The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridgeshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 148 152
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire - 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.31% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 7
Average salary - £21,250 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.45%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £22,250 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+19.10% -5.31%
Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
887 960 1218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 35.05% 34.46% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 705 801 963
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
East of England

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCDST
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) IIS
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (83.33%) SLA
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) SolarWinds
2 5 (83.33%) Nimsoft
2 5 (83.33%) CA
2 5 (83.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 5 (83.33%) IIS
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (83.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) SolarWinds
1 5 (83.33%) Nimsoft
1 5 (83.33%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft