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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 301 342 322
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 7 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.070% 0.008% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.032% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 7
Average salary £29,500 £20,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.50% -38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £20,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £20,000 £37,100
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £25,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +11.11%
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
2541 3122 2816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.25% 24.23% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2175 2637 2438
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,000 £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 June 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 18 (90.00%) ITIL
3 16 (80.00%) Windows
4 13 (65.00%) MS Office
4 13 (65.00%) LAN
4 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (55.00%) MCP
7 10 (50.00%) WAN
7 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (35.00%) VPN
8 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
8 7 (35.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (30.00%) DNS
9 6 (30.00%) DHCP
9 6 (30.00%) A+ Certification
9 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (25.00%) SLA
10 5 (25.00%) MCSE
10 5 (25.00%) MCITP
11 4 (20.00%) Wireless
11 4 (20.00%) MCSA
11 4 (20.00%) Linux
11 4 (20.00%) Apple
11 4 (20.00%) Mac OS
12 3 (15.00%) Network Security
12 3 (15.00%) Symantec
12 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 7 (35.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (65.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) WAN
2 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (35.00%) VPN
4 6 (30.00%) DNS
4 6 (30.00%) DHCP
5 4 (20.00%) Wireless
6 3 (15.00%) Network Security
6 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (10.00%) Extranet
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
3 4 (20.00%) IT Support
3 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) Support Technician
3 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) CMDB
4 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (15.00%) AIX
4 3 (15.00%) Solaris
4 3 (15.00%) UNIX
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.00%) Document Management
2 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (10.00%) Software License Management
2 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) ITSM
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (55.00%) MCP
3 6 (30.00%) A+ Certification
4 5 (25.00%) MCSE
4 5 (25.00%) MCITP
5 4 (20.00%) MCSA
6 3 (15.00%) MOS
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (10.00%) CCNA
8 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Apple
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix