The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 172 190 200
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 44 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.41% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.43% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38 21 6
Average salary £24,750 £25,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +18.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £28,195 £35,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,500 £26,250 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.00%
Desktop Support
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
5379 4933 4659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.32% 95.38% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4765 4220 4061
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 27 November 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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 -2 22 £24,750 -20.80%
Warwickshire - 11 £27,580 - 2
Wolverhampton - 5 £24,000 -
Coventry - 3 £30,000 -
Shropshire -2 2 £20,000 -27.27% 1
Staffordshire -2 1 £25,000 +5.26%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 56 (83.58%) Windows
2 29 (43.28%) Microsoft
3 27 (40.30%) Active Directory
3 27 (40.30%) ITIL
4 25 (37.31%) Windows 7
5 22 (32.84%) MS Excel
6 20 (29.85%) Citrix
7 17 (25.37%) Windows XP
7 17 (25.37%) MS Office
8 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
8 14 (20.90%) LAN
8 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (19.40%) WAN
10 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (16.42%) Windows 8
11 10 (14.93%) Finance
12 9 (13.43%) Service Management
12 9 (13.43%) XenApp
13 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
14 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (10.45%) SCCM
15 6 (8.96%) Law
15 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
16 5 (7.46%) VPN
16 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
16 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
16 5 (7.46%) Mobile Computing

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.99%) Lync
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (32.84%) MS Excel
2 17 (25.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Google Apps
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) LAN
2 13 (19.40%) WAN
3 5 (7.46%) VPN
4 4 (5.97%) DHCP
4 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.97%) SSH
5 3 (4.48%) VoIP
5 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.49%) Wireless
6 1 (1.49%) DNS
6 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Law
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.48%) Legal
5 2 (2.99%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
1 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (5.97%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.48%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.48%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) AS400
4 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.49%) PDA
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 56 (83.58%) Windows
2 25 (37.31%) Windows 7
3 17 (25.37%) Windows XP
4 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (16.42%) Windows 8
5 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Service Management
3 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
3 4 (5.97%) ITIL V3
4 3 (4.48%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.48%) Time Management
5 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.99%) Project Management
6 1 (1.49%) ERP
6 1 (1.49%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.49%) Information Assurance
6 1 (1.49%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) C#
1 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.97%) MCP
4 3 (4.48%) MCSE
4 3 (4.48%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.49%) HND
6 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (40.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) XenApp
3 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (43.28%) Microsoft
2 20 (29.85%) Citrix
3 4 (5.97%) VMware
3 4 (5.97%) AppSense
4 3 (4.48%) Mitel
4 3 (4.48%) Google
4 3 (4.48%) LANDesk
4 3 (4.48%) Apple
4 3 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco
6 1 (1.49%) Avaya
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago