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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 601 574 570
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 21 55 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.49% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21 37 61
Average salary £26,500 £26,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.92% -5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,800 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,300 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £27,750 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-17.11% +8.82%
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
11260 11269 12775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.81% 24.89% 26.09%
Number of salaries quoted 9084 9343 10775
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -9 2 £45,000 +42.85%
Chiswick - 1 £25,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (69.57%) Windows
3 39 (56.52%) Active Directory
4 36 (52.17%) ITIL
5 35 (50.72%) Windows 7
6 34 (49.28%) Microsoft
7 31 (44.93%) MCSE
8 29 (42.03%) MS Excel
8 29 (42.03%) CCNA
8 29 (42.03%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (40.58%) MS Office
10 26 (37.68%) MCSA
11 24 (34.78%) Cisco
12 22 (31.88%) Windows XP
12 22 (31.88%) MS Exchange
12 22 (31.88%) Finance
13 20 (28.99%) SCCM
14 19 (27.54%) MCP
14 19 (27.54%) Blackberry
15 17 (24.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 16 (23.19%) Banking
16 16 (23.19%) Citrix
17 15 (21.74%) Degree
17 15 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
18 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (18.84%) Law
18 13 (18.84%) A+ Certification
18 13 (18.84%) Symantec
19 12 (17.39%) SharePoint
19 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 22 (31.88%) MS Exchange
2 17 (24.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (17.39%) SharePoint
4 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (7.25%) CMS
6 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (42.03%) MS Excel
2 28 (40.58%) MS Office
3 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.14%) WAN
3 5 (7.25%) LAN
4 4 (5.80%) DHCP
4 4 (5.80%) DNS
5 2 (2.90%) SAN
5 2 (2.90%) Internet
5 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.90%) Network Security
5 2 (2.90%) VoIP
5 2 (2.90%) ADSL
6 1 (1.45%) VPN
General
1 22 (31.88%) Finance
2 16 (23.19%) Banking
3 13 (18.84%) Law
4 11 (15.94%) Legal
5 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Analyst
2 17 (24.64%) Desktop Support
2 17 (24.64%) Service Analyst
2 17 (24.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (18.84%) Deployment Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (11.59%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support Technician
7 4 (5.80%) Desktop Technician
7 4 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.80%) Support Technician
8 3 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Server Support
8 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.35%) Support Team Leader
8 3 (4.35%) Desktop Team Leader
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.54%) Blackberry
2 13 (18.84%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (15.94%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.80%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (5.80%) Replication
4 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) PDA
5 2 (2.90%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.90%) EPoS
6 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.45%) iPhone
6 1 (1.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (69.57%) Windows
2 35 (50.72%) Windows 7
3 22 (31.88%) Windows XP
4 6 (8.70%) Linux
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.80%) UNIX
6 4 (5.80%) Solaris
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.80%) SUSE
6 4 (5.80%) Debian
7 3 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.17%) ITIL
2 11 (15.94%) Service Management
3 8 (11.59%) Practice Management
4 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.25%) Document Management
6 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.80%) ITSM
6 4 (5.80%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.90%) Migration
7 2 (2.90%) Project Management
7 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.45%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (44.93%) MCSE
3 29 (42.03%) CCNA
3 29 (42.03%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (37.68%) MCSA
5 19 (27.54%) MCP
6 15 (21.74%) Degree
7 13 (18.84%) A+ Certification
8 11 (15.94%) MCITP
9 6 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (5.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (2.90%) Project+ Certification
12 2 (2.90%) MOS
12 2 (2.90%) IBM Certification
12 2 (2.90%) CCA
12 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.90%) HP AIS
13 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (11.59%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.25%) XenApp
3 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.90%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (28.99%) SCCM
2 11 (15.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (15.94%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.78%) Cisco
3 16 (23.19%) Citrix
4 13 (18.84%) Symantec
5 11 (15.94%) Avaya
5 11 (15.94%) Nortel
6 7 (10.14%) Reuters
6 7 (10.14%) Bloomberg
6 7 (10.14%) McAfee
6 7 (10.14%) LANDesk
7 5 (7.25%) Polycom
7 5 (7.25%) Open Text
8 4 (5.80%) Mitel
8 4 (5.80%) Remedy
8 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle
9 3 (4.35%) Altiris
10 2 (2.90%) IBM
10 2 (2.90%) HP
10 2 (2.90%) Dell
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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