The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 92 98 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
Average salary £37,500 £29,500 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.11% +10.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £29,500 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £29,500 £31,350
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.00%
Desktop Support
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1206 1325 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.66% 95.67% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 820 840 884
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 26 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Fidessa
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Reuters
5 2 (28.57%) Bloomberg
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (14.29%) iPhone
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) MOS
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (14.29%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) ThinPrint
6 1 (14.29%) VBA

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MOS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Bloomberg
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Fidessa
2 2 (28.57%) Reuters
3 1 (14.29%) ThinPrint
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + 25 Days Hol
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
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