The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Desktop Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 164 149 159
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% 0.13% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 1
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3541 2880 2942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.81% 94.52% 93.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2281 1889 2036
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Desktop Support Engineer Salary Histogram in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -9 4 £35,000 - 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £21,500 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Desktop Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (40.00%) IBM
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) XenApp
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) MS Office
7 2 (20.00%) SLA
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) SCCM
8 1 (10.00%) iPhone
8 1 (10.00%) MCITP
8 1 (10.00%) PDA
8 1 (10.00%) VLAN
8 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language
8 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (10.00%) iPad
8 1 (10.00%) Altiris
8 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (10.00%) Service Management

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Desktop Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
1 1 (10.00%) VLAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) PDA
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Service Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Compaq
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Altiris
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus
4 1 (10.00%) Apple
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Scottish Borders
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago