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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 293 304 296
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 17 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.096% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.39% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 7
Average salary £20,500 £27,250 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.77% +15.95%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
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
2574 2582 2848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.00% 24.90% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2241 2185 2535
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 30 January 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
3 17 (89.47%) ITIL
4 15 (78.95%) LAN
4 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
5 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
6 10 (52.63%) VPN
6 10 (52.63%) MS Office
7 9 (47.37%) MCP
7 9 (47.37%) WAN
7 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
8 8 (42.11%) MCITP
9 7 (36.84%) A+ Certification
10 6 (31.58%) SLA
10 6 (31.58%) UNIX
10 6 (31.58%) AIX
10 6 (31.58%) Solaris
10 6 (31.58%) CMDB
10 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
11 5 (26.32%) MCSE
11 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
11 5 (26.32%) Blackberry
11 5 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (21.05%) Symantec
12 4 (21.05%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (21.05%) Apple
12 4 (21.05%) MCSA
12 4 (21.05%) DHCP
12 4 (21.05%) DNS
12 4 (21.05%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) LAN
2 10 (52.63%) VPN
3 9 (47.37%) WAN
3 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
4 4 (21.05%) DHCP
4 4 (21.05%) DNS
4 4 (21.05%) Network Security
4 4 (21.05%) IP Telephony
4 4 (21.05%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) Extranet
General
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Desktop Support
2 8 (42.11%) Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Support Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (31.58%) IT Support
5 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (21.05%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Support Technician
6 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) CMDB
2 5 (26.32%) Blackberry
3 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 6 (31.58%) AIX
2 6 (31.58%) Solaris
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Mac OS
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) Document Management
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (47.37%) MCP
3 8 (42.11%) MCITP
4 7 (36.84%) A+ Certification
5 5 (26.32%) MCSE
6 4 (21.05%) MCSA
7 3 (15.79%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (10.53%) MCTS
9 1 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (5.26%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (21.05%) WSUS
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Symantec
2 4 (21.05%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco