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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 798 811 756
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -55
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 80 86 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.079% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 77 64 87
Average salary £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% -3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,750 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -4.80%
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
27700 29685 27680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.15% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22226 23429 22563
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 21 £35,000 +16.66% 6
South East -3 21 £24,000 +2.12%
North West +9 16 £25,250 -51.90%
Yorkshire +12 9 £21,000 -23.63% 1
East of England +9 5 £23,000 -8.00% 2
South West -11 3 £28,000 +24.44%
East Midlands - 3 £25,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £25,750 -
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 175 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (83.43%) Microsoft
3 140 (80.00%) Windows
4 121 (69.14%) ITIL
5 118 (67.43%) Active Directory
6 101 (57.71%) MS Office
7 86 (49.14%) Windows 7
8 78 (44.57%) MCP
9 75 (42.86%) MS Excel
10 61 (34.86%) MCITP
11 58 (33.14%) Windows XP
12 50 (28.57%) LAN
13 48 (27.43%) MCSE
14 47 (26.86%) Service Management
15 46 (26.29%) WAN
16 43 (24.57%) MCSA
17 40 (22.86%) SCCM
18 38 (21.71%) MS Exchange
19 35 (20.00%) Citrix
20 30 (17.14%) Blackberry
21 29 (16.57%) Cisco
22 28 (16.00%) TCP/IP
23 27 (15.43%) Service Delivery
23 27 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
24 25 (14.29%) DNS
24 25 (14.29%) DHCP
24 25 (14.29%) Finance
24 25 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
25 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared
26 21 (12.00%) MCTS

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (8.57%) Lync
4 15 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (7.43%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.14%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 101 (57.71%) MS Office
2 75 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (28.57%) LAN
2 46 (26.29%) WAN
3 28 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 25 (14.29%) DHCP
4 25 (14.29%) DNS
5 19 (10.86%) Firewall
6 18 (10.29%) VLAN
7 13 (7.43%) Internet
7 13 (7.43%) VoIP
8 9 (5.14%) VPN
9 8 (4.57%) Wireless
10 7 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (3.43%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (3.43%) IPsec
11 6 (3.43%) Wireshark
11 6 (3.43%) Extranet
12 3 (1.71%) Network Security
13 2 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
13 2 (1.14%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
General
1 25 (14.29%) Finance
2 19 (10.86%) Telecoms
3 14 (8.00%) Legal
4 9 (5.14%) Law
5 6 (3.43%) Retail
6 5 (2.86%) Banking
7 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.57%) Front Office
9 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (43.43%) Analyst
2 49 (28.00%) Service Analyst
3 44 (25.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 35 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 32 (18.29%) Support Engineer
6 28 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (15.43%) Technical Analyst
8 24 (13.71%) Desktop Engineer
8 24 (13.71%) Desktop Support
9 16 (9.14%) Technical Support
10 15 (8.57%) Technical Services Analyst
11 13 (7.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (6.29%) Technical Support Analyst
13 10 (5.71%) IT Support
14 8 (4.57%) Network Support
14 8 (4.57%) Team Leader
15 6 (3.43%) Network Support Engineer
15 6 (3.43%) Network Engineer
15 6 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
16 5 (2.86%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.43%) Software Packaging
2 11 (6.29%) Web Services
3 4 (2.29%) WSH
4 2 (1.14%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.14%) Blackberry
2 16 (9.14%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.57%) Replication
4 9 (5.14%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (5.14%) iPhone
4 9 (5.14%) iPad
5 7 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.00%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.86%) Statistics
7 4 (2.29%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.14%) Derivative
8 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.14%) User Experience
9 1 (0.57%) AS400
9 1 (0.57%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 140 (80.00%) Windows
2 86 (49.14%) Windows 7
3 58 (33.14%) Windows XP
4 27 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.86%) Linux
6 12 (6.86%) Windows 8
7 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.71%) Apple iOS
9 9 (5.14%) Android
9 9 (5.14%) UNIX
10 7 (4.00%) Solaris
10 7 (4.00%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.71%) SUSE
11 3 (1.71%) Debian
12 2 (1.14%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (69.14%) ITIL
2 47 (26.86%) Service Management
3 27 (15.43%) Service Delivery
4 15 (8.57%) Asset Management
5 13 (7.43%) Patch Management
6 12 (6.86%) Document Management
7 11 (6.29%) Change Management
7 11 (6.29%) Data Protection
8 9 (5.14%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.43%) Time Management
9 6 (3.43%) ITIL V3
9 6 (3.43%) Change Control
10 5 (2.86%) Project Management
11 4 (2.29%) ITSM
11 4 (2.29%) Risk Management
11 4 (2.29%) Server Building
12 3 (1.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (1.71%) Problem Management
13 2 (1.14%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (1.14%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.43%) SQL
2 1 (0.57%) VBA
2 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.57%) C
2 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 175 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (44.57%) MCP
3 61 (34.86%) MCITP
4 48 (27.43%) MCSE
5 43 (24.57%) MCSA
6 23 (13.14%) Security Cleared
7 21 (12.00%) MCTS
8 18 (10.29%) CCENT
9 16 (9.14%) MOS
10 11 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (6.29%) CCNA
11 9 (5.14%) A+ Certification
12 8 (4.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (2.29%) Degree
15 3 (1.71%) CCA
15 3 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
17 1 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (67.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.86%) vSphere
4 4 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.29%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.71%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.14%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 40 (22.86%) SCCM
2 4 (2.29%) SCOM
2 4 (2.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (2.29%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.71%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.57%) OpenView
5 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.57%) DameWare
Vendors
1 146 (83.43%) Microsoft
2 35 (20.00%) Citrix
3 29 (16.57%) Cisco
4 18 (10.29%) VMware
5 17 (9.71%) ServiceNow
6 11 (6.29%) Apple
7 9 (5.14%) Oracle
8 8 (4.57%) Sun
9 7 (4.00%) HP
9 7 (4.00%) Avaya
9 7 (4.00%) MobileIron
9 7 (4.00%) AppSense
10 6 (3.43%) McAfee
10 6 (3.43%) Reuters
10 6 (3.43%) Bloomberg
11 4 (2.29%) Remedy
11 4 (2.29%) Polycom
12 3 (1.71%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.71%) Dell
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