The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - - 260
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England - - 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Average salary - - £22,250
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £27,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
MCDST
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2214 2459 2436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.81% 29.22% 29.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1787 1961 2022
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (85.71%) MCSE
3 9 (64.29%) MCSA
3 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 9 (64.29%) MCITP
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 8
4 8 (57.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (57.14%) Citrix
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) SharePoint
5 6 (42.86%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) MCP
7 4 (28.57%) Mac OS X
7 4 (28.57%) MobileIron
7 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
7 4 (28.57%) Mac OS
7 4 (28.57%) Android
7 4 (28.57%) LANDesk
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (14.29%) MS Office
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 1 (7.14%) SQL
9 1 (7.14%) IIS
9 1 (7.14%) Symantec
9 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
9 1 (7.14%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) SharePoint 2013
1 8 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Graduate
1 8 (57.14%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 8
3 4 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 4 (28.57%) Mac OS
3 4 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
2 1 (7.14%) Validation
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) MCSE
3 9 (64.29%) MCSA
3 9 (64.29%) MCITP
4 5 (35.71%) MCP
5 1 (7.14%) MCTS
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) MobileIron
4 4 (28.57%) LANDesk
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam
5 1 (7.14%) Becrypt