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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 150 172
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.068% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.27% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Median salary - £25,000 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -9.90%
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £25,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -3.77%
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
774 744 931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.45% 25.37% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 456 464 621
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing MCDST as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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