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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 230 229 225
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 1 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.019% 0.054% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.059% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 4
Average salary £29,500 £26,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.46% +10.63%
UK excluding London average salary £21,500 £24,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year
-10.41% -11.11%
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
1705 2078 1806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.00% 37.47% 33.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1324 1410 1262
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 £29,500 -
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) German Language
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (50.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft