The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 604 580 573
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 33 51 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.072% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 25 33 59
Average salary £32,500 £28,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.07% -13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,100 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £28,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +9.80%
MCDST
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11365 11017 13077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.77% 24.68% 25.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9066 9080 11180
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCDST
Salary Trend in London

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

MCDST Salary Trend in London

MCDST
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the London region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

MCDST Salary Histogram in London

MCDST
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the London 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
(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
City of London -23 3 £52,500 +75.00%
Chiswick - 1 £25,000 -
Enfield - 1 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (67.90%) Windows
3 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
4 43 (53.09%) Microsoft
4 43 (53.09%) ITIL
4 43 (53.09%) Windows 7
5 33 (40.74%) MCSE
6 31 (38.27%) MS Excel
7 29 (35.80%) MS Office
7 29 (35.80%) Finance
8 28 (34.57%) Windows XP
8 28 (34.57%) CCNA
8 28 (34.57%) Cisco
8 28 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 27 (33.33%) MCSA
10 26 (32.10%) MCP
10 26 (32.10%) Blackberry
11 25 (30.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 21 (25.93%) Banking
13 20 (24.69%) SCCM
14 19 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (22.22%) Law
16 17 (20.99%) A+ Certification
16 17 (20.99%) Legal
17 16 (19.75%) Exchange Server 2007
17 16 (19.75%) Citrix
18 15 (18.52%) TCP/IP
18 15 (18.52%) Degree
19 14 (17.28%) MCITP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the London 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 27 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 25 (30.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (23.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (19.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (13.58%) SharePoint
6 6 (7.41%) CMS
7 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.23%) WorkSite
Applications
1 31 (38.27%) MS Excel
2 29 (35.80%) MS Office
3 7 (8.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 11 (13.58%) WAN
3 9 (11.11%) LAN
4 5 (6.17%) Network Security
4 5 (6.17%) DNS
4 5 (6.17%) DHCP
4 5 (6.17%) VoIP
5 4 (4.94%) VPN
6 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.47%) ADSL
7 2 (2.47%) SAN
7 2 (2.47%) Internet
7 2 (2.47%) Wireless
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco IPT
General
1 29 (35.80%) Finance
2 21 (25.93%) Banking
3 18 (22.22%) Law
4 17 (20.99%) Legal
5 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (33.33%) Analyst
2 23 (28.40%) Service Analyst
2 23 (28.40%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (22.22%) Desktop Support
4 11 (13.58%) Deployment Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (12.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.64%) Team Leader
7 6 (7.41%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Support Technician
9 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support Technician
9 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 4 (4.94%) Desktop Technician
10 3 (3.70%) IT Support
10 3 (3.70%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 3 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Desktop Team Leader
10 3 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.10%) Blackberry
2 13 (16.05%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) EPoS
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.47%) Replication
5 2 (2.47%) PDA
5 2 (2.47%) iPhone
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 55 (67.90%) Windows
2 43 (53.09%) Windows 7
3 28 (34.57%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.64%) Linux
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.17%) SUSE
6 5 (6.17%) Debian
6 5 (6.17%) UNIX
6 5 (6.17%) Solaris
7 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.09%) ITIL
2 11 (13.58%) Service Management
3 10 (12.35%) Practice Management
3 10 (12.35%) Document Management
4 9 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 7 (8.64%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.41%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.94%) ITSM
7 4 (4.94%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.70%) Coaching
9 2 (2.47%) Project Management
9 2 (2.47%) Migration
9 2 (2.47%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.23%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (40.74%) MCSE
3 28 (34.57%) CCNA
3 28 (34.57%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (33.33%) MCSA
5 26 (32.10%) MCP
6 17 (20.99%) A+ Certification
7 15 (18.52%) Degree
8 14 (17.28%) MCITP
9 7 (8.64%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
12 4 (4.94%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
14 2 (2.47%) CCA
14 2 (2.47%) IBM Certification
14 2 (2.47%) Project+ Certification
14 2 (2.47%) MOS
14 2 (2.47%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.88%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) XenApp
3 3 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (24.69%) SCCM
2 11 (13.58%) Backup Exec
2 11 (13.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.70%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 43 (53.09%) Microsoft
2 28 (34.57%) Cisco
3 16 (19.75%) Citrix
4 12 (14.81%) Symantec
5 11 (13.58%) Reuters
5 11 (13.58%) Bloomberg
5 11 (13.58%) Avaya
5 11 (13.58%) Nortel
6 8 (9.88%) Remedy
6 8 (9.88%) LANDesk
7 6 (7.41%) McAfee
7 6 (7.41%) Open Text
8 5 (6.17%) Polycom
8 5 (6.17%) Mitel
8 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.17%) HP
8 5 (6.17%) Dell
9 4 (4.94%) Altiris
10 3 (3.70%) Oracle
11 2 (2.47%) IBM
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago