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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 611 594 576
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 17 35 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.074% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.30% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 17 23 40
Average salary £34,000 £36,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.84% +21.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £23,300 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £50,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
- -9.43%
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
11221 11653 11099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.10% 24.74% 25.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9329 9279 9073
Average salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
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 1 September 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
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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 +32 4 £35,750 -30.24%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (85.00%) Windows
3 31 (77.50%) Microsoft
3 31 (77.50%) Windows 7
4 25 (62.50%) ITIL
5 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
6 19 (47.50%) Finance
7 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
8 16 (40.00%) MCSA
9 15 (37.50%) LAN
9 15 (37.50%) WAN
9 15 (37.50%) MCITP
10 14 (35.00%) MCP
11 13 (32.50%) Windows XP
12 12 (30.00%) Blackberry
12 12 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (30.00%) SCCM
13 11 (27.50%) Lync
13 11 (27.50%) MCSE
13 11 (27.50%) Cisco
13 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
14 10 (25.00%) Citrix
14 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
15 8 (20.00%) MS Office
16 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
16 7 (17.50%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (17.50%) Avaya
16 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (15.00%) VoIP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (27.50%) Lync
3 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.00%) MS Office
3 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.50%) MS Project
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) LAN
1 15 (37.50%) WAN
2 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.00%) VoIP
4 5 (12.50%) Wireless
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (10.00%) Network Security
6 3 (7.50%) DHCP
6 3 (7.50%) DNS
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
7 1 (2.50%) Extranet
7 1 (2.50%) Firewall
General
1 19 (47.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (32.50%) Desktop Support
3 9 (22.50%) Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Support Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Systems Support
8 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) WSH
2 2 (5.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (12.50%) Statistics
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.00%) Derivative
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 31 (77.50%) Windows 7
3 13 (32.50%) Windows XP
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.00%) Android
7 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.00%) Linux
8 2 (5.00%) UNIX
9 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 4 (10.00%) Service Management
4 4 (10.00%) ITSM
4 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.00%) Software Distribution
5 2 (5.00%) Software License Management
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.50%) Document Management
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Change Management
6 1 (2.50%) Office Automation
6 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.50%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (40.00%) MCSA
3 15 (37.50%) MCITP
4 14 (35.00%) MCP
5 11 (27.50%) MCSE
6 7 (17.50%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (12.50%) A+ Certification
8 3 (7.50%) MOS
9 2 (5.00%) Server+ Certification
10 1 (2.50%) Degree
10 1 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.50%) CCNA
10 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) SCCM
2 4 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco
3 10 (25.00%) Citrix
4 7 (17.50%) Avaya
5 4 (10.00%) Reuters
5 4 (10.00%) Bloomberg
5 4 (10.00%) Remedy
5 4 (10.00%) McAfee
5 4 (10.00%) Polycom
5 4 (10.00%) MobileIron
5 4 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 4 (10.00%) HP
5 4 (10.00%) Dell