Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 562 612 696
Rank change year-on-year +50 +84 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 725 695 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.41% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 598 552 564
UK median annual salary £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £22,300 £22,500 £20,325
90th Percentile £60,750 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,500 £26,500 £25,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +3.92% -5.56%

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 153,459 171,422 178,550
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.03% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 123,266 137,855 149,075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +3.66%

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 14 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 10 December 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 +55 709 £31,000 +3.33% 58
London +56 361 £36,000 +7.46% 23
UK excluding London +92 354 £27,500 +3.77% 39
South East +40 112 £27,500 - 8
North of England +36 90 £24,750 -7.48% 7
East of England +48 66 £27,500 +4.76% 3
North West +44 65 £24,500 - 3
South West +21 42 £28,500 +18.75% 10
Midlands +26 39 £31,000 +7.83% 7
West Midlands +39 29 £31,000 +6.90% 4
Yorkshire +22 25 £28,000 +1.82% 2
East Midlands -4 10 £23,672 -13.13% 3
Scotland +4 6 £30,500 +27.08% 4
Wales -5 1 £25,000 +8.70%

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 614 (84.69%) Windows
2 385 (53.10%) Microsoft
3 376 (51.86%) Active Directory
4 287 (39.59%) Microsoft Office
5 271 (37.38%) Windows 10
6 262 (36.14%) Windows 7
7 223 (30.76%) ITIL
8 211 (29.10%) Office 365
9 187 (25.79%) Windows Server
10 166 (22.90%) SCCM
11 165 (22.76%) Citrix
12 158 (21.79%) Finance
13 147 (20.28%) VMware
14 143 (19.72%) MS Exchange
15 131 (18.07%) Problem-Solving
16 120 (16.55%) SLA
17 116 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 116 (16.00%) PowerShell
18 109 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 101 (13.93%) Windows Server 2008
20 99 (13.66%) TCP/IP
21 85 (11.72%) DNS
22 83 (11.45%) DHCP
23 80 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
24 75 (10.34%) LAN
25 74 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
26 72 (9.93%) Firewall
27 71 (9.79%) Banking
28 63 (8.69%) Driving Licence
29 61 (8.41%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 143 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 33 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.72%) Skype for Business
4 26 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.69%) IIS
8 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.28%) Confluence
9 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 287 (39.59%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (8.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) Eikon
2 2 (0.28%) assyst
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 211 (29.10%) Office 365
2 40 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.38%) Mimecast
4 10 (1.38%) OneDrive
5 7 (0.97%) SaaS
6 6 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.83%) G Suite
7 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.28%) IaaS
10 1 (0.14%) PaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 99 (13.66%) TCP/IP
2 85 (11.72%) DNS
3 83 (11.45%) DHCP
4 75 (10.34%) LAN
5 72 (9.93%) Firewall
6 52 (7.17%) WAN
7 40 (5.52%) VPN
8 29 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
9 28 (3.86%) Wireless
10 27 (3.72%) Skype
11 24 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (3.03%) VoIP
13 16 (2.21%) Unified Communications
14 11 (1.52%) Intranet
15 10 (1.38%) Internet
15 10 (1.38%) VLAN
16 9 (1.24%) WLAN
17 8 (1.10%) 3G
17 8 (1.10%) NetScaler
18 7 (0.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.14%) MySQL
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (4.28%) WinDbg
2 22 (3.03%) MSI
3 9 (1.24%) JIRA
4 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.14%) Hudson
5 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 158 (21.79%) Finance
2 71 (9.79%) Banking
3 42 (5.79%) Investment Banking
4 33 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.59%) Front Office
6 20 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.21%) Games
8 13 (1.79%) Retail
9 10 (1.38%) Advertising
9 10 (1.38%) Back Office
10 9 (1.24%) Publishing
11 6 (0.83%) Law
12 5 (0.69%) Japanese Language
13 4 (0.55%) Legal
14 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.14%) Electronics
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
15 1 (0.14%) Marketing
15 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.03%) Software Packaging
2 15 (2.07%) X-Windows
3 10 (1.38%) .NET
3 10 (1.38%) WPF
4 7 (0.97%) Web Services
5 6 (0.83%) Middleware
6 3 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.41%) CSS
6 3 (0.41%) HTML
7 2 (0.28%) RESTful
7 2 (0.28%) SOAP
7 2 (0.28%) XML
8 1 (0.14%) LDAP
8 1 (0.14%) SAML
8 1 (0.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.69%) Driving Licence
3 57 (7.86%) Fat Client
3 57 (7.86%) Thin Client
4 33 (4.55%) User Experience
5 29 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 28 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (2.34%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.07%) iPhone
9 14 (1.93%) Blackberry
9 14 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.79%) Fintech
11 11 (1.52%) Mobile Computing
12 7 (0.97%) BYOD
12 7 (0.97%) NHS
12 7 (0.97%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.83%) iPad
13 6 (0.83%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 614 (84.69%) Windows
2 271 (37.38%) Windows 10
3 262 (36.14%) Windows 7
4 187 (25.79%) Windows Server
5 116 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 101 (13.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (7.17%) Windows 8
8 49 (6.76%) Apple iOS
9 42 (5.79%) Android
10 37 (5.10%) Mac OS X
11 35 (4.83%) Linux
12 20 (2.76%) Mac OS
13 17 (2.34%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.79%) Unix
15 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.14%) Debian
17 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (30.76%) ITIL
2 131 (18.07%) Problem-Solving
3 48 (6.62%) Root Cause Analysis
4 46 (6.34%) Asset Management
5 41 (5.66%) Service Management
6 38 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 36 (4.97%) Project Management
8 30 (4.14%) Incident Management
8 30 (4.14%) ITIL V3
9 29 (4.00%) Security Patching
10 26 (3.59%) Break/Fix
10 26 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (3.45%) Analytical Thinking
12 24 (3.31%) Patch Management
13 23 (3.17%) Information Security
14 22 (3.03%) Application Packaging
14 22 (3.03%) Mentoring
15 21 (2.90%) Time Management
16 20 (2.76%) Problem Management
16 20 (2.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 116 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 38 (5.24%) VBScript
3 19 (2.62%) SQL
4 10 (1.38%) C#
5 8 (1.10%) Python
6 7 (0.97%) C
7 5 (0.69%) Assembly Language
8 3 (0.41%) Java
8 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.41%) Perl
8 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.41%) VB
9 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (5.79%) MCSE
3 30 (4.14%) Security Cleared
4 27 (3.72%) MCP
5 26 (3.59%) Degree
6 25 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.34%) MCSA
8 15 (2.07%) HNC
9 14 (1.93%) A+ Certification
9 14 (1.93%) MCDST
10 13 (1.79%) CCNA
10 13 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (1.79%) HND
11 8 (1.10%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.97%) MCTS
13 6 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
16 2 (0.28%) CCNP
16 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (16.55%) SLA
2 10 (1.38%) GDPR
3 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.55%) QA
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 376 (51.86%) Active Directory
2 109 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (4.41%) BitLocker
5 27 (3.72%) Hyper-V
6 25 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (3.31%) XenApp
8 13 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.66%) vSphere
10 10 (1.38%) VMware Server
11 9 (1.24%) Firmware
11 9 (1.24%) XenServer
12 8 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.28%) Xen
15 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 166 (22.90%) SCCM
2 53 (7.31%) WSUS
3 31 (4.28%) Perfmon
4 28 (3.86%) SCOrch
5 26 (3.59%) vRealize
5 26 (3.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 15 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (1.79%) AirWatch
8 10 (1.38%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.38%) SCOM
9 7 (0.97%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (0.69%) PowerCLI
11 4 (0.55%) MaaS360
11 4 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.41%) Ansible
12 3 (0.41%) DameWare
12 3 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.41%) Salt
13 2 (0.28%) Nessus
13 2 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 385 (53.10%) Microsoft
2 165 (22.76%) Citrix
3 147 (20.28%) VMware
4 53 (7.31%) Bloomberg
5 50 (6.90%) Cisco
6 45 (6.21%) Apple
6 45 (6.21%) Intel
7 36 (4.97%) HP
7 36 (4.97%) Reuters
8 22 (3.03%) Ivanti
9 20 (2.76%) Adobe
10 17 (2.34%) Remedy
11 16 (2.21%) Sophos
12 15 (2.07%) Dell
13 13 (1.79%) Fidessa
14 12 (1.66%) FactSet
15 9 (1.24%) Veeam
15 9 (1.24%) Wyse
16 8 (1.10%) McAfee
17 7 (0.97%) Symantec