Period
to 21 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 626 696
Rank change year-on-year +61 +70 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 735 655 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 627 526 621
UK median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +1.75% +5.56%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% - -

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 160,846 169,613 187,877
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.99% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 129,629 135,934 157,885
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +67 709 £30,000 - 53
UK excluding London +106 373 £27,500 +3.77% 33
London +45 353 £35,000 +7.69% 22
South East +5 99 £28,500 +3.64% 6
North of England +41 90 £24,500 - 5
East of England +73 78 £28,500 +9.62% 6
North West +47 58 £24,000 -2.04% 1
South West +9 52 £27,000 +8.00% 8
Midlands +22 37 £28,500 +1.79% 6
Yorkshire +15 31 £28,000 +4.67% 4
West Midlands +21 26 £28,500 -0.87% 4
East Midlands -8 11 £23,000 -8.00% 2
Scotland +4 10 £30,500 +24.49% 1
Wales +11 8 £25,000 +8.70%
North East - 1 - -

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 630 (85.71%) Windows
2 387 (52.65%) Microsoft
3 360 (48.98%) Active Directory
4 305 (41.50%) Windows 7
5 298 (40.54%) Microsoft Office
6 251 (34.15%) Windows 10
7 208 (28.30%) Office 365
8 202 (27.48%) ITIL
9 192 (26.12%) Windows Server
10 175 (23.81%) Citrix
11 168 (22.86%) Finance
12 161 (21.90%) SCCM
13 141 (19.18%) MS Exchange
14 132 (17.96%) VMware
15 121 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 119 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
17 115 (15.65%) SLA
18 110 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
19 108 (14.69%) PowerShell
20 97 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
21 85 (11.56%) TCP/IP
22 84 (11.43%) DNS
23 79 (10.75%) DHCP
24 75 (10.20%) LAN
25 71 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
25 71 (9.66%) Firewall
26 66 (8.98%) Windows 8
27 58 (7.89%) Apple
28 57 (7.76%) Banking
29 56 (7.62%) Analytical Skills

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
1 141 (19.18%) MS Exchange
2 37 (5.03%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (3.54%) Skype for Business
5 24 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.27%) IIS
11 1 (0.14%) Confluence
11 1 (0.14%) Site Server
Applications
1 298 (40.54%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (6.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Eikon
2 2 (0.27%) assyst
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 208 (28.30%) Office 365
2 23 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.18%) Mimecast
4 9 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.22%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.41%) G Suite
6 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 85 (11.56%) TCP/IP
2 84 (11.43%) DNS
3 79 (10.75%) DHCP
4 75 (10.20%) LAN
5 71 (9.66%) Firewall
6 53 (7.21%) VPN
7 48 (6.53%) WAN
8 38 (5.17%) Wireless
9 28 (3.81%) Skype
10 26 (3.54%) VoIP
11 18 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
12 17 (2.31%) Unified Communications
13 16 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.36%) Internet
14 10 (1.36%) Intranet
14 10 (1.36%) SAN
14 10 (1.36%) VLAN
15 8 (1.09%) ADSL
16 7 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.27%) MySQL
3 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.14%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.14%) Power BI
4 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (3.54%) WinDbg
2 17 (2.31%) MSI
3 13 (1.77%) InstallShield
4 12 (1.63%) JIRA
5 11 (1.50%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.14%) Hudson
7 1 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 168 (22.86%) Finance
2 57 (7.76%) Banking
3 37 (5.03%) Games
4 35 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 34 (4.63%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.81%) Front Office
7 15 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.77%) Retail
9 9 (1.22%) Back Office
10 7 (0.95%) Advertising
11 5 (0.68%) Law
11 5 (0.68%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Legal
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Marketing
13 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.40%) Software Packaging
2 21 (2.86%) X-Windows
3 9 (1.22%) .NET
4 7 (0.95%) LDAP
5 6 (0.82%) Middleware
5 6 (0.82%) WPF
6 4 (0.54%) HTML
7 3 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.41%) CSS
8 2 (0.27%) XML
9 1 (0.14%) COM
9 1 (0.14%) WAP
9 1 (0.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (6.26%) Fat Client
2 46 (6.26%) Thin Client
3 34 (4.63%) Driving Licence
4 33 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.54%) iPhone
6 25 (3.40%) Hedge funds
7 24 (3.27%) User Experience
8 22 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (2.45%) Computer Science
11 16 (2.18%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.50%) Fintech
12 11 (1.50%) Mobile Computing
13 10 (1.36%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.22%) iPad
15 5 (0.68%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.54%) BYOD
16 4 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 630 (85.71%) Windows
2 305 (41.50%) Windows 7
3 251 (34.15%) Windows 10
4 192 (26.12%) Windows Server
5 121 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (8.98%) Windows 8
8 50 (6.80%) Mac OS X
9 43 (5.85%) Android
10 37 (5.03%) Apple iOS
11 22 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (2.59%) Linux
13 16 (2.18%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.63%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.68%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.54%) Unix
17 2 (0.27%) CentOS
18 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
18 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (27.48%) ITIL
2 119 (16.19%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (5.03%) Project Management
4 36 (4.90%) Incident Management
5 34 (4.63%) Asset Management
5 34 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 32 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 31 (4.22%) ITIL V3
8 28 (3.81%) Mentoring
9 25 (3.40%) Information Security
10 24 (3.27%) Problem Management
11 23 (3.13%) Patch Management
12 21 (2.86%) Application Packaging
12 21 (2.86%) ITSM
12 21 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
13 20 (2.72%) Service Delivery
14 18 (2.45%) Service Management
15 17 (2.31%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (2.31%) Migration
15 17 (2.31%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (14.69%) PowerShell
2 37 (5.03%) VBScript
3 23 (3.13%) SQL
4 6 (0.82%) C#
5 5 (0.68%) Assembly Language
5 5 (0.68%) VB
6 4 (0.54%) C
6 4 (0.54%) Perl
6 4 (0.54%) Python
6 4 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 71 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (6.12%) MCSE
3 28 (3.81%) Degree
4 26 (3.54%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.99%) MCP
6 18 (2.45%) SC Cleared
7 15 (2.04%) A+ Certification
8 14 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.77%) CCNA
10 10 (1.36%) HND
11 9 (1.22%) HNC
12 8 (1.09%) MCDST
13 7 (0.95%) MCSA
14 6 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.54%) MCITP
15 4 (0.54%) MCTS
15 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (15.65%) SLA
2 7 (0.95%) QA
3 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) GDPR
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 360 (48.98%) Active Directory
2 97 (13.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 34 (4.63%) BitLocker
5 31 (4.22%) Hyper-V
6 27 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.59%) XenApp
8 15 (2.04%) vSphere
9 12 (1.63%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.82%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.68%) Firmware
12 4 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.27%) Xen
14 2 (0.27%) XenServer
15 1 (0.14%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 161 (21.90%) SCCM
2 38 (5.17%) WSUS
3 26 (3.54%) Perfmon
4 17 (2.31%) SCOrch
5 16 (2.18%) AirWatch
5 16 (2.18%) vRealize
5 16 (2.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 14 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.22%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.09%) SCOM
9 5 (0.68%) PowerCLI
10 4 (0.54%) Ansible
10 4 (0.54%) DameWare
10 4 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.54%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.41%) Salt
11 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 387 (52.65%) Microsoft
2 175 (23.81%) Citrix
3 132 (17.96%) VMware
4 58 (7.89%) Apple
5 51 (6.94%) Bloomberg
6 39 (5.31%) Intel
7 38 (5.17%) Cisco
8 36 (4.90%) Reuters
9 33 (4.49%) Adobe
10 26 (3.54%) Ivanti
11 23 (3.13%) HP
12 17 (2.31%) Avaya
13 13 (1.77%) Dell
14 10 (1.36%) Veeam
15 9 (1.22%) ESET
15 9 (1.22%) FactSet
15 9 (1.22%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.09%) Fidessa
16 8 (1.09%) Remedy
16 8 (1.09%) Symantec