The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 101 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.073% 0.060% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.26% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £19,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +14.44%
MCDST
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
379 387 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.52% 23.33% 29.91%
Number of salaries quoted 223 250 198
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Tandem
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) IT Support
2 2 (66.67%) Support Technician
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Tandem
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter