The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 18 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 England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 798 736 743
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 104 120 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 95 100 138
Average salary £27,500 £22,500 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -8.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £21,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £22,250 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+19.10% -5.31%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30548 28855 32597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.03% 27.73% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24664 23524 27845
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCDST
Salary Trend in England

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

MCDST Salary Trend in England

MCDST
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCDST Salary Histogram in England

MCDST
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the England region over the 3 months to 18 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
London -29 62 £33,250 +26.66% 2
South East -32 20 £27,500 +26.43% 3
North West +13 16 £26,500 +13.97%
Yorkshire -37 5 £24,000 -12.72%
East of England -18 1 £27,000 +24.13%
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 157 (88.20%) Windows
3 109 (61.24%) Active Directory
4 94 (52.81%) MCP
5 92 (51.69%) Microsoft
6 91 (51.12%) ITIL
7 82 (46.07%) Windows 7
8 73 (41.01%) MCSE
9 67 (37.64%) MS Office
10 60 (33.71%) MS Exchange
11 58 (32.58%) MS Excel
12 56 (31.46%) Windows XP
13 48 (26.97%) Blackberry
14 46 (25.84%) MCSA
15 45 (25.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 40 (22.47%) Citrix
17 35 (19.66%) MCITP
18 34 (19.10%) Incident Management
19 32 (17.98%) Law
19 32 (17.98%) A+ Certification
20 31 (17.42%) Cisco
21 30 (16.85%) TCP/IP
22 26 (14.61%) Finance
22 26 (14.61%) Windows Server 2008
23 24 (13.48%) Legal
24 23 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2010
25 22 (12.36%) MS PowerPoint
26 20 (11.24%) SCCM
26 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
27 19 (10.67%) SLA

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the 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 60 (33.71%) MS Exchange
2 45 (25.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 23 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (7.30%) IIS
6 9 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.49%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.81%) CMS
10 2 (1.12%) Lync
10 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.56%) WorkSite
Applications
1 67 (37.64%) MS Office
2 58 (32.58%) MS Excel
3 22 (12.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.85%) TCP/IP
2 18 (10.11%) VPN
3 17 (9.55%) IP Telephony
4 15 (8.43%) DNS
5 14 (7.87%) VoIP
5 14 (7.87%) DHCP
6 13 (7.30%) LAN
6 13 (7.30%) WAN
6 13 (7.30%) Wireless
7 11 (6.18%) Network Security
7 11 (6.18%) Firewall
8 10 (5.62%) SAN
9 7 (3.93%) Internet
10 3 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.56%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.56%) LDAP
11 1 (0.56%) ADSL
11 1 (0.56%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 32 (17.98%) Law
2 26 (14.61%) Finance
3 24 (13.48%) Legal
4 17 (9.55%) Telecoms
5 14 (7.87%) Banking
6 7 (3.93%) Retail
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) German Language
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 80 (44.94%) Analyst
2 46 (25.84%) Support Analyst
3 44 (24.72%) Desktop Support
4 34 (19.10%) Service Analyst
4 34 (19.10%) Service Desk Analyst
5 28 (15.73%) Support Engineer
6 23 (12.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 23 (12.92%) Desktop Analyst
7 20 (11.24%) Help Desk Analyst
8 16 (8.99%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (8.99%) Help Desk Support
9 15 (8.43%) Team Leader
9 15 (8.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 14 (7.87%) IT Support
11 11 (6.18%) Technical Support
12 10 (5.62%) Service Desk Team Leader
13 9 (5.06%) Service Desk Manager
13 9 (5.06%) Service Manager
13 9 (5.06%) Help Desk Support Analyst
14 8 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.06%) Web Services
2 2 (1.12%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (26.97%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.81%) EqualLogic
3 5 (2.81%) Firmware
3 5 (2.81%) Handset
4 4 (2.25%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.25%) EPoS
4 4 (2.25%) HP StorageWorks
4 4 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.25%) PDA
5 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.12%) Replication
7 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.56%) iPhone
7 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 157 (88.20%) Windows
2 82 (46.07%) Windows 7
3 56 (31.46%) Windows XP
4 26 (14.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (7.30%) Windows 8
7 12 (6.74%) Linux
8 7 (3.93%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.81%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.25%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.25%) Android
11 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.56%) SUSE
12 1 (0.56%) Debian
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.56%) UNIX
12 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (51.12%) ITIL
2 34 (19.10%) Incident Management
3 16 (8.99%) Document Management
4 15 (8.43%) Practice Management
5 14 (7.87%) Service Management
6 12 (6.74%) Service Delivery
7 11 (6.18%) Problem Management
8 9 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.93%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.93%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (3.37%) Project Management
11 5 (2.81%) Configuration Management
12 4 (2.25%) Migration
12 4 (2.25%) Process Management
13 3 (1.69%) Change Management
14 2 (1.12%) Software Deployment
14 2 (1.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (1.12%) Data Protection
15 1 (0.56%) Investment Management
15 1 (0.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.30%) SQL
2 5 (2.81%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.81%) VB
3 1 (0.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 178 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (52.81%) MCP
3 73 (41.01%) MCSE
4 46 (25.84%) MCSA
5 35 (19.66%) MCITP
6 32 (17.98%) A+ Certification
7 17 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (7.87%) CCNA
9 13 (7.30%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (6.74%) Degree
11 9 (5.06%) MCTS
11 9 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (4.49%) CCA
13 7 (3.93%) MOS
14 6 (3.37%) Security Cleared
15 5 (2.81%) JNCIS
15 5 (2.81%) VCP5
15 5 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (2.25%) CCNP
16 4 (2.25%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.67%) SLA
System Software
1 109 (61.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.11%) XenApp
3 16 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.74%) XenDesktop
5 10 (5.62%) vSphere
6 8 (4.49%) XenServer
7 6 (3.37%) ISA Server
8 5 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (11.24%) SCCM
2 7 (3.93%) ServiceCenter
3 6 (3.37%) WSUS
4 4 (2.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 92 (51.69%) Microsoft
2 40 (22.47%) Citrix
3 31 (17.42%) Cisco
4 19 (10.67%) VMware
5 18 (10.11%) HP
6 17 (9.55%) Reuters
6 17 (9.55%) Bloomberg
7 16 (8.99%) Dell
8 14 (7.87%) LANDesk
9 11 (6.18%) Remedy
10 9 (5.06%) Mitel
11 7 (3.93%) ProCurve
11 7 (3.93%) IBM
12 5 (2.81%) WatchGuard
12 5 (2.81%) Nimsoft
12 5 (2.81%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.81%) CA
12 5 (2.81%) Juniper
12 5 (2.81%) Open Text
13 4 (2.25%) NetApp
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