The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 134 122 161
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +39
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 7 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.35% 0.052% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 2
Average salary £23,500 £28,000 £19,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.07% +43.58%
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
609 657 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.31% 34.09% 28.37%
Number of salaries quoted 488 484 649
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 £25,050 £25,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

MCDST
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the Hertfordshire 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
Watford -6 4 £23,500 -16.07%
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £22,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £31,000 -
MCDST
East of England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) MCSE
2 8 (72.73%) MCP
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
3 7 (63.64%) MCSA
3 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 7 (63.64%) MCITP
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 8
4 4 (36.36%) MobileIron
4 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
4 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 4 (36.36%) LANDesk
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Android
4 4 (36.36%) Mac OS
4 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Symantec
5 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) IIS
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) Veeam
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 8
3 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 4 (36.36%) Android
3 4 (36.36%) Mac OS
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) MCSE
2 8 (72.73%) MCP
3 7 (63.64%) MCSA
3 7 (63.64%) MCITP
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) MCTS
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) MobileIron
2 4 (36.36%) LANDesk
3 3 (27.27%) Symantec
3 3 (27.27%) Veeam
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
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