The median annual salary for a Senior Desktop Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Desktop Engineer
UK
Rank 841 917 937
Rank change year-on-year +76 +20  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Desktop Engineer 8 29 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.028% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.029% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 5 28 17
Median salary £70,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +100.00% -10.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £32,909 £39,000
% change year-on-year +59.53% -15.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Desktop Engineer in the UK

Senior Desktop Engineer
Top 7 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +72 7 £70,000 +100.00%
London +70 6 £85,000 +71.71%
City of London - 2 £70,000 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
South East +62 1 £52,500 +50.00%
Oxfordshire -3 1 £52,500 +40.00%
Kidlington - 1 £52,500 -

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
3 14 (73.68%) Finance
4 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
4 11 (57.89%) SCCM
5 10 (52.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
6 9 (47.37%) User Experience
7 8 (42.11%) DNS
8 7 (36.84%) Firewall
8 7 (36.84%) MSI
9 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
9 6 (31.58%) Citrix
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
10 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
11 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
11 4 (21.05%) MS Office
11 4 (21.05%) Sage
11 4 (21.05%) Service Management
12 3 (15.79%) AirWatch
12 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
12 3 (15.79%) VMware
12 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (10.53%) Apple
13 2 (10.53%) Software Packaging
13 2 (10.53%) Banking
13 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
13 2 (10.53%) MobileIron
13 2 (10.53%) AppSense
13 2 (10.53%) InstallShield

Senior Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) TCP/IP
2 8 (42.11%) DNS
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MSI
2 2 (10.53%) InstallShield
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Service Management
2 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Coaching
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
3 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Sage
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Apple
5 2 (10.53%) AppSense
5 2 (10.53%) MobileIron
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec