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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 746 778 767
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 119 85 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.085% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 109 72 98
Average salary £24,500 £27,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.90% +17.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,075 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £35,000 £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%
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
28566 27086 30468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.93% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22991 21625 25793
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -8 42 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire -6 17 £24,500 -7.54% 3
East of England -12 16 £27,000 -1.81% 1
South East -17 14 £26,000 -0.95% 2
North West -3 12 £26,000 +23.80%
North East - 11 £21,000 -
South West -7 7 £21,000 -4.54%
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 155 (74.16%) Windows
3 126 (60.29%) Active Directory
4 124 (59.33%) Microsoft
5 106 (50.72%) ITIL
6 95 (45.45%) MS Office
7 94 (44.98%) Windows 7
8 82 (39.23%) MCP
9 77 (36.84%) MCITP
10 71 (33.97%) MS Excel
11 56 (26.79%) MCSA
11 56 (26.79%) Windows XP
12 52 (24.88%) MCSE
13 47 (22.49%) LAN
14 40 (19.14%) MS Exchange
15 37 (17.70%) A+ Certification
16 36 (17.22%) Cisco
17 33 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
17 33 (15.79%) VMware
18 32 (15.31%) CCNA
19 31 (14.83%) Security Cleared
20 30 (14.35%) SharePoint
20 30 (14.35%) TCP/IP
21 29 (13.88%) SCCM
22 28 (13.40%) Citrix
23 27 (12.92%) MCTS
24 25 (11.96%) SLA
24 25 (11.96%) Windows 8
25 24 (11.48%) UNIX
25 24 (11.48%) WAN

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 40 (19.14%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.35%) SharePoint
3 23 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (7.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (6.22%) Lync
7 12 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.87%) IIS
9 6 (2.87%) CMS
10 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.48%) Apache
Applications
1 95 (45.45%) MS Office
2 71 (33.97%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.49%) LAN
2 30 (14.35%) TCP/IP
3 24 (11.48%) WAN
4 19 (9.09%) DHCP
4 19 (9.09%) DNS
5 18 (8.61%) VPN
6 15 (7.18%) Firewall
7 9 (4.31%) VoIP
8 5 (2.39%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.96%) Network Security
9 2 (0.96%) Extranet
9 2 (0.96%) Wireless
10 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.48%) Intranet
10 1 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) MySQL
General
1 20 (9.57%) Finance
2 19 (9.09%) Legal
3 18 (8.61%) Law
4 11 (5.26%) Banking
5 5 (2.39%) Retail
5 5 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.91%) Advertising
7 3 (1.44%) French Language
7 3 (1.44%) German Language
7 3 (1.44%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.44%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 73 (34.93%) Analyst
2 51 (24.40%) Desktop Support
3 43 (20.57%) Service Analyst
4 42 (20.10%) Service Desk Analyst
5 39 (18.66%) Support Engineer
6 34 (16.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 32 (15.31%) Support Analyst
8 18 (8.61%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (7.18%) IT Support
10 13 (6.22%) Technical Analyst
11 12 (5.74%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (5.74%) Deployment Engineer
12 11 (5.26%) Support Technician
13 10 (4.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 10 (4.78%) Server Engineer
13 10 (4.78%) Desktop Analyst
13 10 (4.78%) VMware Engineer
13 10 (4.78%) Exchange Engineer
13 10 (4.78%) Windows Server Engineer
14 9 (4.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.91%) WSH
2 2 (0.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) ODBC
3 1 (0.48%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.00%) Blackberry
2 18 (8.61%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.74%) CMDB
5 9 (4.31%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.35%) Replication
6 7 (3.35%) User Experience
7 4 (1.91%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (1.91%) iPhone
7 4 (1.91%) iPad
8 2 (0.96%) FMCG
8 2 (0.96%) Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Informatics
9 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.48%) AS400
9 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.48%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 155 (74.16%) Windows
2 94 (44.98%) Windows 7
3 56 (26.79%) Windows XP
4 25 (11.96%) Windows 8
5 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (11.48%) UNIX
6 22 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (10.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (6.70%) AIX
9 13 (6.22%) Solaris
10 10 (4.78%) Linux
11 8 (3.83%) Windows Vista
12 7 (3.35%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.87%) Android
13 6 (2.87%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (1.44%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.96%) SUSE
16 2 (0.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (50.72%) ITIL
2 22 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 20 (9.57%) Service Delivery
4 14 (6.70%) Service Management
4 14 (6.70%) Document Management
5 8 (3.83%) Practice Management
6 6 (2.87%) Asset Management
7 5 (2.39%) Time Management
7 5 (2.39%) ITIL V3
7 5 (2.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.39%) ITSM
8 4 (1.91%) Risk Management
9 3 (1.44%) Mentoring
10 2 (0.96%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (0.96%) CRM
10 2 (0.96%) Configuration Management
10 2 (0.96%) Change Control
10 2 (0.96%) Load Balancing
11 1 (0.48%) Problem Management
11 1 (0.48%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.61%) SQL
2 5 (2.39%) C
Qualifications
1 209 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (39.23%) MCP
3 77 (36.84%) MCITP
4 56 (26.79%) MCSA
5 52 (24.88%) MCSE
6 37 (17.70%) A+ Certification
7 33 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (15.31%) CCNA
9 31 (14.83%) Security Cleared
10 27 (12.92%) MCTS
11 22 (10.53%) SC Cleared
12 13 (6.22%) MOS
13 11 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (4.78%) DV Cleared
14 10 (4.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (4.31%) Degree
16 8 (3.83%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (2.39%) CCENT
18 4 (1.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.96%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 126 (60.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.70%) vSphere
4 11 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.78%) VMware Server
5 10 (4.78%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.35%) XenApp
7 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.96%) XenServer
9 1 (0.48%) Firmware
9 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 29 (13.88%) SCCM
2 12 (5.74%) SCOM
2 12 (5.74%) NetBackup
3 10 (4.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (4.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (3.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (2.87%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.39%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.91%) ZENworks
8 3 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.96%) WSUS
10 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 124 (59.33%) Microsoft
2 36 (17.22%) Cisco
3 33 (15.79%) VMware
4 28 (13.40%) Citrix
5 17 (8.13%) Symantec
6 15 (7.18%) McAfee
7 12 (5.74%) LANDesk
8 10 (4.78%) Sun
9 8 (3.83%) Apple
10 7 (3.35%) Open Text
11 6 (2.87%) Polycom
11 6 (2.87%) Sophos
11 6 (2.87%) HP
12 5 (2.39%) Juniper
12 5 (2.39%) Mitel
13 4 (1.91%) Remedy
13 4 (1.91%) Reuters
13 4 (1.91%) Bloomberg
13 4 (1.91%) Avaya
14 3 (1.44%) Veeam
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