The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 798 825 739
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -86
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 80 76 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.25% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 77 62 106
Average salary £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £43,500 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £24,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
MCDST
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27877 30152 27980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.32% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22282 24016 22927
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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
London -6 21 £32,500 +22.64% 5
South East +12 20 £24,000 -3.03% 2
North West +9 16 £26,000 -32.46%
Yorkshire +15 15 £25,000 +4.16% 1
South West -2 4 £24,500 +3.70% 1
East of England - 3 £24,000 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £25,750 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £25,500 -
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 195 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 162 (83.08%) Windows
3 158 (81.03%) Microsoft
4 128 (65.64%) ITIL
5 126 (64.62%) Active Directory
6 114 (58.46%) MS Office
7 93 (47.69%) Windows 7
8 86 (44.10%) MCP
9 79 (40.51%) MS Excel
10 67 (34.36%) Windows XP
10 67 (34.36%) MCITP
11 58 (29.74%) LAN
12 52 (26.67%) WAN
13 51 (26.15%) MCSE
14 47 (24.10%) Service Management
15 44 (22.56%) MCSA
16 43 (22.05%) MS Exchange
17 42 (21.54%) Blackberry
18 36 (18.46%) Cisco
19 35 (17.95%) TCP/IP
20 32 (16.41%) Exchange Server 2010
21 31 (15.90%) SCCM
21 31 (15.90%) DHCP
21 31 (15.90%) DNS
22 30 (15.38%) VMware
22 30 (15.38%) Citrix
22 30 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
23 28 (14.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
24 26 (13.33%) Service Delivery
24 26 (13.33%) Firewall

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 43 (22.05%) MS Exchange
2 32 (16.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (14.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 21 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 12 (6.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (5.64%) Lync
8 10 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.03%) WorkSite
Applications
1 114 (58.46%) MS Office
2 79 (40.51%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) HiPortfolio
1 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (29.74%) LAN
2 52 (26.67%) WAN
3 35 (17.95%) TCP/IP
4 31 (15.90%) DNS
4 31 (15.90%) DHCP
5 26 (13.33%) Firewall
6 19 (9.74%) VoIP
7 18 (9.23%) VLAN
8 13 (6.67%) Internet
8 13 (6.67%) VPN
9 12 (6.15%) Wireless
10 11 (5.64%) Extranet
11 7 (3.59%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (3.08%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (3.08%) IPsec
12 6 (3.08%) Wireshark
13 5 (2.56%) IP Telephony
13 5 (2.56%) Network Security
14 4 (2.05%) Structured Cabling
14 4 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
General
1 23 (11.79%) Telecoms
2 22 (11.28%) Legal
3 20 (10.26%) Finance
4 13 (6.67%) Law
5 5 (2.56%) Retail
6 3 (1.54%) Banking
6 3 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 88 (45.13%) Analyst
2 59 (30.26%) Service Analyst
3 51 (26.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 40 (20.51%) Support Analyst
5 31 (15.90%) Technical Analyst
6 29 (14.87%) Support Engineer
7 28 (14.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (11.79%) Desktop Support
9 21 (10.77%) Desktop Engineer
10 19 (9.74%) Technical Support
11 17 (8.72%) Technical Services Analyst
12 15 (7.69%) Team Leader
13 14 (7.18%) Technical Support Analyst
14 13 (6.67%) IT Support
15 10 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 9 (4.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 9 (4.62%) Desktop Analyst
17 8 (4.10%) Network Support
17 8 (4.10%) Service Desk Team Leader
18 6 (3.08%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.15%) Software Packaging
2 11 (5.64%) Web Services
3 4 (2.05%) WSH
4 1 (0.51%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.54%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.18%) Replication
4 11 (5.64%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (5.64%) iPhone
4 11 (5.64%) iPad
5 9 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.59%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.56%) Statistics
8 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.05%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.03%) User Experience
10 1 (0.51%) AS400
10 1 (0.51%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 162 (83.08%) Windows
2 93 (47.69%) Windows 7
3 67 (34.36%) Windows XP
4 30 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (9.74%) Windows 8
7 16 (8.21%) Apple iOS
8 14 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (7.18%) Linux
9 12 (6.15%) Android
10 11 (5.64%) UNIX
11 10 (5.13%) Windows Vista
11 10 (5.13%) Mac OS
12 6 (3.08%) Solaris
13 3 (1.54%) SUSE
13 3 (1.54%) Debian
13 3 (1.54%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (65.64%) ITIL
2 47 (24.10%) Service Management
3 26 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 20 (10.26%) Document Management
5 16 (8.21%) Asset Management
6 14 (7.18%) Incident Management
7 12 (6.15%) Patch Management
8 11 (5.64%) Data Protection
9 10 (5.13%) ITIL V3
10 9 (4.62%) Change Management
11 6 (3.08%) ITSM
11 6 (3.08%) Change Control
11 6 (3.08%) Time Management
11 6 (3.08%) Server Building
12 4 (2.05%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (2.05%) Risk Management
12 4 (2.05%) Migration
13 3 (1.54%) Problem Management
13 3 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
14 2 (1.03%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.18%) SQL
2 1 (0.51%) VBA
2 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.51%) C
2 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 195 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (44.10%) MCP
3 67 (34.36%) MCITP
4 51 (26.15%) MCSE
5 44 (22.56%) MCSA
6 24 (12.31%) Security Cleared
7 23 (11.79%) MCTS
8 21 (10.77%) MOS
9 18 (9.23%) CCENT
10 16 (8.21%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (8.21%) CCNA
11 13 (6.67%) A+ Certification
11 13 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (3.08%) CCA
12 6 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.05%) SC Cleared
13 4 (2.05%) Degree
14 3 (1.54%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (64.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.13%) vSphere
4 6 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.08%) VMware Server
5 4 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.05%) XenApp
6 3 (1.54%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.54%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (15.90%) SCCM
2 6 (3.08%) SCOM
2 6 (3.08%) NetBackup
2 6 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.05%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 158 (81.03%) Microsoft
2 36 (18.46%) Cisco
3 30 (15.38%) VMware
3 30 (15.38%) Citrix
4 16 (8.21%) Apple
4 16 (8.21%) ServiceNow
5 10 (5.13%) HP
5 10 (5.13%) Oracle
6 9 (4.62%) Sun
7 8 (4.10%) MobileIron
8 7 (3.59%) Reuters
8 7 (3.59%) Bloomberg
9 6 (3.08%) Remedy
9 6 (3.08%) McAfee
10 4 (2.05%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.05%) Polycom
10 4 (2.05%) SAP
10 4 (2.05%) Dell
11 3 (1.54%) Symantec
11 3 (1.54%) NetApp
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