Period
to 5 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 591 668 595
Rank change year-on-year +77 -73 +109
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 444 497 764
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.33% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.35% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 385 397 577
Median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +16.36%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,650 £21,250
90th Percentile £44,750 £53,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,500 £27,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year -7.27% +3.77% +6.00%

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 111,151 143,157 171,005
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.98% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 89,147 114,205 140,245
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 5 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 18 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 5 April 2020. 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 +45 416 £30,000 -2.44% 43
UK excluding London +128 266 £25,500 -7.27% 40
London +39 171 £32,500 -7.14% 6
South East +93 133 £25,500 -7.27% 15
North of England +78 47 £24,250 -6.73% 11
North West +55 32 £27,500 +10.00% 9
Midlands +42 26 £23,500 -24.19%
South West +37 26 £29,500 +7.27% 4
East Midlands +42 18 £23,500 -5.05%
East of England +28 13 £28,750 +8.49% 7
Yorkshire +50 12 £23,250 -22.50%
Scotland +40 11 £28,250 +17.71% 2
West Midlands +32 8 £29,000 -6.45%
Work from Home +16 4 £27,500 -
Channel Islands - 4 £25,000 -
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
North East - 3 £23,500 - 2
Wales 0 2 £23,000 -14.81% 1

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 359 (80.86%) Windows
2 251 (56.53%) Active Directory
3 231 (52.03%) Windows 10
4 218 (49.10%) Office 365
5 198 (44.59%) Microsoft
6 139 (31.31%) Windows 7
7 104 (23.42%) Microsoft Office
8 102 (22.97%) ITIL
9 84 (18.92%) SCCM
10 80 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
11 78 (17.57%) Break/Fix
12 72 (16.22%) SLA
13 67 (15.09%) Apple
14 65 (14.64%) Finance
15 56 (12.61%) TCP/IP
16 50 (11.26%) Citrix
17 49 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
18 48 (10.81%) Windows Server
19 43 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
19 43 (9.68%) VMware
20 42 (9.46%) PowerShell
21 39 (8.78%) Apple iOS
22 38 (8.56%) DHCP
23 37 (8.33%) A+ Certification
23 37 (8.33%) Azure
24 36 (8.11%) HP
24 36 (8.11%) MS Exchange
25 34 (7.66%) LAN
25 34 (7.66%) DNS
25 34 (7.66%) iPhone

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 36 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 19 (4.28%) Skype for Business
4 17 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.23%) IIS
Applications
1 104 (23.42%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 218 (49.10%) Office 365
2 37 (8.33%) Azure
3 15 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (0.90%) G Suite
4 4 (0.90%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (0.68%) AWS
6 2 (0.45%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.45%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.23%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 56 (12.61%) TCP/IP
2 38 (8.56%) DHCP
3 34 (7.66%) DNS
3 34 (7.66%) LAN
4 27 (6.08%) VoIP
5 26 (5.86%) VPN
6 23 (5.18%) WAN
7 22 (4.95%) Firewall
8 21 (4.73%) Remote Desktop
8 21 (4.73%) Skype
9 18 (4.05%) Wireless
10 14 (3.15%) Broadband
11 8 (1.80%) VLAN
12 6 (1.35%) Internet
13 5 (1.13%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.90%) Network Security
14 4 (0.90%) PBX
14 4 (0.90%) SMTP
14 4 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (0.45%) Power BI
3 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.13%) MSI
2 2 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 65 (14.64%) Finance
2 18 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.38%) Banking
4 10 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.25%) Retail
5 9 (2.03%) Legal
6 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.90%) Local Government
8 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.68%) Games
8 3 (0.68%) Law
8 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.45%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.35%) LDAP
2 4 (0.90%) WPF
3 1 (0.23%) Cocoa
3 1 (0.23%) Electron Framework
3 1 (0.23%) Node.js
3 1 (0.23%) ODBC
3 1 (0.23%) React Native
3 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
1 34 (7.66%) iPhone
2 32 (7.21%) Smartphone
3 23 (5.18%) Driving Licence
4 21 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (4.05%) Blackberry
5 18 (4.05%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.38%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.93%) EPoS
8 12 (2.70%) iPad
9 11 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.80%) CMDB
11 6 (1.35%) BYOD
11 6 (1.35%) NHS
12 5 (1.13%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.68%) Fat Client
14 3 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 359 (80.86%) Windows
2 231 (52.03%) Windows 10
3 139 (31.31%) Windows 7
4 48 (10.81%) Windows Server
5 43 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (8.78%) Apple iOS
7 29 (6.53%) Windows 8
8 26 (5.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 22 (4.95%) Mac OS X
10 20 (4.50%) Android
11 18 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (2.93%) Linux
13 12 (2.70%) Mac OS
14 11 (2.48%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (22.97%) ITIL
2 80 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
3 78 (17.57%) Break/Fix
4 30 (6.76%) Asset Management
5 28 (6.31%) ITSM
6 27 (6.08%) Time Management
7 26 (5.86%) Service Management
8 21 (4.73%) Mobile Device Management
9 16 (3.60%) Case Management
9 16 (3.60%) Service Delivery
10 15 (3.38%) Incident Management
10 15 (3.38%) Patch Management
10 15 (3.38%) Problem Management
11 12 (2.70%) Change Management
12 11 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (2.48%) Application Packaging
13 9 (2.03%) Information Security
13 9 (2.03%) Mentoring
14 8 (1.80%) Analytics
14 8 (1.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (9.46%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.13%) C#
2 5 (1.13%) SQL
3 3 (0.68%) Java
4 2 (0.45%) VBScript
5 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.23%) C++
5 1 (0.23%) VB
5 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (8.33%) A+ Certification
3 33 (7.43%) MCSA
4 32 (7.21%) Security Cleared
5 27 (6.08%) MCSE
6 26 (5.86%) MCP
7 19 (4.28%) SC Cleared
8 8 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (1.80%) MCITP
9 7 (1.58%) Degree
9 7 (1.58%) MCDST
10 6 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (1.13%) CCNA
11 5 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.68%) HNC
12 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.45%) GNVQ
13 2 (0.45%) HND
13 2 (0.45%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (16.22%) SLA
2 12 (2.70%) QA
3 3 (0.68%) GxP
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 251 (56.53%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.15%) BitLocker
3 14 (3.15%) Hyper-V
3 14 (3.15%) XenApp
4 12 (2.70%) XenDesktop
5 9 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 84 (18.92%) SCCM
2 15 (3.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.03%) WSUS
4 7 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.58%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (1.13%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.68%) OpenView
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.23%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.23%) SCSM
9 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 198 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 67 (15.09%) Apple
3 50 (11.26%) Citrix
4 43 (9.68%) VMware
5 36 (8.11%) HP
6 32 (7.21%) Cisco
7 28 (6.31%) Ivanti
8 21 (4.73%) ServiceNow
9 17 (3.83%) Bloomberg
10 15 (3.38%) Remedy
10 15 (3.38%) Reuters
11 13 (2.93%) Dell
11 13 (2.93%) TOWER Software
12 12 (2.70%) Sophos
13 8 (1.80%) Adobe
14 6 (1.35%) McAfee
14 6 (1.35%) Wyse
15 5 (1.13%) Google
15 5 (1.13%) Mitel
15 5 (1.13%) Symantec