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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 573 582 589
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 40 31 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.096% 0.073% 0.078%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 23
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £26,400 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.39%
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
10618 10678 11832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.59% 25.27% 26.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8680 8532 9953
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 30 January 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 30 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
City of London +11 17 £20,500 -24.77%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (82.81%) Windows
3 44 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 41 (64.06%) ITIL
5 34 (53.13%) MS Office
6 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 27 (42.19%) MCP
7 27 (42.19%) TCP/IP
8 26 (40.63%) LAN
8 26 (40.63%) Windows 7
9 23 (35.94%) MS Excel
10 21 (32.81%) MCSA
10 21 (32.81%) MCITP
11 20 (31.25%) VPN
12 19 (29.69%) MCSE
13 17 (26.56%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (26.56%) CCNA
14 16 (25.00%) SLA
15 15 (23.44%) UNIX
16 14 (21.88%) Solaris
16 14 (21.88%) Linux
16 14 (21.88%) WAN
16 14 (21.88%) Windows XP
16 14 (21.88%) A+ Certification
17 13 (20.31%) Blackberry
18 12 (18.75%) AIX
18 12 (18.75%) CMDB
19 11 (17.19%) DHCP
19 11 (17.19%) DNS
19 11 (17.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (17.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.25%) CMS
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.56%) Lync
8 1 (1.56%) IIS
8 1 (1.56%) Apache
Applications
1 34 (53.13%) MS Office
2 23 (35.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.19%) TCP/IP
2 26 (40.63%) LAN
3 20 (31.25%) VPN
4 14 (21.88%) WAN
5 11 (17.19%) DHCP
5 11 (17.19%) DNS
6 7 (10.94%) Wireless
7 6 (9.38%) IP Telephony
8 5 (7.81%) Network Security
9 3 (4.69%) VoIP
10 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.13%) ADSL
10 2 (3.13%) Broadband
10 2 (3.13%) Internet
10 2 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (1.56%) Extranet
11 1 (1.56%) HTTP
11 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) MySQL
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Law
2 6 (9.38%) Legal
3 5 (7.81%) Banking
4 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Desktop Support
2 21 (32.81%) Analyst
3 18 (28.13%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 14 (21.88%) Support Analyst
6 10 (15.63%) Support Engineer
7 9 (14.06%) Deployment Engineer
7 9 (14.06%) Service Analyst
8 8 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (10.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (10.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (10.94%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (9.38%) IT Support
11 4 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
11 4 (6.25%) Support Technician
12 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
13 2 (3.13%) Technical Support Analyst
13 2 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
13 2 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
13 2 (3.13%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Blackberry
2 12 (18.75%) CMDB
3 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (10.94%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) iPad
6 1 (1.56%) iPhone
6 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (82.81%) Windows
2 26 (40.63%) Windows 7
3 15 (23.44%) UNIX
4 14 (21.88%) Solaris
4 14 (21.88%) Linux
4 14 (21.88%) Windows XP
5 12 (18.75%) AIX
6 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (9.38%) Windows 8
8 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista
9 4 (6.25%) Mac OS
10 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (4.69%) SUSE
10 3 (4.69%) Debian
11 2 (3.13%) Android
12 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (64.06%) ITIL
2 7 (10.94%) Asset Management
3 6 (9.38%) Document Management
4 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.81%) Practice Management
5 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.13%) Service Management
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.56%) ITSM
7 1 (1.56%) Migration
7 1 (1.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (42.19%) MCP
3 21 (32.81%) MCSA
3 21 (32.81%) MCITP
4 19 (29.69%) MCSE
5 17 (26.56%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (26.56%) CCNA
6 14 (21.88%) A+ Certification
7 8 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (10.94%) MCTS
9 3 (4.69%) MOS
10 2 (3.13%) Degree
10 2 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.56%) CCENT
11 1 (1.56%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (6.25%) WSUS
3 2 (3.13%) SCCM
4 1 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Citrix
3 7 (10.94%) Symantec
4 6 (9.38%) McAfee
4 6 (9.38%) Apple
5 5 (7.81%) Open Text
5 5 (7.81%) LANDesk
6 4 (6.25%) Reuters
6 4 (6.25%) Bloomberg
7 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.69%) Cisco
7 3 (4.69%) Mitel
8 2 (3.13%) Oracle
8 2 (3.13%) SAP
8 2 (3.13%) HP
8 2 (3.13%) Remedy
9 1 (1.56%) Sophos
9 1 (1.56%) Dell
9 1 (1.56%) Avaya
9 1 (1.56%) VMware
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 26k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Ofcom
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago