The median annual salary for a Desktop Support Engineer was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 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 Engineer
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 157 166
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 9 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.33% 0.035% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.036% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 0
Scotland median annual salary £25,000 £30,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.03% -  
UK median annual salary £28,000 £27,500 £25,500
% change year-on-year +1.81% +7.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2555 2761 3007
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.04% 96.50% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6348 5484 7185
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +3.52%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer 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 in Scotland.

Salary trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 5 £25,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £20,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £24,000 -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Desktop Support Engineer 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 Scotland region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (33.33%) ODBC
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000
6 4 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) C++
6 4 (33.33%) Java
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) VB
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) WAN
6 4 (33.33%) Big Data
6 4 (33.33%) Verint
6 4 (33.33%) Analytics
6 4 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (33.33%) Banking
6 4 (33.33%) Retail
6 4 (33.33%) Degree
6 4 (33.33%) WFM
6 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 4 (33.33%) Numerate Degree

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) Skype
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Analytics
1 4 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 4 (33.33%) WFM
2 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 2 (16.67%) Ticket Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) C++
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
1 4 (33.33%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Verint
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) VMware