The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £24,750 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 138 112
Rank change year-on-year +22 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.11% 0.33% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.34% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 10
Median salary £24,750 £32,000 £20,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.65% +54.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £25,800 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £38,550 £27,125
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00%  

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 1796 2330 1801
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.98% 95.02% 97.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1490 1763 1486
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Lotus
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Android

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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus