Period
to 20 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 586 696 711
Rank change year-on-year +110 +15 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 757 545 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 571 501 621
UK median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £27,001
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% +1.85% -5.26%
10th Percentile £21,600 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £48,750 £40,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +6.00% -5.66% -1.85%

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 170,110 168,598 202,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.48% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 139,266 140,109 169,391
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 15 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 February 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 +98 721 £32,500 +18.18% 64
London +107 427 £37,500 +15.38% 23
UK excluding London +13 316 £26,500 +6.00% 45
South East -16 102 £27,500 +10.00% 15
East of England +36 70 £26,500 +3.92% 9
North of England +4 53 £25,250 +2.02% 4
Midlands +26 39 £29,000 +16.00% 8
North West -6 39 £27,500 +39.24% 2
South West -12 34 £25,000 - 5
East Midlands +22 22 £30,000 +57.89% 1
West Midlands +4 17 £28,500 +14.00% 7
Yorkshire +15 11 £24,500 -12.50% 2
Wales +14 11 £22,500 -21.05% 2
Scotland -32 8 £33,500 +21.82% 2
North East -18 3 £25,500 -38.55%

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 663 (87.58%) Windows
2 416 (54.95%) Active Directory
3 344 (45.44%) Microsoft
4 312 (41.22%) Windows 7
5 251 (33.16%) Windows 10
6 243 (32.10%) Office 365
7 241 (31.84%) Microsoft Office
8 207 (27.34%) SCCM
9 206 (27.21%) Finance
10 185 (24.44%) Windows Server
11 168 (22.19%) Citrix
12 166 (21.93%) ITIL
13 164 (21.66%) PowerShell
14 148 (19.55%) VMware
15 107 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 106 (14.00%) Microsoft App-V
16 106 (14.00%) Apple
17 104 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
18 100 (13.21%) SLA
19 97 (12.81%) Windows Server 2008
20 91 (12.02%) DNS
21 87 (11.49%) DHCP
22 84 (11.10%) TCP/IP
23 78 (10.30%) Asset Management
24 76 (10.04%) Banking
25 75 (9.91%) MSI
26 72 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
27 71 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
28 68 (8.98%) Fat Client
28 68 (8.98%) Thin Client

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 64 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 29 (3.83%) IIS
3 15 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.40%) Confluence
12 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.13%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 241 (31.84%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.06%) Eikon
2 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.13%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 243 (32.10%) Office 365
2 40 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.92%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.40%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.26%) G Suite
6 2 (0.26%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 91 (12.02%) DNS
2 87 (11.49%) DHCP
3 84 (11.10%) TCP/IP
4 55 (7.27%) LAN
5 50 (6.61%) Firewall
6 43 (5.68%) WAN
7 36 (4.76%) VPN
8 28 (3.70%) SAN
9 25 (3.30%) Remote Desktop
10 24 (3.17%) NAS
11 19 (2.51%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (1.98%) Wireless
14 14 (1.85%) VoIP
15 13 (1.72%) Skype
16 9 (1.19%) VLAN
17 6 (0.79%) DSL
17 6 (0.79%) MPLS
18 5 (0.66%) ADSL
18 5 (0.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.26%) MySQL
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 75 (9.91%) MSI
2 7 (0.92%) InstallShield
3 6 (0.79%) JIRA
4 4 (0.53%) AdminStudio
4 4 (0.53%) WinDbg
5 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 206 (27.21%) Finance
2 76 (10.04%) Banking
3 46 (6.08%) Investment Banking
4 19 (2.51%) Retail
5 17 (2.25%) Advertising
6 15 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.85%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.72%) Front Office
9 10 (1.32%) Games
10 9 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.06%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.79%) Law
13 3 (0.40%) Back Office
13 3 (0.40%) Legal
14 2 (0.26%) Billing
14 2 (0.26%) French Language
14 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.26%) Marketing
14 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.40%) Software Packaging
2 24 (3.17%) .NET
3 11 (1.45%) WSH
4 7 (0.92%) WPF
5 5 (0.66%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.53%) Velocity
7 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.40%) COM
7 3 (0.40%) WCF
7 3 (0.40%) Web Services
8 2 (0.26%) REST
8 2 (0.26%) XML
8 2 (0.26%) XMPP
9 1 (0.13%) LDAP
9 1 (0.13%) WinForms
9 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (8.98%) Fat Client
2 68 (8.98%) Thin Client
3 49 (6.47%) Blackberry
4 31 (4.10%) Hedge funds
5 30 (3.96%) User Experience
6 21 (2.77%) iPhone
7 17 (2.25%) Smartphone
8 15 (1.98%) Driving Licence
9 13 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.72%) Minimum Viable Product
10 12 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
12 9 (1.19%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.92%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.66%) NHS
15 5 (0.66%) PDA
16 4 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 663 (87.58%) Windows
2 312 (41.22%) Windows 7
3 251 (33.16%) Windows 10
4 185 (24.44%) Windows Server
5 107 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 97 (12.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (8.32%) Android
8 57 (7.53%) Windows 8
9 50 (6.61%) Mac OS X
10 28 (3.70%) Mac OS
11 17 (2.25%) Windows XP
12 16 (2.11%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (1.59%) Linux
15 9 (1.19%) Unix
16 5 (0.66%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.53%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
19 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
19 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (21.93%) ITIL
2 78 (10.30%) Asset Management
3 55 (7.27%) Application Packaging
3 55 (7.27%) Task Automation
4 43 (5.68%) Service Delivery
5 36 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 35 (4.62%) ITSM
6 35 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
7 31 (4.10%) Patch Management
8 29 (3.83%) Migration
9 28 (3.70%) ITIL V3
10 27 (3.57%) Service Management
11 26 (3.43%) Problem Management
11 26 (3.43%) Project Management
12 23 (3.04%) Time Management
13 21 (2.77%) Process Improvement
14 18 (2.38%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 18 (2.38%) Incident Management
15 17 (2.25%) Break/Fix
16 16 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 164 (21.66%) PowerShell
2 47 (6.21%) SQL
3 27 (3.57%) C#
4 16 (2.11%) Shell Script
4 16 (2.11%) VBScript
5 14 (1.85%) Java
5 14 (1.85%) Perl
6 13 (1.72%) Python
7 8 (1.06%) C
8 5 (0.66%) C++
9 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.26%) VB
11 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 36 (4.76%) MCSE
4 33 (4.36%) Degree
5 21 (2.77%) MCP
6 20 (2.64%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.25%) MCSA
8 10 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.06%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.06%) MCITP
10 6 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (0.66%) CCNA
11 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.66%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.53%) MCDST
13 3 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.26%) HNC
14 2 (0.26%) HND
14 2 (0.26%) MCTS
14 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (13.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 416 (54.95%) Active Directory
2 106 (14.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 104 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (5.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 36 (4.76%) vSphere
6 31 (4.10%) Hyper-V
7 27 (3.57%) XenDesktop
8 16 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (2.11%) XenApp
9 14 (1.85%) BitLocker
10 12 (1.59%) Terminal Server
11 11 (1.45%) DFS Replication
12 7 (0.92%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.66%) Firmware
14 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.40%) Xen
16 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 207 (27.34%) SCCM
2 16 (2.11%) AirWatch
2 16 (2.11%) WSUS
3 13 (1.72%) SCOrch
3 13 (1.72%) vCenter Server
4 11 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 11 (1.45%) WMI
5 8 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
6 7 (0.92%) DameWare
6 7 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.79%) vRealize
8 4 (0.53%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.53%) Perfmon
9 3 (0.40%) SCOM
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 344 (45.44%) Microsoft
2 168 (22.19%) Citrix
3 148 (19.55%) VMware
4 106 (14.00%) Apple
5 61 (8.06%) Cisco
6 54 (7.13%) Intel
7 53 (7.00%) Bloomberg
7 53 (7.00%) HP
8 49 (6.47%) Reuters
9 40 (5.28%) FactSet
10 33 (4.36%) Ivanti
11 28 (3.70%) NetApp
12 22 (2.91%) Dell
13 19 (2.51%) MobileIron
14 14 (1.85%) Splunk
15 13 (1.72%) Alias
15 13 (1.72%) Remedy
16 12 (1.59%) Avaya
16 12 (1.59%) Fidessa
17 11 (1.45%) Adobe