The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 128 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 6 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.32% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% - -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
Average salary £27,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,500 £25,250
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +0.99%
MCDST
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
622 574 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 33.57% 28.10% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 528 470 459
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCDST
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Bristol

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol 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%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Time Management
2 5 (83.33%) MCTS
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) Intel Security
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) WSUS
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Finance

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) ADSL
1 1 (16.67%) Broadband
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
3 1 (16.67%) VMware