The first table below looks at the demand for MCDST in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCDST over the 3 months to 17 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 Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank - 70 73
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 0 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.61% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.04% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 5
Average salary - £21,750 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.75%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £22,375 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+18.43% -4.78%
Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
272 196 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 28.84% 30.06% 37.47%
Number of salaries quoted 251 172 287
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
East Midlands

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MCDST
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCDST Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

MCDST
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) RHCE
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Degree

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) RHCE
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware