Period
to 24 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Desktop Support
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 196 149
Rank change year-on-year +19 -47 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 21 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.44% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.46% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 35
Birmingham median annual salary £29,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.14% - +29.63%
10th Percentile £20,500 £25,075 £18,500
90th Percentile £38,300 £41,000 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £29,000 £23,961 £25,000
% change year-on-year +21.03% -4.16% -16.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3715 4609 3780
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.49% 95.70% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3088 3468 3118
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support 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 in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Birmingham

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in Birmingham

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Birmingham region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) SCCM
4 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) VBScript
4 4 (33.33%) MSI
4 4 (33.33%) InstallShield
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (33.33%) AppSense
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security Patching
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (25.00%) Personalization
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) MCSE
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Lotus
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (8.33%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) C

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) InstallShield
1 4 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) Android
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Personalization
2 3 (25.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) AppSense
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus