The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire 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 180 182 197
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 16 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.40% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 0.48% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 10
Average salary £24,000 £23,750 £24,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% -4.04%
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £28,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +9.80%
MCDST
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1480 1240 1585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.24% 32.35% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1234 1010 1354
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Hampshire

MCDST
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Hampshire 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
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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
Southampton 0 5 £18,250 -3.94%
Andover - 4 £24,000 -
Fareham - 4 £23,500 -
Portsmouth - 3 £24,000 -
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) MCITP
3 17 (70.83%) Windows 7
4 14 (58.33%) Windows XP
5 13 (54.17%) ITIL
6 12 (50.00%) MCP
7 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
7 11 (45.83%) LAN
8 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
8 10 (41.67%) MCTS
9 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
9 9 (37.50%) HP
10 8 (33.33%) Cisco
10 8 (33.33%) MS Office
10 8 (33.33%) VMware
11 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
11 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
11 7 (29.17%) DV Cleared
11 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
11 7 (29.17%) WAN
11 7 (29.17%) Citrix
11 7 (29.17%) Windows 8
12 6 (25.00%) A+ Certification
12 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
13 5 (20.83%) MCSE
13 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire 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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.17%) Joomla!
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) LAN
2 7 (29.17%) WAN
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
1 13 (54.17%) Service Analyst
1 13 (54.17%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Services Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (4.17%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Windows 7
3 14 (58.33%) Windows XP
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (29.17%) Windows 8
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (75.00%) MCITP
3 12 (50.00%) MCP
4 10 (41.67%) MCTS
5 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) DV Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) A+ Certification
7 5 (20.83%) MCSE
8 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (12.50%) CCNP
8 3 (12.50%) CCA
8 3 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (12.50%) MCSA
9 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
3 3 (12.50%) XenApp
3 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) HP
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco
3 8 (33.33%) VMware
4 7 (29.17%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) ProCurve
5 3 (12.50%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Apple