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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 175 153 191
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +38
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 18 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.48% 0.33% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 1.00% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 18 11 5
Average salary £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £36,500 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
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
1345 1105 1650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 35.54% 33.49% 38.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 913 1336
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 January 2015. 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
Southampton +2 6 £26,000 +28.39%
Andover - 6 £24,000 -
Portsmouth - 2 £24,000 -
MCDST
South East

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (82.14%) MS Excel
3 21 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 21 (75.00%) Windows
4 19 (67.86%) MCTS
4 19 (67.86%) MCITP
5 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
6 16 (57.14%) MCP
7 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
7 15 (53.57%) DV Cleared
7 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
7 15 (53.57%) Service Delivery
7 15 (53.57%) LAN
7 15 (53.57%) WAN
7 15 (53.57%) MS Office
7 15 (53.57%) ITIL
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Vista
10 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
10 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.29%) ProCurve
10 4 (14.29%) XenApp
10 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
10 4 (14.29%) vSphere
10 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
10 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (14.29%) CCNA
10 4 (14.29%) Active Directory

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (82.14%) MS Excel
2 15 (53.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) LAN
1 15 (53.57%) WAN
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
2 4 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Analyst
1 19 (67.86%) Service Analyst
1 19 (67.86%) Service Desk Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Technical Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Technical Services Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) IT Support
3 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.57%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Vista
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Service Delivery
1 15 (53.57%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (67.86%) MCTS
2 19 (67.86%) MCITP
3 16 (57.14%) MCP
4 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
4 15 (53.57%) DV Cleared
4 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.29%) CCNA
5 4 (14.29%) CCA
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (14.29%) MCSE
5 4 (14.29%) MCSA
5 4 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (14.29%) XenApp
1 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
1 4 (14.29%) vSphere
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) ProCurve
2 4 (14.29%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) NetApp
2 4 (14.29%) VMware