The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow 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 Glasgow region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 92 84
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow - 0.083% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.36% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,750 £26,000 £24,200
% change year-on-year
-4.80% +7.43%
Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
264 278 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.06% 23.05% 31.31%
Number of salaries quoted 168 183 160
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCDST
Scotland

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCDST
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Glasgow

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Lotus
3 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Intel
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WLAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WLAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Service Transition Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Transition Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Major Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Lotus
2 2 (28.57%) Intel
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy