The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 City of London region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 330 311 297
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 15 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.024% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.098% 0.56% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 19
Average salary £52,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £36,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,125 £23,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
+2.65% -2.08%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3054 2690 3021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.84% 22.40% 23.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2510 2367 2755
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCDST
London

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 23 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
5 4 (50.00%) Reuters
5 4 (50.00%) Bloomberg
5 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (37.50%) Banking
6 3 (37.50%) Degree
6 3 (37.50%) Finance
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
6 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (37.50%) Citrix
6 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (37.50%) MCSE
6 3 (37.50%) MCSA
6 3 (37.50%) Oracle
6 3 (37.50%) MCP
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (12.50%) SCCM
8 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (12.50%) Lync
8 1 (12.50%) MCITP
8 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Team Leader
3 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Team Leader
3 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) MCP
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) MCSA
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Reuters
2 4 (50.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
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