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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 585 559 565
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 43 58 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.092% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.51% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 28 44 56
Average salary £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,150 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,850 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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
11659 11376 13094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.91% 25.26% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9307 9260 11307
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 August 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 August 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 -21 4 £51,250 +70.83%
Uxbridge +3 1 £35,000 -
Enfield - 1 - -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (72.28%) Windows
3 60 (59.41%) Active Directory
4 56 (55.45%) ITIL
5 54 (53.47%) Windows 7
6 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
7 44 (43.56%) MS Excel
8 41 (40.59%) MS Office
9 40 (39.60%) MCP
10 38 (37.62%) Windows XP
11 37 (36.63%) MCSE
12 35 (34.65%) Finance
13 34 (33.66%) Cisco
14 33 (32.67%) MCSA
14 33 (32.67%) MS Exchange
15 32 (31.68%) Blackberry
16 31 (30.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 28 (27.72%) Cisco Certification
17 28 (27.72%) CCNA
18 24 (23.76%) Banking
18 24 (23.76%) A+ Certification
19 23 (22.77%) Law
20 21 (20.79%) Legal
20 21 (20.79%) Exchange Server 2010
21 20 (19.80%) SCCM
22 18 (17.82%) Exchange Server 2007
23 17 (16.83%) Degree
23 17 (16.83%) MCITP
24 16 (15.84%) Incident Management
24 16 (15.84%) TCP/IP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 33 (32.67%) MS Exchange
2 31 (30.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (20.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (17.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (10.89%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.96%) CMS
7 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.99%) WorkSite
Applications
1 44 (43.56%) MS Excel
2 41 (40.59%) MS Office
3 14 (13.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) TCP/IP
2 14 (13.86%) WAN
3 12 (11.88%) LAN
4 10 (9.90%) Network Security
5 8 (7.92%) VoIP
6 6 (5.94%) VPN
7 5 (4.95%) DNS
7 5 (4.95%) DHCP
7 5 (4.95%) IP Telephony
8 4 (3.96%) SAN
8 4 (3.96%) Internet
8 4 (3.96%) Wireless
9 2 (1.98%) ADSL
10 1 (0.99%) Cisco IPT
General
1 35 (34.65%) Finance
2 24 (23.76%) Banking
3 23 (22.77%) Law
4 21 (20.79%) Legal
5 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (35.64%) Analyst
2 25 (24.75%) Service Analyst
2 25 (24.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (20.79%) Desktop Support
4 14 (13.86%) Team Leader
5 12 (11.88%) Support Analyst
5 12 (11.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 11 (10.89%) Deployment Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Support Team Leader
7 8 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (7.92%) Desktop Team Leader
8 7 (6.93%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Support Technician
9 6 (5.94%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 5 (4.95%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (4.95%) IT Support
10 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (3.96%) Desktop Support Technician
11 4 (3.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.68%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.91%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.96%) PDA
3 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.96%) Device Driver
3 4 (3.96%) EPoS
4 1 (0.99%) Replication
4 1 (0.99%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 73 (72.28%) Windows
2 54 (53.47%) Windows 7
3 38 (37.62%) Windows XP
4 9 (8.91%) Linux
5 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.95%) SUSE
6 5 (4.95%) Debian
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.95%) UNIX
6 5 (4.95%) Solaris
6 5 (4.95%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (55.45%) ITIL
2 16 (15.84%) Incident Management
3 15 (14.85%) Service Delivery
4 12 (11.88%) Practice Management
5 10 (9.90%) Service Management
6 9 (8.91%) Document Management
6 9 (8.91%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.95%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.96%) Migration
8 4 (3.96%) ITSM
8 4 (3.96%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.96%) Project Management
9 2 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (0.99%) Investment Management
10 1 (0.99%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) SQL
2 1 (0.99%) C#
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (39.60%) MCP
3 37 (36.63%) MCSE
4 33 (32.67%) MCSA
5 28 (27.72%) CCNA
5 28 (27.72%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (23.76%) A+ Certification
7 17 (16.83%) MCITP
7 17 (16.83%) Degree
8 7 (6.93%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (4.95%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.96%) HP AIS
10 4 (3.96%) IBM Certification
10 4 (3.96%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.98%) Project+ Certification
12 2 (1.98%) MOS
12 2 (1.98%) CCA
13 1 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (8.91%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (59.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) XenApp
3 4 (3.96%) vSphere
4 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (19.80%) SCCM
2 11 (10.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (10.89%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.94%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 50 (49.50%) Microsoft
2 34 (33.66%) Cisco
3 15 (14.85%) Reuters
3 15 (14.85%) Bloomberg
4 13 (12.87%) Citrix
5 11 (10.89%) Avaya
5 11 (10.89%) Nortel
5 11 (10.89%) Symantec
6 10 (9.90%) Remedy
6 10 (9.90%) HP
6 10 (9.90%) Dell
7 6 (5.94%) LANDesk
8 5 (4.95%) Polycom
8 5 (4.95%) McAfee
8 5 (4.95%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.96%) IBM
9 4 (3.96%) Open Text
9 4 (3.96%) DataCore
9 4 (3.96%) Altiris
10 3 (2.97%) Mitel