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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 792 743 740
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 78 98 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.096% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.35% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 58 91 114
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £25,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +6.38%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29216 27693 30932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.14% 27.19% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 23070 22614 26755
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
London -36 48 £28,500 -6.55% 3
South East +7 21 £23,500 -11.32% 2
North West +7 3 £52,500 +288.88%
North East -2 3 £22,000 +2.32%
South West -23 3 £22,500 +7.14%
East of England -17 1 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire -59 1 £27,500 +0.91% 2
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 182 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (79.12%) Windows
3 111 (60.99%) Active Directory
4 100 (54.95%) ITIL
4 100 (54.95%) Windows 7
5 99 (54.40%) Microsoft
6 74 (40.66%) MCP
7 70 (38.46%) MS Exchange
8 67 (36.81%) MS Excel
9 62 (34.07%) MCSE
10 59 (32.42%) Windows XP
11 57 (31.32%) MS Office
12 52 (28.57%) Cisco
13 51 (28.02%) MCSA
14 42 (23.08%) Blackberry
15 41 (22.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 35 (19.23%) A+ Certification
17 34 (18.68%) SCCM
18 33 (18.13%) Incident Management
19 32 (17.58%) MCITP
19 32 (17.58%) Exchange Server 2010
19 32 (17.58%) Finance
20 31 (17.03%) Law
20 31 (17.03%) Citrix
20 31 (17.03%) Cisco Certification
21 28 (15.38%) CCNA
22 26 (14.29%) TCP/IP
23 25 (13.74%) HP
23 25 (13.74%) Legal
23 25 (13.74%) Exchange Server 2007

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 70 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 41 (22.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 32 (17.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (13.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (10.44%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.85%) IIS
7 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.75%) Lync
7 5 (2.75%) CMS
8 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.55%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
Applications
1 67 (36.81%) MS Excel
2 57 (31.32%) MS Office
3 18 (9.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 19 (10.44%) LAN
3 16 (8.79%) WAN
4 15 (8.24%) VPN
4 15 (8.24%) IP Telephony
5 12 (6.59%) Network Security
6 10 (5.49%) SAN
6 10 (5.49%) VoIP
7 9 (4.95%) Firewall
7 9 (4.95%) DHCP
7 9 (4.95%) DNS
8 7 (3.85%) Wireless
9 6 (3.30%) Internet
10 2 (1.10%) ADSL
11 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 32 (17.58%) Finance
2 31 (17.03%) Law
3 25 (13.74%) Legal
4 21 (11.54%) Banking
5 14 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 8 (4.40%) Retail
7 3 (1.65%) Advertising
8 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (35.71%) Analyst
2 45 (24.73%) Desktop Support
3 36 (19.78%) Service Analyst
3 36 (19.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (17.03%) Support Analyst
5 22 (12.09%) Support Engineer
6 18 (9.89%) Help Desk Analyst
7 14 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
7 14 (7.69%) Team Leader
8 13 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 13 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
9 12 (6.59%) IT Support
9 12 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (5.49%) Deployment Engineer
10 10 (5.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (5.49%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.95%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (4.40%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) Service Manager
12 8 (4.40%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.40%) Web Services
2 4 (2.20%) WSH
3 2 (1.10%) HTML
4 1 (0.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.04%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.75%) EqualLogic
4 5 (2.75%) PDA
4 5 (2.75%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.75%) EPoS
5 4 (2.20%) Firmware
5 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.65%) HP StorageWorks
6 3 (1.65%) iPhone
7 2 (1.10%) Replication
8 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.55%) Handset
8 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 144 (79.12%) Windows
2 100 (54.95%) Windows 7
3 59 (32.42%) Windows XP
4 23 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (9.89%) Windows 8
6 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (7.69%) Linux
8 13 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.30%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.75%) Mac OS
10 5 (2.75%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.20%) UNIX
11 4 (2.20%) Solaris
11 4 (2.20%) SUSE
11 4 (2.20%) Debian
11 4 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.65%) Android
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (54.95%) ITIL
2 33 (18.13%) Incident Management
3 19 (10.44%) Service Management
4 15 (8.24%) Service Delivery
5 14 (7.69%) Practice Management
6 12 (6.59%) Document Management
7 10 (5.49%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.95%) ITSM
9 7 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (3.30%) Project Management
10 6 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.30%) ITIL V3
11 5 (2.75%) Migration
11 5 (2.75%) Configuration Management
12 4 (2.20%) Process Management
12 4 (2.20%) Risk Management
13 2 (1.10%) Data Protection
13 2 (1.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (1.10%) Mobile Device Management
14 1 (0.55%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.89%) SQL
2 5 (2.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.75%) VB
3 1 (0.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 182 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (40.66%) MCP
3 62 (34.07%) MCSE
4 51 (28.02%) MCSA
5 35 (19.23%) A+ Certification
6 32 (17.58%) MCITP
7 31 (17.03%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (15.38%) CCNA
9 18 (9.89%) Degree
10 11 (6.04%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (3.85%) Security Cleared
12 7 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (3.30%) CCA
13 6 (3.30%) MCTS
14 5 (2.75%) VCP5
14 5 (2.75%) HP AIS
14 5 (2.75%) JNCIS
14 5 (2.75%) IBM Certification
15 3 (1.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.54%) SLA
2 11 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (60.99%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.89%) XenApp
3 13 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 11 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (4.40%) vSphere
6 7 (3.85%) XenServer
7 4 (2.20%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (18.68%) SCCM
2 14 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 11 (6.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (3.85%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.55%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 99 (54.40%) Microsoft
2 52 (28.57%) Cisco
3 31 (17.03%) Citrix
4 25 (13.74%) HP
5 18 (9.89%) Symantec
6 17 (9.34%) Dell
7 16 (8.79%) Avaya
8 15 (8.24%) VMware
8 15 (8.24%) LANDesk
9 14 (7.69%) Reuters
9 14 (7.69%) Bloomberg
10 11 (6.04%) Remedy
10 11 (6.04%) Nortel
11 10 (5.49%) Mitel
12 6 (3.30%) McAfee
12 6 (3.30%) Apple
12 6 (3.30%) ProCurve
13 5 (2.75%) DataCore
13 5 (2.75%) WatchGuard
13 5 (2.75%) Open Text
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