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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 217 222 225
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.051% 0.018% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.053% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £50,000 - £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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
2159 1885 1871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.87% 33.67% 33.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1314 1392 1558
Average salary £48,250 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 August 2014. 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
Windsor - 3 £50,000 -
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) SLA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
2 3 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Avaya
2 3 (50.00%) Legal
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Lync
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (50.00%) Lync
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Avaya
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco