £25,000 -
Swindon - 8 £25,000 -
East Midlands +17 6 £19,000 -24.00% 1
Surrey +29 5 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Kent +12 5 £25,000 -6.54%
Bradford +4 5 £30,000 - 2
Nottingham +1 5 £19,000 -41.53%
Coventry 0 5 £29,000 +34.88% 1
Nottinghamshire -2 5 £19,000 -41.53%
Hertfordshire -22 5 £26,500 +1.92% 3
Glasgow - 5 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £25,000 -

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Desktop Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 445 (82.56%) Windows
2 304 (56.40%) Active Directory
3 224 (41.56%) Microsoft
4 186 (34.51%) Microsoft Office
5 182 (33.77%) Windows 7
6 136 (25.23%) Windows 10
7 120 (22.26%) Finance
8 108 (20.04%) SCCM
9 102 (18.92%) MS Exchange
10 96 (17.81%) LAN
10 96 (17.81%) Citrix
10 96 (17.81%) Office 365
11 90 (16.70%) Windows Server
12 87 (16.14%) ITIL
13 80 (14.84%) VMware
13 80 (14.84%) PowerShell
14 76 (14.10%) DNS
15 72 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 72 (13.36%) WAN
16 71 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 68 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
18 67 (12.43%) DHCP
19 62 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
20 59 (10.95%) Windows 8
21 55 (10.20%) TCP/IP
21 55 (10.20%) Cisco
22 54 (10.02%) Degree
23 47 (8.72%) Android
23 47 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
24 45 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 102 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 45 (8.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.23%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (1.48%) IIS
7 7 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.11%) Confluence
9 4 (0.74%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.19%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 186 (34.51%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.37%) Eikon
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 96 (17.81%) Office 365
2 18 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.56%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.37%) Dropbox
5 2 (0.37%) G Suite
5 2 (0.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 96 (17.81%) LAN
2 76 (14.10%) DNS
3 72 (13.36%) WAN
4 67 (12.43%) DHCP
5 55 (10.20%) TCP/IP
6 43 (7.98%) Firewall
7 36 (6.68%) VPN
8 30 (5.57%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (4.64%) Wireless
9 25 (4.64%) WLAN
10 19 (3.53%) VoIP
11 13 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (2.23%) Skype
13 11 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (1.48%) PBX
14 8 (1.48%) SMTP
15 7 (1.30%) IP Telephony
15 7 (1.30%) SNMP
16 6 (1.11%) HTTP
17 5 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.74%) Big Data
2 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.37%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 11 (2.04%) MSI
2 6 (1.11%) JIRA
2 6 (1.11%) NetBeans
2 6 (1.11%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.93%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.37%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 120 (22.26%) Finance
2 37 (6.86%) Banking
3 22 (4.08%) Retail
4 16 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.23%) Retail Banking
7 11 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.86%) Games
9 7 (1.30%) Back Office
10 6 (1.11%) Publishing
11 4 (0.74%) Legal
11 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.74%) Military
12 3 (0.56%) Law
13 2 (0.37%) Local Government
14 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.04%) Software Packaging
2 8 (1.48%) WPF
3 6 (1.11%) RESTful
4 4 (0.74%) ODBC
5 2 (0.37%) .NET
5 2 (0.37%) WCF
6 1 (0.19%) CSS
6 1 (0.19%) HTML
6 1 (0.19%) JSP
6 1 (0.19%) LAMP
6 1 (0.19%) Mason
6 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.75%) Blackberry
2 31 (5.75%) Fat Client
2 31 (5.75%) Thin Client
3 26 (4.82%) Hedge funds
4 20 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.53%) User Experience
6 16 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.97%) iPhone
7 15 (2.78%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.41%) Driving Licence
9 11 (2.04%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.48%) Mobile Computing
11 7 (1.30%) EPoS
11 7 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.11%) RSA SecurID
13 4 (0.74%) Robotics
14 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 445 (82.56%) Windows
2 182 (33.77%) Windows 7
3 136 (25.23%) Windows 10
4 90 (16.70%) Windows Server
5 72 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (13.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (10.95%) Windows 8
8 47 (8.72%) Android
9 42 (7.79%) Mac OS X
10 31 (5.75%) Apple iOS
11 21 (3.90%) Linux
11 21 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (2.60%) Mac OS
12 14 (2.60%) Windows XP
13 7 (1.30%) Unix
14 5 (0.93%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.74%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (16.14%) ITIL
2 33 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
3 27 (5.01%) Mobile Device Management
4 18 (3.34%) Service Management
4 18 (3.34%) Software Engineering
5 17 (3.15%) Service Delivery
5 17 (3.15%) Software Deployment
6 16 (2.97%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 16 (2.97%) Process Improvement
7 15 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 15 (2.78%) Project Management
8 14 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (2.60%) Configuration Management
8 14 (2.60%) ITSM
9 13 (2.41%) Change Management
9 13 (2.41%) Ticket Management
10 12 (2.23%) Application Performance Management
10 12 (2.23%) Case Management
10 12 (2.23%) Performance Analysis
10 12 (2.23%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 80 (14.84%) PowerShell
2 32 (5.94%) SQL
3 22 (4.08%) Java
4 15 (2.78%) C++
4 15 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 12 (2.23%) C#
6 11 (2.04%) VB
7 9 (1.67%) Python
8 8 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.11%) C
10 4 (0.74%) VBScript
11 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
11 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (10.02%) Degree
3 41 (7.61%) MCSE
4 40 (7.42%) Security Cleared
5 37 (6.86%) SC Cleared
6 28 (5.19%) MCP
7 10 (1.86%) MCSA
8 9 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.74%) CCNA
11 4 (0.74%) MCDST
11 4 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.56%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.56%) MCTS
13 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.37%) MCITP
13 2 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 304 (56.40%) Active Directory
2 62 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.42%) Hyper-V
4 36 (6.68%) XenApp
5 27 (5.01%) XenDesktop
6 16 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (1.86%) vSphere
9 6 (1.11%) Docker
9 6 (1.11%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 108 (20.04%) SCCM
2 24 (4.45%) Backup Exec
3 17 (3.15%) SCOM
4 13 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (2.23%) WSUS
6 10 (1.86%) AirWatch
7 7 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.93%) Malwarebytes
8 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.93%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.37%) DameWare
10 2 (0.37%) SCSM
11 1 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 224 (41.56%) Microsoft
2 96 (17.81%) Citrix
3 80 (14.84%) VMware
4 55 (10.20%) Cisco
5 32 (5.94%) Intel
6 30 (5.57%) Apple
7 24 (4.45%) Symantec
8 19 (3.53%) HP
9 18 (3.34%) Reuters
10 17 (3.15%) Bloomberg
11 15 (2.78%) Dell
11 15 (2.78%) Remedy
12 12 (2.23%) Splunk
13 10 (1.86%) Avaya
14 9 (1.67%) McAfee
15 8 (1.48%) NetApp
16 7 (1.30%) Barracuda Networks
16 7 (1.30%) MobileIron
17 6 (1.11%) LANDesk
17 6 (1.11%) Veritas
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