Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Desktop Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Senior Desktop Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1129 1202 1269
Rank change year-on-year +73 +67 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 82 20 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.011% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.011% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 73 21 45
UK median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £25,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +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%

Senior Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Desktop Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Desktop Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Desktop Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 +110 82 £42,500 -5.56% 2
London +40 48 £62,500 +78.57% 1
UK excluding London +78 34 £30,000 - 1
North of England - 13 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 13 £27,500 -
South East +64 11 £40,000 -30.43%
East of England +15 5 £26,000 -42.22%
East Midlands - 4 £42,500 - 1
Midlands - 4 £42,500 - 1
South West - 1 £26,500 -

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 69 (84.15%) Windows
2 51 (62.20%) Windows 7
3 48 (58.54%) Microsoft
4 47 (57.32%) SCCM
5 44 (53.66%) Active Directory
6 37 (45.12%) Windows 10
7 35 (42.68%) Finance
8 32 (39.02%) PowerShell
9 31 (37.80%) Office 365
10 28 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (31.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 24 (29.27%) Windows Server
13 23 (28.05%) Virtual Desktop
13 23 (28.05%) VMware
14 22 (26.83%) MSI
15 20 (24.39%) Migration
16 19 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (23.17%) Citrix
17 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (21.95%) vSphere
18 16 (19.51%) NAS
18 16 (19.51%) Task Automation
18 16 (19.51%) SAN
18 16 (19.51%) IIS
18 16 (19.51%) Software Packaging
18 16 (19.51%) Asset Management
19 14 (17.07%) .NET
19 14 (17.07%) C#
20 12 (14.63%) Perl
20 12 (14.63%) HP

Senior 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 16 (19.51%) IIS
2 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.22%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SystmOne
2 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (37.80%) Office 365
2 7 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) NAS
1 16 (19.51%) SAN
2 7 (8.54%) VoIP
3 6 (7.32%) DNS
4 5 (6.10%) DHCP
5 4 (4.88%) PBX
6 3 (3.66%) Skype
7 2 (2.44%) Firewall
7 2 (2.44%) Wireless
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.22%) Internet
8 1 (1.22%) Intranet
8 1 (1.22%) LAN
8 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) MSI
2 4 (4.88%) AdminStudio
2 4 (4.88%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.22%) WinDbg
General
1 35 (42.68%) Finance
2 12 (14.63%) Financial Institution
3 7 (8.54%) Retail
4 5 (6.10%) Banking
5 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.66%) Italian Language
7 2 (2.44%) French Language
8 1 (1.22%) Billing
8 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) Software Packaging
2 14 (17.07%) .NET
3 11 (13.41%) WSH
4 2 (2.44%) REST
4 2 (2.44%) WCF
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
4 2 (2.44%) WPF
4 2 (2.44%) XML
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Private Cloud
2 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.66%) Hedge funds
2 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) iPhone
4 1 (1.22%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (84.15%) Windows
2 51 (62.20%) Windows 7
3 37 (45.12%) Windows 10
4 28 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (29.27%) Windows Server
6 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (9.76%) Windows 8
8 7 (8.54%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.88%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.66%) Android
10 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) Migration
2 16 (19.51%) Asset Management
2 16 (19.51%) Task Automation
3 12 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (13.41%) ITIL
4 11 (13.41%) Low Latency
4 11 (13.41%) Patch Management
5 7 (8.54%) Application Packaging
6 6 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.10%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (6.10%) Service Design
8 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.66%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (3.66%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.44%) Security Patching
10 2 (2.44%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.44%) Ticket Management
11 1 (1.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (1.22%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (39.02%) PowerShell
2 14 (17.07%) C#
3 12 (14.63%) Perl
4 11 (13.41%) Python
5 3 (3.66%) VB
6 2 (2.44%) C
6 2 (2.44%) C++
6 2 (2.44%) SQL
6 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.44%) VBScript
7 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) CCNA
2 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.88%) DBS Check
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (1.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 26 (31.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (28.05%) Virtual Desktop
4 19 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (21.95%) vSphere
6 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
7 11 (13.41%) DFS Replication
7 11 (13.41%) Terminal Server
8 8 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (6.10%) BitLocker
10 3 (3.66%) XenApp
10 3 (3.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (57.32%) SCCM
2 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 11 (13.41%) WMI
3 8 (9.76%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.66%) Malwarebytes
4 3 (3.66%) SCOM
4 3 (3.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.66%) XenMobile
5 2 (2.44%) vRealize
5 2 (2.44%) WSUS
6 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.22%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 48 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (28.05%) VMware
3 19 (23.17%) Citrix
4 12 (14.63%) HP
5 8 (9.76%) Cisco
6 6 (7.32%) Avaya
7 5 (6.10%) Symantec
8 4 (4.88%) NetApp
9 3 (3.66%) Dell
9 3 (3.66%) Dell KACE
9 3 (3.66%) EMC
10 2 (2.44%) Apple
11 1 (1.22%) Adobe
11 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.22%) Civica
11 1 (1.22%) FactSet
11 1 (1.22%) Lumension
11 1 (1.22%) McAfee
11 1 (1.22%) Remedy