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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 65 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 20 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.43% - 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.16% - 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 3
Average salary £19,000 - £22,000
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 - £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £23,600 - £22,800
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £28,000 £25,500
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +9.80%
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 North East region.

Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
245 183 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 29.81% 28.15% 29.78%
Number of salaries quoted 191 163 157
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 October 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 - 20 £19,000 - 1
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 21 (91.30%) ITIL
3 20 (86.96%) MS Office
4 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
5 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
7 4 (17.39%) Retail
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (17.39%) SCCM
7 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
7 4 (17.39%) SLA
7 4 (17.39%) ZENworks
7 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (17.39%) Mac OS X
7 4 (17.39%) Apple
8 2 (8.70%) Citrix
8 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (8.70%) MCP
8 2 (8.70%) Web Services
8 2 (8.70%) SQL
8 2 (8.70%) IIS
8 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
8 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (86.96%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Support Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
4 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
1 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
3 4 (17.39%) Mac OS X
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (8.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) XenApp
2 2 (8.70%) XenServer
2 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) ZENworks
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Apple
3 2 (8.70%) LANDesk
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago