The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 198 203 189
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 15 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.058% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.061% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 11
Average salary £26,250 £34,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.91% +25.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,908 £25,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £37,300 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £27,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.00%
Desktop Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5025 4883 4828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.26% 95.15% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4220 4119 4018
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Engineer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Desktop Engineer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 7 £26,250 -
Staffordshire - 3 £22,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £26,500 -
Coventry - 1 £32,500 -
Solihull - 1 £27,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £22,440 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Desktop Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
3 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
4 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
5 13 (48.15%) Citrix
5 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
6 12 (44.44%) Windows XP
7 10 (37.04%) MS Office
8 9 (33.33%) ITIL
9 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
10 6 (22.22%) Wireless
10 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
11 5 (18.52%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (18.52%) SLA
11 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
12 4 (14.81%) VMware
12 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
13 3 (11.11%) XenApp
13 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (11.11%) C
14 2 (7.41%) SQL
14 2 (7.41%) Cisco
14 2 (7.41%) CRM
14 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
14 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
14 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
14 2 (7.41%) Mathematics

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Desktop Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 10 (37.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Wireless
2 2 (7.41%) SSH
3 1 (3.70%) DECT
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Handset
4 1 (3.70%) iPhone
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 12 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) CRM
3 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Mitel
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Sybase
5 1 (3.70%) Business Objects