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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 121 125 134
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.15% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.88% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 5
Average salary £24,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.72% -
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%
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
625 569 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.53% 29.70% 30.96%
Number of salaries quoted 458 453 576
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Milton Keynes +3 3 £24,000 -12.72%
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (60.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) French Language
2 3 (60.00%) German Language
2 3 (60.00%) Italian Language
2 3 (60.00%) Spanish Language
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) FMCG
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
General
1 3 (60.00%) French Language
1 3 (60.00%) German Language
1 3 (60.00%) Italian Language
1 3 (60.00%) Spanish Language
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Support
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) MCP
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft