The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 108 - 118
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 4 0 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.24% - 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% - 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 9
Average salary £27,000 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £27,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +10.20%
MCDST
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
598 590 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.55% 39.76% 38.76%
Number of salaries quoted 433 462 656
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MCDST
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Cambridge

MCDST
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Graduate
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix