The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 626 615 593
Rank change year-on-year -11 -22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 232 359 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.36% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 200 337 368
Median salary £27,500 £28,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.78% -1.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% -1.85%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 28 March 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 28 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 -5 222 £27,500 -1.78% 17
London +24 112 £32,500 +4.83% 8
South East +25 42 £23,000 -13.20% 4
East of England +3 20 £25,000 -5.66%
South West +26 18 £25,000 -5.66% 4
Surrey +49 16 £21,000 -34.37% 3
City of London +32 16 £45,000 +38.46% 4
Hampshire +13 11 £25,000 -5.66% 1
North West -23 11 £21,000 -10.63%
Guildford +35 9 £21,000 -31.70% 1
Watford +1 9 £25,000 -3.84%
Hertfordshire -3 9 £25,000 -5.66%
Basingstoke - 9 £25,000 -
West Midlands +37 7 £26,500 +10.41%
East Midlands +9 7 £22,250 -32.38% 1
Cheshire +6 7 £19,000 -
Leeds +26 6 - -
Yorkshire +26 6 - -
West Yorkshire +24 6 - -
Warrington +10 6 £19,000 -
Wiltshire +21 5 £25,000 +3.09%
Swindon +18 5 £25,000 -
Milton Keynes +13 5 £23,250 -3.12%
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £23,250 +1.08%
Bristol +5 5 £26,500 +12.76% 2
Oxfordshire +2 4 £42,500 +70.00%
Gloucestershire +1 4 £25,000 -16.66%
Gloucester - 4 £25,000 -
Scotland +19 3 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Bedfordshire +18 3 £26,500 -25.35%

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 441 (83.84%) Windows
2 320 (60.84%) Active Directory
3 230 (43.73%) Microsoft
4 195 (37.07%) MS Office
5 180 (34.22%) Windows 7
6 123 (23.38%) MS Excel
7 115 (21.86%) Windows 10
8 103 (19.58%) Office 365
9 96 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 94 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 92 (17.49%) Finance
12 91 (17.30%) SCCM
13 90 (17.11%) VMware
14 89 (16.92%) MS Exchange
14 89 (16.92%) Windows Server
15 88 (16.73%) TCP/IP
15 88 (16.73%) ITIL
16 80 (15.21%) LAN
17 75 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 74 (14.07%) Windows 8
19 68 (12.93%) Citrix
20 67 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
21 64 (12.17%) PowerShell
22 63 (11.98%) WAN
23 61 (11.60%) DNS
23 61 (11.60%) Firewall
24 55 (10.46%) Apple
24 55 (10.46%) Thin Client
24 55 (10.46%) Fat Client
25 54 (10.27%) Intel

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 89 (16.92%) MS Exchange
2 40 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 19 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.90%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.14%) Confluence
9 5 (0.95%) IIS
10 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.19%) Apache
12 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 195 (37.07%) MS Office
2 123 (23.38%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.76%) MS Project
4 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.57%) Eikon
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 103 (19.58%) Office 365
2 37 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.57%) Dropbox
4 3 (0.57%) SaaS
5 2 (0.38%) G Suite
6 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 88 (16.73%) TCP/IP
2 80 (15.21%) LAN
3 63 (11.98%) WAN
4 61 (11.60%) DNS
4 61 (11.60%) Firewall
5 43 (8.17%) DHCP
6 31 (5.89%) VPN
7 26 (4.94%) Wireless
8 23 (4.37%) VoIP
9 18 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (3.42%) WLAN
10 17 (3.23%) Internet
11 15 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (2.66%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (2.28%) IP Telephony
14 10 (1.90%) Skype
15 6 (1.14%) HTTP
15 6 (1.14%) SAN
16 4 (0.76%) Network Security
16 4 (0.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.57%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (3.61%) MSI
2 6 (1.14%) JIRA
2 6 (1.14%) NetBeans
2 6 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.57%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) Selenium
4 1 (0.19%) Subversion
4 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 92 (17.49%) Finance
2 23 (4.37%) Banking
3 10 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.52%) Retail
5 6 (1.14%) Games
6 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.76%) Back Office
7 4 (0.76%) Legal
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
8 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) Local Government
9 2 (0.38%) Marketing
9 2 (0.38%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.04%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.14%) RESTful
3 4 (0.76%) REST
3 4 (0.76%) SOAP
3 4 (0.76%) Web Services
3 4 (0.76%) WPF
4 2 (0.38%) .NET
5 1 (0.19%) CSS
5 1 (0.19%) HTML
5 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.46%) Fat Client
1 55 (10.46%) Thin Client
2 29 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.94%) Hedge funds
4 21 (3.99%) iPhone
5 18 (3.42%) Driving Licence
5 18 (3.42%) User Experience
6 17 (3.23%) Blackberry
7 13 (2.47%) Smartphone
8 10 (1.90%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.71%) iPad
10 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.95%) Biotechnology
12 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.76%) EPoS
12 4 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.76%) Wiki
13 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 441 (83.84%) Windows
2 180 (34.22%) Windows 7
3 115 (21.86%) Windows 10
4 96 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (17.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (16.92%) Windows Server
7 74 (14.07%) Windows 8
8 53 (10.08%) Mac OS X
9 37 (7.03%) Linux
10 34 (6.46%) Android
11 30 (5.70%) Windows XP
12 29 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (3.80%) Apple iOS
14 12 (2.28%) Mac OS
15 11 (2.09%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.95%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.38%) Unix
17 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.73%) ITIL
2 17 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
3 16 (3.04%) Service Management
4 13 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (2.47%) Service Delivery
5 12 (2.28%) Software Distribution
6 11 (2.09%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (2.09%) Software Engineering
7 10 (1.90%) Incident Management
8 9 (1.71%) ITIL V3
9 8 (1.52%) B2B
9 8 (1.52%) Change Management
9 8 (1.52%) Configuration Management
9 8 (1.52%) PRINCE2
10 7 (1.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 7 (1.33%) OO
10 7 (1.33%) OOD
10 7 (1.33%) Patch Management
10 7 (1.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (1.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 64 (12.17%) PowerShell
2 11 (2.09%) C++
2 11 (2.09%) SQL
3 8 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 8 (1.52%) Python
4 7 (1.33%) C
4 7 (1.33%) Java
5 5 (0.95%) C#
6 3 (0.57%) VB
6 3 (0.57%) VBScript
7 1 (0.19%) Perl
7 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (14.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (7.60%) Degree
2 40 (7.60%) Security Cleared
3 37 (7.03%) MCP
4 35 (6.65%) MCSE
5 30 (5.70%) SC Cleared
6 21 (3.99%) MCSA
7 10 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.71%) MCDST
9 8 (1.52%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.52%) MCITP
10 6 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.95%) CCNA
12 4 (0.76%) MCTS
13 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.38%) CCNP
14 2 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.19%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.89%) SLA
2 4 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 320 (60.84%) Active Directory
2 67 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (9.70%) Hyper-V
4 35 (6.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (4.56%) XenApp
6 23 (4.37%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (1.14%) Docker
9 6 (1.14%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.38%) Firmware
11 2 (0.38%) vSphere
12 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 91 (17.30%) SCCM
2 15 (2.85%) Backup Exec
3 10 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.33%) AirWatch
5 7 (1.33%) Jamf Pro
5 7 (1.33%) SCOM
5 7 (1.33%) WSUS
6 4 (0.76%) DameWare
7 3 (0.57%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.19%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 230 (43.73%) Microsoft
2 90 (17.11%) VMware
3 68 (12.93%) Citrix
4 55 (10.46%) Apple
5 54 (10.27%) Intel
6 45 (8.56%) Cisco
7 26 (4.94%) Bloomberg
8 25 (4.75%) Reuters
9 21 (3.99%) HP
9 21 (3.99%) Symantec
10 20 (3.80%) Dell
11 10 (1.90%) Intel Security
11 10 (1.90%) Polycom
12 9 (1.71%) Mitel
13 8 (1.52%) Barracuda Networks
13 8 (1.52%) Google
13 8 (1.52%) IBM
13 8 (1.52%) NetApp
13 8 (1.52%) Sophos
14 7 (1.33%) LANDesk
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