The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - - 87
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh - - 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £23,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £26,000 £24,200
% change year-on-year
-4.80% +7.43%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
384 325 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.02% 26.93% 34.08%
Number of salaries quoted 240 160 280
Average salary £42,000 £37,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,150 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCDST
Scotland

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MCDST
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Edinburgh region.

MCDST Salary Trend in Edinburgh

MCDST
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MCDST also 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 that cited MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MCDST also 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 that cited MCDST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification