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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 125 132 121
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 6 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.30% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 0.65% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 2
Average salary £20,500 £22,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.81% -9.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,125 £21,650
10% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,100 £26,850
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%
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
629 611 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 31.64% 31.94% 36.03%
Number of salaries quoted 471 467 501
Average salary £41,875 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.68% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 23 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCP
3 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (36.36%) McAfee
5 4 (36.36%) Advertising
5 4 (36.36%) MCTS
6 3 (27.27%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (18.18%) SLA
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco
7 2 (18.18%) IBM
7 2 (18.18%) CCNA
7 2 (18.18%) AIX
7 2 (18.18%) CCENT
8 1 (9.09%) HP APS
8 1 (9.09%) Dell

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (36.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Service Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Support Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Desktop Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Desktop Support
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
1 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) AIX
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCP
3 4 (36.36%) MCTS
4 2 (18.18%) CCENT
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) McAfee
3 3 (27.27%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Dell