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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 713 780 780
Rank change year-on-year
+67 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 138 71 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.073% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 120 62 91
Average salary £24,750 £27,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,950 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,050 £28,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
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
27163 26239 29498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.60% 27.08% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 21914 20860 24968
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
(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 +21 42 £25,000 -23.07% 7
Yorkshire +11 23 £24,000 -7.69% 1
South East -30 22 £26,000 +4.00% 1
East of England -3 19 £27,000 -3.57% 3
North West +6 15 £26,000 +30.00% 3
North East - 9 £21,000 -
South West -3 7 £21,000 -10.63% 3
West Midlands - 1 £30,000 - 2
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 230 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 179 (77.83%) Windows
3 147 (63.91%) Microsoft
4 142 (61.74%) Active Directory
5 124 (53.91%) ITIL
6 111 (48.26%) MS Office
7 99 (43.04%) Windows 7
8 93 (40.43%) MCP
9 89 (38.70%) MCITP
10 81 (35.22%) MS Excel
11 64 (27.83%) Windows XP
12 62 (26.96%) LAN
13 60 (26.09%) MCSE
13 60 (26.09%) MCSA
14 44 (19.13%) VMware
15 41 (17.83%) MS Exchange
16 38 (16.52%) WAN
17 35 (15.22%) Cisco
17 35 (15.22%) Security Cleared
18 34 (14.78%) TCP/IP
18 34 (14.78%) A+ Certification
19 33 (14.35%) CCNA
19 33 (14.35%) Cisco Certification
19 33 (14.35%) MCTS
20 31 (13.48%) Citrix
20 31 (13.48%) SharePoint
21 30 (13.04%) Windows 8
22 27 (11.74%) Blackberry
23 26 (11.30%) UNIX
23 26 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 41 (17.83%) MS Exchange
2 31 (13.48%) SharePoint
3 26 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (9.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 16 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (6.09%) Lync
8 6 (2.61%) IIS
9 4 (1.74%) CMS
10 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 111 (48.26%) MS Office
2 81 (35.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 62 (26.96%) LAN
2 38 (16.52%) WAN
3 34 (14.78%) TCP/IP
4 24 (10.43%) DNS
4 24 (10.43%) Firewall
4 24 (10.43%) DHCP
5 22 (9.57%) VPN
6 15 (6.52%) VoIP
7 9 (3.91%) IP Telephony
8 7 (3.04%) Extranet
9 6 (2.61%) Wireless
10 5 (2.17%) Network Security
11 4 (1.74%) SAN
12 3 (1.30%) Internet
12 3 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.87%) ADSL
13 2 (0.87%) Broadband
13 2 (0.87%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.87%) Structured Cabling
14 1 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) MySQL
General
1 22 (9.57%) Legal
2 17 (7.39%) Law
3 11 (4.78%) Finance
4 9 (3.91%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.17%) Banking
6 4 (1.74%) Retail
7 3 (1.30%) French Language
7 3 (1.30%) German Language
7 3 (1.30%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.30%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 89 (38.70%) Analyst
2 52 (22.61%) Service Analyst
3 51 (22.17%) Desktop Support
4 48 (20.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 42 (18.26%) Support Analyst
6 41 (17.83%) Support Engineer
7 39 (16.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (9.57%) Technical Analyst
9 19 (8.26%) IT Support
10 18 (7.83%) Desktop Engineer
11 14 (6.09%) Team Leader
11 14 (6.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 14 (6.09%) Desktop Analyst
12 13 (5.65%) Deployment Engineer
13 12 (5.22%) Windows Server Engineer
13 12 (5.22%) Technical Services Analyst
13 12 (5.22%) Exchange Engineer
13 12 (5.22%) Server Engineer
13 12 (5.22%) VMware Engineer
14 11 (4.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.30%) Web Services
2 1 (0.43%) ODBC
2 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.74%) Blackberry
2 14 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.65%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (5.22%) CMDB
5 8 (3.48%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.04%) Replication
6 7 (3.04%) User Experience
7 6 (2.61%) iPhone
7 6 (2.61%) iPad
8 2 (0.87%) FMCG
8 2 (0.87%) Clustering
9 1 (0.43%) Informatics
9 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.43%) AS400
9 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 179 (77.83%) Windows
2 99 (43.04%) Windows 7
3 64 (27.83%) Windows XP
4 30 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 26 (11.30%) UNIX
6 24 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (6.96%) Windows Vista
9 14 (6.09%) Apple iOS
9 14 (6.09%) AIX
10 13 (5.65%) Solaris
11 12 (5.22%) Linux
12 11 (4.78%) Android
13 9 (3.91%) Mac OS X
14 8 (3.48%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.87%) SUSE
16 2 (0.87%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (53.91%) ITIL
2 26 (11.30%) Incident Management
3 21 (9.13%) Service Delivery
4 20 (8.70%) Document Management
5 17 (7.39%) Service Management
6 10 (4.35%) ITIL V3
7 8 (3.48%) Asset Management
8 6 (2.61%) Time Management
9 5 (2.17%) Practice Management
9 5 (2.17%) Migration
9 5 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.30%) ITSM
11 2 (0.87%) CRM
11 2 (0.87%) Configuration Management
11 2 (0.87%) Load Balancing
11 2 (0.87%) Change Control
11 2 (0.87%) Mobile Device Management
11 2 (0.87%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (0.87%) Mentoring
12 1 (0.43%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.83%) SQL
2 5 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 230 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (40.43%) MCP
3 89 (38.70%) MCITP
4 60 (26.09%) MCSE
4 60 (26.09%) MCSA
5 35 (15.22%) Security Cleared
6 34 (14.78%) A+ Certification
7 33 (14.35%) CCNA
7 33 (14.35%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (14.35%) MCTS
8 25 (10.87%) SC Cleared
9 19 (8.26%) MOS
10 16 (6.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (6.52%) DV Cleared
12 9 (3.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (3.91%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (2.61%) CCA
13 6 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.17%) Degree
14 5 (2.17%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.00%) SLA
2 3 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 142 (61.74%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.26%) vSphere
4 14 (6.09%) Hyper-V
5 13 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (5.22%) VMware Server
7 11 (4.78%) XenApp
8 6 (2.61%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.87%) XenServer
10 1 (0.43%) Firmware
10 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (10.43%) SCCM
2 14 (6.09%) SCOM
2 14 (6.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (6.09%) NetBackup
3 12 (5.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (3.04%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (3.04%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.74%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.74%) WSUS
6 3 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.30%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 147 (63.91%) Microsoft
2 44 (19.13%) VMware
3 35 (15.22%) Cisco
4 31 (13.48%) Citrix
5 19 (8.26%) Symantec
6 13 (5.65%) LANDesk
6 13 (5.65%) Apple
7 12 (5.22%) Sun
8 9 (3.91%) HP
8 9 (3.91%) McAfee
9 8 (3.48%) Sophos
10 7 (3.04%) Juniper
11 5 (2.17%) Open Text
11 5 (2.17%) Remedy
12 4 (1.74%) ProCurve
12 4 (1.74%) MobileIron
12 4 (1.74%) NetApp
13 3 (1.30%) BMC
13 3 (1.30%) Veeam
13 3 (1.30%) Reuters
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: up to £21,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + exciting company
Posted: 6 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16500 - £22500 per annum
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London
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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