The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 297 329 307
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 4 4 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.041% 0.034% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.13% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 11
Average salary £35,750 £51,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.24% +70.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £54,250 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
- -9.43%
MCDST
London

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2286 2999 2655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.59% 25.22% 22.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1974 2450 2351
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCDST
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

MCDST Salary Trend in the City of London

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) MCSA
6 4 (36.36%) MCSE
6 4 (36.36%) MCP
6 4 (36.36%) MS Office
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (36.36%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) MCITP
7 3 (27.27%) MOS
7 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
7 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
7 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
7 3 (27.27%) LAN
7 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (18.18%) DNS
8 2 (18.18%) SLA
8 2 (18.18%) DHCP
8 2 (18.18%) Citrix
8 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 2 (18.18%) Project Management
8 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) Extranet
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
3 2 (18.18%) Software License Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 4 (36.36%) MCP
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (27.27%) MOS
4 3 (27.27%) MCITP
4 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya