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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 775 775 732
Rank change year-on-year
0 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 91 98 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.37% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 75 74 136
Average salary £24,000 £28,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £28,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +9.80%
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
28874 26629 31837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.06% 26.64% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 22749 21991 27082
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 September 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 22 September 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
(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 -24 33 £32,500 +16.07% 3
South East -8 25 £24,000 -14.28% 2
North East - 13 £19,000 - 1
South West -24 9 £22,500 -4.25% 1
Yorkshire -46 8 £34,250 -8.66% 1
West Midlands -7 2 £19,000 -19.14% 1
North West -19 2 £53,750 +53.57% 2
East of England -6 1 £25,000 +11.11% 2
MCDST
UK

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 168 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (69.64%) Windows
3 97 (57.74%) Microsoft
4 89 (52.98%) Active Directory
4 89 (52.98%) ITIL
5 83 (49.40%) Windows 7
6 63 (37.50%) MCP
7 59 (35.12%) Windows XP
8 57 (33.93%) MS Office
9 54 (32.14%) MCSE
9 54 (32.14%) MS Excel
10 52 (30.95%) MS Exchange
11 51 (30.36%) Cisco
12 50 (29.76%) MCSA
13 43 (25.60%) MCITP
14 39 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
15 36 (21.43%) A+ Certification
15 36 (21.43%) CCNA
15 36 (21.43%) SCCM
16 34 (20.24%) Blackberry
17 33 (19.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 32 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
19 31 (18.45%) Finance
20 28 (16.67%) Citrix
21 26 (15.48%) LAN
22 24 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
23 22 (13.10%) Symantec
23 22 (13.10%) TCP/IP
23 22 (13.10%) SharePoint
23 22 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2007

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 52 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 33 (19.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 32 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (13.10%) SharePoint
4 22 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.76%) Lync
6 6 (3.57%) CMS
7 4 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.19%) IIS
10 1 (0.60%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
Applications
1 57 (33.93%) MS Office
2 54 (32.14%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.48%) LAN
2 22 (13.10%) TCP/IP
3 20 (11.90%) WAN
4 13 (7.74%) DNS
4 13 (7.74%) DHCP
5 11 (6.55%) VoIP
6 7 (4.17%) IP Telephony
6 7 (4.17%) Firewall
6 7 (4.17%) VPN
7 5 (2.98%) Network Security
8 4 (2.38%) Internet
9 3 (1.79%) SAN
10 2 (1.19%) ADSL
10 2 (1.19%) Wireless
11 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (18.45%) Finance
2 21 (12.50%) Banking
3 20 (11.90%) Legal
4 18 (10.71%) Law
5 9 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.17%) Retail
7 3 (1.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 60 (35.71%) Analyst
2 46 (27.38%) Service Analyst
2 46 (27.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 39 (23.21%) Desktop Support
4 23 (13.69%) Support Engineer
5 16 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 12 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
7 12 (7.14%) IT Support
8 10 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.36%) Desktop Support Technician
9 9 (5.36%) Desktop Technician
9 9 (5.36%) Support Technician
10 8 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Team Leader
11 7 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.38%) WSH
2 3 (1.79%) Web Services
3 1 (0.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.60%) ODBC
3 1 (0.60%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.24%) Blackberry
2 19 (11.31%) Video Conferencing
2 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.17%) iPhone
4 5 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.38%) iPad
5 4 (2.38%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.79%) HP StorageWorks
7 2 (1.19%) EPoS
7 2 (1.19%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.19%) Replication
7 2 (1.19%) PDA
8 1 (0.60%) Informatics
8 1 (0.60%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.60%) AS400
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 117 (69.64%) Windows
2 83 (49.40%) Windows 7
3 59 (35.12%) Windows XP
4 24 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (10.12%) Windows 8
7 9 (5.36%) UNIX
8 8 (4.76%) Linux
9 7 (4.17%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.98%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.98%) SUSE
10 5 (2.98%) Debian
10 5 (2.98%) Solaris
11 4 (2.38%) Android
11 4 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (52.98%) ITIL
2 18 (10.71%) Service Management
3 16 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 13 (7.74%) Incident Management
5 10 (5.95%) Practice Management
5 10 (5.95%) Document Management
6 8 (4.76%) ITSM
7 7 (4.17%) Coaching
8 6 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.98%) Time Management
9 5 (2.98%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.38%) Risk Management
11 3 (1.79%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.79%) CRM
12 2 (1.19%) Migration
12 2 (1.19%) Configuration Management
12 2 (1.19%) Project Management
12 2 (1.19%) Change Control
12 2 (1.19%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.60%) VB
2 1 (0.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 168 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (37.50%) MCP
3 54 (32.14%) MCSE
4 50 (29.76%) MCSA
5 43 (25.60%) MCITP
6 39 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (21.43%) A+ Certification
7 36 (21.43%) CCNA
8 17 (10.12%) Degree
9 16 (9.52%) MCTS
9 16 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 14 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (7.74%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
13 8 (4.76%) CCA
13 8 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (4.17%) DV Cleared
15 6 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (1.79%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.50%) SLA
2 11 (6.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 89 (52.98%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.14%) XenApp
3 11 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.36%) vSphere
5 8 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.98%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.38%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.19%) XenServer
9 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (21.43%) SCCM
2 15 (8.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (6.55%) Backup Exec
4 9 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.57%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.57%) SCOM
6 4 (2.38%) ZENworks
6 4 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.79%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 97 (57.74%) Microsoft
2 51 (30.36%) Cisco
3 28 (16.67%) Citrix
4 22 (13.10%) Symantec
5 19 (11.31%) VMware
6 18 (10.71%) HP
7 14 (8.33%) Avaya
8 12 (7.14%) LANDesk
9 11 (6.55%) Nortel
9 11 (6.55%) Apple
9 11 (6.55%) Reuters
9 11 (6.55%) Bloomberg
10 10 (5.95%) Remedy
11 9 (5.36%) McAfee
12 7 (4.17%) Dell
13 6 (3.57%) Open Text
13 6 (3.57%) Mitel
14 5 (2.98%) Polycom
14 5 (2.98%) Red Hat
14 5 (2.98%) Juniper
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
North East
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Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum + 10% bonus
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
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Salary: £18k - 20k per year
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Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25,000 + Benefits
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Salary: to £23,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £20k - 24k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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