Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 693 699
Rank change year-on-year +88 +6 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 701 594 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 565 564 654
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £21,850 £21,075 £21,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year +1.92% -3.70% +1.89%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 16 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 20 November 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 +80 666 £30,000 +7.14% 35
London +70 385 £33,250 +2.31% 15
UK excluding London +31 302 £26,500 +1.92% 22
South East -18 99 £27,500 +1.85% 8
North of England +54 76 £26,000 +1.96% 3
Yorkshire +33 43 £26,750 -2.73% 2
Midlands +24 42 £29,000 +52.63% 3
East of England +10 40 £26,250 +0.96% 1
North West +14 32 £24,500 -2.00% 1
South West -2 27 £24,000 -5.88% 5
West Midlands +22 23 £29,000 +9.43% 2
East Midlands +24 19 £26,000 +36.84% 1
Wales +21 10 £23,000 -19.30%
Scotland -12 8 £24,000 -12.73% 2
Northern Ireland -29 3 £24,500 -18.33%
North East -5 1 £22,500 -39.19%

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 615 (87.73%) Windows
2 377 (53.78%) Active Directory
3 317 (45.22%) Microsoft
4 285 (40.66%) Windows 7
5 208 (29.67%) Office 365
6 206 (29.39%) Windows 10
6 206 (29.39%) Microsoft Office
7 197 (28.10%) Finance
8 189 (26.96%) Windows Server
9 187 (26.68%) Citrix
10 174 (24.82%) PowerShell
11 170 (24.25%) SCCM
12 124 (17.69%) ITIL
13 117 (16.69%) VMware
14 108 (15.41%) Banking
15 102 (14.55%) DNS
16 100 (14.27%) MS Exchange
17 99 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
18 97 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
18 97 (13.84%) DHCP
19 96 (13.69%) Asset Management
20 86 (12.27%) Windows 8
21 82 (11.70%) SQL
22 81 (11.55%) TCP/IP
23 80 (11.41%) Investment Banking
24 77 (10.98%) Root Cause Analysis
24 77 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
25 72 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
26 71 (10.13%) SQL Server
27 70 (9.99%) Cisco

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 (14.27%) MS Exchange
2 57 (8.13%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (3.00%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.57%) IIS
6 17 (2.43%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.28%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 206 (29.39%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.43%) Eikon
2 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.29%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 208 (29.67%) Office 365
2 39 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.00%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.43%) IaaS
6 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.29%) Yammer
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 102 (14.55%) DNS
2 97 (13.84%) DHCP
3 81 (11.55%) TCP/IP
4 55 (7.85%) VPN
5 51 (7.28%) LAN
6 50 (7.13%) Firewall
7 31 (4.42%) WAN
8 25 (3.57%) Wireless
9 24 (3.42%) Remote Desktop
10 22 (3.14%) Skype
11 21 (3.00%) SAN
12 18 (2.57%) VoIP
13 15 (2.14%) NAS
14 10 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (1.28%) PBX
16 7 (1.00%) SMTP
16 7 (1.00%) SNMP
16 7 (1.00%) VLAN
17 6 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.29%) MySQL
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (6.56%) MSI
2 14 (2.00%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.14%) AdminStudio
4 5 (0.71%) AutoIt
4 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.29%) JIRA
6 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
General
1 197 (28.10%) Finance
2 108 (15.41%) Banking
3 80 (11.41%) Investment Banking
4 57 (8.13%) Retail Banking
5 19 (2.71%) Retail
6 12 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.71%) Advertising
9 5 (0.71%) Publishing
10 3 (0.43%) Front Office
10 3 (0.43%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.43%) Law
11 2 (0.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) French Language
11 2 (0.29%) Legal
11 2 (0.29%) Marketing
11 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.42%) Software Packaging
2 20 (2.85%) .NET
3 12 (1.71%) WSH
4 7 (1.00%) WPF
5 6 (0.86%) Velocity
5 6 (0.86%) Web Services
6 5 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.57%) WCF
8 3 (0.43%) WinForms
9 2 (0.29%) COM
9 2 (0.29%) Flash
9 2 (0.29%) REST
9 2 (0.29%) XML
9 2 (0.29%) XMPP
10 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.14%) LAMP
10 1 (0.14%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 97 (13.84%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (8.27%) User Experience
3 36 (5.14%) Blackberry
4 35 (4.99%) Fat Client
4 35 (4.99%) Thin Client
5 24 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.14%) Hedge funds
7 20 (2.85%) Driving Licence
8 16 (2.28%) Data Centre
9 15 (2.14%) iPhone
10 13 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.14%) Mobile Computing
13 7 (1.00%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.00%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.71%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.71%) RSA SecurID
15 4 (0.57%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.57%) Life Science
16 3 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 615 (87.73%) Windows
2 285 (40.66%) Windows 7
3 206 (29.39%) Windows 10
4 189 (26.96%) Windows Server
5 99 (14.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (12.27%) Windows 8
7 77 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (5.71%) Android
9 34 (4.85%) Mac OS X
10 22 (3.14%) Windows XP
11 21 (3.00%) Linux
12 20 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (2.71%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.00%) Unix
15 12 (1.71%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.71%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.57%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
19 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
19 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (17.69%) ITIL
2 96 (13.69%) Asset Management
3 77 (10.98%) Root Cause Analysis
4 64 (9.13%) Process Improvement
4 64 (9.13%) Project Management
5 59 (8.42%) Wealth Management
6 58 (8.27%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 57 (8.13%) Application Performance Management
7 57 (8.13%) Performance Analysis
7 57 (8.13%) Performance Management
7 57 (8.13%) Product Management
7 57 (8.13%) Robotic Process Automation
7 57 (8.13%) UX Design
8 48 (6.85%) Application Packaging
9 39 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 37 (5.28%) Mobile Device Management
10 37 (5.28%) Task Automation
11 26 (3.71%) Patch Management
12 25 (3.57%) ITSM
13 24 (3.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (24.82%) PowerShell
2 82 (11.70%) SQL
3 61 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 57 (8.13%) Java
5 27 (3.85%) C#
6 19 (2.71%) Python
7 12 (1.71%) Perl
8 11 (1.57%) VBScript
9 7 (1.00%) C++
10 6 (0.86%) C
11 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.57%) VB
13 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.14%) PHP
14 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (7.13%) Degree
3 39 (5.56%) MCSE
4 23 (3.28%) MCP
5 20 (2.85%) MCSA
6 8 (1.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.00%) CCNA
7 7 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.00%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.71%) A+ Certification
8 5 (0.71%) MCITP
8 5 (0.71%) MCTS
8 5 (0.71%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.43%) MCDST
10 2 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 377 (53.78%) Active Directory
2 67 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (7.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 36 (5.14%) Hyper-V
5 34 (4.85%) XenApp
6 32 (4.56%) Virtual Desktop
7 28 (3.99%) vSphere
8 26 (3.71%) XenDesktop
9 23 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.57%) BitLocker
11 11 (1.57%) DFS Replication
11 11 (1.57%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.71%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 170 (24.25%) SCCM
2 14 (2.00%) Backup Exec
3 13 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (1.71%) WSUS
5 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (1.57%) SCOM
5 11 (1.57%) WMI
6 8 (1.14%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.71%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.57%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.43%) Malwarebytes
9 3 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.29%) DameWare
10 2 (0.29%) vRealize
11 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 317 (45.22%) Microsoft
2 187 (26.68%) Citrix
3 117 (16.69%) VMware
4 70 (9.99%) Cisco
5 57 (8.13%) Splunk
6 43 (6.13%) Apple
7 39 (5.56%) HP
7 39 (5.56%) Reuters
8 31 (4.42%) Bloomberg
9 30 (4.28%) FactSet
10 27 (3.85%) Intel
11 25 (3.57%) Dell
12 24 (3.42%) NetApp
13 18 (2.57%) Avaya
14 11 (1.57%) Adobe
15 10 (1.43%) EqualLogic
15 10 (1.43%) Symantec
16 9 (1.28%) Lotus
16 9 (1.28%) Veeam
17 7 (1.00%) Remedy