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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 429 397 408
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 20 39 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.083% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.53% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19 37 32
Average salary £27,500 £21,750 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.43% -14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £19,600 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £22,375 £23,500
% change year-on-year
+18.43% -4.78%
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7832 7350 8064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.61% 32.71% 32.91%
Number of salaries quoted 6151 5841 7051
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCDST
England

MCDST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MCDST Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCDST
Salary Trend in the South East

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

MCDST Salary Trend in the South East

MCDST
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCDST across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

MCDST Salary Histogram in the South East

MCDST
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCDST within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 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
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Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +4 6 £27,500 +30.95%
Hampshire -11 6 £25,000 -4.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £32,500 +32.65% 1
Berkshire -1 3 £27,500 +27.90% 1
Surrey -12 2 £30,500 +41.86%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (85.37%) Windows
3 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
4 20 (48.78%) MCSE
5 18 (43.90%) Active Directory
6 16 (39.02%) MCSA
7 15 (36.59%) MCITP
8 12 (29.27%) VMware
8 12 (29.27%) ITIL
8 12 (29.27%) MCP
9 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
9 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (24.39%) Windows 8
10 10 (24.39%) Windows XP
10 10 (24.39%) Firewall
11 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
11 9 (21.95%) Cisco
11 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (21.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
12 8 (19.51%) Citrix
12 8 (19.51%) A+ Certification
13 7 (17.07%) HP
13 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
13 7 (17.07%) Linux
13 7 (17.07%) ProCurve
13 7 (17.07%) MCTS
14 6 (14.63%) Windows Vista
14 6 (14.63%) ITIL V3

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Firewall
2 6 (14.63%) VPN
3 5 (12.20%) LAN
3 5 (12.20%) IP Telephony
3 5 (12.20%) SAN
4 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.76%) WAN
4 4 (9.76%) DNS
5 3 (7.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Service Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) IT Support
4 4 (9.76%) IT Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
4 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.76%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (7.32%) Network Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Help Desk Supervisor
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) EqualLogic
2 4 (9.76%) HP StorageWorks
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (85.37%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Windows XP
2 10 (24.39%) Windows 8
3 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.07%) Linux
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Vista
6 5 (12.20%) Mac OS
7 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.88%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL V3
3 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.32%) Service Management
5 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.44%) ITSM
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.44%) ERP
5 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.44%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) VB
1 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (48.78%) MCSE
3 16 (39.02%) MCSA
4 15 (36.59%) MCITP
5 12 (29.27%) MCP
6 9 (21.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (19.51%) A+ Certification
8 7 (17.07%) MCTS
9 6 (14.63%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (12.20%) CCA
10 5 (12.20%) JNCIS
10 5 (12.20%) VCP5
11 4 (9.76%) Degree
11 4 (9.76%) CCNP
12 3 (7.32%) CCNA
13 1 (2.44%) CCAA
13 1 (2.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.20%) XenApp
3 5 (12.20%) vSphere
4 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (29.27%) VMware
3 9 (21.95%) Cisco
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
5 7 (17.07%) HP
5 7 (17.07%) ProCurve
6 5 (12.20%) Mitel
6 5 (12.20%) WatchGuard
6 5 (12.20%) Dell
6 5 (12.20%) Juniper
7 4 (9.76%) NetApp
8 3 (7.32%) Avaya
9 1 (2.44%) Remedy
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle
9 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
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