The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 413 400 422
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 29 22 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.10% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 25 21 21
Average salary £24,000 £24,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.04% -3.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £19,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,600 £36,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7498 6805 7821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.23% 32.02% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5711 5479 6694
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,850 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Hampshire -4 17 £23,750 +21.79% 1
Surrey -5 6 £20,000 -24.52% 1
Berkshire -3 3 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £27,500 -19.11%
West Sussex -8 1 £25,000 +13.63%
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (73.33%) Windows
3 30 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 25 (55.56%) ITIL
5 22 (48.89%) Windows 7
6 20 (44.44%) MCITP
6 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 15 (33.33%) MCP
7 15 (33.33%) MCSE
7 15 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 15 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
8 14 (31.11%) MCSA
9 12 (26.67%) LAN
9 12 (26.67%) A+ Certification
9 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (24.44%) Cisco
10 11 (24.44%) HP
11 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
11 10 (22.22%) VMware
12 9 (20.00%) MS Office
13 8 (17.78%) WAN
13 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
14 7 (15.56%) SCCM
14 7 (15.56%) MCTS
14 7 (15.56%) Citrix
15 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
15 6 (13.33%) VPN
15 6 (13.33%) Firewall

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (31.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.89%) Lync
4 4 (8.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.22%) Joomla!
Applications
1 15 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) LAN
2 8 (17.78%) WAN
3 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.33%) VPN
3 6 (13.33%) Firewall
4 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.44%) SAN
6 1 (2.22%) Intranet
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
6 1 (2.22%) DNS
6 1 (2.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Desktop Support
2 10 (22.22%) Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.89%) Field Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Support Technician
4 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support Technician
4 4 (8.89%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Field Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) IT Support
4 4 (8.89%) Desktop Technician
4 4 (8.89%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Services Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) COM
1 1 (2.22%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.67%) HP StorageWorks
3 2 (4.44%) iPhone
3 2 (4.44%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.22%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Informatics
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (73.33%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows 7
3 15 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Vista
8 3 (6.67%) Mac OS
9 2 (4.44%) Linux
10 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.22%) Android
10 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Service Management
2 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
2 4 (8.89%) ITSM
2 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) VB
1 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (44.44%) MCITP
3 15 (33.33%) MCP
3 15 (33.33%) MCSE
4 14 (31.11%) MCSA
5 12 (26.67%) A+ Certification
6 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
7 7 (15.56%) MCTS
8 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 5 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
10 3 (6.67%) CCNP
10 3 (6.67%) CCA
10 3 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (4.44%) JNCIS
11 2 (4.44%) VCP5
11 2 (4.44%) Degree
12 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
12 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) XenApp
3 3 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) HP
2 11 (24.44%) Cisco
3 10 (22.22%) VMware
4 7 (15.56%) Citrix
5 5 (11.11%) Apple
5 5 (11.11%) ProCurve
6 4 (8.89%) Symantec
6 4 (8.89%) Avaya
7 3 (6.67%) NetApp
8 2 (4.44%) WatchGuard
8 2 (4.44%) Mitel
8 2 (4.44%) Juniper
8 2 (4.44%) Dell
9 1 (2.22%) Sybase
9 1 (2.22%) Google
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