The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 161 176
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.064% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.24% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 9
Average salary - £25,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £25,500 £25,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
MCDST
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
765 820 967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.58% 26.14% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 482 502 633
Average salary £45,000 £42,926 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% +7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCDST
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Scotland