The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 104 79 119
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +40
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.14% 0.31% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 1.20% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £27,000 £22,250 £18,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.34% +18.66%
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £22,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+14.44% -4.25%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
341 251 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.15% 25.77% 25.90%
Number of salaries quoted 253 204 283
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
East of England

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCDST
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Essex region.

MCDST Salary Trend in Essex

MCDST
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Brentwood - 2 £27,000 -
MCDST
East of England

MCDST
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) Handset
2 5 (71.43%) SCCM
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VoIP
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
1 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Desktop Support
1 5 (71.43%) Support Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
1 5 (71.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft