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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 769 783 744
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 108 95 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.34% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 104 78 120
Average salary £24,000 £26,250 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,150 £21,225 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,000 £36,800
UK excluding London average salary £23,500 £27,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +10.20%
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
29078 27689 31132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.77% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 23445 22452 26309
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 November 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 26 November 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 -11 33 £25,000 -3.84% 4
Yorkshire -20 17 £26,500 +8.16% 2
North East - 17 £21,000 - 1
East of England -32 12 £27,000 - 1
South East -22 11 £24,000 -14.28% 1
North West -5 9 £23,000 +9.52% 2
South West -10 8 £22,500 -4.25% 1
West Midlands -11 1 £19,000 -45.71% 1
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 193 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 143 (74.09%) Windows
3 120 (62.18%) Active Directory
4 119 (61.66%) Microsoft
5 98 (50.78%) Windows 7
6 96 (49.74%) ITIL
7 80 (41.45%) MS Office
8 74 (38.34%) MCP
9 69 (35.75%) MS Excel
10 64 (33.16%) Windows XP
10 64 (33.16%) MCITP
11 57 (29.53%) MCSA
12 56 (29.02%) MCSE
13 53 (27.46%) MS Exchange
14 48 (24.87%) Cisco
15 37 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
16 35 (18.13%) CCNA
16 35 (18.13%) LAN
16 35 (18.13%) SharePoint
16 35 (18.13%) SCCM
17 31 (16.06%) Windows Server 2008
17 31 (16.06%) Citrix
17 31 (16.06%) VMware
18 30 (15.54%) Exchange Server 2010
19 28 (14.51%) A+ Certification
19 28 (14.51%) Windows 8
20 26 (13.47%) SLA
21 25 (12.95%) TCP/IP
21 25 (12.95%) Security Cleared
22 24 (12.44%) Windows Server 2012

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (27.46%) MS Exchange
2 35 (18.13%) SharePoint
3 30 (15.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (10.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (7.77%) Lync
7 13 (6.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (3.11%) CMS
10 4 (2.07%) IIS
11 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.52%) Joomla!
Applications
1 80 (41.45%) MS Office
2 69 (35.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.13%) LAN
2 25 (12.95%) TCP/IP
3 17 (8.81%) WAN
4 16 (8.29%) DHCP
4 16 (8.29%) DNS
5 12 (6.22%) Firewall
6 10 (5.18%) VPN
7 8 (4.15%) VoIP
8 3 (1.55%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.52%) Intranet
9 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.63%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (11.40%) Finance
2 17 (8.81%) Legal
3 16 (8.29%) Law
4 13 (6.74%) Banking
5 5 (2.59%) Retail
5 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.07%) Advertising
7 3 (1.55%) French Language
7 3 (1.55%) German Language
7 3 (1.55%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.55%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 63 (32.64%) Analyst
2 41 (21.24%) Desktop Support
3 38 (19.69%) Service Analyst
3 38 (19.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 37 (19.17%) Support Engineer
5 29 (15.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (12.44%) Support Analyst
7 15 (7.77%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (6.22%) Deployment Engineer
8 12 (6.22%) IT Support
9 11 (5.70%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (5.18%) Support Technician
11 9 (4.66%) Field Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) VMware Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Windows Server Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Exchange Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Server Engineer
12 8 (4.15%) Desktop Support Technician
12 8 (4.15%) Desktop Technician
12 8 (4.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.07%) WSH
2 2 (1.04%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) ODBC
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.40%) Blackberry
2 21 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.84%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.63%) Replication
4 7 (3.63%) User Experience
5 5 (2.59%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.59%) CMDB
6 4 (2.07%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (2.07%) iPhone
6 4 (2.07%) iPad
7 2 (1.04%) HP StorageWorks
7 2 (1.04%) FMCG
7 2 (1.04%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) Informatics
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.52%) AS400
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 143 (74.09%) Windows
2 98 (50.78%) Windows 7
3 64 (33.16%) Windows XP
4 31 (16.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (14.51%) Windows 8
6 24 (12.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (7.77%) UNIX
9 7 (3.63%) Windows Vista
9 7 (3.63%) AIX
10 6 (3.11%) Solaris
10 6 (3.11%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.59%) Linux
11 5 (2.59%) Android
12 4 (2.07%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.04%) SUSE
14 2 (1.04%) Debian
15 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (49.74%) ITIL
2 20 (10.36%) Incident Management
3 17 (8.81%) Service Delivery
4 11 (5.70%) Service Management
5 9 (4.66%) Practice Management
5 9 (4.66%) Document Management
6 6 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.11%) Asset Management
7 5 (2.59%) Time Management
7 5 (2.59%) ITSM
7 5 (2.59%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.07%) Risk Management
9 3 (1.55%) CRM
9 3 (1.55%) Coaching
10 2 (1.04%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.04%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.04%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.04%) Change Control
10 2 (1.04%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.29%) SQL
2 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 193 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (38.34%) MCP
3 64 (33.16%) MCITP
4 57 (29.53%) MCSA
5 56 (29.02%) MCSE
6 37 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (18.13%) CCNA
8 28 (14.51%) A+ Certification
9 25 (12.95%) Security Cleared
10 24 (12.44%) MCTS
11 19 (9.84%) SC Cleared
12 15 (7.77%) Degree
13 12 (6.22%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (5.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (5.18%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (5.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (3.63%) DV Cleared
16 7 (3.63%) MOS
17 4 (2.07%) CCA
17 4 (2.07%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.47%) SLA
2 8 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 120 (62.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.74%) vSphere
4 9 (4.66%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.66%) VMware Server
5 8 (4.15%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.15%) XenApp
6 4 (2.07%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.04%) XenServer
8 1 (0.52%) Firmware
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 35 (18.13%) SCCM
2 12 (6.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (5.70%) SCOM
3 11 (5.70%) NetBackup
4 10 (5.18%) Backup Exec
5 9 (4.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (3.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (2.07%) ZENworks
7 4 (2.07%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 119 (61.66%) Microsoft
2 48 (24.87%) Cisco
3 31 (16.06%) Citrix
3 31 (16.06%) VMware
4 19 (9.84%) Symantec
5 15 (7.77%) McAfee
6 12 (6.22%) Avaya
6 12 (6.22%) HP
7 11 (5.70%) LANDesk
8 9 (4.66%) Sun
9 8 (4.15%) Apple
9 8 (4.15%) Nortel
10 7 (3.63%) Open Text
11 6 (3.11%) Polycom
12 5 (2.59%) Mitel
12 5 (2.59%) Reuters
12 5 (2.59%) Bloomberg
13 4 (2.07%) Juniper
13 4 (2.07%) Sophos
13 4 (2.07%) Remedy
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CPS Group UK
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 24k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £26k - 32k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
Qualserv Consulting
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + great opportunity
Posted: 6 days ago
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AQA
Salary: £26,124 per annum Rising to £30,428 per annum
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