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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 151 156 143
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.096% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.88% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 6
Average salary £31,200 £24,500 £21,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.34% +12.64%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-6.79% +14.44%
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
939 791 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 29.97% 23.12% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 637 510 502
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £27,500 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 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

MCDST
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +9 2 £32,050 +22.67%
Fife - 1 £24,000 -
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) MCSA
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Tandem
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) DNS

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Incident Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Senior Incident Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Major Incident Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Tandem
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
1 9 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCP
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
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