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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 770 807 755
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -52
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 84 82 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.075% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 77 76 90
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £24,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £21,225
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,250 £34,050
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £27,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
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
27102 29981 28056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.20% 27.34% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 21480 24264 22837
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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 +15 24 £29,500 -2.47% 3
South East +10 22 £24,000 -12.72% 1
Yorkshire +23 18 £25,000 +21.95% 1
North West +7 15 £26,000 +1.96% 1
West Midlands - 3 £23,000 -
South West - 2 £21,750 - 3
North East +1 1 £18,000 -18.18%
East Midlands - 1 - -
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 212 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 180 (84.91%) Windows
3 162 (76.42%) Microsoft
4 139 (65.57%) ITIL
5 130 (61.32%) Active Directory
6 120 (56.60%) MS Office
7 104 (49.06%) Windows 7
8 93 (43.87%) MCP
9 87 (41.04%) MS Excel
10 81 (38.21%) MCITP
11 70 (33.02%) LAN
12 63 (29.72%) Windows XP
13 54 (25.47%) WAN
14 51 (24.06%) MCSE
15 45 (21.23%) MCSA
16 44 (20.75%) Service Management
17 43 (20.28%) Blackberry
18 39 (18.40%) TCP/IP
19 36 (16.98%) MS Exchange
20 35 (16.51%) VMware
21 33 (15.57%) DHCP
21 33 (15.57%) DNS
22 32 (15.09%) Cisco
23 31 (14.62%) Security Cleared
24 30 (14.15%) MOS
24 30 (14.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 29 (13.68%) Legal
25 29 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
26 27 (12.74%) SCCM
26 27 (12.74%) Service Delivery

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 36 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 29 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (8.02%) SharePoint
6 16 (7.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (6.13%) Lync
8 4 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.94%) IIS
9 2 (0.94%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 120 (56.60%) MS Office
2 87 (41.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) HiPortfolio
1 2 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 70 (33.02%) LAN
2 54 (25.47%) WAN
3 39 (18.40%) TCP/IP
4 33 (15.57%) DHCP
4 33 (15.57%) DNS
5 25 (11.79%) Firewall
6 20 (9.43%) VPN
7 15 (7.08%) Wireless
8 13 (6.13%) Extranet
9 12 (5.66%) VoIP
10 11 (5.19%) VLAN
11 10 (4.72%) Internet
12 8 (3.77%) IP Telephony
13 6 (2.83%) Network Security
14 5 (2.36%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (2.36%) Wireshark
15 4 (1.89%) SAN
15 4 (1.89%) ADSL
15 4 (1.89%) Broadband
15 4 (1.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.47%) MySQL
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
General
1 29 (13.68%) Legal
2 20 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.49%) Law
4 14 (6.60%) Finance
5 5 (2.36%) Retail
6 3 (1.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 86 (40.57%) Analyst
2 59 (27.83%) Service Analyst
3 50 (23.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 43 (20.28%) Support Analyst
5 37 (17.45%) Technical Analyst
6 36 (16.98%) Desktop Support
7 31 (14.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (13.68%) Support Engineer
9 23 (10.85%) Desktop Engineer
10 22 (10.38%) Technical Support
11 21 (9.91%) Team Leader
12 20 (9.43%) IT Support
13 19 (8.96%) Technical Support Analyst
14 18 (8.49%) Technical Services Analyst
15 13 (6.13%) Service Desk Team Leader
16 12 (5.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 12 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
17 11 (5.19%) Technical Team Leader
18 9 (4.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 8 (3.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.72%) Software Packaging
2 8 (3.77%) Web Services
3 4 (1.89%) WSH
4 1 (0.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.28%) Blackberry
2 13 (6.13%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.66%) Replication
4 11 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.72%) iPad
5 10 (4.72%) iPhone
5 10 (4.72%) Mathematics
6 9 (4.25%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (3.77%) CMDB
8 5 (2.36%) Statistics
9 4 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
9 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.42%) User Experience
11 1 (0.47%) AS400
11 1 (0.47%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 180 (84.91%) Windows
2 104 (49.06%) Windows 7
3 63 (29.72%) Windows XP
4 27 (12.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (9.43%) UNIX
7 18 (8.49%) Windows 8
8 17 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (8.02%) Apple iOS
8 17 (8.02%) Windows Vista
9 15 (7.08%) Linux
10 12 (5.66%) Android
11 11 (5.19%) Solaris
12 10 (4.72%) Mac OS
13 8 (3.77%) AIX
14 4 (1.89%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.42%) SUSE
15 3 (1.42%) Debian
16 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (65.57%) ITIL
2 44 (20.75%) Service Management
3 27 (12.74%) Service Delivery
4 26 (12.26%) Document Management
5 20 (9.43%) Incident Management
6 15 (7.08%) ITIL V3
7 14 (6.60%) Asset Management
8 11 (5.19%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.30%) ITSM
10 6 (2.83%) Change Management
10 6 (2.83%) Time Management
11 5 (2.36%) Change Control
11 5 (2.36%) Migration
12 4 (1.89%) Risk Management
12 4 (1.89%) Mobile Device Management
13 3 (1.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 2 (0.94%) Software Deployment
14 2 (0.94%) Software Distribution
14 2 (0.94%) Software License Management
14 2 (0.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.66%) SQL
2 5 (2.36%) C
3 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 212 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (43.87%) MCP
3 81 (38.21%) MCITP
4 51 (24.06%) MCSE
5 45 (21.23%) MCSA
6 31 (14.62%) Security Cleared
7 30 (14.15%) MOS
8 27 (12.74%) A+ Certification
9 25 (11.79%) MCTS
10 20 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (9.43%) CCNA
11 14 (6.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (5.66%) CCENT
13 10 (4.72%) SC Cleared
14 8 (3.77%) DV Cleared
15 5 (2.36%) Degree
15 5 (2.36%) CCA
15 5 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 130 (61.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.60%) vSphere
4 9 (4.25%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.77%) VMware Server
6 5 (2.36%) XenApp
7 4 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (12.74%) SCCM
2 8 (3.77%) NetBackup
2 8 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (3.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 8 (3.77%) SCOM
3 4 (1.89%) WSUS
4 3 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.94%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.94%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 162 (76.42%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.51%) VMware
3 32 (15.09%) Cisco
4 24 (11.32%) Citrix
5 18 (8.49%) Apple
6 14 (6.60%) ServiceNow
7 9 (4.25%) Symantec
8 8 (3.77%) Sun
8 8 (3.77%) HP
8 8 (3.77%) MobileIron
9 7 (3.30%) Oracle
10 5 (2.36%) Reuters
10 5 (2.36%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.89%) Sophos
11 4 (1.89%) Remedy
11 4 (1.89%) McAfee
11 4 (1.89%) NetApp
11 4 (1.89%) SAP
11 4 (1.89%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.89%) Polycom
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Salary: £27500 - £34000 per annum + Benefits, Overtime, On Call
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits, Overtime, On Call
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago