The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 105 82 91
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.12% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Average salary £26,750 £29,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.75% +16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1597 1062 1375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.69% 95.50% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1022 612 1044
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Desktop Support
Scotland

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Desktop Support Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Desktop Support
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) RDF
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) SLA

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) RDF
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware