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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 295 323 308
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 11 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.50% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 12
Average salary £20,500 £31,500 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.92% +13.51%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%
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
2627 2788 2971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.09% 23.53% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2282 2367 2669
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 19 December 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 12 (85.71%) ITIL
4 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
5 9 (64.29%) LAN
6 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 8 (57.14%) MCITP
7 6 (42.86%) MCSA
7 6 (42.86%) VPN
7 6 (42.86%) A+ Certification
8 5 (35.71%) AIX
8 5 (35.71%) Solaris
8 5 (35.71%) UNIX
8 5 (35.71%) SLA
8 5 (35.71%) CMDB
9 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
9 4 (28.57%) MS Office
9 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 4 (28.57%) MCP
9 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 4 (28.57%) WAN
10 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
10 3 (21.43%) SQL
10 3 (21.43%) MCSE
10 3 (21.43%) Citrix
10 3 (21.43%) Cisco
10 3 (21.43%) SCCM
10 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (21.43%) CCNA
10 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) VPN
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Desktop Support
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) CMDB
2 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) AIX
2 5 (35.71%) Solaris
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (57.14%) MCITP
3 6 (42.86%) A+ Certification
3 6 (42.86%) MCSA
4 4 (28.57%) MCP
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) CCNA
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (14.29%) MCTS
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (7.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Reuters
3 2 (14.29%) Bloomberg
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Apple