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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 804 754 751
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 84 99 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.099% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.37% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 64 81 117
Average salary £24,750 £28,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.91% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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
29271 26901 31346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.93% 27.03% 28.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22897 22080 26790
Average salary £45,000 £44,145 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -18 35 £36,500 +21.66% 2
South East -13 29 £24,000 -2.04% 2
North East - 8 £23,250 - 1
South West -14 7 £22,500 +4.65% 1
North West -17 3 £52,500 +50.00%
Yorkshire -47 3 £42,000 +29.23% 2
West Midlands -12 1 £19,000 -19.14% 1
East of England -20 1 £25,000 -16.66%
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (74.25%) Windows
3 92 (55.09%) Microsoft
4 91 (54.49%) Active Directory
5 90 (53.89%) ITIL
6 85 (50.90%) Windows 7
7 66 (39.52%) MCP
8 59 (35.33%) Windows XP
9 58 (34.73%) MCSE
10 57 (34.13%) MS Excel
11 56 (33.53%) MS Office
12 53 (31.74%) MS Exchange
13 51 (30.54%) MCSA
14 47 (28.14%) Cisco
15 39 (23.35%) A+ Certification
16 37 (22.16%) MCITP
17 36 (21.56%) Cisco Certification
17 36 (21.56%) Blackberry
18 35 (20.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 34 (20.36%) SCCM
20 33 (19.76%) Finance
20 33 (19.76%) CCNA
21 29 (17.37%) Exchange Server 2010
22 26 (15.57%) Citrix
23 24 (14.37%) LAN
23 24 (14.37%) TCP/IP
23 24 (14.37%) Legal
24 23 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
24 23 (13.77%) Banking
25 22 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2007

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 53 (31.74%) MS Exchange
2 35 (20.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 29 (17.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (11.98%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.59%) Lync
7 5 (2.99%) CMS
8 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.20%) IIS
10 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.60%) WorkSite
Applications
1 57 (34.13%) MS Excel
2 56 (33.53%) MS Office
3 11 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.37%) LAN
1 24 (14.37%) TCP/IP
2 20 (11.98%) WAN
3 12 (7.19%) DHCP
3 12 (7.19%) DNS
4 11 (6.59%) VoIP
5 10 (5.99%) VPN
5 10 (5.99%) Firewall
6 9 (5.39%) IP Telephony
7 7 (4.19%) Network Security
8 5 (2.99%) Internet
8 5 (2.99%) SAN
9 4 (2.40%) Wireless
10 2 (1.20%) ADSL
11 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) SQL Server
General
1 33 (19.76%) Finance
2 24 (14.37%) Legal
3 23 (13.77%) Banking
4 21 (12.57%) Law
5 11 (6.59%) Retail
6 9 (5.39%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.80%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (35.33%) Analyst
2 41 (24.55%) Desktop Support
3 40 (23.95%) Service Analyst
3 40 (23.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (10.78%) Support Analyst
5 17 (10.18%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (8.38%) Team Leader
6 14 (8.38%) IT Support
7 12 (7.19%) Help Desk Analyst
8 11 (6.59%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 11 (6.59%) Desktop Analyst
8 11 (6.59%) Deployment Engineer
9 10 (5.99%) Support Technician
10 9 (5.39%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (4.79%) Desktop Support Technician
11 8 (4.79%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (4.79%) Support Team Leader
11 8 (4.79%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.40%) WSH
2 3 (1.80%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) ODBC
3 1 (0.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.60%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.56%) Blackberry
2 17 (10.18%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (2.99%) iPhone
3 5 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.40%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.80%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.80%) PDA
5 3 (1.80%) EPoS
5 3 (1.80%) HP StorageWorks
6 2 (1.20%) EqualLogic
6 2 (1.20%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.60%) Firmware
7 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.60%) AS400
7 1 (0.60%) Informatics
7 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 124 (74.25%) Windows
2 85 (50.90%) Windows 7
3 59 (35.33%) Windows XP
4 23 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (10.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (8.98%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.99%) Linux
9 8 (4.79%) Mac OS X
10 7 (4.19%) UNIX
11 5 (2.99%) Solaris
11 5 (2.99%) SUSE
11 5 (2.99%) Debian
11 5 (2.99%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.40%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.80%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.80%) Android
14 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (53.89%) ITIL
2 20 (11.98%) Incident Management
3 19 (11.38%) Service Delivery
4 16 (9.58%) Service Management
5 12 (7.19%) Practice Management
6 10 (5.99%) Document Management
7 8 (4.79%) ITSM
7 8 (4.79%) Problem Management
8 5 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.40%) Risk Management
10 3 (1.80%) Project Management
10 3 (1.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (1.80%) Migration
10 3 (1.80%) Time Management
11 2 (1.20%) CRM
11 2 (1.20%) Configuration Management
11 2 (1.20%) Mobile Device Management
12 1 (0.60%) Investment Management
12 1 (0.60%) Change Management
12 1 (0.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.98%) SQL
2 2 (1.20%) VB
2 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (39.52%) MCP
3 58 (34.73%) MCSE
4 51 (30.54%) MCSA
5 39 (23.35%) A+ Certification
6 37 (22.16%) MCITP
7 36 (21.56%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (19.76%) CCNA
9 18 (10.78%) Degree
10 13 (7.78%) Security Cleared
11 12 (7.19%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (7.19%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (6.59%) MCTS
13 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared
14 7 (4.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (4.19%) CCA
15 5 (2.99%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (2.40%) DV Cleared
17 3 (1.80%) HP AIS
17 3 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.38%) SLA
2 11 (6.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (54.49%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.19%) XenApp
3 8 (4.79%) XenDesktop
3 8 (4.79%) vSphere
4 7 (4.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.20%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.20%) XenServer
5 2 (1.20%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (20.36%) SCCM
2 15 (8.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (7.78%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.40%) ZENworks
5 4 (2.40%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (2.40%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.80%) SCOM
6 3 (1.80%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 92 (55.09%) Microsoft
2 47 (28.14%) Cisco
3 26 (15.57%) Citrix
4 22 (13.17%) Symantec
5 19 (11.38%) HP
6 18 (10.78%) VMware
7 15 (8.98%) Avaya
8 12 (7.19%) Reuters
8 12 (7.19%) Bloomberg
9 11 (6.59%) Nortel
10 10 (5.99%) Apple
10 10 (5.99%) LANDesk
11 9 (5.39%) Dell
11 9 (5.39%) Remedy
12 7 (4.19%) McAfee
13 6 (3.59%) Mitel
13 6 (3.59%) Juniper
14 5 (2.99%) Polycom
14 5 (2.99%) ProCurve
14 5 (2.99%) Red Hat
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Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Goole, North Humberside
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Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago