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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 615 590 589
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 25 61 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.056% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.49% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 14 59 34
Average salary £27,750 £34,000 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.38% +32.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £24,000 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £31,950 £51,000 £39,550
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £25,750 £22,500
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +14.44%
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
11619 12572 11881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.10% 25.46% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9544 10200 9681
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +34 11 £29,250 -10.00% 1
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (87.88%) Windows
3 47 (71.21%) ITIL
4 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
5 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
6 36 (54.55%) MS Office
7 31 (46.97%) MCP
8 30 (45.45%) Windows 7
9 29 (43.94%) LAN
9 29 (43.94%) TCP/IP
10 25 (37.88%) MS Excel
11 22 (33.33%) VPN
11 22 (33.33%) MCITP
12 17 (25.76%) DNS
12 17 (25.76%) SLA
12 17 (25.76%) WAN
12 17 (25.76%) DHCP
12 17 (25.76%) MCSA
13 16 (24.24%) Linux
13 16 (24.24%) UNIX
13 16 (24.24%) Blackberry
14 15 (22.73%) A+ Certification
14 15 (22.73%) Solaris
15 14 (21.21%) MCSE
15 14 (21.21%) Windows XP
15 14 (21.21%) CCNA
15 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (21.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (18.18%) AIX

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (21.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (10.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.55%) Lync
6 2 (3.03%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.52%) CMS
7 1 (1.52%) IIS
7 1 (1.52%) Apache
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (54.55%) MS Office
2 25 (37.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.94%) LAN
1 29 (43.94%) TCP/IP
2 22 (33.33%) VPN
3 17 (25.76%) DNS
3 17 (25.76%) WAN
3 17 (25.76%) DHCP
4 10 (15.15%) Wireless
5 8 (12.12%) IP Telephony
6 5 (7.58%) Network Security
6 5 (7.58%) VoIP
7 4 (6.06%) ADSL
7 4 (6.06%) Broadband
7 4 (6.06%) Ethernet
7 4 (6.06%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (6.06%) Internet
7 4 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.03%) Extranet
8 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.52%) Firewall
9 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) MySQL
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Legal
3 5 (7.58%) Law
3 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.06%) Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (54.55%) Desktop Support
2 22 (33.33%) Analyst
3 19 (28.79%) Desktop Engineer
4 17 (25.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (24.24%) Support Analyst
6 12 (18.18%) Support Engineer
7 10 (15.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 10 (15.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (15.15%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (10.61%) IT Support
8 7 (10.61%) Service Analyst
9 5 (7.58%) Support Technician
9 5 (7.58%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.58%) IT Support Technician
10 4 (6.06%) Deployment Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) Team Leader
11 2 (3.03%) IT Support Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Technical Support Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) WSH
2 1 (1.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.24%) Blackberry
2 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (18.18%) CMDB
4 8 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (7.58%) Replication
6 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.03%) User Experience
6 2 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.52%) AS400
7 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (87.88%) Windows
2 30 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 16 (24.24%) UNIX
3 16 (24.24%) Linux
4 15 (22.73%) Solaris
5 14 (21.21%) Windows XP
6 12 (18.18%) AIX
7 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (9.09%) Android
10 5 (7.58%) Mac OS
10 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
11 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (6.06%) SUSE
11 4 (6.06%) Debian
11 4 (6.06%) Windows Vista
12 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (71.21%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Asset Management
3 7 (10.61%) Service Delivery
4 6 (9.09%) Document Management
5 4 (6.06%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.55%) Service Management
6 3 (4.55%) ITSM
7 2 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.03%) Practice Management
7 2 (3.03%) Migration
7 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.03%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.03%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.03%) Software License Management
8 1 (1.52%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.52%) Time Management
8 1 (1.52%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (46.97%) MCP
3 22 (33.33%) MCITP
4 17 (25.76%) MCSA
5 15 (22.73%) A+ Certification
6 14 (21.21%) CCNA
6 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (21.21%) MCSE
7 6 (9.09%) MCTS
8 5 (7.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (4.55%) MOS
10 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.52%) MCPD
11 1 (1.52%) Degree
11 1 (1.52%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (6.06%) WSUS
2 4 (6.06%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Apple
3 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (9.09%) McAfee
4 5 (7.58%) Reuters
4 5 (7.58%) Bloomberg
4 5 (7.58%) Symantec
5 4 (6.06%) SAP
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
5 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.55%) Polycom
7 2 (3.03%) MobileIron
7 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.03%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.03%) HP
7 2 (3.03%) Citrix
7 2 (3.03%) OpenText
8 1 (1.52%) VMware
8 1 (1.52%) Mitel
8 1 (1.52%) Google
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