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 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 252 238 282
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +44
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 15 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 0.15% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.48% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 4
Average salary £27,000 £27,000 £24,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £29,000 £31,050
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%
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
2338 2067 2749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.42% 30.18% 30.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1852 1592 2252
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
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
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 19 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -12 7 £22,500 -16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 6 £27,000 -6.89% 1
Norfolk - 2 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (87.50%) Windows
4 13 (81.25%) Windows 8
4 13 (81.25%) MCSA
4 13 (81.25%) MCITP
5 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
6 10 (62.50%) MCSE
6 10 (62.50%) VMware
7 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
8 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
10 6 (37.50%) Citrix
10 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
10 6 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (31.25%) MCP
11 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
12 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (25.00%) SQL
12 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
12 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (18.75%) vSphere
13 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
1 6 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (18.75%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (37.50%) Graduate
2 6 (37.50%) Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (18.75%) Field Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows 8
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) MCITP
2 13 (81.25%) MCSA
3 10 (62.50%) MCSE
4 5 (31.25%) MCP
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) MCTS
7 2 (12.50%) HNC
7 2 (12.50%) HND
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Symantec
4 3 (18.75%) Veeam
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
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