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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 589 604 587
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 24 54 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.11% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.43% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 19 52 31
Average salary £29,500 £30,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.47% +0.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,500 £27,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
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
11211 12562 11098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.81% 25.82% 25.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9196 10215 9015
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 2015.

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 May 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
City of London +46 8 £29,250 +42.68%
Twickenham - 3 £35,000 -
Brentford - 2 £37,500 -
Isleworth - 2 £37,500 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (89.83%) Windows
3 44 (74.58%) ITIL
4 42 (71.19%) Microsoft
5 37 (62.71%) Active Directory
6 32 (54.24%) LAN
7 31 (52.54%) Windows 7
8 29 (49.15%) TCP/IP
9 27 (45.76%) MCP
9 27 (45.76%) MS Office
10 24 (40.68%) WAN
11 21 (35.59%) MS Excel
12 19 (32.20%) Blackberry
13 18 (30.51%) VPN
14 17 (28.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 17 (28.81%) MCITP
15 16 (27.12%) DNS
15 16 (27.12%) DHCP
16 15 (25.42%) Wireless
17 14 (23.73%) Finance
17 14 (23.73%) Windows XP
18 13 (22.03%) Linux
18 13 (22.03%) MCSA
19 12 (20.34%) MCSE
19 12 (20.34%) UNIX
19 12 (20.34%) A+ Certification
20 11 (18.64%) Solaris
20 11 (18.64%) SLA
20 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
21 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17 (28.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (8.47%) Lync
2 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (8.47%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.39%) WorkSite
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) Apache
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (45.76%) MS Office
2 21 (35.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.69%) MS Project
4 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (54.24%) LAN
2 29 (49.15%) TCP/IP
3 24 (40.68%) WAN
4 18 (30.51%) VPN
5 16 (27.12%) DNS
5 16 (27.12%) DHCP
6 15 (25.42%) Wireless
7 8 (13.56%) IP Telephony
8 6 (10.17%) VoIP
8 6 (10.17%) Network Security
9 4 (6.78%) Internet
9 4 (6.78%) ADSL
9 4 (6.78%) Broadband
9 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
9 4 (6.78%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (6.78%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (3.39%) Extranet
10 2 (3.39%) Firewall
11 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) MySQL
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 4 (6.78%) Legal
4 3 (5.08%) Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (52.54%) Desktop Support
2 20 (33.90%) Analyst
3 15 (25.42%) Support Analyst
4 13 (22.03%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (18.64%) Desktop Analyst
5 11 (18.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 11 (18.64%) Support Engineer
5 11 (18.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (15.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) IT Support
8 5 (8.47%) Support Technician
8 5 (8.47%) Service Analyst
8 5 (8.47%) IT Support Technician
8 5 (8.47%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Technical Support
9 3 (5.08%) Team Leader
9 3 (5.08%) Technical Support Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) WSH
2 1 (1.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) Blackberry
2 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (15.25%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (13.56%) CMDB
5 5 (8.47%) Statistics
6 4 (6.78%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.39%) Replication
7 2 (3.39%) User Experience
8 1 (1.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 53 (89.83%) Windows
2 31 (52.54%) Windows 7
3 14 (23.73%) Windows XP
4 13 (22.03%) Linux
5 12 (20.34%) UNIX
6 11 (18.64%) Solaris
7 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (13.56%) AIX
9 8 (13.56%) Android
9 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (8.47%) Mac OS
10 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
11 4 (6.78%) Windows Vista
12 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (5.08%) SUSE
12 3 (5.08%) Debian
13 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (74.58%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
3 5 (8.47%) ITSM
3 5 (8.47%) Service Management
4 4 (6.78%) Asset Management
4 4 (6.78%) Document Management
4 4 (6.78%) Time Management
4 4 (6.78%) Risk Management
4 4 (6.78%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (6.78%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.39%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.39%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.39%) Software License Management
6 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.69%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (1.69%) Migration
6 1 (1.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (45.76%) MCP
3 17 (28.81%) MCITP
4 13 (22.03%) MCSA
5 12 (20.34%) MCSE
5 12 (20.34%) A+ Certification
6 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (15.25%) CCNA
7 3 (5.08%) MOS
8 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.39%) Degree
8 2 (3.39%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.69%) CCENT
9 1 (1.69%) MCPD
9 1 (1.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (62.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (6.78%) WSUS
4 2 (3.39%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (71.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) Apple
3 7 (11.86%) Cisco
4 6 (10.17%) Oracle
5 5 (8.47%) Reuters
5 5 (8.47%) Bloomberg
5 5 (8.47%) Symantec
6 4 (6.78%) McAfee
6 4 (6.78%) SAP
6 4 (6.78%) MobileIron
6 4 (6.78%) ServiceNow
6 4 (6.78%) Polycom
7 3 (5.08%) HP
7 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.39%) Remedy
8 2 (3.39%) Dell
8 2 (3.39%) Citrix
9 1 (1.69%) VMware
9 1 (1.69%) Google
9 1 (1.69%) Sophos
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