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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 754 779 763
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 112 101 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 90 92 89
Average salary £25,750 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.36% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £25,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +11.11%
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
27613 28498 28253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.36% 27.13% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 21883 22895 23133
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 30 March 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 30 March 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
South East +12 29 £26,000 -1.88% 1
London -27 24 £25,500 -27.14% 1
Yorkshire +16 20 £24,000 - 4
North West +8 16 £27,500 +10.00% 1
East of England +22 10 £27,000 -3.57% 2
West Midlands - 5 £23,000 - 1
North East - 5 £18,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £21,500 - 1
South West - 3 £21,000 - 4
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
2 192 (83.48%) Windows
3 164 (71.30%) Microsoft
4 147 (63.91%) Active Directory
5 130 (56.52%) ITIL
6 116 (50.43%) MS Office
7 104 (45.22%) Windows 7
8 97 (42.17%) MCP
9 93 (40.43%) MS Excel
9 93 (40.43%) MCITP
10 64 (27.83%) MCSE
10 64 (27.83%) Windows XP
10 64 (27.83%) LAN
11 60 (26.09%) MCSA
12 44 (19.13%) VMware
13 42 (18.26%) WAN
14 38 (16.52%) MS Exchange
15 37 (16.09%) TCP/IP
16 33 (14.35%) Blackberry
16 33 (14.35%) A+ Certification
16 33 (14.35%) Security Cleared
17 31 (13.48%) Windows 8
17 31 (13.48%) Legal
18 29 (12.61%) DNS
18 29 (12.61%) DHCP
18 29 (12.61%) SharePoint
19 28 (12.17%) Incident Management
20 27 (11.74%) Document Management
20 27 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
20 27 (11.74%) VPN

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 38 (16.52%) MS Exchange
2 29 (12.61%) SharePoint
3 27 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (9.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (9.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (5.22%) Lync
8 4 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.74%) IIS
9 2 (0.87%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.43%) Apache
10 1 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 116 (50.43%) MS Office
2 93 (40.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) HiPortfolio
1 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 64 (27.83%) LAN
2 42 (18.26%) WAN
3 37 (16.09%) TCP/IP
4 29 (12.61%) DNS
4 29 (12.61%) DHCP
5 27 (11.74%) VPN
6 26 (11.30%) Firewall
7 13 (5.65%) VoIP
8 11 (4.78%) Extranet
9 10 (4.35%) Wireless
10 8 (3.48%) IP Telephony
11 6 (2.61%) VLAN
11 6 (2.61%) Internet
12 5 (2.17%) Network Security
13 4 (1.74%) Structured Cabling
13 4 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.74%) SAN
13 4 (1.74%) ADSL
13 4 (1.74%) Broadband
13 4 (1.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.43%) MySQL
General
1 31 (13.48%) Legal
2 22 (9.57%) Law
3 15 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.48%) Finance
5 4 (1.74%) Banking
6 3 (1.30%) Retail
6 3 (1.30%) French Language
6 3 (1.30%) German Language
6 3 (1.30%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.30%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 84 (36.52%) Analyst
2 48 (20.87%) Desktop Support
2 48 (20.87%) Service Analyst
3 46 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 43 (18.70%) Support Analyst
5 40 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 34 (14.78%) Support Engineer
7 25 (10.87%) Desktop Engineer
8 24 (10.43%) Technical Analyst
9 20 (8.70%) Team Leader
9 20 (8.70%) IT Support
10 15 (6.52%) Technical Support
11 13 (5.65%) Technical Support Analyst
11 13 (5.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 13 (5.65%) Desktop Analyst
12 12 (5.22%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 12 (5.22%) Technical Team Leader
12 12 (5.22%) Graduate
12 12 (5.22%) Consultant
13 11 (4.78%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.04%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) WSH
3 1 (0.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.35%) Blackberry
2 14 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.65%) Replication
4 12 (5.22%) CMDB
5 10 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.91%) Mathematics
7 8 (3.48%) iPhone
7 8 (3.48%) iPad
8 7 (3.04%) User Experience
8 7 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.87%) FMCG
9 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.87%) Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) AS400
10 1 (0.43%) Handset
10 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 192 (83.48%) Windows
2 104 (45.22%) Windows 7
3 64 (27.83%) Windows XP
4 31 (13.48%) Windows 8
5 26 (11.30%) UNIX
6 25 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (8.26%) Windows Vista
10 18 (7.83%) Linux
11 16 (6.96%) Apple iOS
12 15 (6.52%) Solaris
13 12 (5.22%) AIX
14 10 (4.35%) Android
15 9 (3.91%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (1.74%) SUSE
16 4 (1.74%) Debian
16 4 (1.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (56.52%) ITIL
2 28 (12.17%) Incident Management
3 27 (11.74%) Document Management
4 25 (10.87%) Service Management
5 24 (10.43%) Service Delivery
6 16 (6.96%) Asset Management
6 16 (6.96%) ITIL V3
7 7 (3.04%) Data Protection
8 6 (2.61%) Migration
8 6 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.74%) ITSM
9 4 (1.74%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.30%) Change Control
10 3 (1.30%) Time Management
11 2 (0.87%) Load Balancing
11 2 (0.87%) Practice Management
11 2 (0.87%) Change Management
11 2 (0.87%) Software Deployment
11 2 (0.87%) Software Distribution
11 2 (0.87%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.83%) SQL
2 6 (2.61%) C
3 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.43%) VBA
3 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 230 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (42.17%) MCP
3 93 (40.43%) MCITP
4 64 (27.83%) MCSE
5 60 (26.09%) MCSA
6 33 (14.35%) A+ Certification
6 33 (14.35%) Security Cleared
7 26 (11.30%) CCNA
7 26 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (11.30%) MCTS
7 26 (11.30%) MOS
8 18 (7.83%) SC Cleared
9 15 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (3.48%) DV Cleared
11 7 (3.04%) CCENT
12 6 (2.61%) Degree
12 6 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.74%) CCA
13 4 (1.74%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.87%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.83%) SLA
2 4 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (63.91%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.83%) vSphere
4 11 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.35%) VMware Server
6 7 (3.04%) XenApp
7 4 (1.74%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (10.43%) SCCM
2 10 (4.35%) SCOM
2 10 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 10 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 8 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.74%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.74%) WSUS
5 3 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 164 (71.30%) Microsoft
2 44 (19.13%) VMware
3 26 (11.30%) Cisco
3 26 (11.30%) Citrix
4 16 (6.96%) Apple
5 11 (4.78%) Symantec
6 10 (4.35%) Sun
7 8 (3.48%) ServiceNow
8 7 (3.04%) McAfee
8 7 (3.04%) LANDesk
8 7 (3.04%) Oracle
9 6 (2.61%) HP
10 5 (2.17%) Reuters
10 5 (2.17%) Bloomberg
10 5 (2.17%) MobileIron
11 4 (1.74%) ProCurve
11 4 (1.74%) Sophos
11 4 (1.74%) NetApp
11 4 (1.74%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.74%) SAP
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