The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 99 95 79
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.23% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 0.37% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +55.55%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £28,000 £25,250
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +10.89%
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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
264 269 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.48% 24.59% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 173 171 139
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,028
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 21 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Intel
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Major Incident Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transition Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Major Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Intel
1 1 (20.00%) Lotus