The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £24,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Desktop Support
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 94 98
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Median salary £24,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.80% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £26,500 £26,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1175 1155 1320
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.83% 95.93% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 725 662 828
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support 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 in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Edinburgh

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Desktop Support 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 Edinburgh region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) Skype
2 2 (33.33%) Ticket Management
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (33.33%) DameWare
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) MCDST
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) Skype
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
1 2 (33.33%) Ticket Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) MCDST
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) DameWare
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle