The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 121 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.95% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.99% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 11
Average salary £29,000 £22,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.88% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £20,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £25,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
Desktop Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1930 1724 1431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.92% 96.80% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1615 1559 1238
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Birmingham region.

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 12 (75.00%) SCCM
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 7 (43.75%) Patch Management
6 6 (37.50%) WSUS
6 6 (37.50%) Firmware
6 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
8 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (25.00%) MS Office
9 3 (18.75%) HP
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
9 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (12.50%) Office 365
10 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
10 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
10 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (12.50%) CMDB
10 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
10 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
1 1 (6.25%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Patch Management
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) People Management
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
3 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Firmware
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) SCCM
2 6 (37.50%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Nokia
5 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago