The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 210 225
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.055% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
Average salary - £50,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +132.55%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
MCDST
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1735 2016 1924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 34.76% 36.87% 35.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1161 1295 1472
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,000 £28,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Berkshire

MCDST
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Apple
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (50.00%) Sophos
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MCSA
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Apple
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Sophos
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper