Desktop Engineer
UK

The median Desktop Engineer salary in the UK is £32,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

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

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 585 657 843
Rank change year-on-year +72 +186 -183
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 239 374 289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.36% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 218 333 244
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £25,250
25th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,000 £33,500 £31,750
Median % change year-on-year -4.48% +5.51% -3.79%
75th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,290 £29,400 £28,000
% change year-on-year -3.78% +5.00% -11.11%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,136 104,699 132,906
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 94.37% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,857 66,167 83,953
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,280 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer.

Salary trend for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Desktop Engineer over the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 17 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 22 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +80 213 £32,500 -2.99% 42
UK excluding London +53 146 £28,290 -3.78% 32
London +116 92 £38,000 -5.00% 16
South East +23 49 £30,000 +2.04% 9
Work from Home +86 36 £38,000 +15.15% 8
North of England +93 27 £27,500 +3.77% 5
North West +41 21 £27,500 - 4
South West +26 21 £29,290 +6.51% 4
Midlands +61 16 £26,000 - 5
Wales - 15 £28,290 - 3
East Midlands +18 9 £24,240 -11.85% 3
Scotland -10 9 £24,240 -25.42% 4
East of England +25 8 £27,120 -22.51% 3
West Midlands +62 7 £27,000 +3.85% 2
Yorkshire +107 5 £25,750 -29.74% 1
Northern Ireland +29 1 £35,000 -
North East +3 1 £29,500 +18.00%

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 22 February 2024, Desktop Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 189 (79.08%) Windows
2 172 (71.97%) Microsoft
3 138 (57.74%) Active Directory
4 117 (48.95%) Microsoft 365
5 80 (33.47%) Social Skills
6 77 (32.22%) Windows 10
7 73 (30.54%) Microsoft Office
8 65 (27.20%) Finance
9 56 (23.43%) ITIL
9 56 (23.43%) Azure
10 53 (22.18%) SCCM
10 53 (22.18%) Microsoft Exchange
11 51 (21.34%) Microsoft Intune
12 50 (20.92%) Driving Licence
13 46 (19.25%) Break/Fix
14 45 (18.83%) Entra ID
14 45 (18.83%) Security Cleared
15 41 (17.15%) DNS
16 39 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (15.90%) Customer Service
17 38 (15.90%) Windows 7
18 32 (13.39%) OneDrive
19 31 (12.97%) Remote Desktop
20 30 (12.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 29 (12.13%) Microsoft Excel
21 29 (12.13%) Smartphone
21 29 (12.13%) Ticket Management
22 28 (11.72%) Android
22 28 (11.72%) TCP/IP
23 27 (11.30%) SLA

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (22.18%) Microsoft Exchange
2 11 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Confluence
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.42%) IIS
4 1 (0.42%) Site Server
Applications
1 73 (30.54%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (12.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (12.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Eikon
2 1 (0.42%) Fidessa
Cloud Services
1 117 (48.95%) Microsoft 365
2 56 (23.43%) Azure
3 45 (18.83%) Entra ID
4 32 (13.39%) OneDrive
5 13 (5.44%) Mimecast
6 6 (2.51%) WhatsApp
7 2 (0.84%) AWS
7 2 (0.84%) GCP
7 2 (0.84%) Google Docs
7 2 (0.84%) Google Workspace
7 2 (0.84%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.15%) DNS
2 31 (12.97%) Remote Desktop
3 28 (11.72%) TCP/IP
4 24 (10.04%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (9.62%) LAN
6 21 (8.79%) DHCP
7 11 (4.60%) Skype
8 10 (4.18%) WAN
9 9 (3.77%) Internet
9 9 (3.77%) VPN
10 8 (3.35%) Firewall
11 7 (2.93%) Wireless
12 5 (2.09%) Ethernet
12 5 (2.09%) VoIP
13 4 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.67%) WebEx
14 3 (1.26%) Intranet
14 3 (1.26%) Telepresence
14 3 (1.26%) VLAN
15 2 (0.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.42%) MySQL
2 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.42%) JIRA
1 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (33.47%) Social Skills
2 65 (27.20%) Finance
3 27 (11.30%) Organisational Skills
4 14 (5.86%) Banking
4 14 (5.86%) Legal
5 13 (5.44%) Law
6 11 (4.60%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.35%) Automotive
8 7 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.51%) Retail
10 4 (1.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (1.26%) Back Office
11 3 (1.26%) Electronics
11 3 (1.26%) Games
11 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.26%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.67%) MFC
2 3 (1.26%) WPF
3 2 (0.84%) WinForms
4 1 (0.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.42%) CSS
4 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.92%) Driving Licence
2 29 (12.13%) Smartphone
3 12 (5.02%) iPhone
4 10 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.51%) Onboarding
7 4 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.26%) CCTV
8 3 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.84%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.84%) Digital Signage
9 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.42%) Handset
10 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.42%) Team-Oriented Environment
Operating Systems
1 189 (79.08%) Windows
2 77 (32.22%) Windows 10
3 38 (15.90%) Windows 7
4 28 (11.72%) Android
5 22 (9.21%) Windows Server
6 17 (7.11%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.77%) Mac OS
8 7 (2.93%) Mac OS X
9 6 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.51%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.67%) Linux
10 4 (1.67%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.26%) VMS
11 3 (1.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.43%) ITIL
2 46 (19.25%) Break/Fix
3 39 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (15.90%) Customer Service
5 29 (12.13%) Ticket Management
6 23 (9.62%) ITSM
7 21 (8.79%) Asset Management
8 15 (6.28%) Service Delivery
9 14 (5.86%) Mobile Device Management
9 14 (5.86%) Proactive Maintenance
9 14 (5.86%) Software Deployment
10 12 (5.02%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (5.02%) Software Testing
11 9 (3.77%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.77%) Service Management
11 9 (3.77%) Time Management
12 8 (3.35%) Change Management
12 8 (3.35%) User Experience
13 7 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (2.93%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.60%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.26%) Bash
2 3 (1.26%) C#
2 3 (1.26%) SQL
3 2 (0.84%) C
3 2 (0.84%) Python
4 1 (0.42%) C++
4 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (18.83%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.37%) Degree
3 18 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 17 (7.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (6.69%) DV Cleared
6 14 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (4.60%) CCNA
7 11 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.77%) A+ Certification
9 7 (2.93%) MCSA
9 7 (2.93%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.67%) MCDST
11 4 (1.67%) VTSP
12 3 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.26%) Master's Degree
12 3 (1.26%) MBA
12 3 (1.26%) MCITP
12 3 (1.26%) MCSE
13 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.30%) SLA
2 14 (5.86%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.77%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 138 (57.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.86%) KVM
2 14 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.02%) Firmware
4 7 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.51%) XenApp
6 5 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.26%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.84%) vSphere
8 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (22.18%) SCCM
2 51 (21.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.67%) Jamf Pro
3 4 (1.67%) PaperCut
4 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 172 (71.97%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.88%) Citrix
3 21 (8.79%) Dell
4 19 (7.95%) Apple
4 19 (7.95%) HP
5 16 (6.69%) VMware
6 15 (6.28%) ServiceNow
7 10 (4.18%) Cisco
8 8 (3.35%) Bloomberg
8 8 (3.35%) McAfee
8 8 (3.35%) MobileIron
9 4 (1.67%) Ivanti
9 4 (1.67%) Mitel
9 4 (1.67%) Sage
10 3 (1.26%) ConnectWise
10 3 (1.26%) N-able
10 3 (1.26%) Polycom
10 3 (1.26%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.84%) Okta
11 2 (0.84%) Palo Alto