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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 111 - 85
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.26% - 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% - 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 3
Average salary £30,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,500 £25,750
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -0.97%
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
1467 1343 1216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.95% 95.45% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 956 865 847
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) Banking
4 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) IBM Notes
5 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 6 (42.86%) Lotus
5 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
6 5 (35.71%) Line Management
6 5 (35.71%) VMware
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) IBM
7 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 4 (28.57%) XenApp
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) Retail
8 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
8 3 (21.43%) DHCP
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
8 3 (21.43%) Clustering
9 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (7.14%) Back Office
9 1 (7.14%) SLA

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
General
1 9 (64.29%) Banking
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 5 (35.71%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Lotus
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft