The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 16 April 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 East of England region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 280 271 262
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.023% 0.069% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.076% 0.24% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 17
Average salary £27,000 £21,750 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £22,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+14.44% -4.25%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2635 2478 2869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.13% 28.56% 30.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2109 2058 2338
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
England

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCDST
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the East of England region.

MCDST Salary Trend in the East of England

MCDST
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -25 2 £27,000 +21.34%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) MCSE
3 12 (80.00%) ITIL
4 11 (73.33%) Citrix
5 8 (53.33%) MCSA
6 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
7 6 (40.00%) VMware
7 6 (40.00%) MCP
8 5 (33.33%) IIS
8 5 (33.33%) VPN
8 5 (33.33%) SLA
8 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 5 (33.33%) VoIP
8 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (33.33%) Wireless
8 5 (33.33%) Handset
8 5 (33.33%) CA
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 5 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (33.33%) SCCM
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
8 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (33.33%) Nimsoft
9 4 (26.67%) DNS
10 3 (20.00%) Microsoft

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) VPN
2 5 (33.33%) VoIP
2 5 (33.33%) Wireless
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Handset
1 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) MCSE
3 8 (53.33%) MCSA
4 6 (40.00%) MCP
5 3 (20.00%) MCITP
6 1 (6.67%) RHCE
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) CA
3 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 5 (33.33%) Nimsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft