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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 214 232 222
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.062% 0.037% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.098% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Average salary £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +0.99%
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
1573 2036 1942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.39% 37.20% 33.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1224 1338 1318
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,400 £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 30 April 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 +16 2 £25,000 -16.66%
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) German Language
3 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) IT Support
2 2 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Project Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Products Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Product Support
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft