The table below looks at the statistics for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 70 - 71
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 13 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.65% - 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% - 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13 0 3
Average salary £21,000 - £23,000
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 North East region.

Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
244 158 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 31.00% 25.28% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 193 140 168
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £26,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MCDST
Salary Trend in the North East

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

MCDST Salary Trend in the North East

MCDST
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the North East region over the 3 months to 17 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
Tyne and Wear - 13 £21,000 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 26 (100.00%) ITIL
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (96.15%) MS Office
3 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
4 22 (84.62%) Active Directory
5 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
7 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 4 (15.38%) SLA
7 4 (15.38%) A+ Certification
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
7 4 (15.38%) Apple
7 4 (15.38%) ZENworks
7 4 (15.38%) Retail
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
7 4 (15.38%) SCCM
7 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (7.69%) IIS
8 2 (7.69%) Web Services
8 2 (7.69%) MCP
8 2 (7.69%) Citrix
8 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
8 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (96.15%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Support Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Desktop Support
4 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
1 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) A+ Certification
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) XenApp
2 2 (7.69%) XenServer
2 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
1 4 (15.38%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) LANDesk