Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 689 703
Rank change year-on-year +101 +14 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 708 604 699
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 573 573 646
UK median annual salary £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £45,000 £41,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year +1.92% -3.70% +2.86%

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 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 22 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 +65 672 £30,000 +7.14% 36
London +66 389 £33,750 +3.85% 15
UK excluding London +37 304 £26,500 +1.92% 24
South East -14 101 £27,500 +2.80% 8
North of England +37 76 £26,000 +1.96% 4
Yorkshire +44 43 £26,750 -2.73% 3
Midlands +43 43 £29,000 +52.63% 4
East of England +20 39 £26,000 - 2
North West +3 32 £24,500 -2.97% 1
South West -2 27 £24,000 -5.88% 3
West Midlands +19 24 £29,000 +9.43% 3
East Midlands +36 19 £26,000 +36.84% 1
Wales +22 10 £23,000 -19.30% 1
Scotland -6 8 £24,000 -12.73% 2
Northern Ireland -25 3 £24,500 -18.33%
North East +4 1 £22,500 -39.19%

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 620 (87.57%) Windows
2 382 (53.95%) Active Directory
3 319 (45.06%) Microsoft
4 288 (40.68%) Windows 7
5 214 (30.23%) Office 365
6 209 (29.52%) Windows 10
7 207 (29.24%) Microsoft Office
8 200 (28.25%) Finance
9 193 (27.26%) Windows Server
10 192 (27.12%) Citrix
11 178 (25.14%) PowerShell
12 176 (24.86%) SCCM
13 126 (17.80%) ITIL
14 119 (16.81%) VMware
15 109 (15.40%) Banking
16 107 (15.11%) DNS
17 103 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
18 101 (14.27%) DHCP
19 100 (14.12%) MS Exchange
20 98 (13.84%) Asset Management
21 97 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
22 85 (12.01%) Windows 8
22 85 (12.01%) TCP/IP
23 83 (11.72%) SQL
24 81 (11.44%) Investment Banking
25 78 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
26 77 (10.88%) Root Cause Analysis
27 72 (10.17%) Cisco
28 71 (10.03%) SQL Server
28 71 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification

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 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 57 (8.05%) Elasticsearch
3 31 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.54%) IIS
6 17 (2.40%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.27%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 207 (29.24%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.42%) Eikon
2 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.28%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 214 (30.23%) Office 365
2 40 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.13%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.42%) IaaS
6 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.28%) Yammer
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (15.11%) DNS
2 101 (14.27%) DHCP
3 85 (12.01%) TCP/IP
4 55 (7.77%) VPN
5 51 (7.20%) Firewall
5 51 (7.20%) LAN
6 31 (4.38%) WAN
7 25 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
7 25 (3.53%) Wireless
8 22 (3.11%) Skype
9 21 (2.97%) SAN
10 19 (2.68%) VoIP
11 15 (2.12%) NAS
12 11 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (1.27%) PBX
14 7 (0.99%) SNMP
14 7 (0.99%) VLAN
15 6 (0.85%) Internet
15 6 (0.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.28%) MySQL
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (6.78%) MSI
2 14 (1.98%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.13%) AdminStudio
4 5 (0.71%) AutoIt
4 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.42%) JIRA
6 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
General
1 200 (28.25%) Finance
2 109 (15.40%) Banking
3 81 (11.44%) Investment Banking
4 57 (8.05%) Retail Banking
5 19 (2.68%) Retail
6 12 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.85%) Advertising
10 5 (0.71%) Publishing
11 4 (0.56%) Front Office
12 3 (0.42%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.42%) Law
13 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 2 (0.28%) French Language
13 2 (0.28%) Legal
13 2 (0.28%) Marketing
13 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.14%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.65%) Software Packaging
2 20 (2.82%) .NET
3 12 (1.69%) WSH
4 7 (0.99%) Velocity
5 6 (0.85%) Web Services
5 6 (0.85%) WPF
6 5 (0.71%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.42%) WCF
7 3 (0.42%) WinForms
8 2 (0.28%) COM
8 2 (0.28%) Flash
8 2 (0.28%) REST
8 2 (0.28%) XML
8 2 (0.28%) XMPP
9 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.14%) LAMP
9 1 (0.14%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 97 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (8.19%) User Experience
3 37 (5.23%) Blackberry
3 37 (5.23%) Fat Client
3 37 (5.23%) Thin Client
4 24 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.11%) Hedge funds
6 20 (2.82%) Driving Licence
7 16 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 15 (2.12%) iPhone
9 14 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
12 7 (0.99%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.99%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.71%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.71%) RSA SecurID
14 4 (0.56%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.56%) Life Science
14 4 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 620 (87.57%) Windows
2 288 (40.68%) Windows 7
3 209 (29.52%) Windows 10
4 193 (27.26%) Windows Server
5 103 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (12.01%) Windows 8
7 78 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (5.51%) Android
9 33 (4.66%) Mac OS X
10 22 (3.11%) Windows XP
11 21 (2.97%) Linux
12 20 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (2.54%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.98%) Unix
15 13 (1.84%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.56%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
18 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (17.80%) ITIL
2 98 (13.84%) Asset Management
3 77 (10.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 64 (9.04%) Process Improvement
4 64 (9.04%) Project Management
5 59 (8.33%) Wealth Management
6 58 (8.19%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 57 (8.05%) Application Performance Management
7 57 (8.05%) Performance Analysis
7 57 (8.05%) Performance Management
7 57 (8.05%) Product Management
7 57 (8.05%) Robotic Process Automation
7 57 (8.05%) UX Design
8 50 (7.06%) Application Packaging
9 40 (5.65%) Service Delivery
10 39 (5.51%) Task Automation
11 38 (5.37%) Mobile Device Management
12 27 (3.81%) ITSM
13 26 (3.67%) Patch Management
14 25 (3.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (25.14%) PowerShell
2 83 (11.72%) SQL
3 61 (8.62%) Shell Script
4 57 (8.05%) Java
5 26 (3.67%) C#
6 19 (2.68%) Python
7 12 (1.69%) Perl
7 12 (1.69%) VBScript
8 6 (0.85%) C
8 6 (0.85%) C++
9 5 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.56%) VB
11 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.14%) PHP
12 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (7.34%) Degree
3 38 (5.37%) MCSE
4 23 (3.25%) MCP
5 21 (2.97%) MCSA
6 9 (1.27%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.99%) CCNA
7 7 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.99%) DBS Check
7 7 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.85%) MCITP
8 6 (0.85%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.71%) A+ Certification
9 5 (0.71%) MCTS
9 5 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.42%) MCDST
11 2 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 382 (53.95%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 37 (5.23%) Hyper-V
5 34 (4.80%) XenApp
6 32 (4.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 28 (3.95%) vSphere
7 28 (3.95%) XenDesktop
8 23 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.69%) Terminal Server
9 12 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.55%) BitLocker
10 11 (1.55%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.71%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 176 (24.86%) SCCM
2 14 (1.98%) Backup Exec
3 13 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (1.69%) WSUS
5 11 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (1.55%) SCOM
5 11 (1.55%) WMI
6 8 (1.13%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.71%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.56%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.42%) Malwarebytes
9 3 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.28%) DameWare
10 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.28%) vRealize
11 1 (0.14%) SCSM
11 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 319 (45.06%) Microsoft
2 192 (27.12%) Citrix
3 119 (16.81%) VMware
4 72 (10.17%) Cisco
5 57 (8.05%) Splunk
6 43 (6.07%) Apple
7 42 (5.93%) Reuters
8 40 (5.65%) HP
9 32 (4.52%) Bloomberg
9 32 (4.52%) FactSet
10 27 (3.81%) Intel
11 26 (3.67%) Dell
12 24 (3.39%) NetApp
13 18 (2.54%) Avaya
14 11 (1.55%) Adobe
15 10 (1.41%) EqualLogic
16 9 (1.27%) Lotus
16 9 (1.27%) Symantec
16 9 (1.27%) Veeam
17 7 (0.99%) McAfee