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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 611 602 559
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 20 50 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.41% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 19 34 44
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £20,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £47,000 £39,850
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £24,750 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -4.80%
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
11140 12094 11171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.21% 25.12% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9069 9723 9017
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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
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 3 August 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 +38 5 £36,500 -30.47% 1
Twickenham - 1 £35,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (88.89%) Windows
3 36 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 34 (75.56%) Windows 7
5 27 (60.00%) ITIL
6 26 (57.78%) Active Directory
7 20 (44.44%) Finance
8 19 (42.22%) MS Excel
9 18 (40.00%) MCSA
10 17 (37.78%) LAN
10 17 (37.78%) WAN
10 17 (37.78%) MCP
11 16 (35.56%) MCITP
12 14 (31.11%) MS Office
12 14 (31.11%) Windows XP
12 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
13 13 (28.89%) MCSE
13 13 (28.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 12 (26.67%) Blackberry
14 12 (26.67%) SCCM
15 11 (24.44%) Lync
16 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
16 10 (22.22%) Cisco
16 10 (22.22%) Citrix
17 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (15.56%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (15.56%) Avaya
18 7 (15.56%) DNS
18 7 (15.56%) DHCP

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 13 (28.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (24.44%) Lync
3 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) WorkSite
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) MS Excel
2 14 (31.11%) MS Office
3 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) MS Project
4 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (37.78%) LAN
1 17 (37.78%) WAN
2 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
3 7 (15.56%) DHCP
3 7 (15.56%) DNS
3 7 (15.56%) Wireless
4 6 (13.33%) VoIP
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (6.67%) Network Security
7 2 (4.44%) Internet
7 2 (4.44%) VPN
8 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.22%) ADSL
8 1 (2.22%) Broadband
8 1 (2.22%) Extranet
8 1 (2.22%) Firewall
8 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Legal
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Law
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Desktop Support
2 15 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Support Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (8.89%) Service Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (4.44%) IT Support
10 2 (4.44%) Data Centre Engineer
10 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
10 2 (4.44%) Systems Support
10 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) WSH
2 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (11.11%) Statistics
5 4 (8.89%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.44%) Derivative
6 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.44%) User Experience
6 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.22%) AS400
7 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 34 (75.56%) Windows 7
3 14 (31.11%) Windows XP
4 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.11%) Android
6 5 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 5 (11.11%) Linux
7 4 (8.89%) UNIX
8 2 (4.44%) Solaris
8 2 (4.44%) SUSE
8 2 (4.44%) Debian
8 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) Service Management
4 4 (8.89%) ITSM
4 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.89%) Time Management
5 3 (6.67%) Document Management
6 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.44%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) Software License Management
6 2 (4.44%) Office Automation
6 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.22%) Migration
7 1 (2.22%) Change Management
7 1 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.22%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (40.00%) MCSA
3 17 (37.78%) MCP
4 16 (35.56%) MCITP
5 13 (28.89%) MCSE
6 7 (15.56%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (8.89%) CCNA
7 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.67%) A+ Certification
8 3 (6.67%) MOS
9 1 (2.22%) Degree
9 1 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (57.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (26.67%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 36 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) Citrix
2 10 (22.22%) Cisco
3 7 (15.56%) Avaya
4 5 (11.11%) Reuters
4 5 (11.11%) Bloomberg
5 4 (8.89%) McAfee
5 4 (8.89%) Polycom
5 4 (8.89%) MobileIron
5 4 (8.89%) ServiceNow
6 3 (6.67%) Remedy
6 3 (6.67%) HP
6 3 (6.67%) Dell
6 3 (6.67%) Oracle
7 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.44%) Apple
8 1 (2.22%) SAP
London (E1)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25 - 27k
Posted: 14 hours ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
RM Education
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum + London Weighting & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £29000 - £39000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £29000 - £39000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £39000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago