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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 175 153
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.027% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.11% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £26,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £27,250
% change year-on-year
- -11.92%
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
904 894 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.44% 24.23% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 624 563 504
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter
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