The median annual salary for a Desktop Support was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 154 150
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.48% 0.28% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.29% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 10
Median salary £25,000 £31,000 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.35% +11.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,250 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £57,500 £32,300
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 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 2552 2769 2967
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.03% 96.62% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1640 1596 1883
Median salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Scotland

Desktop Support
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Desktop Support in Scotland

Desktop Support
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Desktop Support in Scotland

Desktop Support
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 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 +9 6 £25,000 -
Edinburgh -4 2 £24,000 -23.80% 1
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £20,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £23,500 -
Desktop Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (33.33%) LAN
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) SCCM
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
6 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
6 5 (27.78%) WAN
6 5 (27.78%) C#
6 5 (27.78%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) VB
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) C++
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 2000
7 4 (22.22%) ODBC
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (22.22%) Banking
7 4 (22.22%) Retail
7 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
7 4 (22.22%) Big Data
7 4 (22.22%) Verint
7 4 (22.22%) Analytics
7 4 (22.22%) WFM
7 4 (22.22%) Computer Science

Desktop Support 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 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (27.78%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) Skype
3 2 (11.11%) VoIP
3 2 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Big Data
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) ODBC
2 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 2000
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.11%) Unix
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Analytics
1 4 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 4 (22.22%) WFM
2 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.11%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) ITSM
2 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
2 2 (11.11%) People Management
2 2 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 2 (11.11%) Service Management
2 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
2 2 (11.11%) Software Distribution
2 2 (11.11%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
1 5 (27.78%) Java
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C++
2 4 (22.22%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCDST
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) DameWare
2 2 (11.11%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Verint
3 2 (11.11%) Lotus
3 2 (11.11%) McAfee
3 2 (11.11%) Remedy
3 2 (11.11%) Snow
4 1 (5.56%) AppSense
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Sophos
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
MOTT MACDONALD
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