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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 113 110 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.064% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £22,500 £25,000 £21,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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
516 517 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.91% 32.91% 41.98%
Number of salaries quoted 371 434 580
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 12 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Advertising
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
General
1 2 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee