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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 300 334 318
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.015% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.062% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 8
Average salary £29,500 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.71% +27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
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
2487 3220 2865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.09% 24.89% 23.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2124 2694 2499
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 1 July 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) ITIL
3 10 (71.43%) MS Office
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) MCP
5 8 (57.14%) LAN
5 8 (57.14%) WAN
5 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
6 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (42.86%) Blackberry
7 6 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
8 5 (35.71%) DNS
8 5 (35.71%) DHCP
8 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (28.57%) MCSE
10 3 (21.43%) Apple
10 3 (21.43%) MCSA
10 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
10 3 (21.43%) Linux
10 3 (21.43%) VPN
10 3 (21.43%) Mac OS
10 3 (21.43%) MOS
10 3 (21.43%) A+ Certification
10 3 (21.43%) Wireless
11 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
11 2 (14.29%) Finance
11 2 (14.29%) Legal
11 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) LAN
1 8 (57.14%) WAN
1 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) Extranet
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Technician
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
2 3 (21.43%) IT Support Technician
2 3 (21.43%) IT Support
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Mac OS
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) Document Management
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Software Distribution
2 2 (14.29%) Software License Management
3 1 (7.14%) Office Automation
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (64.29%) MCP
3 4 (28.57%) MCSE
4 3 (21.43%) MCSA
4 3 (21.43%) A+ Certification
4 3 (21.43%) MOS
5 2 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
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