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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 292 308 292
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 15 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.085% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.36% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 9
Average salary £24,750 £27,250 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.17% +13.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £41,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-6.79% +14.44%
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
2842 2518 2854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 27.41% 23.89% 26.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2396 2128 2532
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 March 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 18 (90.00%) ITIL
4 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
5 15 (75.00%) LAN
6 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (60.00%) MS Office
8 11 (55.00%) VPN
9 10 (50.00%) MCP
10 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
10 9 (45.00%) WAN
11 8 (40.00%) MCITP
12 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
13 6 (30.00%) A+ Certification
13 6 (30.00%) SLA
13 6 (30.00%) UNIX
13 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
13 6 (30.00%) AIX
13 6 (30.00%) Solaris
13 6 (30.00%) CMDB
14 5 (25.00%) Wireless
14 5 (25.00%) Mac OS
14 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (25.00%) Linux
14 5 (25.00%) DNS
14 5 (25.00%) DHCP
14 5 (25.00%) Apple
14 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
14 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (20.00%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Office
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) LAN
2 11 (55.00%) VPN
3 9 (45.00%) WAN
3 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (25.00%) Wireless
4 5 (25.00%) DHCP
4 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 4 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 4 (20.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) Extranet
General
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 8 (40.00%) Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (35.00%) IT Support
4 5 (25.00%) IT Support Technician
4 5 (25.00%) Support Technician
5 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
7 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) CMDB
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) UNIX
3 6 (30.00%) AIX
3 6 (30.00%) Solaris
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Mac OS
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Service Management
2 1 (5.00%) ITSM
2 1 (5.00%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (50.00%) MCP
3 8 (40.00%) MCITP
4 6 (30.00%) A+ Certification
5 4 (20.00%) MCSE
5 4 (20.00%) MCSA
5 4 (20.00%) CCNA
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (20.00%) WSUS
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Apple
3 4 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco