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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 322 301 303
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 4 21 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.79% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 26
Average salary £51,250 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.83% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £35,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
MCDST
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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
2999 2651 3134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.25% 22.41% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2450 2347 2806
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MCDST Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Reuters
3 3 (60.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (60.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) MOS
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Reuters
2 3 (60.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
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