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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Rank 412 404 381
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCDST 27 20 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.097% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.31% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 48
Average salary £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,200 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £23,150
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £25,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
6982 6496 6985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 34.97% 31.55% 33.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5452 4990 5690
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 6 March 2015. 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 -1 17 £24,000 +4.34%
Surrey -1 4 £30,000 +84.61% 1
Berkshire -5 4 £26,500 +20.45%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £21,500 -
MCDST
England

MCDST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (76.32%) Windows
3 23 (60.53%) MS Excel
4 21 (55.26%) MCITP
5 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
6 17 (44.74%) Windows XP
6 17 (44.74%) ITIL
6 17 (44.74%) MCP
7 16 (42.11%) MCSE
7 16 (42.11%) MS Office
8 15 (39.47%) Windows 7
9 13 (34.21%) MCTS
9 13 (34.21%) Service Delivery
10 12 (31.58%) Firewall
10 12 (31.58%) MCSA
10 12 (31.58%) WAN
10 12 (31.58%) LAN
11 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (28.95%) CCNA
12 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
12 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
12 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
13 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
13 8 (21.05%) Cisco
13 8 (21.05%) Windows Vista
14 7 (18.42%) VMware
14 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (15.79%) Windows 8
16 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (13.16%) SCCM

MCDST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
1 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) Lync
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (60.53%) MS Excel
2 16 (42.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) LAN
1 12 (31.58%) WAN
1 12 (31.58%) Firewall
2 5 (13.16%) VoIP
3 4 (10.53%) SAN
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) French Language
2 3 (7.89%) German Language
2 3 (7.89%) Italian Language
2 3 (7.89%) Spanish Language
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Service Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Technical Services Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) IT Support
3 8 (21.05%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.53%) Replication
1 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) FMCG
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows XP
3 15 (39.47%) Windows 7
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Vista
5 6 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.53%) Migration
3 4 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) C
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (55.26%) MCITP
3 17 (44.74%) MCP
4 16 (42.11%) MCSE
5 13 (34.21%) MCTS
6 12 (31.58%) MCSA
7 11 (28.95%) CCNA
7 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
8 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
8 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.16%) A+ Certification
10 4 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (10.53%) CCA
10 4 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (7.89%) VCP4
12 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) XenApp
3 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
3 4 (10.53%) vSphere
4 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (7.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Cisco
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) ProCurve
4 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
4 4 (10.53%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) Citrix
4 4 (10.53%) NetApp
4 4 (10.53%) Apple
5 3 (7.89%) Symantec
5 3 (7.89%) Sophos
5 3 (7.89%) Juniper
Staines, Middlesex
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
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