The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 88 - 89
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 4 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.32% - 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% - 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 3
Average salary £23,000 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
- -9.43%
MCDST
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
313 272 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.98% 24.46% 30.71%
Number of salaries quoted 243 191 263
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,400 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Sun
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 4 (100.00%) Finance

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 4 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Sun