The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / West Midlands
Rank 192 221 177
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 20 18 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.31% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.32% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 22
Median salary £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.08% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £26,850 £36,200 £27,850
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +1.92%

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
4603 5595 4835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 97.36% 96.42% 96.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3731 4640 4170
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Desktop Support Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Desktop Support
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Coventry +18 7 £19,500 -13.33%
Shropshire - 3 £23,000 -
Birmingham +8 2 £23,500 -21.66%
Warwickshire +31 1 £21,000 +5.00%
Worcestershire -11 1 £26,500 +16.48% 1
Solihull - 1 £30,000 -
Walsall - 1 £19,000 - 1
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Desktop Support 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) MS Office
3 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
4 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) ITIL
5 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
6 7 (24.14%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (24.14%) VMware
7 6 (20.69%) Intel
7 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
7 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
7 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
8 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.79%) C
8 4 (13.79%) Driving Licence
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
8 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (10.34%) DNS
9 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
9 3 (10.34%) Internet
9 3 (10.34%) Apple
9 3 (10.34%) Wireless
9 3 (10.34%) Advertising
10 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
10 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (6.90%) Windows XP

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (48.28%) MS Office
2 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) G Suite
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) Internet
2 3 (10.34%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) MPLS
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
General
1 3 (10.34%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Fat Client
1 6 (20.69%) Thin Client
2 4 (13.79%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
2 2 (6.90%) Software Distribution
3 1 (3.45%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.45%) Change Management
3 1 (3.45%) Coaching
3 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (3.45%) Data Management
3 1 (3.45%) Health Informatics
3 1 (3.45%) Informatics
3 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.45%) QMS
3 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
3 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) Intel
4 3 (10.34%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.45%) Sophos
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + pension, retail discounts
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
LA International
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago