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The median annual salary for a Desktop Specialist was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

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

Desktop Specialist
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1197 980 764
Rank change year-on-year -217 -216 +336
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Specialist 19 29 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.025% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.028% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 5
10th Percentile - £30,125 -
25th Percentile £30,500 £36,125 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,500 £58,750 £26,500
Median % change year-on-year -37.87% +121.70% -41.11%
75th Percentile £40,875 £62,813 £27,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £92,500 £40,900
UK excluding London median annual salary - £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +20.26%

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 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Desktop Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Specialist in the UK

Desktop Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Desktop Specialist in the UK

Desktop Specialist
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 2022. 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
London -176 14 £33,750 -41.30% 1
England -182 14 £33,750 -43.75% 4
UK excluding London -107 2 - - 3
Work from Home -216 2 £42,500 +34.92%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

Desktop Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Desktop Specialist job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Desktop Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (47.37%) Jamf Pro
3 9 (47.37%) Social Skills
3 9 (47.37%) Degree
4 8 (42.11%) LAN
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (36.84%) Azure
6 6 (31.58%) Linux
6 6 (31.58%) Back Office
6 6 (31.58%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
8 4 (21.05%) iManage
8 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (21.05%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
9 3 (15.79%) Law
9 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 3 (15.79%) Polycom
9 3 (15.79%) Analytics
9 3 (15.79%) LexisNexis
9 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (15.79%) Zero Trust
9 3 (15.79%) Aviation

Desktop Specialist 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:

Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (36.84%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) Softphone
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 2 (10.53%) WebEx
General
1 9 (47.37%) Social Skills
2 6 (31.58%) Back Office
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Agriculture
4 3 (15.79%) Aviation
4 3 (15.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 3 (15.79%) Law
5 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (5.26%) Banking
6 1 (5.26%) Organisational Skills
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.53%) Mac OS
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) Actionable Insight
2 3 (15.79%) Analytics
2 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
2 3 (15.79%) Zero Trust
3 2 (10.53%) Security Patching
4 1 (5.26%) Break/Fix
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Jamf Pro
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) iManage
2 3 (15.79%) LexisNexis
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Polycom
2 3 (15.79%) Yealink
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Trend Micro
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) VMware