The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 604 573 610
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +37
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 61 42 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.35% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 59 34 54
Average salary £35,000 £25,750 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.92% -11.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,150 £21,650
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £39,550 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £22,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+14.44% -4.25%
Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
12782 11879 13523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.67% 24.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10373 9674 11560
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -16 5 £32,500 +30.00%
Uxbridge +9 4 £35,000 -
Ruislip - 2 £21,500 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £37,500 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (87.64%) Windows
3 61 (68.54%) Active Directory
4 54 (60.67%) MCP
4 54 (60.67%) Windows 7
5 53 (59.55%) MS Office
6 48 (53.93%) ITIL
7 45 (50.56%) Microsoft
8 42 (47.19%) MS Excel
9 41 (46.07%) Windows XP
9 41 (46.07%) MS Exchange
10 39 (43.82%) Blackberry
11 35 (39.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 32 (35.96%) MCSE
13 31 (34.83%) Law
14 27 (30.34%) Incident Management
15 24 (26.97%) Finance
16 22 (24.72%) A+ Certification
16 22 (24.72%) Cisco
16 22 (24.72%) Legal
17 19 (21.35%) MCSA
17 19 (21.35%) MS PowerPoint
18 17 (19.10%) Reuters
18 17 (19.10%) Bloomberg
19 16 (17.98%) MCITP
20 15 (16.85%) Practice Management
20 15 (16.85%) Document Management
20 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
21 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2007
21 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 41 (46.07%) MS Exchange
2 35 (39.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (5.62%) CMS
5 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.25%) Lync
7 1 (1.12%) IIS
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 53 (59.55%) MS Office
2 42 (47.19%) MS Excel
3 19 (21.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.36%) Network Security
3 9 (10.11%) VoIP
3 9 (10.11%) WAN
4 8 (8.99%) LAN
4 8 (8.99%) Wireless
4 8 (8.99%) IP Telephony
5 7 (7.87%) VPN
6 6 (6.74%) Internet
7 5 (5.62%) SAN
8 3 (3.37%) DNS
8 3 (3.37%) DHCP
8 3 (3.37%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.12%) Firewall
9 1 (1.12%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (1.12%) LDAP
9 1 (1.12%) ADSL
9 1 (1.12%) Broadband
General
1 31 (34.83%) Law
2 24 (26.97%) Finance
3 22 (24.72%) Legal
4 13 (14.61%) Banking
5 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.12%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 41 (46.07%) Analyst
2 23 (25.84%) Support Analyst
3 20 (22.47%) Desktop Support
4 16 (17.98%) Service Analyst
4 16 (17.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (16.85%) Team Leader
5 15 (16.85%) Desktop Analyst
5 15 (16.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 15 (16.85%) Help Desk Analyst
6 10 (11.24%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 8 (8.99%) Service Desk Manager
7 8 (8.99%) Service Manager
7 8 (8.99%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (6.74%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Support Team Leader
9 5 (5.62%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Desktop Team Leader
10 4 (4.49%) IT Support
10 4 (4.49%) Field Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) Web Services
1 1 (1.12%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (43.82%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.49%) EPoS
3 4 (4.49%) PDA
4 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.12%) iPhone
6 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 78 (87.64%) Windows
2 54 (60.67%) Windows 7
3 41 (46.07%) Windows XP
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.62%) Linux
6 4 (4.49%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.12%) UNIX
8 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.12%) Solaris
8 1 (1.12%) SUSE
8 1 (1.12%) Debian
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.93%) ITIL
2 27 (30.34%) Incident Management
3 15 (16.85%) Practice Management
3 15 (16.85%) Document Management
4 11 (12.36%) Problem Management
5 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.87%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.62%) Project Management
8 4 (4.49%) Service Management
8 4 (4.49%) Migration
9 2 (2.25%) Change Management
9 2 (2.25%) Data Protection
10 1 (1.12%) ITIL V3
10 1 (1.12%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.12%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.99%) SQL
2 1 (1.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (60.67%) MCP
3 32 (35.96%) MCSE
4 22 (24.72%) A+ Certification
5 19 (21.35%) MCSA
6 16 (17.98%) MCITP
7 8 (8.99%) CCNA
7 8 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (7.87%) Degree
9 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
9 4 (4.49%) HP AIS
9 4 (4.49%) IBM Certification
10 3 (3.37%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.37%) CNA
10 3 (3.37%) CNE
10 3 (3.37%) Novell Certification
10 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.25%) CCA
11 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (68.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.74%) XenApp
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (5.62%) vSphere
4 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.12%) XenServer
5 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (6.74%) SCCM
2 6 (6.74%) WSUS
3 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (50.56%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.72%) Cisco
3 17 (19.10%) Reuters
3 17 (19.10%) Bloomberg
4 11 (12.36%) HP
4 11 (12.36%) Dell
4 11 (12.36%) Citrix
5 10 (11.24%) Remedy
6 7 (7.87%) IBM
7 6 (6.74%) LANDesk
8 5 (5.62%) Open Text
9 4 (4.49%) Mitel
9 4 (4.49%) DataCore
10 3 (3.37%) Tradeweb
11 2 (2.25%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.12%) Altiris
12 1 (1.12%) VMware
12 1 (1.12%) Symantec
12 1 (1.12%) Interwoven
12 1 (1.12%) Avaya
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