Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 196 237
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.091% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Scotland median annual salary - £40,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +86.05% -36.76%
UK median annual salary £25,000 £29,250 £24,000
% change year-on-year -14.53% +21.88% -

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,273 1,102 1,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.00% 23.49% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 842 691 1,115
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.63% +3.64%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,750 £58,050 £62,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCDST
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing MCDST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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