The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 196 195 195
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 11 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.068% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.072% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 2
Average salary £27,000 £24,500 £17,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.20% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+6.12% -2.00%
Desktop Support 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
4810 4165 4561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.80% 94.42% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4236 3466 3976
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Warwickshire - 5 £27,850 -
Coventry -4 4 £21,000 -16.00%
Birmingham -13 1 £20,000 -16.66%
Wolverhampton - 1 £24,000 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) ITIL
3 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
3 13 (40.63%) Citrix
4 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
5 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 9 (28.13%) Service Management
6 9 (28.13%) XenApp
7 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
10 5 (15.63%) MS Office
10 5 (15.63%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
11 4 (12.50%) VMware
11 4 (12.50%) SSH
11 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
12 3 (9.38%) LAN
12 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (6.25%) WSUS
13 2 (6.25%) LANDesk
13 2 (6.25%) WAN
13 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
13 2 (6.25%) Law

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Desktop Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) SSH
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
General
1 2 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Service Management
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) XenApp
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Citrix
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) LANDesk
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago