Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Desktop Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Desktop Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 328 300
Rank change year-on-year +22 -28 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 23 9 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.080% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.083% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 30
West Midlands median annual salary £29,000 £26,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.43% +6.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £19,500 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £28,550 £28,750
England median annual salary £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -1.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9736 10875 10545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.15% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7999 8616 8763
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Desktop Engineer in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Engineer in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
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 Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 6 £29,000 -
Solihull - 5 £30,000 -
Staffordshire +10 4 £18,000 -10.00%
Worcestershire - 4 £42,500 -
Birmingham +19 2 £21,000 -20.75%
Warwickshire -3 2 £26,511 +0.04%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Desktop Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) Citrix
5 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) Office 365
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
6 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
6 8 (34.78%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
7 6 (26.09%) VMware
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
8 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
8 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 4 (17.39%) VPN
9 4 (17.39%) Dell
9 4 (17.39%) Adobe
9 4 (17.39%) SLA
9 4 (17.39%) NetApp
9 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
9 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
9 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
9 4 (17.39%) EqualLogic
9 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
9 4 (17.39%) Line Management

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) VPN
3 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 2 (8.70%) DNS
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (4.35%) MPLS
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
5 1 (4.35%) Skype
5 1 (4.35%) WAN
General
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Life Science
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
4 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
2 4 (17.39%) Line Management
2 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) SDLC
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) QMS
5 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Adobe
4 4 (17.39%) Dell
4 4 (17.39%) EqualLogic
4 4 (17.39%) NetApp
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco