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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 572 589 586
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 40 47 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.090% 0.10% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.41% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 37 36 33
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £22,750 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,000 £23,500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%
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
11267 11406 12348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.12% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9222 9165 10383
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +28 11 £20,500 -34.92%
Enfield - 1 £24,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (79.45%) Windows
3 44 (60.27%) Active Directory
4 40 (54.79%) ITIL
5 38 (52.05%) MS Office
6 35 (47.95%) Windows 7
7 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
8 27 (36.99%) MS Excel
8 27 (36.99%) MCP
9 24 (32.88%) MCSA
10 22 (30.14%) CCNA
10 22 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (30.14%) MCSE
11 19 (26.03%) MCITP
12 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
13 17 (23.29%) Blackberry
13 17 (23.29%) Finance
14 16 (21.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 16 (21.92%) LAN
14 16 (21.92%) Windows XP
15 15 (20.55%) A+ Certification
16 14 (19.18%) SLA
17 13 (17.81%) MS Exchange
17 13 (17.81%) Law
17 13 (17.81%) Video Conferencing
17 13 (17.81%) VPN
18 12 (16.44%) UNIX
18 12 (16.44%) Cisco
18 12 (16.44%) Citrix
19 11 (15.07%) McAfee

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (21.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (17.81%) MS Exchange
3 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.22%) CMS
4 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) Lync
7 1 (1.37%) IIS
7 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 38 (52.05%) MS Office
2 27 (36.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
2 16 (21.92%) LAN
3 13 (17.81%) VPN
4 6 (8.22%) WAN
5 5 (6.85%) DHCP
5 5 (6.85%) DNS
6 2 (2.74%) Wireless
6 2 (2.74%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.74%) Network Security
7 1 (1.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) MySQL
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 13 (17.81%) Law
3 11 (15.07%) Legal
3 11 (15.07%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Desktop Support
2 22 (30.14%) Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Service Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 14 (19.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (16.44%) Deployment Engineer
6 9 (12.33%) Support Engineer
6 9 (12.33%) Support Analyst
7 8 (10.96%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (9.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.11%) IT Support
10 2 (2.74%) Desktop Technician
10 2 (2.74%) Desktop Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) Desktop Support Technician
10 2 (2.74%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) IT Support Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) Team Leader
11 1 (1.37%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Blackberry
2 13 (17.81%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (13.70%) CMDB
5 7 (9.59%) Replication
6 4 (5.48%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.37%) iPhone
7 1 (1.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 58 (79.45%) Windows
2 35 (47.95%) Windows 7
3 16 (21.92%) Windows XP
4 12 (16.44%) UNIX
5 11 (15.07%) Solaris
6 10 (13.70%) AIX
7 9 (12.33%) Linux
8 5 (6.85%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.74%) SUSE
10 2 (2.74%) Debian
10 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.79%) ITIL
2 10 (13.70%) Service Delivery
3 8 (10.96%) Practice Management
4 7 (9.59%) Document Management
5 6 (8.22%) Service Management
6 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.48%) ITSM
7 4 (5.48%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.74%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.37%) Migration
9 1 (1.37%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.37%) Time Management
9 1 (1.37%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (1.37%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) SQL
2 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (36.99%) MCP
3 24 (32.88%) MCSA
4 22 (30.14%) CCNA
4 22 (30.14%) MCSE
4 22 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (26.03%) MCITP
6 15 (20.55%) A+ Certification
7 9 (12.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (9.59%) Degree
8 7 (9.59%) MCTS
9 5 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (4.11%) MOS
11 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.74%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.37%) CCENT
12 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.37%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.18%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (60.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) SCCM
2 5 (6.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.48%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.74%) WSUS
6 1 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.44%) Cisco
2 12 (16.44%) Citrix
3 11 (15.07%) McAfee
4 8 (10.96%) Symantec
5 7 (9.59%) Open Text
5 7 (9.59%) LANDesk
6 6 (8.22%) Polycom
7 5 (6.85%) Mitel
8 4 (5.48%) Reuters
8 4 (5.48%) Bloomberg
8 4 (5.48%) Avaya
9 3 (4.11%) Nortel
10 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.74%) Oracle
10 2 (2.74%) Remedy
10 2 (2.74%) VMware
11 1 (1.37%) Sophos
11 1 (1.37%) HP
11 1 (1.37%) Apple
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