The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MCDST qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 163
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £23,000 £27,500 £25,750
% change year-on-year -16.36% +6.79%  

MCDST is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 534 792 845
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 22.52% 26.88% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 336 503 523
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,713
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing MCDST as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCDST in Scotland

MCDST
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for MCDST in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT jobs citing MCDST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCDST.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree

MCDST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification