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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 330 305 283
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 3 16 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.024% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.097% 0.59% 1.06%
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 £24,750 £25,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3088 2692 3030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.94% 22.48% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2535 2378 2758
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 28 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 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) Reuters
4 4 (57.14%) Bloomberg
4 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
5 3 (42.86%) Banking
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
5 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle
5 3 (42.86%) MCP
5 3 (42.86%) MCSA
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) MCSE
6 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (14.29%) SCCM
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (14.29%) MCITP
7 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 1 (14.29%) Document Management
7 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Team Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Reuters
2 4 (57.14%) Bloomberg
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago