The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 92 - 87
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 2 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.15% - 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% - 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Average salary £32,500 - £20,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,750 £22,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+14.44% -4.25%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
451 407 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 33.43% 32.80% 31.93%
Number of salaries quoted 337 352 297
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
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MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MCDST
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCDST across the Milton Keynes region.

MCDST Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

MCDST
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) RHCE

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Help Desk Supervisor
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) RHCE
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware