The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 119 133
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.55% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 4
Average salary - £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
551 545 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.34% 29.60% 33.80%
Number of salaries quoted 396 428 590
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCDST
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (75.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) French Language
2 3 (75.00%) German Language
2 3 (75.00%) Italian Language
2 3 (75.00%) Spanish Language
3 2 (50.00%) FMCG
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
General
1 3 (75.00%) French Language
1 3 (75.00%) German Language
1 3 (75.00%) Italian Language
1 3 (75.00%) Spanish Language
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft